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Lynne M. Thomas and Drew VandeCreek
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Northern Illinois University Libraries with a National Leadership Grant of $575,000 to investigate affordable digital preservation solutions for small and medium-sized college and university libraries. Because technology changes so rapidly, libraries nationwide are becoming increasingly concerned about the preservation of their digital materials, including...
Founders Memorial Library
NIU Libraries will introduce a new service this semester called “Primo.” Primo incorporates the most advanced developments in search engine technology with the aim of furnishing an easier and more intuitive process for locating academic literature. In effect, the database combines all NIU books, full-text articles and digital resources into a single search index and...
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at NIU Libraries, garnered international acclaim from the science fiction world this month for her editing work on the book, “Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It”(Mad Norwegian Press). Thomas and her editing colleague, Tara O’Shea, received...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a faculty wine tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 402 of Founders Memorial Library) and will feature wines and cheeses from Hy-Vee in Sycamore. No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an...
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A new online library for NIU’s scholarly materials and products, the Huskie Commons Digital Repository, is being developed by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS). Once completed, this repository will “provide a long-term secure digital space where faculty and staff can place their publications, data sets and other research materials,” said Patrick Dawson,...
Founders Memorial Library
Founders Memorial Library has begun to circulate netbooks for student and faculty use. The six netbooks, which can be checked out at the library circulation desk, are available for in-library use and will circulate for two-hour periods. Depending on demand, users may renew the computers for an additional two hours. The purpose of the netbooks is not...
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When students and faculty return to campus this month, they will see significant changes to the NIU Libraries’ website and have easier access to library information. The Libraries’ website will feature a new design and new layout, which will make accessing information easier for users. In addition to the aesthetic changes, the Libraries’ website also will...
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Since 1983, the Friends of the NIU Libraries group has been purchasing materials for the library that have otherwise been too expensive for the library’s budget, based on the recommendations of library faculty. Now Friends of the NIU Libraries is expanding its program to enhance the library by opening up its suggestion box to the NIU community....
Video Game Development
Teenagers interested in video games, animation, 3D virtual worlds, and computers are invited to join the Game Development Lab at the NIU Digital Convergence Lab in Founders Memorial Library. This after-school program allows students to pursue their hobbies while exploring an exciting career option in emerging technologies.  The Game Development program includes 16 late afternoon sessions...
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