The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region. The Summer Lab is open for eight weeks during the summer from mid-June through the first week of August, and scholars stay as long as they need to conduct their research.
For more information about the founding of REEEC, the Fisher Forum and the Summer Research Lab, please read: Reflections on the Founding of REEEC
Here you will find links to important information about the Summer Research Laboratory.
The Summer Lab will be June 13- August 6, 2016. For additional details regarding the Summer Lab program, please see: http://www.reeec.illinois.edu/srl/
The application deadline is April 15, 2016!
The title of this year's forum is Population,Health,and Social Change in Eurasia. You can find a guide for this forum here.
For Graduate students and Junior faculty with a defined research topic.
Apply for an individualized consultation with a Slavic Reference Service librarian for a personalized bibliographic session. SRS staff will develop a personalized, project-based program for each individual covering electronic tools and software, print and electronic bibliographic resources and databases, archival sources, vernacular-language search techniques, vernacular keyboard options, vernacular full-text resources, and as needed, online consultations with information specialists located in Eurasia and Eastern Europe.
Bookeye Scanner [also known as KIC scanner or Planetary scanner]
The Bookeye Scanner is a powerful tool that expedites the scanning process. Not only can you scan pages from books and save them as .pdf files, you can scan high resolution images to incorporate into any academic paper or publication. Users have the option of saving onto a flash drive, or sending files to an email address. Editing features are available through the scanner, but are disabled once the scan is saved. Cropping, deleting and changes to resolution must be done through the scanner, before anything is saved or emailed. The machine is easy to use once introduced.
ScanPro Microfiche / Microfilm/ Opaque Card and Micro Card Reader and Scanner
The International and Area Studies library has two ScanPro 2000 (microfiche-film scanner), both of which are in high demand during the Summer Research Lab. Patron use is limited to an hour when there is a long line of people waiting to use the machines. A sign-up will be available to avoid waisted time. The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library (HPNL) has several microfiche/microfilm scanners, as well. They are open for patron use during the summer. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library (SSHEL) has a ScanPro3000, one of the newest models of scanners.
Scholars visiting the Summer Research Lab are provided with guest credentials for wireless connections, which allows for access to the library catalog and databases on and off campus (within the dorms, outside of library hours).
Here is some information on Internet Access on and off Campus:
UI Public Wireless is the only campus network service available without either a NetID or a guest ID. The UI Public Wireless network is provided in a few campus and community locations where non-University-affiliated people are likely to visit. After filling out an informational form (online) and agreeing to the terms of service, you can use the UI Public Wireless service for a short time.