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Banned Books Week

September 23, 2014

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

September 21st - 27th

This week, Banned Books Week, is a time for celebrating your right to read!

Banned Books Week brings national attention to the issue of censorship, and the harm of restricting information.

To celebrate our freedom here at UNH, we will be displaying some of the most frequently challenged and banned materials in libraries and schools. Check the main entrance of Dimond Library (level 3) for frequently banned/challenged books, and visit the Multimedia room (level 2) for banned/challenged movies and audiobooks.

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Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

September 17, 2014

September 18 - December 12, 2014
A new University Museum exhibit celebrates the 100th year of UNH Cooperative Extension.

The exhibit, "Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State," will be on display at the University Museum in Dimond Library.

Reception:
Thursday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm with refreshments - all are welcome.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-8:00pm

Visit the University Museum page to learn more about current and past exhibits.

New Fall Hours for Special Collections and Archives

September 2, 2014

Milne Special Collections and Archives unit will be changing its reading room hours beginning on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Reading room hours for the fall semester will be:

  • Monday: 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-4pm
  • Thursday: 10am-4pm
  • Friday: 10am-4pm

Milne Special Collections and Archives will continue to open by appointment for those who are unable to make regular reading room hours.

Special Collections is generally not open on holidays or during curtailed operations.

For more information, contact Special Collections, Archives, and Museum staff.

New Database Trial: PolicyMap

September 2, 2014

The Library is currently subscribed to a new database trial, through October 31, 2014: PolicyMap.

PolicyMap is a US-National web-based Geographic Information System used to understand communities. It is a “GIS tool for non-GIS experts” for those who need to visualize large amounts of data quickly and easily, often down to the census tract or block group level. Included in the tool is access to PolicyMap’s extensive data collection, with 15,000+ indicators used to understand communities, organized into general categories including demographics, income and spending, housing, lending activity, quality of life, economy, education, health, federal guidelines, and other analysis. In addition, students and faculty can easily upload and incorporate their data into and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap.

As always, if this database us useful for your research, please leave a comment here or contact our electronic resources librarian.

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Pet therapy coming to Dimond and Engineering, Math, & CS Libraries this fall

August 26, 2014

Health Services provides pet-assisted therapy and activities services free on-campus. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Hamilton (aka Hammy) is a 4 year old Great Dane mix and a certified Canine Good Citizen, a certification offered through the American Kennel Club. He is also a nationally certified therapy dog through Pet Partners. He works out of Health Services with his owner and handler Maria Caplan MS, RD Nutrition Counselor/Educator.

Hamilton will visit Dimond Library and Engineering, Math, and CS Library in Kingsbury Hall this fall on the following days:

Monday, October 20 at Kingsbury: 12:30-2pm
Monday, October 27 at Dimond: 12:30-2pm
Monday, November 3 at Kingsbury: 12:30-2pm
Monday, November 17 at Kingsbury: 12:30-2pm
Monday, November 24 at Dimond: 12:30-2pm
Monday, December 1 at Kingsbury: 12:30-2pm

E-books for education events

August 20, 2014

The cost of print textbooks are outrageous, and librarians are trying to help! Join us for a two part webinar exploring e-books for education and first event in the Faculty Brown Bag series.

Electronic Textbooks: Plug in and Learn

September 10th, 1:00-2:30 in Dimond 352

The session will explore the notion of just what an electronic textbook is. Are e-textbooks an interactive "courseware" website, an application for mobile devices and tablets, or self-contained digital files? Or is there a place for all of these and if so, how do they fit together and combine with a course syllabus? Also addressed will be issues of affordability and usage.

Topics and speakers are:

  • Advocating for Change: Open Textbooks and Affordability – Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education, Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
  • Open Your Books and Turn to Page 10: Getting Students to Use Their E-Textbooks – Reggie Cobb, Biology Instructor, Nash Community College
  • A Proof of Concept Initiative: The Internet2/EDUCAUSE Etextbook Pilots – Monica Metz-Wiseman, Coordinator of Electronic Collections, University of South Florida Libraries

Open Textbook Initiatives

September 17th, 1:00-2:30 in Dimond 343

This session will focus on the efforts to make textbooks electronically available under free open copyright licenses as part of the broader open educational resources movement.

Topics and speakers are:

  • The Library Publishing Landscape for E-Textbooks – Faye Chadwell, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Press Director, Oregon State University
  • Student-Funded Textbook Initiative at Kansas State University – Brian Lindshield, Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, Kansas State University and Beth Turtle, Associate Professor/Head, Scholarly Communications & Publishing, Kansas State University Libraries
  • Using Open Resources to Expand Access to Education – Molly Lindsay, Vice President of Content, Boundless

Faculty Brown Bag Series: Improvements to Ebrary

This series from Academic Technology starts on September 18. Join us in Dimond 352 from 12-1:30pm with a brief talk from collection management librarian Jen Carroll about recent improvements to the ebrary ebook system available to all faculty. Open discussion to follow.

We hope you can join us to learn more about this important topic!

New Online Databases

August 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce access to several new databases, including upgrades to current resources.

  • Academic Search COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier) - Provides access to indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, and full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Covers many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and more.
  • Business Source COMPLETE (Upgrade from Premier) - Offers comprehensive full-text coverage plus indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals.
  • Education Source - Offers a collection of full-text education journals, encompassing an international array of English-language periodicals, monographs, yearbooks, and more. Covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education and educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
  • Environment Complete - Offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full text - Provides access to information about trends in the evolving field of library studies; covers subjects ranging from automation, censorship, government aid, public relations. and more.
  • Marquis Complete Who’s Who - Provides access to directories containing short biographies of individuals from all fields of endeavor.
  • OECD iLibrary - the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
  • iPOLL (Roper Center) - Provides access to a collection of poll data; all US polling firms, broad topical coverage of opinions and behavior on social issues, politics, pop culture, international affairs, and more. International datasets are available for immediate download.

If you have any questions, please contact our Collection Management Librarian.

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