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Earth Day Collections Highlighted at Main Library

Please stop by the 4th Floor Focus Collection Area (middle of the central corridor – near elevators C&D) of the Main Library to see a curated collection of titles that highlight the celebration of Earth Day 2023. Founded in 1970, Earth Day continues to remind people of our shared planet and our connections to one another. Check out this list of titles  and see different ways people from around the world have encountered our world and responded to the challenges of sustaining it and creating opportunities for future generations of all species. Feel free to take a book from the display to check out at the 1st floor service desk. There are many more books on the environment, sustainability, planning, governance and related titles in the UI Libraries collection (InfoHawk+). If you find a book you like you may also want to browse the stacks to see related titles.

For a local take, visit Caroline Gaske’s 2020 article, “Old Gold: Remembering Iowa’s First Earth Day, 50 Years Later

For more ways to connect with Earth Day at the University of Iowa, see the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Month 2023 calendar of events.

Contact Brett Cloyd for questions about this collection or for research help related to these topics.

CADRE platform to be retired, assistance available during transition

The library directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance recently made the decision to sunset the CADRE platform and its associated services due to low usage and continued challenges in resourcing technical support for the platform. As a result, the CADRE platform will be retired on June 30, 2023. Continued access to the CADRE Gateway and its datasets will remain available through that date.

Users will retain full access to existing files through June 30. Please be sure to download by June 30 offline copies of any data and scripts in your Jupyter notebooks to which you’d like to maintain access.

If you have any questions about the transition and how it might affect your research, or need assistance in downloading your data and scripts, please reach out to CADRE or contact Brian Westra, data services librarian.