Get ready for Gear Up! You are invited to build your research toolkit with the Library, Computing and the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP).
Drop by anytime between 1pm-3pm this Thursday (tomorrow!) in the Fairchild Tower.
OSP will be talking about funding opportunities and grants management. Computing has information about data management, especially for grants! I will be at the table for impact factors, altmetrics, etc. Barbara DeFelice will also be at a table with more information about copyright, digital publishing, and COPE. There will also be tables for testing out mobile apps and eBook platforms and more!
All is quiet here in Kresge. I’ll be here for another 3 hours today. We were also open yesterday from 1-6pm. So far, today’s traffic has already exceeded yesterday’s. There has been quite some interest in obtaining past theses and dissertations. Theses (senior honors or masters) are located in the area between my office and Jane’s (by the windows, across from the current periodicals reading area). They have the green binding and are shelved by subject area and then last name. Dissertations (PhD) are given their own LC classification number and shelved with the other books in the stacks. To find all theses and dissertations by department in the online catalog, one trick is to use the department name in the author field. For example: Chemistry.
In other news, be sure to join us for Gear Up! The first of three locations for this event is Fairchild on Thursday, November 29!
I’m working on a list of “Great Books for Scientists” with assistance from Anne Esler (Feldberg) and Peggy Sleeth (Biomed). I’ll post a link once it’s ready. In the mean time, if you have a suggestion, send it along!