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January 9th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 1 | January 16th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 2
January 23rd 2009, Issue 3 | January 30th 2009, Issue 4


January 9th, 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 1

This Week in IUL News
  • Research Incentive Grants, New Jan. 15th Deadline
  • Just-In-Time Annual Review Workshop

    Library News and Events

    Research Incentive Grants, New Jan. 15th Deadline

    The next deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to Jan. 15 (the deadline was originally Jan. 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, Development Librarian & Associate Director, William & Gayle Cook Music Library


    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


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    January 16th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 2

    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • Share your conference or workshop experiences with colleagues
    • Remnant Trust at IPFW Events
    • Just-In-Time Annual Review Workshop
    • Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series
    • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Jan. 29th 


    Staff News

    Please join us in welcoming Catherine Minter as the new Librarian for Germanic Studies, French and Italian, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics in the Wells Library.  Catherine’s office is Wells Library E960, and her office phone is 5-1702.   She can also be reached by email at cjminter@indiana.edu.

    To ease the transition for everyone concerned, Malia Wiley will continue to act as Visiting Librarian for Classical Studies until June 30.  Effective immediately, Catherine assumes responsibility for Germanic Studies, French and Italian, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics. 

    Dr. Minter was 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 MSc. in Information and Library Science from Aberystwyth.   She is the author of 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). 

    We look forward to working with Catherine in the coming years—already her enthusiasm is infectious!  We also like to extend a hearty thank you to Bob Goehlert for ably standing in for her since November.

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, for SALC


    Library News and Events


    Share your conference or workshop experiences with colleagues

    The BLFC Continuing Education Committee will be scheduling a get-together sometime in April for librarians to share experiences from conferences or workshops with their colleagues. With ALA Midwinter and other conferences coming up, keep this in mind, take some notes while you\'re away, and join us when the time comes. Date and location TBD soon.

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


    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW officially kicks off at noon on Friday, January 16, 2009, with the unison community reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen County Courthouse. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Neff Recital Hall. This event will include a second reading of the Declaration of Independence . A reception will follow. Students, staff, faculty, and the public are cordially invited.

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit in Helmke Library opens to the public on Saturday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. Guided tours will be provided by docents.

    Exhibit Hours for the Public:
    Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

    Exhibit Hours for scheduled field trips ONLY for K-12 schools:
    Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Learn more about the public lectures, performances, and other programming scheduled for the spring semester at Helmke Library on the IPFW campus and elsewhere by visiting these Web resources:

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events and Programs - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Calendar -http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events/calendar.shtml

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit Location - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/exhibit/remnant-trust-map.pdf

    For additional background information, see:

    "Texts for troubled times: IPFW observance ties historic documents to current themes" -
    http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090111/EDIT10/901110369 Journal Gazette, January 11, 2009, pp. 11A, 15A.

    IPFW faculty members may arrange for class visits or check out documents for classroom use when the exhibit is closed by contacting Amy Wilson at wilsona@ipfw.edu or 481-6514. Faculty will be asked to present an IPFW Mastodon ID card.

    For more information on the Remnant Trust at IPFW, go to www.remnanttrust.ipfw.edu or contact Louise Teague at teaguel@ipfw.edu or 481-6495.

    Submitted by: Pamela Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development Walter E. Helmke Library IPFW


    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


    Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

    Greetings!

    Mark your calendars for the Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag series! The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning January 28th and ending April 22nd. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the Digital Library Program web site: . Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.

    To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:

    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    All presentations will be in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174 from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

    Below is an overview of the Spring 2009 schedule:

    January 28, 2009
    IUB Libraries Video Streaming Service: A Technical Overview
    Jon Dunn, Mike Durbin and Brian Wheeler
    Digital Library Program

    February 11, 2009
    Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model
    Jenn Riley
    Digital Library Program

    February 25, 2009
    Archives of Institutional Memory at IU
    Phil Bantin
    Indiana University Archives

    March 11, 2009
    What You See Isn\'t always What everYone Gets: Web Accessibility at IU
    Julie Hardesty and Margaret Londergan
    Digital Library Program/Adaptive Technology Center

    March 25, 2009
    Isaac Newton\'s Alchemical Symbols
    Wally Hooper and Tim Bowman
    Digital Library Program/School of Library and Information Science

    April 8, 2009
    Finding again: A survey of web rediscovery behavior
    Mark Notess
    Digital Library Program

    April 22, 2009
    Exploring the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne: Topic Maps and the Text Encoding Initiative
    John A. Walsh and Michelle Dalmau
    School of Library and Information Science/Digital Library Program

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Jan. 29th

    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 January 29, 2009
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to read: Chris Freeland, Martin Kalfatovic, Jay Paige, and Marc Crozier. (December 2008). "Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library." The Code4Lib Journal 5. Available online from .

    Hope to see you there!

    Jenn

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


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    January 23rd 2009, Volume 36 Issue 3

    This Week in IUL News
  • Staff News
  • Next Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore
  • Remnant Trust at IPFW Events
  • Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Jan. 29th


    Staff News

    The contract between IU Libraries and Walden University is ending as of January 24th. Lisa Raymond, Reference/Technical Associate, has accepted a position with Walden University in Minneapolis as Reference Librarian and will be managing the Reference Desk for Walden University.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

    Christina Wray has been appointed as the Librarian for the Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR), which is a unit of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC). In this position, Christian will play a strategic role in transforming the delivery of information in areas including school and community integration, employment, early intervention, legislation and advocacy, aging people with lifelong disabilities, and parental involvement.  She will oversee collection development, reference services for the public and staff of the Institute, and prepare reports and correspondence related to policy, procedures and the plan for the future of the library at the Institute.

    Christina received her MLS from IU’s School of Library and Information Science, where she taught as an adjunct instructor in the fall of 2006.  She also worked as a Multicultural Outreach Student Assistant for the Information Commons/Undergraduate Library Services department of the IUB Libraries from 2005-2007.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources



    Library News and Events

    Next Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
    May 15, 2009
    Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North

    Save the date to join your library colleagues for a day of networking and learning about next generation catalogs.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next generation catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker.  Other sessions in the works include management of next generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and last but not least, a head-to-head Battle of the Next Gen Catalogs consisting of lightning presentations and demos of fifteen different systems!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next generation catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.

    More details to follow in the coming months.  We hope you can join us!

    IOLUG Program Committee 
    http://www.iolug.org/
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37245399026

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself to be a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to increase library collections and improve library services. Some of his more notable investigations have surrounded the automatic collection of electronic serials, the indexing of open access content, and the personalization of library websites.  The vast majority of Eric's publications are available online, and the same is true for all the software he has written. Eric has been practicing open access publishing and open source software distribution since before the phrases were coined. In his spare time, he can be seen folding defective floppy discs into intricate origami flora and fauna.

    A "Next generation" library catalog: http://www.library.nd.edu/daiad/morgan/musings/ngc/

    Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA Mid-Winter, 2009: http://litablog.org/2009/01/10/eric-lease-morgans-top-tech-trends-for-ala-mid-winter-2009/

    Sean Robinson is Head of Information Technology at Allen County Public Library.

    Recent speaking engagements:
    Indiana Library Federation: Learning 2.0, Indiana Library Federation: Impact of Social Software, Internet Librarian: Lights, Camera, Action. Making Movies, ACPL Library Camp: Transforming your Organization

    Publications:
    Article published in Library Technology Report. Web 2.0 and Libraries Part 2: Trends and Technology, Coauthored Unified Communications of Public Libraries. A case study on phone system procurement for Public Libraries

    Videos: http://www.youtube.com/askacpl

    Submitted by: Melanie Hughes, Associate Librarian, IU Southeast Library


    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW officially kicks off at noon on Friday, January 16, 2009, with the unison community reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen County Courthouse. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Neff Recital Hall. This event will include a second reading of the Declaration of Independence . A reception will follow. Students, staff, faculty, and the public are cordially invited.

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit in Helmke Library opens to the public on Saturday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. Guided tours will be provided by docents.

    Exhibit Hours for the Public:
    Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

    Exhibit Hours for scheduled field trips ONLY for K-12 schools:
    Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Learn more about the public lectures, performances, and other programming scheduled for the spring semester at Helmke Library on the IPFW campus and elsewhere by visiting these Web resources:

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events and Programs - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Calendar -http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events/calendar.shtml

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit Location - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/exhibit/remnant-trust-map.pdf

    For additional background information, see:

    "Texts for troubled times: IPFW observance ties historic documents to current themes" -
    http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090111/EDIT10/901110369 Journal Gazette, January 11, 2009, pp. 11A, 15A.

    IPFW faculty members may arrange for class visits or check out documents for classroom use when the exhibit is closed by contacting Amy Wilson at wilsona@ipfw.edu or 481-6514. Faculty will be asked to present an IPFW Mastodon ID card.

    For more information on the Remnant Trust at IPFW, go to www.remnanttrust.ipfw.edu or contact Louise Teague at teaguel@ipfw.edu or 481-6495.

    Submitted by: Pamela Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development Walter E. Helmke Library IPFW


    Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

    Greetings!

    Mark your calendars for the Spring 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag series! The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning January 28th and ending April 22nd. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the Digital Library Program web site: . Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.

    To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to listserv@indiana.edu with the message body:

    sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name

    All presentations will be in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174 from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

    Below is an overview of the Spring 2009 schedule:

    January 28, 2009
    IUB Libraries Video Streaming Service: A Technical Overview
    Jon Dunn, Mike Durbin and Brian Wheeler
    Digital Library Program

    February 11, 2009
    Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model
    Jenn Riley
    Digital Library Program

    February 25, 2009
    Archives of Institutional Memory at IU
    Phil Bantin
    Indiana University Archives

    March 11, 2009
    What You See Isn\'t always What everYone Gets: Web Accessibility at IU
    Julie Hardesty and Margaret Londergan
    Digital Library Program/Adaptive Technology Center

    March 25, 2009
    Isaac Newton\'s Alchemical Symbols
    Wally Hooper and Tim Bowman
    Digital Library Program/School of Library and Information Science

    April 8, 2009
    Finding again: A survey of web rediscovery behavior
    Mark Notess
    Digital Library Program

    April 22, 2009
    Exploring the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne: Topic Maps and the Text Encoding Initiative
    John A. Walsh and Michelle Dalmau
    School of Library and Information Science/Digital Library Program

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects and Usability Librarian


    Metadata Discussion Group Meeting Jan. 29th

    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 January 29, 2009
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to read: Chris Freeland, Martin Kalfatovic, Jay Paige, and Marc Crozier. (December 2008). "Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library." The Code4Lib Journal 5. Available online from .

    Hope to see you there!

    Jenn

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


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    January 30th 2009, Volume 36 Issue 4

    This Week in IUL News

  • Next Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore
  • Remnant Trust at IPFW Events


    Library News and Events

    Next Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
    May 15, 2009
    Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North

    Save the date to join your library colleagues for a day of networking and learning about next generation catalogs.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next generation catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker.  Other sessions in the works include management of next generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and last but not least, a head-to-head Battle of the Next Gen Catalogs consisting of lightning presentations and demos of fifteen different systems!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next generation catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.

    More details to follow in the coming months.  We hope you can join us!

    IOLUG Program Committee 
    http://www.iolug.org/
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37245399026

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself to be a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to increase library collections and improve library services. Some of his more notable investigations have surrounded the automatic collection of electronic serials, the indexing of open access content, and the personalization of library websites.  The vast majority of Eric's publications are available online, and the same is true for all the software he has written. Eric has been practicing open access publishing and open source software distribution since before the phrases were coined. In his spare time, he can be seen folding defective floppy discs into intricate origami flora and fauna.

    A "Next generation" library catalog: http://www.library.nd.edu/daiad/morgan/musings/ngc/

    Eric Lease Morgan’s Top Tech Trends for ALA Mid-Winter, 2009: http://litablog.org/2009/01/10/eric-lease-morgans-top-tech-trends-for-ala-mid-winter-2009/

    Sean Robinson is Head of Information Technology at Allen County Public Library.

    Recent speaking engagements:
    Indiana Library Federation: Learning 2.0, Indiana Library Federation: Impact of Social Software, Internet Librarian: Lights, Camera, Action. Making Movies, ACPL Library Camp: Transforming your Organization

    Publications:
    Article published in Library Technology Report. Web 2.0 and Libraries Part 2: Trends and Technology, Coauthored Unified Communications of Public Libraries. A case study on phone system procurement for Public Libraries

    Videos: http://www.youtube.com/askacpl

    Submitted by: Melanie Hughes, Associate Librarian, IU Southeast Library


    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW officially kicks off at noon on Friday, January 16, 2009, with the unison community reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen County Courthouse. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Neff Recital Hall. This event will include a second reading of the Declaration of Independence . A reception will follow. Students, staff, faculty, and the public are cordially invited.

    The Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit in Helmke Library opens to the public on Saturday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. Guided tours will be provided by docents.

