CDSC Receives $147,179 to Expand Native American Archive

Posted: June 21, 2017 -- letizia

WSU’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) recently received a $147,179 Digital Extension Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to expand the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a national archive of Native American cultural materials.

 

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Temporary Summit slowdown!

Posted: June 19, 2017 -- beckerg

Summit requests placed between Friday, June 23, and Monday, July 3, 2017, may not be received until July 7 or the following week. See Circulation or Reference staff for Interlibrary Loan request options. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

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New WSU Course Reserves System Launches May 8

Posted: May 4, 2017 -- letizia

A new online course reserves system, ExLibris Leganto, will be made available to WSU faculty and students on Monday, May 8. The new system integrates directly into Blackboard without the need for secondary passwords, is mobile friendly and can be customized for better accessibility.

Leganto allows users to see physical and e-reserves for courses in one place and accommodates a variety of media types.

 

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Monthlong Activities in April

Posted: April 12, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries is sponsoring three weeklong activities in April to celebrate all forms of poetry, as part of National Poetry Month.

Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture, according to the Poets.org website.

 

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Help Test New Library Search Tool Before May 8 Launch

Posted: April 5, 2017 -- letizia

Users of WSU Libraries’ search function are invited to test and provide feedback on a new version before its official launch on Monday, May 8.

To test the new version, go to http://libraries.wsu.edu/sandbox_newui.

The upgrade of Search It is part of a regional effort by the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a Pacific Northwest consortium of academic libraries of which WSU Libraries is a part.

Benefits of the new search tool include:

 

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Register by March 31 for April 7 Edible Book Festival

Posted: March 23, 2017 -- letizia

Play with your food and your words during WSU Libraries’ second annual Edible Book Festival on Friday, April 7, part of WSU Mom’s Weekend activities.

Registration for entries closes March 31; to register, visit the library guide at http://libguides.libraries.wsu.edu/ediblebooks. Participants can register individually or as a group.

 

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March 28: Celebrate WSU Authors at Crimson Reads

Posted: March 22, 2017 -- letizia

The published works of WSU authors will be recognized at the fourth annual “Crimson Reads: A Celebration of WSU Authors,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Terrell Library atrium. Crimson Reads is part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence.

 

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'Pioneering Women at WSU' Exhibit Opens in MASC

Posted: March 22, 2017 -- letizia

Before 1900, women were denied entrance to many eastern colleges; but in the West, with fewer people, many colleges were coeducational. This included the small, land-grant Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, today’s WSU.

 

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April 13: Journal Cancellation Discussion Planned

Posted: March 9, 2017 -- letizia

Join Joel Cummings, head of library collections, in a discussion of the practical challenges the WSU Libraries face providing access to research journals on Thursday, April 13, from 2-3 p.m. in Terrell Library 20E in Pullman; SAC 515 in Spokane; TWST 209 in Tri-Cities; and VLIB 160B in Vancouver.

The discussion will include information about recent and future journal cancellations, journal packages, price inflation and options for the future. Also covered will be some of the challenges libraries face with academia's current financial model of journal publishing.

 

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March 6: Faculty Workshop on Open Textbook Library

Posted: March 2, 2017 -- letizia

A free workshop about the Open Textbook Library and use of open educational resources (OERs) will be presented for the WSU community from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, in the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation on the fourth floor of Holland Library.

Moderated by David Ernst, University of Minnesota, and Merinda McLure, Colorado State University, the interactive workshop is sponsored by WSU Libraries. It will cover how librarians and instructional designers can support faculty who are exploring or interested in adopting open textbooks. Topics will include:

 

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