Our Fall 2021 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for Michigan State University Libraries, features a story about our new cookery collection. Read the full issue here.
More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, an event at MSU Libraries will offer the campus community an opportunity to learn about a little-known aspect of that history: the underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats who helped save thousands of lives in Syria. The event on October 4 at 7 pm will feature Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, whose new book from MSU Press presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo; challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims; and argues that despite violent and systematic...Continue reading "MSU Libraries Will Host Talk With Author Khatchig Mouradian"...
Many MSU Libraries staff members were recognized by Dean Salem for their hard work and contributions at an awards ceremony held in the Main Library and online September 21. You can learn more about these staff members by clicking on each award recipient’s name: https://lib.msu.edu/staffawards/2021/
This video provides a six-minute overview of MSU Map Library collections and services Instructors are encouraged to share this with students.
The MSU Map Library is a wonderful place to learn about maps. In this video we will walk around the library together. You can see some of the things we have. You may not know that we have just as many digital files as we have paper maps and atlases. So next we'll take a look at the website and see what you can access...Continue reading "Introduction to the MSU Map Library - 2021 Edition"...
Welcome to the MSU Library Fall 2021 Workshop offerings. All workshops will be held in person and online in a hybrid format. In person will be in the Digital Scholarship Lab computer classroom on the second floor of the west wing of the main library (with the exception of the GIS Discussion Meet Up on Nov. 5th which will be held in the Map Library). To attend online, please register and a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Learn QGIS: Making a color shaded map in QGIS
Wednesday September 22nd
Learn the basics of QGIS, the free open source geospatial software...Continue reading "Fall 2021 GIS Workshops"...
The Tokyo Olympics came to a close on Sunday and so we thought we’d bring you some statistics from the games.
Here are some quick stats for your next trivia night:
The official price tag for the Tokyo Olympics was $15 billion+, which a University of Oxford study says is the most expensive on record.
In the two years between April 2017 and March 2019, 100 percent of the metals required to manufacture the approximately 5,000 gold, silver and bronze medals were extracted from small electronic devices contributed by people from all over Japan. The medals were handed out across 50... Continue reading "Statistics from the Tokyo Olympics"...
The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries. This move was made possible thanks to the OLH Open Consortial Offer, an initiative that offers consortia, societies, networks and scholarly projects the opportunity to join the Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy system as a bloc, enabling each institution to benefit from a discount.
The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-...Continue reading "BTAA Joins Open Library of Humanities"...
Have you ever wondered what's in the syllabi of other universities? Ever wanted to browse "the best" or most common resources on a subject?
The Open Syllabus Explorer plot shows over one million of the most frequently assigned texts in courses around the world. The corpus references a database of more than seven million college course syllabi and subsequent readings.
The Open Syllabus Galaxy is an infographic rendering of syllabus readings from schools around the world.
A simple search for business in the Galaxy matches over 200,000 courses and at least 10,000 texts...Continue reading "Open Syllabus Galaxy"...
Our 2021 calendar (annual report) is available to view here.