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August


August 7th - Volume 36, Issue 30 | August 14th - Volume 36, Issue 31 

August 21st - Volume 36, Issue 32 | August 28th - Volume 36 Issue 33


August 7th - Volume 36, Issue 30


This Week in IUL News

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

Staff News

Carolyn Walters, who has served as executive associate dean of the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries since June 2005, has been named interim dean of the IU Libraries, Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson announced . Walters will assume the duties of former dean Patricia Steele, who will begin a position as dean of the University of Maryland Libraries on Sept. 1.

The University Libraries are central to the institution's mission, and the resources they offer are vital to IU's faculty, students, and staff," said Hanson. Carolyn's long association with the IU Libraries and her strong skills as an administrator will serve the libraries and the university well. She is both an effective steward of our great traditions and a leader committed to keeping IU at the forefront of the innovations that are transforming research libraries in the twenty-first century."
 
"I feel privileged to lead the IU Bloomington Libraries as we prepare for a new dean," Walters said. "During this transitional period we will continue to move forward, and we will do so because of our exceptional staff and our shared belief in the value of libraries to the academic community."

Submitted by: Jenny Kelly, Libraries Human Resources


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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August 14th - Volume 36, Issue 31

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Dates for 2009/2010 Metadata Discussion Group Sessions


Staff News


Jennifer Hinkle resigned her position as Office Services Assistant in Library Administration effective August 13th. Jennifer is moving from the area and pursuing her musical career and interests.

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

 

Library News and Events

Mark your calendars! Dates for 2009/2010 Metadata Discussion Group sessions

Please mark your calendars for the Metadata Discussion Group sessions for the 2009/2010 academic year. The Metadata Discussion 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. Come join us for lively collaborative conversation about diverse topics in metadata, both broad and detailed. A citation for the article to be discussed will be distributed two weeks before each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, to give participants time to read articles prior to the group discussion.

The group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 9:30-10:30 AM, in the Wells Library Staff Lounge on the 3rd floor of the East Tower. Specific dates are:

* September 17, 2009
* October 22, 2009
* November 19, 2009
* December 17, 2009
* January 21, 2010
* February 18, 2010
* March 18, 2010
* April 15, 2010
* May 20, 2010

Hope to see you there!


Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB Libraries

 

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August 21st - Volume 36, Issue 32

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Dates for 2009/2010 Metadata Discussion Group Sessions

 

Library News and Events

Mark your calendars! Dates for 2009/2010 Metadata Discussion Group sessions

Please mark your calendars for the Metadata Discussion Group sessions for the 2009/2010 academic year. The Metadata Discussion 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. Come join us for lively collaborative conversation about diverse topics in metadata, both broad and detailed. A citation for the article to be discussed will be distributed two weeks before each Metadata Discussion Group meeting, to give participants time to read articles prior to the group discussion.

The group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 9:30-10:30 AM, in the Wells Library Staff Lounge on the 3rd floor of the East Tower. Specific dates are:

* September 17, 2009
* October 22, 2009
* November 19, 2009
* December 17, 2009
* January 21, 2010
* February 18, 2010
* March 18, 2010
* April 15, 2010
* May 20, 2010

Hope to see you there!


Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB Libraries 
 

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August 28st - Volume 36, Issue 33

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News

  • Librarians by Rank

 

Staff News
Cheryl Baumgart, Lilly Library Manuscripts Cataloger, is retiring on August 31st after 34 years with the Libraries. Cheryl is looking forward to travelling and lots of reading. Best wishes Cheryl!

Elizabeth McCraw accepted the Retrospective Conversion Cataloger in the Lilly Library, effective August 24th. Elizabeth has worked in technical services at Music and the Lilly Libraries for the past year 1 ½ years. Welcome Elizabeth!

 

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources

Library News and Events

Librarians by Rank:
Listed below is the total number of librarians (according to information in the Libraries Human Resources database at Bloomington) for each campus broken down by rank effective August 27, 2009.  Please contact Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu or 812-855-8196) in Libraries Human Resources at IU-Bloomington with questions and/or comments.

                   Total Librarians   Assistant   Associate    Full Rank
Bloomington                   90              21             56              13
Indianapolis                    50              10             32                8
East                                 4                1                3                0
Fort Wayne                   10                4                5                1
Kokomo                         5                 0                4                1
Northwest                       7                 4                2                1
South Bend                    11                2                8                1
Southeast                        8                 3                4                1

This table may be found on the intranet at:  http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=1917.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources, Administrative Secretary 

 

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September

 

September 4th - Volume 36, Issue 34 | September 11th - Volume 36, Issue 35

September 18th - Volume 36, Issue 36September 25th - Volume 36, Issue 37

 


Sptember 4th - Volume 36, Issue 34

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • Wylie House Museum Education Center Groundbreaking
  • New IU Voluntary Benefits Program
  • Fall 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Change to Metadata Discussion Group Schedule

 

Staff News

Beginning July 1, Ms. Shannon Johnson is the Helmke Library’s new liaison librarian for the College of Health Sciences (including Consumer Family Sciences, Dental Education, and Nursing), and the Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Geosciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Shannon holds a 2006 Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) from the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Indianapolis.

Beginning August 1, Ms. Summer Tritt became Helmke Library's government documents librarian (for local, state, federal, and international publications), and serves as liaison librarian to the Department of History and Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. She received a Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) from the School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Bloomington in 2009 and is currently finishing a Master of Arts (M.A.) in African Studies also from Indiana University Bloomington.

Returning to the Helmke Library in August for another year as a visiting reference and information sciences librarian is Florence Mugambi, who will be interim liaison librarian to the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, and coordinator of services for International Students. Florence holds a Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S) from Louisiana State University.

Submitted by: Amy Harrison, Administrative Assistant, Walter E. Helmke Library, Fort Wayne

 

Library News and Events

 

Wylie House Museum Education Center Groundbreaking
Many of you will have heard that, thanks to a large bequest received in 2005, the Wylie House Museum will be getting a new education center this year. A nineteenth century barn here in Monroe County will be dismantled, moved to our site, reassembled and refitted to serve as education and office space. I am very pleased to announce that ground was broken on Wednesday, September 2. Once the barn is ready to move into, museum staff will move from the current annex into the new space and the current annex will be demolished. If all goes well, the entire project should take about 6 months.

Submitted by: Jo Burgess, Director, Wylie House Museum

Fall 2009 Digital Library Brown Bag Series
Greetings! Mark your calendars for the Digital Library Brown Bag series, Fall 2009! The brown bags will be held most Wednesdays, beginning September 16, 2009 and ending December 9, 2009. The complete schedule including abstracts is available on the Digital Library Program web site:
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Presentations and accompanying materials will be linked to this web page as talks occur.

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

All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library E174, from 12:00-1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
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Overview of the Fall 2009 schedule:

September 16, 2009
Title TBA
Dr. Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing / Data to Insight Center of Pervasive Technologies Institute / Center for Data and Search Informatics

September 30, 2009
Mobile Interaction Design: From CHI to IU
Julie Hardesty and Sarah Schmiechen, Digital Library Program

October 14, 2009
Victorian Women Writers Project Resurrected
Angela Courtney, Libraries and Michelle Dalmau, Digital Library Program

October 28, 2009
Implementing the FRBR Conceptual Model in the Variations Music
Discovery System
Jenn Riley, Paul McElwain, and Alex Berry, Digital Library Program

November 11, 2009
Big Digital Machine
Robert McDonald, Libraries

December 9, 2009
An Overview of Sakai 3
Mark Notess, Digital Library Program
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Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, IUB

New IU Voluntary Benefits Program
Indiana University is pleased to offer the IU Voluntary Benefits Program, a new array of optional benefits available to all full-time Academic and Staff employees, and part-time (50% FTE or greater) appointed employees. (Some plans are also available to Graduate Assistants and Retirees.)

Employees pay 100 percent of the cost for plans in the program; however, the group rates are more affordable than what one would pay as an individual, and premiums for most plans can be paid for by a single, after-tax payroll deduction.

Special Enrollment Period
September 1- 30, 2009 is a special enrollment period allowing employees to enroll in certain plans without proof of good health.

How to Enroll
During the Special Enrollment Period, and anytime thereafter, employees can enroll in plans either online through the Personal Plans Advisor web portal at http://www.iuvoluntarybenefits.com or by calling 1-866-795-6272. (Note that enrollment in the Vision Wear Program is only available during the Special Enrollment Period. The next opportunity will be October/November 2010.)

Brochure and Information Sessions
An informational packet detailing coverage, enrollment, and eligibility requirements has been mailed to employees’ homes and should be received in the next few days. Information sessions and webinars, hosted by Marsh Voluntary Benefits, will be held throughout September. Visit http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/voluntary.html for specific dates and locations.

