News & Notes

By: Jim Bricker on: September 15, 2010 4:17 pm | brickeje

Please visit the Walter Havighurst Special Collections Exhibit Room (321 King Library) to see our exhibit in honor of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Miami University. The exhibit has several related themes. The teachings of the Buddha are illustrated with images and books from the Library’s Instructional Materials Center. The section on the Dalai Lama features selected books by His Holiness from King Library’s circulating collection. Buddhism in North American and Southwestern Ohio include newsletters, photographs, and popular magazines with a Western perspective on Buddhism. Thai Fortune Telling is the theme for three manuscript books from Special Collections. On display are folding books from Thailand. These are the sort of books that would be found in Buddhist monasteries. One book is a dream book; another is a manuscript on astrology. The third book is devoted to fortune telling. Also on display is an ancient Thai palm leaf manuscript book. This exhibit runs through the end of December.

This link will take you to a copy of the exhibit brochure:
http://spec.lib.muohio.edu/Buddhism_for_web_A.pdf

By: Jenny Presnell on: September 09, 2010 1:38 pm | presnejl

Miami University Libraries and students from Kelly Quinn's American Studies 301: Practice of American Studies: Public Stories will host public conversations to commemorate 9/11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, on the plaza at King Library. The community is encouraged to share reflections, remembrances and observations about life in post-9/11 United States. September Project events explore issues that matter (See: http://theseptemberproject.org/)

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-i...

By: Masha Stepanova on: August 12, 2010 11:18 am | stepanm

People who usually try to avoid things like anthrax can now fearlessly check them out of the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).

Before its use as a biological weapon, anthrax was a common disease, spores of which are found in soil. It is possible that anthrax was described as the fifth plague of the Bible (widespread death of livestock) and even the sixth, too (skin boils).
Although real anthrax can form durable long-lived spores, which can be deadly, the library anthrax is irresistibly soft and completely benign. It is pictured here with its furry buddy, West Nile.

Check these and other adorable viruses and parasites in the Curriculum Materials section of IMC under QR201.A1: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/multifacet/books/giantmicrobes?sort=relevance&...

By: Jennifer Bazeley on: August 25, 2010 9:32 am | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

The library currently has a trial of the NBC News online resource "Archive on Demand". This resource makes thousands of videos, historic newsreels, primary source documents, photographs, and more available to instructors, researchers and students.
The trial has been extended and will run through September 22, 2010.

Access this resource via the following URL:
http://www.highered.nbclearn.com/portal/site/HigherEd

By: Susan Hurst on: July 14, 2010 4:06 pm | hurstsj

The Global Forecasting Service is a new product of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). It predicts and explains the key issues and trends in important developed and emerging markets, spelling out their implications for business and the world economy over the next five years. It includes brief articles, tables, and charts concerning the world economy as well as for individual countries and regions. There are also sections focusing on commodities, trade, exchange rates, and global risk scenarios.

Connect to the Global Forecasting Service

You can also find it under G from the Databases A-Z page or connect through the Country Profiles database which is also produced by the EIU.

By: Jennifer Bazeley on: July 07, 2010 9:14 am | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

The new A to Z list of online resources available through the library is active at: http://atoz.ebsco.com/home.asp?Id=K12098

There is also a link to the list on the "Journal Titles" tab in the catalog.

By: Jason Paul Michel on: July 01, 2010 10:58 am | micheljp small twitter logo@jpmichel

The Miami University Libraries will be hosting its annual Alumni Weekend Used Book Sale in the 4th floor of the Brill Science Library. The Book Sale will run Friday, June 18th from 9am to 430pm and Saturday 11am to 430pm.

Come and check out the goods!

Directions to the library:

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By: Jennifer Bazeley on: June 03, 2010 8:52 am | bazelejw small twitter logo@@jwbazeley

The look of the Miami University Library's Online Journals A to Z List will be changing at the beginning of June. While the content of the list will remain the same, the change will allow us to implement added functionality and customization over the next several months.
The change will require some clean-up of our journal content, so please be patient with us as we check and update our data.
More updates will follow as we make this transition.

By: Lindsay Miller on: April 26, 2010 12:08 am | mille234

Without the loyal support of our donors, Miami University Libraries would not be the invaluable resource it is to Miami’s students, faculty and community members. Funds will be used to fund staff development, training, new technology, and Special Collections and digital initiatives projects.

If you would like to make a campaign commitment in support of Miami University Libraries contact Heather Kogge, Director of Development at 513-529-5217 or koggeha@muohio.edu. Make a donation online at www.forloveandhonor.org. Thank you!