Four digital and technology resources available to you through the University Libraries
By Vince Frieden, Strategic Communications Coordinator
In its role of supporting and enhancing the academic success of the broader Miami University community, the Miami University Libraries offer a variety of digital and technology resources that assist with everything from staying informed on current events to conducting research and applying for grant funding.
With the spring semester underway, the University Libraries are highlighting four particularly helpful resources that are available faculty, students and staff at no cost.
BrowZine – Faculty, students and staff can access Miami’s online scholarly journals through BrowZine, a service that allows for browsing, reading and following digital journals in an attractive, easy-to-view format. Users can not only browse and read journals through BrowZine, they also can create personal bookshelves, follow their favorite titles and receive new article notifications. A short introduction video offers more details.
Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) – DMP Tool is a platform to help faculty create, review and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements for submission with their grant applications. It offers a variety of templates and step-by-step guidance. Personalized assistance is available through the Center for Digital Scholarship’s data librarian, Eric Johnson, at 513-529-4152 or johnsoeo@MiamiOH.edu.
Film digitization – The Center for Digital Scholarship recently added a new film digitizer that can be used to convert Super 8, 8 mm and 16 mm film (including 16 mm film with sound)—common formats for home movies and sports reels. The equipment is available at no charge, and training and support are available. Contact Lindsey Masters at 513-529-2871 or masterlr@MiamiOH.edu for more information.
New York Times access – Faculty, staff and students receive complimentary access to the New York Times online edition and apps through the University Libraries. Users must be on the campus network while registering but then have access from anywhere.
The University Libraries offer faculty, staff and students access to nearly 500 online journals and databases, dozens of helpful subject and course guides and a variety of technology resources, ranging from equipment for checkout to in-house computers and specialty software.