    Exhibit Hours for the Public:
    Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

    Exhibit Hours for scheduled field trips ONLY for K-12 schools:
    Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Learn more about the public lectures, performances, and other programming scheduled for the spring semester at Helmke Library on the IPFW campus and elsewhere by visiting these Web resources:

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Events and Programs - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Calendar -http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/events/calendar.shtml

    Remnant Trust at IPFW Exhibit Location - http://remnanttrust.ipfw.edu/exhibit/remnant-trust-map.pdf

    For additional background information, see:

    "Texts for troubled times: IPFW observance ties historic documents to current themes" -
    http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090111/EDIT10/901110369 Journal Gazette, January 11, 2009, pp. 11A, 15A.

    IPFW faculty members may arrange for class visits or check out documents for classroom use when the exhibit is closed by contacting Amy Wilson at wilsona@ipfw.edu or 481-6514. Faculty will be asked to present an IPFW Mastodon ID card.

    For more information on the Remnant Trust at IPFW, go to www.remnanttrust.ipfw.edu or contact Louise Teague at teaguel@ipfw.edu or 481-6495.

    Submitted by: Pamela Sandstrom, Director of Library Programs and Development Walter E. Helmke Library IPFW


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    February


    February 6th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 5 | February 13th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 6
    February 20th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 7 | February 27th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 8


    February 6th, 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 5

    This Week in IUL News
  • 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Birth at the Lilly Library
  • Films from the Instructional Support Services Archives
  • Metadata Discussion Group Brownbag Meeting
  • Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Meeting

    Library News and Events


    200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth at the Lilly Library

    When: Thursday February 12th, 4:00-6:00 pm
    Where: Lilly Library, Bloomington IN
    Cost: Free, open to the public

    The Lilly Library at Indiana University will mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by showcasing highlights from its vast collections of materials pertaining to the president. As the most extensive exhibition of such items ever displayed at the library, “Remembering Lincoln” traces Lincoln’s life from his Indiana boyhood through his celebrated presidency. The exhibition runs through May 9.

    The library will celebrate Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, at the Lilly Library from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a public reception. 

    Arranged in three parts, “Remembering Lincoln” features 140 items drawn from the Lilly Library’s sizable Lincoln collections.  In the Main Gallery are two groupings of materials—one that places the emigrant Lincoln family within the context of Indiana from 1816 to 1830 and reveals Abraham’s boyhood experiences; and the second which focuses on the many ways that Americans have commemorated the man and his life.  In the adjoining Lincoln Room, materials relate to the Lincoln presidency and assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln and their children, and Lincoln’s lasting influence as leader and orator.  

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Herman B Wells Library, Director of Communications


    Films from the Instructional Support Services Archives

    Are You Popular?

    Advice on dating through the decades, as depicted in media from the 1950s to today.

    When: Thursday, February 12th 12:00 –1:00 pm
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    Each culture in every time and place develops rituals for how individuals become couples. How did your grandparents ever get together? Bring your lunch and watch three “social guidance” educational films from the 1950s to get an idea.  Also find out about contemporary media available in Wells Library that deal with the same issue

    Are You Popular? 1958 11 minutes
    Date Etiquette 1952 10 minutes
    What to Do on a Date 1951 10 minutes

    Submitted by: Martha Harsanyi, Herman B Wells Media Collections Manager


    Metadata Discussion Group Brownbag 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:

    When: Thursday February 12, 2009, 9:30-10:30 AM
    Where: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    ***NOTE: The February date has been changed from the original schedule. The MDG will NOT be meeting on Feb. 26.***

    Article to discuss: Alexander, Arden and Tracy Meehleib (2001). "The Thesaurus for Graphic Materials: Its History, Use, and Future." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly 31(3/4): 189-212.

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

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian Herman B Wells Library


    Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians

    When: Friday February 27th, 11:00 am—12:00 pm
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    The Continuing Education Committee is hosting a Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals at E174 Wells Library. We will have five speakers to talk about various issues and answer questions: Julie Bobay will speak on research leave-related issues from the perspective of administrators; David Lasocki will address research leave-related issues that librarians should pay attention to; Wen-ling Liu will talk about IUB grant opportunities for librarians; Brian will comment on his experience with teaching and learning research-related grants; and Andrea will share her experience of sabbaticals with us.

    The complete schedule will be posted on the Continuing Education Committee intranet page.

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


    Digital Library Brown Bag Meeting

    When: Friday February 11, 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174
    Topic: Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model
    Presenter: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian Digital Library Program

    "Dublin Core" to most in the library field brings to mind an exceedingly basic set of metadata elements useful in specific cases but rarely as a model for natively-stored robust metadata. Yet the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) is today a very different organization than the one that was informally formed at the OCLC/NCSA Metadata Workshop in March 1995 from which the original Dublin Core Metadata Element Set emerged. A primary focus of the DCMI is currently the DCMI Abstract Model - an "information model" that is intended to promote "a better understanding of the kinds of descriptions that we are encoding and facilitates the development of better mappings and cross-syntax translations." The DCMI Abstract Model is seen by the DCMI as a primary means of ensuring metadata interoperability. This presentation will introduce the basic tenets of the DCMI Abstract Model, discuss the circumstances that have led to and drive its development, and look critically at the benefits and challenges the model provides as an information model that can potentially underlie any metadata structure.

    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.

    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


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    February 13th, 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 6

    This Week in IUL News 
  • Staff News
  • Schurz Library Speaker Series "Radical Evolution & Revolutions in Thought"
  • 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth at the Lilly Library
  • Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians

    Staff News

    Kathy McCarnes Named Sustainability Officer for IU Bloomington Libraries

    Patricia Steele, Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, today announced the appointment of Kathy McCarnes as sustainability officer  for the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, in addition to McCarnes’ responsibilities as director of business affairs and facilities. In her new role, McCarnes will oversee the IUB Libraries’ sustainability efforts and represent the IUB Libraries at the campus level.

    “This assignment is a natural fit with Kathy’s current duties, and I know she will lead us in the right direction,” says Steele. “Libraries can clearly play an important role in providing  the information resources that lead to a better understanding of sustainability issues. With this appointment we now also demonstrate our commitment to action.”   

    The appointment follows a report on sustainability created by a task force within the IUB Libraries, which outlined recommendations for advancing the Libraries’ sustainability efforts. The task force report, entitled “Greening the Libraries, A Call to Action,” recommended the creation of a Libraries Sustainability Officer and administrative committee to oversee a broad range of sustainability efforts by the libraries. The committee’s recommendations included new initiatives to support environmental literacy, energy and resource conservation, recycling, environmental quality, and enhanced alternative transportation options for library staff and patrons.

    “The IUB Libraries can play a powerful role in moving the general goals of the campus sustainability into practical implementation,” says Michael Hamburger, associate vice provost and co-chair of the IU Task Force on Campus Sustainability. “Because of their prominent role in both the academic and operational realms of our campus, the Libraries can take a leadership position in moving the campus forward to address critical issues of local and global sustainability.”

    The IUB Libraries serve students and faculty on the Bloomington campus with a system of libraries and facilities, including the Herman B Wells Library, branch libraries that support departments and subjects, the Lilly Library for rare books and manuscripts, the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility, and the Wylie House Museum.

    The IUB Libraries task force report can be viewed at IU’s Archives of Institutional Memory: http://institutionalmemory.iu.edu/.  Select IU community, then Libraries.

    Further information about the campus sustainability effort can be obtained at http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB Libraries


    Library News and Events

    Schurz Library Speaker Series "Radical Evolution & Revolutions in Thought"

    When: February 26, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Wiekamp 1001 , IU South Bend

    “Radical Evolution and Revolutions in Thought”:
    Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human

    Please join the faculty and staff of the Franklin D. Schurz Library and Media Services Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Wiekamp 1001 for author Joel Garreau’s presentation “Radical Evolution and Revolutions in Thought.” The event is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Friends of the Schurz Library, Political Science Club, Student Government Association, Chancellor Una Mae Reck, School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Raclin School of the Arts, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and the Office of Public Affairs and University Advancement.

    Most recently Garreau is the author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human, published in 2005. The book takes an unprecedented look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived. For hundreds of millennia, our technologies have been aimed outward at altering our environment in the fashion of fire, agriculture, or space travel. Now, for the first time, we are increasingly aiming inward at modifying our minds, memories, metabolisms, personalities, progeny and possibly our immortal souls. Radical Evolution is about altering human nature -- not in some distant tomorrow, but in the next 10 or 20 years thanks to the technological possibilities of genetics, robotics, information, and nanotechnology, which involves: working at the scale of the very small -- even single atoms and molecules -- to build any device you like. In Garreau’s presentation he will discuss the possibilities of these four technologies and the potential outcomes for humanity. Garreau is a reporter and editor at The Washington Post and principal of The Garreau Group, the network of his best sources committed to understanding who we are, how we got that way, and where we’re headed, worldwide.

    The Schurz Library Speaker series provides speakers of intellectual interest to the university and the community. For more information, call 520-4410.

    Submitted by: Julie Elliott, Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Public Relations & Outreach, Franklin D. Schurz Library, IU South Bend


    200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Birth at the Lilly Library

    The Lilly Library at Indiana University will mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth by showcasing highlights from its vast collections of materials pertaining to the president. As the most extensive exhibition of such items ever displayed at the library, “Remembering Lincoln” traces Lincoln’s life from his Indiana boyhood through his celebrated presidency. The exhibition runs through May 9.

    Arranged in three parts, “Remembering Lincoln” features 140 items drawn from the Lilly Library’s sizable Lincoln collections.  In the Main Gallery are two groupings of materials—one that places the emigrant Lincoln family within the context of Indiana from 1816 to 1830 and reveals Abraham’s boyhood experiences; and the second which focuses on the many ways that Americans have commemorated the man and his life.  In the adjoining Lincoln Room, materials relate to the Lincoln presidency and assassination, Mary Todd Lincoln and their children, and Lincoln’s lasting influence as leader and orator.  

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Herman B Wells Library, Director of Communications


    Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians

    When: Friday February 27th, 11:00 am—12:00 pm
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    The Continuing Education Committee is hosting a Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals at E174 Wells Library. We will have five speakers to talk about various issues and answer questions: Julie Bobay will speak on research leave-related issues from the perspective of administrators; David Lasocki will address research leave-related issues that librarians should pay attention to; Wen-ling Liu will talk about IUB grant opportunities for librarians; Brian will comment on his experience with teaching and learning research-related grants; and Andrea will share her experience of sabbaticals with us.

    The complete schedule will be posted on the Continuing Education Committee intranet page.

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

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    February 20th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 7

    This Week in IUL News
  • Staff News
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation by Phil Bantin
  • Schurz Library Speaker Series "Radical Evolution & Revolutions in Thought"
  • Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians
  • Publishing Experiences of IUB Librarians Panel Discussion


    Staff News

    Effective March 1, Jim Halliday has accepted the position of DLP Programmer/Analyst for the Digital Library Program.  Jim has worked for the university and DLP since 2001, first for University Information Technology Services and then for the Libraries beginning in 2005.  During this time, he has worked on various projects for the Digital Library Program, such as Variations2, IN Harmony, and Sound Directions.  In addition to his outstanding experience with application development and programming, Jim has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music, in piano performance and music theory respectively.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources



    Library News and Events

    Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation by Phil Bantin

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, February 25th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Phil Bantin. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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    Archives of Institutional Memory at IU
    Phil Bantin, Director
    Indiana University Archives

    Institutional repositories have been created primarily to disseminate and preserve faculty research and the scholarly output of academic departments, institutes, centers and research units. IU's Archives of Institutional Memory (AIM) was created to collect, preserve and make available those records that do not fit neatly into the typical DSpace environment, namely the official records of the University, such policy documents, annuals reports, and IU Bulletins. At this presentation the University Archivist will review 1) the mission and objectives of AIM; 2) how AIM fits into the larger IU strategy for disseminating and preserving mission critical records; 3) the appraisal process for determining what goes into AIM; and 4) the preservation strategies that are being implemented, which will include a review of PDF/A as a preservation format.

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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, IUB


    Schurz Library Speaker Series "Radical Evolution & Revolutions in Thought"

    When: February 26, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Wiekamp 1001 , IU South Bend

    “Radical Evolution and Revolutions in Thought”:
    Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human

    Please join the faculty and staff of the Franklin D. Schurz Library and Media Services Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Wiekamp 1001 for author Joel Garreau’s presentation “Radical Evolution and Revolutions in Thought.” The event is sponsored by Academic Affairs, Friends of the Schurz Library, Political Science Club, Student Government Association, Chancellor Una Mae Reck, School of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Raclin School of the Arts, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and the Office of Public Affairs and University Advancement.

    Most recently Garreau is the author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies, and What It Means to Be Human, published in 2005. The book takes an unprecedented look at the hinge in history at which we have arrived. For hundreds of millennia, our technologies have been aimed outward at altering our environment in the fashion of fire, agriculture, or space travel. Now, for the first time, we are increasingly aiming inward at modifying our minds, memories, metabolisms, personalities, progeny and possibly our immortal souls. Radical Evolution is about altering human nature -- not in some distant tomorrow, but in the next 10 or 20 years thanks to the technological possibilities of genetics, robotics, information, and nanotechnology, which involves: working at the scale of the very small -- even single atoms and molecules -- to build any device you like. In Garreau’s presentation he will discuss the possibilities of these four technologies and the potential outcomes for humanity. Garreau is a reporter and editor at The Washington Post and principal of The Garreau Group, the network of his best sources committed to understanding who we are, how we got that way, and where we’re headed, worldwide.

