Friday, October 4, 2019

Project CERES funds Nebraska preservation project


Project CERES, a collaboration between the Center for Research Libraries, the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), and the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) has awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and seven other organizations a total of $50,000 for digitization projects in 2019-2020.  

Leslie M. Delserone, associate professor, University Libraries, wrote the award application to digitize the extant run of historical Circulars of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station (1917-1971). Many of these circulars serve to interpret the science published in the Stations’ Research Bulletins for a lay audience. The historical Research Bulletins, digitized with funding from a previous Project Ceres award, are available via the Digital Commons (https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ardhistrb/) and number more than 25,000 downloads.

Project CERES supports ongoing print and digital preservation and access to important source materials which shed light on agricultural history and practice, rural life, industry and trade, and environmental change, all vital areas to understanding the country’s economic, social, and technological development over time.


A subcommittee of the USAIN Preservation and Digital Library Committee, chaired by Joel Cummings of Washington State University, selected the Project CERES 2019-20 participants. The other projects include:
  • Colorado State University, Preservation of Colorado Agriculture Literature, Colorado County Agent Annual Reports, Third Phase
  • Cornell University, The Rural New Yorker Phase II
  • Michigan State University, Michigan Tradesman
  • Montana State University, Montana Agricultural Related Microfilm Digitization Project
  • South Dakota State University, Digitization of South Dakota State University's Agricultural Publications: Cooperative Extension
  • University of Maryland, Preserving the History of Maryland Agriculture and Rural Life: Microfilm to Digital
  • University of Arkansas, Digitization of Annual Report / Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

Monday, September 30, 2019

One Button Studio

The One Button Studio just got a whole lot easier to use. The One Button Studio in Love Library recently
received all new equipment to create a more user friendly experience. The One Button Studio is
designed to help students practice presenting projects, allows them to create high quality videos, and
make e-Portfolio introductions. Faculty can use the facility to record class introductions, lectures,
research paper presentations, or module demonstrations. Features of the One Button Studio include
new adjustable cameras, studio lighting, privacy screens, a green screen, a whiteboard and a TV
monitor for presentations. Students can pull up google slides, powerpoint, etc. through their school
account on the provided computer or bring it on a flash drive. 


How to use the One Button Studio:
1) Insert your USB flash drive in the port to begin. The studio lighting will turn on. 
2) Use the wall touch panel to choose your presentation and recording options.
3) Remove your USB flash drive when the file download is done.

The One Button Studio is located in room 116 in the Adele Hall Learning Commons, right behind the
ASKus desks. The One Button Studio is available 7:30 am- 1 am Sun-Sat. Make a reservation online
at https://its.unl.edu/services/one-button-studio/ 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Important additions and updates to popular database JSTOR


One of UNL Libraries most popular full-text databases with students, graduate students, and faculty across all disciplines is JSTOR. Now there is more to love with the latest acquisition of three more archives adding 456 new online journals. The additional journals come from broad subject areas such as: Archaeology, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Communications Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.

Among the new journals are six titles published by the University of Nebraska Press, bringing the total of their titles in JSTOR to 30. The journals specifically added in this update are: Great Plains Quarterly, Great Plains Research, Journal of Austrian Studies, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Studies in American Naturalism, and Western American Literature.

JSTOR is designed to provide stable electronic access to older issues of journals. For example, JSTOR holds Western American Literature, volumes 1-48, 1966 to 2013. Current full-text issues of Western American Literature can be found in another database (Project Muse).

To search JSTOR visit: https://go.unl.edu/jk9e