Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Publishing, Copyright, Data Management & Measuring Impact Workshops

Publishing, Copyright, Data Management & Measuring Impact Workshops

We invite UNL graduate students and faculty to register for our special workshops focused on research and publishing topics.  Sessions are being held at both Love Library on City Campus and the C.Y. Thompson Library on East Campus. To see the complete schedule, workshop descriptions, and to register visit: http://libraries.unl.edu/instruction-unl-libraries

Nov. 12, 12pm, CYT, Room 12: Measuring the Impact of your Research
Nov. 12, 3pm, Love Library, Room 111: Data Management for Grant Seekers

Nov. 19, 3pm, Love Library, Room 111: Measuring the Impact of your Research

Monday, October 20, 2014

Advanced Google for Researchers - Oct 22

A "Learn at the Library" workshop on how to use advanced Google, Google Scholar and Google Books to improve search results is 3 p.m. Oct. 22 in Love Library, Room 111. Registration is required: http://unl.libcal.com/event.php?id=778925

Friday, October 17, 2014

“Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”

 “Grantseeking Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”
Love Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host a free workshop on grantseeking for nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, October 28th from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Love Library, Room 110.  The sessions will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org).  Mr. Schladweiler will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Love Library, a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

Grantseeking Basics
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.  Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?  New to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?  Learn how to become a better grantseeker! We will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

Introduction to Finding Funders
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports.

Save a Place for Yourself
Please come if you can and bring friends and associates.
To guarantee a seat, please contact Bob Bolin at the UNL Libraries at:
(402) 489-4926 or rbolin2@unl.edu


Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network Services Specialist since 2005.    Prior to that he served as the Center’s online librarian for several years.   He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library.   He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Open Access Week 2014 -- October 20-26, 2014

UNL Libraries support Open Access

Open Access Vouchers
Since 2013 UNL Libraries have enabled the open access publication of 15 articles by three UNL professors through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Gold for Gold program which provides vouchers on an annual basis which can be used for open access article fees. The number of vouchers available is based on UNL’s subscription to RSC journals. Vouchers are freely available on a first come first serve basis to all individuals affiliated with UNL who are publishing in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. To request a voucher please email Kiyomi Deards at kdeards2@unl.edu no later December 22nd.

Digital Commons
UNL’s institutional repository has been offering open access to the research done by UNL’s faculty and staff since 2005.  Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world.  The Digital Commons contains more than 60,000 articles, papers, e-books, documents, presentations, creative activities, master's theses, and open-access dissertations. It also contains Peer-Reviewed Journals and Series and UNL Dissertations from ProQuest-UMI featuring more than 13,000 Ph.D. dissertations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

Content from the Digital Commons is searchable by Google and averages more than six (6) million downloads per year from readers around the world.  Bibliometric studies indicate a 25% to 400% citation advantage for articles published under open access licenses. See B. Wagner, "Open Access Citation Advantage: An Annotated Bibliography," Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship 60 (2010);  http://www.istl.org/10-winter/article2.html

For assistance in depositing documents or for more information regarding the Digital Commons, contact Paul Royster, 306 Love Library, tel. 402 472-3628, email proyster@unl.edu, or Sue Ann Gardner, 302 Love Library, tel. 402 472-8566, email sgardner2@unl.edu.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vampires vs Zombies: A Battle of the UnDead

Bring a friend and come in costume for a special Halloween edition of #SciPopTalk on October 29, 2014, at 7 pm in Love Library, Talk Zone (Rm 222).  Rebecca Lai and Raychelle Burks, from last semester, will return and face head to head in debate over zombies vs. vampires.

Popcorn and other refreshments will be available, prizes will be given out for best costumes AND we will also be announcing the spring lineup of #SciPopTalks!

So which team are you? #TeamZomB  or #TeamVamp ?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Research & Citation Management Workshops over Fall Break

During Fall Break, the UNL Libraries has four different workshops for you to attend.  Each workshop is available twice, one on city campus and one on east campus.  These workshops focus on applications that are helpful for citation management and organizing research.  The workshops are as follows:

Endnote Basics
Hands-on instruction and practice with this citation manager. Learn how to efficiently import references, attach a digital document to a citation, and use EndNote to incorporate in-text citations and generate a bibliography in the citation style of your choice. Attendees will get the most out of the workshop if they have EndNote X7 installed on their personal computers.

Oct 20, 10:30a.m., Love Library, Room 111
Oct 21, 10:30 a.m., C.Y. Thompson, Room 12 

RefWorks Basics
Learn how to organize your research by using RefWorks with hands-on instruction and practice using this web-based citation manager. The workshop will get you set up with your very own RefWorks database, show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your database, and show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc) directly from your Refworks account. If using your personal laptop, please set up a RefWorks  account, and download and install the Write-n-Cite add-on on your computer prior to the workshop; visit http://libraries.unl.edu/refworks.