    The Schurz Library Speaker series provides speakers of intellectual interest to the university and the community. For more information, call 520-4410.

    Submitted by: Julie Elliott, Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Public Relations & Outreach, Franklin D. Schurz Library, IU South Bend


    Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals for IUB Librarians

    When: Friday February 27th, 11:00 am—12:00 pm
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    The Continuing Education Committee is hosting a Workshop on Support Grants, Research Leaves, and Sabbaticals at E174 Wells Library. We will have five speakers to talk about various issues and answer questions: Julie Bobay will speak on research leave-related issues from the perspective of administrators; David Lasocki will address research leave-related issues that librarians should pay attention to; Wen-ling Liu will talk about IUB grant opportunities for librarians; Brian will comment on his experience with teaching and learning research-related grants; and Andrea will share her experience of sabbaticals with us.

    The complete schedule will be posted on the Continuing Education Committee intranet page.

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


    Publishing Experiences of IUB Librarians Panel Discussion

    When: Wed. March 4th, 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    The BLFC Continuing Education Committee is hosting a panel discussion on the publishing activities of librarians at IUB. The following speakers will be sharing their experiences. Please join us to listen, learn, and discuss. Also, if you have experience with alternative/non-traditional forms of publishing, please come to share those stories with us, too.

    Journal article publishing – Taemin Park
    Book Publishing – Jennifer Riley
    Book editing – Andrea Morrison
    Editorial board – Tony White

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

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    February 27th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 8

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics
  • Publishing Experiences of IUB Librarians Panel Discussion
  • IUB Libraries Archives Update: New Exhibits and Finding Aids
  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation


    Staff News

    Brian Johnson accepted the Reshelving Supervisor position in Customer & Access Services effective 2/23/2009. Brian previously worked in the ALF Internal Processing unit and most recently at IU Southeast as ICN/Metroversity Coordinator. Welcome back Brian!

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources



    Library News and Events

    Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics

    A new Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group has been established for the IUB Libraries and activities have begun. The group’s purpose is to focus on providing information, education, and resources related to health, wellness, and ergonomic issues. The current intranet page will be updated periodically with new links and information. http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/page.php?pageId=609 . We will also be sharing related tips and suggestions periodically through IUL News. The group recently received basic workstation evaluation training from Environmental Health & Safety. Feel free to contact LHR with suggested topics of interest or to have someone observe and review your work area. Health, Wellness and Ergonomics Group members are: Jennifer Chaffin (Ex Officio) – LHR, Pam Cook – Technical Services, Lori Duggan – Technical Services, Jane Goldsmith – DDS, Ron Hafft – LIT, Jian Liu – HPER Library, Matt Myers – ALF, Janet Seymour – Library Financial Services, Amy Thomas – Customer & Access Services, Susie Trisler – LHR (Chair).

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources


    Publishing Experiences of IUB Librarians Panel Discussion

    When: Wed. March 4th, 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Where: Herman B Wells Library, Rm E174

    The BLFC Continuing Education Committee is hosting a panel discussion on the publishing activities of librarians at IUB. The following speakers will be sharing their experiences. Please join us to listen, learn, and discuss. Also, if you have experience with alternative/non-traditional forms of publishing, please come to share those stories with us, too.

    Journal article publishing – Taemin Park
    Book Publishing – Jennifer Riley
    Book editing – Andrea Morrison
    Editorial board – Tony White

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


    IUB Libraries Archives Update: New Exhibits and Finding Aids

    Current Archives exhibits:
    African Americans at Indiana University: A Glimpse
    When Marcellus Neal earned his IU degree in 1895, he became the first African American graduate of the university. Since then, African American students, faculty, and staff have made an indelible mark on university history. This history cannot be told quickly, but step into the University Archives for a glimpse at some firsts and fast facts.

    Finding aids now available online:
    Rudy Pozzatti papers, 1951-2007, Collection C121: Rudy Pozzatti was on the faculty at Indiana University from 1956-1991 and upon his retirement, received the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Founder of the Echo Press, Prof. Pozzatti is recognized as one of the prominent printmakers in the country and has works exhibited throughout the world. This collection consists of Prof. Pozzatti’s biographical information, show and exhibition materials, as well as personal correspondence spanning over 50 years. Also included are photographs of his works as well as some original posters. There are no files related to his teaching. (14 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8912

    Indiana University President's Office records, 1937-1962, Collection C213: The first president of what was then Indiana College was elected by the Board of Trustees in 1829. Herman B Wells was named interim president in 1937 and president in 1938, a position he held until 1962. Collection consists primarily of correspondence, reports, and publications. A particularly rich collection, correspondence is to and from Wells and other high ranking university administrators. The files are arranged alphabetically. (610.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA8877

    Indiana University Bureau of Public Discussion Director's records, 1956-1977, Collection C340: In 1914, the Bureau of Public Discussion was established as a part of the Extension Division of Indiana University to provide information on and to stimulate the intelligent discussion of current political, economic and social questions within the state. The collection consists of records from Robert Hattery’s tenure as Director of the Bureau and includes correspondence, records related to Bureau programs, brochures, reports, administrative files, financial records, and course files.  (11 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9066
     
    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.

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB


    Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 4h for a digital library brown bag presentation by Stacy Kowalczyk and Jon Dunn. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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    Digital Library Program Projects Update
    Stacy Kowalczyk, Associate Director for Projects and Services Jon Dunn, Associate Director for Technology Digital Library Program

    The Digital Library Program has dozens of active projects. Large, grant funded projects such as EVIA and Variations are well known and well publicized; but many of our projects are much smaller and more locally focused. This presentation will provide an overview and a status update on many of our smaller projects. Jon Dunn, the Associate Director for Technology, will give an overview of several of the DLP's current technology-focused projects. Stacy Kowalczyk, the Associate Director for Projects and Services, will provide an update on the status of the content oriented collection projects. Please join us for an enlightening discussion of the work of the Digital Library Program.

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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, IUB


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    March


    March 6th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 9 | March 13th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 10
    March 20th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 11 | March 27th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 12


    March 6th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 9

    This Week in IUL News
  • Staff News
  • IUB Libraries Archives Update: New Exhibits and Finding Aids
  • Special Opportunity for EndNote Training
  • Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • The Book Thief, Book Discussion
  • InULA March Event: Origami Workshop

    Library News and Events


    IUB Libraries Archives Update: New Exhibits and Finding Aids

    Archives exhibits:
    Coming soon – With the recent talk about the new campus master plan, have you ever wondered who originally designed our beautiful campus? Visit the Archives for an exhibit featuring the campus development, landscape architecture, and its designers!
     
    Finding aids now available online:
    John B. Patton papers, 1945-1988, Collection C35: John B. Patton was a member of the faculty of the Geology Department at Indiana University from 1947-1986. In 1959 he became State Geologist, director of the Indiana Geological Survey, and chairman of the IU geology department. He served as department chair for 12 years and as State Geologist and director of the Geological Survey until his retirement in 1986. The John B. Patton papers span the period from 1945 to 1988 and consist primarily files related to his speeches, lectures and presentations, manuscripts, published works, as well as records Patton created while serving on various committees both within and outside of Indiana University. (5 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9071

    Indiana University Dept. of Geology chair’s records, 1947-1970, Collection C37: The Indiana University Department of Botany and Geology was established within the College of Arts and Sciences in 1885. The department has had several name changes throughout the years, including the Dept. of Geology, but today it is known as the Department of Geological Sciences. The records in this collection date from John B. Patton’s tenure as chair, and consists of general subject files and records related to departmental projects funded by the National Science Foundation. Prominent in the collection are files on the Research Participation Program for College Teachers. (2 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9252

    Indiana University University Division Dean’s records, 1942-2008, Collection C346: The University Division was established at Indiana University Bloomington in 1942, under the name of Junior Division. Originally created as a response to wartime conditions, the University Division currently serves as an academic advising system for freshman and sophomore students who have not yet selected majors. The collection consists primarily of records from Sally J. Dunn’s tenure (2000-2007) as Dean of the University Division and includes correspondence, records related to University Division programs, brochures, reports, administrative files, advising files, and publications. (4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9434

    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.

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB


    Special Opportunity for EndNote Training

    Donna Kirking, Senior Product Trainer,  Thomson Reuters, will be visiting us in Bloomington on Wednesday, March 25th. She will lead two hands-on classes on EndNote Web and EndNote, and we invite all interested librarians and library staff to take advantage of her expertise.  If you are already using EndNote this is your chance to ask questions and deepen your knowledge; if you have not used EndNote before, this is your chance to learn these powerful bibliographic tools. 

    EndNote Web for EndNote Users
    March 25th 12:30 – 2:30
    Wells Library W302

    EndNote: A Basic Overview
    March 25th 3:00 -- 6:00
    Wells Library W302

    For full details and to register, go to the ItTraining site at http://ittraining.iu.edu/workshops/schedule_by_group.aspx?group=9.

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


    Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award

    Employees of the IU Libraries system wide who hold the MLS degree or have equivalent experience are invited to submit applications for the Herbert F. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award.  The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession.  Further information about the award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at:  http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?materialsId=262&materialsType=procedure.

    The deadline for applications is March 23, 2009.  Please send your information to Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201A, Bloomington. 

    The Committee will make the award decision and complete notification letters during the month of April.  Dean Steele will publicly announce the award recipient's name at the annual Librarians' Day, scheduled for May.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    The Book Thief, Book Discussion

    The Lilly Library will host a book discussion for the One Book One Bloomington choice, The Book Thief.  It will be led by Breon Mitchell, Director of the Lilly Library, and will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 4pm, in the Lilly Library Slocum room. 

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    InULA March Event: Origami Workshop

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for a lunchtime Origami Workshop on Tuesday, March 17 from noon-1pm. Ever wanted to learn how to make origami creatures or objects or just ever wondered what origami is all about? Kiyoshi Otsu, Automated Services and Media Librarian for the Ruth Lilly Law Library at IUPUI and a member of the Program & Social Committee, will be our origami instructor. He will also have special origami door prizes for those lucky enough to win. It's origami and St. Patrick's Day - how much more auspicious can you get? The answer is none, none more auspicious.

    The workshop will take place on the Bloomington campus at the following location:

    Tuesday, March 17, noon-1pm

    School of Fine Arts, Rm. 238 - This room is one floor up from the SOFA Gallery level - if entering Fine Arts from the Wells Library parking lot, enter the Fine Arts doors at the circle drive and take the stairs to your left up to the 2nd floor. Elevator access is also available opposite the stairwell to reach the second floor.

    Paper supplies will be provided for your origami needs. Drinks and light snacks will also be available but please feel free to bring your lunch.

    RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you would like to attend so we know we have enough origami paper for everyone. Thanks and see you at the Origami Workshop!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB 


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    March 13th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 10

    This Week in IUL News
  • Governor Mitch Daniels’ INShape Indiana
  • 2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon
  • Updated Digital Library Brown Bag 2009 Spring Schedule
  • Special Opportunity for EndNote Training
  • Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • The Book Thief, Book Discussion
  • InULA March Event: Origami Workshop


    Library News and Events

    Governor Mitch Daniels’ INShape Indiana

    This year Indiana University is participating in INShape Indiana, the governor’s program which is designed to help people move more, eat better, and stop smoking. The online web site, www.in.gov/inshape, has links to wellness resources, special events, exercise and weight loss programs.

    New this year is the “10 in 10 Challenge” program which will help you to safely lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks by increasing activity levels and eating better. It includes an at-home workout program with minimal equipment that can be easily modified to a specific fitness level.

    Submitted by: Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group


    2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon

    The IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races are set for April 4th 2009. These 13.1 mile and 5K races raise funds for scholarships for cancer survivors. Pre race ceremonies will start at 7:30 am in the IU Athletics complex parking lot at 17th St. and Fee Lane. The Mini Marathon starts at 8am and the 5K at 8:10 am.

    Race Participants can register, pick up packets, and visit an expo in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 3rd and from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on April 4th. Check out www.iumini.com to register or for more information.

    Submitted by: Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group


    Updated Digital Library Brown Bag 2009 Spring Schedule

    Since we initially circulated the Digital Library Brown Bag Spring
    2009 schedule back in January, we have had schedule alterations.

    On April 1st, Jon Dunn, Mike Durbin and Brian Wheeler, from the IU Digital Library Program, will be presenting on the IUB Libraries Video Streaming Service. This presentation was originally scheduled on January 28th, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

    On April 15th, we have added a *new* presentation by Don Byrd from the School of Informatics and the Jacobs School of Music entitled, "A Universal Workbench for Multimedia and Other Temporal Phenomena."

