Over spring break, the Main Library will be getting much-needed new carpeting on 1-East.
Unfortunately, we can't clear the area, lay new carpet, and put everything back in just one week, so we've already started moving books and computers to temporary locations.
Distracted by construction noise? 2-East, 3-East and 4-East are still very quiet!
BrowZine is a free tablet app from Third Iron that lets you browse, read, and monitor journals to which the MSU Libraries have an online subscription. With the app, you can:
BrowZine is currently available for the iPad and three Android devices: Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, and Kindle Fire HD on the Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
BrowZine is a brand new service, currently working with 50+ scholarly presses (some of which publish hundreds of different journals) and rapidly adding more.
See our BrowZine guide for full details on downloading the app, authenticating yourself as an MSU user, setting up your bookshelf, and more.
We would really like to hear your feedback on BrowZine! Email Ruth Ann Jones or look for the feedback option within the app.
Below is the bookshelf view for Android devices. The bookshelf view for iPads is of course very similar.
Sandra Seaton, Playwright
Friday, March 15, 12:15 pm
The Michigan Writers Series presents "Music History: Dramatizing the African American Experience" at an especially appropriate time. The year 2013 marks the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, while in 2014 it will be sixty years since the Brown v. Board of Education decision and fifty years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Sandra Seaton's play Music History, set on a Midwestern college campus in 1963, is a dramatization of the personal dilemmas and sacrifices of the African American college students who fought for civil rights.
Students from the Department of Theatre will give a dramatic reading of selections from the play. Following the reading scholars Pero Dagbovie, Tama Hamilton-Wray, and Ken Prouty will discuss and demonstrate the ways new technology will be used to explore the meaning of the civil rights movement and the African American experience through the innovative use of the MSUAA Knowledge Network media platform for cultural engagement and outreach.
It's Spring Break! With the break in classes comes shortened business hours.
Starting Monday, March 4 and lasting through Friday, March 8, the building will be open from 8am to 5pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience. We'll resume normal operating hours Sunday, March 10.
Digital publishing: looking under the hood
Dànielle DeVoss, Dept of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Publishing in online academic journals or trade magazines can take you outside the traditional comfort zone for authors! Graphic design, HTML coding, and working with databases are just a few of the elements of digital writing you may encounter when you leave the safe haven of traditional print journals.
In this session, we’ll dissect several online publications, walk through the processes and dynamics of digital publishing, and talk about tools and resources to support digital writing work.
Dànielle DeVoss teaches professional writing in MSU’s Dept. of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. She has written widely on professional writing and the writing classroom. Her recent books include:
Wednesday, February 27 – 4 PM
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (4th floor, west wing)