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August


August 1st 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 31 | August 8th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 32
August 15th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 33  | August 22nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 34
August 29th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 35



August 1st 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 31



This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Bloomington Library Faculty Council Honors Liana Zhou
  • Metadata Discussion Group Survey
  • ERA to Manage Database and System E-Resources Email Distribution Lists

    Staff News

    Welcome New Library Employees!!

    Effective July 28th, Annette Smith accepted the position as Digital Imaging Specialist in the DLP. Annette has been an hourly employee in the unit for the past 3 years. She replaces Lindley Shedd.

    Amy Griffin has accepted the Senior Circulation Assistant position in the Fine Arts Library effective July 28th. She has been an hourly employee in Fine Arts and replaces Hillary Veeder.

    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator Deborah Howard accepted the Payroll Transaction Associate position in Libraries Financial Services effective August 4, 2008. Debbie has several years payroll experience outside of IU. Please join me in welcoming to the IU Libraries.

    Submitted by: Janet Seymour, IUB Libraries Business Manager

    I am pleased to announce that Steven Forrest has accepted the position of ALF Cataloging Support Assistant in the Serials Cataloging Unit. Some of you may remember Steve when he was a staff member some time back at Swain Hall Library, where his job duties included periodical bindery preparation and the transfer of Swain Hall Library holdings to the ALF. Steve’s first day will be Tuesday Aug. 19. Please join me in welcoming Steve back!

    Submitted by: James Castrataro , Supervisor, Serials Cataloging Unit , Technical Services Department



    Library News and Events

    Bloomington Library Faculty Council Honors Liana Zhou

    Whereas, Liana Zhou, Director of the Kinsey Library and Archives, is the recipient of the 2008 Equality Award from the American Library Association, honoring her for her outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession; and

    Whereas, Ms. Zhou was selected for her accomplishments as director of the Library and Archives at the Kinsey Institute and in her leadership roles for several professional organizations, including the American Library Association, the Chinese American Librarians Association and the 2006 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color; and

    Whereas, Ms. Zhou has worked with dedication to make the Kinsey collection more diverse, advocated for sex education and gender equality, conducted research and published on sexual equality, and worked with national and international professional associations for issues related to minority concerns.

    Be it resolved that the Bloomington Library Faculty Council congratulate our colleague Liana Zhou on the occasion of this recognition. Be it further resolved that the BLFC Secretary shall send a copy of this resolution to Ms. Zhou and to Julia Heiman, Director of the Kinsey Institute.

    Approved unanimously at the July 9, 2008 BLFC Meeting.

    Submitted by: Jackie Byrd, BLFC Secretary


    Metadata Discussion Group Survey

    The forces behind the Metadata Discussion Group, started within the IUB Libraries this past year, are interested in feedback on the group and how it can be improved in the future. If you attended a Metadata Discussion Group session, or if you didn't but want to tell us why or how to make the group more useful for you, please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey, located at .

    The survey is short, and should not take long.


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    August 8th, 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 32



    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco
  • InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk
  • Metadata Discussion Group Survey

    Reminder, articles for IUL News are due on Thursday at noon.

    Staff News

    Peggy Richwine Retires

    Margaret (Peggy) Richwine, MS, MLS, AHIP, will retire September 30, 2008 as Outreach Services Director at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Libraries. Ms. Richwine has over twenty years at IUSM Libraries serving in Reference, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, and Outreach Services. With grants from the National Library of Medicine she created SHELSI http://library.medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=77  , the consortium of hospital libraries in Southern Indiana that share access to electronic resources. She was also awarded a series of contracts to manage a team of Indiana librarians that assisted the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the development and maintenance of MedlinePlus. As a capstone to a long and productive career, Ms. Richwine led the Indiana team to establish InHealthConnect http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/local/indiana/homepage.cfm?areaid=13  , one of the pioneer Go Local projects to use the NLM system.

    Submitted by: Carole Gall, Gift Officer & Medical Resources Consultant IU School of Medicine Libraries

    New Hire! Welcome!

    Effective August 4th Lisa Cameron has accepted the position as Sr. Circulation Assistant in the Business/SPEA Library. Lisa has several years of library experience at Trinity University in Texas, Texas State University, and most recently with Ivy Tech in Bloomington.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, LHR and Staff Development Coordinator



    Library News and Events

    SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco

    When: Thursday evening, Aug 28, 7:30-9:00pm
    Where: Hilton San Francisco, Room: Golden Gate 7
    RSVP: burtonsp@indiana.edu or toll-free number: 888.335.7547
    Guest List: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/alumni/events.php?id=48

    If you will be attending the SAA annual meeting in San Francisco later this month, or if you are in the San Francisco area on August 28th, please plan to stop by the SLIS alumni reception. Come for as long or short a time as you can; bring a guest with you, if you wish. I've enjoyed planning this event for you and I hope you will enjoy it, too.

    There's a lot of visiting and networking at these receptions, and folks really seem to enjoy the evening. So, come, if you can. Vicky and I will be there, and I hope YOU will be too!

    Submitted by: Sarah Burton, SLIS Alumni Coordinator


    InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Saturday, August 23rd
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Event: Garden Walk Tour
    Cost: Free!

    IMA’s web site Google Map

    We’ll be joining the free Garden Walk guided tour of the garden and grounds surrounding the museum offered by the IMA that Saturday .  The 60-minute tour starts at 1:00pm and meets at the main visitor entrance to the Lilly House .  We’re suggesting to arrive a little before 1:00 to allow time for parking and gathering at the Lilly House.  After the tour, we will adjourn to the IMA Café where refreshing beverages will be provided by InULA.  After that, the museum is yours for the exploring!  We can continue through the museum as a group or you can explore the exhibits on your own or do whatever else you like to do around Indy.

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  It will be good to know if we should watch for folks on the tour or at the café.

    This is our third monthly event for InULA and our first event in Indianapolis!  Possibilities for future monthly events include hiking in Hoosier National Forest, Quiz Bowl at a local pub/bar (city TBD), and probably more bowling so stay tuned and we'll see you at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Saturday, August 23!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program


    Metadata Discussion Group Survey

    This survey will remain open until Friday, August 15. Please let us hear from you if you haven't already contributed.

    The forces behind the Metadata Discussion Group, started within the IUB Libraries this past year, are interested in feedback on the group and how it can be improved in the future. If you attended a Metadata Discussion Group session, or if you didn't but want to tell us why or how to make the group more useful for you, please take a few minutes to fill out a brief survey, located at .

    The survey is short, and should not take much of your time. We appreciate your input. Thank you in advance for sharing your time and opinions with us.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program


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    August 15th, 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 33

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • IUB Technical Services July 2008 Monthly Report
  • SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco
  • InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk



    Staff News


    New Retiree

    James A. Baldwin (Jim) , MLS, MA, AB, retired with Emeritus status from the IUPUI University Library on July 31, 2008. Jim started on the IUPUI campus in 1979 as a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and moved to University Library in 1985 where he served as Head of Acquisitions, Resource Development Team Leader, and most recently as Collection Development Coordinator. Jim had Adjunct appointments both with the School of Library and Information Science and with the Department of Geography. Over his many years at IUPUI, Jim served with distinct dedication on the IUPUI Faculty Council. He has published in a variety of journals and has contributed chapters in several books. Jim will still be seen around the campus as he continues his writing in his retirement. And of course, will spend some time traveling with his wife, Rosalie Vermette. IUPUI University Library thanks Jim for his dedication and service over these past 23 years.

    Submitted by: Mary J. Stanley, Associate Dean IUPUI University Library


    Welcome, New Employee

    Effective August 18th William Hudson has accepted the position as Circulation Supervisor/Reserves Coordinator in the Cook Music Library. William is completing his DM in Early Music and has been an hourly employee in the Music Library for the past two years.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources



    Library News and Events

    IUB Technical Services July 2008 Monthly Report

    Read about Technical Services staff updates, innovations, new approaches, unit-specific activities, and progress on the R2 recommendations: 
    http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=newsletter&Id=413

    Highlights for July 2008:

    Fiscal year rollover processing for the IU system libraries successfully accomplished.

    Technical Services new staff computer workstations deployment completed.

    Effective July 1st, staff stopped writing location and call number information on the title pages for IUB print books and serials.

    A new umbrella group called SERA (Serials Electronic Resources Acquisitions) was formed on July 7th.

    Submitted by: Mechael D. Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services


    SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco

    When: Thursday evening, Aug 28, 7:30-9:00pm
    Where: Hilton San Francisco, Room: Golden Gate 7
    RSVP: burtonsp@indiana.edu or toll-free number: 888.335.7547
    Guest List: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/alumni/events.php?id=48

    If you will be attending the SAA annual meeting in San Francisco later this month, or if you are in the San Francisco area on August 28th, please plan to stop by the SLIS alumni reception. Come for as long or short a time as you can; bring a guest with you, if you wish. I've enjoyed planning this event for you and I hope you will enjoy it, too.

    There's a lot of visiting and networking at these receptions, and folks really seem to enjoy the evening. So, come, if you can. Vicky and I will be there, and I hope YOU will be too!

    Submitted by: Sarah Burton, SLIS Alumni Coordinator


    InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Saturday, August 23rd
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Event: Garden Walk Tour
    Cost: Free!

    IMA’s web site Google Map

    We’ll be joining the free Garden Walk guided tour of the garden and grounds surrounding the museum offered by the IMA that Saturday .  The 60-minute tour starts at 1:00pm and meets at the main visitor entrance to the Lilly House .  We’re suggesting to arrive a little before 1:00 to allow time for parking and gathering at the Lilly House.  After the tour, we will adjourn to the IMA Café where refreshing beverages will be provided by InULA.  After that, the museum is yours for the exploring!  We can continue through the museum as a group or you can explore the exhibits on your own or do whatever else you like to do around Indy.

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  It will be good to know if we should watch for folks on the tour or at the café.

    This is our third monthly event for InULA and our first event in Indianapolis!  Possibilities for future monthly events include hiking in Hoosier National Forest, Quiz Bowl at a local pub/bar (city TBD), and probably more bowling so stay tuned and we'll see you at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Saturday, August 23!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program


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    August 22nd, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 34

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco
  • InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk

    Staff News

    Christa Welty has transferred within Customer & Access Services from Document Delivery Services Borrowing to the ALF Internal Processing Unit effective August 19th.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources

    Denise Buhr, new tenure-track reference and information services librarian

    Denise has been a visiting librarian at IPFW since 2005. Before coming to Helmke Library she worked as a corporate librarian at Central Soya Company (now Solae) and as a children’s librarian at the Allen County Public Library. She also a playwright and is currently Playwright-in-Residence for the Fort Wayne Primrose Theatre Project, “In the Company of Women.” She is the library’s liaison to the College of Visual and Performing Arts and interim coordinator for the IPFW university archives.

    Linna Agne, new visiting librarian

    Linna comes to the IPFW Helmke Library from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Masters of Library and Information Studies and a B.A. degree in English and history. She is liaison to the history and political science departments and coordinator for local, state, federal, and international documents.

    Florence Mugambi, new visiting librarian

    Florence earned her Masters of Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University, and has a B.A. degree in sociology and economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She will be working as one of Helmke Library’s metadata catalogers and as outreach librarian to IPFW international students and faculty.

