- News 2007http://library.msstate.edu/content/?z=346Mississippi State University Libraries launches Facebook application.The Library has developed an application that will allow Facebook users to search the Librarys holdings from their Facebook profiles, as well as view library news and link to other relevant library resources including the Ask-A-Librarian service.

The application has two parts: a simple search interface which appears in a users Facebook profile, and an expanded interface with more links to library resources.

Facebook members can go directly to the installation page at http://apps.facebook.com/msulibrary/index.php or enter the terms "Mississippi State University Library" in Facebook's application search box to find the application.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1578Mon, 26 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMT
George Flaggs, Jr. Collins Series Speaker on November 15, 2007http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1576Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMTThree departments of Mississippi State University Libraries have received digital facelifts.Redesigned websites for the Instructional Media Center (IMC), the Congressional & Political Research Center (CPRC), and the Special Collections Department were recently published. Each site features a customized look and feel highlighting the unique nature of its department. The IMC website displays rotating photographs of equipment and services available in the Center’s new facility. CPRC’s new website, with its red-white-and-blue color scheme, has been greatly expanded to include information about more collections, more Internet resources, and links to CPRC digital collections. Finally, the Special Collections department features a design inspired by rare books, more information from its three divisions, information for donors, and an e-mail form for reference questions.

See the new websites at the following links:

IMC (Instructional Media Center)
CPRC(Congressional and Political Research Center)
Special Collections

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1569Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT
MSU Libraries Join LOCKSS E-Journal Archiving InitiativeMSU Libraries recently joined LOCKSS (“Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe”), an e-journal archiving initiative participated in by top research libraries across North America. Developed by Stanford University in 2004, LOCKSS ensures that MSU Libraries will maintain perpetual online access to contents of the e-journals subscribed to from participating publishers.

At present, participants in LOCKSS include over one hundred publishers and more than sixty members of the Association of Research Libraries. A primary goal of LOCKSS is to enable libraries to utilize open-source software to easily and inexpensively collect and maintain a permanent digital archive of e-journal subscriptions. In other words, LOCKSS enables a library to actually own e-journal content to which it subscribes. In doing so, this initiative relieves libraries from uncertainties regarding whether they would be able to provide patrons with perpetual access to subscribed e-journal content following such events as subscription cancellations, journal cessations, license agreement expirations, and publisher mergers.

According to Frances Coleman, Dean of MSU Libraries, “Our participation in LOCKSS reflects our ongoing commitment to preserving our journal holdings for future researchers at MSU.” Coleman adds that, “As our collection of e-journals continues to grow, our participation in innovative archiving initiatives such as LOCKSS is key to successfully maintaining our role as a research library.” For additional information about the LOCKSS e-journal archiving initiative, visit the LOCKSS website at http://www.lockss.org.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1568Mon, 29 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Foglesong Received National Honor on Friday, October 26, 2007 at 3:00 pm

MSU President Doc Foglesong was honored for his selection as the recipient of the Tau Beta Pi national engineering honor society's 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Award ceremony was held in the John Grisham Room at 3:00 pm, October 26, 2007.

For more information please contact Lyle Tate (662-325-2559).

Click here to view the award ceremony.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1566Fri, 26 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Chat with a Librarian... Win an iPod October 14, 2007 - November 16, 2007http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1555Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMTAuthor and actress visits MSU Libraries to make a CHANGE

Emmy-nominated actress and author Victoria Rowell was the special guest of the MSU Libraries on Friday, November 2, 2007, as she signed and read from her new book, The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir, That began at 10:00am in Mitchell Memorial Library’s John Grisham Room.

Winner of eleven NAACP Image Awards, Rowell has starred in numerous theatrical and television productions including “Diagnosis Murder,” “The Cosby Show,” and “The Young and the Restless.” Raised in foster care for 18 years, Rowell is an active advocate for foster children, founding in 1990 the Rowell Foster Children’s Positive Plan (RFCPP), a program created to give aid to families and children in many areas, including fine arts, higher education and healthcare.

Rowell appeared for this special presentation and reading at MSU Libraries in conjunction with the SonEdna Foundation of Charleston, MS. Created by the husband and wife team of Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee, the SonEdna Foundation presents great literature by writers from across the country, seeking to build on Mississippi’s strong literary tradition to support literacy and to enhance the cultural opportunities of the Delta region. Since its inception in 2006, the SonEdna Foundation has presented over a dozen writers, drawing audience members from as far away as New Orleans and Atlanta.

