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On Friday, February 22, the White House directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. This is in addition to the recently introduced Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).
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Due to the Missouri State Library’s participation in Open Library, Missourians have access to over 200,000 ebooks that can be ‘checked out’ for a two week period at http://openlibrary.org
You will need to create an account and then you can search or browse the collection and check out a book to download a pdf or e-pub format to read on your computer or e-reader. To use e-pub format, you will need to download the free Adobe Editions program – this also lets you transfer an e-pub book to a mobile device.
A sample of titles/authors available from the collection:
Joyce Carol Oates
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Joy of Cooking
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Beethoven by Maynard Solomon (definitive biography)
Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn’t
Green Eggs and Ham
Kent Library will be upgrading its integrated library system software on Thursday, February 7. During this time, the library catalog and off-campus database access will be unavailable. Users of the library will still be able to search for books through the MOBIUS catalog at http://searchmobius.org/. Service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday, updates will be posted as appropriate.Blogroll
Stop by Kent Library and view the collection of artistically crafted books created by students in Caroline Kahler’s Fibers I (AR330) class. Books constructed in all shapes, from chess pieces to a violin, form the basis of these wonderfully designed works of art. This display is located on the main floor of Kent Library near the south entrance.Blogroll
As part of its strategic planning process, Kent Library is looking for input from its users. All faculty staff, students, alumni, and library users from the community are invited to give feedback on library services. By filling out the anonymous survey below you can help the strategic planning committee determine needs of its users and help us prioritize objectives in the new strategic plan. Only aggregated data from this survey will be used to inform the planning process. To fill out the survey, please
go to the following SurveyMonkey website:
Tired of all the hot air? Looking for more objective information about the 2012 election? Librarians at Kent Library have put together a guide to non-partisan sources of information for the 2012 Presidential and Missouri State elections. Find credible information on the candidates and the issues, as well as links to voter information. To view the guide visit http://semo.libguides.com/2012electionBlogroll
This annual event celebrates our freedom to read. For information about the week’s events, including virtual read-outs, as well as lists of banned and challenged books (you might be surprised by the titles) visit the American Library Association’s site http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/bannedbooksweek and the Banned Books Week site http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ .Blogroll
Special Collections and Archives, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University, has received a $73,139 grant for digitizing original Civil War materials held by libraries, historical agencies and private individuals from the region and across the country. Kent Library received the second largest digital imaging grant awarded by the Missouri State Library during this cycle of funding. This funding supports phase II of a digital imaging project begun by Special Collections and Archives in July 2011.
The project is a collaborative effort between Kent Library, the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, the Center for Regional History, and the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University. It is being funded by a digital imaging grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library and Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Materials identified during phase I of the project, which ended July 16, 2012, include original letters, journals, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera from this period of history. The geographic scope of the project includes twenty three counties in Missouri: Butler, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, Washington, and, Wayne; and five counties in Illinois: Alexander, Jackson, Pulaski, Randolph, and Union.
Once completed, the digital project will include over 130 collections from 46 libraries, historical agencies and private individuals from the region and across the country. The collections will be accessible from two locations: a website via Kent Library, and, Missouri Digital Heritage. Project staff will begin making the collections accessible from the Kent Library site (http://library.semo.edu:2008/cdm/) beginning September, 2012, and will add to the collection as the project moves forward.
For more information, please contact Ellen Ryan, digital project manager, at (573) 651-2750 or via email at email@example.com.