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By: Jennifer Bazeley on: September 18, 2015 4:46 pm | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 21-25), CELTUA and the Miami University Libraries will be presenting a panel discussion "Publish, Don't Perish: The Future of Scholarly Publishing and Open Access".

When: Wednesday, 10/23/13, from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: the Center for Digital Scholarship on the 3rd Floor of King Library.

We will continue the discussion informally at a hosted reception from 4:30-5pm.

What do the phrases "scholarly communication" and "open access" really mean? The term "scholarly communication is frequently used as shorthand for peer-reviewed publishing, traditionally the primary way a discipline advances. However, the phrase actually encompasses many more applications, including how scholars find information, create knowledge, and communicate among themselves, with students, and beyond the academy with other audiences. New digital capabilities including electronic publishing, social media, institutional repositories, and copyright legislation are profoundly impacting traditional scholarly communication. This shifting landscape affects researchers, instructors, students, publishers, scholars, and librarians dramatically. In 2012-2013, the Scholarly Communication FLC discussed these and other issues and will be sharing their thoughts in this moderated panel discussion. All four members of the panel as well as the moderator participated in the FLC.

By: Anonymous on: September 25, 2015 10:41 am | Anonymous

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. Government Documents has all the resources you need to be informed and active in protecting our planet.

We have print materials with titles, such as

Plants for People: The Psychological and Physiological Effects of Plants,

Herbs and Herb Gardening: an annotated bibliography and resource guide

and Landscaping for Energy Efficiency.

To hear some “green tips,” be sure to check out some of these podcasts from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

That’s not all! There are plenty of relevant events and opportunities all around the country worthy of your attention. On a closer level, visit the EPA’s “Cleanups in My Community” page. Finally, find out even more you can personally do to protect and preserve our atmosphere by reading some of these simple steps.

For more information, visit www.epa.gov/earthday or stop by Government Documents in Ground Floor, King Library.

 

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By: Anonymous on: September 25, 2015 10:41 am | Anonymous

As Presidents’ Day approaches, celebrate and honor some former leaders of the United States. Check out the various maps, guides, and histories of some nearby presidential sites and memorials. The five places listed below are each within five hours from Miami University and would make perfect day or weekend trips. Under each site listed is a link to the official website, along with a link to a print publication located in Government Information, King Library, Ground Floor.

So pack the car, fill up the gas tank, and stop by to check out some literature on your next road trip destination!

 

Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indianapolis, IN)

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2982.htm

A history of Fort Benjamin Harrison, 1903-1982

 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (Larue, KY)

http://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, Kentucky: official map and guide

 

Lincoln Boyhood: National Memorial (Lincoln City, IN)

http://www.nps.gov/libo/index.htm

Lincoln Boyhood: National Memorial, Indiana

 

James A. Garfield National Historic Site (Mentor, OH)

http://www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

 

William Howard Taft National Historic Site (Cincinnati, OH)

http://www.nps.gov/wiho/index.htm

Brick walks: William Howard Taft National Historic Site: Cincinnati, Ohio

 

William Howard Taft National Historic Site (less than one hour away!)

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By: Anonymous on: September 25, 2015 10:41 am | Anonymous

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21st. It is a day to honor the life and work of a man who strived to improve the civil rights of our nation. Listed below are a number of films about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy:

Martin Luther King, Jr "I have a dream."

Citizen King

Martin, the Emancipator: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King

Memphis Dreams: Searching for the Promised Land

A Day to remember, August 28, 1963

Great Speeches Volume V

These and many others are located in the Instructional Materials Center.

While nearby, be sure to check out some other materials not only on King, Jr. and his day of honor, but also on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site! (Attention Education Majors: Be sure to take a look at the lesson plans and teacher guides this website offers), located at 450 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312.

A print map of the site, along with these additional materials, can be found in the Government Information and Law collection, King Library, Ground Floor:

Now is the Time: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: Make it a Day On, not a Day Off

Living the dream, let freedom ring!: The National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration, Monday, January 15, 1990

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service--January 18, 1999 "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve."


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By: Anonymous on: September 25, 2015 10:41 am | Anonymous

December is a treasured month for many college students. It’s a time for relief when exams are over, a time for getting together with close friends back home, and a time for celebrating a variety of holidays.

It is also, however, a time to use caution. December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month. With all the holiday shopping, credit card swiping, and entertainment and social events of the season, it is important to be vigilant. To keep you well-informed and making wise choices, Government Documents has compiled a small collection of literature concerning identity safety. We have copies of hearings on topics such as:

Additionally, there are multiple pamphlets and further literature on the subject that are deserving of your attention. You can even take ONE more exam this semester (you were hoping for one, right?) with

Are you at risk for identity theft : test your "identity quotient."

So come on down to the IMC, Ground Floor King and brush up on your holiday safety measures before heading home to ring in 2013.

By: Jennifer Bazeley on: September 18, 2015 4:48 pm | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

The library has a trial (8/23/10-9/22/10) of the Berg Fashion Library online, which can be accessed here: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/ The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. A full list of the contents of the resource is available here: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library