While at MSU Libraries, Rowell announced the kick-off of Loose Change for Change, a fundraising effort she’s creating to benefit children interested in the Arts. Loose Change for Change is a grassroots philanthropic effort to encourage students to support the arts, with the thought that no matter how small the donation the outcome will be great and will benefit everyone. The idea for Loose Change for Change stemmed from students at a private school’s putting together their loose change to help an underprivileged child take piano lessons. The students raised $1,500 dollars, and to show his appreciation the child performed a recital for the school.

Click the "Play" Icon to start the video.

MSU Libraries will be accepting donations to Loose Change for Change at least through March, which is Youth in the Arts Month.

For more information on this and on Loose Change for Change, please contact Lyle Tate at 325-2559. For more information on Victoria Rowell, her memoir and the RFCPP, please visit her website at www.victoriarowell.com.

Photos of the event can be found here.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1553Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Landscape architecture and floral design exhibited at MSU LibrariesSTARKVILLE – Emotional response to scenic creation was the theme of a joint display exhibited on the third floor of MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

MSU’s Landscape Architecture Design I class, taught by LA faculty member Bob Brzuszek, pairing with Dr. Jim DelPrince’s Advanced Floral Design II class presented Floriscapes, a project exploring possible uses for the proposed green space facing the University Florist upon the proposed removal of Lee Blvd.

Students in both courses met to discuss needs, barriers and possibilities including interaction of the Florist’s retail element with the teaching element of the adjoining Floral Design Studio. In their creations, students were encouraged to create emotionally-based designs (for example, the emotion of “tranquility”) from abstract viewpoints. The LA class worked in teams to design their projects, and the floral design students created permanent designs from realistic artificial botanicals and preserved plant materials.

Floriscapes was on display from October 12 through Thanksgiving.

For more information on Floriscapes, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince at jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu or Mr. Bob Brzuszek at rbrzuszek@lalc.msstate.edu.

Article adapted from a press release by Lyle Tate.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1552Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMT
MSU hosted reception honoring U.S. Representative Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn.http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1551Wed, 10 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMTMSU Libraries Acquire Online Access to the Oxford English DictionaryThe users of MSU Libraries now have online access to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Widely recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the development of the English language ever published, the OED is an indispensible tool for MSU’s faculty and students.

The acquisition of the OED Online comes as a result of the Libraries’ ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of MSU’s researchers. Containing entries for over half a million words, the OED is a historical dictionary which provides an unparalleled guide to the meaning, usage, pronunciation, spelling variants, and etymology of words used by English speakers from around the world and throughout history.

Previously, the Libraries’ users only had print access to the twenty volume set of the Second Edition of the OED, which is shelved in Mitchell Memorial Library’s Reference Department. With the Libraries’ acquisition of the OED Online in October 2007, MSU researchers now enjoy quick and seamless online access to this resource at the time and place of their choosing.

The OED Online features significant enhancements over its print counterpart. As the OED undergoes its first revision since 1928, quarterly updates consisting of over 1,800 new and revised word entries are made accessible exclusively to the users of the OED Online. In addition, the OED Online enables MSU researchers to perform sophisticated searches that utilize Boolean operators, wildcards, and limiters to designated fields, such as quotation, part of speech, and first cited date.

According to Noel Polk, Professor of English at MSU, the Libraries’ acquisition of the OED Online is “very exciting news for humanities researchers across campus.” Polk adds that, “With the acquisition of the OED Online, the ability of MSU scholars to study the development of the English language has been greatly enhanced.”

To explore the OED Online, visit the MSU Libraries’ website and select the Indexes/Databases option. For questions about this or any of the Libraries’ resources, be sure to Ask-A-Librarian.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1516Fri, 28 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Former Mississippi Governor Waller to Speak at MSU Libraries on Oct 4th.In the fall’s first installment of the Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series, former Mississippi Governor William L. Waller spoke and signed copies of his new book, Straight Ahead: The Memoirs of a Mississippi Governor.

Governor Waller spoke at 3:00pm on Thursday, October 4 in the John Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library.

William L. Waller, Sr., served as Mississippi’s governor from 1972 to 1976, and his constructive leadership helped chart a new direction for Mississippi.

Waller, who was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, graduated from Oxford High School and earned his bachelor of arts degree at Memphis State University. After earning his law degree from the University of Mississippi, Waller established a law practice in Jackson. Waller was elected Hinds County District Attorney in 1959 and was re-elected in 1963. Waller’s most famous case as a prosecuting attorney was the Medgar Evers assassination. His vigorous prosecution of that case brought many commendations to the young district attorney and was often cited as an indication of the changing attitudes of Mississippi’s public officials.

