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NIU Libraries are connecting the campus with institutions across the world in a shared discussion around the Open Access movement in celebration of International Open Access Week 2013. With a variety of events and activities scheduled, from workshops and panels to receptions and mash-ups, the week of Oct. 22 promises to be interesting and informative....
Joseph Smith
The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, the College of Law, University Libraries and the Department of Communication are sponsoring a trip Monday, Oct. 14, to the “Joseph Smith Reenactment Trial and Panel Discussion” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. The reenactment trial will be a...
Rosanne M. Cordell
Rosanne M. Cordell, associate dean for Public Services at NIU Libraries, is the editor of “Library Reference Services and Information Literacy: Models for Academic Institutions.” The book was released in June by IGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in high-quality research publications in the fields of educational technology and information technology management. As classrooms...
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at NIU Libraries has landed a major new acquisition, thanks to a generous donation from renowned science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold. Bujold has donated the first of several expected installments of her manuscripts. Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, said...
Founders Memorial Library
The University Libraries is the newest member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program division of the Library of Congress. Founded in 2010, the NDSA is a consortium of  more than 145 member institutions committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information. NDSA...
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NIU Libraries has launched a pilot Open Access Fund that will provide small grants to faculty and graduate students to help defray the upfront costs associated with open access publishing. Grappling with the costs for expensive journal subscriptions, a number of universities nationwide, including Harvard and MIT, are promoting open access publishing. It provides unrestricted...
Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections for NIU Libraries, has earned her second Hugo Award, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Earlier this month, Thomas was presented with the award for Best Fancast from the World Science Fiction Society at the 70th World Science Fiction...
Drew VandeCreek
University Libraries has launched Huskie Commons, a new online repository featuring NIU student theses and dissertations and faculty members’ publications in peer-reviewed journals. While outreach to NIU faculty is just beginning, Huskie Commons already contains full text versions of more than 60 faculty publications and links to more than 4,000 theses and dissertations. In the...
NIU faculty standout William Baker, who holds a joint appointment with University Libraries and the Department of English, will present a Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar at noon Monday, Oct. 1, in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. The event is open to the public, with refreshments to be served before the seminar,...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a faculty wine tasting from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 403 of Founders Memorial Library) and will feature wines and cheeses from Hy-Vee in Sycamore. No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an...
Mary Todd Lincoln
In 1875, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, petitioned to have his mother institutionalized for insanity. Mary Lincoln had no knowledge of her son’s intentions until Chicago police officers showed up outside of her hotel to escort her to the courthouse. For three hours, 17 witnesses testified to Mary Lincoln’s erratic behavior...
Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary for university-level coursework. The ease of Internet access to information such as advertisements,...
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