    Below is a listing of the remaining talks for this semester:

    March 11, 2009
    What You See Isn't always What everYone Gets: Web Accessibility at IU Julie Hardesty and Margaret Londergan Digital Library Program/Adaptive Technology Center

    March 25, 2009
    Isaac Newton's Alchemical Symbols
    Wally Hooper and Tim Bowman
    Digital Library Program/School of Library and Information Science

    April 1, 2009
    IUB Libraries Video Streaming Service: A Technical Overview Jon Dunn, Mike Durbin and Brian Wheeler Digital Library Program

    April 8, 2009
    Finding again: A Survey of Web Rediscovery Behavior Mark Notess Digital Library Program

    April 15, 2009
    A Universal Workbench for Multimedia and Other Temporal Phenomena Don Byrd School of Informatics & Jacobs School of Music

    April 22, 2009
    Exploring the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne: Topic Maps and the Text Encoding Initiative John A. Walsh and Michelle Dalmau School of Library and Information Science/Digital Library Program

    You may find the abstracts for these talks on our web site as well as links to presentations already completed:

    Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB


    Special Opportunity for EndNote Training

    Donna Kirking, Senior Product Trainer,  Thomson Reuters, will be visiting us in Bloomington on Wednesday, March 25th. She will lead two hands-on classes on EndNote Web and EndNote, and we invite all interested librarians and library staff to take advantage of her expertise.  If you are already using EndNote this is your chance to ask questions and deepen your knowledge; if you have not used EndNote before, this is your chance to learn these powerful bibliographic tools. 

    EndNote Web for EndNote Users
    March 25th 12:30 – 2:30
    Wells Library W302

    EndNote: A Basic Overview
    March 25th 3:00 -- 6:00
    Wells Library W302

    For full details and to register, go to the ItTraining site at http://ittraining.iu.edu/workshops/schedule_by_group.aspx?group=9.

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


    Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award

    Employees of the IU Libraries systemwide who hold the MLS degree or have equivalent experience are invited to submit applications for the Herbert F. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award.  The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession.  Further information about the award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at:  http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?materialsId=262&materialsType=procedure.

    The deadline for applications is March 23, 2009.  Please send your information to Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201A, Bloomington. 

    The Committee will make the award decision and complete notification letters during the month of April.  Dean Steele will publicly announce the award recipient's name at the annual Librarians' Day, scheduled for May.

    Please note that because the White Collaborative Award has been discontinued, two $2500 professional awards will be given this year.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    The Book Thief, Book Discussion

    The Lilly Library will host a book discussion for the One Book One Bloomington choice, The Book Thief.  It will be led by Breon Mitchell, Director of the Lilly Library, and will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 4pm, in the Lilly Library Slocum room. 

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    InULA March Event: Origami Workshop

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for a lunchtime Origami Workshop on Tuesday, March 17 from noon-1pm. Ever wanted to learn how to make origami creatures or objects or just ever wondered what origami is all about? Kiyoshi Otsu, Automated Services and Media Librarian for the Ruth Lilly Law Library at IUPUI and a member of the Program & Social Committee, will be our origami instructor. He will also have special origami door prizes for those lucky enough to win. It's origami and St. Patrick's Day - how much more auspicious can you get? The answer is none, none more auspicious.

    The workshop will take place on the Bloomington campus at the following location:

    Tuesday, March 17, noon-1pm

    School of Fine Arts, Rm. 238 - This room is one floor up from the SOFA Gallery level - if entering Fine Arts from the Wells Library parking lot, enter the Fine Arts doors at the circle drive and take the stairs to your left up to the 2nd floor. Elevator access is also available opposite the stairwell to reach the second floor.

    Paper supplies will be provided for your origami needs. Drinks and light snacks will also be available but please feel free to bring your lunch.

    RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) if you would like to attend so we know we have enough origami paper for everyone. Thanks and see you at the Origami Workshop!

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB


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    March 20th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 11

    This Week in IUL News
  • The Book Thief, Book Discussion
  • Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award
  • Digital Library Brown Bag, Isaac Newton’s Alchemical Symbols
  • Special Opportunity for EndNote Training
  • Advanced EndNote Q 2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon


    Library News and Events


    The Book Thief, Book Discussion

    The Lilly Library will host a book discussion for the One Book One Bloomington choice, The Book Thief.  It will be led by Breon Mitchell, Director of the Lilly Library, and will take place on Wednesday, March 25, 4pm, in the Lilly Library Slocum room. 

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    Call for Applications for the Herbert S. and Virginia White Professional Development Award

    Employees of the IU Libraries systemwide who hold the MLS degree or have equivalent experience are invited to submit applications for the Herbert F. and Virginia White Professional Development Award.  All IU Libraries staff on all campuses in clerical, technical, and PA positions, and all individuals with librarian appointments are eligible to apply for this award.  The White Award has been established to support the career growth of individuals who have chosen librarianship as a profession.  Further information about the award, the process, eligibility, criteria, and the application form are available on the web at:  http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?materialsId=262&materialsType=procedure.

    The deadline for applications is March 23, 2009.  Please send your information to Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201A, Bloomington. 

    The Committee will make the award decision and complete notification letters during the month of April.  Dean Steele will publicly announce the award recipient's name at the annual Librarians' Day, scheduled for May.

    Please note that because the White Collaborative Award has been discontinued, two $2500 professional awards will be given this year.

    Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development & External Relations, IUB


    Digital Library Brown Bag, Isaac Newton’s Alchemical Symbols

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, March 25th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Wally Hooper and Tim Bowman. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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    Isaac Newton's Alchemical Symbols
    Wally Hooper, Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Program
    Tim Bowman, Research Assistant, School of Library and Information Science

    Isaac Newton is an iconic figure in the history of science but he had a mysterious side that remained hidden and unknown until the 1930s---he wrote more than 125 manuscripts on alchemy, comprising over 2300 pages and a million words. Alchemy was equated with sorcery and charlatanism over many centuries, so the academic world was surprised to learn of Newton\'s consuming interest and tended to ignore it until very recently. Our project is creating a scholarly online edition of Newton's alchemical manuscripts. The goal is to provide accurate transcriptions of the originals in TEI/XML documents with Unicode encodings.

    Alchemists used large numbers of special symbols in their cryptic literature to stand for substances, principles, processes, and devices. Newton\'s use of those symbols presented us with many unexpected challenges. We\'ll discuss those challenges and describe our use of font editors and symbol generators and XSL to create and serve the symbols, our use of XTF to make them searchable, and our work with the Unicode Consortium to create a new block of code points devoted to these historical alchemical symbols.

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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 & Usability Librarian, IUB


    Special Opportunity for EndNote Training

    Donna Kirking, Senior Product Trainer,  Thomson Reuters, will be visiting us in Bloomington on Wednesday, March 25th. She will lead two hands-on classes on EndNote Web and EndNote, and we invite all interested librarians and library staff to take advantage of her expertise.  If you are already using EndNote this is your chance to ask questions and deepen your knowledge; if you have not used EndNote before, this is your chance to learn these powerful bibliographic tools. 

    EndNote Web for EndNote Users
    March 25th 12:30 – 2:30
    Wells Library W302

    EndNote: A Basic Overview
    March 25th 3:00 -- 6:00
    Wells Library W302

    For full details and to register, go to the ItTraining site at http://ittraining.iu.edu/workshops/schedule_by_group.aspx?group=9.

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


    Advanced EndNote Q & A

    We’ve arranged for an EndNote trainer to be in Chemistry 006 on March 25th from 10 to 11:30am for an Advanced EndNote Q & A. The room only holds a dozen or so people, so if you know students or faculty who regularly use EndNote and who might be interested, please have them RSVP to me ASAP if they can attend.

    To be clear, this is not a demo or class, rather it is Q & A session for experienced EndNote users.

    Submitted by: Brian Winterman , Assistant Librarian, Life Sciences Library & Chemistry Library; Head, Geography and Map Library, IUB


    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 March 26, 2009
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Allinson, Julie, Pete Johnston and Andy Powell. (January 2007) "A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works." Ariadne 50. http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue50/allinson-et-al/

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


    2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon

    The IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races are set for April 4th 2009. These 13.1 mile and 5K races raise funds for scholarships for cancer survivors. Pre race ceremonies will start at 7:30 am in the IU Athletics complex parking lot at 17th St. and Fee Lane. The Mini Marathon starts at 8am and the 5K at 8:10 am.

    Race Participants can register, pick up packets, and visit an expo in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 3rd and from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on April 4th. Check out www.iumini.com to register or for more information.

    Submitted by: Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group 


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    March 27th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 12

    This Week in IUL News

    Staff News
    Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended
    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program
    2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon



    Staff News


    Congratulations to Kristi Palmer, Metadata Librarian and liaison to the History Department, IUPUI University Library, for being named as one of the Library Journal 2009 Movers & Shakers.  Kristi’s achievements are highlighted in the Tech Evangelist category.  We applaud her work with the institutional repository, the Open Journal System and the digital collections at IUPUI.  Kristi is a 2003 IU MLIS graduate. 
    Read more here.

    Submitted by: Robin Crumrin, Associate Dean, Collections & Information Access, IUPUI University Library



    Library News and Events


    Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended

    The next deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to April 15 (the deadline was originally April 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, Music Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director, William & Gayle Cook Music Library


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program, Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore.

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds!

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts.  For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit: http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon

    The IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races are set for April 4th 2009. These 13.1 mile and 5K races raise funds for scholarships for cancer survivors. Pre race ceremonies will start at 7:30 am in the IU Athletics complex parking lot at 17th St. and Fee Lane. The Mini Marathon starts at 8am and the 5K at 8:10 am.

    Race Participants can register, pick up packets, and visit an expo in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 3rd and from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on April 4th. Check out www.iumini.com to register or for more information.

    Submitted by: Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group


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    April


    April 3rd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 13 | April 10th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 14

    April 17th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 15 | April 24th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 16



    April 3rd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 13



    This Week in IUL News

    • Staff News
    • New Eldercare Benefit
    • Reference Retreat
    • New Archives Exhibit
    • Next Digital Library Brown Bag
    • InULA Book Sale Donations and Volunteers Needed
    • David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event
    • Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
    • Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended
    • IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon (tomorrow!)

    Staff News


    Congratulations to Kate Moore, Serials Procurement Coordinator, who received a student grant from the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG).

    Submitted by: Lynda Clendenning, Head, Acquisitions Division, IUB


    Library News and Events


    IU Adopts New Eldercare Benefit

    The Indiana University Eldercare Plan can assist employees who are in a caregiver role for an aging parent or other loved one.  It is available to all of the university’s full-time employees.

    Taking care of parents is an increasingly stressful responsibility that not only affects our faculty and staff personally but also costs the University in absenteeism and increased healthcare expenses due to the stress it places on employees. As more employees balance work demands with raising a family and taking care of their aging parents, many of whom live thousands of miles away, this benefit will help faculty and staff, while also containing healthcare cost increases and other university expenses.

    Details: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/eldercare.html
    Article: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/10333.html

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, IUB


    2009 Reference Retreat

    Mark your calendars for the 2009 Reference Retreat, which will be held in the Wells House, Friday, May 29, 8:30a-12:30p. There will be a variety of speakers and discussions on trends, practices, and technology regarding reference services. There will also be a hands-on workshop after lunch on EndNote Web. More details to come.

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


    New Archives Exhibit
    “From Seminary Square to Spanker’s Branch and Beyond: Campus Landscape Design at Indiana University”

    Referred to often as one of the university’s greatest treasures, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt said the following in the introduction to his 1918 Commencement Address: “I want to say at the outset that I don’t think I have ever been at a more beautiful university commencement than this. I shall always keep in mind this scene here in the open by the University buildings, a university which, in what we are apt to think of as a new nation, is approaching its centenary, here under these great trees, these maples and beeches, that have survived over from the primeval forest…it is a sight I shall never forget; it will always be with me…” While the campus as we know it today looks quite different from what it did in 1918, much of the natural beauty of the campus landscape has been retained over the decades through the ever evolving collaborative effort of numerous creative minds. The vision began in October 1883, when the campus Building Committee walked the grounds of the new campus to select the site for the first classroom building, and in the following decades included the plans of designers such as George E. Kessler of Kansas City, the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, and others. Most recently, in February 2009 the Board of Trustees approved a 20-year development plan for the university submitted by SmithGroup/JJR based out of Washington D.C. Drawn from the collections of the Indiana University Archives, this exhibit includes architectural plans, correspondence and photographs.

    Submitted by: Carrie Schwier, Assistant Archivist, IUB


    Next Digital Library Brown Bag

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 8th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Mark Notess. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, 12:00p-1:00p.
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    Finding Again: A Survey of Web Rediscovery Behavior Mark Notess, Development Manager and Usability Specialist, Digital Library Program

    How widespread is social bookmarking? Or do people just google to find something they've found before? In November/December 2008 we conducted a survey of re-finding behavior in the IU community. This talk presents the results of the survey, highlighting differences between students and other groups of users. Technology use surveyed went beyond bookmarking to include personalization of OneStart or SecondLife and subscription to listservs and RSS feeds. These findings should be of interest to anyone creating websites in the IU community.
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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 & Usability Librarian, IUB

    InULA Book Sale Call for Donations & Volunteers

    The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships for SLIS students as well as grants for research and professional development for librarians. This year’s sale will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 18 and 19.

    Saturday, April 18
    9:00a - 12:00p Preview Sale (Admission fee charged; order of entry by lottery)
    1:00 - 5:00p (Free admission)

    Sunday, April 19
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission & marked-down prices
        * All books half-price from 11:00 to 2:30 Sunday
        * All books $2/bag from 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday
        * Closed between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.

