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Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments being planned at the University of Minnesota, Morris

MORRIS -- The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) Dean's Office, Rodney A. Briggs Library, and the Office of Grants Development are sponsoring a Celebration of Scholarly Accomplishments. The event will highlight the research and artistic work of faculty and staff, and also serve as an introduction to two library projects available to the campus and community: the UMM Scholarship Collection and the new UMM Digital Well.

The celebration kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, with an exclusive showing for faculty and staff of more than 50 research and creative work poster presentations. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, the display, located in the Student Center's Oyate Hall, will be opened for public viewing.

In addition to celebrating recent faculty and staff accomplishments, the event highlights Briggs Library's emphasis on capturing UMM's institutional record of research and other accomplishments for historical purposes and for disseminating and sharing the work of UMM's faculty and staff with others.

The UMM Scholarship Collection emphasizes the historical record of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Briggs Library collects works created by UMM faculty, staff, and students. This collection is housed in the Special Collections area of room 420 on the fourth floor of the library. The library seeks the assistance of current and past UMM-affiliated individuals in order to identify and obtain other scholarly works either in monographic, serial, or other formats. These materials can be checked out with the permission of a Briggs librarian.

The UMM Digital Well's main purpose is to serve as an institutional repository in which articles and papers are made available to a wider audience. The Digital Well makes the intellectual, scholarly, and creative works of the members of the UMM community available to scholars and researchers across the globe. The searchable repository also provides access to campus governance documents, relevant administrative documents, conferences, and other collections.