Contact
This program is administered by Marsh Voluntary Benefits (not associated with Marsh Supermarkets). Call 1-866-795-6272 to speak with a customer service representative, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director, Human Resources IUB

Next Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
The Metadata Discussion Group is an informal meet-up for individuals interested in metadata issues. The group meets monthly to discuss an article relating to a current metadata topic. The group has no formal " next

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Schaffner, Jennifer. (May 2009). "The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections." Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at: http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-06.pdf.

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

Change to Metadata Discussion Group Schedule
We've had to make two changes to the originally announced schedule for Metadata Discussion Group sessions in the 2009-2010 academic year. Here is the new schedule, each date meeting 9:30-10:30 AM in the Wells Library staff lounge.

* September 17, 2009
* ***October 15, 2009***
* November 19, 2009
* December 17, 2009
* January 21, 2010
* February 18, 2010
* ***March 11, 2010***
* April 15, 2010
* May 20, 2010

As a reminder, 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.

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian


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Sptember 11th - Volume 36, Issue 35

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation
  • Next Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • DRET Top Ten Presentation

 

Library News and Events
Digital Library Brown Bag Presentation
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, September 16 for the first digital library brown bag presentation of the Fall 2009 series by Dr. Beth Plale.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Place: Wells Library, E174
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Metadata and Preservation in Geosciences: Issues at Scale Dr. Beth Plale, School of Informatics and Computing / Data to Insight Center of Pervasive Technologies Institute / Center for Data and Search Informatics

As the environment and climate have increasing impact on the economic sustainability of our country, scientists are being compelled through their own interest or through directives from funding agencies to share the results of their research, which often take the form of collections of data. Sharing collections, particularly at scale where the volumes are large, introduces numerous challenges that we discuss in the context of our research and additional challenges that we point out as unaddressed problems. We discuss in particular provenance collection with a system independent collection tool, Karma, the XMC Cat application schema friendly metadata catalog, and the integration of data streams into a workflow composer, XBaya. We conclude with a discussion of the goals of the Data to Insight Center within the Pervasive Technologies Institute of which the Center for Data and Search Informatics and the Digital Library Program have a role.

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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: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/ .

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

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

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

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Schaffner, Jennifer. (May 2009). "The Metadata is the Interface: Better Description for Better Discovery of Archives and Special Collections." Report produced by OCLC Research. Published online at: http://www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2009-06.pdf.

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

DRET Top Ten Presentation
The Libraries’ Digital Reference & Emerging Technologies Team(DRET) at Indiana University Bloomington invites you to a presentation on the DRET 2009 Top Ten Report that was published in  IUL News over the summer. The presentation will demonstrate some of the technologies discussed in the report and provide an opportunity for discussion.  Please review the report and bring your ideas, questions and suggestions about new technologies in the libraries!

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

Join us:
In Person
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009   
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 pm
Place: Wells Library, Room E174, Bloomington

Online through Adobe Breeze:
You will be able to see the slides and screens presented and hear the presentation by going to: To access the presentation go to http://breeze.iu.edu/dretpresentation/.

Sign in as Guest.  When prompted, type your name

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


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Sptember 18th - Volume 36, Issue 36

 

This Week in IUL News

  • DRET Top Ten Presentation
  • Call Out for Music
  • One Book One Bloomington and Beyond

 

Library News and Events

 

DRET Top Ten Presentation
The Libraries’ Digital Reference & Emerging Technologies Team(DRET) at Indiana University Bloomington invites you to a presentation on the DRET 2009 Top Ten Report that was published in  IUL News over the summer. The presentation will demonstrate some of the technologies discussed in the report and provide an opportunity for discussion.  Please review the report and bring your ideas, questions and suggestions about new technologies in the libraries!

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

Join us:
In Person
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009   
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 pm
Place: Wells Library, Room E174, Bloomington

Online through Adobe Breeze:
You will be able to see the slides and screens presented and hear the presentation by going to: To access the presentation go to http://breeze.iu.edu/dretpresentation/.

Sign in as Guest.  When prompted, type your name

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

Call Out for Music
The Special Libraries Association Student Group is putting together a fundraiser CD made up of music from IU librarians and SLIS faculty and students.  We are currently seeking submissions from people interested in donating a song to contribute to the CD.  We think this will be a great way to share some music made by fellow librarians, and a lot of fun.  Any work without copyright restrictions is welcome.  

If you are interested, please contact Susan Powell at suspowel@indiana.edu by this Sunday, 9/20. We would like to have the music files in hand by next Wednesday, 9/23.

Thank you!
the officers of the SLA-SG

Submitted by: Susan Powell, SLA-SG President

One Book One Bloomington and Beyond
Which book do you think our community should read together in 2010?

Vote now through October 15.  You can vote online at http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/fiction/obob_index.html or in the Wells Library at the IC reference desk or East Tower circulation desk. 

The titles are: Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry, The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Merrill Block, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, The Known World by Edward Jones, The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel, and The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb.

Descriptions of each book are available online and on the paper ballots. The selection will be announced in January, 2010.

Submitted by: Susan Yoon, Executive Director of Development, IUB


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September 25th - Volume 36, Issue 37

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Free Evidence-Based Influenza Information from EBSCO
  • University Archives and Records Management Update
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: Mobile Interaction Design, 9/30, 12-1pm

 

Library News and Events

Free Evidence-Based Influenza Information from EBSCO
As public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season continues to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) respond by offering the latest evidence-based flu-related information available for free.

This free flu information resource is located at www.ebscohost.com/flu and will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed™ and Nursing Reference Center™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center™. Please visit this site often and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends. 

To learn about EBSCO’s editorial processes for systematically identifying, evaluating and selecting evidence, visit this page.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources 

University Archives and Records Management Update
Current exhibits: If you have not been in to see our exhibit “From Seminary Square to Spanker’s Branch and Beyond” – hurry! It is coming down soon and will be replaced with an exhibit portraying the Depression and its effects on Indiana University. Also coming soon: “At Home at Indiana”, an exhibit curated by graduate assistant Crystal Matjasic featuring highlights from the Auxiliary Enterprises records, with a  focus on 1940s student life.

Finding aids now available online:
Indiana University Young Women’s Christian Association records, 1929-1973, Collection C341: The Indiana University chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) was founded in 1886 by Mrs. Jenny Bryan, sister to future IU president William Lowe Bryan. Open to all interested women in the Bloomington community, the YWCA aimed to encourage the personal development, religious growth, social sensitivity, and civic responsibility of its members. It sought to provide leadership training in the many areas of life and to provide volunteer leaders for community service in Monroe County. This collection consists of various publications, administrative material and financial records created by the organization from 1929 through 1973. (5.4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB1746

Richard Bauman papers, 1958-2008, Collection C342: Richard Bauman taught in the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology from 1986 until his retirement in 2008. The Bauman papers consist of his teaching materials, awards, publications, conference contributions, research projects, fieldwork materials, correspondence, and student recommendations. (12 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAA9514

Ralph J. Garriott diary, 1923-1924, Collection C361: Ralph J. Garriott graduated from Indiana University in 1927. This collection consists solely of Garriott’s diary maintained during his freshman year at Indiana University, 1923-1924. (1 folder)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB7478

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, IU

Digital Library Brown Bag: Mobile Interaction Design, 9/30, 12-1pm
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, September 30th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Julie Hardesty and Sarah Schmiechen. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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Mobile Interaction Design: From CHI to IU

Julie Hardesty, Usability and Interface Specialist, and Sarah Schmiechen, Programmer/Analyst Digital Library Program

We’'ll take a look at mobile design from the perspectives of a course taught at CHI2009 (http://www.chi2009.org/) and what is currently happening at IU. Mobile design ideas for the DLP and the Libraries will be discussed (ideas from the audience will also be most welcome) and tools for testing mobile devices will be reviewed.

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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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October


October 2nd - Volume 36, Issue 38 | October 9th - Volume 36, Issue 39 

October 16th - Volume 36, Issue 40 | October 23rd - Volume 36, Issue 41

October 30th - Volume 36, Issue 42



October 2nd - Volume 36, Issue 38

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • October Archives Month: the Great Depression
  • October is National Ergonomic Month
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants, October 15th deadline
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Oct. 15th

 

Staff News

Mr. Abdosalam Tabib-Ghaffari to Retire

At the end of September, Abdosalam Tabib-Ghaffari (“Tabib”) retired from his position as Shelf Preparation Assistant, Cataloging Division, Technical Services Department, Wells Library.   After completing his Master of Science (1979) and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (1984) degrees from Indiana University, Tabib accepted a position in the Shelf Preparations Unit, Serials Department in May 1984.  After fifteen years as Head, Shelf Preparations, Tabib was promoted to the position of Serials Control Coordinator in the Acquisitions Division.  In July 2008, he began splitting his time between the Serials Acquisitions Unit and the Google Book Project, returning full-time to the Shelf Preparations Unit on January 1, 2009.  Throughout his career, Tabib made many contributions to the IU Libraries and the Technical Services Department.  Thank you, Tabib, for your twenty-five years of service to the IU Libraries.  We wish you all the best in the years to come.