    Most Items $1.00 - $4.00 (Cash or Checks accepted)
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    To donate, please contact David Frasier, frasier@indiana.edu, (812)-855-1630. Donations accepted through: Friday, April 10

    Submitted by: Eric Snajdr, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library

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    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale.  We need YOUR help with sorting, setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu) Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work.  Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale.

    Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

    Friday, April 10, 2009 – Sorting
            3:30-6 pm

            Help sort the donated books into the broad categories for the sale.
            Meet on the 11th floor of Wells East Tower. 

    Friday, April 17, 2009 -- Setup
            12pm to ? (probably 4 or 5pm)

            Help bring carts down from the eleventh floor storage area,
            remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject
            on tables in room E174.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009 -- Book Sale
            8:30 am to 5:00 pm

            Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during
            the preview sale, conducting the lottery, organization of books for major
    buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

    Sunday, April 19, 2009 -- Book Sale
            10:30 am to 5:00 pm

            Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up
            throughout the day.

    Monday, April 20, 2009  -- Clean-up
            9:00 am to 12:00 pm

            Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to
            the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Intellectual Property Librarian, IUB


    David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for our Spring Program at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 29, 3:00p. In announcing the appointment of David W. Lewis as IU Assistant Vice president for Digital Scholarly Communications, it was noted that “As assistant vice president, Lewis will engage in extensive dialogue with IU’s faculty and research scholars, librarians, faculty council committees, the IU Press, UITS, and other research universities.  Thus InULA has invited Lewis to come speak with librarians about digital scholarly communications.   Light refreshments will be served.  The program will be broadcast on Breeze: go to http://breeze.iu.edu/inulaspring2009/ to connect.  

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Information, Microforms and Kent Cooper Periodicals & Head, Geology Library, IUB


    Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended

    The next deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to April 15, 2009 (the deadline was originally April 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, Music Collection Development Librarian /Associate Director, IUB

    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program
    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program: Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds!

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts.  For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit: http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon

    The IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon and 5K races are set for April 4, 2009. These 13.1 mile and 5K races raise funds for scholarships for cancer survivors. Pre-race ceremonies will start at 7:30 am in the IU Athletics complex parking lot at 17th St. and Fee Lane. The Mini Marathon starts at 8am and the 5K at 8:10 am.

    Race Participants can register, pick up packets, and visit an expo in the Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 3rd and from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. on April 4th. Check out www.iumini.com to register or for more information.

    Submitted by: Health, Wellness, and Ergonomics Group, IUB


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    April 10th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 14



    This Week in IUL News

  • New Wylie Exhibit
  • Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended
  • Next Digital Library Brown Bag
  • InULA Book Sale Volunteers Needed
  • Conference & Workshop Sharing
  • April Metadata Discussion Group
  • David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event
  • Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
  • Reference Retreat


    Library News and Events


    New Wylie Exhibit

    Wylie House is pleased to announce its exhibit in the west case of the Herman B Wells Library’s main lobby. Whimsy and the Wylies: Expressions of Kin, Career and the Colloquial was installed last week and illustrates a small sample of drawings and sketches done by Theophilus A. Wylie, his children and grandchildren. The exhibit helps demonstrate the breath and distinctiveness of the Wylie family collections held between Wylie House and the IU Archives. I hope you enjoy the whimsical and animated qualities of these sketches as much as I enjoyed curating this exhibit. They serve as a jaunty reminder that even university professors have a sense of humor!

    Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Exhibit Curator and Curator of Education, Wylie House Museum, IUB


    Deadline for Research Incentive Grants Extended

    The next deadline for the Research Incentive Grants has been extended to April 15.  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, Music Collection Development Librarian/Associate Director, IUB

    Next Digital Library Brown Bag
    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 15th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Don Byrd. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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    A Universal Workbench for Multimedia and Other Temporal Phenomena Don Byrd, School of Informatics / Jacobs School of Music The world is full of complex temporal (time-based) phenomena, both natural and cultural: to name a few, animal movement, movies, football games, multimedia shows, weather, political crises, illnesses, wars, development of individuals, development of species, development of geographic features, and music. These things are always difficult to study or -- for performances of all kinds, whether artistic or athletic -- to create, because they don't "sit still", so to speak.
    The usual ways to work seriously with anything that occurs over time involve visualization.

    Visualizations on paper have been around for many centuries (music notation and timelines are two examples), and computer-based visualizations can be extremely helpful. But, to my knowledge, every visualization system to date is limited to a specific domain. This is unfortunate because the synergy or leverage possible with a more general approach is enormous: two examples are generalized timelines and frequency-domain viewers. Equally important, it's clear that human/ machine partnerships that are much more effective than the traditional ones are possible: one way is by integrating information visualization tools and analysis (data mining, etc.) tools so that insight from either can instantly be fed into the other, forming a closed loop.

    I am now designing a system, the General Temporal Workbench (GTW), with an architecture designed to make it as easy as possible to "plug in" tools for visualizing, analyzing, and -- for creative purposes -- editing any temporal phenomenon. The time is right for such a system because of recent developments in infrastructure both general (e.g., the power of modern personal computers, infrastructures for
    visualization) and specific (e.g., advances in automatic synchronization, multimedia data mining software). Initial planning has been focused mostly on my own field, music, but I'll give examples from a wide range of disciplines.

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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, IUB


    InULA Book Sale Call for Donations & Volunteers

    The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships for SLIS students as well as grants for research and professional development for librarians. This year’s sale will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 18 and 19.

    Saturday, April 18
    9:00a - 12:00p Preview Sale (Admission fee charged; order of entry by lottery)
    1:00 - 5:00p (Free admission)

    Sunday, April 19
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission & marked-down prices
        * All books half-price from 11:00 to 2:30 Sunday
        * All books $2/bag from 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday
        * Closed between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.

    Most Items $1.00 - $4.00 (Cash or Checks accepted)

    Submitted by: Eric Snajdr, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library
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    This is a call for volunteers to work during the InULA Book Sale.  We need YOUR help with sorting, setting up for the sale, selling books, and cleaning up.

    If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu) Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.

    Volunteers may select a couple of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work.  Please note that volunteers for sorting and sale set-up will NOT be allowed purchase entrance to the preview sale.

    Volunteers are needed for the following days and times:

    Friday, April 10, 2009 – Sorting
            3:30-6 pm

            Help sort the donated books into the broad categories for the sale.
            Meet on the 11th floor of Wells East Tower. 

    Friday, April 17, 2009 -- Setup
            12pm to ? (probably 4 or 5pm)

            Help bring carts down from the eleventh floor storage area,
            remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject
            on tables in room E174.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009 -- Book Sale
            8:30 am to 5:00 pm

            Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during
            the preview sale, conducting the lottery, organization of books for major
    buyers, tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.

    Sunday, April 19, 2009 -- Book Sale
            10:30 am to 5:00 pm

            Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up
            throughout the day.

    Monday, April 20, 2009  -- Clean-up
            9:00 am to 12:00 pm

            Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to
            the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.

    THANK YOU for volunteering - our success depends entirely on YOU!

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Intellectual Property Librarian, IUB


    Conference & Workshop Sharing

    The BLFC Continuing Education Committee is hosting a Conference & Workshop Sharing program on Wednesday, April 22, 10:00a - 11:00a, in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174. If you have attended a conference or workshop recently, and have experiences you'd like to share with colleagues, please attend. The program will be in a "slam" format, so everyone will have just a few minutes to share. Group discussion will follow. Hope you can join us.

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


    April 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 April 23, 2009
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Nellhaus, Tobin. "XML, TEI, and Digital Libraries in the Humanities." _portal: Libraries and the Academy_, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2001), pp. 257-277.

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

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


    David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for our Spring Program at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 29, 3:00p. In announcing the appointment of David W. Lewis as IU Assistant Vice President for Digital Scholarly Communications, it was noted that “As assistant vice president, Lewis will engage in extensive dialogue with IU’s faculty and research scholars, librarians, faculty council committees, the IU Press, UITS, and other research universities.  Thus InULA has invited Lewis to come speak with librarians about digital scholarly communications.   Light refreshments will be served.  The program will be broadcast on Breeze: go to http://breeze.iu.edu/inulaspring2009/ to connect.  

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Documents and Kent Cooper Room Services & Head, Geology Library, IUB


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program: Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds!

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts.  For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit: http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 Reference Retreat

    Mark your calendars for the 2009 Reference Retreat, which will be held in the Wells House, Friday, May 29, 8:30a-12:30p. There will be a variety of speakers and discussions on trends, practices, and technology regarding reference services. There will also be a hands-on workshop after lunch on EndNote Web. More details to come.

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


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    April 17th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 15

    This Week in IUL News

  • InULA Book Sale this Weekend
  • Archives News
  • Next Digital Library Brown Bag
  • Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration
  • Conference & Workshop Sharing
  • April Metadata Discussion Group
  • David Lewis to Speak at InULA Spring Event
  • Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
  • Reference Retreat

    InULA Book Sale

    The InULA Book Sale is a major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships for SLIS students as well as grants for research and professional development for librarians. This year’s sale will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 18 and 19.

    Saturday, April 18
    9:00a - 12:00p Preview Sale (Admission fee charged; order of entry by lottery)
    1:00 - 5:00p (Free admission)

    Sunday, April 19
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free admission & marked-down prices
        * All books half-price from 11:00 to 2:30 Sunday
        * All books $2/bag from 3:00 to 5:00 Sunday
        * Closed between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.

    Most Items $1.00 - $4.00 (Cash or Checks accepted)

    Submitted by: Eric Snajdr, Assistant Librarian, IUPUI University Library


    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:

    From Seminary Square to Spanker's Branch and Beyond: Campus
    Landscape Design at Indiana University

    At the 1918 Commencement, featured speaker Colonel Theodore Roosevelt said, "I want to say at the outset that I don't think I have ever been at a more beautiful university commencement than this. I shall always keep in mind this scene here in the open by the University buildings, a university which, in what we are apt to think of as a new nation, is approaching its centenary, here under these great trees, these maples and beeches, that have survived over from the primeval forest...it is a sight I shall never forget; it will always be with me..." While the campus as we know it today looks quite different from what it did in 1918, much of the natural beauty of the campus landscape has been retained over the decades through the ever evolving collaborative effort of numerous creative minds. The vision began in October 1883, when the campus Building Committee walked the grounds of the new campus to select the site for the first classroom building, and in the following decades included the plans of designers such as George E. Kessler of Kansas City, the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, and others. Most recently, in February 2009 the Board of Trustees approved a 20-year development plan for the university submitted by SmithGroup/JJR based out of Washington D.C. Drawn from the collections of the Indiana University Archives, this exhibit includes architectural plans, correspondence, and photographs.
     
    Finding aids now available online:

    President Adam W. Herbert speeches, 2003-2008, Collection C344: Adam W. Herbert served as President of Indiana University 2003-2007. Collection consists of speeches given by President Herbert during his tenure at Indiana University as well as a few speeches he delivered as President Emeritus. (3 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9635

    N. Gary Lane Publications and research notes, 1963-1989, Collection C348: Norman Gary Lane was a professor of Geology and Paleontology at IU from 1973-1994. The Lane collection consists of articles and research notes relating to his work in the geological field spanning the period from 1963 to 1989. (1.4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9634

    Karl F. Schuessler papers, 1933-2005, Collection C354: Karl F. Schuessler graduated at Indiana University in 1947 with a Ph.D. in sociology. Soon after his graduation, he joined the faculty at Indiana University, where he remained until his retirement in 1985. This collection contains Schuessler’s published articles, manuscripts, correspondence, and subject files. (4 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9586

    Submitted by: Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB


    Next Digital Library Brown Bag

    Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, April 22nd for our final digital library brown bag presentation by John Walsh and Michelle Dalmau. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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    Exploring the Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne: Topic Maps and the Text Encoding Initiative John A. Walsh, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, Digital Library Program

    Topic Maps, including their XML representation, XML Topic Maps (XTM), are a powerful and flexible metadata format that have the potential to transform digital resource interfaces and support new discovery mechanisms for humanities data sources, such as large collections of TEI-encoded literary texts. The TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Guidelines provide a rich and expansive XML vocabulary for representing the structure and textual features of documents, including literary and scholarly texts. XML Topic Maps are a web- accessible, standards-based format that provides the combined functionality of traditional information resources such as indices, glossaries, and thesauri. As such, Topic Maps can serve as powerful mechanisms for navigating large collections of interconnected digital objects, including TEI-based collections. Together, TEI and XML Topic Maps provide an interoperable and complementary platform for describing a corpus of texts in ways that enhances the exploration, utilization and value of the digital collection of texts for users.

    The Swinburne Project (http://swinburneproject.indiana.edu/) serves as an ideal test bed for developing semantic web frameworks, supported by TEI and Topic Map encoding, that will enhance typical digital text collections. Swinburne was arguably the most important British poet in the closing decades of the Victorian period in literature. He was an important cultural figure whose impact was felt beyond the domains of literature and poetry, and he is an ideal central figure for the study of a wide range of nineteenth-century cultural and historical topics.

