Posted by isulib on February 6, 2017
Posted by isulib on January 10, 2017
eBrary Upgrading to Ebook Central
Migration from eBrary (one of our 2 main e-book suppliers) to ProQuest Ebook Central will take place the afternoon of Wednesday January 11, 2017 (midday pacific time) NO DOWNTIME IS EXPECTED. The new interface is very similar to the old with all the features of eBrary: custom bookshelves, tagging, highlighting, citations, sharing, etc. Registered users should find their previously saved titles and links all working and redirected.
In addition, ProQuest has set up a LibGuide: Ebook Central with lots of details:
Questions: contact Melissa Gustafson, Electronic Resources Librarian, (812) 237-2057 or Melissa.Gustafson@indstate.edu
Posted by isulib on November 28, 2016
Business students often need to access our Commerce Clearinghouse [CCH] Internet Tax Research Database.
Students get confused when they are asked to login twice (first, login to the ISU proxy and, second, login to the CCH database). Also, the Internet connection seems to be poor. They often get an error message. If they just refresh the webpage, the error often resolves itself.
Here are the steps to successful access:
About the database: The CCH Internet Tax Research Network provides tax news as well as federal and state tax information. Included are tax codes, regulations, court cases, rulings, legislative documents, treaties, IRS publications, as well as CCH explanation and analysis. Federal Tax Archives are available for all years since 1978; State Tax Archives are available for all years since 1994.
Posted by isulib on September 19, 2016
Emerging Technologies librarian Heather Rayl has had a busy summer, helping a Communication Department team convert the Comm 101 textbook into an Open Education Resource text.
She also maintains a guide to OER information at Open Educational Resources.
As more faculty become aware of the OER movement, workshops are being provided to spread the info.
The next workshop will be held Tuesday September 20, 2016 in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Library room 103, 3-4pm.
Promo: Are you frustrated with your textbook? Are you looking for ways to inject more custom materials into your class? Then Open Educational Resources might be the answer for you! Stop by the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence for a workshop on what OERs are, how to find them, and maybe even earn some money on the side just for converting your class! Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu or call (812) 237-2150
Posted by isulib on May 12, 2016
Indiana State University Library, represented by Data Curation Librarian Kayla Siddell, is a participant in the ETDplus project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and led by the Educopia Institute. The focus of this study is the long term preservation of and sustained access to research data and complex digital objects that are part of electronic theses and dissertations. The Guidance Briefs that are a portion of the grant’s deliverables are now available for review, use, and/or comment. Please feel free to examine the briefs and share with your graduate students and others who may be interested in the topic.
– Cinda May, Chair of Special Collections
The ETDplus project (https://educopia.org/research/grants/etdplus) invites Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program staff, librarians, faculty advisors, and graduate students to participate in a public review of the Guidance Briefs for Preserving & Curating ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects.
About the ETD Guidance Briefs
The Guidance Briefs are short (3-4 pages) “how-to” oriented briefs designed to help ETD programs build and nurture supportive relationships with student researchers. These briefs will assist student researchers in understanding how their approaches to data and content management impact credibility, replicable research, and general long-term accessibility: knowledge and skills that will impact the health of their careers for years to come.
Review (and Use!) the Guidance Briefs
Interested ETD stakeholders can download copies of the Guidance Briefs at the following website,https://educopia.org/deliverables/etdplus-guidance-briefs. The Guidance Briefs cover the following topics:
2. Data Structures
3. File Formats
6. Version Control
We are releasing these Briefs–both during this initial public review phase and after they are refined–as openly editable documents. We want institutions to use and reuse these in whatever way works for their local audiences. Each Brief includes generally applicable information about its topic, and also includes a “Local Practices” section that an institution may use to call attention to what’s happening on its own campus.
We invite you to help us refine these documents by drawing our project team’s attention to any components that need to be edited, revised, broadened, or narrowed. Please send us an email with your suggestions and/or track your changes within the documents and email those back to us at the addresses below by or before June 30, 2016. We plan to integrate the community’s feedback before formally issuing these Briefs under a CC BY 4.0 license later this summer.
If you have any further questions about the Guidance Briefs or about the ETDplus project, don’t hesitate to reach out to:
About the ETDplus Project
The ETDplus project is helping institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations. The project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the NDLTD, HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Carnegie Mellon, Indiana State, Morehouse, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech.
Posted by isulib on June 10, 2015
While ISU people have access to the world of information thru a variety of databases, all Indiana taxpayers not associated with colleges and universities have access to some of the same or similar resources thru INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library. For a list of the databases, from the opening screen, click Help and scroll down or do a search and look thru the resulting facets.
A message from State Librarian Jacob Speer:
A new version of INSPIRE (Inspire.in.gov) has launched. The overall user experience has improved with better search results and new features. This is a ‘soft launch’ and ISL staff are testing the site and fixing a few issues. Within the next week a brief tutorial of the changes will be sent to the listservs. Please tryout the new INSPIRE and send any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users are not currently able to search some Gale resources, including TERC (Testing Education Resource Center), but the issue will be resolved shortly.
Note from ISU Library Blogger: the new image will look familiar to ISU people who use Ebscohost databases and/or the Discovery research approach via SycaMORE Research:
INSPIRE has been around since 1998! Be sure to try it out if you haven’t already. During 2014 INSPIRE statistics were performed!
Posted by isulib on January 30, 2015
Science Direct problems: we reported problems this morning – people were getting messages that the account had been disabled – and not just at ISU. The problem continues – from Elsevier: “ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a downtime with user registration. Our product team has already identified the issue and is working on the fix. We were informed that it will be early next week before it gets fixed. You may check back from time to time.”
CLARIFICATION: SCIENCE DIRECT USERS WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WILL BE ABLE TO SIGN IN AND USE ALL THE FEATURES OF THE DATABASE INCLUDING TRANSACTIONAL ACCESS.
Posted by sarvin1 on August 20, 2014
To login to library databases from off campus, we encourage you to use the link in the upper right corner of the Library homepage.
You will be taken to the MyISU portal webpage. After logging into MyISU, you will be redirected back to the Library Web site to continue working.
If you click on this link while on campus, nothing will happen. You must be off campus to be asked to login.
The Library is still resolving some of the technical difficulties from other webpages, but the homepage link mentioned above is working.