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Map Library Welcomes new A3 Scanner
January 30, 2012 - 12:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The MSU Map Library welcomes a new A3 scanner for flatbed scanning.

The Epson accommodates materials up to 12.2" x 17.2", will scan up to 2400 x 4800 ppi resolution and features 48-bit color. Flatbed scanning remains 5 cents per scan. The Epson complements our 42" HP roll scanner ($1 per scan) to enable scanning of bound publications and more fragile items.



USGS releases new Michigan topographic maps
December 21, 2011 - 6:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The United State Geological Survey has released 2011 editions of the new "US Topo", the new generation of digital topographic maps. In October 2009, the USGS began to load US Topo maps to the USGS Store distribution point where the maps are available for free download. We have been waiting for the approximately 1,500 Michigan sheets to be released which just happened recently.


Search or zoom to your place of interest. Place a red marker on a location of interest, then click on the red marker to see a list of available maps. In addition to the new 2011 maps, you will also see...

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All Michigan Sanborn Geo Edition is here!
December 14, 2011 - 2:52:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

MSU affiliated library users now have access to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Geo Edition FOR MICHIGAN. About a year ago we purchased 12 metropolitan areas, this new purchase is of 339 places in Michigan. MSU Map Library fans might remember that we've long had the browsable Sanborn maps. The advantage here is the geo functionality which makes most map sheets address-searchable. Map sheets also can be viewed on top of a modern Google maps image so you can see the differences. Map sheets can export as jpg or GeoTIFF. Note that not all map sheets are geo-referenced. Some map sheets can...

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ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and ProQuest Historical Annual Reports Will Be Unavailable This...
December 01, 2011 - 6:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

ProQuest will be performing maintenance from Saturday, December 3 at 10pm to Sunday, December 4 at 10am. Some of the business databases affected will be ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and ProQuest Historical Annual Reports. Some titles in those databases will be impacted as well including Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship), Hoover's Company Records (via ProQuest Entrepreneurship), First Research (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM), Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports (via ProQuest ABI/INFORM), and Just-Series Market Research Reports (via ProQuest...

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WRDS Downtime 7am-10am 11/22/2011
November 15, 2011 - 8:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

The WRDS Unix server will be undergoing maintenance from 7:00am - 10:00am EST on Tuesday, November 22. The WRDS website will not be affected by the maintenance. You will not be able to access WRDS through UNIX or PC SAS Connect while the maintenance is in progress. Jobs and user sessions that are active when it begins will be interrupted and they will have to be restarted when the system is back online.


We apologize for any inconvenience.



GuideStar Maintenance Thursday Night
October 25, 2011 - 6:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates

Notification of Planned Maintenance - GuideStar


GuideStar will be performing routine maintenance on its network devices beginning at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, October 27, 2011, and ending at 1 a.m. EST on October 28. During this time customers may experience intermittent interruptions in access to all aspects of our site, including Web services.


We apologize for the inconvenience as we work to enhance our services. Be assured that our IT Department is working to minimize these interruptions to the greatest extent possible.


GuideStar USA, Inc.



SimplyMap 2.0 is here
October 21, 2011 - 1:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

MSU Libraries subscribes to the new Simplymap 2.0 interface which includes a wizard for making easy choropleth maps on thousands of variables. Simplymap is especially strong in population, demographics, and consumer behavior data. May be exported as GIS .shp files or as data tables. http://er.lib.msu.edu/item.cfm?item=050076 #simplymap #msulibraries




New Books
October 14, 2011 - 7:50:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Gliessman, Stephen R. Agroecology : the ecology of sustainable food systems. CRC Press, c2007. Call Number: S589.7 .G58 2007 c.2


Hansen, Ann Larkin. The organic farming manual : a comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm. Storey Pub., 2010. Call Number: S605.5 .H355 2010


Bleam, W. F. Soil and environmental chemistry. Academic Press, c2012. Call Number: S592.5 .B565 2012


Rayburn, Edward B. Forage production for pasture-based livestock production. Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, 2006. Call Number: SB193 .F627 2006...

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New Scanner in the Map Library
October 11, 2011 - 6:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

The Map Library recently acquired a gently used HP DesignJet 4500 Scanner. This roll-type scanner accepts sheets up to 42" wide (106 cm). Scan up to 508 pixels per inch, and save as JPG, TIF, or PDF onto your USB flash drive or writable CD. Only $1 per scan.



New Books
August 12, 2011 - 6:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books   Categories: News and Events

Elgersma. Fresh Herbage for Dairy Cattle: The Key to a Sustainable Food Chain. Springer, c2006. Call Number: SF203 .F68 2006


Thomas. The cattle health handbook : preventive care, disease treatments & emergency procedures for promoting the well-being of your beef or dairy herd. Storey Pub., c2009. Call Number: SF961 .T46 2009



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