    To address the breadth and range of form and allusion in Swinburne's work, the Swinburne Project aims to unite digitized texts—encoded in XML according to the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines—and semantic web technologies, such as Topic Maps, to construct a complex database of nineteenth-century British culture with Swinburne at its center.

    Semantic Web technologies, coupled with the explicit encoding of "topics" such as genre forms and references to people, biblical figures, mythological figures, Arthurian figures, as well as events, and works by other artists and poets, allow one to build elaborate indices, data visualizations, and metadata-driven navigation mechanisms for the collection.

    A White Collaborative Award received in March of 2008 has helped establish a more consistent, user-friendly topic map taxonomy and encoding workflow. Stop by and learn about Topic Maps, the Swinburne Project, and how the integration of the two can lead to dynamic exploration and deeper understanding of Swinburne's texts.

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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 Fall 2009 semester. Stay tuned for the Fall schedule by checking our web site, , 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, IUB


    Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration
    The registration form and the full schedule are on the Intranet at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=3722.

    Advance registration is $30.00 and includes lunch. Send check by Friday, May 8 payable to Indiana University to:

    Carrie Donovan
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    1320 E. 10th Street
    Herman B Wells Library, W121
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Indiana University, Librarians’ Day 2009
    Friday, May 15, IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Schedule at-a-glance
    9:00-9:45 Check-in [4th floor, near CE405]
    Poster Sessions
    9:45-10:15 Welcome from Dean of Libraries, Pat Steele [CE405]
    10:15-11:00 Keynote, Ethelene Whitmire [CE405]
    11:15-noon Breakout Sessions 1 [CE305, -7, -9]
    Noon-1:00     Lunch [CE405]
    1:15-2:00        Roundtables [CE305]
    1:15-2:00        Breakout Sessions 2 [CE307 & 309]
    2:15-3:00        Breakout Sessions 3 [CE305, -7, -9]

    Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, IUB


    Conference & Workshop Sharing

    The BLFC Continuing Education Committee is hosting a Conference & Workshop Sharing program on Wednesday, April 22, 10:00- 11:00a in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174. If you have attended a conference or workshop recently, and have experiences you'd like to share with colleagues, please attend. The program will be in a "slam" format, so everyone will have just a few minutes to share. Group discussion will follow. Hope you can join us.

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


    April 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 April 23, 2009
    Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

    Article to discuss: Nellhaus, Tobin. "XML, TEI, and Digital Libraries in the Humanities." _portal: Libraries and the Academy_, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2001), pp. 257-277. IU Libraries has a subscription to the online version of this journal.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


    David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for our Spring Program at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 29, 3:00p. In announcing the appointment of David W. Lewis as IU Assistant Vice President for Digital Scholarly Communications, it was noted that “As assistant vice president, Lewis will engage in extensive dialogue with IU’s faculty and research scholars, librarians, faculty council committees, the IU Press, UITS, and other research universities.  Thus InULA has invited Lewis to come speak with librarians about digital scholarly communications.   Light refreshments will be served.  The program will be broadcast on Breeze: go to http://breeze.iu.edu/inulaspring2009/ to connect.

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Documents and Kent Cooper Room Services & Head, Geology Library, IUB


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program: Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds!

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts.  For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit: http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 Reference Retreat

    Mark your calendars for the 2009 Reference Retreat, which will be held in the Wells House, Friday, May 29, 8:30a-12:30p. There will be a variety of speakers and discussions on trends, practices, and technology regarding reference services. There will also be a hands-on workshop after lunch on EndNote Web. More details to come.

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


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    April 24th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 16


    This Week in IUL News
    Staff News
    CIC and Google to Digitize Federal Documents
    David Lewis to Speak at InULA Spring Event
    Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration
    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
    Reference Retreat

    Staff News

    I am pleased to announce that Alex Berry joined the Variations/FRBR project as a Programmer/Analyst on Monday, April 20th. Alex has worked on the Variations3 project as a graduate assistant and on various DLP projects in an hourly capacity. In his work on Variations3, he made significant contributions in the areas of programming batch-loading algorithms for automating some aspects of Variations cataloging, an area of work that is crucial to the new project. Alex is graduating with a dual masters (MIS/MLS) from SLIS this semester and he also earned a B.S. in computer science from Bowling Green State University.

    As part of the Variations/FRBR development team, Alex will be located in the Music Library. Please join me in welcoming him.

    Submitted by: Mark Notess, Variations Development Manager,
    Digital Library Program / UITS, IUB 


     


    CIC and Google to Digitize Federal Documents

    The libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities are partnering with Google to digitize a comprehensive collection of U.S. federal documents.
    The partners believe this collection will comprise between 1 and 1.5 million volumes.
    The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is testing the workflow and scanning process for the initiative by sending Google a substantial number of duplicate holdings from its St. Paul campus. Digital facsimiles of successfully scanned federal documents from Minnesota--and eventually other CIC institutions--will be returned to the HathiTrust Digital Repository, where public domain material can be universally accessed.
     This project is part of an overarching initiative led by CIC library directors to assess the opportunities digital copies preserved in the HathiTrust might provide for more cost-effective management of less frequently used print resources. 



     With three CIC Universities designated as comprehensive Regional Depositories for print documents (Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin), it is anticipated the Selective Depositories might be in a position to make coordinated decisions about print retention. Indiana University is a Selective Depository.
    The U.S. Federal Documents collection is one of several categories of materials where CIC libraries believe they can achieve efficiencies by better managing the relationship between digital and print resources, with assurances that an adequate number of print copies are available for future use.
     The CIC library directors have charged a steering committee with responsibility to plan this initiative. The members of the CIC Steering Committee on Federal Documents Digitization include co-chairs Marianne Ryan (Purdue) and Kirsten Clark (Minnesota), Geoff Swindells (Northwestern), Irene Zimmerman (Wisconsin) and Lou Malcomb. Pat Steele and Wendy Lougee (Minnesota) are serving as director liaisons to the committee and Mark Sandler and Kim Armstrong from the CIC Center for Library Initiatives are providing administrative support. A principles document has been developed to provide additional information on the project basics. Any of these Steering Committee members would welcome your comments and questions.

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB


    David Lewis to speak at InULA Spring Event

    The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you to join us for our Spring Program at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, April 29, 3:00p. In announcing the appointment of David W. Lewis as IU Assistant Vice President for Digital Scholarly Communications, it was noted that “As assistant vice president, Lewis will engage in extensive dialogue with IU’s faculty and research scholars, librarians, faculty council committees, the IU Press, UITS, and other research universities.  Thus InULA has invited Lewis to come speak with librarians about digital scholarly communications.   Light refreshments will be served.  The program will be broadcast on Breeze. To connect, go to http://breeze.iu.edu/inulaspring2009/

    Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Documents and Kent Cooper Periodicals & Head, Geology Library, IUB


    Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration

    The registration form and the full schedule are on the Intranet at
    http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=3722.

    Advance registration is $30.00 and includes lunch. Please send your check by Friday, May 8, payable to Indiana University, to:

    Carrie Donovan
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    1320 E. 10th Street
    Herman B Wells Library, W121
    Bloomington, IN 47405


    Indiana University Librarians’ Day 2009
    Friday, May 15, IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Schedule at-a-glance
    9:00-9:45 Check-in [4th floor, near CE405]
    Poster Sessions
    9:45-10:15 Welcome from Dean of Libraries, Pat Steele [CE405]
    10:15-11:00 Keynote, Ethelene Whitmire [CE405]
    11:15-noon Breakout Sessions 1 [CE305, -7, -9]
    Noon-1:00     Lunch [CE405]
    1:15-2:00        Roundtables [CE305]
    1:15-2:00        Breakout Sessions 2 [CE307 & 309]
    2:15-3:00        Breakout Sessions 3 [CE305, -7, -9]

    Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, IUB


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program: Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds.

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts.  For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit: http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php.

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 Reference Retreat

    Mark your calendars for the 2009 Reference Retreat, which will be held in the Wells House, Friday, May 29, 8:30a-12:30p. There will be a variety of speakers and discussions on trends, practices, and technology regarding reference services. There will also be a hands-on workshop after lunch on EndNote Web. More details to come.

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

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    May


    May 1st 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 17 | May 8th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 18

    May 15th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 19 | May 22nd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 20

    May 29th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 21


    May 1st 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 17

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration
  • Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program
  • Reference Retreat


    Staff News

    New Library Dean for the Kokomo Campus

    Rhonda Armstrong will assume the role of Dean of the Indiana University Kokomo Library on July 1. Ms. Armstrong was most recently Director of the Library at Lincoln Memorial University and prior to that served as Coordinator of User Services at Middle Tennessee State University. She holds an M.L.S. degree from Indiana University.

    Submitted by: Ria Lukes, Head of Technical Services, IU Kokomo Library


    Tina Baich Appointed Interlibrary Loan Librarian

    Please join me in congratulating Tina Baich for her appointment as Interlibrary Loan Librarian effective July 1st.  The Interlibrary Loan Librarian is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Tina’s secondary assignment with the Bibliographic and Metadata Services Team includes original cataloging duties.   Tina has masters degrees in Library Science and Public History from IUPUI and a bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration from Butler.  Her educational experience includes an Indiana Lawyers & Judges Project Internship with the Indiana State Library/Indiana Supreme Court and had a Cornelius O’Brien Internship in Historic Preservation with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology.  Tina has been a Visiting Assistant Librarian at IUPUI University Library since 2006.

    Submitted by: Robin Crumrin, Associate Dean, Collections & Information Access, IUPUI University Library


    Jennifer McGee Promoted to New Cataloging Position

    Jennifer McGee has accepted the Metadata Specialist/Cataloger position in Technical Services Cataloging Division effective May 4th. Jennifer brings a variety of cataloging experiences to the position, most recently as Monographic Cataloger in the West European Cataloging Section.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration

    The registration form and the full schedule are on the Intranet at
    http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=3722.

    Advance registration
    $30.00, which includes lunch
    Send check no later than Friday, May 8, payable to Indiana University, to:

    Carrie Donovan
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    1320 E. 10th Street
    Herman B Wells Library, W121
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Indiana University Librarians’ Day 2009
    Friday, May 15, IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Schedule at-a-glance
    9:00-9:45 Check-in [4th floor, near CE405]
    Poster Sessions
    9:45-10:15 Welcome from Dean of Libraries, Pat Steele [CE405]
    10:15-11:00 Keynote, Ethelene Whitmire [CE405]
    11:15-Noon Breakout Sessions 1 [CE305, -7, -9]
    Noon-1:00 Lunch [CE405]
    1:15-2:00 Roundtables [CE305]
    1:15-2:00 Breakout Sessions 2 [CE307 & 309]
    2:15-3:00 Breakout Sessions 3 [CE305, -7, -9]
           
    Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, IUB


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program:

    Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds.

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts. 

    For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit:
    http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php.

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


    2009 Reference Retreat

    Mark your calendars for the 2009 Reference Retreat. There will be a variety of speakers and discussions on trends, practices, and technology regarding reference services. There will also be a hands-on workshop after lunch on EndNote Web. More details to come.

    Date: Friday, May 29
    Time: 8:30 a-12:30 p
    Where: Wells House

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


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    May 8th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 18

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration - DUE TODAY!
  • Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring Program


    Staff News

    New Circulation Supervisor in Wells Library

    Justin Boyd accepted the Circulation Supervisor position in Customer & Access Services, Circulation and Security Unit effective May 4. Justin has been an hourly employee in the unit for over four years, most recently as Overnight Circulation Supervisor. Welcome Justin!

    SLIS Graduate Leaving IUB Fine Arts Library

    Amy Griffin, Fine Arts Library Senior Circulation Assistant, has resigned her position effective May 14. Amy is graduating and relocating to another area.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, HR Coordinator, IUB

    Librarian Elected to IUB Faculty Council

    I have wonderful news to share. Erika Dowell of the Lilly Library has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Bloomington Faculty Council. This is a terrific tribute to Erika herself and to librarians throughout the libraries – particularly those long serving colleagues who have represented the Libraries so well directly on council, on the agenda committee and many other hard-working committees of the BFC. Take a bow, Erika, and accept the congratulations of all your library colleagues. This is quite an achievement.

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


    Library News and Events

    Librarians’ Day 2009 Registration

    The registration form and the full schedule are on the Intranet at
    http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=3722.

    Advance registration
    $30.00, which includes lunch
    Send check no later than Friday, May 8, payable to Indiana University, to:

    Carrie Donovan
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    1320 E. 10th Street
    Herman B Wells Library, W121
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Indiana University Librarians’ Day 2009
    Friday, May 15, IUPUI Campus Center
    420 University Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202

    Schedule at-a-glance
    9:00-9:45 Check-in [4th floor, near CE405]
    Poster Sessions
    9:45-10:15 Welcome from Dean of Libraries, Pat Steele [CE405]
    10:15-11:00 Keynote, Ethelene Whitmire [CE405]
    11:15-Noon Breakout Sessions 1 [CE305, -7, -9]
    Noon-1:00 Lunch [CE405]
    1:15-2:00 Roundtables [CE305]
    1:15-2:00 Breakout Sessions 2 [CE307 & 309]
    2:15-3:00 Breakout Sessions 3 [CE305, -7, -9]
           
    Submitted by: Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, IUB


    Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) Spring 2009 Program

    Registration is now open for the IOLUG Spring 2009 Program:

    Next-Generation Catalogs: New Worlds to Explore

    Join your IOLUG colleagues for a day of programming centered on "Next-Generation Catalogs." Learn about the next-gen catalog movement and features of these new interfaces, from user reviews and images to more intuitive searching. Through keynotes and other sessions hear from librarians who have managed these solutions hands-on—their successes and challenges, as well as attempts to meet user needs and expectations using this new set of tools.

