Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
On the other hand, if you want to take advantage of this phenomenon, you'll be thrilled to learn that cicadas are eaten in many cultures and have been considered a delicacy for centuries. Apparently it's best to catch the newly hatched cicadas, which are then boiled briefly to "solidify their insides." Yum! See more edible bug recipes at this site from the University of Maryland.
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Quick Facts about the Walker Library
· Over 300 computers & dozens of scanners
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
From June 6 to August 12, the hours are 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
See the Writing Center website for helpful online writing and grammar handouts. For citation guides and generators, see this library page.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Special Collections department of Walker Library has been retaining issues of Sidelines, the MTSU student newspaper, covering 1938 to present. Because of the fragile nature of newsprint paper, the earliest issues were in a brittle, poor condition and were literally falling apart.
Copies were held in a climate controlled area and access was restricted because handling further damaged the issues. A project to have the newspapers microfilmed began last year and has now been completed. Preservation-quality microfilm is predicted to last 500 years. Over 34,000 pages of Sidelines are now available in microfilm in Walker Library’s 2nd floor Digital Media Studio area. The next step is to have the issues digitized and made available online.
Midlander yearbooks (1938—2004) have already been digitized and can be accessed through the MTSU Memory Collection. Also take a look at other library digital collections.
The Walker Library along with Instructional Media Resources is sponsoring a webinar for faculty to help them apply copyright laws appropriately in the classroom, research, and scholarship.
Copyright and Faculty Rights
May 12, 2011
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Library Conference Room 475
It is not always clear how copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching. The increasing ease of copying and distribution of digital materials raises the stakes even more. Faculty often do not have access to the resources and support they need to sort those challenges out. Join us online to understand the challenges and solutions of applying copyright law in your classrooms, research, and scholarship.The webinar will cover:
- Ownership of copyrighted works
- Copyright in your own works and publications
- Steps to protect and manage your copyright
- Publication agreements
- Open content requirements
- Institutional requirements and open access
- Fair use – using and being used (including Google Books)
For more information call the Library at 615-898-2772.
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