Digital Commons – July Quick Facts

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech isn’t just a showcase for journal articles published by the campus community. The repository proudly hosts a collection of patent innovations by Michigan Tech researchers and they are accessed from locations across the globe. For example, in July an individual in Johannesburg, South Africa downloaded “Induction heating of thin films,” an innovation by Paul Bergstrom of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. To see where else in the world the Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech collections were accessed in July, check out the readership map.

Explore the collection of Michigan Tech patent innovations here: http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/patents/

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is a service of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. To learn more about the repository and and how you can include your works visit: digitalcommons@mtu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 


Digital Commons – June Quick Facts

Great news for authors who want to make their work discoverable on the web – Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is search engine optimized! This means that the repository is configured to boast works higher in the results of relevant searches performed in search engines like Google. Indeed, for the month of June, most users navigated to content in the repository from Google! Check out other interesting stats in the library’s monthly Digital Commons flyer.

Interested in including your works in Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech? Simply email digitalcommons.mtu.edu.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is a service of the Van Pelt and Opie Library.

 

 

 

 


“A Day of Lean” Presented by Library Staff

leanAnnelise Doll, Georgeann Larson, Linnea McGowan Hobmeier and Laurie Stark of the Van Pelt and Opie Library presented “A Day of Lean” Workshop at St. Norbert College’s Mulva Library in De Pere, WI on June 21st. Attendees to the workshop included the Mulva library staff, as well as representatives from local libraries, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Northeast Wisconsin Intertype Libraries (NEWIL) and Cardinal Stritch University.

The workshop included an “Introduction to Lean” session, two breakout sessions in which attendees had an opportunity to learn about and practice various lean tools, a poster session, and a “Roadmap to True North: A Case Study” session.

The event was sponsored by St. Norbert College and the Mulva Library.


Digital Commons – May Quick Facts

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech saw a jump in downloads for the month of May and much of the increase in readership can be directly attributed to the launch of Bryophyte Ecology. This open work is a result of more than a decade of research, collaboration, and composition by Professor Emerita Janice Glime and many contributors and photographers. Discover the world of bryophytes at http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/bryophyte-ecology/

To learn more about the development of Bryophyte Ecology, visit the library’s blog post on the subject.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech, the university’s digital repository, is a platform for storing, sharing and showcasing research and educational resources. To learn more or to consider adding your own work contact digitalcommons@mtu.edu.

 

 

 


Library launches significant reference and educational work by Janice Glime — openly on Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech

Bryophyte Ecology is the result of more than a decade of research, collaboration and composition by Professor Emerita Janice Glime and many contributors and photographers. The five volume work is unique not only as the most recent comprehensive reference on bryophyte ecology, but because it is “open” to the world. Bryophyte Ecology  was initially self-published on the web and is now accessible on Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech. Moving the work to Digital Commons ensures long-term preservation and easier access. Additionally, the work reaches top slots using any search engine.

Professor Glime’s goal in creating an open work “was to reach a broad audience in an affordable format with lots of illustrations and a readable style.” Bryophyte Ecology has been used as a textbook, reference source, and field guide. It contains many color photographs, information on physiological ecology, bryological interactions, methods of collection and various uses of bryophytes as well as question sections throughout to facilitate learning.

Discover the world of bryophytes at http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/bryophyte-ecology/

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech, the university’s digital repository, is a platform for storing, sharing and showcasing research and educational resources. To learn more or to consider adding your own work contact digitalcommons@mtu.edu.


Digital Commons – March 2017 Quick Stats

The Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech dashboard and personalized author dashboards contain more than just download counts. They also provide a variety of usage statistics that can be refined by specific date ranges. For example, the readership distribution map shows where in the world users are when they access content. In March 2017, 6 works were downloaded from Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech by users in Fiji. Carly Kratz’s dissertation entitled “Impacts of Climate Change in Soil Microorganisms in Norther Hardwood Forests” is one of those works and was downloaded 3 times.

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech is a service of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. To learn more about the repository and SelectedWorks contact: digitalcommons@mtu.edu.

 

 

 



Michigan Notable Book Author Tour Presentation

Steve Lehto’s Michigan Notable Book, Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow tells the story of the man who tried to start his own car company after World War II. He promised an advanced car at an affordable price but his enterprise was shut down before he could build more than 51 cars. Was he merely trying the impossible or were there darker forces operating against him?

Please join us for a presentation by Mr. Lehto on Monday, April 10th, at 4PM in the East Reading Room of Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library. Opportunity to purchase this book will be available before and after the talk. Refreshments will be served.

Steve Lehto has written a dozen books and has a weekly column at RoadandTrack.com. This is his fourth Michigan Notable book.


Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Graduate Student Government to Host SciFinder Workshop

Need info on chemical substances, reactions, and more? Please join the Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Graduate Student Government for an extended Lunch and Learn on the resource SciFinder.
Participants will learn how to efficiently and effectively scour the literature landscape and keep updated on the most relevant research findings in their respective fields. The workshop is applicable to both advanced and entry-level SciFinder users. During the workshop, you’ll be asked to interactively engage with SciFinder, so please bring a laptop if available.

Wednesday March, 29, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Library East Reading Room

12:00PM – 12:30PM Library Skills Refresher
12:30PM – 2:00PM SciFinder Workshop

Lunch will be available to attendees

Contact library@mtu.edu for more information