    JoAnn Arnold, special projects librarian

    JoAnn has worked at Helmke Library for three years as a project manager for federal grants to create digital collections. She will continue in this role for 2008-2009, but will also be acting head of Technical Services while Marla Baden is on sabbatical and will be acting digital initiatives librarian during the search for this position.

    Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development, Helmke Library, IPFW



    Library News and Events


    SLIS Alumni Reception at SAA in San Francisco

    When: Thursday evening, Aug 28, 7:30-9:00pm
    Where: Hilton San Francisco, Room: Golden Gate 7
    RSVP: burtonsp@indiana.edu or toll-free number: 888.335.7547
    Guest List: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/alumni/events.php?id=48

    If you will be attending the SAA annual meeting in San Francisco later this month, or if you are in the San Francisco area on August 28th, please plan to stop by the SLIS alumni reception. Come for as long or short a time as you can; bring a guest with you, if you wish. I've enjoyed planning this event for you and I hope you will enjoy it, too.

    There's a lot of visiting and networking at these receptions, and folks really seem to enjoy the evening. So, come, if you can. Vicky and I will be there, and I hope YOU will be too!

    Submitted by: Sarah Burton, SLIS Alumni Coordinator


    InULA Indy Museum of Art Garden Walk

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us!

    When: Saturday, August 23rd
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art
    Event: Garden Walk Tour
    Cost: Free!

    IMA’s web site Google Map

    We’ll be joining the free Garden Walk guided tour of the garden and grounds surrounding the museum offered by the IMA that Saturday .  The 60-minute tour starts at 1:00pm and meets at the main visitor entrance to the Lilly House .  We’re suggesting to arrive a little before 1:00 to allow time for parking and gathering at the Lilly House.  After the tour, we will adjourn to the IMA Café where refreshing beverages will be provided by InULA.  After that, the museum is yours for the exploring!  We can continue through the museum as a group or you can explore the exhibits on your own or do whatever else you like to do around Indy.

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  It will be good to know if we should watch for folks on the tour or at the café.

    This is our third monthly event for InULA and our first event in Indianapolis!  Possibilities for future monthly events include hiking in Hoosier National Forest, Quiz Bowl at a local pub/bar (city TBD), and probably more bowling so stay tuned and we'll see you at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Saturday, August 23!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program

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    August 29th, 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 35


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • A Call Out for Kent Cooper Room Movie Reviewers


    Staff News

    Resignation

    Ping Lin has submitted her resignation from her position as East Asian Acquisitions Specialist in the Monograph and Approval Order Section, effective August 26, 2008.  Ping’s plans are to return to school this fall, and during breaks she is planning to travel to spend time with her family in Taiwan.

    Thank you to Ping for her valuable contributions to the Monograph and Approval Order Section.  We wish her much success in her future plans.

    Submitted by: Lisa Lent, Head, Monograph and Approval Order Section, Acquisitions Division


    New Hires at GIMSS

    Kimberly Horne has accepted the position as Public Services/Computer Services and Microforms Coordinator in GIMSS effective 9/2/08.

    Sarah Lucas has also accepted a position in GIMSS. Effective 9/2/08 Sarah will begin as Circulation/Patron Services Assistant.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources


    Library News and Events


    A Call Out for Kent Cooper Room Movie Reviewers

    Have you checked out a really good movie from Kent Cooper Room?

    The Kent Cooper Room (KCR) is interested in showcasing the favorites of library faculty, staff, and students during the 08/09 academic year.
     
    If you have checked out a really good movie from the KCR Media Browsing collection and you would like to share your review with others, then let us showcase your talent as a film critic on the Libraries Staff Pick shelf!

    Please submit the following:

    Name:
    Library Department:
    Title of the film, running time, production date, b/w or color:
    Annotation: 

    Your annotation should include a brief synopsis of the movie, what you liked most about it, and why you feel others might enjoy watching it as well.   The annotation should not exceed two to three paragraphs.

    If available, be sure to include a small snapshot of you.

    Send your entry to KCR at libmedia@indiana.edu, Subject:  Libraries Staff Pick and we’ll make you a star!

    Submitted by: Monique Threatt, Head, Kent Cooper Room


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    September


    September 5th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 36 | September 12th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 37
    September 19th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 38 | September 26th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 39



    September 5th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 36

    This Week in IUL News

    Staff News
    Librarians by Rank
    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Schedule
    Visit the New Blog from the Lilly Library

    Library News and Events

    Librarians by Rank

    Listed below is the total number of librarians (according to information in the Libraries Human Resources database at Bloomington) for each campus broken down by rank effective September 3, 2008.  Please contact Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu or 812-855-8196) in Libraries Human Resources at IU-Bloomington with questions and/or comments.

       Total
    Librarians
     Assistant
    Librarians
     Associate
    Librarians
      Full Rank
     Bloomington  91  20  58  13
     Indianapolis  56  10  36  10
     East  3  1  2  0
     Fort Wayne  7  3  2  2
     Kokomo  4  1  2  1
     Northwest  6  3  2  1
     South Bend  11  3  7  1
     Southeast  7  2  4  1















    This table may be found on the intranet at:   http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=1917.
     
    Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources


    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Schedule

    Mark your calendars! The Metadata Discussion Group will soon be resuming meetings following its summer vacation. Based on responses to a survey on the Group issued this summer, we are moving the meetings for this academic year to Thursday mornings, from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Wells Library Staff Lounge, with the exception of the first meeting on Tuesday September 30. The complete schedule is:

    * Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
    * Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
    * Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
    * Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
    * Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
    * Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
    * Thursday, Mar. 26, 2009
    * Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009
    * Thursday, May 28, 2009

    This full schedule and a link to last year's sessions can be found at , or for libraries staff, on the libraries Intranet at .

    An article to read for the first Discussion Group session of the year will be sent out two weeks before the session. In the meantime, mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Visit the New Blog from the Lilly Library

    Lilly Library News & Notes: http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/blog/

    Scarcely a day passes at the Lilly Library without something of unusual interest coming our way. Our newly-inaugurated blog is intended to share our discoveries and excitement about rare books, manuscripts, exhibitions, speakers, and special events on a regular basis. We hope that this forum will allow us to inform you more quickly about fascinating new acquisitions for example, yet give us an opportunity to describe hidden treasures as well—the sort of thing often said to be “slumbering” undiscovered in the vaults of rare book libraries. We will also offer advance notice about lectures, public receptions and special displays. Our goal is to make the blog fun to read, intellectually stimulating, and informative—and to bring you into the Lilly as often as possible.

    Submitted by: Breon Mitchell, Lilly Library Director


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    September 12th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 37


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Schedule
  • Readings of Wylie House Family Letters from the mid-19th Century
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Series Starting
  • Indiana Memory Digital Grant Award Winner


    Staff News

    Effective September 8, 2008 Anne Graham is transferring from the Reference Department to the SALC African Studies Collection.
     
    Pawel Wnuk has accepted the Principal Bassoonist position with the Detroit Opera. His last day in Technical Services as Monographic Copy Cataloger will be Tuesday, September 16th.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources

    Library News and Events

    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Schedule

    Mark your calendars! The Metadata Discussion Group will soon be resuming meetings following its summer vacation. Based on responses to a survey on the Group issued this summer, we are moving the meetings for this academic year to Thursday mornings, from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Wells Library Staff Lounge, with the exception of the first meeting on Tuesday September 30. The complete schedule is:

    * Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
    * Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
    * Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
    * Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
    * Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
    * Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
    * Thursday, Mar. 26, 2009
    * Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009
    * Thursday, May 28, 2009

    This full schedule and a link to last year's sessions can be found at , or for libraries staff, on the libraries Intranet at .

    An article to read for the first Discussion Group session of the year will be sent out two weeks before the session. In the meantime, mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Readings of Wylie House Family Letters from the mid-19th Century

    Where: Wylie House Museum, 307 E. 2nd St. Bloomington IN 47401
    When: Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 8
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Fee: Free, donations appreciated
    http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/documents/letters%20flyer%20copy.jpg

    About a year before he died in September 2004, Morton Bradley, Jr., eyes twinkling, revealed to Jo Burgess that he had a box of family letters she might find interesting.  Bradley was great grandson of Theophilus Wylie, an IU professor who bought the house in 1859. Instead of the shoebox of letters she expected, Burgess received seven wooden crates, each about the size of a file drawer and filled with thousands of handwritten letters tied up in neat little bundles. Saved generation after generation,  the letters described life in Bloomington in the second half of the nineteenth century .     

    The letters form the basis for a reading at the Wylie House Museum.  Please join us.

    Letters of the Wylie Family

    Transcribed by Jo Burgess

    Arranged and read by

    Patsy Rahn and
    Eric Bartheld


    Indiana Memory Digital Grant Award Winner

    IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library has received an Indiana Memory digital grant award of $24,000 from the Indiana State Library (under the LSTA Digitization Grants program) for "Making of a People: the Past 150 years of Civic Growth in Allen County, Indiana." The project extends the partnership between the IPFW Helmke Library and Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society to include the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. "Making of a People" builds on two previous Indiana Memory digital projects, "That Glorious Gate" and "History of Miami Indians in Northeast Indiana, adding materials that include the detailed election-return books for primary, general, and special elections held in Allen County, Indiana, for the periods 1852 and 1884-1967. These official records secured from the Allen County Election Board are unique for their precinct-by-precinct data, and they are in most cases handwritten, oversize in format, and extremely fragile. The grant will also fund the digitization of Fort Wayne city annual reports from 1894-1915 and Fort Wayne city ordinances from 1874, 1901, 1912, and 1946, which are owned by IPFW Helmke Library. These digitized materials will amplify the rich historical collections already available online via IPFW*s mDON Mastodon Digital Object Network at http://mdon.lib.ipfw.edu/.

    Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development Walter E. Helmke Library IUPU Fort Wayne


    Digital Library Brown Bag Series Starting

    When: Wednesday, September 17th
    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
    Where: Rm. E174 Herman B Wells Library

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, September 17th for the first brown bag presentation of the Fall 2008 series by Jon Dunn and Stacy Kowalczyk.

    Digital Preservation

    Jon Dunn, Associate Director for Technology Stacy Kowalczyk, Associate Director for Projects and Services Digital Library Program Libraries are spending an increasing amount of their budgets to purchase and create digital content. What will happen to this investment in the next 5 to 10 years? Without a concerted effort, these digital resources could become obsolete. To make today's digital resources available to the researchers of the future, we need to make sure that we preserve this data.

    In this talk, we will discuss background and basic principles of digital preservation, including the OAIS reference model, issues with formats and the problems with interactive digital materials. We will also discuss digital preservation activities within the IU Libraries and the DLP and our plans for the future.

    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule is available on the Digital Library Program web site: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/.

    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Below is an overview of the Fall 2008 schedule:

    September 17, 2008
    Digital Preservation
    Jon Dunn and Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program

    October 1, 2008
    Semantic Web: Past, Now, Future
    Prof. Ying Ding
    School of Library and Information Science

    October 15, 2008
    Digital Journeys in Pursuit of an Elusive Traveler: Tracking the Life and Photographs of Charles Cushman
    Prof. Eric Sandweiss, Department of History

    October 29, 2008
    Digital Video Scholarship: Issues collecting and using Field Work Video
    Will Cowan, Digital Library Program

    November 5, 2008
    Scholarly Database
    Nianli Ma, Russell Duhon and Prof. Katy Borner, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Library and Information Science

    November 19, 2008
    An Introduction to the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE)
    Jenn Riley Digital, Library Program

    December 3, 2008
    IUScholarWorks, an Update
    Jennifer Laherty and Randall Floyd, Indiana University Libraries

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


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    September 19th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 38

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Upcoming Exhibition
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA
  • First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Sept. 30th
  • IUB Technical Services August 2008 Monthly Report
  • Readings of Wylie House Family Letters from the mid-19th Century

    Staff News

    Christina Coffey has resigned her position as Optometry Library Branch Coordinator, effective 9/23/08. Cris has accepted a position in the School of Optometry as the Web Administrator/Software Support Specialist.

