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New Exhibit at MSU Libraries Explores the Human Animal Bond
March 02, 2020 - 10:54:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Some connections between humans and animals feel almost inexplicable, but a new exhibit at the MSU Libraries gathers historic books from MSU’s veterinary medicine collections and notable items in Special Collections to examine how these bonds have been illustrated, documented, and described for hundreds of years. The exhibit examines the history of the horse, the link between human and animal health, the role of farm animals, the practice of beekeeping, and the history of hunting and fishing. It includes rare books and illustrations dating from the 17th century....

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MSU LIBRARIES AND DE GRUYTER SIGN AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING FOR MSU AUTHORS
February 18, 2020 - 9:00:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

The MSU Libraries have signed a three-year “transformative” read-and-publish (R + P) agreement with the De Gruyter publishing house to provide default open access publishing for all articles by MSU authors in De Gruyter journals. This arrangement means that MSU lead authors publishing in these journals will no longer have to pay the usual De Gruyter article processing charge, which can amount to hundreds of dollars. MSU-authored articles will be visible to all readers, even those without an MSU Net ID, increasing the visibility of MSU research on the...

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Deals
February 11, 2020 - 4:02:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

You’ve probably heard of Crunchbase, Pitchbook, or PwC’s MoneyTree report. Maybe you’ve heard of Preqin, S&P Global Market Intelligence, or FactSet. But have you heard of PrivCo? Have you heard of MarketLine, ThomsonOne Deals, or CB Insights?


MSU Libraries subscribes to several resources specialized for accelerating one’s search for information on private M&A deals, venture capital, and private equity funding rounds.  Here’s a rundown:


PrivCo


A database built on “Private Company Financial Intelligence.” PrivCo helps to unearth the finances of many private...

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MSU Libraries and Campus Partners Will Host 2020 XR Symposium
February 06, 2020 - 4:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

For a time, it seemed immersive technologies were the stuff of sci-fi games and movies, but leaders at MSU Libraries are helping more people understand these technologies are not just for entertainment but also for education, medicine, engineering, and conservation. MSU Libraries faculty and staff are working with others on campus to help the MSU community explore how eXtended Reality (XR) can serve students in the classroom and in our wider culture. On Wednesday, February 12, they will host an XR Symposium in the Green Room (4 West) at the Main Library to...

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New Books
January 16, 2020 - 4:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books

Adventures in Managing Water: Real-World Engineering Experiences. American Society of Civil Engineers   ©2019  Call Number: TC 413 .A38 2019 


Gillman. Modelling Nature: An Introduction To Mathematical Modelling Of Natural Systems. Cabi Publishing  ©2019  Call Number: QH 51.G55 2019


Brimacombe. Likelihood Methods In Biology And Ecology: A Modern Approach To Statistics. Crc Press  ©2019   Call Number: QH 541.15.S72B75 2019

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Spring 2020 GIS Workshops
January 06, 2020 - 11:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

Here is our slate of workshops for Spring 2020! If you have questions about the workshops or requests for topics of future workshops please email GIS Librarian Amanda Tickner at atickner@msu.edu


 


Introduction to QGIS: Make a Simple Color Shaded Map

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MSU LIBRARIES LAUNCH AWARD PROGRAM TO ENCOURGE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
December 17, 2019 - 9:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

How seriously are leaders at Michigan State University Libraries taking the issue of student success? They’re launching an award program to give instructors up to $4,000 each to create and develop new Open Educational Resources (OER) for primary course material, up to $2,500 to adapt existing OER materials, and up to $1,000 to use existing OER materials in their courses. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the financial awards are designed to serve as incentives for instructors to reduce costs for students, improve access to required texts, and increase...

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MSU LIBRARIAN ZOË MCLAUGHLIN SELECTED AS  EMERGING LEADER BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
December 10, 2019 - 10:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

Michigan State University Librarian Zoë McLaughlin has been selected as a 2019-20 Emerging Leader by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Each year, the national association sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the selection and associated sponsorship bring national recognition of McLaughlin’s commitment to library service and will create opportunities for growth that will serve not just McLaughlin and the MSU Libraries but other...

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Tokyo
December 03, 2019 - 12:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“...if I had to eat one city’s food for the rest of my life, every day. It would have to be Tokyo, and I think the majority of chefs you ask that question would answer the same way.” - Anthony Bourdain


Based on 2018 international arrivals data, Tokyo [Japan] ranks 17th on the 'Top 100 City Destinations' reported by Euromonitor. Osaka (#28), Kyoto (#67), Chiba (#86), and Fukuoka (#93) also fared well this year. 


According to Euromonitor, "Tokyo has benefited from several years of record-breaking inbound arrivals to Japan." With the 2020 Olympic Games next year, Tokyo is poised...

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4IR Special Report
November 07, 2019 - 1:51:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Last month, Fitch Solutions released a special report that looks at the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the rising adoption of AgTech, connected cars, and digital health.


According to the new edition, “4IR is primarily defined as the blurring of physical, digital and biological worlds framed by disruptive technologies.”


“…[4IR] means that every company becomes a tech company, and that every product becomes a service.”


The acceleration in adoption of 4IR, decidedly lead by the US and China, is still early stage—particularly in AgTech. According to various sources...

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