Oct 20, 10:30 a.m., C.Y. Thompson, Room 12 -- Only this session CANCELLED
Oct 20, 1:30 p.m., Love Library, Room 111  
Zotero Basics
Learn how to organize your research by using Zotero. The workshop will get you set up, show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your database, and show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc) directly from your account.

Oct 21, 10:30 a.m., Love Library, Room 111
Oct 21, 1:30 p.m., C.Y. Thompson, Room 12 -- This session CANCELLED
Mendeley Basics
Learn how to integrate social and professional networking with citation discovery and management using Mendeley.

Oct 20, 1:30 p.m., C.Y. Thompson, Room 12
Oct 21, 1:30 p.m., Love Library, Room 111

Friday, October 10, 2014

Coffee & Snacks for Midterms

To help make your Midterms week a little less stressful the UNL Libraries are providing hot beverages and snacks to help you study.

Monday through Wednesday Love Library will be setting out coffee and snacks in the Talk Zone at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Other library branches across campus will be serving hot beverages and snacks at various times of the day.

Genealogy over Lunch, Thursday, 10/16

Conversation, genealogy and weighing your genealogical evidence are a great ways for you to spend your lunch break on Thursday, October 16th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Join us at our next Genealogy over Lunch in Room 110, Love Library South.  We will have a short presentation over what constitutes genealogical proof and how you weigh your evidence, followed by a question and answer session.

Anyone is welcome and don’t forget to bring your own lunch.

Showcasing Library Collections with Digital Displays

The UNL Libraries collections are so vast that we have started Digital Displays to showcase around 10 books on a small subject so that you can start to see some of the things we have in our collection.
Two digital displays have been made so far, one about  J.R.R. Tolkien and the other is about the 2007-2008 financial collapse.

If you would like to visit either of these digital displays, visit:
2007-2008 Financial Collapse: http://unl.libguides.com/c.php?g=144362

Follow our blog and our twitter @unl_lib to find out information on more digital displays in the future.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bogus Email About Expired Accounts

We have been notified that UNL faculty and staff are receiving the e-mail below.  Please be advised this is a bogus e-mail.  We do not expire accounts, this is an attempt to steal your personal information.  If you get such a message, delete it from your e-mail.

Dear User,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon and it won’t be accessible for you. You must reactivate your account in order to continue to have access to this service. For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. After logging in, your access is reactivated and you will be redirected to your library profile.

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Save Time and Organize!

Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations?  Come and learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your articles and citations, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for your papers.

Love Library, Room 111
October 15th   3:10pm-4:00pm
No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

'Quick Tips' Research Series: Finding the ‘good stuff’ on the Web

Can’t find the information you need on the Internet?  Did Google give you too many hits?  Come and learn how to use the Internet to find resources from open access journals and databases, Google books and Google scholar, and other free scholarly sources that you can use in your paper.

Love Library, Room 111
October 15th 4:10pm- 5:00pm
 No registration necessary, workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Campaign Finance and Election Spending: 10/8

Want to learn how to research and track big spenders influencing elections near you? Attend this workshop on October 8 at 7 p.m. in Room 111 of Love Library.  Get a brief overview of election law and how it has changed due to recent supreme court decisions, a look at how nonprofits and donors can influence an election, and an introduction to the best resources for tracking both disclosed  and undisclosed spending by political campaigns and “outside spending groups” that influence campaigns on behalf of particular politicians.

Copyright, Fair Use and Author's Rights: 10/8

Join us on October 8, 12 p.m. in Room 12 of C.Y. Thompson Library to learn about copyright, fair use and Author's Rights.  Copyright is a battlefield, and an author's control over his/her own work can easily become collateral damage or go missing in action. Many publishers believe they have an inherent right to own the intellectual property arising from your grant-funded research and to live off the earnings of written works that you had little choice but to give them for free or pay them to publish.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UNL Yearbooks are now Searchable

Since last spring, many volunteer students and alumni have been going to the website, “Transcribe Our Past,” http://transcribe.unl.edu to type the contents of UNL Yearbooks and make them searchable.  The site giving people digital access to our yearbooks, now features 26 yearbooks that we can search at full-text. 

To see the yearbooks that have been finished, you can go to: http://yearbooks.unl.edu. The work is still ongoing, 21,000 out of 35,000 pages have been completed and we would love your help transcribing the remaining pages so this project can be finished.