    Karissa Tatman, Preservation, has accepted a position at another institution. Her last day in Preservation was 9/16/08.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler Libraries Human Resources


    Library News and Events


    Upcoming Exhibition

    Sex and Presidential Politics at the Kinsey Institute
    September 26, 2008 - January 23, 2009

    There will be a Reception sponsored by the IU Libraries for this event.
    Where: The Kinsey Institute, Morrison Hall
    When: Sept. 26th 2008
    Time: 5-7
    Price: Free

    Just in time for the upcoming elections, The Kinsey Institute offers a glimpse of presidential politics viewed by adult and underground media sources from its unique and rich collections. Featuring magazines, tabloids, newspapers and newsletters from the later half of the 20th century, this exhibit reveals a different perspective on the elections - sometime humorous, and often out of sight from that of the mainstream media. "Sex and Presidential Politics" is part of the Indiana University Libraries’ “Politics and Presidents: A Month-Long Celebration of Archives and Special Collections.”

    Submitted by: Shawny L. Taysom, Assistant to the Ruth Lilly Dean of IU Libraries


    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for 2 hikes this October.  

    The first hike will take place at Pioneer Mother's Trail in the Hoosier National Forest on Saturday, October 11, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/docs/history/pioneer_moms.htm
    Map of Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/trail_rogs/pioneer_mothers.pdf
    This trail is located just south of Paoli, Indiana.  According to the Hoosier National Forest folks, the best way to get there from the north is to drive down Highway 37 South through Paoli
    .

    About 1-2 miles south of Paoli on 37S, there will be a parking lot on the left side of the road where the trailhead is located. If there are no signs for Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest or Pioneer Mother's Trail, look for signs that say "Old Growth Forest." That's right, old growth forest - the only one like it left in Indiana. It's going to be pretty cool to see!

    The second hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Hiking Trail #6: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map of Hiking Trail #6 in park: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/images/brown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf
    - We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.

    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


    First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Sept. 30th

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our first meeting of the 2008/09 academic year:

    Date: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower Article to discuss: Greenberg, Jane. (2005). "Understanding Metadata and Metadata Schemes." _Cataloging & Classification Quarterly_ 40, no. 3/4: 17-36.
    (IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.)

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    IUB Technical Services August 2008 Monthly Report

    Available at: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=newsletter&Id=426

    Highlights for August 2008:

    Over 1,200 print serial subscriptions were canceled for the Bloomington and regional campus libraries.
    A total of 66 rush titles were cataloged for the Kent Cooper Reading Room’s Media Browse Collection.
    Tech Services Tidbits, our new internal e-newsletter, was launched.

    Submitted by: Mechael D. Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services


    Readings of Wylie House Family Letters from the mid-19th Century

    Where: Wylie House Museum, 307 E. 2nd St. Bloomington IN 47401
    When: Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 8
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Fee: Free, donations appreciated
    http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/documents/letters%20flyer%20copy.jpg

    About a year before he died in September 2004, Morton Bradley, Jr., eyes twinkling, revealed to Jo Burgess that he had a box of family letters she might find interesting.  Bradley was great grandson of Theophilus Wylie, an IU professor who bought the house in 1859. Instead of the shoebox of letters she expected, Burgess received seven wooden crates, each about the size of a file drawer and filled with thousands of handwritten letters tied up in neat little bundles. Saved generation after generation,  the letters described life in Bloomington in the second half of the nineteenth century .     

    The letters form the basis for a reading at the Wylie House Museum.  Please join us.

    Letters of the Wylie Family

    Transcribed by Jo Burgess

    Arranged and read by

    Patsy Rahn and
    Eric Bartheld

    Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director of the Wylie House Museum


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    September 26th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 39

    This Week in IUL News

  • ALF Reaches 100,000th Item Delivery Milestone
  • Archives Celebration Wins Top Honors, Opening Reception tonight
  • First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Sept. 30th
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Past, Now, Future
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA
  • Archives News
  • Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source



    Library News and Events

    ALF Reaches 100,000th Item Delivery Milestone

    On Friday afternoon, September 12 the ALF staff retrieved and delivered the 100,000th item requested by library patrons since the ALF opened for service in September 2002.  Over these six years of providing same-day access to ALF collections, the ALF staff has a 100% success rate of finding and retrieving materials that are on the shelf at the ALF and has delivered each of the first 100,000 items to the requested location by the time we promised. The 100,000th item was requested by an IU undergraduate student for pickup at the Wells Library Circulation Desk, the preferred pickup location for about 40% of the thousands of ALF patrons. 

    I would like to salute the ALF staff mentioned here, and also Sean Frew, Mecco Mai and Zach Downey (currently a Lilly Library staff member who excelled as an ALF staff member for several years), for their years and years of diligent service.  Their remarkable record of paying close attention to detail, adherence to our handling protocols and exemplary attitude has been a big factor in the integration of ALF services into the Libraries operations and into campus life. I also want to recognize the ALF’s capable and effective student employees.  These part-time employees complete most of the deliveries of the requested items to 20 locations on campus, six days per week, rain or shine, no matter what.  Not only has this team of delivery specialists not missed a delivery in over six years, they have also not received a traffic ticket or caused damage to the collections or the delivery vehicle.

    These front line library services have also been capably supported and enabled over the years by the outstanding materials and records preparation work of the ALF Internal Processing unit (Marty Chambers, unit supervisor), a host of staff in the Libraries Technical Services operation (tasked and managed by Mechael Charbonneau and Sylvia Turchyn), stellar electronic records and IT services of every description by Spencer Anspach and expert server support from Charles Sweet.   Our many colleagues at library service desks across campus are also a critical part of the ALF transaction.

    Thanks to all of these folks and many others, library patrons can request items from the ALF with absolute confidence that they will receive the item they need quickly and without incident.  They can set their watches by ALF Services, thanks to the diligent work of everyone involved. I salute everyone involved in the achievement of the 100,000th item delivered milestone!

    Submitted by: Vaughn Nuest, ALF Manager

    Archives Celebration Wins Top Honors

    At its annual conference in September, the Society of American Archivists awarded IU’s annual Archives Month top honors for the best successfully implemented campaign.  The entry was cited as follows: “Each year since 2006, Indiana University Libraries has chosen a theme for its Archives Month program that reflects an area of strength in the libraries’ archives holdings. The libraries build a program of lectures, forums, performances or exhibits that highlights the theme and the collections for each year. The judges admired Indiana University’s strong definition of its campus and community audiences, the creative program ideas, and the sustainability of the Archives Month program from year to year.”  

    In 2006, Indiana University showcased Indiana-related materials, and in 2007, film-related collections.  Congratulations and thanks to this year’s committee: Phil Bantin, Kate Cruikshank, Becky Cape, Liana Zhou, Bob Goehlert, David Oldenkamp, Janet Rabinowitch, Michael Martin, Mary Huelsbeck, Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Shawny Taysom, Eric Bartheld, Pat Steele (chair).

    Tonight:

    Opening Reception
    “Sex and the Presidential Election: Selections from the Kinsey Institute Collections”
    When: Friday, September 26
    Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
    Place: The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
    Morrison Hall 302
    From bawdy political cartoons to insightful Playboy interviews, the Kinsey Institute collections include a surprising number of materials relating to the modern presidency. Viewed together, they offer a unique perspective of evolving societal attitudes regarding sex and the White House.

    In the coming week:

    Archives Talk
    “Building a Campaign”  Kate Cruikshank, Political Papers Specialist, IUB Libraries
    When: Wednesday, October 1
    Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
    Place: Office of University Archives and Records Management
    Herman B Wells Library  E460
     
    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications

    First Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Sept. 30th

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our first meeting of the 2008/09 academic year:

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower Article to discuss: Greenberg, Jane. (2005). "Understanding Metadata and Metadata Schemes." _Cataloging & Classification Quarterly_ 40, no. 3/4: 17-36.
    (IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.)

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Past, Now, Future

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 1st for a digital library brown bag presentation by Professor Ying Ding. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

    Semantic Web: Past, Now, Future
    Prof. Ying Ding
    School of Library and Information Science

    Semantic Web starts from late 90s as the original vision of the WWW inventor Tim Berners-Lee. The power of the Semantic Web lies in the potential for interoperability through some well-defined metadata in machine understandable way with logic reasoning support. Layered design principle in the Semantic Web paves the way for reuse. With the evolution of the Web, currently Web 2.0 provides scalable information sharing platform, while the Semantic Web adds valuable machine understandable metadata to enable efficient and automatic way of information sharing and cross-portal communication and collaboration. The combination of the Semantic Web with Web2.0 forms a new momentum for the next web weave coined as Web 3.0 in the New York Times. This talk will go through the footprints of the web evolution and highlights the semantics on the Web.

    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian Indiana

    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for 2 hikes this October.  

    The first hike will take place at Pioneer Mother's Trail in the Hoosier National Forest on Saturday, October 11, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/docs/history/pioneer_moms.htm
    Map of Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/trail_rogs/pioneer_mothers.pdf
    This trail is located just south of Paoli, Indiana.  According to the Hoosier National Forest folks, the best way to get there from the north is to drive down Highway 37 South through Paoli
    .

    About 1-2 miles south of Paoli on 37S, there will be a parking lot on the left side of the road where the trailhead is located. If there are no signs for Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest or Pioneer Mother's Trail, look for signs that say "Old Growth Forest." That's right, old growth forest - the only one like it left in Indiana. It's going to be pretty cool to see!

    The second hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Hiking Trail #6: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map of Hiking Trail #6 in park: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/images/brown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf
    - We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.

    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program

    Archives News

    Please share this information with patrons and other interested parties. For more information or to schedule an appointment to use any of these materials, please call the Archives at 5-1127 or email archives@indiana.edu.
     
    Current Archives exhibits: The Archives contributes to the Libraries'  Archives and Special Collections month theme of Politics and Presidents with exhibits highlighting political campaigns! The reception area features “Building a Campaign,” with documents, photos, and memorabilia from the campaigns of Congressman Lee Hamilton (Indiana 9th district, 1964-1998) and Senator Birch Bayh (1962-1980).  The wall case and the case by the Archives entrance contain photos from Lee Hamilton’s campaigns and constituent visits spanning the full length of his congressional career.
     