After an unsuccessful bid for governor in 1967, Waller was elected to the state’s highest office on his second try. One of the most important accomplishments of Governor Waller’s administration was the separation of the tax collecting responsibilities from the law enforcement duties of the county sheriff. That change, which created two separate offices and allowed sheriffs to succeed themselves, improved the quality of law enforcement in Mississippi and professionalized the office of sheriff. Governor Waller also integrated the highway patrol and appointed blacks to boards, commissions, and other state agencies. For the first time in almost a century, blacks actively participated in affairs of state.

Governor Waller and his wife, the former Carroll Overton of Jackson, are grandparents of fourteen.

William Waller continues to practice law in Jackson, Mississippi, as head of the law firm Waller & Waller, where he is engaged in trial practice in both civil and criminal cases.

The Morris W.H. (Bill) Collins Speaker Series is sponsored by MSU Libraries, MSU's John C. Stennis Institute of Government, the Stennis Center for Public Service, The Congressional and Political Research Center, and the Stennis Montgomery Association. The Collins Speaker Series brings leading figures of the day to the Mississippi State University campus to engage in close, personal discussions about they!eir lives and careers.

For more information and to listen to the event live online, visit the Morris “Bill” Collins web site located at http://library.msstate.edu/collins.

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Congressional and Political Research Center is Moving!The Congressional and Political Research Center moved to the first floor on Friday, September 14th. The CPRC now occupies the Instructional Media Center's (IMC) former location. The Center provides research material and information on individual U. S. senators and representatives, the U. S. Congress, and politics at all levels of government. The move offers expanded room for resources and research.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1506Fri, 14 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMT
September 11, 2001: Research Guide Updatedhttp://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1505Wed, 05 Sep 2007 00:00:00 GMTCredo Reference: A Reference Department on Your Desktop!http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1484Tue, 21 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMTThe Mississippi State University Libraries are now on Facebook

In an ongoing effort to meet our students and faculty where they are, the Library has launched an official presence on Facebook.com. Many librarians and staff have been on Facebook for some time and several Library departments have student worker groups. But the launch of the Mississippi State University Libraries Group marks the first official venture by the Libraries into a public social networking space. Our Facebook page provides links to library resources, reference help, hours and contact information, in addition we have reports on new resources and programs on the Discussion Boards and up-to-date news from the library on the Wall. To find us, search for Mississippi State University Libraries on Facebook or click here.

We are where you are, when you need us--just a step or a click away.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1482Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Grand Opening: Food For Thought Featuring Einstein Bros Bagels

Experience the new Food for Thought deli and coffee café featuring Einstein Bros Bagels. Located on the second floor of Mitchell Memorial Library, Einstein Bros Bagels offers a wide assortment of fresh baked bagels, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and a full line of coffee and espresso drinks. Visit the "Dining with MSU" website for hours and menu.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1481Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Welcome Back to the MSU Libraries! Whether you're a returning bulldog or new to the campus, the Library's Virtual Tour will show you how to get around in the Library. The tour gives you a floor-by-floor look at the Mitchell Memorial Library and the many services and departments available throughout our five floors. Join us today!

Start the tour here.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1479Tue, 21 Aug 2007 00:00:00 GMT
360 Search: Better Than Google!MSU Libraries announces the introduction of 360 Search, a new library tool that will help you save time and find more relevant resources for your research or project. A type of federated search engine, 360 Search allows you to search across multiple databases at the same time. You can select the databases to be searched from an alphabetical list or select a subject category with a number of pre-selected databases. The Results Clustering option allows you to sort your results by topic, date, source, or author.

MSU Libraries no longer subscribes to 360 Search.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1461Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT
7th Annual E-resource Workshop to be held at MSUAs libraries make the transition from print to electronic resources, many librarians and staff have become increasingly frightened by the challenges of e-resource management and access. “Black Cats & Broken Links: Dispelling E-resource Superstitions,” Mississippi State University’s seventh annual e-resource workshop, is designed to help alleviate these fears!

Taking place at Mitchell Memorial Library on Friday, July 20th, 2007, this workshop will feature four presentations given by leading thinkers in the field of e-resources and libraries, including keynote speaker Stephen Abram, author of Out Front with Stephen Abram: A Guide for Information Leaders. By attending the workshop, librarians and staff throughout the southeast will have a unique opportunity to enhance their knowledge of how to effectively manage and provide access to e-resources.

