Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Waste-Less Wednesday in the Library

Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Sustainability Office

On Wednesday, February 25th, the library will turn off all printers, including printers in staff offices, for 8.5 hours, for just one day. In support of the Campus Energy Challenge and Recyclemania efforts, we want to call attention to the amount of printing that is done just in the library. The Sustainability Office has heard increasing concerns about the amount of printing that is done in the library and across campus and will be sharing tips on how to reduce printing. This event is a kickoff for a month-long focus on printing across campus.

During the day library and ITS staff will offer tips on saving pdfs to network accounts and demonstrate ways of highlighting and note-taking online.

Over the noon hour we invite community members to join us in the Harmon Room for a bagless "brown bag" lunch discussion. Suzanne Hansen and Terri Fishel will lead a discussion on issues related to printing reduction in the library. Together, we hope to generate new ideas and awareness for ways to print less often.

Access to Publicly Funded Research Threatened

New Powerful Research Databases at Mac!

Macalester students, faculty and staff now have access to the following powerful research databases:

Each of these databases provide unique research or primary source materials, not available freely on the web. Please let us know if you have any questions. These and other resources can be found in the A-Z List of E-Resources.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Webcast: Harvard Open Access Policy

Webcast Thursday, February 5
In February, 2008, arts and sciences faculty at Harvard adopted a policy granting the President and Fellows of Harvard College permission to make their scholarly articles available to the public.

Thursday's webcast in the Harmon Room provides an opportunity to learn more about why they did this and how it helps the spread of knowledge.

Time: 3pm
Date: February 5, 2009
Location: Harmon Room, DeWitt Wallace Library