Monday, September 11, 2017

Celebrate the Opening of the new East Campus Reading Room

Join us at the Library Depository Retrieval Facility (LDRF) on East Campus at 2055 N. 35th St., Thursday, Sept. 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the public opening of the new Reading Room! Refreshments and tours will be available.
The LDRF is home to an astonishing amount of books and library materials—serving as a high-density storage area for low-use and now archival materials —as well as government documents.  The construction of a second 900,000-volume module is complete along with a new reading room for use by researchers. Archival collections moving into the second module include the Clayton Yeutter papers, Clifford Hardin papers, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources records and the American Quilt Study Group, Research Files. The building provides a secure environment for little used yet permanent and important parts of the libraries' collections.

The LDRF's shelves extend so high, library staff must use a cherry-picker to retrieve the highest files!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lincoln Comic Book Artist’s Work Featured in new Library Display

University Libraries is excited to announce the exhibition of comic book artist Bob Hall’s educational graphic novel, “Carnival of Contagion.” Created to raise awareness about the measles virus, a leading cause of death among children around the globe, Hall’s book is available nationwide through Nebraska Press.
Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre, as well as his master’s degree at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Hall has illustrated many influential comic book series, including Batman and House of Mystery Tales for DC Comics, and The Avengers, Daredevil and The Amazing Spiderman for Marvel. Additionally, Hall served as the director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, as well as New Rude Mechanicals, a New York City-based off-Broadway and theatre company.

This Fall Semester, check out the Lincoln native’s display on the second floor of Love Library South!

Here is a small portion of Carnival of Contagion exhibit!
 Much of Hall's other work is on display as well.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What dance was very popular in 1776?… Indepen-dance!

Whether you’re the most legally conscious person in your friend group or the state of the country inspires you to brush up on your rights, there’s not a better time than Constitution Week! During September 11-18th Nebraska Libraries invites you to celebrate with us.

We will have interactive constitution displays set up in the Love South Link and the CY Thompson library featuring pocket constitutions that will be free.

You can also check out the interactive constitution here:

If you want to test you constitutional knowledge, take this quiz:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Save the Date: Make Some Noise for Big Red Ruckus!

Can you believe summer is almost over? That’s right, in less than three weeks, Fall Semester will be finally be underway. 
The first few weeks of the school year can be an overwhelming time for new students transitioning into a college environment. A great way for freshmen or transfer students to get to know Love Library, a place they will likely be spending a lot of their time, is the Big Red Ruckus. Hosted in the Adele Hall Learning Commons the Sunday after the first week of classes, the event will feature free Valentino’s Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts Coffee, educational games, and the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff. Basically, it’s the perfect time to ask any questions, and even meet other new students.

If you’re a new student interested in attending, save the date for August 27, 5-7 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! 

iThenticate - Evaluate Software that Helps Authors Avoid Copyright Infringement

The University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Research & Economic Development, are offering the opportunity to evaluate iThenticate, beginning June 26, 2017. iThenticate is software created by iParadigms, also the creator of the student focused Turnitin plagiarism detection software. While Turnitin was created primarily to detect potential plagiarism in student papers, the value of iThenticate is meant to assist academic authors in avoiding plagiarism and copyright infringement when preparing items for publication.
  •        Submitted documents are compared to content found on the Internet, and to more than 40 million published research articles from 590+ global scientific, technical and medical publishers
  •        Examples of documents best served by iThenticate are articles for scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and other publications; research documents; proposals (for grants, government or non-profit); manuscripts; business reports & financial analyses
  •        Uploaded documents remain the proprietary property of the individual who submitted them for analysis and are not added to any other database.
Members of the University community wishing to participate in this pilot must agree to a confidential, mediated review of their submission with Library Faculty. Please fill out the iThenticate Request Form. Once the form is submitted, a Library Faculty member will contact you and work with you through the iThenticate evaluation process. Contact the University Libraries at for additional information or questions. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Checkout a Free Omnicharge Charger!

Every college student knows the feeling: your phone is at 1%, you’re about to head to class and you don’t have time to run back to your room to grab your charger. The only thing worse than your phone dying in the middle of the day is when your laptop dies in the middle of a lecture. What if we told you that you could ease that subliminal fear from your mind forever? Meet OmniCharge: the first premium portable charger with an AC outlet.
You may have already seen our awesome Oomf chargers in the library, but what makes OmniCharge even better is the fact you can plug any 2 or 3-pronged device in and charge away! That’s right, just pair it with a charger available for checkout from Huskertech and never worry about your laptop dying again!

Stop by the Adele Hall Learning Commons today and check out an Oomf or Omnicharge for free!

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 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 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

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 in the viewing room in Love Library 224.