The Multimedia Room in Dimond Library will undergo renovations the week of October 26. The room will remain open, but be sure to ask staff if you need help finding anything, as we put up new shelving. When the renovations are complete, the majority of our video collection will be in open shelving and more easily accessible.
News & Exhibits
Posted October 26, 2015
Posted October 23, 2015
The library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new service that allows you to browse, read, and follow many of the library’s scholarly journals at browzine.com or from your Android and iOS mobile devices.
Built to compliment your searching needs, BrowZine provides a great mechanism to keep track of your favorite journals and to learn about the new developments in your field. It also allows you to see similar titles to the ones you are familiar with, in order to broaden your knowledge of related scholarly literature.
Watch “Be Inspired with BrowZine” by Third Iron on Vimeo, to learn more about how BrowZine can enhance your research experience.
Posted October 22, 2015
For Open Access Week, we want to highlight open initiatives that are making an impact on how we manage and share research.
Open Data is data that are made accessible online and free of charge for use, reuse, and distribution subject to the requirement of attribution and share-alike. The concept of Open Data emphasizes accountability and transparency in research, business, and government.
Open Data in research helps advance knowledge and drive innovation. This openness is not always straightforward, and requires addressing questions of privacy, ownership, and commercial interests of data.
More funding agencies are recommending that data be made publicly available as a condition of the award. Journals such as Nature, Science, and PLoS ONE require authors to make all supporting data available to readers.
If you are looking for a repository to share your own data or looking for data to reuse, Data Portals, the Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) and the Data Repositories listing on the Open Access Directory Wiki are excellent places to start.
Posted October 21, 2015
Open Access (OA) means making research available online free of charge with as few restrictions as possible. Research published in OA journals is read and cited more often than that published in comparable non-OA journals.
There are many high-quality, peer-reviewed OA journals to choose from when submitting an article, but it's important to recognize the potential for fraud. Publishing scams often contact authors directly by email and promise quick publishing turn-around times.
Advice for Safe Publishing
Assess the reputation of a journal before submitting your research. The Think. Check. Submit. campaign provides a checklist authors can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals have been reviewed for compliance with publishing best practices and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association sets publishing standards for its members. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, maintains a list of journals and publishers that may be scams.
You may also contact a UNH librarian if you have any questions about the reputation of a publisher or the quality of a journal.
Learn more about Open Access publishing at the the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide.
Posted October 21, 2015
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, we have created a display in Dimond Library with various representations of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Many items from the display are available for circulation, including:
- Children's adaptations of Alice in Wonderland
- Books in multiple languages including English, Spanish, and Russian
- DVDs, music on CDs, and audiobooks
In addition to the display items, the UNH Library has many electronic resources related to Alice in Wonderland.
Streaming Video and Audio
Come see the display on the main level of Dimond Library near the circulation desk. The display will be up through the end of November.
Posted October 19, 2015
Celebrate International Open Access Week (October 19-25) by participating in the Scholars’ Repository! The Scholars’ Repository, an online collection hosted by the UNH Library, makes it easy for others to find, share, and cite your scholarship. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to submit journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, presentations, and other scholarship or creative work.
How to participate:
- Send a copy of your publications list to Scholarly Communication (your CV, Google Scholar profile, Research Gate profile, or any other list will do). We'll add your publications in compliance with publisher copyright policies. If you’ve sent us a list in the past, send an update. We’ll let you know when the work is done.
- To add presentations, reports, and other unpublished work, either email us copies of your documents or sign up for an account to upload them on your own. Signing up for an account will allow you to get download statistics for you work.
Make sure that your scholarship can be found by anyone who needs it. To learn more about Open Access publishing, author copyrights, and research repositories, visit the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Library Guide or invite Eleta Exline, the Scholarly Communication Librarian, to meet with your department or group.
Posted October 13, 2015
Posted October 8, 2015
In celebration of Halloween, there is now a very scary film display in the Multimedia Room (Dimond, Level 2)!
The display includes:
- 28 Weeks Later
- American Psycho
- Blade - Trinity
- Blair Witch Project
- Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
- Dawn of the Dead
- Night of the Ghouls
- Night of the Living Dead
- Rosemary's Baby
- The Evil Dead
- The Omen
- The Thing
- Twilight Zone
...and many more films that are guaranteed to spook you to the bones!
This display will be up for the entire month of October, so be sure to bring your friends and be ready to get scared!
Posted October 6, 2015
Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a creative, innovative and dynamic specialist librarian to join our team and support research and instruction in geospatial information and earth sciences. The Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will lead efforts to acquire, provide access to and services for geospatial information and data resources, including geographic information system (GIS) and maps in all formats.
UNH is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with emphases on undergraduate and graduate research and state-wide STEM education initiatives. As liaison to the Department of Earth Sciences and other assigned subject areas, this position will develop and deliver responsive reference, research and instructional support, develop and manage library collections and work with teaching and research faculty and other liaison librarians. Working both independently and collaboratively, the Geospatial and Earth Sciences Librarian will support the library’s Geospatial Services Center, natural sciences and scholarly communication initiatives with special focus on liaison areas.
Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month tenure-track faculty status position. Responsibilities include research, publication and service to meet both the Library’s and Universities requirements for tenure and promotion.
The minimum salary will be $72,320 with a competitive benefits package for the rank of Assistant Professor.
The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/
Review of applications will begin October 26, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
Posted September 29, 2015
This week, from September 27th to October 3rd, the Library encourages you to participate in Banned Books Week, by celebrating your freedom to read.
Banned Books Week is an annual event which aims to bring awareness to the problem of censorship, and to celebrate intellectual freedom.
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
-ALA on Banned Books Week
The Library has a display in the North Elevator area on Level 3 (Dimond Library) sharing some of most commonly challenged or banned classics. We encourage you to come see our display, and to learn more about how libraries across the country fight for Intellectual Freedom.