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

 

Library News and Events

October Archives Month: the Great Depression
As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events that documents the Great Depression.  This is the fourth year IU and community organizations have participated in the nationwide observance organized by the Society of American Archivists. In 2008, the Society of American Archivists recognized IU’s campaign as the best in the country.

Events in the coming week:

Panel Discussion  Monday, Oct. 5, 7–8:30 p.m., Dealing with Hard Times: Popular Music During the Depression, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.  Panelists:  Glenn Gass,  Constance Glen , and Andrew  Hollinden from the IU Jacobs School of Music.

Film Series Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., and weekly thereafter, “The Great Depression in Black and White,” sponsored by the Herman B Wells Library and Black Film Center/Archive, Wells Library E174.  This week’s film: The Green Pastures  

Keynote Speaker and Reception  Wed, Oct. 7, 5 p.m.,  Mildred Kalish, author, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.   The book was named by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2007.

Noon Talk Wednesday, Oct. 7,  12:15–1:00 p.m., Modern Art and Politics: Stuart Davis and the Federal Art Project. IU Art Museum , Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor.  Curator Jenny McComas will discuss the museum’s mural Swing Landscape in conjunction with Stuart Davis’s work for the Mural Division of the Federal Art Project during the Depression.

All events are free and open to the public. 
For additional information:  www.indiana.edu/~libevent

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB

October is National Ergonomic Month
Your cube is your castle. But if your workstation is not designed with you in mind, it can be a royal pain in the neck … and the shoulders … and the lower back. Click here to read the entire article from Anthem’s Today’s Health and Wellness at http://w2.anthem.com/pdf/Todays_Health/Spring05_BCC_Ergonomics.pdf

Submitted by: Health, Wellness, & Ergonomics Group

InULA Research Incentive Grants, October 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is October 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:
http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by:  Jennifer Laherty, IU Scholar Works, IUB

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Oct. 15th
The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is Thursday, October 15, 2009.

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 October 15, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: actually two related ones this time, plus comments!

Nunberg, Geoff. "Google Books: A Metadata Train Wreck" Language Log blog, August 29, 2009. . Be sure to read through some of the comments, specifically the *second* comment left by Jon Orwant (Google engineer on the GBS team) on September 1, 2009 @ 1:51 am.

Nunberg, Geoff. "Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2009.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


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October 9th - Volume 36, Issue 39

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • October is National Ergonomic Month
  • October Archives Month: the Great Depression
  • Concert and CD Fundraiser, Saturday October 10th
  • Digital Library Brown Bag, Oct. 14th
  • InULA Research Incentive Grants, October 15th deadline
  • Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Oct. 15th

 

Staff News

Gail McKenzie retired 9/30/2009
Gail McKenzie retired from her position as Accounting Associate, Acquisitions Division, Technical Ser­vices Department, Wells Library at the end of September.   She completed her MLS at Indiana University in 1982.  In 1989 after working a few years with the state, she accepted an assistant librarian position in SLIS as Director of Technology.  In 1995 she accepted a position in Customer and Access Services handling document delivery requests.  She then moved on to Library Administration in 1999 as the Collection Development Assistant.  In 2002, she accepted the Accounting Associate position and continued in it until retiring.  Gail was well known in the library for her expertise in analyzing and organizing data. In 2008, she accepted an added assignment to be the primary contact for departmental data collection and the submitter of library data directly to ARL. We appreciate the many contributions Gail has made to Indiana University in her twenty-one year tenure.  She will be sorely missed.

Submitted by:  Kay Martin, Head, Acquisitions Accounting, Technical Services, IUB

Jaena Hollingsworth named Outstanding New Librarian for 2009
Assistant Librarian Jaena Hollingsworth of IUPUI University Library has been named the Indiana Library Federation’s Outstanding New Librarian for 2009.  Congratulations Jaena!

Submitted by: Todd J. Daniels-Howell, Interim Associate Dean for Administration, IUPUI

 

Library News and Events

October is National Ergonomic Month
Your cube is your castle. But if your workstation is not designed with you in mind, it can be a royal pain in the neck … and the shoulders … and the lower back. Click here to read the entire article from Anthem’s Today’s Health and Wellness at http://w2.anthem.com/pdf/Todays_Health/Spring05_BCC_Ergonomics.pdf

Submitted by: Health, Wellness, & Ergonomics Group

October Archives Month: the Great Depression
As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events that documents the Great Depression.  This is the fourth year IU and community organizations have participated in the nationwide observance organized by the Society of American Archivists. In 2008, the Society of American Archivists recognized IU’s campaign as the best in the country.

For additional information:  www.indiana.edu/~libevent

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB

Concert and CD Fundraiser, Saturday October 10th
Please join us this Saturday, October 10 for  a happy hour with Throwing Stars (single release and featuring Brian Winterman), Old Flames, Pravada, and the Big Bang TV.  A compilation CD of music by and for current and soon-to-be Librarians will also be available at the concert.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Special Libraries Association Student Group - to help them continue to bring programs like resume reviews, internship panels, and guest lecturers to library students. 

This will be an all-ages show with snacks and drink specials.  $5 cover, $5 CD

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Place: The Bishop (123 S. Walnut), Bloomington  
See you there!

Submitted by: Lisa Schelling, Special Libraries Association Student Group

Digital Library Brown Bag, Oct. 14th
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 14th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Angela Courtney 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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Victorian Women Writers Project Resurrected Angela Courtney, Librarian for English and American Literature, Film Studies, Philosophy, and Theater and Drama Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects & Usability Librarian, Digital Library Program

The Victorian Women Writers Project started at Indiana University in 1995, under the leadership of Perry Willett, and had as its stated goal "to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century." In 2007, encouraged by interest among the English department's faculty and graduate students, the Libraries and the English Department began exploring how to best reinvigorate this project, and over the summer of 2009 work has begun to upgrade the current contents of the VWWP and to add new texts.
Currently plans are underway to involve English graduate student in the encoding process. This brown-bag conversation will share the changes to date and look ahead to the plans we are making to incorporate the VWWP in English graduate courses thereby establishing an ongoing dedication to this scholarly encoding project.

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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

InULA Research Incentive Grants, October 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is October 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:
http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by:  Jennifer Laherty, IU Scholar Works, IUB

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Oct. 15th
The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group is Thursday, October 15, 2009.

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 October 15, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: actually two related ones this time, plus comments!

Nunberg, Geoff. "Google Books: A Metadata Train Wreck" Language Log blog, August 29, 2009. . Be sure to read through some of the comments, specifically the *second* comment left by Jon Orwant (Google engineer on the GBS team) on September 1, 2009 @ 1:51 am.

Nunberg, Geoff. "Google's Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 31, 2009.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB


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October 16th - Volume 36 Issue 40

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • October is National Ergonomic Month
  • October Archives Month: the Great Depression
  • ASIS&T “Tech Talk”
  • Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
  • 2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
  • Changes in Search Committee
  • New Archive Exhibits

 

Staff News

Effective October 19, Brian Johnson accepted the position of Google Digitization Supervisor.  Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in English from IU in 2003 and worked as an hourly for the Libraries from 2000-2004.  In August of 2005, he was hired as an ALF Internal Processing Assistant, which was a position he held until June 2008.  After a brief period away from the Libraries and Bloomington, he returned and was hired as the Re-Shelving Supervisor for the Wells Library in February of this year.

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources 

 

Library News and Events
October is National Ergonomic Month
Your cube is your castle. But if your workstation is not designed with you in mind, it can be a royal pain in the neck … and the shoulders … and the lower back. Click here to read the entire article from Anthem’s Today’s Health and Wellness at http://w2.anthem.com/pdf/Todays_Health/Spring05_BCC_Ergonomics.pdf

Submitted by: Health, Wellness, & Ergonomics Group

October Archives Month: the Great Depression
As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events that documents the Great Depression.  This is the fourth year IU and community organizations have participated in the nationwide observance organized by the Society of American Archivists. In 2008, the Society of American Archivists recognized IU’s campaign as the best in the country.

For additional information:  www.indiana.edu/~libevent

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB

ASIS&T “Tech Talk”
Please join us for an ASIS&T "Tech Talk" with Cairril Mills of Cairril.com Design & Marketing.

Cairril owns and runs the award winning Bloomington based company that offers web design and development, graphic design, and brand development to a nationwide client base. The portfolio of Cairril.com includes the city of Bloomington's website, the Monroe Bank website, and the Indiana Enterprise Center website.

Please bring your questions to this discussion and find out what it is like to own an exciting and dynamic design firm. Visit http://www.cairril.com/ to learn more.