    Finding aids now available online:
    Indiana University President's Office records, 1962-1968, Collection C304: The first president of what was then Indiana College was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1829. Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. served as president of Indiana University from 1962-1968. Collection consists of records created or collected by the Indiana University Office of the President during Elvis Stahr's tenure, and includes correspondence, studies, and reports documenting the various administrative processes, committees, events and university departments and schools during this period. (185 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA7486
     
    A. Peter Brown papers, 1944-2003, (bulk 1973-2000), Collection C336: A. Peter Brown served as a member of the musicology faculty at the Indiana University School of Music from 1974 until his death in 2003. Brown’s name is most closely associated with that of the composer Josef Haydn, on whom Brown wrote and co-authored no less than four books, as well as the critical score for Haydn’s Die Schöpfung. Representing the whole of his scholarly career, this collection includes materials from Brown’s time as a doctoral student, and as a scholar and teacher, comprised of correspondence, teaching files, grants materials, and research and writing files. Brown's research files make up the bulk of the collection (41 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8138
     
    School of Continuing Studies records, 1971-2008, (bulk 1989-2004), Collection C339: Initially founded in 1970 as the Indiana University Division of Continuing Education, the School of Continuing Studies was established in 1975 to offer opportunities in education for students who were unable to attend traditional formal university programs. Collection includes correspondence, subject files, catalogs, reports, marketing information, and financial records. (5.8 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8140
     
    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist

    Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source

    Are You Open to Open Source? Free and Not Quite So Free Library Solutions
    Indiana Online Users Group Fall 2008 Program
    Where: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), Central Library, Riley Room, Indianapolis, IN
    When: Friday, October 24, 2008
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Could Open Source Open Doors for Your Library?

    Webopedia defines Open Source as "...a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e., open."

    So, what are Open Source's applications in our libraries? Is it really free? How do you manage it? How could it impact the way we provide services? Our Fall Program will address these questions and more, and discuss several Open Source solutions for public, academic, school, and special libraries.
    Visit http://www.iolug.org/2008fall.php for a complete schedule and to register.

    Please contact Melanie E. Hughes, mehughes@ius.edu, 812.941.2489, with any questions.

    Submitted by: Melanie E. Hughes, IOLUG President 2008-2009, Associate Librarian

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    October


    October 3rd 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 40 | October 10th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 41
    October 17th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 42 | October 24th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 43
    October 31st 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 44



    October 3rd 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 40

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
  • Research Incentive Grants
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA
  • Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source, Oct. 24th
  • InULA 2008-2009 membership year has begun!


    Staff News

    Resignation

    Gennie Shively has resigned her position as Administrative Secretary, External Relations & Development Office, effective October 3rd. Gennie has decided to stay at home to care for her newborn son.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

    Jo Ann Taylor Retires

    On October 1, 2008, Jo Ann Taylor retired from her position as Shelf Preparations Assistant, Cataloging Division, Technical Services Department, Herman B Wells Library. Jo Ann began her career at Indiana University in December 1971 when she accepted the position of Bookkeeping Machine Operator in I.U. Accounting (now Financial Management Services). She was promoted to Senior Bookkeeping Machine Operator in May 1972 where she remained until her resignation in June 1975. When she returned to IU in September 1985, she accepted a position in the Libraries as a Senior Data Entry Specialist in the Serials Department where she worked in both the Accounting and Serials Cataloging sections. Her responsibilities included inputting serials budget reports and bibliographic record information for titles on subscription in the Wang Word Processor as well as inputting original and edited CONSER bibliographic records and local data records into OCLC. In February 1996, after eleven years in the Serials Department, Jo Ann accepted a position in the Preservation Department as a Bindery Preparations Assistant. In May 1997, Jo Ann assumed responsibilities as a Shelf Preparations Assistant, a position she has held for over eleven years. The Shelf Preparations Section moved from the Preservation Department to the Monographic Processing Services Department (MPS) in February 1998 which later became part of the newly reorganized Technical Services Department.

    In February 2007, Jo Ann completed 25 years service to Indiana University. Over the years, Jo Ann has made many contributions to the IU Libraries and always took great pride in the quality of the work that she performed. Thank you, Jo Ann, for your 23 years of service to the IU Libraries. We wish you all the best in your retirement!

    Submitted by: Mechael D. Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services

    Employee Title Changes

    To better reflect their responsibilities, the titles for Kathy McCarnes and Shawny Taysom have been changed. Shawny has assumed duties related to the administration of library faculty processes as well as oversight of the new electronic Trustee Election process – one that has raised both the visibility of the election as well as the sensitivities of both candidates and voters. She continues to manage the administrative functions of the office and serve as Assistant to the Dean. Shawny’s new title is Director of Administrative Services. With the administrative aspects of her duties better reflected in Shawny’s new title, Kathy McCarnes’ administrative responsibilities also are better reflected in her new title: Director of Business Affairs, Budget, and Facilities. Aside from those listed, no other aspects of their jobs have changed.

    Submitted by: Patrica A. Steele, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries

    Library News and Events

    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

    Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  Nominate one you admire, respect, and rely on for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award.

    Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.

    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources


    Research Incentive Grants

    The deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to Oct. 10 (the deadline was originally October 1).  So, there is still time to apply!  To do so, go to
    www.indiana.edu/~inula

    and click on the link for Grants & Scholarship Opportunities, then click on the link for the Application Form for the Research Incentive Fund.

    Submitted by: Keith Cochran, Chair, Scholarships and Grants Committee


    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for 2 hikes this October.  

    The first hike will take place at Pioneer Mother's Trail in the Hoosier National Forest on Saturday, October 11, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/docs/history/pioneer_moms.htm
    Map of Pioneer Mother's Trail: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/trail_rogs/pioneer_mothers.pdf
    This trail is located just south of Paoli, Indiana.  According to the Hoosier National Forest folks, the best way to get there from the north is to drive down Highway 37 South through Paoli
    .

    About 1-2 miles south of Paoli on 37S, there will be a parking lot on the left side of the road where the trailhead is located. If there are no signs for Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest or Pioneer Mother's Trail, look for signs that say "Old Growth Forest." That's right, old growth forest - the only one like it left in Indiana. It's going to be pretty cool to see!

    The second hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am:

    Info on Hiking Trail #6: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map of Hiking Trail #6 in park: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/images/brown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf
    - We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.

    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


    Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source, Oct. 24th

    Are You Open to Open Source? Free and Not Quite So Free Library Solutions
    Indiana Online Users Group Fall 2008 Program
    Where: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), Central Library, Riley Room, Indianapolis, IN
    When: Friday, October 24, 2008
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Could Open Source Open Doors for Your Library?

    Webopedia defines Open Source as "...a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e., open."

    So, what are Open Source's applications in our libraries? Is it really free? How do you manage it? How could it impact the way we provide services? Our Fall Program will address these questions and more, and discuss several Open Source solutions for public, academic, school, and special libraries.
    Visit http://www.iolug.org/2008fall.php for a complete schedule and to register.

    Please contact Melanie E. Hughes, mehughes@ius.edu, 812.941.2489, with any questions.

    Submitted by: Melanie E. Hughes, IOLUG President 2008-2009, Associate Librarian


    InULA 2008-2009 membership year has begun!

    The officers of the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) invite you to join our group of librarians from each of the IU Campus Libraries. As an organization designed to support librarians, InULA has a long history of providing grants to aid IU librarians in their research, offering scholarships to students in the School of Library and Information Science, and building connections between librarians with social events, InULA-L Listserv, and InULA Notes, our semi-annual newsletter. In addition to the activities we already sponsor, InULA has the potential to be even more responsive to your needs as an IU librarian. Join InULA and let the officers know what you think a network of librarians could do for you.

    Visit the InULA website http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/ to learn more about InULA and to complete the online membership form. Regular membership is only $10.00, but the fee is waived for librarians in their first year. Once you have submitted the form, print a copy for your records and another copy to mail with your membership check to the address below.

    Your information will be sent automatically to InULA for inclusion in the 2008-09 membership database; however, your membership becomes official only when we have received your dues!

    InULA’s success depends on volunteers to serve on the committees that make things happen. Please indicate your committee preferences on the membership form when you sign up. You are also encouraged to contact the chair of any committee to learn more about roles and responsibilities, etc.

    Please send your check, payable to InULA, and a copy of your completed form to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Inlow Hall, IH 135L, IUPUI

    OR

    Wendell Johnting
    Lawrence W. Inlow Hall
    530 W. New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

    Best regards,
    InULA Membership Committee
    Judith Garrison (IPFW)
    Tony White (IUB)
    Jennifer Laherty (IUB)
    Wendell Johnting (IUPUI)

    Submitted by: Judith Garrison, IPFW

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    October 10th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 41

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • GIS Day 2008
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Next Digital Library Brown Bag
  • Research Incentive Grants Due Today
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA
  • Announcing Fall IOLUG Program on Open Source
  • InULA 2008-2009 Membership Year Has Begun
  • IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library Newsletter

    Staff News

    Dave Frasier has accepted a position as Reference Librarian at the Lilly Library.  His new assignment will be effective October 20.  Prior to this transfer, Dave served IU as Reference Librarian at the Herman B Wells Library, and previously as Technical Services Librarian at the Kinsey Institute Library.

    Submitted by: J.B. Hill, Associate Dean for Public Services

    Isabel Planton has accepted the position of Document Delivery Assistant in Customer & Access Services effective October 13th.

    Dawn Childress has resigned her positions as Sr. Collections Reference Assistant in SALC-Western European Studies and as Visiting Assistant Librarian for French & Italian, Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics effective October 14. Dawn has accepted a position at Penn State University as Humanities Librarian.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, HR Coordinator


    Library News and Events

    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm
    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


    Next Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday October 16, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower
    Article to discuss: Eklund, Janice. (2007) "Herding Cats: CCO, XML, and the VRA Core." VRA Bulletin 34, no. 1: 45-68.

    IU Libraries has a subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

    Next Digital Library Brown Bag

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 15th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Professor Eric Sandweiss. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00. Please note that we will also provide remote access to the presentation (see details below).

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    Digital Journeys in Pursuit of an Elusive Traveler: Tracking the Life and Photographs of Charles Cushman Prof. Eric Sandweiss Department of History IU's digitization of the 14,000 early color photographs of Charles Cushman opened the world's eyes to the work of a pioneer amateur in this genre. Beyond its value in exposing to the public beautiful and historically valuable images, the Cushman site also opened a window onto three areas of inquiry: the history of photography, the study of the American built environment, and not least the life of one mysterious man.

    This talk focuses on the elusive creator of the Cushman photographs. I will discuss how digital resources, made accessible by IU and other providers, have begun to reveal the contours of an otherwise forgotten life. In my virtual pursuit of this peripatetic artist, I came closer not just to one man's secrets but also to the heart of midcentury America.

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    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.
     
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    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian

    Research Incentive Grants

    The deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to today, October 10 (the deadline was originally October 1).  So, there is still time to apply!  To do so, go to www.indiana.edu/~inula and click on the link for Grants & Scholarship Opportunities, then click on the link for the Application Form for the Research Incentive Fund.

    Submitted by: Keith Cochran, Chair, Scholarships and Grants Committee


    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for 2 hikes this October. 
     
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    The first hike will take place at Pioneer Mother's Trail in the Hoosier National Forest this Saturday, October 11, starting at 10:00am:

    Pioneer Mother's Trail: 
    Info: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/docs/history/pioneer_moms.htm
    Map: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/trail_rogspioneer_mothers.pdf
    This trail is located just south of Paoli, Indiana.  According to the Hoosier National Forest folks, the best way to get there from the north is to drive down Highway 37 South through Paoli—map.

    About 1-2 miles south of Paoli on 37S, there will be a parking lot on the left side of the road where the trailhead is located. If there are no signs for Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest or Pioneer Mother's Trail, look for signs that say "Old Growth Forest." That's right, old growth forest - the only one like it left in Indiana. It's going to be pretty cool to see!

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    The second hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am. We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    Trail #6: 
    Info: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/imagesbrown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf

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    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.