This year’s workshop is sponsored by Mississippi State University Libraries, the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), EBSCO Information Services, Haworth Press, and SirsiDynix. For more information or to register to attend the workshop, go to http://library.msstate.edu/nasig/.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1458Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMT
New Database Added: Computers & Applied Sciences CompleteMississippi State University Libraries, along with the libraries at the University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi, are pleased to announce the addition of a new database to its ever-expanding lineup of electronic resources. Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, an EBSCO database, contains active indexing for over 1,100 applied science journals and active full text for over 500 applied science journals—more than 175 of which are journals not found in other EBSCO databases.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. While containing collected knowledge on traditional engineering research, it also acts as a resource for research revolving around new technologies. Subject areas include the engineering disciplines, computer theory and systems, new technologies, and social and professional topics.

In addition, this database will allow MSU Libraries access to more than fifty new titles, including:

  • Control and Intelligent Systems
  • Information Professional
  • International Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research
  • Journal of Applied Functional Analysis
  • Mobile Information Systems
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1455Thu, 28 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Food for Thought Closes for Renovationhttp://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1454Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMTMSU Libraries Expand Online Access to Sage JournalsMississippi State University Libraries, as a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has recently entered into an agreement with Sage Publications to increase substantially users’ online access to Sage’s e-journals. As a result of this agreement, MSU users now have online access to an additional 360 journals from Sage Publications, whose journals encompass the subject disciplines of Life Science, Medicine, Physical Science and Social Science.

Previously, MSU users only had online access to 91 Sage titles, but with the new agreement, MSU users now have access to 451 titles, which contain over 140,000 peer-reviewed, full-text articles. Although the MSU main campus library will no longer receive print copies of the Sage journals included in the package, MSU Libraries and their patrons will have access to the back files from 1999 to the present for all Sage journals included in the agreement.

The Sage Premier package includes journals published across forty disciplines and an extensive list of STM (Science, Technical, and Medical) titles as well. Over 46 percent of these journals are covered in the Thomson Scientific Databases, 51 of which rank within the top 10 in their subject category in the 2005 ISI Journal Citation Reports®. This journal package also represents one of the largest collections in the social sciences.

June Schmidt, MSU Libraries’ Associate Dean for Technical Services, believes that the Sage agreement will be of tremendous benefit to the faculty, staff, and students of MSU. "Because of our membership in ASERL, MSU Libraries is able to offer our patrons about four times as many Sage journals as we have had in the past," said Schmidt. "This is a great boon to all of our students and faculty. It’s especially exciting to be able to add these journals in an electronic format, which so many of our patrons prefer compared to print."

The Sage Premier agreement will continue through December 2009. For additional information about this agreement, contact the MSU Libraries Serials Department at serials-dept@library.msstate.edu.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1434Tue, 05 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT
ILLiad Receives a Makeoverhttps://illiad.library.msstate.edu/illiad/, or you can go to the Library home page at http://library.msstate.edu/ and select Borrow/Order Materials under Services. We hope that the enhancement to the website will serve as an essential tool in acquiring resources and an up-to-date status of your requests.]]>http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1432Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMTMSU Libraries plays host to heritageGenealogists and historians had their yearly meeting of the minds—and of family trees —at the Mississippi State University Libraries in June.

The MSU GenFair celebrates family heritage with presentations and discussions led by local and national genealogists.

The 2007 GenFair was held on Saturday, June 23rd at Mitchell Memorial Library on the MSU campus, beginning with registration at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by the MSU Libraries, the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society, this year’s GenFair featured sessions on computer searching, land records, breaking the brick wall, and a special Tales from the Crypt presentation from the Mississippi School for Math and Science. Tours of the various genealogical resources available in the MSU Libraries and opportunities for further research followed until 3:30 p.m.

Registration for the GenFair is free but limited to 100 participants. Box lunches are available for $8 but must be reserved by noon on June 20th.

Anyone interested in pre-registering and reserving a boxed lunch for this year’s Fair is encouraged to contact Lynne Mueller at 662-325-7679. For information about the 2007 GenFair—including online pre-registration—and about MSU Libraries, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/workshops/genealogy/.

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Landscape Architecture Research Guidehttp://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1428Mon, 21 May 2007 00:00:00 GMTMississippi Library 2.0 Summit - June 15, 2007The Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit examines ways that libraries in the state and the region are using new Social Networking / Web 2.0 technologies to provide innovative services to their patrons.

