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Bridging disciplines on the path to new discoveries

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Bridging disciplines on the path to new discoveries

Since joining the Libraries in 2013, Schell has been working with other staff to advance the Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities (DASH) initiative. DASH’s foundation is based in the broadly scoped and growing field of digital humanities.

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Librarian plays key role in patient care

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Librarian plays key role in patient care

Over the last three years, Jonothan Koffel’s work has exemplified how health sciences librarians can be successful contributors to the patient-care team. At morning report, for example, Koffel works with the residents to provide evidence as they seek answers to their clinical questions.

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‘Contested Spaces’ is theme of 2014-2015 First Fridays

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‘Contested Spaces’ is theme of 2014-2015 First Fridays

“Contested Spaces: Power in the Archives” is the theme of this year’s First Fridays series of presentations. Curators, archivists, and scholars from the University of Minnesota and beyond will explore the theme of power, a force that drives, changes, reforms, and challenges society. Come and hear stories of how materials in Archives and Special Collections document […]

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Primo primary sources

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Primo primary sources

Three new digital collections acquired this summer by the University of Minnesota Libraries offer rich fodder for anyone seeking to learn about World War I, the Victorian era, and the American West. For students doing class projects or research papers, this treasure trove of primary source material will help them learn first-hand about these subjects.

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Check out our health librarians at the State Fair

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Check out our health librarians at the State Fair

Health librarians from the University of Minnesota Libraries will hold two special events this Friday, August 22, at the Minnesota State Fair. If you’re at the fair that day, please stop by and say hi! See the details below: Bio-Medical Library Exhibit The Bio-Medical Library exhibit offers visitors a chance to test their medical knowledge […]

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Preserving Data for Future Research

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Preserving Data for Future Research

The University of Minnesota Libraries are developing a data curation service that will help ensure public access of research data.

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‘Read This Book!’ – Books turned into movies

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‘Read This Book!’ – Books turned into movies

Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of “Read This Book!” The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn, “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, and “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand.

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The Power of UThink

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The Power of UThink

UThink quickly became the largest academic blogging site in North America. In the past decade, people created 18,167 blog sites on UThink, writing over 425,000 entries. Now slated to be retired at the end of June 2015, the UThink platform has well served the University of Minnesota and has far exceeded the expectations of Shane Nackerud, who devised and developed the system that is driven by Movable Type.

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Primary Sourcery, Kirschner Collection blogs now on continuum

Dear Friends, We are writing to welcome you to the new home of Primary Sourcery and the Kirschner Cookbook Collection blogs. These blogs have joined the continuum family to consolidate our communications with you. continuum is the online source for News and Events about the University of Minnesota Libraries. If you have received Primary Sourcery […]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

In this installment of “Read This Book!” science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: “Rocket Girl” By George D. Morgan; “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” By Col. Chris Hadfield; “The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist” By Jim Longuski; and “Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration” By Serge Brunier.

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