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    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


    Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source, Oct. 24th

    Are You Open to Open Source? Free and Not Quite So Free Library Solutions
    Indiana Online Users Group Fall 2008 Program
    Where: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), Central Library, Riley Room, Indianapolis, IN
    When: Friday, October 24, 2008
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Could Open Source Open Doors for Your Library?

    Webopedia defines Open Source as "...a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e., open."

    So, what are Open Source's applications in our libraries? Is it really free? How do you manage it? How could it impact the way we provide services? Our Fall Program will address these questions and more, and discuss several Open Source solutions for public, academic, school, and special libraries. Visit http://www.iolug.org/2008fall.php for a complete schedule and to register.

    Please contact Melanie E. Hughes, mehughes@ius.edu, 812.941.2489, with any questions.

    Submitted by: Melanie E. Hughes, IOLUG President 2008-2009, Associate Librarian


    InULA 2008-2009 membership year has begun!

    The officers of the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) invite you to join our group of librarians from each of the IU Campus Libraries. As an organization designed to support librarians, InULA has a long history of providing grants to aid IU librarians in their research, offering scholarships to students in the School of Library and Information Science, and building connections between librarians with social events, InULA-L Listserv, and InULA Notes, our semi-annual newsletter. In addition to the activities we already sponsor, InULA has the potential to be even more responsive to your needs as an IU librarian. Join InULA and let the officers know what you think a network of librarians could do for you.

    Visit the InULA website http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/ to learn more about InULA and to complete the online membership form. Regular membership is only $10.00, but the fee is waived for librarians in their first year. Once you have submitted the form, print a copy for your records and another copy to mail with your membership check to the address below.

    Your information will be sent automatically to InULA for inclusion in the 2008-09 membership database; however, your membership becomes official only when we have received your dues!

    InULA’s success depends on volunteers to serve on the committees that make things happen. Please indicate your committee preferences on the membership form when you sign up. You are also encouraged to contact the chair of any committee to learn more about roles and responsibilities, etc.

    Please send your check, payable to InULA, and a copy of your completed form to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Inlow Hall, IH 135L, IUPUI

    OR

    Wendell Johnting
    Lawrence W. Inlow Hall
    530 W. New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

    Submitted by: Judith Garrison, IPFW

    IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library Newsletter

    The Helmke Library (Indiana/Purdue, Fort Wayne Campus) recently launched their own newsletter. In an effort to ensure the IUL News highlights library news from all campuses, we have included a link to the Helmke Highlights newsletter archives at the bottom of the IUL News. If your campus library has a newsletter that you would like linked to the IUL News, please send your request to libpers@indiana.edu.

    Submitted By: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources


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    October 17th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 42


    This Week in IUL News
  • Staff News
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
  • Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference
  • One Book One Bloomington
  • IUB Technical Services September 2008 Monthly Report
  • GIS Day 2008
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA
  • Announcing Fall IOLUG Program on Open Source
  • InULA 2008-2009 Membership Year Has Begun


    Staff News

    Effective October 15, 2008, Dawn Childress resigned her position as Visiting Librarian for Germanic Studies, French & Italian, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics and as Collection Associate for West European Studies.  Dawn is leaving Bloomington to take up the position of Humanities Librarian at Pennsylvania State University, where she will be responsible for German, Slavic, French and Francophone literatures, as well as Comparative Literature and Philosophy.  

    Dawn served as Visiting Librarian since November 2007 and as Collections Assistant since June 2006.  We have enjoyed getting to know Dawn as a colleague and  are appreciative of her sterling contributions to the Libraries in both positions.  Her quiet efficiency and collegiality will be greatly missed.
     
    Bob Goehlert will be serving as interim departmental liaison in Dawn’s place for the remainder of the semester.

    Please join SALC in wishing Dawn all the best in her new position and in thanking Bob for stepping into the breach. 

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Head of SALC

    The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that Maria Accardi, Coordinator of Instruction in the Indiana University Southeast Library, has been accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders (EL) 2009 program.  The EL program, which is in its third year, brings together librarians from across the country to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure; and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. Connie Paul, one of the program’s facilitators said, “It's networking at its best."

    Ms. Accardi joined the IUS Library in August 2007; previously she had served as Reference Librarian at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.

    Submitted by: Marty Rosen, Director of Library Services, IU Southeast Library



    Library News and Events


    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

    Former Jenkins Award winners agree – It’s great to get recognition from your colleagues. Put another outstanding BLF colleague’s name in the hat for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award. Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.
     
    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
     
    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394
     
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Jenkins Award Committee Ex-Officio
     

    Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference

    Libraries Without Walls: Always Here, Virtually There

    When: Nov. 18-20
    Where: Indianapolis IN, Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
    How to Register: online at www.ilfonline.org and receive the advance registration discounted rate if register before Oct. 31st.
    Lodging: Receive ILF hotel rates at the Westin Indianapolis untill Oct. 20th.

    We all have to make fiscally sound decisions in these difficult economic times. I can’t think of a better way to spend my and my library’s time and money than to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Where else can you obtain high quality, educational programming at the cost of less than $1.00/session?

    The two-day, action-packed conference fee of $110 (advance registration rate until the end of October) includes over 150 programs addressing issues for all types of librarians and trustees - academic, public, school, and corporate and network. Looking closely at the programs they are fairly evenly divided between topics of interest to academic, corporate/network, public, and school librarians with a lot of overlapping content for all groups. This fee also includes time to interact with an exhibit hall full of vendors with the latest in services, equipment, and products. For librarians in public libraries these programs include the added benefit of qualifying for LEU credits now required by the state. Best of all, it provides the immeasurable opportunity to network with colleagues across the entire spectrum of libraries and library experiences. You can see the preliminary program
    at: http://www.ilfonline.org/Assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Assets/Preliminary+Program+10-7.pdf

    Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library IUPUI


    One Book One Bloomington

    One Book One Bloomington voting is currently underway.  You can vote at either the IC reference desk or the East tower circulation desk.  Voting will take place through November 15.  The chosen book will be announced at the Martin Luther King Day celebration.

    One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library, and Monroe County Community School Corporation.

    Here is a link to the nominated books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_vote.html

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    IUB Technical Services September 2008 Monthly Report

    Available at: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=newsletter&Id=433

    Highlights for September 2008:
    IUL Holdings Project (Phase I) Completed: Long-term project which involved adding IUL holding symbol to records in WorldCat for those titles not sent as part of the OCLC reclamation project.
    Adding Cyrillic Script Fields: Area Studies have hired student staff to add Cyrillic script fields to OCLC WorldCat records for Russian language monographs owned by the IU Libraries.
    Serial Barcoding Project: All East Asian serial volumes shelved in the Wells Library Research Collection were successfully barcoded during September.

    Submitted by: Mechael D. Charbonneau, Associate Dean for Technical Services


    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm

    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for 2 hikes this October.  
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    The first hike will take place at Pioneer Mother's Trail in the Hoosier National Forest this Saturday, October 11, starting at 10:00am:

    Pioneer Mother's Trail: 
    Info: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/docs/history/pioneer_moms.htm
    Map: http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/recreation/trail_rogspioneer_mothers.pdf
    This trail is located just south of Paoli, Indiana.  According to the Hoosier National Forest folks, the best way to get there from the north is to drive down Highway 37 South through Paoli—map.

    About 1-2 miles south of Paoli on 37S, there will be a parking lot on the left side of the road where the trailhead is located. If there are no signs for Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest or Pioneer Mother's Trail, look for signs that say "Old Growth Forest." That's right, old growth forest - the only one like it left in Indiana. It's going to be pretty cool to see!
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    The second hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am. We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    Trail #6: 
    Info: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/imagesbrown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf
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    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.
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    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


    Announcing Fall IOLUG program on Open Source, Oct. 24th

    Are You Open to Open Source? Free and Not Quite So Free Library Solutions
    Indiana Online Users Group Fall 2008 Program
    Where: Indianapolis Marion County Public Library (IMCPL), Central Library, Riley Room, Indianapolis, IN
    When: Friday, October 24, 2008
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Could Open Source Open Doors for Your Library?

    Webopedia defines Open Source as "...a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge, i.e., open."

    So, what are Open Source's applications in our libraries? Is it really free? How do you manage it? How could it impact the way we provide services? Our Fall Program will address these questions and more, and discuss several Open Source solutions for public, academic, school, and special libraries. Visit http://www.iolug.org/2008fall.php for a complete schedule and to register.

    Please contact Melanie E. Hughes, mehughes@ius.edu, 812.941.2489, with any questions.

    Submitted by: Melanie E. Hughes, IOLUG President 2008-2009, Associate Librarian


    InULA 2008-2009 membership year has begun!

    The officers of the Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA) invite you to join our group of librarians from each of the IU Campus Libraries. As an organization designed to support librarians, InULA has a long history of providing grants to aid IU librarians in their research, offering scholarships to students in the School of Library and Information Science, and building connections between librarians with social events, InULA-L Listserv, and InULA Notes, our semi-annual newsletter. In addition to the activities we already sponsor, InULA has the potential to be even more responsive to your needs as an IU librarian. Join InULA and let the officers know what you think a network of librarians could do for you.

    Visit the InULA website http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/ to learn more about InULA and to complete the online membership form. Regular membership is only $10.00, but the fee is waived for librarians in their first year. Once you have submitted the form, print a copy for your records and another copy to mail with your membership check to the address below.

    Your information will be sent automatically to InULA for inclusion in the 2008-09 membership database; however, your membership becomes official only when we have received your dues!

    InULA’s success depends on volunteers to serve on the committees that make things happen. Please indicate your committee preferences on the membership form when you sign up. You are also encouraged to contact the chair of any committee to learn more about roles and responsibilities, etc.

    Please send your check, payable to InULA, and a copy of your completed form to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Inlow Hall, IH 135L, IUPUI

    OR

    Wendell Johnting
    Lawrence W. Inlow Hall
    530 W. New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

    Submitted by: Judith Garrison, IPFW


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    October 24th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 43


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • BFC Minutes Web Site Launch
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Digital Video Scholarship
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
  • Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference
  • One Book One Bloomington
  • GIS Day 2008
  • Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA


    Staff News

    The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that Latrice Booker, Coordinator of Instruction and Reference Librarian in the Indiana University Northwest Library, has been accepted into the ALA Emerging Leaders 2009 program.   Latrice joined the IU Northwest Library in January 2008; previously she had served as a Technical Services Librarian at Murray State University in Murray, KY.
     
    Submitted by: Tim Sutherland, Director of Library Services,  IU Northwest Library

    Megan Watson has accepted the Reference/Technical Associate position in the Wells Library Reference Department, effective 10/20/08. Megan is a current SLIS student and has reference experience gained from the University of Washington in Tacoma.

    Kate Moore has been promoted within Technical Services to Serials Procurement Specialist, effective 10/13/08. Previously Kate held the position as Serials Control Coordinator.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

    SALC is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Minter as Librarian for Germanic Studies, French and Italian, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, beginning January 12, 2009.  Dr. Minter is currently an assistant librarian at the Modern and Medieval languages Library at the University of Cambridge, England, and prior to that she was a library assistant at the Warburg Institute at the University of London.  She holds a PhD in German from the University of Oxford and an Mac in Information and Library Science from Aberystwyth.   Dr. Minter is the author of a book, The Mind-Body Problem in German Literature 1770-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2002), and co-editor of an edition of Karl Gutzkow’s Boerne’s Leben (Oktober Verlag, 2004).

