Free Color Copying in the Library? (Sort of)

April 24, 2012 at 12:09 am | Posted in services, textbooks | Comments Off on Free Color Copying in the Library? (Sort of)

 

Image of photocopier/scanner with flash drive attached.

New copier/scanners are on both upper and lower levels.

Come check out the new fancy, schmancy color copiers in the Galvin Library. There’s one each on the upper and lower levels. Not only can they make color copies, but if you save the file to your flash drive, it’s free!

That’s right: when you chose the “Scanning” option, you can connect your USB storage device to the copier and save your scans at no charge.

To make normal printed copies, you must purchase a copy card from the tower on the lower level. Color copies cost $.40 per page; black and white copies are still $.10 per page.

Want to Borrow an iPad?

April 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Posted in new resources | Comments Off on Want to Borrow an iPad?

iPad and booksGalvin Library, in cooperation with IIT’s Idea Shop, has two iPad 2’s available to check out to students, faculty, or staff who have a current library account in good standing.  Your IIT HawkCard must be presented to the circulation staff each time an iPad is borrowed and the Loan Agreement must be read, signed and submitted each time an iPad is borrowed.  This service is not available to alumni, consortium members or other affiliated users.

  • Each iPad comes with the default applications.
  • To download applications, you will need an iTunes account.
  • Connect the iPad to your computer and use iTunes to set up, register and sync content.
  • Any additional apps or media purchased by you during the loan period must be done with your own funds, and is not the responsibility of the Library.  The apps will be available via your personal iTunes account and can be downloaded again when needed.

The loan period is 3 days and there is one 3 day renewal permitted, but the renewal can only be done in person at the Library circulation desk, so figure that into your borrowing time.  iPads are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The working condition of the iPad will be assessed before checkout and upon its return.  You are responsible for damage, loss or theft of the loaned unit.  Information about replacement costs for damaged or lost iPads is on the Loan Agreement form.  You can get additional assistance with the iPad at the OTS Support Desk on the upper level of the library.

IPRO 309: Research IIT

April 18, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Posted in news, research tools | Comments Off on IPRO 309: Research IIT

The majority of university students have inadequate research habits and fail to take advantage of the online academic articles, journals, and published work the university libraries provide. This is where IPRO 309 comes in. We are a team of students working to make the library’s resources more accessible and easier to use. We have made a significant amount of progress in understanding the problems and the needs of our users. Next semester we plan on implementing this information to further develop our iPad application.

Stop by this Friday (4/20) to see us present our progress and future plans in the Hermann Lounge from 10:00am-10:30am or stop by our booth between 10:45am-3:00pm.

Comer Symposium on Climate Change – June 2nd

April 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Posted in events | Comments Off on Comer Symposium on Climate Change – June 2nd

The Field Museum of Natural History will be holding this year’s Comer Symposium: “Climate Change & the Imagined Future” on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:00 PM.

One of the speakers will be Mark Hertsgaard, reporter, activist and author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.  The symposium is free, but pre-registration is required.

Go to the website,  http://fieldmuseum.org/happening/comer-symposium-climate-change-imagined-future for additional information.

The Field Museum can easily be reached by public transportation. You can take the Green (or Red) Line to the Roosevelt Road stop. From there you can either transfer to the 146 Bus or walk to the Museum Campus.

Student Interest Group for Open Access

April 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Posted in events, Open Access | Comments Off on Student Interest Group for Open Access

Did you know universities and research institutions in the United States pay an average of $2,048,472 per year for journal subscriptions? Or that authors and contributors (potentially including yourselves and your professors!) of peer-reviewed articles are often not in control of their own published work?

These issues can be resolved through a new approach to publishing called Open Access. Open Access means free online access to scholarly research for anyone, anywhere. There are 2.5 million articles published yearly in 25,000 peer-reviewed research journals around the world, and it is the goal of Open Access to make these articles readily available to everyone.

The Open Access publishing model has the potential to advance research across all fields of study. Come learn more about the benefits of Open Access at Galvin Library at the inaugural meeting of the Student Interest Group for Open Access.

Find out more about Open Access and RSVP here.

Student Interest Group for Open Access meeting
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
5 – 6:15 pm
Galvin Library
Cherry Conference Room

Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?

April 11, 2012 at 3:24 am | Posted in Ask a Librarian, classes | Comments Off on Avoiding Plagiarism: What Do I Need to Cite?

Attend a session on Thursday, April 19th from 3:15pm to 3:50pm at Galvin Library in the Library Learning Center located on the lower level to learn more about citations and plagiarism.

Sign up here

1. Which of the following is considered plagiarism? (Choose all that apply)

  • A. Change a few words in a sentence and use it as your own
  • B. Quote a sentence or phrase with a citation
  • C. Piece together ideas from more than one source without citing them
  • D. Submit a paper you bought online
  • E. Use someone else’s ideas in your paper

2. Which of the following is never part of a citation? (Choose all that apply)

  • A. Author’s last name
  • B. Title of the article or book
  • C. Title of the journal
  • D. Author’s date of birth
  • E. Page numbers

What kind of information do you need to cite? What don’t you need to cite? How do professors check plagiarism?

Do you know answers to these questions?  If not, then this class is perfect for you.  In this class, we will use real-world examples to answer all these questions.  Bring your own questions about plagiarism if you have any.

Questions about this session? Ask a librarian 

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