The first Summit took place on June 15, 2007 at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library. Nationally-known Library 2.0-guru Michael Stephens kicked off the conference with the keynote address, Hyperlinked Library: Trends, Tools and Technologies.

“Steal this Idea” presentations and poster sessions led by librarians and library staff from around the state and the region illustrated how Library 2.0 technologies are already being implemented close by. Several exciting presentations and posters were accepted.

For more information on the Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit or the MSU libraries, go to http://library.msstate.edu/mslibrarysummit/ or email apowers@library.msstate.edu.

Adapted from a press release by Amanda Powers.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1421Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Find out what's NewInterested in learning what materials have recently been added to the MSU Libraries’ collection? Thanks to the Libraries’ new web-based lists and RSS feeds, you can stay informed about the Libraries’ latest additions without even leaving your computer. These new lists and RSS feeds enable you to view new additions to the Libraries’ collection according to subject, collection type (such as Reference materials), and library. In addition, the Libraries’ web-based lists allow you to view materials that have been added in the last 30, 60, 90, 180, or 365 days on the web. To set up RSS feeds or view recently added material lists, visit http://library.msstate.edu/newmaterials. ]]>http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1418Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMTAsk-A-Librarian I-Pod Winner! Another Satisfied Customer Melissa M. Swan, an Educational Psychology major from Goodman, MS, is the Libraries' winner of the project(RED) iPod thanks to the Ask-a-Librarian service!

The contest ran from February 12 to March 12, and Melissa entered the contest by signing on to "CHAT" with a librarian about an educational research assignment.

"I loved the Ask-A-Librarian Service," Melissa says. "The librarian was very helpful. She told me how to get the information that I needed, and she provided me with a link to the direct website. I encourage everyone to use this service!"

Many thanks to Melissa and to all of the students and faculty who've logged on to the Ask-a-Librarian service this year. If you have any questions... Ask a Librarian!

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1417Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMT
MSU Libraries offer an evening of discovery and entertainmentSTARKVILLE - On Saturday, January 20, on the Mississippi State campus, MSU Libraries opened its doors, welcoming the Starkville community to an evening of fellowship, fun, discovery, and entertainment.

Sponsored by the MSU Libraries and the Friends of the Libraries, the 2007 Libraries Showcase & Fundraiser offered a rare opportunity to discover a trove of wonderful Collections held in University Archives and the Libraries' Special Collections department, as well as a chance to visit with Libraries and University faculty & staff and Starkville community members while touring Mitchell Memorial Library.

In addition to the John Grisham Room and Collection, the John C. Stennis and G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Collections, and the Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum, Sheet Music, and Instrument Collection, numerous other Collections and donations to the Libraries and University were on display throughout the building.  A detailed display of memorabilia, papers, photos, clothing, and more spanned the decades from the Mississippi A&M years through our present-day Foglesong era.  Showcase attendees were able to visit with costumer Myrna Colley-Lee while viewing her outstanding Collection of renderings, costumes, and theatre memorabilia.  A complete set of Sanborn Mississippi fire insurance maps; a collection of Rookwood pottery and correspondence; Civil War song sheets; Major I. D. Sessums' Haviland china & 1940s-era YMCA and cafeteria serving pieces; CHARM "Farm Family of the Week" recordings and agricultural items; Lois Kaufman's Collection of musical instruments; theatre scripts, posters, and photos from the Collections of Colley-Lee, Beth Henley, and Dana Andrews and much more were exhibited throughout Mitchell Memorial Library.

Food, fellowship, and entertainment were also parts of the evening's events.  Dr. Michael Brown's State Messengers filled the evening with jazz riffs and rhythms; Mrs. Jennifer Blackbourn played piano in the John Grisham Room, underscoring the Grisham & Colley-Lee Collections; Mr. Chip Templeton and his piano skills were featured in the Templeton Music Museum; and Dr. Bruce Lesley, Ms. Madeline Golden, and Mr. Lyle Tate sang and performed on the Library's first floor.  Food tables with coffee, punch, and hors d'oeuvres were stationed throughout the building, as well.

The evening was designed as a fund-raising event from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for the Friends of the Libraries wherein patrons can view these excellent Collections and, at the same time, see all that MSU Libraries has to offer on a daily basis to the MSU campus and Starkville community.  Tickets were $15 each and will be available at the door on Saturday night.