When: Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00
Where: E-174 in the Herman B Wells Library Lobby
Refreshments will be served.

Submitted by:
China Williams president of the IU student chapter of ASIS&T (The American Society for Information Science & Technology)


Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
 Registration is now open for the IOLUG fall program on November 13, 2009 at the Plainfield Public Library. Have you Googled yourself lately? What do others see when they check you out? What does your Web presence say about you? The IOLUG fall program will focus on managing your digital identity and organizing your personal, professional, and organizational roles.  Complete program information and registration at www.iolug.org.

Schedule
9-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:35 Introduction
9:35-10:30 Morning Keynote
Yes, You Are Speaking In Public: The Implications Of Building a Personal and Professional Online Presence
Jenica Rogers, M.L.S., Director of Libraries, State University of New York, Postdam, New York
10:30-10:40 Questions
10:45-11:45 3 Breakout Sessions—
Online Public Identities: The Unexpected Dangers
Jenica Rogers, M.L.S., Director of Libraries, State University of New York, Postdam, New York
Tips and Tricks
1. New Friend Request: Managing Personal and Professional Contacts on
Facebook
Jason Field, M.L.S. Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public Library
2. Search Engine Optimization
Michael Witt, M.L.S., Interdisciplinary Research Librarian, Purdue University
3. The Website with a Face: Digitally connecting to People Where They Are
Richard Bernier, M.L.S. Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
4. Virtual Venues and Collaboration: Strengthening your staff and services using Facebook
Misti Shaw, M.L.S. Music Librarian, DePauw University
Facebook Basics
Hands on computer lab on setting up Facebook and learning a few of the “ins and outs of social networking. Twitter basics will also be integrated into this session.
Daniel Nguyen, M.L.S. Web Developer, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library and Bill Helling, M.L.S. Assistant Director, Crawfordsville Public Library
11:45-12:30 Lunch and Biz meeting
12:30-1:20 Afternoon Keynote
Organizational Digital Identity
Toby Greenwalt, M.S.L.I.S., Virtual Services Coordinator at Skokie Public Library
1:20-1:30 Questions
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-2:45 Repeat Breakout, but in place of Jenica Rogers session, an in depth session with Toby Greenwalt on Streamlining Social Media to One Location
2:45-3:45 Panel on Personal Experiences with Digital Identity
Melissa Kiser, M.L.S, Information Technology Librarian, Allen County Public Library
Kayla Gregory, Libraries Marketing Associate, Purdue University.
Malissa Hostetler, Graduate Student in Library Science at IUPUI
Lisa Lobdell, Graduate Student in Library Science at IUPUI

Submitted by: Marla Baden, IOLUG President, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by:
Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources

Changes in Search Committee
There are some changes in the makeup of the search committee for the position of Director for Digital Library Services.  Michelle Dalmau, Digital Library Program and Sherri Michaels, IUScholarWorks are now co-chairing the committee.  Jon Dunn with the Digital Library Program has been added to the committee.  Other members of the committee are:  Angela Courtney, Arts and Humanities; Jennifer McGee, Cataloging Division; Sarah Schmiechen, Digital Library Program;  Eric Wernert, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology; and Cherry Williams, Lilly Library.

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources

New Archive Exhibits
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. Are you following the Archives on Twitter!? www.twitter.com/IUBArchives
 
Current exhibits:
"The University Goes On": Indiana University During the Great Depression (Archives reception area and Wells Library lobby)
Without a doubt Indiana University felt the effects of the Great Depression -- it touched all corners of the university, including student life, athletics, and salaries. In the midst of this, New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Public Works Administration, and National Youth Administration helped IU to continue to develop and support Americans in their quest towards higher education. As part of Indiana University's celebration of Archives and Special Collections take a step into E460 -- and back in time -- to witness how the university weathered the storm known as the Great Depression.

At Home at Indiana: A Selection of Service Enterprises Records from 1940-1949 (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C178, the IU Auxiliary Enterprises records. According to the 1940-1941 Annual report of Service Enterprises - the department's original name - "The Service Enterprise Departments operate independently of the state budget, and must be self-supporting in every way. They are, however, operated by the University and considered as regular departments." Several departments fell under Service Enterprises, including the Halls of Residence, Indiana Memorial Union and the Union Food Department. It is from these records that a vivid account can be drawn of student life at Indiana University during a pivotal decade in United States history. Curated by graduate assistant Crystal Matjasic.

Finding aids now available online:

Indiana University Board of Trustees working papers, 1906-2006, Collection C44: The Indiana University Board of Trustees serve as the governing board of the University. Created in 1820, its powers include the capacity to possess all the real and personal property of the university, to allocate the income of the university, and to create or approve all rules necessary to carry these powers into effect. This collection contains agendas, correspondence and reports which support the discussion generated at the official Trustee meetings. (116 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB7343

Indiana University Dean of Women’s Office records, 1876-1951, Collection C165: The Dean of Women’s Office at Indiana University was created in 1901. Duties of the office covered all aspects of coed’s lives, from the classroom to a social environment. The collection consists of administrative files created by the Dean of Women’s office from 1917-1945. (20.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB7475

Alan Stanley Horowitz papers, 1938-1992, Collection C351: Alan Stanley Horowitz was curator of paleontology and part time professor of geology at Indiana University from 1966-1996. His collection consists of materials relating to his research interests and position at IU, including research relating to his work in the geological and paleontological fields and publications and records relating to professional organizations with which he was involved. (2.4 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB7341

Submitted by:Dina M. Kellams, Associate Archivist, Office of U. Archives and Records Mgmt.


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October 23rd - Volume 36, Issue 41

 

This Week in IUL News

  • Staff News
  • October is National Ergonomic Month
  • October Archives Month: the Great Depression
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: Implementing FRBR in Variations Music Discovery System
  • Policy-based Data Management Presentations
  • Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
  • 2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

 

Staff News

 

Effective October 19, Nancy Mathews accepted the position of Serials Procurement Specialist.  Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science in 1977 and her Masters of Library Science in 1988, both from IU.  She began her employment with the IU Libraries in 1985, as the Serials check-in/claim coordinator then moved to her recent position of Serials Control Bibliographic Coordinator in 1990.  Nancy brings a wealth of Serials knowledge to her new position.  Please join me in congratulating Nancy to her new position.

Submitted by:
Pam Owens, Head, Serials Acquisitions IUB

Todd Ramlo, currently the Sr. Collections Reference Assistant Area Studies in Middle Eastern, Islamic & Central Eurasian Studies, has accepted an additional 50% FTE position as the Sr. Collections Reference Assistant in the African Studies Area, effective 10/20/09.

Alisa Alering, Sr. Collections Reference Assistant in Latin American, Iberian, Latino & Chicano-Riqueno Area Studies, resigned her position effective 10/30/09 to pursue other opportunities.

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

Employee Publishes New Book

Michael Walter’s book, “Buddhism and Empire: the Political and Religious Culture of Early Tibet,” has been published by Brill (see:  http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Empire-Political-Religious-Culture/dp/9004175849/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255700383&sr=1-1). Michael is the Senior Monographic PCC/NACO Cataloger for Near Eastern, South Asian, Central Eurasian, and Russian languages in the Area Studies Section of the Technical Services Dept. in the Wells Library.  Congratulations to Michael on this very significant achievement!

Submitted by: Jackie Byrd, Section Head, Area Studies Cataloging Section, IUB 


 

Library News and Events


October is National Ergonomic Month
Your cube is your castle. But if your workstation is not designed with you in mind, it can be a royal pain in the neck … and the shoulders … and the lower back. Click here to read the entire article from Anthem’s Today’s Health and Wellness at http://w2.anthem.com/pdf/Todays_Health/Spring05_BCC_Ergonomics.pdf

Submitted by: Health, Wellness, & Ergonomics Group

October Archives Month: the Great Depression
As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events that documents the Great Depression.  This is the fourth year IU and community organizations have participated in the nationwide observance organized by the Society of American Archivists. In 2008, the Society of American Archivists recognized IU’s campaign as the best in the country.

Activities for the coming week in celebration of Archives and Special Collections Month

Presentation , Tuesday, Oct. 27, 12 – 1 p.m., “WPA Federal Radio Project Recordings and the Sound Directions Project, ” Morrison Hall 006. Alan Burdette, director of the Archives of Traditional Music, will play recordings from the WPA Federal Radio Project and discuss their efforts to document disappearing aspects of American culture. Those efforts are mirrored today in the Sound Directions Project to save these now rapidly deteriorating recordings.

Noon Talk, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 12:15–1:00 p.m., Faces and Farms: Photographs of Rural America in the Depression, IU Art Museum, Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Gallery of Twentieth-century Art, first floor. Librarian Bob Goehlert will discuss the policies of the New Deal's rural antipoverty agencies—the Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration—using photographs focusing on agrarian land and life during the 1930s.

