July 31: New WSU Libraries’ Research Database Goes Live

Posted: July 25, 2017 -- letizia

WSU Libraries will roll out a new research database to replace Lexis Nexis Academic on July 31. The new database, Nexis Uni, was designed with millennial students in mind, featuring personalization, collaboration and quick discovery components.

 

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Cultural Preservation Initiative Wins Award

Posted: July 31, 2017 -- letizia

The Society of American Archivists has presented its Council Exemplary Service Award to the Sustainable Heritage Network, a project led by WSU for digital preservation of cultural heritage.

The SHN is managed by the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) at WSU and works in partnership with the Association for Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums to complement the work of indigenous peoples globally to preserve, share and manage cultural heritage and knowledge.

 

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Former WSU Librarian Vicki Croft Elected MLA Fellow

Posted: July 14, 2017 -- letizia

Vicki F. Croft, retired head of the WSU Animal Health Library, has been elected a Fellow of the Medical Library Association, a nonprofit, educational organization with more than 4,000 health sciences information professional members and partners worldwide.

MLA Fellows are members elected by a board of directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the association’s purposes. The fellowship is one of MLA’s highest honors.

 

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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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