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Supporting Graduate Education: A Library-Wide Approach
The Mississippi State University Libraries serves a diverse graduate student population that includes over 140 graduate majors or concentrations and approximately 3600 students. The MSU Libraries has developed a comprehensive ...
GMD or no GMD: one library's approach to RDA conversion
In March 2013, Resource Description and Access (RDA) was adopted as the new standard set to eventually replace the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd Edition. This standard would not only impact Mississippi State University ...
A New Institutional Repository: Building from the Ground Up
The MSU Libraries began the implementation of an IR in the fall of 2014. A committee was appointed to build the IR from the ground up and tasked with researching common practices, writing policies & procedures, determining ...
Investigating Open Access Attitudes by Discipline at Mississippi State University
In educating ourselves about Open Access (OA) issues, we found that attitudes vary dramatically by discipline at Mississippi State University. To provide relevant educational programming on OA, we developed an Open Access ...
Innovating the FYE Proposal: Moving Beyond “Library Week”
How can libraries and librarians expand out from a First Year Experience (FYE) ‘library week’ to an entire library-focused course? By proposing and conducting an innovative library-centric FYE course, of course! FYE Programs ...