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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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Rachel Carson, May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964

In honor of Rachel Carson’s birthday, here is a short list of books by and about Rachel Carson available from the University Library.       About Rachel Carson… from the American National Biography Online (licensed resource available to University … Continue reading

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UIUC Library Survey

The University Library is conducting the LibQUAL+® Lite Survey from April 3rd to Saturday, April 19th. All students, faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus are welcome to participate. The LibQUAL+® Lite is an library service … Continue reading

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The National Map and National Atlas Merge

This year, the National Atlas will be merged into The National Map to a single online source for geospatial and cartographic information. On September 30, 2014, The National Atlas of the United States will be removed from service. Some of … Continue reading

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New Open Access Journal from AGU

The American Geophysical Union has launched a new open access journal, Earth and Space Science. The journal will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License enabling authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organizations where applicable. Read the … Continue reading

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Grant Opportunity: National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

The FY 2014 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program has been posted. Grant applications are due March 27, 2014.

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