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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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Online Newspaper Database Available (Library PressDisplay)

Library PressDisplay provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.   To access the database first click here and then choose  “ProQuest Databases”.   At the upper right hand corner under “Select Title” you can … Continue reading

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Can you post your article on your profile?

Sometimes, but not always…  Elsevier has begun issuing take-down notices to for PDFs of Elsevier articles.  These articles were posted by researchers to their profiles, in accordance with the primary purpose of the site, which is “to share … Continue reading

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Libraries Applaud Dismissal of Google Book Search Case

After eight years of litigation, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York today upheld the fair use doctrine when the court dismissed Authors Guide v. Google, a case that questioned the legality of Google’s searchable book … Continue reading

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