Performance and Reception ,Thursday, Oct 29, 5 p.m., “Brother Can You Spare a Dime: Popular Music from the Great Depression,” Gerald Slocum Room, Lilly Library. IU Jacobs School of Music student Christopher Goodbeer and our own Alicia McCarther will sing selections from the vast sheet music collections at the Lilly Library, including “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries,” “We’re in the Money,” and “Hallelujah I'm a Bum.”

For additional information:  www.indiana.edu/~libevent

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: Implementing FRBR in Variations Music Discovery System
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 28th for a digital library brown bag presentation by Jenn Riley, Paul McElwain and Alex Berry. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.
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Implementing the FRBR Conceptual Model in the Variations Music Discovery System
Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program
Paul McElwain, Senior Software Analyst/Programmer, Digital Library Program
Alex Berry, Programmer/Analyst, Digital Library Program

The Variations/FRBR project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services from 2008 to 2011, is designed to fully implement the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) conceptual model in the production Variations music discovery system at IU. The project will provide an innovative discovery platform for musical materials on our campus, and will serve as a model for the development of other FRBRized library catalogs. This presentation will discuss the goals and accomplishments of the project, particular challenges our project team has encountered in turning a conceptual model into a concrete data model with an XML binding, and other technical issues surrounding the move from a MARC-based library catalog to a FRBR-based one.
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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

Policy-based Data Management Presentations
Greetings! Please join us on Thursday, October 29th and October 30th for two presentations by Reagan W. Moore, Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chief Scientist for Data Intensive Cyber Environments at RENCI, and Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center. 

October 29 at 2pm in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174

Policy-based Data Management

Abstract: Policy-based management systems are used to assemble data grids for sharing data, digital libraries for publishing data, and persistent archives for preserving reference collections.  Each environment provides similar functionality, while implementing unique management policies for retention, disposition, distribution, and replication.  The integrated Rule Oriented Data System enforces management policies, automates administrative functions, and automates validation of assessment criteria.  The principles behind the construction of policy-based data management infrastructure will be presented, as well as projects using the technology. LIVE Streaming of Talk available at: http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib. 

October 30 at 2pm at the Innovation Center, room 105

Dr. Moore will also be speaking on the same topic, Policy-based Data Management but with a different perspective on Friday, October 30.  The Center for Data and Search Informatics will host a reception at 2:00 pm with Dr. Moore’s talk to follow at 3:00 pm in the Innovation Center, room 105*.

Abstract: Scientific data proceed through a data life-cycle. Science researchers typically generate data that are managed within a local project (collection). They may then share data with other researchers (data grid), publish their data for use by the discipline (digital library), and create reference collections against which future research is compared (persistent archive). Each stage of the data life cycle is governed by a social consensus that determines the arrangement, retention, access, description, and manipulation mechanisms that are applied to the collection. The social consensus can be characterized as the management policies and procedures that enforce the desired collection properties. The iRODS (integrated Rule Oriented Data System) supports all stages of the data life cycle by mapping management policies to computer actionable rules, by mapping management procedures to computer executable workflows assembled from well-defined micro-services, and by verifying assessment criteria through queries on persistent state information. The iRODS data grid will be presented, along with current use of the iRODS technology in multiple data management applications.  LIVE Streaming Video of Talk available at: http://PTI.IU.edu  

*The Innovation Center is located at 2719 East 10Th St. (10th Street - 45/46 Bypass).
Take the complimentary shuttle service or city bus: Route 9 from the IU Wells Library at 2:15 or 2:35 p.m. to stop at 10th and Bypass. Cross intersection at light. Walk to Innovation Center.  There will be a Complimentary Shuttle Service:

1:00 PM Lindley Hall
1:15 PM Info West
1:45 PM Arrive at IC

2:10 PM Lindley Hall
2:30 PM Info West
2:50 PM Arrive at IC
4:15 Return Shuttle

Biography:   Reagan Moore is a Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chief Scientist for Data Intensive Cyber Environments at RENCI, and Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center at UNC. He coordinates research efforts in development of data grids, digital libraries, and preservation environments. An ongoing research interest is use of data grid technology to automate execution of management policies and validate trustworthiness of repositories.  Moore’s previous roles include: Director of the DICE group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Manager of production services at SDSC. Moore has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego, (1978) and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967).

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB

Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
 Registration is now open for the IOLUG fall program on November 13, 2009 at the Plainfield Public Library. Have you Googled yourself lately? What do others see when they check you out? What does your Web presence say about you? The IOLUG fall program will focus on managing your digital identity and organizing your personal, professional, and organizational roles.  Complete program information and registration at www.iolug.org.

Schedule
9-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:35 Introduction
9:35-10:30 Morning Keynote
Yes, You Are Speaking In Public: The Implications Of Building a Personal and Professional Online Presence
Jenica Rogers, M.L.S., Director of Libraries, State University of New York, Postdam, New York
10:30-10:40 Questions
10:45-11:45 3 Breakout Sessions—
Online Public Identities: The Unexpected Dangers
Jenica Rogers, M.L.S., Director of Libraries, State University of New York, Postdam, New York
Tips and Tricks
1. New Friend Request: Managing Personal and Professional Contacts on
Facebook
Jason Field, M.L.S. Chief Operating Officer, Hancock County Public Library
2. Search Engine Optimization
Michael Witt, M.L.S., Interdisciplinary Research Librarian, Purdue University
3. The Website with a Face: Digitally connecting to People Where They Are
Richard Bernier, M.L.S. Reference and Electronic Services Librarian at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
4. Virtual Venues and Collaboration: Strengthening your staff and services using Facebook
Misti Shaw, M.L.S. Music Librarian, DePauw University
Facebook Basics
Hands on computer lab on setting up Facebook and learning a few of the “ins and outs of social networking. Twitter basics will also be integrated into this session.
Daniel Nguyen, M.L.S. Web Developer, Indianapolis Marion County Public Library and Bill Helling, M.L.S. Assistant Director, Crawfordsville Public Library
11:45-12:30 Lunch and Biz meeting
12:30-1:20 Afternoon Keynote
Organizational Digital Identity
Toby Greenwalt, M.S.L.I.S., Virtual Services Coordinator at Skokie Public Library
1:20-1:30 Questions
1:30-1:45 Break
1:45-2:45 Repeat Breakout, but in place of Jenica Rogers session, an in depth session with Toby Greenwalt on Streamlining Social Media to One Location
2:45-3:45 Panel on Personal Experiences with Digital Identity
Melissa Kiser, M.L.S, Information Technology Librarian, Allen County Public Library
Kayla Gregory, Libraries Marketing Associate, Purdue University.
Malissa Hostetler, Graduate Student in Library Science at IUPUI
Lisa Lobdell, Graduate Student in Library Science at IUPUI

Submitted by: Marla Baden, IOLUG President, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources


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October 30th - Volume 36, Issue 42

 

This Week in IUL News
ALF Construction Update
October is National Ergonomic Month
October Archives Month: the Great Depression
Policy-based Data Management Presentations
First Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council Meeting
Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

Library News and Events

 

ALF Construction Update
The ALF construction project is underway.  The site has been graded, limestone outcroppings broken apart and removed, poured concrete footings are in place, and the walls for the new ALF collections vault are expected to begin to rise and be placed in position within the next week or two. 

The expansion of the ALF will provide the Libraries with secure, Preservation-quality, climate-controlled space for as many as 4,000,000 additional bound volumes, a distinct film storage area, as well as additional loading dock and collection sorting space.  The collection environment, maintained at a constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit and 30% Relative Humidity, extends the life of most paper-based materials for up to 300 additional years of use.  The project is expected to be complete by early-July 2010, at approximately the time the current collection vault will have reached its capacity.  

There are presently over 2,000,000 rare, fragile, valuable and seldom-used items housed in the ALF.  Materials there are shelved by size in the secure collections area and are retrieved by ALF Services staff with the aid of a forklift-style vehicle.   The Libraries are currently developing selection criteria for filling the new space.  The fill process is expected to take as many as ten years to complete.

The ALF, opened in August 2002, features state-of-the-art book Preservation and paper Conservation laboratories and is one of approximately sixty high-density storage facilities that serve academic library communities and Universities in the United States.  The ALF Services staff provides same-day delivery service to 19 IUB library service points six days per week, as well as electronic delivery of articles via the Request Article Delivery service.   Deliveries to regional campus libraries leave Bloomington five days per week.

The expansion of the ALF will provide the Libraries with space to continue to address the crowded collection areas in most locations throughout the IUB library system, as well as opportunities for the IU Libraries and the campus to repurpose or rethink the use of library space.

