News & Notes

By: micheljp on: January 13, 2014 10:11 am | micheljp @jpmichel

For the months of January and February we are experimenting with the Double iPad robot in King Library.

According to Double Robotics:
"Double is a remotely controlled, mobile teleconferencing system, enabling conversations to happen anywhere and anytime."

Our Double will be stationed on the second floor of King Library and will be operated by librarians Monday through Friday from 9am - Noon and 1pm - 4pm (1/23 1pm - 4pm only). We are experimenting with the Double as a remote reference and assistance tool. Stop by and say hello to Double.

To get assistance from request Double via chat located at the top of every page on our web site or go to

By: laddmm on: September 16, 2015 4:48 pm | laddmm

The Walter Havighurst Special Collections staff is pleased to announce the latest additions to the Myaamia Collection Online, eight original land grants from 1823 and 1843 to the Miami Tribe by Presidents Monroe and Tyler and Lafontaine's 1846 addition to the town of Huntington, Indiana.

Land Grant to Jean Baptiste Richardville
Front of 3rd land grant to John Baptiste Richardville in 1843
The land grants were also featured in an Associated Press story on Sunday, December 15th, and the story can be found in news sources across the country! As with the original annuity rolls in the Myaamia Collection Online, each land grant is accompanied by a transcription. We invite you all to explore these fascinating historical documents.

By: bomholmm on: November 25, 2013 11:21 am | bomholmm @@MichaelBomholt

The wireless network in King library has been upgraded. If you have a device that supports gigabit Wi-Fi(IEEE 802.11ac) you can connect to MU-WIRELESS at gigabit speeds.

Some devices that support gigabit wireless:


Macbook Air

By: gibsonke on: November 13, 2013 11:33 am | gibsonke

Miami University Libraries will be a host site for the American Library Association's 6th Annual International Games Day event on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will take place in the Center for Digital Scholarship, located on the third floor of King Library.
We will have a wide array of video games and board games available to play, along with fun giveaways and a chance to win prizes*. There will also be free pizza, drinks, and snacks provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

All are welcome - Come for the chance to try out new games, play old favorites, or just to enjoy friendly competition and free food!
*While supplies last

By: micheljp on: October 31, 2013 4:26 pm | micheljp @jpmichel

By: micheljp on: October 30, 2013 9:43 am | micheljp @jpmichel

Noted journalist and founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, William Kristol and former Governor of New Mexico and presidential candidate Bill Richardson will debate Foreign Policy in this year's Janus Forum: The Role of the U.S. in the World.

Both guests are prolific writers, writing for such publications as The Weekly Standard, Hill, Commentary, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more as well as several books. The Miami University Libraries' gives you free and complete access to all of these:

Read up on our guest's works so you can be better informed and ask more insightful questions!

By: bazelejw on: September 18, 2015 4:44 pm | bazelejw @@jwbazeley

In honor of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21-25), we will be profiling an influential figure in the scholarly communication landscape each day.

Friday, October 25

Jason Priem


  • M.Ed. in Social Studies Education, University of Florida, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill (2009- )

Current Positions

  • Co-founder, ImpactStory (2011- )
  • Doctoral student in information science, UNC-Chapel Hill (2009- )

Notable Affiliations

  • Ubiquity Press Advisory Board member (2011- )
  • Program committee, ScienceOnline 2012 conference (2011)
  • Lead organizer, altmetrics 12 workshop at ACM Web Science Conference (2012)
  • Peer reviewer for Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, PLoS ONE, and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.

Notable Publications

Interesting Facts

  • Priem has worked as a middle school teacher, freelance web designer, and instructional designer for online courses.  
  • Priem is the co-founder of ImpactStory, a free, open-source web-based tool that allows researchers to aggregate alternative metrics for their scholarship.   
  • One of a group of scholars who coined the term “altmetrics”, short for alternative metrics, or measuring scholarly impact over the social web instead of through traditional citation. 

More Information

By: micheljp on: October 25, 2013 9:57 am | micheljp @jpmichel

What is it that separates great marketers from the pack? Great information. The kind of information and data you can't always find on the open web. That said, we give you the top 5 digital research resources:

  1. Factiva
    Factiva includes full-text coverage of all the major US and international newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, etc.
  2. Business Source Complete
    Business Source Complete contains thousands, yes thousands, of popular and scholarly business journals.
  3. Hoover's
    Hoover's provides contact information and summary data for over 18 million US and international companies. Data for the 40,000 largest companies includes company histories, competitors, financial data, stock information, etc.
  4. Mediamark
    Mediamark is a database of US consumer survey data that provides information on who consumes what, and connects that to the consumers' demographics and media usage. It also is a source of market share data.
  5. Marketline
    Marketline is an excellent source for US and international market research reports, company reports, including SWOT analyses, and country reports.
By: bazelejw on: September 18, 2015 4:44 pm | bazelejw @@jwbazeley

In honor of Open Access Week 2013 (October 21-25), we will be profiling an influential figure in the scholarly communication landscape each day.

Thursday, October 24

Heather Joseph


  • B.S. in Journalism, University of Maryland College Park, 1989
  • M.A. in Business Administration, University of Maryland, 1998

Current Positions

Notable Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Organizer/advocate for Access2Research
  • One of four witnesses who testified at the Congressional Hearing on the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act

Notable Publications

Interesting Facts

More Information

  • Heather Joseph's blog (via SPARC)
  • Heather Joseph on Twitter (@hjoseph)
By: revellaa on: October 23, 2013 10:49 am | revellaa

  1. A Better Tomorrow

    This John Woo Classic from 1986 was the film that launched the career of Chow Yun Fat and caused young men throughout Asia to don trench coats. Amongst the pathos and male bonding that are synonymous with Woo's Hong Kong films, this film has so much action and over the top gun play that you will be begging for more. Well, you're in luck because our DVD copy also includes the sequel A Better Tomorrow II, directed by fellow Hong Kong legend Tsui Hark. And BTW, A Better Tomorrow is also the film in which Chow Yun Fat lights a cigarette with a $100 bill. If you like your violence fast and stylized with a healthy dose of "platonic" male bonding, you have to watch these films. Check out the DVD at the IMC in King Library!

  2. Donnie Brasco

    This 1997 film staring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino is the true story of undercover cop Joe Pistone's (Depp) struggles to maintain his sense of justice as he is sucked further and further into the world of gangster Lefty Ruggiero (Pacino). But above all, this film has some very funny dialog amongst the constant suspense. A really good, criminally underrated film with fantastic performances from two excellent actors.