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Astronaut Reunion Countdown: April 10 to 12, 2014

11 March 2014 - 9:05am
  Join fellow Boilermakers and Purdue Astronauts! SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 1 P.M. – Spring Game Appearance, Ross-Ade Stadium Free Admission 7 P.M. – A Conversation with Our Astronauts, Elliott Hall of Music Free tickets required for admission are available at all West Lafayette campus box offices or by calling 765-494-3933 For questions, please contact […]

Purdue University Libraries Database of the Week: BCC Research, from BCC Research LLC

7 March 2014 - 9:52am
Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases. This Week’s […]

Purdue University Libraries Seeks Digital Data Repository Specialist

5 March 2014 - 11:54am
Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Data Repository Specialist to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) and coordinate our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) provides a platform for campus researchers to develop and implement effective data management plans, collaborate on research online, publish datasets […]

Purdue Libraries Prof., Rey Junco interviewed on NPR’s ‘Tell Me More’ program

4 March 2014 - 4:28pm
Rey Junco, associate professor of library science and first year experience and emerging technology specialist, Purdue University was recently interviewed on NPR’s Tell Me More program on the lessons learned from such online games as Minecraft: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/04/285744084/can-playing-minecraft-teach-kids-to-code About Rey Junco Rey Junco, is associate professor of library science and first year experience/emerging technology specialist at […]

Purdue’s 2013 highlights captured on video

3 March 2014 - 8:39am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The major happenings at Purdue University during 2013 are highlighted in the 59th edition of the Purdue Year in Review video. Titled “Moving Forward,” the 12-minute program, produced by the Office of Marketing and Media, can be viewed on the Purdue YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/Pq8vB4O6kv0, or is available from the Purdue […]

Active Learning Center, planned for 2017, to merge libraries into one – Purdue Exponent: Campus

27 February 2014 - 3:43pm
Purdue plans to merge six of its current libraries into one facility, the Active Learning Center, by the fall of 2017. via Active Learning Center, planned for 2017, to merge libraries into one – Purdue Exponent: Campus.

Active Learning Center open forum being held March 13

26 February 2014 - 8:29am
A campus-wide open forum to discuss the new Active Learning Center will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 13 in Stewart Center, Room 310. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the session, which will include a project overview, discussing both the project goals and initial space plan, and an open, informal time […]

Purdue marks 100 years of Road School with Indiana Transportation Exhibit

17 February 2014 - 9:45am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Libraries and Special Collections is commemorating 100 years of hosting the Purdue Road School with a special exhibit focusing on Indiana transportation. “The Crossroads of America: Indiana Transportation in the Early 20th Century,” is on display through March 13 in the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research […]

Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: MarketLine, from Informa/Taylor & Francis

14 February 2014 - 2:43pm
Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases. This Week’s […]

‘Web of Science’ Scheduled Maintenance to Take Place on Sunday, Feb. 16

10 February 2014 - 4:43pm
Scheduled maintenance for Web of Science will begin on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 6:30 EST and end by 12:30 EST. During this time, the Web of Science platform and its databases will be unavailable intermittently. Databases affected include Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews, Cab Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts (FSTA), and Medline. [NOTE: […]

New Development Resources Available to Purdue Faculty, Staff

6 February 2014 - 9:31am
Purdue University Libraries has collaborated with Purdue’s Human Resources Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) to acquire a subscription to Business Book Summaries — a collection of concise, comprehensive summaries of various business books.  Access to this resource, which is available to all faculty and staff on the West Lafayette campus, expands employees’ personal resource collection […]

All Libraries Closed Wednesday, 2/5

5 February 2014 - 12:32pm
All of Purdue University Libraries are closed today, Wednesday 2/5, due to the university closure. The Libraries will reopen Thursday, 2/6, at the regularly scheduled hours.

ProQuest Resources Scheduled for Maintenance Upgrades – Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

4 February 2014 - 11:05am
On Saturday, February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime. An eight hour (8) maintenance window is needed to perform these enhancements, lasting from 10:00 EST through 06:00 EST. During this time, all ProQuest resources will be unavailable. A complete […]

Database of the Week: BizMiner, from the Brandow Company

31 January 2014 - 11:41am
Welcome to Database of the Week.  This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started.  Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases. This Week’s […]

Purdue University Libraries Celebrates Life and Legacy of MLK through Ongoing Displays

17 January 2014 - 4:14pm
Purdue University Libraries celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., with informative displays in various Libraries location. Purdue Libraries is proud to collaborate with a variety of entities across campus to educate and create awareness on this day of remembrance. The list of Libraries displays is also prominently featured on the MLK […]

Database of the Week: Privco, from The Privco Company

17 January 2014 - 12:56pm
DMP: Submitting an NSF grant?  Have questions about the Data Management Plan requirement?  Wondering what PURR is all about and how it can help you? Please plan to attend a free session on Monday, January 27th, 12:30-1:30 in STEW 218D. Topics will include: overall data management plan requirements,  identifying target data to publish or deposit, […]

Purdue University Libraries Seeks Information Literacy Instructional Designer

17 December 2013 - 1:31pm
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Information Literacy Instructional Designer Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, outgoing, and innovative Information LiteracyInstructional Designer (ILID) to work with classroom faculty to embed information literacy into foundational courses that are being redesigned through the (IMPACT) Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation program.  IMPACT is a provost funded initiative comprised of partners […]

Purdue University Libraries Services Offline from Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 a.m.

17 December 2013 - 10:43am
Purdue University Libraries services will be offline from late this Friday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. to early Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. for a power outage on our server room building in the Math building.  Service are expected to resume on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 a.m.   

Purdue University Libraries Faculty Member, Hal Kirkwood Inducted into the ‘Book of Great Teachers’

4 December 2013 - 4:49pm
    Purdue University Libraries faculty member, Hal Kirkwood was inducted into the Book of Great Teachers on Dec. 2, 2013. He is pictured with Mitch Daniels, university president and Dale Whittaker, vice provost for academic affairs. Sixty-eight Purdue professors were honored December 2 when they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers, which […]

Warc Database to be Unavailable for use through Purdue University Libraries, Effective Dec. 31

25 November 2013 - 1:12pm
As part of the Libraries ongoing review of databases, the following has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians: Warc. Users will have access to Warc until the current subscription expires on Dec. 31st. Questions or concerns about the cancellation of Stat!Ref should be directed to Rebecca Richardson, Electronic Resources Librarian, at rarichar@purdue.edu. […]

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