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A Slam Dunk for the “Engineering in the World of Data Learning Community”

30 November 2018 - 12:24pm
You know it’s going to be a good week when your university’s head basketball coach crashes your Monday morning class as a guest lecturer. That’s what happened recently to students Alex Ishac (Chandler, AZ) and Rebecca Hanna (Chicago, IL), who are two of the 53 individuals enrolled in the “Engineering in the World of Data […]

Hicks Library Study Breaks Start Dec. 3; Pet Therapy & Crafting Provide Final Exam Stress Relief

28 November 2018 - 6:04pm
Take a break from final exam stress with the Fall 2018 Hicks Undergraduate Library Study Break events. Pet therapy dogs or learn about the tradition of Purdue “Senior Cords” and decorate your own corduroy swatch to show your Purdue spirit! Cookie decorating and other crafting activities are also part of the Fall ’18 Hicks Study […]

Travel Back in Time with Purdue Archives’ New Online Building Database

28 November 2018 - 8:50am
Courtesy of Abbey Nickel, Purdue Marketing and Media Imagine being able to open a time capsule with just a click of a button. The newly launched Purdue Campus Facilities and Buildings Historic Database allows users to take a closer look at the metamorphosis of Purdue’s buildings over the years that goes beyond just maps and […]

Librarians and Learning Innovation in Purdue’s IMPACT Program

14 November 2018 - 11:18am
Libraries faculty members Clarence Maybee and Michael Flierl are collaborating with their Purdue colleagues in the University’s innovative and touted IMPACT program. Transforming OSHA material to make it engaging for Purdue students studying construction management is a daunting task. But, according to Purdue Libraries Associate Professor Clarence Maybee and Assistant Professor Michael Flierl, through IMPACT—Purdue […]

Libraries to Host “The American Soldier Transcribe-a-Thon” in Honor of Veterans Day

7 November 2018 - 1:01pm
Join Purdue Libraries for “The American Soldier Transcribe-a-Thon,” a Digital Humanities event in commemoration of Veterans Day. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library (Stewart Center, room 142), individuals are encouraged to come and transcribe original and uncensored commentaries written by soldiers who served during World […]

Celebrate the History of Purdue Libraries at Nov. 8 Event in HSSE Library

6 November 2018 - 9:40am
“A Look Back” is a new exhibit in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library that pays tribute to Purdue University’s first Library in University Hall. The event “Celebrating the History of Purdue Libraries”–to highlight the display and commemorate Purdue Libraries’ history–is set from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Periodical Reading Room […]

Featured Database: Nexis Uni

6 November 2018 - 8:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Nexis Uni, brought to you by LexisNexis, from RELX Group. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. […]

Purdue Libraries Establishes Open Access Fund to Support Purdue Researchers’ OA Publishing Pursuits

26 October 2018 - 8:00am
Purdue University Libraries has established an Open Access Publishing Fund to support Purdue faculty, students, and staff (on the West Lafayette campus) who wish to publish their research in fully Open Access journals. According to Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins, individuals may apply for up to $2,000 to offset charges to publish in scholarly peer-reviewed […]

What If Digital Mapping Could Save Our Forests? Libraries’ GIS Day Conference to Feature Ideas Festival Speaker

24 October 2018 - 12:06pm
Editor’s Note: Dr. Nicolas Picard’s presentation is the keynote address for Purdue Libraries’ GIS Day Conference 2018 and is part of the Ideas Festival, the centerpiece of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Campaign. Learn more about the GIS Day Conference 2018 at Wildlife experts estimate the Earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Justin Race Named Director of Purdue University Press

17 October 2018 - 4:35pm
Justin Race has been named the director of the Purdue University Press, according to Interim Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Dean of the Purdue Honors College Rhonda Phillips. Race, who will begin his new role Monday, Nov. 12, is currently the director of the University of Nevada Press. During his tenure there, he doubled […]

Hicks to Close at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 for Boilermake Hackathon; Library to Re-Open Oct. 21

16 October 2018 - 12:09pm
The Hicks Undergraduate Library will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 to accommodate the Boilermake Hackathon. Hicks will re-open at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. For more information about the Boilermake Hackathon, see

Dawn or Doom 2018: Libraries’ Sessions Offer Data Viz Tips for Max Impact

16 October 2018 - 10:22am
Learn how to communicate and present your research data for maximum impact through Purdue Libraries-sponsored events at Purdue University’s fifth annual Dawn or Doom Conference. Join Data Designer Jennifer Lyons (Evergreen Data) for two sessions about effective data presentation Monday, Nov. 5. Details for each event are listed below. Please note that registration is required […]

Libraries to Offer Sessions on Open Access Publishing During Open Access Week Oct. 22-28

11 October 2018 - 5:09pm
Purdue University Libraries will kick off International Open Access Week (October 22-28) with a presentation, “Transparency and Openness in Publishing,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Armstrong, room 315. Led by Scholarly Publishing Specialist Nina Collins and Data Repository Outreach Specialist Sandi Caldrone, the session will cover current issues in scholarly publishing, the benefits […]

HSSE Library to be Closed Evening of Oct. 15 for Scheduled Power Outage

11 October 2018 - 3:41pm
Due to a scheduled power outage, the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library (including Interlibrary Loan) will close at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The HSSE Library will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.  

Present Your GIS Projects at Nov. 1 GIS Day Conference 2018; Abstracts Due by Oct. 22

10 October 2018 - 10:53am
Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are technologies that enable researchers and investigators to examine and discover “why something happens where” it does. According to Matt Ball, a writer at Esri (the company that develops the ArcGIS mapping and spatial analytics software), GIS technologies give researchers the tools to take a “data-driven, problem-solving approach” in research […]

Call for Research Mentors, Programs for Oct. 30 Undergraduate Research Roundtable; Register by Oct. 15

10 October 2018 - 9:51am
Purdue faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to participate in the Undergraduate Research Roundtable from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms. Online registration is available through Monday (Oct. 15) to reserve a booth. Some booths will have poster boards behind them to display current research […]

Featured Database: ProQuest Statistical Insight

8 October 2018 - 2:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring ProQuest Statistical Insight, brought to you by ProQuest LLC., a subsidiary of Cambridge Information Group. Link: is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in […]

Libraries Faculty Part of Interdisciplinary Team to Receive NHPRC Grant for Archivist Training, Leadership

28 September 2018 - 12:56pm
Purdue University Libraries Professor Sammie Morris and Assistant Professor Nastasha Johnson are part of a Purdue University interdisciplinary team that received a grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) “to provide training for archivists across the country by developing and facilitating the Archives Leadership Institute (ALI) for the next generation of archivist […]

Library Scholars Grant Submission Deadline Nov. 9; Awards of Up to $5K for Access to Unique Collections

27 September 2018 - 4:51pm
Purdue University Libraries will once again sponsor the Library Scholars Grant Program in 2018-19. The grant-award program focuses on supporting access—for untenured tenure-track members and associate professors tenured effective July 1, 2016, or later—to unique collections of information found around the country and the world. Awards of up to $5,000 will be made for this […]