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.
“Leverage in the crypto markets — particularly on the retail side — has been a big theme that accentuates the volatility.” – Devin Ryan, JMP Securities
Bitcoin is a notoriously volatile market. The lack of oversight found across cryptocurrency exchanges makes the market ripe for abuse. And, since massive price swings occur at least biweekly, fears of manipulation are founded.
The assertion that Bitcoin is subject to price manipulation is bolstered by the fact that such practice is rampant among “altcoins.” Wash trading, pump and dump schemes, and spoofing have become almost...Continue reading "Crypto Data Digest: Manipulation and Volatility"...
In a move that reflects both a national trend and a campus commitment to partnership, Michigan State University Press has merged with Michigan State University Libraries. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr.
“We’re thrilled about this partnership, and we think it’s a natural way to support scholarly publication and strengthen our mutual commitment to learning,” Salem said. “Like other academic libraries, MSU Libraries has taken an active role in scholarly publishing. And, like other...Continue reading "MSU Press Merges With MSU Libraries To Optimize Resoures & Expand Access"...