UTK Supports Open Publishing: funding for faculty and grad students

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Funding is still available for UT faculty and graduate students who need to pay article-processing charges to publish in open access journals. A pilot program sponsored by the Office of Research and the University Libraries has committed $20,000 to pay fees charged by open access publishers.

Open access publications are peer-reviewed like traditional publications. Benefits of open access publishing include: 1) articles are freely available online to readers, increasing the potential for discovery and citation; 2) authors retain copyright; and 3) costs to publish open access journals are generally lower than traditional publishing.

The pilot program will be available through June 2009 or until the fund is exhausted. Any open access journal that makes issues freely available at the time of initial publication will be considered. The Office of Research and UT Libraries will evaluate the program’s usefulness. See a description of the program, a list of open access publishers, and an application form at http://www.lib.utk.edu/openpub/.


Agricultural Opportunities in Peace Corps Wednesday, February 11th

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Agricultural Opportunities in Peace Corps: GlobeTalk Information Session
Wednesday, February 11th
Pendergrass Library (Ag Campus)

Help farmers market their products. Develop alternatives to wood as a fuel source. Start a recycling program. Promote environmentally friendly farming practices. Peace Corps agriculture and environment Volunteers do all of this, and much more!

If you have experience in gardening, landscaping or environmental education or a degree in agriculture, environmental science, forestry, or agribusiness, we want to talk to you. Click here to find out more about our agricultural projects. Click here to learn about our environmental projects.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about Peace Corps–named one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Places to Launch a Career” in 2008–is welcome to participate.

At the event, returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps staff will speak about their overseas experiences and answer your questions on how to be competitive for Peace Corps service. Bring your friends/family and your questions!

For more information, contact UTK Peace Corps Representative Andy Ray at aray12@nullutk.edu

Web of Science Training Live and Recorded available

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Live training sessions on Web of Science and other databases/services available from the Web of Science like EndNote Web and Resarcher ID are available at your desktop.

If one of the Live Training Sessions doesn’t fit your schedule, take the Recorded Training anytime. Recorded training is available for all databases and many of the training sessions are also available in multiple languages.

Quick Reference Cards and other guides to searching databases using the WOS interface are available. See for example Web of Science and CAB Abstracts .

Inauguration Day: Watch History in the Making at Hodges Library

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obama2Barack Obama Swearing-in Ceremony
January 20, 2009
11:00 am – Noon
John C. Hodges Library
Lindsay Young Auditorium &
Commons Practice Presentation Room

You are invited to Hodges Library to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. Join us to witness this historic moment, the swearing-in of our first African American President. Ceremonies will be shown in both the auditorium (room 101) and the Practice Presentation Room (room 236).

newbirth“A New Birth of Freedom” is the theme for this Inauguration Day. To learn more about the parades, balls, and other events planned for January 20, visit the official Inauguration Day website.

What is a Net ID and password and how do I set one up?

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What is my Net ID/password?

Everyone at the University of Tennessee has a username and password set for them. It’s called your Net ID. To find out what your Net ID is search for your name in the University Directory. Everyone is given a default password.

You must change your password for security reasons.

Follow this link to see how to set up your password?

Net ID log in not working?

Use the reset function in password management to reenter your log in information.

If you have not already, enable password reset. Then proceed to change the password. Re-entering your existing password is acceptable. Net id log in is available after the password is reset. If there are further problems call the OIT help line. 974-9900

Spring Semester Reserve Requests

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Pendergrass Library is now accepting reserve requests from CASNR and CVM faculty for all 2009 Spring Semester courses. Library materials should be requested as soon as possible, and a separate reserve request should be sent for each course.

The UT Libraries will purchase materials required for reserve that are not currently in the collection. Such requests should also be submitted as soon as possible to ensure that the materials will be ready by the time students need them.

Pendergrass Library’s reserve policy and online request forms can be viewed at: http://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/services/reserves.html.

To find information about library materials for the online request forms, consult the UT Libraries’ online catalog:

Contact Reese Julian at (865) 974-4728 or fjulian1@nullutk.edu for any questions.

First wiki subject guide launched

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Pendergrass Library is proud to announce that our first wiki-formatted subject guide is up and running.

The wiki format means that faculty and students can collaborate with librarians to share the best and most up-to-date information with each other. Our first wiki is aimed at senior vet students completing their clinical rotations, and can be found here.

We hope to offer more wikis in the future–if you have ideas or suggestions, please leave them in our comments blog.

Personal Safety at UT

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Awareness is the first tool in self defense. We urge everyone to remember these tips when on campus:

Do not let people into a locked building or office unless you work with them or they have been properly identified. This is especially important at all entrance ways and elevators at residence halls. If the person insists, call the police at 974-3111.

Contact campus police at 974-3111 if you receive suspicious calls or see suspicious people roaming on campus.

Always keep the door locked when you are alone in your office or residence hall room.

Don’t investigate a suspicious noise or person by yourself.

Keep a list of important emergency numbers with you.

Never walk alone at night. Take advantage of campus transportation. Always walk in groups and maintain an alert and confident manner, actively paying attention to your surroundings.

Always choose the best-lit and most-traveled paths regardless of the time of day or night.

Be aware of obstacles and unsafe areas. A college campus is a busy area. Always cross streets at crosswalks. Obey signs and warnings about construction areas. | Read more

Remember that online safety is also vital. Be smart about information you post on services like MySpace, Facebook, or other Internet community sites. Don’t post your phone number or address, and be mindful of the possibility of online stalking. Report any suspicious contacts or incidents to the police.

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