    Please join us in welcoming Catherine to the IU Libraries!

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Librarian for Anthropology, Folklore, Sociology, & Social Work



    Library News and Events


    BFC Minutes Web Site Launch

    The Digital Library Program and the Office of University Archives and Records Management are proud to announce the launch of the Bloomington Faculty Council Minutes web site! Responsible for faculty governance on the Bloomington campus, the BFC records are a rich source of information for campus decisions and it is now possible to fully search over 10 years of minutes and circulars. The project is ongoing and additional documents will be added to the site regularly. Bookmark and use it often: www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/bfc.

    Submitted by: Carrie Schwier, Assistant Archivist

    Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Digital Video Scholarship

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 29th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Will Cowan. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00. Please note that we will also provide remote access to the presentation (see details below).

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    Digital Video Scholarship: Issues collecting and using Field Work Video Will Cowan Digital Library Program/Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities

    The primary examples will be video collected in the Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive project but I won't really focus on technical issues. I plan to discuss issues about these videos involving Intellectual Property, the rights of the groups being filmed, what does "public access" mean and do we really want it for video used for scholarship, revealing "raw" data versus a finished product, the scholarly process of working with and presenting video vs. more traditional methods of scholarship, what does video on the internet mean for traditional pedagogy and is there even such a thing as video scholarship involving field video or other video shot by the scholar and can we arrive at a consensus about the value of such an endeavor. These issues have all been discussed as part of the EVIADA project at one time or another and the project team has attempted to solve some of them. I plan to share some of those solutions as well as pose some questions we don't have answers for yet.

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    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

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    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

    Former Jenkins Award winners agree – It’s great to get recognition from your colleagues. Put another outstanding BLF colleague’s name in the hat for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award. Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.
     
    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
     
    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394
     
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Jenkins Award Committee Ex-Officio
     

    Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference

    Libraries Without Walls: Always Here, Virtually There

    When: Nov. 18-20
    Where: Indianapolis IN, Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
    How to Register: online at www.ilfonline.org and receive the advance registration discounted rate if register before Oct. 31st.
    Lodging: Receive ILF hotel rates at the Westin Indianapolis untill Oct. 20th.

    We all have to make fiscally sound decisions in these difficult economic times. I can’t think of a better way to spend my and my library’s time and money than to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Where else can you obtain high quality, educational programming at the cost of less than $1.00/session?

    The two-day, action-packed conference fee of $110 (advance registration rate until the end of October) includes over 150 programs addressing issues for all types of librarians and trustees - academic, public, school, and corporate and network. Looking closely at the programs they are fairly evenly divided between topics of interest to academic, corporate/network, public, and school librarians with a lot of overlapping content for all groups. This fee also includes time to interact with an exhibit hall full of vendors with the latest in services, equipment, and products. For librarians in public libraries these programs include the added benefit of qualifying for LEU credits now required by the state. Best of all, it provides the immeasurable opportunity to network with colleagues across the entire spectrum of libraries and library experiences. You can see the preliminary program
    at: http://www.ilfonline.org/Assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Assets/Preliminary+Program+10-7.pdf

    Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library IUPUI


    One Book One Bloomington

    One Book One Bloomington voting is currently underway.  You can vote at either the IC reference desk or the East tower circulation desk.  Voting will take place through November 15.  The chosen book will be announced at the Martin Luther King Day celebration.

    One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library, and Monroe County Community School Corporation.

    Here is a link to the nominated books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_vote.html

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm

    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


    Enjoy the Fall Foliage with Hiking Sponsored by InULA

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for a hike this October.  
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    The hike will occur in Brown County State Park (Hiking Trail #6) on Saturday, October 25, starting at 10:00am. We'll meet at the parking lot near the Strahl Lake shelter (Shelter G on the map)

    Trail #6: 
    Info: http://www.browncountystatepark.com/trails.html
    Map: http://www.browncountystatepark.net/imagesbrown_County_State_Park_overview.pdf
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    What better time to go hiking in Indiana than when Autumn is in full bloom in October?  InULA will provide snacks and water for all hikers who join us.  We recommend arriving slightly earlier than 10am so that we can gather everyone together and begin each hike on time at 10am.  The Pioneer Mother's Trail is 1 mile long but will be a 2-mile round trip hike to return to our starting point.  Hiking Trail #6 in Brown County State Park goes around Strahl Lake and is about 1.75 miles.  Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and be aware that the trails could be muddy if the ground is wet.  Both trails should be relatively easy-going (no steep inclines or declines from what we can tell) so the scenery will be what takes your breath away!

    Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend either or both hikes and if you plan to bring a guest.
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    This is our fourth monthly event for InULA, although we are combining 2 events into one month to cover our lack of scheduling an event in September (that whole "beginning of school" thing is really an InULA Outing Disruptor!).  :)  We have one more event to schedule in November before our Annual December Luncheon so watch for those upcoming events and we'll see you in the Great Outdoors in October!

    Submitted by: Julie L. Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


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    October 31th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 44


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Program: Bowling at Suburban Lanes
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Scholarly Database
  • Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference
  • One Book One Bloomington
  • GIS Day 2008


    Staff News


    Laura Robinson accepted the Branch Library Coordinator position in the Optometry Library effective October 27th. Laura is transferring from the School of Optometry.

    Xian “Penny” Peng accepted the East Asian Acquisitions Specialist position in Technical Services effective October 29th. Penny has been a student employee in the unit since February 2007.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

    The Collection Development/SALC office has moved! Effective October 28th, Charla Lancaster, the Collections Reference Assistant for Collection Development, and Misty Walter, the Senior Collections Reference Assistant for SALC, moved to room E1052 of the Herman B Wells Library.  Previously located in E751, the Collection Development/SALC office is now located on the 10th floor.  In addition, Charla’s phone number has changed.  She can be reached at (812) 856-6842.  Misty’s phone number remains the same: (812) 855-8084.

    SALC will be hosting a small but tasteful open house on Thursday, November 6th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. to welcome visitors to our new office.  Please come and join us for some refreshments!

    Posted by: Moira Smith, head of SALC



    Library News and Events


    InULA Program: Bowling at Suburban Lanes

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for bowling at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, November 6 from 6:00-9:00pm.

    Suburban Lanes on Google Maps

    Bowling in July was such a hit that we’re doing it again!  Here are pics of our previous bowling night along with other InULA events (Oliver Winery, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and hiking) that have occurred since June of this year .

    There will be a cost for this bowling event - $5 per person.  That covers shoe rental, bowling ball, and 2 games per person.  InULA will provide pizzas for your munching enjoyment so come by after work or take a break from studying/researching/grading and get your bowling groove on!

    Please be sure to RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest.  

    Plans are in the works for a similar social event up in Indianapolis in November - watch for inquiring emails and information!  InULA’s December event will be the Annual December Luncheon (details still taking shape) and our monthly events will continue next year so stay tuned and we'll see you at Suburban Lanes on Thursday, November 6!

    Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty. Usability & Interface Specialist, Digital Library Program


    Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation: Scholarly Database

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, November 5th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Nianli Ma, Russell Duhon and Prof. Katy Borner. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00. Please note that we will also provide remote access to the presentation (see details below).

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    Scholarly Database
    Nianli Ma, Russell Duhon and Prof. Katy Borner Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, School of Library and Information Science

    The Scholarly Database (SDB) aims to serve the needs of researchers and practitioners interested in the analysis, modeling, and visualization of large-scale scholarly datasets. The database currently provides access to 11 major datasets such as Medline, U.S.
    patents, National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health funding awards - a total of about 20 million records. The books, journals, proceedings, patents, grants, technical reports, doctoral and master theses can be cross searched. Results can be downloaded as data dumps for further processing. The online interface at provides full-text search for four databases (MEDLINE, NSF, NIH,
    USPTO) using Solar. Specifically, it is able to search and filter the contents of these databases using many criteria and search fields, particularly those relevant for scientometric research and science policy practice.

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    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

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    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

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    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian, Digital Library Program


    Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference

    Libraries Without Walls: Always Here, Virtually There

    When: Nov. 18-20
    Where: Indianapolis IN, Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
    How to Register: online at www.ilfonline.org and receive the advance registration discounted rate if register before Oct. 31st.
    Lodging: Receive ILF hotel rates at the Westin Indianapolis untill Oct. 20th.

    We all have to make fiscally sound decisions in these difficult economic times. I can’t think of a better way to spend my and my library’s time and money than to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Where else can you obtain high quality, educational programming at the cost of less than $1.00/session?

    The two-day, action-packed conference fee of $110 (advance registration rate until the end of October) includes over 150 programs addressing issues for all types of librarians and trustees - academic, public, school, and corporate and network. Looking closely at the programs they are fairly evenly divided between topics of interest to academic, corporate/network, public, and school librarians with a lot of overlapping content for all groups. This fee also includes time to interact with an exhibit hall full of vendors with the latest in services, equipment, and products. For librarians in public libraries these programs include the added benefit of qualifying for LEU credits now required by the state. Best of all, it provides the immeasurable opportunity to network with colleagues across the entire spectrum of libraries and library experiences. You can see the preliminary program
    at: http://www.ilfonline.org/Assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Assets/Preliminary+Program+10-7.pdf

    Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library IUPUI


    One Book One Bloomington

    One Book One Bloomington voting is currently underway.  You can vote at either the IC reference desk or the East tower circulation desk.  Voting will take place through November 15.  The chosen book will be announced at the Martin Luther King Day celebration.

    One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library, and Monroe County Community School Corporation.

    Here is a link to the nominated books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_vote.html

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm

    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


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    November


    November 7th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 43 | November 14th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 44
    November 21st 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 45 | November 26th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 46


    November 7th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 43


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Countdown to ILF's 2008 Annual Conference
  • One Book One Bloomington
  • GIS Day 2008


    Staff News

    Sarah Fogleman accepted the Sr. Collections & Reference Assistant position in the SALC Slavic Collection area effective November 4th. Sarah has been an hourly assistant in the libraries since 2005, first in Technical Services as a Slavic Serials Assistant and then a graduate assistant in the SALC Slavic Collection. She has an MA in Russian & East European Studies and an MLS.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler Library Human Resources

    Library News and Events

    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday November 20, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Cundiff, Morgan V. (2004). "An Introduction to the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)." Library Hi Tech 22(1): 52-64.

    IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program


    Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference

    Libraries Without Walls: Always Here, Virtually There

    When: Nov. 18-20
    Where: Indianapolis IN, Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
    How to Register: online at www.ilfonline.org and receive the advance registration discounted rate if register before Oct. 31st.
    Lodging: Receive ILF hotel rates at the Westin Indianapolis untill Oct. 20th.

    We all have to make fiscally sound decisions in these difficult economic times. I can’t think of a better way to spend my and my library’s time and money than to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Where else can you obtain high quality, educational programming at the cost of less than $1.00/session?

