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Spring 2021 INSIGHT: The Newsletter of MSU Libraries
March 18, 2021 - 4:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Cover of Spring INSIGHT featuring Professor Pero Dagbovie

Did you miss the print version of our Spring 2021 newsletter? Need a digital version to share with a friend or colleague?

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Featured stories:

Deep in the Library Catalog: How MSU Librarians are Eliminating Harmful Language
New Collection in Vincent Voice Library Features Voices of the Black Imaginary: An Interview with Professor of English Julian C. Chambliss
Forthcoming Book by MSU Professor Digs Into Archives & Spotlights Long... Continue reading "Spring 2021 INSIGHT: The Newsletter of MSU Libraries"...

MSU Libraries Award $28,500 To MSU Faculty To Help Instructors Reduce Costs For Students
March 16, 2021 - 1:35:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

MSU Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisory Committee has awarded a second round of grants totaling $28,500 to ten MSU faculty. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr., who said the awards are designed to support the goals of the OER program, which aims to help instructors reduce costs for students, improve access to required texts, and increase student success. 


“These awards have the potential to impact more than 4,300 students and save students $363,590,” Salem said. “That’s...

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Crypto Data Digest: Exchanges
March 12, 2021 - 12:52:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

The theme this week is "crypto holders and exchanges." Each week on Friday, we will explore one element of crypto and provide 2-5 relevant illustrative charts. Check back next week for data on "crypto use cases."

As of February 27, the monthly [cryptocurrency exchange] volume total stood at $1.05 trillion. That represents an increase of $143.9 billion — or 15.9% — from January when the previous monthly high was registered.

Coinbase is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the U.S. It’s valued at more than $100 billion, and commands roughly 11% of the entire...

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MSU Libraries Join Other Big Ten Libraries to Create Collection Available to All Big Ten University...
January 14, 2021 - 3:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

In a historic and unprecedented maneuver for a group of independent universities, the University Library Deans and Directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have committed to managing the separate collections of Big Ten university libraries as a single collection. As part of this effort, MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. was appointed to the BIG Collection Steering Committee. The announcement was made by the Library Directors of the BTAA. 


“The BIG Collection is really about collaboration, impact, and...

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Spring 2021 GIS Workshops
January 04, 2021 - 7:25:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

It doesn't feel like Spring right now with the pretty snow on the ground, but Spring semester is beginning and with it there will be a few GIS workshops. In Spring Semester 2021 all of our workshops will be held online. As usual, they are free and open to anyone who wants to attend. No experience with GIS is necessary. If you have any questions please contact Amanda Tickner via email: atickner@msu.edu


Make a Simple Color Shaded Map with QGIS

Friday, February 5th | 4:00-5:00

Learn the basics of QGIS, the free open source geospatial software—this workshop will...

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New Books
November 06, 2020 - 5:08:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Hughes, Infante et. al. Advances in understanding landscape influences on freshwater habitats and biological assemblages.  American Fisheries Society, ©2019. Call Number: QH 541.5 .F7 A38 2019 c.2

Dudgeon. Freshwater biodiversity : status, threats and conservation.  Cambridge University Press, ©2020. Call Number: QH 96.8 B53 D83 2020

Paul.  Soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, ©2015. Call Number: QR 111 .P335 2015 c.2

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Notion for Notes
October 30, 2020 - 3:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Are you looking for a productivity application that's akin to Evernote or Trello? Want something better? 

One of 2020's top note-taking apps for students is called Notion, a digital productivity application that provides easy-to-use features in task management, organization, and much more.

One of the best features of Notion is the ability to create new pages, each with their own subtopics. Notion also allows users to embed links, quotes, lists, files, and images. So it's perfect for linking to articles cited by your professor, or embedding tables and relevant screenshots from...

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MSU Libraries Open Submissions for New Round of OER Awards
October 27, 2020 - 3:28:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

After awarding nearly $27,000 in March to nine MSU faculty members to fund the creation and adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER) course material, MSU Libraries are welcoming applications for a second round of OER Program Awards. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said this round of awards is designed to provide financial incentives and support for instructors interested in adopting, adapting, or creating OER as an alternative to traditional textbooks; and it’s designed to support OER sustainability and large-scale implementation of OER. The goals of the...

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ASMSU Free Reads
October 22, 2020 - 11:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Courtesy of ASMSU’s Readership program, MSU faculty/staff and students now have access to digital editions of the Lansing State Journal, Detroit Free Press, and USA Today. Access to these journals is available via the A-Z journal list (no registration required).

Since ASMSU is still providing access to the NYTimes and WSJ with individual accounts (MSU email) required for those papers, MSU affiliates now have even greater access to popular media. 

Further still, finding business articles has never been easier! Check out the 'Finding Business Articles' page on the Business...

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MSU Libraries Award $500 Prize to Winner of Art Contest
September 15, 2020 - 12:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

In the midst of a pandemic, MSU Libraries remain at the center of academic life at MSU, scanning materials to send electronically, mailing books, and even supporting art. They recently awarded $500 to Michael Matias Brimmer, an undergraduate student who won the annual MSU Libraries Art Contest. The winning work will be displayed in the Main Library and available for all to see when the building fully reopens. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said the contest is a way for MSU Libraries to support students, create welcoming spaces in the Library, and collaborate with...

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