News You Can Use

A Faculty Newsletter from the UO Libraries

Fall 2011


Welcome to News You Can Use, the UO Libraries' e-newsletter for University of Oregon faculty members. News You Can Use keeps you informed about new and improved library services, resources, programs, and events that can aid you in your teaching and research agenda. If you have questions or want more information about any of the programs or services described below, contact your department's library representative or the library's subject specialist working in your subject area.

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open access logoFull Slate of Events Scheduled for Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30

Each year, the UO Libraries joins the international library community to participate in Open Access Week and call attention to the importance of open access in creating improved access to academic scholarship and research. This year’s Open Access Week is scheduled for October 24-30 and will feature events at campuses throughout the world.


UO Faculty Encouraged to Nominate Outstanding Undergraduate special collections teachingResearch Projects for Library Awards

UO faculty members are encouraged to identify and nominate students they believe warrant consideration for the library's Undergraduate Research Awards. Students can earn up to $1,500 for their award-winning papers and projects. The submission deadline for students is Feb. 6, 2012.


New Faces, New Places at the UO Libraries

In the past months, several librarians have assumed positions or changed positions at the UO Libraries to assist campus and community members with research and instructional needs.


Call for Papers for Upcoming Russian and East European Artsrussian scene Conference

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) program has announced a call for papers for an upcoming conference, “Russian and East European Arts, World Stage," May 18-19, 2012, at the University of Oregon. The UO Libraries is among the cosponsors of the conference. 



uo app iconUOregon App Maps Location of Books Inside Knight Library

An updated version of the UOregon app pushes the limits of existing technology by allowing users to not only search the UO Libraries catalog but also to map the search result to the precise location of the book stack in Knight Library. 



Oregon Digital Newspaper Project Wins Award for Excellence

The UO Libraries' Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) has won the 2011 Oregon Award for Excellence from the Oregon chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-Oregon). The ODNP resource, which offers users access to more than 180,000 pages of keyword-searchable, digitized content from 31 Oregon newspapers dating from 1846 to 1922, was recognized for its positive impact on Oregon libraries and residents.


solari spiralLibrary Develops Website for NSF Data Management Plan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) now requires that all NSF grant proposals include a Data Management Plan as part of the proposal. To facilitate this change, the University of Oregon Libraries, the UO Office of Research and Faculty Development, and UO Information Services have developed a website that offers guidance on managing research data. The site reviews the NSF requirements, lists the most common components of a data management plan, and provides links to resources, contacts, and examples of plans.



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