    The two-day, action-packed conference fee of $110 (advance registration rate until the end of October) includes over 150 programs addressing issues for all types of librarians and trustees - academic, public, school, and corporate and network. Looking closely at the programs they are fairly evenly divided between topics of interest to academic, corporate/network, public, and school librarians with a lot of overlapping content for all groups. This fee also includes time to interact with an exhibit hall full of vendors with the latest in services, equipment, and products. For librarians in public libraries these programs include the added benefit of qualifying for LEU credits now required by the state. Best of all, it provides the immeasurable opportunity to network with colleagues across the entire spectrum of libraries and library experiences. You can see the preliminary program
    at: http://www.ilfonline.org/Assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Assets/Preliminary+Program+10-7.pdf

    Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library IUPUI


    One Book One Bloomington

    One Book One Bloomington voting is currently underway.  You can vote at either the IC reference desk or the East tower circulation desk.  Voting will take place through November 15.  The chosen book will be announced at the Martin Luther King Day celebration.

    One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library, and Monroe County Community School Corporation.

    Here is a link to the nominated books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_vote.html

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm

    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


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    November 14th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 44


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • One Book One Bloomington
  • Digital Library Brown Bag; Room Change to W302
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference
  • GIS Day 2008
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations


    Staff News


    Diana Hanson will be leaving Libraries Financial Services and joining Technical Services Acquisitions as the Electronic Resources Procurement Specialist as of November 19th. Diana’s 25 years in the libraries includes positions and experiences in both public and technical services.

    Effective 11/10/08 Miriam Nelson accepted the Conservation Technician position in Preservation. Miriam was a student conservation technician in Preservation from March 2006 through July 2008.

    Submitted by: Suzie Trisler, Library Human Resources



    Library News and Events


    One Book One Bloomington

    What if Bloomington and Surrounding Communities All Read One Book? Since 2002, our community has joined together to select and read the same book. The official reading period extends from January through June, although many book groups continue reading and discussion throughout the year.

    One Book One Bloomington voting is currently underway.  You can vote at either the IC reference desk or the East tower circulation desk.  Voting will take place through November 15.  The chosen book will be announced at the Martin Luther King Day celebration.

    One Book One Bloomington and Beyond is a project of the Bloomington Area Arts Council, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Monroe County Public Library, and Monroe County Community School Corporation.

    Here is a link to the nominated books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_vote.html

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    Digital Library Brown Bag; Room Change to W302

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, November 19th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Jenn Riley. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, *room W302*, West Tower, from 12:00-1:00.

    Please note the *ROOM CHANGE.*
    We will also provide remote access to the presentation (see details below).

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    An Introduction to the Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian Digital Library Program

    The group behind the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has recently released a beta specification for a new protocol, entitled Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE). OAI-ORE "defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources," a need commonly faced by digital libraries. This presentation will provide an introduction to the OAI-ORE data model and serializations of OAI-ORE "resource maps" in Atom and RDF. It will also discuss the movement towards data sharing by digital libraries using mechanisms native to the Web rather than in library-centric, high-value and low adoption protocols.

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    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

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    The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this Fall semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday November 20, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Cundiff, Morgan V. (2004). "An Introduction to the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)." Library Hi Tech 22(1): 52-64.

    IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program


    Countdown to ILF’s 2008 Annual Conference

    Libraries Without Walls: Always Here, Virtually There

    When: Nov. 18-20
    Where: Indianapolis IN, Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Ave.
    How to Register: online at www.ilfonline.org and receive the advance registration discounted rate if register before Oct. 31st.
    Lodging: Receive ILF hotel rates at the Westin Indianapolis until Oct. 20th.

    We all have to make fiscally sound decisions in these difficult economic times. I can’t think of a better way to spend my and my library’s time and money than to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference. Where else can you obtain high quality, educational programming at the cost of less than $1.00/session?

    The two-day, action-packed conference fee of $110 (advance registration rate until the end of October) includes over 150 programs addressing issues for all types of librarians and trustees - academic, public, school, and corporate and network. Looking closely at the programs they are fairly evenly divided between topics of interest to academic, corporate/network, public, and school librarians with a lot of overlapping content for all groups. This fee also includes time to interact with an exhibit hall full of vendors with the latest in services, equipment, and products. For librarians in public libraries these programs include the added benefit of qualifying for LEU credits now required by the state. Best of all, it provides the immeasurable opportunity to network with colleagues across the entire spectrum of libraries and library experiences. You can see the preliminary program
    at: http://www.ilfonline.org/Assets/Indiana+Library+Federation+Digital+Assets/Preliminary+Program+10-7.pdf

    Submitted by: Cheryl B. Truesdell, Dean, Walter E. Helmke Library IPFW


    GIS Day 2008

    GIS Day is November 19 this year.  Mark your calendar to stop by the various booths and exhibits between 10:00a and 3:00p, but also try to attend the keynote address by Jim Sparks, Indiana State Geographic Information Officer, from 12:00 to 1:00 in Wells Library E174.  Jim Sparks has spent most of his career working with geospatial information. His experience has come through positions as construction surveyor, cartographer, parcel mapper and consultant, and in capacities as technician, supervisor, team leader, project manager, and director. Of note among the 40-plus significant GIS projects that Jim has led is the 200,000 person-hour IMAGIS (Indianapolis Mapping and Geographic Infrastructure System) data conversion project, which was completed between July 1987 and July 1989.

    For more information see the GIS DAY at Indiana University website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gis/gisday/index.htm

    Steven Swartz, our rep for SimplyMap will be at the Libraries table during GIS Day to demo SimplyMap (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=3677490 ).  I have asked him also to give a SimplyMap demo in Wells Library E174 at 1:30 which I encourage reference staff to attend.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb and Brian Winterman (Libraries representatives on the GIS Day Campus Committee)


    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
     
    Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  Nominate one you admire, respect, and rely on for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award.
     
    Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.
     
    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
     
    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394
     
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources


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    November 21st 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 45


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

    Reminder: IUL Newsletter will be send out on early next week on Nov. 26, Weds. Submissions are due on Tues at 4:00 p.m. Images of library events, collections, and buildings are always welcome and appreciated!



    Staff News


    Congratulations to Michael Fling, librarian emeritus, Cook Music Library, for his published book, Guide to Developing a Library Music Collection, American Library Association (August 30, 2008). The guide introduces the novice music selector to the patchwork of vendors’ and publishers’ announcements, databases, catalogs, journals, publications lists, bibliographies, and Web resources useful in building a library’s music collection.

    Submitted by: Shawny Taysom, Director of Administrative Services

    Kevin Clarke has accepted the Google Digitization Supervisor position with the Google Project effective December 1st. Kevin has been a Stacks Supervisor since August 2006.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

     


    Library News and Events


    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
     
    Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  Nominate one you admire, respect, and rely on for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award.
     
    Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.
     
    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
     
    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394
     
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources


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    November 26th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 46


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Wylie House Candlelight Holiday Open House
  • InULA Annual Holliday Luncheon
  • Final Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation
  • 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations


    Staff News

    Please welcome Jennifer Hinkle to the IU Libraries.  She started in the administrative office on Monday.  She is the new receptionist and development office assistant.  She is a graduate of Truman State University and the IU School of Music, where she is completing her masters degree in Bass Trombone performance.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development


    Library News and Events



    Wylie House Candlelight Holiday Open House

    Wylie House will hold its annual Candlelight holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 6th from 5-8:00 pm. Join us for musical performances, caroling, sacred harp singing and readings about the holiday season from the Wylie family letters. Help yourself to light refreshments in the dining room.

    This year’s event will be followed by a concert of seasonal music on mandolins from 8:30-10:00. The Bloomington Mandoliners will plunk and twang out seasonal tunes in an informal, raucous and never overly rehearsed sting band style from the 1920s.

    Both events are free and open to the public. Check out http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/events.html for more information.

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House


    InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon

    Greetings!  It's that time of year again!  The InULA Program and Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for the InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 12 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union (located on the 1st floor of the IMU around the corner from the Tudor Room and the IU Bookstore).  Lunch and dessert buffets will be provided by the IMU's Tudor Room restaurant.  
    Door prizes will be provided by the committee - we are all about the Fun.

    Indiana Memorial Union, Directions and Parking (contains Google Map Directions): http://www.imu.indiana.edu/about_the_union/direct_park.shtml

    This year we are delighted to be joined by Christine Atkinson, the Arts Program Developer from the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville, Indiana who will present slides and speak about the 19th century Brown County artist T.C. Steele, his work, home, history, and the various art programs available through the site.

    Information about T.C. Steele State Historic Site: http://www.in.gov/ism/StateHistoricSites/T.C.SteeleHome/index.aspx

    The price for this year's luncheon is $10 for InULA members and $12 for non-members.  Payment for the luncheon will be accepted at the event, but if you would like to send in your payment ahead of the luncheon, please send your check made payable to "InULA" to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Law Library, IUPUI
    530 West New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Monday, December 8.

    We hope you will join us for food, fun, door prizes, an interesting speaker, and a chance to take a break together from this hectic time of year!

    Thanks and see you there!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program


    Final Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation

    Greetings! Please join us Wednesday, December 3rd for our final digital library brown bag presentation by Julie Bobay and Randall Floyd. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00. We will also provide remote access to the presentation (see details below).

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    IUScholarWorks, an Update
    Julie Bobay, Associate Dean for Collection Development and Digital Publishing Randall Floyd, Digital Library Programmer/Database Administrator Indiana University Libraries

    This session will focus on IUScholarWorks, the collaborative project between the IUB Libraries and Digital Library Program to provide a system-wide repository and open-access journal publishing infrastructure. Other related initiatives that will not be covered in this session include the Archives of Institutional Memory, IUPUI's IDeA, Open Journal System at IUPUI, and IUPUI's eArchives. The following projects will be highlighted: the Faculty Annual Report which will include a mechanism for faculty to indicate they wish to deposit their works into the Institutional repository (IR); our plans for including digital dissertations into the IR based on the upgrade to DSpace version 1.5x; the addition of new IU journals to OJS (Open Journal System); and statistics gathering and reporting in both the IR and OJS systems throughout IUScholarWorks.

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    Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

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    The Digital Library Brown Bag series will commence with a new program in the Spring 2009 semester. Stay tuned for the Spring schedule by checking our web site, brownbags/>, or joining our listserv.

    To receive a reminder and an abstract of each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:
    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


    2009 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
     
    Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation.  Nominate one you admire, respect, and rely on for the 2009 William Evans Jenkins Award.
     
    Send your “intention to nominate” message to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2008.
     
    Timetable:
    November 30, 2008: Intent to nominate due
    February 1, 2009: Jenkins Award nomination form due
    March 1, 2009: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)
     
    On the Intranet:
    The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/form/Jenkins%20Nomination%20Form.doc
    The Jenkins award documentation: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/data/policy/Jenkins%20Award.doc
    Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394
     
    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources


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    December


    December 5th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 48 | December 12th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 49
    December 19th 2008 - Volume 35, Issue 50


    December 5th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 48

    This Week in IUL News
    • Staff News
    • Wylie House Candlelight Holiday Open House
    • InULA Annual Holliday Luncheon
    • Metadata Discussion Group
    • Archives News
    • CWA Local 4730’s Winter Holiday Food Drive


    Staff News

    Randall Floyd, DLP, transferred to Lead Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Application Development, effective December 1st. Randall’s previous position was DLP Programmer/Analyst.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

    Pat Steele has been appointed to serve on the advisory team that will work with the CIC to negotiate new terms for the CIC/Google agreement. Pat and Wendy Lougee of the University of Minnesota are the two library heads on the team.