    Eric Lease Morgan (University of Notre Dame), noted library trend-watcher and next-gen catalog expert, will be the keynote speaker. Other sessions include procurement and management  of next-generation catalogs, an introduction to WorldCat Local, an open source ILS update, and lightning presentations and demos of eighteen different software solutions!  In the closing keynote, Sean Robinson (Allen County Public Library) will focus on the user experience of next-gen catalogs and touch on ACPL’s use of LibraryThing in their system.  Come to IOLUG Spring '09 and explore these new worlds.

    When: May 15, 2009
    Where: Indiana Wesleyan University Indianapolis Education Center, North
    Registration: $30 for current IOLUG members or $50 for non-members. This includes breaks, lunch, and speakers' handouts. 

    For a complete schedule, directions, and to register online visit:
    http://www.iolug.org/2009spring.php.

    Submitted by: IOLUG Program Committee


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    May 15th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 19

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Open House
  • Metadata Discussion Group
  • Current Archives Exhibit

    Staff News

    Phil Bantin Wins Award

    Phil Bantin, director of the Office of University Archives and Records Management, received the Waldo Gifford Leland Award from the Society of American Archivists for his book Understanding Data and Information Systems for Recordkeeping.  Awarded since 1959, the prize rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.  Phil will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting to be held in August in Austin, Texas.  Congratulations to Phil for this wonderful accomplishment.

    Submitted by: Carolyn Walters, Executive Associate Dean, IU Bloomington Libraries


    Anne Graham Moving to University Division

    Anne Graham, Senior Collections Reference Assistant in SALC, has accepted a PA position with the University Division as an Academic Advisor. Anne has worked with the Libraries since 1997 in both librarian and staff positions. Her last day in the Libraries is May 21. Congratulations Anne!

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Human Resources, IUB


    Promotions and Tenures Granted

    Congratulations to the following librarians who were promoted and/or granted tenure during the 2008/09 fiscal year:

    Julie Elliott (South Bend) Promoted to Associate Librarian & granted tenure
    Kirsten Leonard (Kokomo) Promoted to Associate Librarian & granted tenure
    Jenn Riley (Bloomington) Promoted to Associate Librarian & granted tenure
    Liana Zhou (Bloomington) Promoted to the full rank of Librarian

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, IUB


    Library News and Events

    Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Open House

    Meet the staff at the IIDC and find out more about national, state and local activities and resources centered on disability issues. The Institute consists of a library and centers that focus on early childhood, schools, transition to work, aging, autism, and policy issues. Visit the collaborative work lab, see demonstrations of accessible software, learn about various state projects, as well as food, raffles and information to share with family and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you there!

    Date: Wednesday, May 20
    Time: 10:00a- 7:00p
    Location : 2853 E. 10th Street (behind the new data center)

    RSVP is appreciated but not required.

    RSVP/More Information: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cedir/openhouse.html
    Map: http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/IIDCMap09.pdf

    Submitted by: Christina Wray, Librarian for the Center for Disability Information and Referral, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, IUB


    Next 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday May 28
    Time: 9:30a-10:30a
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge (3rd floor East tower)

    Article to discuss: Smith-Yoshimura, Karen. 2009. "Networking Names." Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at:
    http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-05.pdf.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


    Current Archives Exhibit

    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 855-1127 or email archives@indiana.edu.
     
    From Seminary Square to Spanker's Branch and Beyond:
    Campus Landscape Design at Indiana University

    At the 1918 Commencement, featured speaker Colonel Theodore Roosevelt said, "I want to say at the outset that I don't think I have ever been at a more beautiful university commencement than this. I shall always keep in mind this scene here in the open by the University buildings, a university which, in what we are apt to think of as a new nation, is approaching its centenary, here under these great trees, these maples and beeches, that have survived over from the primeval forest...it is a sight I shall never forget; it will always be with me..." While the campus as we know it today looks quite different from what it did in 1918, much of the natural beauty of the campus landscape has been retained over the decades through the ever evolving collaborative effort of numerous creative minds. The vision began in October 1883, when the campus Building Committee walked the grounds of the new campus to select the site for the first classroom building, and in the following decades included the plans of designers such as George E. Kessler of Kansas City, the Olmsted Brothers firm of Brookline, Massachusetts, and others. Most recently, in February 2009 the Board of Trustees approved a 20-year development plan for the university submitted by SmithGroup/JJR based out of Washington D.C. Drawn from the collections of the Indiana University Archives, this exhibit includes architectural plans, correspondence, and photographs.
     
    Finding aids now available online:

    Warren E. Roberts papers, 1863-1998, Collection C322: In 1953, Warren Everett Roberts became the first person to earn a PhD in Folklore in the United States. He taught at Indiana University from 1949-1994 and was one of the founders of the study of American folklife and material culture. The collection represents Roberts’ research of vernacular architecture and regional survey of material culture and craftsmanship, particularly in southern Indiana. Collection consists of research files, teaching files, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, publications, and correspondence. (26 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9415

    Ruth Norman Halls scrapbooks and journals, 1943-1983, Collection C343: Ruth Norman Halls graduated from Indiana University in 1919 with a degree in Latin. After her death in 1990, she left many of her books to IU’s Lilly Library and the largest legacy up to that time ever received by the university’s Foundation - $11 million. The fund was directed to support the arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. The collection consists of inspirational journals and scrapbooks created by Halls spanning 1943 to 1983. (.8 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/IUDL/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9636

    Harold E. Pepinsky papers, 1959-2009, Collection C349: Harold Pepinsky was Professor of Criminal Justice and Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University from 1976-2008. His writings focus on how the criminal justice system can be the cause or cure for crime and research interests include peacemaking criminology, restorative justice, violence against children, and ritual abuse. The collection consists of materials relating to his position at IU and professional interests, including correspondence, case files, publications, teaching files, awards and collected materials. (19 cubic feet)
    http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9639

    Submitted by: Dina Kellams, Associate Archivist, IUB


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    May 22nd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 20

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Metadata Discussion Group
  • Enhancing Accessibility and Usability in Information Technology
  • Walter E. Helmke Library Receives Digitization Grant


    Staff News

    Additional Promotions and Tenures

    Three names were inadvertently left off last week’s list of promotions and tenures granted for the 2008/09 fiscal year.  My apologies to:

    Jan Cox (IUPUI School of Dentistry Library) granted tenure
    Emily Dill (IUPUI-Columbus Library) promoted to Associate Librarian and granted tenure
    Kristi Palmer (IUPUI University Library) promoted to Associate Librarian and granted tenure

    Congratulations to all.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, HR Administrative Assistant, IUB


    SALC Bids Farewell to Malia / Welcomes Return of Celestina

    Celestina Savonius-Wroth has been on sabbatical in Britain and Finland conducting research in libraries and archives for her dissertation on “Religious Culture and Ethnography in Eighteenth-Century Britain”. She returns to the IUB Libraries on June 1 to resume her role as Librarian for History, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, and History and Philosophy of Science.  SALC is glad to have her back and hopes she enjoyed a wonderful and productive sabbatical.  

    Malia completes her ten month position as the Visiting Assistant Librarian for History, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, and History and Philosophy of Science on May 31.  On June 24, she will begin serving as the Information Literacy/ Learning Commons Librarian at Loyola University New Orleans, where she will also serve as the liaison for History.  

    We will sorely miss Malia’s friendly presence, as well as her energy, her effectiveness, and her generosity, but we are delighted to know that she is moving on to a much sought-after, professional position.  We wish her bonne chance and all the best in the brilliant career that awaits her!  

    Submitted by: Moira Smith, Head, Subject and Area Librarians Council (SALC)


    Library News and Events

    Next 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. Here are the details for our next meeting:

    Date: Thursday May 28
    Time: 9:30a-10:30a
    Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge (3rd floor East tower)

    Article to discuss: Smith-Yoshimura, Karen. 2009. "Networking Names." Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at:
    http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-05.pdf.

    Hope to see you there!

    Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


    Join the Dialogue on Enhancing Accessibility and Usability in IT for Individuals with Disabilities

    Members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Accessibility and Usability Working Group invite you to attend the CIC Accessibility and Usability Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and plan methods for improving accessibility and usability in information technology for individuals with disabilities across partnering university campuses.

    Attendees of the conference will have the chance to provide input on a variety of topics and areas of planning and action, including: alternative content and multimedia policies and techniques, assistive technology implementation, course management systems, education, library systems, and training.

    We encourage everyone with an interest in accessibility and usability trends and practices to attend this direction-setting conference.

    Dates: June 15-16
    Location: Indiana Memorial Union, IUB
    To register: http://www.indiana.edu/~uits/cic_usability/index.html

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, IUB


    IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library Receives LSTA Digitization Grant

    IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library has received a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) digitization grant from the Indiana State Library for the project "Thirteen Millennia: Native American Life in Northeastern Indiana." The award of nearly $24,000 will augment the publicly accessible digital record of the first inhabitants of Indiana and their descendants. The project is intended to deepen public understanding of Native American prehistory and contemporary experiences through records ranging in format from archival documents, maps, photographs, and paintings, to lithic or pottery artifacts, historic markers, and video recordings.

    The library's partners under the grant include the IPFW Archaeological Survey, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, and the "We Shall Remain" community coalition, with representatives from the Miami Indian Alliance, the Allen County Public Library, Science Central, and the IPFW Three Rivers Language Center. In coordination with the upcoming PBS American Experience series, sponsored by WFWA PBS TV39 with a grant from WGBH, local "We Shall Remain" partners have developed a series of events for 2009 that will bring together scholars, tribal elders, storytellers, dancers, and artisans. Funds from the LSTA grant (the third award for IPFW Helmke Library) will be used to preserve the video record of these activities in IPFW's mDON History Center Digital Collection. When completed, the public will have access to four History Center lectures, the Kekionga Storytelling Festival at Headwaters Park (scheduled for August 1), and the text of papers to be presented at the conference on Great Lakes region endangered languages to be held on the IPFW campus (August 29-30).

    Lacking a permanent exhibition space, the IPFW Archaeological Survey will be able to use LSTA funding to digitize significant artifacts from its investigations over the last decade, making them available to wide audience. Up to 200 points from its Northeastern Indiana Paleoindian Project, an ongoing survey and study of the first peoples in the area (ca. 11000 to 8000 BC) will be digitized. The Archaeological Survey is also involved in research on the Late Prehistoric (ca. 1000 to 1400 AD) cultures of Indiana. While the Late Prehistoric Western Basin peoples were once thought to have inhabited Allen County only to a small extent, recent excavations have documented earthen enclosures and villages in the Three Rivers area and palisaded villages as far south as Strawtown on the White River near Indianapolis. The ceramics from an earthen-enclosed village in Allen County form the largest collection to date in the Midwest of Western Basin pottery and will be among the artifacts digitized. A small collection of artifacts from the area of the French fort on the St. Mary's River in what is now downtown Fort Wayne will be digitized, documenting French and Native American interaction during the 1700s. A number of important Indiana historical documents consulted in archaeological research will also be put online.

    The grant will also support the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society's efforts to digitize portions of its archival collections related to local Native American history and culture, including the Miami Indians and other indigenous peoples of the region. The History Center's extensive outreach program to K-12 schools will be enhanced through the innovative use of digital technology, allowing educators to develop classroom lessons that incorporate images of local documents, historic sites and markers, paintings and portraits, and other artifacts.

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


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    May 29th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 21


    Staff News

    Join the Dialogue on Enhancing Accessibility and Usability in IT for Individuals with Disabilities

    Members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Accessibility and Usability Working Group invite you to attend the CIC Accessibility and Usability Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and plan methods for improving accessibility and usability in information technology for individuals with disabilities across partnering university campuses.

    Attendees of the conference will have the chance to provide input on a variety of topics and areas of planning and action, including: alternative content and multimedia policies and techniques, assistive technology implementation, course management systems, education, library systems, and training.

    We encourage everyone with an interest in accessibility and usability trends and practices to attend this direction-setting conference.

    Dates: June 15-16
    Location: Indiana Memorial Union, IUB
    To register: http://www.indiana.edu/~uits/cic_usability/index.html

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, IUB

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    June


    June 5th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 22 | June 19th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 23

    June 26th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 24 |


    June 5th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 24


    This Week in IUL News

  • Award Named for Gary Wiggins
  • Search and Screen Committee Appointed
  • Enhancing Accessibility and Usability in Information Technology


    Library News and Events

    Award Named for Gary Wiggins

    The Special Libraries Association Chemistry Division has honored Gary Wiggins, former head of IU’s Chemistry Library, by naming an award in his honor.   

    The Wiggins-Roth Award for Outstanding Service is named in honor of Gary Wiggins and Dana Roth, two individuals who are well-known and highly regarded for their tremendous contributions to the field of chemical information and their enthusiasm for sharing their expertise with others in the profession.  