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MSU Libraries Expands Access to Elsevier and Wiley Journals MSU Libraries has once again expanded the online access it provides to journals published by Elsevier and Wiley. With both of these publishers, MSU Libraries participates in consortial partnerships through which all libraries receive online access to the journal subscriptions of any one library. In 2007, each of these partnerships has welcomed a new member library with subscriptions to journals that were previously inaccessible to researchers at MSU.

MSU Libraries’ online access to Elsevier journals has been expanded through the entry of the University of Mississippi’s Rowland Medical Library into the Mississippi Elsevier Consortium. For MSU Libraries’ users, the result is online access to approximately 150 more Elsevier journals. Reflecting the research interests of the Rowland Medical Library’s users, the primary focus of these new journals are medicine and the biological sciences.

The Wiley journals accessible to MSU Libraries have been expanded through the University of Kentucky’s entry into the ESPCoR Science Information Group’s license agreement with Wiley. This year, MSU researchers will enjoy online access to 35 additional Wiley journals as a result of new subscriptions by its partner libraries.

This expanded online access to Elsevier and Wiley journals further contributes to the maximized e-journal access that MSU Libraries has strived to achieve for users. For more information about these newly accessible Elsevier and Wiley journals, please contact the Libraries’ Serials Department at serials-dept@library.msstate.edu.

http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1322Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMT
Find Tax Forms at the Library!During tax season, you can find the tax forms you need at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

Just go to the Government Documents, Microforms, and Current Journals Department on the second floor of the Library. The Government Documents area contains both Mississippi and federal tax forms for your convenience.

You can also access tax forms online. For Mississippi tax forms, go to www.mstc.state.ms.us/

For federal tax forms, visit www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Please be aware that the Library cannot provide tax advice. Contact a tax professional for assistance.

For more information about the Library’s tax forms, contact LaDonne Delgado at (662) 325-7660 or at ldelgado@library.msstate.edu

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Charles H. Templeton Ragtime Music FestivalThe Charles H. Templeton Sr. Ragtime Music Festival (Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30) consisted of a blend of major concerts, mini-concerts, seminars, interviews with the performers, and tours of the Templeton Museum. The festival, the first of its kind in Mississippi, was launched as a means of enhancing the research in the area of ragtime music, increasing the awareness of the Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum housed in the MSU Library and introducing people to the sounds of Ragtime being performed by world-renowned ragtime musicians.

Festival performers included many of the worlds leading ragtime performers including: Jeff Barnhart, Mimi Blais, Neville Dickie, Sue Keller, Virginia Tichenor, and Richard Zimmerman. Additionally, seminars will be led by Tracy Doyle, David Jasen, and David Reffkin. Musicologist and Templeton Ragtime Festival Coordinator, David Jasen, led tours of the Templeton Museum and David Reffkin interviewed each of the performers during one-on-one interviews as well as panel discussions.

For more information visit the festival website at http://library.msstate.edu/ragtime/festival.

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News 2007]]>http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?z=346&a=1264Library Celebrates 100 Years as Federal DepositoryThis year, Mississippi State University's Mitchell Memorial Library marks its 100th anniversary as a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

On March 1, 1907, under the provisions of the Nelson Amendment to the First and Second Morrill Acts, 43 land-grant colleges entered the FDLP, including then Mississippi A & M College. This was the largest group of libraries ever to enter the program in a single year.

Since it was established by Congress in 1813, the FDLP has collected, organized and preserved information published by the U.S. government, and assisted the American public in locating and using it.

Libraries designated as federal depositories provide local, free access to information from the U.S. government in impartial environments. Expert assistance in locating specific information is available from government documents librarians. Depository libraries include academic, public, law, and community college libraries, as well as state and federal libraries. They are located in nearly every congressional district throughout the U.S. and its territories.

The Library's federal depository collections are available for use by everyone. These collections include documents in print, microfiche, CD/DVD, and online formats. They cover a wide range of topics relevant to the general public and to professionals, researchers and students in almost every field of study.

Richard G. Davis, Director of Library Services and Content Management at the GPO, commended the land-grant libraries for "their long-term commitment to making federal government information available to the public through the FDLP." The GPO sent each of these libraries a crystal plaque to commemorate their 100th anniversaries as federal depositories.

To learn more about the Library's federal depository collections, visit the Government Documents Web site at http://library.msstate.edu/govdocs/index.asp.

To learn more about the FDLP, or to locate other depository libraries, visit www.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/index.html.

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