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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 Academia.edu for PDFs of Elsevier articles.  These articles were posted by researchers to their Academia.edu 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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JSTOR Global Plants

The University of Illinois now has a new database: JSTOR Global Plants! You can access the database through the University of Illinois list of Online Journals and Databases. JSTOR Global Plants is a community contributed database with almost two million … Continue reading

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Scholarly Commons Open House October 3

A message from the librarians and staff of the Scholarly Commons: You are invited to the Scholarly Commons Open House   The Scholarly Commons, a University Library unit that serves research, data, and technology needs of faculty, researchers and graduate … Continue reading

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Celebrate Geologic Map Day and Earth Science Week

Check out the educational resources available to promote awareness in the value of geologic mapping to society and celebrate Geologic Map Day on October 18th. “Mapping Our World” is this year’s theme for Earth Science Week which will be celebrated October 13-19.

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