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Action Poll on Tools for Working with Research Data

Announcement from the Research Data Alliance: This short, anonymous poll targeted at researchers aims to characterize the range of research data management tools that are used across domains and regions.  It is being conducted by Research Data Alliance (RDA) Long Tail … Continue reading

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Ancient bobcat burial revealed

A team of archaeologists, including Ken Farnsworth of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, has identified a Hopewellian burial specimen from Illinois as a juvenile bobcat wearing a collar.  They reported the human-like burial of the bobcat in the Midcontinental Journal … Continue reading

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Report for the Urban Flooding Awareness Act

In August 2014 the Illinois General Assembly passed the Urban Flooding Awareness Act, which charged the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, in concert with other state agencies, with compiling a comprehensive report on urban flooding. The final report was completed … Continue reading

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Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

The Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County, produced by the Prairie Research Institute, provides data-driven guidance to the Forest Preserves of Cook County (FPCC)–which celebrated their 100th anniversary in February–for managing preserves in … Continue reading

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Funding for Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is soliciting scientific research proposals for their Research in Sustainable Solid Waste Management program.  The program seeks to fund projects on waste minimization, recycling, waste conversion, diversion strategies, and landfilling.  Past awards have … Continue reading

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NTIS Expands Free Access to Federal Technical Reports

The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is now offering the American public free public access to a searchable online database of approximately three million federal science and technology reports. The library is a service of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National … Continue reading

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Just Released: The Butterflies of Illinois A Field Guide

The Illinois Natural History Survey’s Manual 14, Butterflies of Illinois: a Field Guide  has just been released.  The guide contains descriptions, field photos and life-size specimen photos of all Illinois’ butterfly species.   For more information about this Manual or to order click … Continue reading

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How you can use IDEALS and why you should

Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) is our institutional repository, which “collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.”  … Continue reading

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Oak Street Storage Facility Reading Room Now Open to Patrons

The Reading Room provides a space for patrons to use Library materials housed in Oak Street High Density Storage. This is particularly useful when a patron needs to consult a large number of books, such as multi-volume sets. Unless materials … Continue reading

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McConkey appointed to FEMA Technical Mapping Advisory Council

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as mandated by the mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, has established the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC), “tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program to ensure that flood … Continue reading

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