As of July 1, the NDSU Archives (Institute for Regional Studies Archives and University Archives) will implement new services for researchers and promote the use of the archives’ collections.
“A researcher registration system and call slip request form will allow us to better serve students, faculty and researchers as they explore the 3,000-plus collections; 5,000-plus North Dakota-related books; The Forum, Bismarck Tribune and Grand Forks Herald newspapers on microfilm; and numerous other databases available at the NDSU Archives,” explained Michael Robinson, director of the NDSU Archives. “This system also will allow us to better track which collections are being used, which collections should be available at the Skills and Technology Training Center, potential promotion of certain collections, and which type of patron (student, faculty, staff or outside researcher) is using the collections.”
In addition, 12 lockers with locks are now available to all researchers. The lockers give patrons a secure place for backpacks, purses and laptop cases, since only paper and pencil, laptops, scanners and cameras can be brought into the NDSU Archives.
The NDSU Archives is located at the Skills and Technology Training Center, 1305 19th Ave. N., Room 117 (across from the Fargodome and next to the CVS Pharmacy). For more information about the resources and services of the NDSU Archives, call 1-8914.