Submitted by: Vaughn Nuest, Manager, Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility

October is National Ergonomic Month
Your cube is your castle. But if your workstation is not designed with you in mind, it can be a royal pain in the neck … and the shoulders … and the lower back. Click here to read the entire article from Anthem’s Today’s Health and Wellness at http://w2.anthem.com/pdf/Todays_Health/Spring05_BCC_Ergonomics.pdf

Submitted by: Health, Wellness, & Ergonomics Group

October Archives Month: the Great Depression
As part of a nationwide campaign to recognize the importance of archives to teaching and research, in October the IU Libraries will present a month-long series of events that documents the Great Depression.  This is the fourth year IU and community organizations have participated in the nationwide observance organized by the Society of American Archivists. In 2008, the Society of American Archivists recognized IU’s campaign as the best in the country.

For additional information:  www.indiana.edu/~libevent

Submitted by: Eric Bartheld, Director of Communications, IUB

Policy-based Data Management Presentations
October 30 at 2pm at the Innovation Center, room 105
Dr. Moore will also be speaking on the same topic, Policy-based Data Management but with a different perspective on Friday, October 30.  The Center for Data and Search Informatics will host a reception at 2:00 pm with Dr. Moore’s talk to follow at 3:00 pm in the Innovation Center, room 105*.

Abstract: Scientific data proceed through a data life-cycle. Science researchers typically generate data that are managed within a local project (collection). They may then share data with other researchers (data grid), publish their data for use by the discipline (digital library), and create reference collections against which future research is compared (persistent archive). Each stage of the data life cycle is governed by a social consensus that determines the arrangement, retention, access, description, and manipulation mechanisms that are applied to the collection. The social consensus can be characterized as the management policies and procedures that enforce the desired collection properties. The iRODS (integrated Rule Oriented Data System) supports all stages of the data life cycle by mapping management policies to computer actionable rules, by mapping management procedures to computer executable workflows assembled from well-defined micro-services, and by verifying assessment criteria through queries on persistent state information. The iRODS data grid will be presented, along with current use of the iRODS technology in multiple data management applications.  LIVE Streaming Video of Talk available at: http://PTI.IU.edu  

*The Innovation Center is located at 2719 East 10Th St. (10th Street - 45/46 Bypass).
Take the complimentary shuttle service or city bus: Route 9 from the IU Wells Library at 2:15 or 2:35 p.m. to stop at 10th and Bypass. Cross intersection at light. Walk to Innovation Center.  There will be a Complimentary Shuttle Service:

1:00 PM Lindley Hall
1:15 PM Info West
1:45 PM Arrive at IC

2:10 PM Lindley Hall
2:30 PM Info West
2:50 PM Arrive at IC
4:15 Return Shuttle

Biography:   Reagan Moore is a Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chief Scientist for Data Intensive Cyber Environments at RENCI, and Director of the Data Intensive Cyber Environments Center at UNC. He coordinates research efforts in development of data grids, digital libraries, and preservation environments. An ongoing research interest is use of data grid technology to automate execution of management policies and validate trustworthiness of repositories.  Moore’s previous roles include: Director of the DICE group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and Manager of production services at SDSC. Moore has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego, (1978) and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967).

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program, IUB

First Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council Meeting
The first Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council (IULFC) Meeting of the year will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 1pm-3pm Eastern Time.  The meeting will be held in Wells Library E252, with video capabilities at each of the regional IU campuses.  IULFC Meetings are open to all interested librarians.   If you need the room number to participate via video, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu ), IULFC Secretary. 

Submitted by: Sheri Michaels, IULFC Secretary

Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
 Registration is now open for the IOLUG fall program on November 13, 2009 at the Plainfield Public Library. Have you Googled yourself lately? What do others see when they check you out? What does your Web presence say about you? The IOLUG fall program will focus on managing your digital identity and organizing your personal, professional, and organizational roles.  Complete program information and registration at www.iolug.org.

Submitted by: Marla Baden, IOLUG President, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
On November 13th and 14th, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) will be hosting a two-day conference “Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music,” which will bring together Black rock musicians from different generations and regions with music critics and scholars to discuss the socio-political history, musical developments, and the future of Black rock. The main component of the conference will be three panels, each exploring the following topics:  The conceptualization and origins of Black rock; The politics of Black rock; The face of Black rock in the 21st century.  A related exhibit has been mounted in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s Bridgwaters Lounge.

The core panelists will be those artists considered to be innovators and practitioners of Black rock in the United States, including representatives from the East and West coasts such as Linda Tillery, Stew, Ike Willis, Tamar-kali, and Netic. The conference also celebrates the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Black Rock Coalition, which was founded to create "a united atmosphere conducive to the maximum development, exposure, [and] acceptance of Black alternative music."  In conjunction with the conference, the AAAMC has also collaborated with a number of units and organizations at Indiana University to arrange a series of film screenings, concerts, and workshops, which will be hosted on the Bloomington campus November 6-14.

For additional information on events, times, locations, and registration, visit the official conference website at http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/br/brconf_2009.html. 

Submitted by: Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Archives of African American Music & Culture, IUB

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2009 Fall Educational Webcast entitled:  “Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users”

The program’s goal is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices. The program’s objectives are as follows:
Describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
Demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
Explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
Discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

Date:               November 18, 2009
Time:              2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:             IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, November 16, 2009. 

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under contract with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources

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November

 

November 6th - Volume 36, Issue 43 | November 13th - Volume 36, Issue 44

November 20th - Volume 36, Issue 45 | November 25th - Volume 36, Issue 46

 


November 6th - Volume 36, Issue 43

 

This Week in IUL News

IPFW Helmke Library 2008 Annual Report
First Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council Meeting
Digital Library Brown Bag: Big Digital Machine
Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

 

Library News and Events

 

IPFW Helmke Library 2008 Annual Report
The IPFW Helmke Library has published it’s first electronic copy of their Library Annual Report. It is a brief summary of the activities and achievements of the Helmke Library faculty and staff and a compilation of major data and statistics. 

As you will see it was a productive year.  I look forward to sharing future annual reports with you. http://www.lib.ipfw.edu/fileadmin/www.lib.ipfw.edu/library_info/about/mission_goals/annual_report/2008_Annual_Report.pdf

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


First Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council Meeting
The first Indiana University Libraries Faculty Council (IULFC) Meeting of the year will be held on Friday, November 6, 2009 from 1pm-3pm Eastern Time.  The meeting will be held in Wells Library E252, with video capabilities at each of the regional IU campuses.  IULFC Meetings are open to all interested librarians.   If you need the room number to participate via video, please contact Sherri Michaels (mailto:shmichae@indiana.edu ), IULFC Secretary. 

Submitted by: Sheri Michaels, IULFC Secretary

Digital Library Brown Bag: Big Digital Machine
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, November 11, for a digital library brown bag presentation by Robert McDonald. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.

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Big Digital Machine
Robert McDonald

Many of us on the IU campuses have been hearing talk about the concept of the Big Digital Machine (BDM) at IU. This concept has been developed over the past two years by our CIO and Vice-President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler. This DLP Brownbag session will look at how the BDM concept is being applied to the Empowering People Information Technology Strategic Plan currently being implemented by the university. Topics covered will concern strategic system-wide infrastructure as well as joint initiatives between the Libraries and UITS which will be leverage points for the facilitation of the BDM concept and its application to the Indiana University System.

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Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib 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: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program

Hot or Not: Managing Your Digital Identity
 Registration is now open for the IOLUG fall program on November 13, 2009 at the Plainfield Public Library. Have you Googled yourself lately? What do others see when they check you out? What does your Web presence say about you? The IOLUG fall program will focus on managing your digital identity and organizing your personal, professional, and organizational roles.  Complete program information and registration at www.iolug.org.

Submitted by: Marla Baden, IOLUG President, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
On November 13th and 14th, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) will be hosting a two-day conference “Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music,” which will bring together Black rock musicians from different generations and regions with music critics and scholars to discuss the socio-political history, musical developments, and the future of Black rock. The main component of the conference will be three panels, each exploring the following topics:  The conceptualization and origins of Black rock; The politics of Black rock; The face of Black rock in the 21st century.  A related exhibit has been mounted in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s Bridgwaters Lounge.

The core panelists will be those artists considered to be innovators and practitioners of Black rock in the United States, including representatives from the East and West coasts such as Linda Tillery, Stew, Ike Willis, Tamar-kali, and Netic. The conference also celebrates the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Black Rock Coalition, which was founded to create "a united atmosphere conducive to the maximum development, exposure, [and] acceptance of Black alternative music."  In conjunction with the conference, the AAAMC has also collaborated with a number of units and organizations at Indiana University to arrange a series of film screenings, concerts, and workshops, which will be hosted on the Bloomington campus November 6-14.

For additional information on events, times, locations, and registration, visit the official conference website at http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/br/brconf_2009.html. 

Submitted by: Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Archives of African American Music & Culture, IUB

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2009 Fall Educational Webcast entitled:  “Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users”

The program’s goal is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices. The program’s objectives are as follows:
Describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
Demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
Explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
Discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

Date:               November 18, 2009
Time:              2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:             IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, November 16, 2009. 

