In 1986 MSU cartography student Brenda Mathenia made this map of campus that highlights the 14 library locations and their collections. The back summarizes the collections and services of the libraries at that time. Over the intervening 29 years we've changed drastically both in size and composition. Our collections are larger and our locations are fewer. Our computing and study spaces are vastly enhanced and modernized. One thing hasn't changed one iota though, and that is expressed in the last sentence: "The MSU Libraries are constantly growing and changing, responding to the...Continue reading "1986 Map of MSU Libraries"...
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Participate in a humanitarian mapping project, no GIS experience needed! Bring your laptop to the library and join us in developing map data to aid a humanitarian project. The exact project is to be determined, but likely will involve improving our knowledge of road networks in an African country by looking at satellite images and marking the roads with your mouse. We will supply the refreshments while you save the world, one click at a time. If you plan on joining us, create an OpenStreetMap account and download the browser plugin here: http://hotosm.org/get-involved/disaster-mapping...Continue reading "GIS Day November 18, 2015, drop-in 2-4pm"...
QGIS is a popular open source Geographic Information System that runs on several operating systems. The introductory workshop on October 19th will focus on introductory topics such as how to acquire and display GIS shapefiles, map a list of addresses, perform a spatial analysis, and create a layout. The second workshop will further build on QGIS skills by working with raster images and data. Participants will learn how to georeference a digitized map (such as a historic map or aerial photo) and create vector data from it for basic analysis. Map Projections and data alignment will also be...Continue reading "QGIS Workshops @ MSU Libraries"...
Choudhary, ML. Climate Dynamics in Horticultural Science: Principles and Applications. Apple Academic Press/CRC Press ©2015. Call Number: S 600.7 .C54 C664 2015 v.1
Choudhary, ML. Climate Dynamics in Horticultural Science: Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation. Apple Academic Press/CRC Press ©2015. Call Number: S 600.7 .C54 C664 2015 v.2
de Jong, P. Sustainable Dairy Production. Wiley-Blackwell, ©2013. Call Number: SF 247 .S86 2013
Gliessman, Stephen R. Field and laboratory investigations in agroecology. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ©2015. Call Number: S 589.7...Continue reading "New Books"...
With the success of recent podcasts such as NPR’s Serial, it appears this medium has finally hit its stride and is finally delivering on its earlier promise. People are increasingly listening to podcasts and they can also be valuable as an educational tool. With their rising popularity, there is a podcast for everyone’s taste. Business Insider recently released an article titled “17 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter.” This list includes Ira Glass’ wildly popular “This American Life”, “Freakanomics Radio”, based on the New York Times Bestselling book Freakanomics, and “WTF” a podcast...Continue reading "Get Smarter with Podcasts"...
For hundreds of years European nations yearned to discover a water route over or through the Americas to reach the Pacific and Asia. In 1775 the unofficial contest became more real when Great Britain offered a £20,000 prize (about £2.2 million today) mainly to beat the Spanish to the discovery.
This map attempts to mark out reports from several expeditions. Two, however, were likely fictitious or at least grossly exaggerated, those of Juan de Fuca and “l’Amiral” De Fonte. The Spanish government archives have no records of such voyages (and in De Fonte’s case, no such person)....Continue reading "Myths of the North Pacific"...
Map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.
List for 2015, 2nd Quarter:
City maps of China
Michigan Counties: Just beginning Delta County
Thank you Tim and Nicole!!
*Those paper maps kept in the “regular” map cabinets of the Map Library. This does not include the folded geology maps, rolled wall maps, aeronautical charts, nautical charts, or...Continue reading "MSU Map Cataloging, 2nd Quarter 2015"...
Our map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.
List for 2015 1st Quarter:
City maps of Brazil
City maps and National maps (meaning, whole country on 1 sheet) of Nigeria
Michigan Counties: Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton,... Continue reading "MSU Map Collection in the Library Catalog"...
Bouchard. The book of beetles : a life-size guide to 600 of nature's gems. The University of Chicago Press, ©2014. Call Number: QL 575 .B66 2014 c.2
Opalko. Ecological consequences of increasing crop productivity : plant breeding and biotic diversity. Apple Academic Press, ©2015. Call Number: S 589.7 .E26 2015
Lemenager. Cow-calf production in the U.S. corn belt. Iowa State University, ©2011. Call Number: SF 196.U6 C69 2011
Holmes. Dairy freestall housing and equipment. Midwest Plan Service, ©2013. Call Number: SF206 .D35 2013
Schroeder and Dann. The life...Continue reading "New Books"...