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Monday, November 28, 2016

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News from Around the Libraries


Weekly space and construction update
This weekly update includes the latest information for Libraries staff about the special construction and space projects underway across our facilities. This week’s topics include:
  • Reference Room Closure
  • Periodicals Update
Reference Room Closure
The reference room is closing today for two weeks. During this time, the reference materials will be moving from the 1st floor to their corresponding place in the General Collection. A note is being placed in the record directing patrons to the 1st floor service desk if they are unable to find an item. Signs in front of the reference room will direct users to the new locations for the computers, Uniprint, and open study areas.

Periodicals Update
All of the bound periodicals have now been moved from the basement to the third and fourth floors. A total of 175,000 periodicals were moved in a 3 week period! We will be moving unbound journals up to their new location this week. Thank you for everyone’s help removing and adjusting shelves, moving periodicals, and taking down shelves in the basement. The study area on the east side of the fourth floor re-opens today.


-Shaan Hamilton and Claire Stewart on behalf of the Wilson Capital Planning Coordination Committee
Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project has launched the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. Collectively managed by a task force of librarians and geospatial specialists at 10 member institutions, thousands of metadata records have been aggregated and edited to connect scholars across the Big Ten to geospatial data resources, including GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps from multiple data clearinghouses and library catalogs.

The University of Minnesota serves as the lead institution on the project. Locally, staff from the Map Library (especially Karen Majewicz as Project Metadata Coordinator) and Web Development (especially Michael Berkowski, Paul Bramscher, Eric Larson, and Jen Neveau) are key collaborators on the project.

Read more about the project in Continuum.


-Ryan Mattke (Local Project Lead)
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