    Other members are:
    Kim Wilcox (Chair) Provost of Michigan State University
    Russell J. Herron, Legal Counsel of the University of Chicago
    Thomas Parent, Legal Counsel from Purdue University
    Rhonda Olds, CIC Legal Counsel
    And CIC staff – Barbara Allen, Kim Armstrong, and Mark Sandler

    Submitted by: Shawny Taysom , Director of Administrative Services

    Library News and Events


    Wylie House Candlelight Holiday Open House

    Wylie House will hold its annual Candlelight holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 6th from 5-8:00 pm. Join us for musical performances, caroling, sacred harp singing and readings about the holiday season from the Wylie family letters. Help yourself to light refreshments in the dining room.

    This year’s event will be followed by a concert of seasonal music on mandolins from 8:30-10:00. The Bloomington Mandoliners will plunk and twang out seasonal tunes in an informal, raucous and never overly rehearsed sting band style from the 1920s.

    Both events are free and open to the public. Check out http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/events.html for more information.

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Curator of Education, Wylie House


    InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon

    Greetings!  It's that time of year again!  The InULA Program and Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for the InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 12 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union (located on the 1st floor of the IMU around the corner from the Tudor Room and the IU Bookstore).  Lunch and dessert buffets will be provided by the IMU's Tudor Room restaurant.  
    Door prizes will be provided by the committee - we are all about the Fun.

    Indiana Memorial Union, Directions and Parking (contains Google Map Directions): http://www.imu.indiana.edu/about_the_union/direct_park.shtml

    This year we are delighted to be joined by Christine Atkinson, the Arts Program Developer from the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville, Indiana who will present slides and speak about the 19th century Brown County artist T.C. Steele, his work, home, history, and the various art programs available through the site.

    Information about T.C. Steele State Historic Site: http://www.in.gov/ism/StateHistoricSites/T.C.SteeleHome/index.aspx

    The price for this year's luncheon is $10 for InULA members and $12 for non-members.  Payment for the luncheon will be accepted at the event, but if you would like to send in your payment ahead of the luncheon, please send your check made payable to "InULA" to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Law Library, IUPUI
    530 West New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Monday, December 8.

    We hope you will join us for food, fun, door prizes, an interesting speaker, and a chance to take a break together from this hectic time of year!

    Thanks and see you there!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program


    Metadata Discussion Group

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday December 18, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Kurth, Marty, David Ruddy, and Nathan Rupp. (2004). "Repurposing MARC metadata: using digital project experience to develop a metadata management design." Library Hi Tech 22(2): 153-165.

    IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    Archives News

    Please share this information with patrons and other interested parties. For more information or to schedule an appointment to use any of these materials, please call the Archives at 5-1127 or email archives@indiana.edu.
     
    Current Archives exhibits:
    Trumpet fanfare, flaming plum pudding and strolling minstrels: The Indiana University Madrigal Dinners, 1947-2001:
     Born from a collaboration between the Indiana Memorial Union and the Indiana University School of Music in 1947, the tradition of Indiana University Madrigal Feasts spanned over fifty years, serving tens of thousands of guests and transporting them back to Christmastide of sixteenth century England. The exhibit includes photographs, programs, recipes and music drawn from the collections of the Indiana University Archives as well as several hats and other textiles used in the Madrigal productions generously loaned from the Indiana Memorial Union Board.

    Finding aids now available online:
    Indiana University President’s Office correspondence, 1913-1937, Collection C286:  William Lowe Bryan served as president of Indiana University 1902-1937. This collection consists almost entirely of incoming correspondence from the years 1913-1937. The files are arranged alphabetically, most often by the correspondent’s surname, but also by subject or by name of the institution or department. The majority of the correspondence is addressed to Bryan but much of it is also addressed to other high ranking IU administrators such as Registrar John W. Cravens or University Secretary Ulysses Howe Smith. (293.2 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8687

    Chase C. Mooney papers, 1823-1974, (bulk 1936-1974), Collection C333: Chase C. Mooney was an Indiana University professor of history. After receiving his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1939, Mooney began his teaching career at Brenau College in 1939. In 1946 he joined the history faculty at Indiana University, where he remained until his death in 1973. As a distinguished member of the faculty, Mooney participated in numerous history department committees and successfully worked to bring the Journal of American History to IU in 1963. With research interests focusing upon African Americans, the U.S. Civil War, and the history of the American South, he produced numerous book reviews, articles, and two major monographs, Slavery in Tennessee in 1957 and William H. Crawford, 1772-1834 which was released posthumously in 1974. Mooney's papers contain student files, correspondence, research and manuscripts relating to his publications, including Slavery in Tennessee and William H. Crawford, teaching files, files relating to committees at Indiana University, and subject files all relating primarily to his work as a professor and to his research interests. (8.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8474

    James King papers, 1940-1999, (bulk 1968-1999), Collection C337: James King's career as an operatic singer spanned a period of over three decades beginning the 1960s and continuing into early 2000. King began his career as a baritone, but later retrained to become a tenor. Performing throughout Europe and the United States, he was renowned for specializing in the operas of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. In 1984 he joined the faculty of Indiana University as a professor of voice in the School of Music, where he remained until 2002. Collection contains clippings, programs, artwork and posters, music, correspondence, recordings, photographs, and notebooks all relating primarily to his professional career as an opera singer. (6.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8629

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist Indiana University


    CWA Local 4730’s Winter Holiday Food Drive

    All donations (nonperishable foods or cash) will be delivered to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank for the Holiday Season.  Need for donations always runs high at this time of year.  Please give generously.  Libraries collection box locations:

    Staff lounge (Wells Library third floor of the east tower)
    Interlibrary Loan (Wells Library E065)
    Collection Development (Wells Library E1052)


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    December 12th 2008 - Volume 35 Issue 49

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • InULA Annual Holliday Luncheon
    • Metadata Discussion Group
    • CWA Local 4730’s Winter Holiday Food Drive
    • Search Committee Appointed
    • Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag Series Recap


    Staff News


    Kelly Prill has resigned his position as Computer Associate/Office Supervisor in the Reference Department. He has been promoted to Computer Coordinator in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective 12/16/2008.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources


    Library News and Events


    InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon

    Greetings!  It's that time of year again!  The InULA Program and Social Committee would like to invite you and a guest to join us for the InULA Annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 12 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Georgian Room of the Indiana Memorial Union (located on the 1st floor of the IMU around the corner from the Tudor Room and the IU Bookstore).  Lunch and dessert buffets will be provided by the IMU's Tudor Room restaurant.  
    Door prizes will be provided by the committee - we are all about the Fun.

    Indiana Memorial Union, Directions and Parking (contains Google Map Directions): http://www.imu.indiana.edu/about_the_union/direct_park.shtml

    This year we are delighted to be joined by Christine Atkinson, the Arts Program Developer from the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville, Indiana who will present slides and speak about the 19th century Brown County artist T.C. Steele, his work, home, history, and the various art programs available through the site.

    Information about T.C. Steele State Historic Site: http://www.in.gov/ism/StateHistoricSites/T.C.SteeleHome/index.aspx

    The price for this year's luncheon is $10 for InULA members and $12 for non-members.  Payment for the luncheon will be accepted at the event, but if you would like to send in your payment ahead of the luncheon, please send your check made payable to "InULA" to:

    Wendell Johnting
    Law Library, IUPUI
    530 West New York Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Monday, December 8.

    We hope you will join us for food, fun, door prizes, an interesting speaker, and a chance to take a break together from this hectic time of year!

    Thanks and see you there!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program


    Metadata Discussion Group

    The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal "membership" -- discussions are open to anyone from the Libraries, SLIS, or elsewhere on campus who is interested in the topic under discussion. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday December 18, 2008
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Kurth, Marty, David Ruddy, and Nathan Rupp. (2004). "Repurposing MARC metadata: using digital project experience to develop a metadata management design." Library Hi Tech 22(2): 153-165.

    IU Libraries has an subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


    CWA Local 4730’s Winter Holiday Food Drive

    All donations (nonperishable foods or cash) will be delivered to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank for the Holiday Season.  Need for donations always runs high at this time of year.  Please give generously.  Libraries collection box locations:

    Staff lounge (Wells Library third floor of the east tower)
    Interlibrary Loan (Wells Library E065)
    Collection Development (Wells Library E1052)


    Search Committee Appointed

    The search committee for the position of Interim Associate Dean for Public Services has been appointed.  The members are:  Jennifer Chaffin (ex officio), Libraries Human Resources; Mechael Charbonneau (chair), Technical Services; Michael Courtney, HPER Library; Mary Popp, Library Information Technology; Rita Rogers, Customer and Access Services; and Tony White, Fine Arts Library.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources


    Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag Series Recap

    The Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag series has come to a close. I am happy to report that we had a successful series -- interesting talks, remarkable attendance, and an inquisitive audience -- all key components that make for a great series. Big thanks to our speakers and those who attended the brown bag presentations.

    The presentations (slides, audio/video and accompanying materials, when relevant) are posted online for your review on our "archives" web
    page:
    archives.shtml#fall2008>. From this page you can also access presentations dating as far back as 2003.

    We plan to officially announce our Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag series at the start of the semester, January 12th. In the meantime, projects and topics to be covered in the spring include: IUB Libraries' Video Streaming Service, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model, the IU Archives of Institutional Memory, Accessibility at IU, the Chymistry of Isaac Newton project and Unicode developments, and the Algernon Charles Swinburne project's adoption of the Topic Map standard.

    If you aren't already subscribed to our email list, I encourage you to sign up:
    send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl- brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian


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      December 19th, 2008 - Issue 35 Volume

    This Week in IUL News
    Staff News

    • Just-In-Time Annual Review Workshop
    • Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag Series Recap

    Library News and Events
    Just-In-Time Annual Review Workshop

    The Continuing Education Committee of the BLFC invites you to attend the Just-In-Time Annual Review Workshop. Bring a draft copy of your annual review and have it pre-reviewed by the experts!

    Date: Thursday, January 22nd
    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Location: Wells Library E174

    During the first part of the program, Erika Dowell will provide tips for how to organize content, highlight important contributions, and describe the impact of your work in order to enhance the overall readability of your annual review. During the second half of the program, attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with former members of the BLFC Peer Review Committee and get suggestions for revising/improving their annual reviews. New librarians and librarians who would like to refresh their approach to writing annual reviews are encouraged to attend.   Bob Noel, Emily Okada, Mary Strow, and Monique Threatt have volunteered to provide suggestions.

    Submitted by: Brian Winterman, Head Geography and Map Library and Life Sciences/Chemistry Librarian



    Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag Series Recap

    The Fall 2008 Digital Library Brown Bag series has come to a close. I am happy to report that we had a successful series -- interesting talks, remarkable attendance, and an inquisitive audience -- all key components that make for a great series. Big thanks to our speakers and those who attended the brown bag presentations.

    The presentations (slides, audio/video and accompanying materials, when relevant) are posted online for your review on our "archives" web
    page:
    archives.shtml#fall2008>. From this page you can also access presentations dating as far back as 2003.

    We plan to officially announce our Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag series at the start of the semester, January 12th. In the meantime, projects and topics to be covered in the spring include: IUB Libraries' Video Streaming Service, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model, the IU Archives of Institutional Memory, Accessibility at IU, the Chemistry of Isaac Newton project and Unicode developments, and the Algernon Charles Swinburne project's adoption of the Topic Map standard.

    If you aren't already subscribed to our email list, I encourage you to sign up:
    send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body: sub dl- brownbag-l Your Full Name

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian


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