News You Can Use

A Faculty Newsletter from the UO Libraries


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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February 2011

Library Develops New Website for NSF Data Management Plan

data management

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.

Chicago Manual of Style Online Available to Campus Community

The UO Libraries has acquired the Chicago Manual of Style Online, making it available teaching
to all students, faculty, and staff using any networked, campus-based or university-affiliated computer. The Chicago Manual of Style is designated as the university's standard stylesheet for all official university communications, publications, and web content.

Library's CMET Unit Provides Live Streaming of UO's New Partnership Town Hall Meeting

globesFor those not able to be present in the EMU Ballroom on January 26 for the Town Hall meeting on President Lariviere's New Partnership proposal, the library's Center for Educational Media and Technologies (CMET) provided a live streamed version of the event directly over the Web, embedded in the university's New Partnership webpage. More than 120 people tuned in to the Town Hall meeting while at their computers.


Catch Up on New Titles With Library's Monthly New Additions List

textsIf you'd like to keep current with new library resources added to our collections in your specific area of interest, be sure to check the library's monthly listing of new additions. By visiting the page monthly you'll be able to stay abreast of new titles categorized in a dozen different areas, including videos, as well as items added to the Portland Library and Learning Commons and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) collections. To suggest new items to add to the collection, contact the library's subject specialist in your discipline or ask your department's library representative.


Free Scanning Now Available in Knight Library

The UO Libraries now offers free scanning in Knight Library. The library's Knowledge Imaging Center (KIC) scanner is available for digitizing documents of all kinds at no charge. The KIC scanner is a walk-up scanner that can produce black and white, grayscale, or color scans up to 17 x 24 inches in size. Scanned files in JPEG, TIFF, PDF, and other graphic formats can be saved to a thumb drive or sent directly to your e-mail address. The KIC scanner is located on the first floor of Knight Library in the photocopy room (Room 123).


Essential Links

Library's Faculty Services page
Department Representatives & Library Subject Specialists
Library News
Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) (Media and IT Assistance)
Blackboard Help
New Acquisitions
Trial Databases
Building Knowledge (Library Development Publication, PDF format)