Love jigsaw puzzles?
Think you are fast at putting jigsaw puzzles together?
Here's your chance to prove it.
The Challenge: Teams of maximum 4 people to build a 1,000 piece puzzle the fastest in the allotted time. The winning team earns bragging rights, recognition on our puzzle table, and an announcement on our web site and/or Facebook page. The team also wins some library goodies. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
Where: Gast Business Library, Michigan State University
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Lindenmayer and Likens. Effective ecological monitoring. Earthscan, c2010. Call Number: QH541.15.M64 L56 2010 c.2
Kays, Stanley J. Cultivated vegetables of the world : a multilingual onomasticon. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2011. Call Number: SB320.3 .K381 2011
Bei Wang [et al.]. Microalgae for biofuel production and CO₂ sequestration. Nova Science Publishers, 2010. Call Number: TP248.27.A46 M53 2009
Blumstein and Fernández-Juricic. A primer of conservation behavior. Sinauer Associates, c2010. Call Number: QL751 .B56 2010
Nelson, Darby. For love of...Continue reading "New Books"...
The Map Library has a new look, with the service counter in a new location nearer the entrance. This change is part of a sequence of events that will eventually lead to a Geospatial Technology Area directly across from the service counter.
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.
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...Continue reading "USGS releases new Michigan topographic maps"...
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...Continue reading "All Michigan Sanborn Geo Edition is here!"...
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...Continue reading "ABI/INFORM, Entrepreneurship, and ProQuest Historical Annual Reports Will Be Unavailable This..."...
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.
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.
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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