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Open Access and Publication Quality, 11/29, 12-1pm

November 17th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

The scholarly communication landscape is rapidly changing. The growth of open access journals, new forms of peer review, and alternative ideas about publication impact are provoking new questions about how we evaluate published scholarship: What criteria can we use to evaluate a scholarly journal? How can we protect ourselves and... Read the rest of this entry »

Advance Open at OpenCon 2016 Boston, 11/9

October 28th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Join us for OpenCon 2016 Boston, a satellite event of OpenCon 2016, a global conference for students and early-career researchers to learn about open access, open data, and open education. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 1:00-4:00pm, at the Mugar Memorial Library (771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, Read the rest of this entry »

BU’s College of Engineering has earned its highest-ever ranking from US News & World Report

October 11th, 2016

in Science and Engineering Library

The College of Engineering has earned its highest-ever ranking from US News & World Report, placing 35th among its peer American schools in the magazine’s latest rankings. It’s a two-slot advance from last year and a long jump from a decade ago, when the school placed 52nd, says Kenneth Lutchen, Read the rest of this entry »

Open Access Week 2016 Events: Join Us!

October 3rd, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

This October, for the sixth year running, BU is pleased to participate in the international Open Access Week. We have organized several events leading up to, and during, the week of October 24th. We'd love for you to join us; please register for as many as you like using the form below. All events are... Read the rest of this entry »

Use your Terrier Card at BC, Brandeis and Northeastern

September 13th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

We are very pleased to let you know that Boston University matriculating students, faculty, and staff can now borrow books directly from the libraries at Boston College, Brandeis University and Northeastern University using their Boston University ID (Terrier Card). Matriculating students, faculty, and staff who want to borrow materials from these... Read the rest of this entry »

BU WorldCat Local service streamlined

September 6th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

BU WorldCat Local service has been updated and streamlined for your convenience. Previously, some requests used the WorldCat Local interface, while others were requested through Interlibrary Loan. While you may still choose to use the WorldCat Local interface to search for, identify, and request books, you will now be able to make all... Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to the BU Libraries!

August 29th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

If you are an entering undergraduate or graduate student, a new faculty or staff member, please avail yourself of the library's varied and wide-ranging resources! If you are a returning student, welcome back and we again look forward to helping you. The following statistics indicate the extensive nature of our collection... Read the rest of this entry »

Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen has been appointed to the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee for Engineering

August 17th, 2016

in Science and Engineering Library

Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen has been appointed to the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee for Engineering, a panel of a dozen leaders from academia and industry that provides advice and recommendations on support for research, education and related activities to the agency's Directorate for Engineering. FULL STORY

BU Study Group to Host Software Carpentry Inspired Workshops

May 27th, 2016

in Astronomy Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

Every year people across all disciplines discover how useful it is to have programming and statistical computing skills in their toolkits, though teaching yourself everything can be a daunting concept.  To address this, an organization called Software Carpentry was founded, focusing on building crowdsourced software lessons and fostering a community of... Read the rest of this entry »

Winners of the Library Survey iPad minis Announced

May 11th, 2016

in African Studies Library; Astronomy Library; Frederick S. Pardee Management Library; Mugar Memorial Library; Music Library; Pickering Educational Resources Library; Science and Engineering Library; Stone Science Library

A huge thank you to all students and faculty who took the 2016 library survey. Linda Plunket, Associate University Librarian and the chair of the Library Assessment Committee, says the response rate was terrific for faculty, graduate students, and for undergraduate students. Her team will now diligently explore all of the... Read the rest of this entry »