Friday, July 14, 2017

LexisNexis Changes to Nexis Uni


Exciting changes are coming to LexisNexis, a popular database that provides online content in the areas of news, business, and law. By the end of August 2017, Lexis Nexis will become Nexis Uni and include new functions that can personalize and customize your researching experience. We will share more about Nexis Uni, so stay tuned.

Hours for the Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons


 The Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons will be open from 7:30 am to 2:00 a.m. seven days a week starting August 21, 2017. The Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons will operate on a 24-hour basis during the last week of classes and finals. The decision to change the hours was due to budget constraints and consistently low activity by students in the early morning hours.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Back to School: Help out a Fellow Husker in Need

With Fall Semester coming up right around the corner, it’s almost back to school shopping season. While waiting in the long convenience store lines for school supplies can feel like a chore for a lot of us, there are students in our very own University community that dread back to school shopping for a different reason: they can’t afford to get the basic items they need.

That’s where the Husker Pantry comes in. This summer when you’re out getting your everyday essentials, pick up an extra notebook or jar or peanut butter and drop it off in the collection tote outside the lobby in Love Library South. The pantry is currently collecting nonperishable food, personal hygiene supplies and cleaning supplies. Pantry personnel will collect supplies every two weeks. For a full list of items you can donate, or if you are a UNL student in need of food or basic supplies visit http://pantry.unl.edu for more information.


P.S. For the month of July, the most wanted item is BODY LOTION. 



Friday, June 23, 2017

Scholarship from the bepress Community Surpasses Half A Billion Downloads

                              To view world map of real-time readership of UNL's Digital Commons, visit
                               http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/




The bepress community, has just hit an exciting milestone: open access scholarship available in the DigitalCommons Network has been downloaded over half a billion times.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries’ Digital Commons is part of this network and as of June 23 contributed 43,018,437 total downloads to the milestone.
More than 500 institutions from around the world take credit for this achievement, from research universities and liberal arts colleges to health care networks, law schools, and research institutes.
Content in the Digital Commons Network is just as varied, and includes:
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Faculty’s working papers and other gray literature
  • Archives and special collections
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • Student work, including theses and dissertations
  • Conference proceedings
  • Research datasets
In fact, the most frequently downloaded content comprises scholarship that is not freely available anywhere else. The bepress community, anticipating this trend, has expanded the definition of an institutional repository, which traditionally focused on previously published faculty articles.
This milestone affirms the value of showcasing scholarship widely and visibly, and makes clear the extent to which the broader community benefits.
About bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact.
The bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support. bepress offers Digital Commons, the leading hosted institutional repository software platform and a comprehensive showcase for everything produced on campus. It is also the only repository that seamlessly integrates with the Expert Gallery Suite, a solution for highlighting faculty and research expertise. Together, Digital Commons and the Expert Gallery Suite let any academic community collect, preserve, and make visible all of their intellectual output and expertise.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Endangered Data Week: April 17-21, 2017



Endangered Data Week


April 17-21


Join University Libraries and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) for Endangered Data Week, an event to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data, explore the power dynamics of data creation, sharing, and retention, and teach ways to make endangered data more accessible and secure.

Personal Digital Archiving Love Library Link (second floor), April 17-21
This digital display on a large format mobile screen provides helpful tips on how to rescue your own data based on the amount of time you have available - minutes, hours, days, or weeks.

Demos & Donuts: Box Adele Hall Learning Commons, Tuesday, April 18 @ 7pm & Wednesday, April 19 @ 3pm
Stop by for a quick demo of Box, the cloud storage and collaboration platform that is free for all UNL faculty, staff, and students. Presented by UNL ITS.

Demos & Donuts: HCC Adele Hall Learning Commons, Thursday, April 20 @ 11:30am & 7pm
Learn about the Holland Computing Center (HCC) and how they can help you with your research needs. Presented by HCC.

Endangered Data: What is it and how can I help? Love Library South Room 221, Thursday, April 20, 2pm-4pm
This session will introduce participants to the topic of endangered data from a variety of perspectives as well as provide ideas and opportunities for getting involved in collaborative efforts to rescue, preserve, document the significance of, and keep available public datasets. Addressing the challenges of endangered data requires interest and expertise of all kinds, including gathering information, developing and following technical processes, fostering engagement, telling compelling stories, and more.

Endangered Accountability Love Library South Room 224, Friday, April 21, 12-1pm
Join members of the DLF’s new working group on Government Records Transparency and Accountability for a live webinar conversation about government data and records transparency. In this webinar, we’ll dig below the headlines to talk about the current state of FOIA, the difference between “records” and “data,” and what, actually, is at risk in this current moment. Featuring presentations by Alex Howard of the Sunlight Foundation, Denice Ross from New America, and Deputy Director Nikki Gramian and Management Analyst Amy Bennett from the National Archives FOIA Ombudsman’s Office. Join at
https://www.uberconference.com/clir-dlfor in the viewing room in Love Library 224.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Demos & Donuts 

 Explore the services UNL Libraries has to offer while enjoying a delicious Dunkin’ Donut. Throughout the Spring semester Love Library will be offering monthly “how-to” demonstrations highlighting library services; everything from finding library resources to building bibliographies. The free, half-hour demos are offered the first Tuesday & Wednesday of every month. 
 
Spring 2017 Dates
 
Peculiar Resources: Can we lend you a hand?Come discover some of the “hidden” collections of the University Libraries. From video equipment to anatomical models, explore some of the unique items available for checkout in Love Library. 
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link 
 
Archives & Special Collections: Rare and unique research materials are at your fingertips in the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. Learn how to access rare books, campus photographs and materials that document the history of the University of Nebraska.  
Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7-7:30 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2-2:30 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link
 
Delivery Services: Don’t have time to go to the library and photocopy your articles? Can’t find the book you are looking for? Tell us what you need, we will find it and get it for you.
Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link
 
Citation Management Tools 
Need help organizing your research? UNL Libraries have a variety of tools to help you organize your research and build better bibliographies whether you have 5 sources or 40!
Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m. Adele Hall Learning Commons
Wednesday, April 12, 2 p.m. Love Library, 2nd floor Link