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under contract with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Betty Davis, Libraries Human Resources


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November 13th - Volume 36, Issue 44

 

This Week in IUL News

Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
GIS Day
Great American Smokeout
Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Nov. 19th
Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

Library News and Events
Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music
On November 13th and 14th, the Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC) will be hosting a two-day conference “Reclaiming the Right to Rock: Black Experiences in Rock Music,” which will bring together Black rock musicians from different generations and regions with music critics and scholars to discuss the socio-political history, musical developments, and the future of Black rock. The main component of the conference will be three panels, each exploring the following topics:  The conceptualization and origins of Black rock; The politics of Black rock; The face of Black rock in the 21st century.  A related exhibit has been mounted in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center’s Bridgwaters Lounge.

The core panelists will be those artists considered to be innovators and practitioners of Black rock in the United States, including representatives from the East and West coasts such as Linda Tillery, Stew, Ike Willis, Tamar-kali, and Netic. The conference also celebrates the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Black Rock Coalition, which was founded to create "a united atmosphere conducive to the maximum development, exposure, [and] acceptance of Black alternative music."  In conjunction with the conference, the AAAMC has also collaborated with a number of units and organizations at Indiana University to arrange a series of film screenings, concerts, and workshops, which will be hosted on the Bloomington campus November 6-14.

For additional information on events, times, locations, and registration, visit the official conference website at http://www.indiana.edu/~aaamc/br/brconf_2009.html. 

Submitted by: Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Archives of African American Music & Culture, IUB

GIS Day
All staff are invited to visit GIS Day events, hosted again this year by the IUB Libraries on Wednesday, November 18th  from 10a.m.-3p.m. in the Wells Library Lobby.

For details see: http://gisday.indiana.edu/index.htm. There will be 19 tables this year.  The Libraries’ table will demo Simply Map, Lexis-Nexis Datasets, OECD iLibrary, and other geographic and data databases.

The location and time for the keynote speaker, Elinor Ostrom, has been changed to accommodate a larger audience.  Please note the new time and location: http://gisday.indiana.edu/keynote.html

Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Keynote Title: Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Study the Effects of Diverse Institutions

Wednesday, November 18, 2009  5:00pm
Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
The Indiana Geological Survey will provide refreshments for the keynote address.

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head, Government Information & Kent Cooper Services, Geology Library, and Geography & Map Library, IUB

Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is held every year on the third Thursday of November. This year it falls on November 19, 2009. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps make people aware of the many tools they can use to quit for good. Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have some means of support, such as nicotine replacement products, counseling, stop-smoking groups, telephone smoking cessation hotline, prescription medicines to lessen cravings, guide books, encouragement and support from friends and family members. Using two or more of these measures to help you quit works better than using any one of them alone.

Some resources for support and program information -
IU Tobacco Cessation Quit for Life Program information:
http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/cessation.html
IU Health Center offers Tobacco Cessation assistance:
http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/departments/healthandwellness/smoking/quitsmoke.html
Free Indiana Tobacco Quitline:
1-800-QUITNOW
American Cancer Society Great American Health Challenge:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/subsite/greatamericans/smokeout.asp
American Heart Association:
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3048036

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

Metadata Discussion Group Meeting: Nov. 19th
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 November 19, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss:
Bowen, Jennifer. (June 2008). "Metadata to support next-generation library resource discovery: lessons from the eXtensible Catalog, Phase 1." Information Technology and Libraries 27(2): 6-19. IU Libraries online subscription.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will host MLA’s 2009 Fall Educational Webcast entitled:  “Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users”

The program’s goal is to familiarize information professionals with current and emerging mobile technologies, innovative initiatives using mobile devices, useful mobile software applications, and funding options for projects using mobile devices. The program’s objectives are as follows:
Describe mobile technology and its value for librarians and health care professionals
Demonstrate mobile technology devices and innovative applications
Explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals
Discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobile technology programs

Date:               November 18, 2009
Time:              2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Place:             IUPUI University Library Room UL Conference Room 1116

Participants will receive 2 MLA CE contact hours.

Please email Jan Cox ( jcox2@iupui.edu ) if you are planning to attend this webcast by Noon on Monday, November 16, 2009. 

The sponsorship of this webcast site has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under contract with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Submitted by: Jan Cox, Head Librarian, IU School of Dentistry Library

2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Denise Stuempfle, Chair, 2009-10 Jenkins Award Committee


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November 20th 2009 -Volume 36, Issue 45

 

This Week in IUL News

Staff News
New Wylie House Education Center Under Construction
Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

 

Staff News

Congratulations to Heidi Busch, Acquisitions Division Serials Control Coordinator!  Heidi was inducted into the Beta Pi Mu  - Chi Chapter, the International Library and Information Science Honor Society,  on November 18, 2009.

Submitted by: Pam Owens, Head of Serials Acquisitions Unit, IUB 

Library News and Events

New Wylie House Education Center Under Construction
Work is progressing on the new Wylie House Education Center. We’ve posted photos of the historic barn in its current location and others that document the excavation and construction here at Wylie House here: www.flickr.com/photos/wylie_house  Neidigh Construction hopes to start dismantling the barn any day now. We will document that process as well and post those photos to Flickr in the coming days and weeks.

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

Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
Applications for Librarians’ Support Grants:

Applications for IUB Librarians’ Support Grant funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on December 15.  Other deadlines for the fund are March 15, June 15, and September 15.  Applications are reviewed upon the deadline and notification of the decision given as soon as possible, but notification must be no later than one month after the end of the funding cycle in which the request was submitted.  The Support Grant guidelines and the application form are found in the Bloomington Library Faculty Handbook, pp. 26-31; or at: 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=129 (guidelines)
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=55 (application form).

Submitted by: Research Leave and Support Grant Funds Committee:
Sherri Michaels, Chair
Dave Frasier
Nels Gunderson


2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Denise Stuempfle, Chair, 2009-10 Jenkins Award Committee

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November 25th - Volume 36, Issue 46

 

This Week in IUL News

IPFW Student Art in the Library Fall 2009
InULA December Luncheon
Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations

 

Library News and Events 

IPFW Student Art in the Library Fall 2009
 The fall 2009 exhibition of Student Art in the Library is on display until March 19, 2010, in the Walter E. Helmke Library on the IPFW campus.  Our community partner, United Art and Education, awards gift cards to the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners of the competition. The winners this season are:
 
1st place - Swikar Patel for "Confluence"
2nd place - M. Dawn Hiester for "My Blue Self"
3rd place - Randy V. Jackson for "Derailed by Progress"
 
Student Art in the Library showcases the artistic work of students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  The artwork from each exhibition is preserved in the library's digital archive, mDON Mastodon Digital Object Network > Faculty & Student Research Projects > Student Art in the Library.

Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library

InULA December Luncheon
The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and guest to join us for the InULA December Luncheon on Friday, December 11 from 11:30am - 1:30pm in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IUB campus. We're changing things up this year and are very excited to be trying this new location and a new food source: Food Works for Middle Way House (a catering business that is part of a local non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence).

In addition, we're even more excited to announce the speaker for this year's luncheon, Dr. Christine Barbour, a professor in Political Science at IUB who also participates in and writes about the slow food movement for Bloom Magazine and her own publications. She is the co-director of the Slow Food Bloomington organization and her presentation at the luncheon is called "If We are What We Eat, Who Are You?" Food Works makes a point of buying in-season and from local sources whenever possible so Dr. Barbour's talk should be fascinating as well as highly relevant to the meal we will be enjoying together!

Google Map for Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 N. Jordan Ave.) - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,+bloomington,+indiana&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.042042,62.314453&ie=UTF8&hq=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,&hnear=Bloomington,+IN&ll=39.171527,-86.51669&spn=0.017234,0.030427&z=15&iwloc=A
Dr. Christine Barbour - http://www.christinebarbour.com/ Food Works for Middle Way House - http://middlewayfoodworks.org

Since we are having such a special event this year, we also want to further the celebration by lowering the cost of the luncheon:

InULA Members: $5/person
Non-members: $10/person

Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Friday, December 4 if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. As part of the annual luncheon tradition, we will be offering door prizes so be ready to celebrate, eat good food, learn a little, and enjoy yourself!

Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB

Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
Applications for Librarians’ Support Grants:

Applications for IUB Librarians’ Support Grant funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on December 15.  Other deadlines for the fund are March 15, June 15, and September 15.  Applications are reviewed upon the deadline and notification of the decision given as soon as possible, but notification must be no later than one month after the end of the funding cycle in which the request was submitted.  The Support Grant guidelines and the application form are found in the Bloomington Library Faculty Handbook, pp. 26-31; or at: 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=129 (guidelines)
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=55 (application form).

