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Library Spaces Survey
We want to know where YOU study! Help us improve our library by taking a short 2 minute survey showing us where you sit when you study at Kresge. One survey participant will be randomly chosen to win an OU swag bag valued at $50! Survey Link: goo.gl/McGAch

Storing and Preserving Your Research Data at Oakland University
Join Theresa Rowe and Mariusz Nowak from UTS, as they discuss the tools that are available at OU to help you safely and securely store your research data. Thursday, September 27 from 12-1 pm in KL 225B; RSVP: bit.ly/OU-RSVP

Open Access Week 2018 - Stories from the Field: Choosing Authentic Journals to Publish Your Work
Join us Friday Oct. 26, 12-1 in KL 242 for a discussion of best practices for vetting open access journals for publication and to hear firsthand accounts from our colleagues who have experienced issues with fake/predatory journals. 

Open Access Week 2018 - Need Data? Discover How to Use ICPSR for Research and Teaching
Join us Wed. Oct.24, 12-1 in KL 225B to learn more about the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data archive. Learn the how to access or deposit data, the kinds of data held, and how ICPSR can help with federal data-sharing requirements and teaching. There will be plenty time for individual exploration. Refreshments will be served.

Open Access Week 2018 - Documentary Screening Party for Paywall: The Business of Scholarship
Join us Mon. Oct. 22, 11:30-1 in KL 242 for a screening of the recently released film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship about the biggest players in academic publishing and their role in the move toward open-access scholarship. Refreshments will be served.

Drop-in CINAHL workshops
Thursday Sept 13, 12-1pm and Thursday Oct. 4, 12-1pm. Registration for both sessions is now open. Learn how to effectively search CINAHL and save time completing assignments. These sessions will address needs specific to searching for Nursing literature for all levels of NRS courses.

Encountering The Rare Book - Exhibit and Lecture Series
OU Art Gallery and OU Libraries' Special Collections have collaborated to create a unique exhibit, Encountering The Rare Book, which highlights selected rare books along with faculty commentary and can be viewed September 6 - October 7, 2018. A lecture series will accompany the exhibit with talks by Rebecca Baumann, Emily Spunaugle, and Andrea Eis.

NEW library system and search interface
The University Libraries have implemented a new library catalog and management system to replace the 20-year old Voyager system implemented in 1997. This change includes a brand new search interface still branded as Library OneSearch, which is in fact a completely different system that replaces both the old library catalog and the old Library OneSearch.

The Oakland Center exhibit
What did the "OC" look like in 1960? Photographs and other materials from the archives illustrate the evolution of this central gathering place on the OU campus. On view in the Lobby of Kresge Library

Library Makerspace
The Makerspace in Kresge Library is for use by all students, faculty, and staff at Oakland University. This learning environment and collaboration space facilitates hands-on learning about new technologies. The space is cross discipline and encourages creativity, experimentation, design, and even fun.

Oakland University: The Campus History Series
The new book Oakland University: The Campus History Series is available for purchase at the Service Desk in Kresge Library. See more details and a few select photos in a recent article in Oakland Magazine. Special thanks go to Dominique Daniel for authoring the book; to Shirley Paquette, Mandy Summers, and Amy Pelkey for their contributions; and to Stephen Weiter, Graeme Harper, and John Young for their guidance.

Kresge Library is on Instagram!
Calling all book lovers and OU Grizzlies!...give us a follow! We're on Instagram! Do you have pictures of yourself at Kresge Library? Tag us in it @ou_libraries and use #kresgelibrary!

Kresge Library Launches Open Access Fund PILOT
Kresge Library supports open access as a publishing option for OU faculty and researchers to publish their scholarly work. The OA publishing model allows free, immediate access to research. We have launched a Open Access Fund Pilot program to remove financial barriers that prevent researchers from publishing in established open access peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed journals with an open access option. The fund is open to all OU faculty including adjunct faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at Oakland University.

Introducing: FitDesks!
Kresge Library is excited to announce the arrival of two brand new FitDesks, located on the 2nd Floor near the OU Help Desk offices! Students are welcome to use the FitDesks, which act as stationary bicycles, while they read, study or work on their computers. Give the FitDesks a try and let us know what you think! Pick up a comment card in the FitDesk drawer and leave it in our comment box by the main entrance.

Need help finding your Grizz ID or email account?
We know - username & password overload. So, here's a quick guide to what accounts you need, and how to get them.

Looking for a Textbook? We have a guide for that!
Check out this handy guide if you need to buy, rent, or borrow a textbook.

BrowZine is a FREE app available to all OU students and faculty through OU Libraries!
Browse, read and monitor our journal collection directly from your iPad, Android tablet or Kindle device. Simply download the app and select Oakland University. Customize your bookshelf and easily save or share articles. Please send questions and feedback to: lombardo@oakland.edu

OU Archives Seeking Documents
The Oakland University Archives is looking for documents relating to the University's history, including items such as official records, papers, reports, minutes, publications, photographs, flyers, maps, etc. Please contact Dominique Daniel (x2478) or Shirley Paquette (x2419) if you have items to donate. Original documents can be returned.

Bestsellers and Graphic Novels Now Available!
Kresge Library is now home to two new collections - a popular reading collection, funded by the OU Student Congress, and a graphic novel and comic book collection - to provide recreational reading material for OU students. Look in the lobby the next time you come to the Library!

MyCopy Springer ebooks available for $24.95
You can purchase your own copy of a library-owned ebook published from 2005 by Springer, a major publisher of books and journals in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and medicine. The library has many ebooks from Springer-Verlag, which are available through the library catalog or from the SpringerLink platform.

Chronicle of Higher Education online
OU has a site-wide license to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Click to give it a test drive!




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