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Government Shutdown Database Issues relevant to FSB Users

OK, so it's not enough that the Govt. shutdown has apparently permanently frozen up the Census site (Tip - Census data is still available in the Simply Map database http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1146.)

Now the Local Market Audience Analyst module (which is under the green toolbar on the left hand side of the in the SRDS database) (http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1202) is also causing difficulties. While the other parts of the SRDS Database (in the green toolbar section) will work with any browser, the Local Market Audience Analyst (LMAA) module will ONLY work with Internet Explorer as the browser. NOW, it will NOT work with the latest version of IE (10) which of course everyone's machines automatically updated to when it became available.

The workaround involves using something called Compatibility mode in Internet Explorer. The trick is you need to already be on the Local Market Audience Analyst page in the SRDS database. Once you are there, then go up to the top toolbar in IE and click on the Tools link. Open that up and there should be a choice called Compatibility Mode. Check that box and the Local market Audience Analyst should work.

Richard Stallman: A Free Digital Society

Dr. Richard Stallman will be giving a free and open lecture on Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm in Taylor Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computing, AIMS and the University Libraries.

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

B.E.S.T. Library Question of the Month

Miami University student competitors who submit the correct answers will be included in a drawing at the end of the month. The student competitor whose name is picked in the drawing is the winner. The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate for the Miami University Bookstore!
Question of the Month
What Indian-American audio engineer, who is best known for his eponymous company that sells speakers, headphones, and earbuds, died on July 12 of this year?
This same engineer and his company engaged actively in the scientific study of sound perception. What is the name for this field of study?
Where would you find the nearest retail location for this man's company?
Submit your answers to: clarkejb@miamioh.edu

BEST Library Open House! 2 - 4 Today!

Come check out Miami’s newest library, BEST. Take a quick tour, learn about our services and technology (check out our 3D printer!), and find out how BEST library can make your time at Miami easier. Everyone is welcome, but if you are a majoring in Business, Engineering, the Sciences or Psychology be sure to check us out!

Boatloads of New Tech & Gadgets at the Miami University Libraries

<p>Welcome back everyone! Have we got some cool new stuff for all of you. Let's just do a quick rundown:</p>
<li><h2>Nexus 10s for Checkout</h2>
<p>Go to the circulation desks to use these amazing new tablets.</p></li>
<li><h2>Google Cloud Print</h2>
<p>Seamlessly print from your own devices with Google Cloud Print. The Miami University Libraries Google Cloud Printing service is now available. Simply click one of the links below to use our public printers with your Google account on any device that runs Google Chrome(PC/MAC/ANDROID/iOS)<p>
<li>King Printers</li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/eronJ">King-B&amp;W</a></li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/8yt5x">King-Color</a></li>

<li>Best Printers</li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/4ZQ0L">Best-Color</a></li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/DH3xT">Best-B&amp;W</a></li>

<li>Music Printers</li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/0mE5h">AMOS-B&amp;W</a></li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/ZTSJYh">AMOS-Color</a></li>

<li>Art and Architecture Printers</li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/zxgjn">ALU-LIB-COLOR</a></li>
<li><a href="http://goo.gl/3ZOe3">ALU-LIB-B&amp;W</a></li>
<li><h2>Google Indoor Maps</h2>
<p>Having trouble finding your way around the libraries? Simply open up Google Maps on your iOS or Android device, zoom in to your location and you will see a full, detailed map of the library you are in. First on campus to offer this service.</p></li>
<li><h2>Universal Charging Stations</h2>
<p>Don't you hate it when your phone dies when you're pulling an all-nighter in King or staying late in at BEST? We've got you covered with universal charging stations for your devices strategically placed throughout King and BEST. Check 'em out!</p></li>
<li><h2>Dell Touch Screen PCs</h2>
<p>10 new Windows 8 touchscreen PCs have been set up between King and BEST libraries. Check out these sweet new machines!</p></li>

Scholarly Journal Content Like You've Never Seen Before - Browzine

We are happy to announce that we are currently in the midst of a trial of a new innovative iPad app titled Browzine. Go to the App Store and download it now for free and log in via your Miami University credentials. It allows Miami University students and faculty to:

  1. Easily read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablet devices
  2. Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
  3. Be alerted when new editions of journals are published
  4. Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox and other services

This is a very slick new product. Take a look and let us know what you think! Email Jason Michel @ micheljp@miamioh.edu with questions and comments.

The Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship had its Open House on Tuesday to much fanfare. The CDS is both a physical facility and a service of the Libraries. Our vision is to serve as a collaborative partner with faculty, students, and staff by providing digital library , data repository, multi-media, digitization, scholarly communication, geospatial and data management services so that members of the Miami community can accomplish their research, scholarly, and teaching goals.

Check out the CDS for more info and get started!

You heard NDT speak, now continue the Search ...

By all accounts Astrophysicist, Popular Scientist and all-around badass, Neil Degrasse Tyson gave a riveting speech last night in Millett Hall. The inspiration doesn't need to end there. Continue to be inspired by Dr. Tyson through his scholarship and popular writings. We've got it all:

Books by Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson
 Death by Black Hole: and other Cosmic Quandaries

 The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

 Universe Down to Earth

 One Universe: at Home in the Cosmos

Popular and Scholarly Articles
Go here to read nearly 200 popular magazine articles. To view much of Dr. Tyson's scholarly writings, go to Web of Science and search - tyson nd - in the author field.

Happy Researching!!