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Between The Lines, News From YOUR Research Library

By BTL on April 11, 2017 12:08 PM | Permalink

Welcome to the final spring 2017 issue of Between the Lines, an e-newsletter created for UNLV faculty, staff, and graduate students.

This issue of Between the Lines shares some of the ways the University Libraries supports the university’s research mission for both our faculty and students. Library faculty play an integral role in the research process for many faculty and students through research consultations that assist with finding information or data. To encourage you to connect with your subject liaison librarian, we selected a few topics and questions from recent consultations to share.

We continue to obtain new collections and resources to support research. Some of the newest additions to our online collections contain primary sources on Victorian popular culture, emigration experiences of settlers to the New World and Australasia, and life on the frontier through the experiences of settlers and indigenous peoples from 1650-1920.

Research Consultations Offer Opportunities to Tap Librarians’ Knowledge and Skills

By BTL on April 11, 2017 11:11 AM | Permalink

Can you help me find this patent? Where can I find information on attitudes towards the HPV vaccine? How were the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights viewed during Colonial Times? Can you help me with researching my dissertation topic? Where can I find a systematic review on whether or not wearing ultraviolet-blocking sunscreen prevents melanoma? Can you help me find a source for public opinion polls? Where can I find city, county, state, and national data on foster care youth and the challenges they face? How do I perform an analysis of state government Twitter feeds? Where can I investigate how African Americans are portrayed in television dramas and situation comedies?

These wide-ranging topics and questions are all examples of research consultations offered by a UNLV librarian in recent months. Research consultations are one of the key services provided for students, faculty, staff, and other researchers by UNLV librarians.

New Online Collections Illustrate Victorian Pop Culture, Immigrant Experiences, and Frontier Life

By BTL on April 11, 2017 10:40 AM | Permalink

UNLV University Libraries continues to seek out and purchase access to new collections containing primary sources for use by faculty and students. Primary sources are images, documents, and other artifacts that provide a firsthand account or direct evidence of historical topics. The University Libraries has added three new primary source collections on Victorian-era pop culture, life on the frontier in the 19th century, and emigrant experiences to the Americas and Australasia in the 19th century.

UNLV Bibliography Highlights Reach of UNLV Faculty Scholarship

By BTL on April 11, 2017 10:28 AM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries is now publishing UNLV Bibliography, a showcase and record of the scholarly and creative output of UNLV researchers. The project will preserve, increase discoverability, and provide additional access to UNLV research, while enhancing the visibility of UNLV faculty and increasing the impact of their work.

The project has launched with a list of entries covering works published in 2015. The University Libraries will update UNLV Bibliography to build a comprehensive and current bibliography reflecting the full scope of research and creative activities at the university.

UNLV Bibliography is published in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, the university’s institutional repository. By including scholarship in Digital Scholarship@UNLV, scholarly outputs are:

African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience Documentary

By BTL on April 11, 2017 10:20 AM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries’ multi-year project “Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas” culminated in February with the premiere of the Vegas PBS documentary African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience.

African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience is the result of a partnership between UNLV University Libraries and Vegas PBS, with grant funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial. The documentary is the final phase of the UNLV University Libraries’ “Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas” project, which included the formation of an advisory board, the collection of oral histories and materials, and the creation of a digital portal to provide online access to the project’s materials.

Emotional Architecture: Las Vegas Design Leaders to Discuss Impact of Interior Design on Customer Loyalty

   

Resort design has evolved over time to evoke an emotional response from guests and inspire customer loyalty from guests. A group of leading Las Vegas design professionals will discuss this evolution during a special panel presentation on Sunday, April 23 at UNLV’s Lied Library.

Emotional Architecture and Hospitality Design, hosted by the UNLV University Libraries and the Cass Business School at City, University of London, will feature five experts who have created some of the most memorable architectural designs featured on the Las Vegas Strip.

Panelists include John Acres, founder of Acres 4.0; Leonard Bergman, CEO of Bergman Walls & Associates; Don Brinkerhoff, founder and CEO of Lifescapes International, LLC; Paul Steelman, CEO of Steelman Partners; and Alex Woogmaster, creative director for Wynn Design and Development.

University Libraries Consolidating Interlibrary Loan Services

Beginning June 30, the University Libraries will consolidate interlibrary loan services; these are services that enable library users to request and borrow materials from libraries outside UNLV. Users will now manage interlibrary loan services using their ILLiad account.

As a result, the University Libraries will discontinue access to the LINK+ option. Users can still request items through LINK+ up until this date, and those with materials borrowed through LINK+ will have until their assigned return date to return items. All materials that were available through LINK+ will be available via alternative services, including BorrowItNow or by directly placing a request through their ILLiad account. This change will have minimal negative impact on library users when obtaining needed materials.

UNLV Libraries Faculty Accomplishments

Starr Hoffman gave a panel presentation about advancing academic research with data services at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Michelle Light presented a paper about digitization in Special Collections at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Rosan Mitola, John Watts, Erin Rinto, and the Libraries’ Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coaches presented a panel session on peer-assisted learning and the benefits of student-led educational experiences at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference in Baltimore, MD.

Between the Lines, News from YOUR Research Library

By BTL on February 6, 2017 4:35 PM | Permalink

As UNLV strives to reach top tier status, the University Libraries’ commitment to our students and the university’s educational mission is as strong as our focus on research. UNLV is committed to graduating students who can navigate in a complex information environment and make informed, evidence-based decisions in academics, work, and life.

This issue of Between the Lines focuses on new resources and services provided by the University Libraries that support the university’s research mission for both our faculty and students.

The article about data sets details some of the electronic digital databases and statistical resources licensed by the University Libraries on behalf of faculty researchers. These resources are available to students, and faculty can design assignments that require exploration and application of the information found within them.