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MSU Libraries Acquire 25,000-Piece Rock & Roll History and Counterculture Collection
March 18, 2020 - 8:08:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Vanessa Poster from Grande Ballroom

In a state known for rock & roll, it would seem that scholars, music lovers, and visitors should have access to a rich archive of posters, handbills, band photos, protest buttons, recordings, and underground newspapers documenting this great musical history. A treasure trove of such things will soon be available at Michigan State University Libraries, which recently acquired a 25,000-piece archive of 1960s – 1970s rock & roll history rooted in Michigan. The collection was purchased from Melissa and Jack Bodnar, who describe it as the largest and most...

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Why are there more 2nd Streets than 1st Streets in Michigan?
March 03, 2020 - 12:00:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Numbered streets in Traverse City, Michigan
Why are there more 2nd Streets than 1st Streets in Michigan?

OK Geo Nerds --- After analyzing the Michigan Department of Transportation's computer files of the entire road network of Michigan, we compiled a list of the most common road names.  They go: 

Main St.
2nd St.
1st St.
Maple St.
3rd St.
Elm St.
4th St.
Pine St.
Oak St.
5th St.

These findings prompted astute tweeters @PWolfson6 and @matheduactor to ask, "How could 2nd Street be more common than 1st Street?"  We scratched our heads and assumed that in many towns the location of 1st Street was taken over by Main Street.  But...

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A Podcast for Monday
March 03, 2020 - 10:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

In 2020 there will be 52 Mondays. Since morning routines can help to set the tone for your whole week, why not consider a podcast to start your Monday?

The Dalai Lama once said, "Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” 

Perhaps a new podcast is just what you need?

'Hello Monday' is a show that explores the changing nature of work. In just ~30 minutes, Jessi Hempel interviews guests such as Elizabeth Gilbert, Melinda Gates, Arthur Brooks, and others. The show probes listeners to think about the work we do, what it all means, and even...

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MSU Libraries Will Host Dr. Ausma Zehanat Khan for March 10 Muslim Journeys Book Discussion
March 03, 2020 - 9:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

MSU Libraries’s well-established book club Muslim Journeys will feature something new this month: the author. Award-winning novelist Dr. Ausma Zehanet Khan will lead a discussion of her own novel, The Unquiet Dead, Tuesday, March 10 from 7 – 9 pm in the Green Room of the Main Library. The event is presented in partnership with the MSU Muslim Studies Program and is co-sponsored by the MSU Canadian Studies Program.  

The Unquiet Dead is a police procedural that addresses issues of identity, war, religion, equity, truth, and family...

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New Exhibit at MSU Libraries Explores the Human Animal Bond
March 02, 2020 - 10:54:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Some connections between humans and animals feel almost inexplicable, but a new exhibit at the MSU Libraries gathers historic books from MSU’s veterinary medicine collections and notable items in Special Collections to examine how these bonds have been illustrated, documented, and described for hundreds of years. The exhibit examines the history of the horse, the link between human and animal health, the role of farm animals, the practice of beekeeping, and the history of hunting and fishing. It includes rare books and illustrations dating from the 17th century....

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February 18, 2020 - 9:00:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

The MSU Libraries have signed a three-year “transformative” read-and-publish (R + P) agreement with the De Gruyter publishing house to provide default open access publishing for all articles by MSU authors in De Gruyter journals. This arrangement means that MSU lead authors publishing in these journals will no longer have to pay the usual De Gruyter article processing charge, which can amount to hundreds of dollars. MSU-authored articles will be visible to all readers, even those without an MSU Net ID, increasing the visibility of MSU research on the...


February 11, 2020 - 4:02:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

You’ve probably heard of Crunchbase, Pitchbook, or PwC’s MoneyTree report. Maybe you’ve heard of Preqin, S&P Global Market Intelligence, or FactSet. But have you heard of PrivCo? Have you heard of MarketLine, ThomsonOne Deals, or CB Insights?

MSU Libraries subscribes to several resources specialized for accelerating one’s search for information on private M&A deals, venture capital, and private equity funding rounds.  Here’s a rundown:


A database built on “Private Company Financial Intelligence.” PrivCo helps to unearth the finances of many private...

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MSU Libraries and Campus Partners Will Host 2020 XR Symposium
February 06, 2020 - 4:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

For a time, it seemed immersive technologies were the stuff of sci-fi games and movies, but leaders at MSU Libraries are helping more people understand these technologies are not just for entertainment but also for education, medicine, engineering, and conservation. MSU Libraries faculty and staff are working with others on campus to help the MSU community explore how eXtended Reality (XR) can serve students in the classroom and in our wider culture. On Wednesday, February 12, they will host an XR Symposium in the Green Room (4 West) at the Main Library to...

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New Books
January 16, 2020 - 4:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books

Adventures in Managing Water: Real-World Engineering Experiences. American Society of Civil Engineers   ©2019  Call Number: TC 413 .A38 2019 

Gillman. Modelling Nature: An Introduction To Mathematical Modelling Of Natural Systems. Cabi Publishing  ©2019  Call Number: QH 51.G55 2019

Brimacombe. Likelihood Methods In Biology And Ecology: A Modern Approach To Statistics. Crc Press  ©2019   Call Number: QH 541.15.S72B75 2019

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Spring 2020 GIS Workshops
January 06, 2020 - 11:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

Here is our slate of workshops for Spring 2020! If you have questions about the workshops or requests for topics of future workshops please email GIS Librarian Amanda Tickner at atickner@msu.edu


Introduction to QGIS: Make a Simple Color Shaded Map

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