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Milner Library’s physical building opening August 16

Milner Library’s physical building will reopen for Illinois State University students, faculty, staff, and retirees beginning Sunday, August 16.
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Big Deals and the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts

In 2019, the University of California Library System rejected their Elsevier subscription. Read more about MIT's Framework for Publisher Contracts.
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Milner Library’s Digital Collections interface updating in August

Changes are coming to many of Milner Library’s digital collections!
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Deceptive publishers begone: Cabell’s Predatory Reports is here

Learn more about predatory or deceptive publishing, which is a business model in which publishers exploit researchers’ need to publish as part of the tenure and promotion process. 
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Illinois State announces Redbird Pledge

The Redbird Pledge is the latest initiative in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This voluntary pledge for students, faculty, and staff emphasizes a shared commitment to helping...
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Redbirds Rising campaign reaches record-breaking conclusion

Illinois State University concluded its largest fundraising campaign on June 30, raising $180.9 million during Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State. The historic campaign was supported...
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Milner Library preserves vital history with the digitization of circus route books

With the help of the largest grant in the history of Milner Library, more than 300 circus route books have been digitized to preserve the rich history of one of the most important forms of...
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“Create your own” through the public domain

Explore the practice of taking public domain materials and using them to generate new creative works.

University Research Symposium hosted in ISU ReD

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has required every person in the ISU community to be flexible, creative, and understanding, but that response looks different depending on a person's role at...
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Milner Library now offering curbside pickup and campus delivery

While the library's physical building remains closed, curbside pickup and on campus delivery of items are now available.