    The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of chemical information. The first call for nominations will be issued in August 2009.  

    Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB


    Search and Screen Committee Appointed

    The search and screen committee for the position of Director of Digital Library Services has been appointed.   The members are:  Angela Courtney, Subject and Area Librarians Council; Michelle Dalmau (chair), Digital Library Program; Jennifer McGee, Technical Services, Cataloging; Sherri Michaels, IU ScholarWorks; Sarah Schmiechen, Digital Library Program; and Eric Wernert, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology.

    Submitted by: Betty Davis, HR Administrative Secretary, IUB


    Join the Dialogue on Enhancing Accessibility and Usability in IT for Individuals with Disabilities

    Members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Accessibility and Usability Working Group invite you to attend the CIC Accessibility and Usability Conference. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and plan methods for improving accessibility and usability in information technology for individuals with disabilities across partnering university campuses.

    Attendees of the conference will have the chance to provide input on a variety of topics and areas of planning and action, including: alternative content and multimedia policies and techniques, assistive technology implementation, course management systems, education, library systems, and training.

    We encourage everyone with an interest in accessibility and usability trends and practices to attend this direction-setting conference.

    Dates: June 15-16
    Location: Indiana Memorial Union, IUB
    To register: http://www.indiana.edu/~uits/cic_usability/index.html

    Submitted by: Julie Hardesty, Usability & Interface Specialist, IUB


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    June 19th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 25

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Wolfram|Alpha, Google Squared, Global Insight, and an Abundance of Data: the Forms and Patterns of a New Era
  • Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th

    Staff News

    Addition to Search and Screen Committee

    Cherry Williams, Curator of Manuscripts for the Lilly Library, has been added to the Director of Digital Library Services search and screen committee. 
      
     Meier Papers Project Archivist Hired

    Valerie Higgins has accepted this part-time, temporary position for the Lilly Library, which was created to process, organize, arrange, and describe the personal papers of Deborah Meier (who is considered the founder of the modern small schools movement). Valerie received her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL and she will graduate from IU’s School of Library and Information Science in 2010 with a specialization in archives and records management.  Valerie’s IU employment experience includes work as an EAD Assistant for the University Archives, the Digital Library Program, and the Lilly Library.  She also has experience as a writing tutor, research assistant, and transcriber of historic letters for a digitization grant project.

    Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Libraries Human Resources, Bloomington


    Library News and Events

    Wolfram|Alpha, Google Squared, Global Insight, and an Abundance of Data: the Forms and Patterns of a New Era

    How can recently launched web data projects assist with library instruction, reference, and public services?  What are these new tools, what insights can they provide, where is the source data coming from, and how do we assess its authority?  Join Carrie Donovan, Craig Eich, Bob Noel, and David Oldenkamp for a brief overview of data sets and a hands on experience Tuesday, June 23, in Wells West 302.  The relevance of this open data transcends subject areas, and it’s likely that instruction and reference in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences alike can be augmented by an awareness of these environments.  Bring questions, and share your experiences with these research tools as well.

    When: Tuesday, June 23: 10:00-11:15 a.m.
    Where: Herman B. Wells Library, Rm. W302

    Submitted by: Bob Noel, Head of the Swain Hall Library, Bloomington


    Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2010 will commence the last week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 27th.  A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed.  All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging is not affected by rollover. Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered. Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at
     
     http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 .
     
    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 7. 
     
    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 27th.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another successful rollover.
     
    Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting Technical Services, Herman B. Wells Library, Bloomington


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    June 26th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 24

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th



    Staff News


    Kate Moore has resigned her position as Serials Procurement Coordinator effective July 6th. Kate has accepted the Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Electronic Resources position at IU Southeast. Congratulations Kate!

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, Bloomington

    On May 31st Alex Wenner retired from the IU Libraries after 27 years of monographic cataloging. From 1982 -1986 Alex participated as a cataloger in three Title IIC grant projects: Three Centuries of English and American Drama, 1500-1830; Wing STC – short title catalog (Early English Books, 1641-1700; and, Retrospective conversion of the IU folklore collection. From 1986 until his retirement, Alex specialized in cataloging monographs for materials in English and West European languages. Alex was fluent in German and had strong language skills in French, Italian and Russian. He was self-taught in Russian, which he periodically cataloged throughout his career at IU. Alex took great pride in facilitating rush cataloging requests, as he monitored the rush email, usually cataloging the books himself. Our thanks to Alex for many years of excellent cataloging and national-level authority work!

    Dan Seldin also retired from the IU Libraries at the end of May, after a 35 year career with IU. Dan began in 1974 as head of the Geography and Map Library, a newly established branch within the IU system. As Map Librarian, Dan was instrumental in the library becoming a depository for all U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps. He also lead the move of the library from Kirkwood Hall to the Student Building in 1991. In 1997, Dan became a full-time cataloger, with the title of Cartographic Material, Monograph and CD-ROM Cataloger at the time of his retirement. For many years Dan happily served as a departmental computer support person, providing assistance to staff for problems with hardware and software. We wish Dan all the best in his retirement years!

    Submitted by: Sylvia Turchyn, Section Head, Cataloging, Bloomington


    Library News and Events

    Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2010 will commence the last week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 27th.  A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed.  All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging is not affected by rollover. Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered. Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at
     
     http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 .
     
    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 7. 
     
    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 27th.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another successful rollover.
     
    Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting Technical Services, Bloomington


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    July


    July 2nd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 25 | July 10th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 26
    July 17th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 27  |
     July 24th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 28

    July 31st 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 29


    July 2nd 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 25


    This Week in IUL News

  • IU Trustee Election Results

  • Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th



    Library News and Events


    IU Trustee Election Results

    Congratulations to Philip N. Eskew Jr. who was elected by IU alumni to serve a second three-year term on the IU Board of Trustees. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the IU School of Medicine. Philip received 9,173 of the 29,300 valid votes cast. Since alumni-elected trustees serve rotating terms, alumni vote for one each year. The annual election is conducted by the Dean of University Libraries on the Bloomington campus, with assistance from the IU Alumni Association.

    IU has nine trustees, three of whom are elected by alumni. The other two alumni trustees are Patrick A. Shoulders, Evansville, Ind. and Sue H. Talbot of Bloomington, Ind. The remaining trustees are appointed by the governor.

    The Board of Trustees is Indiana University’s governing board and legal owner. The board holds the university’s financial, physical, and human assets and operations in trust for future generations. Its membership, terms of office, responsibilities, powers and electoral procedures are governed by the Indiana Code.


    Submitted by: Jennifer Kelly, Library Human Resources, Bloomington



    Sirsidynix Acquisitions Unavailable Starting June 27th

    SirsiDynix rollover of acquisition records to fiscal year 2010 will commence the last week of June.  To accommodate rollover, we ask that you not work in the Acquisition or Serial Control module of WorkFlows beginning June 27th.  A notice will be sent to all library staff when rollover has been completed.  All work with orders, funds, and vendors, including display mode and read-only access should cease during rollover.  Cataloging is not affected by rollover. Order links in bibliographic records should not be altered. Serials check-in should cease.  A document that identifies the specific activities not allowed during rollover is available on the intranet at
     
     http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=procedure&Id=527 .
     
    Normal activity is expected to resume on Tuesday, July 7. 
     
    Please plan your work so that you will not use SirsiDynix acquisitions beginning June 27th.  With your cooperation, we look forward to another successful rollover.
     
    Submitted by: Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting Technical Services, Bloomington


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    July 10th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 26


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Health Services Available
  • InULA Election Results
  • InULA Membership Reminder

    Staff News


    Dean Patricia Steele to Retire

    Patricia Steele announced her intention to leave Indiana University to become dean of university libraries at the University of Maryland. She begins her new position on Sept. 1.


    Steele, who has served IU as the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries since 2005, is widely admired for her leadership and vision and for moving libraries forward at a time when they are extending their mission to meet the demands of the digital age.

    Recognized for positioning the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries to anticipate emergent priorities, Dean Steele has been particularly successful in building partnerships to support the research and learning needs of the of the academic community. Working with University Information Technology Services and other campus departments, she has grown IUScholarWorks to foster the dissemination of scholarship and has developed plans for a Research Commons to meet the changing expectations of faculty and graduate students.

    Representing the university in the national library community, Dean Steele currently serves on the team to renegotiate an agreement between Google and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), which first entered into a partnership in 2007. She is a co-founder and executive committee member of HathiTrust, a shared digital library of the nation’s leading research libraries.

    Her association with the IU Libraries spans many decades, beginning in the early 1960s when she was a student assistant in the Biology Library. “I have had the joy of being part of one of the most exciting libraries in the country at one of the premier universities,” she wrote to her colleagues. “The friendships and the working relationships I have enjoyed will be part of my life always. Any successes I have had can be attributed to the library team as a whole and to our many partnerships.”


    Library News and Events


    Health Services Available Did you know….the IU Health Center division of Health & Wellness Education offers services to employees as well as to students? Check out www.indiana.edu/~health/healthandwellness.html for information on nutrition, weight control, cholesterol testing, smoking and tobacco cessation, stress management, and massage therapy.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

    InULA Election Results

    Congratulations to Steven Miller of IUPUI and Wook-Jin Cheung at IUB who were recently elected to the InULA Board! Steven will be the Vice-President/President Elect and Wook-Jin will be the treasurer. Thank you to all of the candidates who were willing to serve as well as to the elections committee: Mahnaz Moshfegh, chair Susan Boland Taemin Park Emma Dederick Denise Buhr The InULA membership also voted to change the InuLA Bylaws regarding the Membership Committee. We will add paragraph “F” to Article III, Section 6 of the Bylaws: F. Membership Committee. This committee shall be composed of at least the Representatives at Large of the Executive Board. Duties shall be as outlined in the Constitution, Article V, Section 5.

    InULA Membership Reminder

    Don’t forget that the InULA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 so it’s time to renew your membership! Just fill out the form at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html .

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, InULA President

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    July 17th 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 27


    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Membership Reminder


    Staff News

    New Dean at IU Kokomo Library

    Indiana University Kokomo Library welcomes their new dean, Rhonda Armstrong, to campus. Rhonda began her employment on July 1, 2009. Her email address is rkarmstr@iuk.edu and she may be reached by telephone at 765-455-9343. Rhonda was, most recently, the Director of the Carnegie-Vincent Library at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Previously she had been employed in User Services in various positions at Middle Tennessee State University. She has additional experience in public services at both the Tennessee State Library & Archives and also at Chattanooga State Technical Community College. Prior to her library experience she was a programmer analyst and computer programmer. Rhonda received her M.L.S. from Indiana University in 1991. Please join me in welcoming Rhonda back to her alma mater!

    Submitted by: Ria Lukes, Head, Technical Services, IU Kokomo Library


    Library News and Events

    InULA Membership Reminder

    Don’t forget that the InULA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 so it’s time to renew your membership!  Just fill out the form at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html . 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, InULA President

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    July 24th 2009 - Volume 36 Issue 28

     

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • InULA Membership Reminder


    Staff News


    IU East Campus Library Welcomes New Director

    Frances Yates began her duties as the director of the IU East Campus Library on July 1. Yates’ main responsibility is to lead the library team to provide students and faculty with the most appropriate information and research resources and services. Yates said the library’s goal is to enhance the information fluency of every student at IU East.

    Yates received her Bachelor of Arts in Education, specializing in communications, from Purdue University. She received her master’s and specialist degrees in Library and Information Science from Indiana University. Previously, Yates was the curriculum and technology coordinator for the Department of Educational Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    Submitted by: Mary Ann Morse, Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, Indiana University East

    Resignation

    Kevin Clark resigned his position as Google Digitization Supervisor effective 7/29/2009. Kevin is relocating to Charlotte, NC.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, Bloomington

     

     

    Library News and Events

    InULA Membership Reminder


    Don’t forget that the InULA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 so it’s time to renew your membership!  Just fill out the form at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html . 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, InULA President


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    July 31st 2009 - Volume 36, Issue 29

     

    This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • DRET Top Ten Report
  • InULA Membership Reminder


    Staff News

    Kevin Kishimoto, Lilly Library, has resigned his position as Sr. Retrospective Conversion & Special Projects Cataloger effective 7/31/09. Kevin is relocating to Michigan.

    Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

     

    Library News and Events

    DRET Top Ten Report

    The Digital Reference & Emerging Technologies Team(DRET) at Indiana University Bloomington invites you to review the DRET Top Ten Report to stay current on the latest library technology trends and learn about possible technologies your library or department should consider exploring.

    The report begins with a brief description of technologies that have been implemented in the IU Bloomington Libraries or reviewed by DRET in 2008-2009.  It also includes a review of emerging or new technologies that have the potential to be useful to Public Services Staff or transform the work of libraries in innovative ways.

    The team will have a presentation to discuss and demonstrate some of the technologies later this year.

    The report can be accessed at http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=newsletter&Id=495.

    Submitted by:  Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB


    InULA Membership Reminder

    Don’t forget that the InULA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 so it’s time to renew your membership!  Just fill out the form at http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/members/index.html . 

    Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, InULA President 
     

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