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Open Access Week, October 20-26, 2014

International Open Access Week is celebrated annually and provides opportunities for librarians and scholars to share their ideas about making knowledge more widely available to the public. Cline Library is in the process of developing an open digital repository to increase the visibility of the scholarly, creative, and instructional products of NAU. Want to learn more about how open access can benefit your work and promote a more sustainable knowledge environment? Here’s a quick overview. To learn more, attend a Faculty Development open forum, High Visibility for Your Work = High Impact, Thursday, October 30th, noon-1pm, in Cline Library 169. Or contact your librarian to learn more about how Cline Library can help you make your work more openly available.

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Discover a new exhibit in Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives beginning October 20, 2014.

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Offerings to the Gods of Light and Shadow: Selections from the John Running Collection will open on October 20, 2014. The exhibit is a retrospective of John Running’s 40 plus year career as a photographer and artist based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Cinda Nofziger was the Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Intern who curated the exhibited under the supervision of the Curator for Visual Materials, Jonathan Pringle. Cinda is a graduate student at the University of Michigan’s Information Science program.

The exhibit highlights John’s photography career and includes selections that touch on his documentary work, portraitures, project-based photographs, and the print making process. The exhibit includes powerful and poignant images of Southwest Native Americans, the Tarahumara of northern Mexico, Palestine in the early 1990s, and several models he worked with over his career.

Special Collections and Archives will close early, at 3pm, on Friday October 17, 2014 for a special event. The exhibit will be on display through summer 2015. For more information visit: Special Collections and Archives

 


The Cline Library Learning Studio, a Successful Open House

 

On Friday, October 3rd, the Cline Library hosted with support from two companies, DIRTT and Goodman's, an Open House for the campus. It was well attended from areas across campus. Some faculty currently teaching in the Learning Studio provide brief demos of how they are using the technology and space to enhance their teaching. President Cheng and Provost Huenneke also shared welcoming remarks about the new Learning Studio.

Faculty are already scheduling classes for the Spring 2015 semester. Currently, there are faculty and classes from across the curriculum including cinema, business, economics, geography, and engineering. The highly configurable space offers advanced technology in a seamless environment. Instructors can push content from a lectern computer or their own device to any or all of the displays in the room seamlessly through the room interface. They can easily share student work from one student group's display to the displays of other groups around the room. They can also connect students, guest speakers, and co-lecturers with two-way audio and video communication.

you can find more information about the Learning Studio and it's development at: http://library.nau.edu/services/learningstudio/index.html

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Media Equipment for Loan to Students

We know it can be challenging – if not impossible – for a student to purchase or access media equipment for an assignment or course. Thanks to a micro-grant from NAU’s Parent Leadership Council, we have more equipment students can borrow, including Nikon digital cameras, Canon video cameras, Zoom digital audio recorders, ADATA external hard drives and more. Visit the Main Desk to borrow or schedule equipment.

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The Pine/Lumberjack Student Newspaper Is Now Digitized and Available Online! (from the Special Collections and Archives Blog)

The Pine/Lumberjack is the official publication of the Associated Students of Northern Arizona Normal School (original name of Northern Arizona University). The Pine was first published a few weeks after the beginning of fall semester 1914; in 1946, by a vote of the student body, the name of the student newspaper formally changed to The Lumberjack. Learn more about The Pine/Lumberjack project in this blog post in the Special Collections and Archives blog.

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Researchers: Need to create a data management plan? Librarians can help!

NAU is a now partner institution in the DMPTool, an online resource that guides researchers through the process of creating a data management plan to meet funder requirements. Use your NAU username and password to log in to the DMPTool and get access to 20 different funding agency templates that provide links to funder information, suggested answers, and data management resources. Submit your data management plan for an informal review and get comments and suggestions from a reviewer at Cline Library. Our librarians are also happy to provide advice while you are writing your plan. For more information, contact Academic Programs Librarian Meg Eastwood.


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