Submitted by: Research Leave and Support Grant Funds Committee:
Sherri Michaels, Chair
Dave Frasier
Nels Gunderson


2010 William Evans Jenkins Award Nominations
Named for William Evans Jenkins, former Chief Librarian of Indiana University, this award may be presented annually to a current or former librarian on the Bloomington campus, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession in general. While eligibility for the award is limited to former and current Bloomington campus librarians, nominations may be made by any member of the Indiana University community.

Outstanding BLF colleagues deserve our recognition and appreciation. William Evans Jenkins should be remembered for his vision for the Indiana University Libraries and for his commitment to the profession, as a whole. By nominating a librarian you admire and respect, you are keeping the memory of William Evans Jenkins alive and inspiring others to perform at the highest level. Nominations for this award may be submitted, individually or jointly.

Note: Sadly, no nominations were received for the 2009 award. Please, let us make a special effort to identify and nominate potential candidates for the 2010 award.

How to submit:
An “intention to nominate” message must be sent to Betty Davis (betdavis@indiana.edu) by November 30, 2009.

Documentation on the Intranet: The Jenkins Award nomination form: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=40
The Jenkins award documentation: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=249
Past Jenkins Award recipients: http://elmo.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=paper&Id=2394

Timetable: November 30, 2009: Intent to nominate due February 1, 2010: Jenkins Award nomination form due March 1, 2010: Supporting letters due (minimum of three)

Submitted by: Denise Stuempfle, Chair, 2009-10 Jenkins Award Committee


 

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December

 

December 4th - Volume 36, Issue 47 | December 11th - Volume 36, Issue 48

December 18th - Volume 36, Issue 49 | December 23rd - Volume 36, Issue 50

 


December 4th - Volume 36, Issue 47

 

This Week in IUL News

Staff News
IPFW Student Art in the Library, Fall 2009
Wylie House Event: Mozart and Beethoven Chamber Music
Digital Library Brown Bag: An Overview of Sakai 3
InULA December Luncheon
Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines

 

 

Staff News

Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries Announcement

Dear IU Librarians and members of the IU Libraries Staff,
 
As you know, the search and screen committee for the Ruth Lilly Dean of the Indiana University Libraries forwarded the names of two outstanding finalists. It was clear that each of the finalists would have brought great strengths to the position. I am pleased to inform you that I have extended an offer to Brenda Johnson, and she has enthusiastically accepted.
 
I am confident that Brenda will provide outstanding leadership for the IU Libraries and that she will continue and build upon the many strong partnerships that now exist with the Libraries and its many constituents.
  
I am very grateful to Carolyn Walters for her leadership during this time of transition. Carolyn will continue as interim dean until March 1, 2010, when Brenda will assume office.
 
I am grateful, too, to each of you. The IU Libraries truly are crucial to Indiana University’s missions of research and teaching. Your excellent work has contributed to the success of one of the nation’s finest university libraries.
 
Best wishes,
 
Karen Hanson, Provost and Executive Vice President

Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Library Human Resources

 

Library News and Events 

IPFW Student Art in the Library Fall 2009
 The fall 2009 exhibition of Student Art in the Library is on display until March 19, 2010, in the Walter E. Helmke Library on the IPFW campus.  Our community partner, United Art and Education, awards gift cards to the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners of the competition. The winners this season are:
 
1st place - Swikar Patel for "Confluence"
2nd place - M. Dawn Hiester for "My Blue Self"
3rd place - Randy V. Jackson for "Derailed by Progress"
 
Student Art in the Library showcases the artistic work of students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  The artwork from each exhibition is preserved in the library's digital archive, mDON Mastodon Digital Object Network > Faculty & Student Research Projects > Student Art in the Library.

Submitted by: Pamela Effrein Sandstrom, IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library

Wylie House Event: Mozart and Beethoven Chamber Music
When: Saturday, December 5th,
Time: Noon—1:00 pm, doors open at 11:30
Where: Wylie House Museum, 307 E. 2nd Street

Join us in the front parlor for a free one-hour concert of music by Mozart and Beethoven performed on classical woodwinds. Musicians are students of Prof. Michael McCraw, Director of the Early Music Institute. Doors open at 11:30. Street parking only. For additional information, contact Bridget Edwards at Wylie House, bledward@indiana.edu.

Click here to view the poster for the event.

Submitted by: Bridget Edwards, Wylie House Museum, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: An Overview of Sakai 3
Greetings! Please join us this coming Wednesday, December 9 for our final digital library brown bag presentation of the Fall 2009 series by Mark Notess of the Digital Library Program. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00-1:00.
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An Overview of Sakai 3
by Mark Notess, Digital Library Program

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Herman B Wells Library Room E174, the Media Showing Room (IUB)

Sakai 3 will eventually mean a major change in IU's Oncourse. This talk will provide an overview of Sakai 3 current plans and directions, including an emphasis on content authoring and social media. The current Sakaibrary project work will be summarized. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the implications of Sakai 3 for libraries.
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The Digital Library Brown Bag series will commence with a new program in the Spring 2010 semester. Information about the Spring schedule will be announced on our listserv and on our web site, http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/


This semester's Digital Library Brown Bag series will be available for remote access via the Web, unless otherwise specified. Presentation slides and audio will be available at: http://breeze.iu.edu/diglib. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

Submitted by: Stacy Kowalczyk, Digital Library Program

InULA December Luncheon
The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and guest to join us for the InULA December Luncheon on Friday, December 11 from 11:30am - 1:30pm in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IUB campus. We're changing things up this year and are very excited to be trying this new location and a new food source: Food Works for Middle Way House (a catering business that is part of a local non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence).

In addition, we're even more excited to announce the speaker for this year's luncheon, Dr. Christine Barbour, a professor in Political Science at IUB who also participates in and writes about the slow food movement for Bloom Magazine and her own publications. She is the co-director of the Slow Food Bloomington organization and her presentation at the luncheon is called "If We are What We Eat, Who Are You?" Food Works makes a point of buying in-season and from local sources whenever possible so Dr. Barbour's talk should be fascinating as well as highly relevant to the meal we will be enjoying together!

Google Map for Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 N. Jordan Ave.) - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,+bloomington,+indiana&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.042042,62.314453&ie=UTF8&hq=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,&hnear=Bloomington,+IN&ll=39.171527,-86.51669&spn=0.017234,0.030427&z=15&iwloc=A
Dr. Christine Barbour - http://www.christinebarbour.com/ Food Works for Middle Way House - http://middlewayfoodworks.org

Since we are having such a special event this year, we also want to further the celebration by lowering the cost of the luncheon:

InULA Members: $5/person
Non-members: $10/person

Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Friday, December 4 if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. As part of the annual luncheon tradition, we will be offering door prizes so be ready to celebrate, eat good food, learn a little, and enjoy yourself!

Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB

Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
Applications for Librarians’ Support Grants:

Applications for IUB Librarians’ Support Grant funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on December 15.  Other deadlines for the fund are March 15, June 15, and September 15.  Applications are reviewed upon the deadline and notification of the decision given as soon as possible, but notification must be no later than one month after the end of the funding cycle in which the request was submitted.  The Support Grant guidelines and the application form are found in the Bloomington Library Faculty Handbook, pp. 26-31; or at: 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=129 (guidelines)
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=55 (application form).

Submitted by: Research Leave and Support Grant Funds Committee:
Sherri Michaels, Chair
Dave Frasier
Nels Gunderson
 

  
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December 11th - Volume 36, Issue 48

 

This Week in IUL News

Staff News
University Archives Update
InULA December Luncheon
Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Dec. 17th, 2009
Geology becomes Geosciences Library
IUScholarWorks Provides New Digital Home for The Medieval Review

 

Staff News

Sarah Fogleman, Senior Collections Reference Assistant in Area Studies, will be leaving the libraries on December 17th to pursue other opportunities.

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources


Library News and Events 

University Archives Update
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. Are you following the Archives on Twitter? www.twitter.com/IUBArchives
 
Current exhibits:
"The University Goes On": Indiana University During the Great Depression (Archives reception area and Wells Library lobby)
Without a doubt Indiana University felt the effects of the Great Depression -- it touched all corners of the university, including student life, athletics, and salaries. In the midst of this, New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration, Public Works Administration, and National Youth Administration helped IU to continue to develop and support Americans in their quest towards higher education. As part of Indiana University's celebration of Archives and Special Collections take a step into E460 -- and back in time -- to witness how the university weathered the storm known as the Great Depression.

At Home at Indiana: A Selection of Service Enterprises Records from 1940-1949 (Archives reading room)
This exhibit showcases a small selection of records found in the rich resources of Collection C178, the IU Auxiliary Enterprises records. According to the 1940-1941 Annual report of Service Enterprises - the department's original name - "The Service Enterprise Departments operate independently of the state budget, and must be self-supporting in every way. They are, however, operated by the University and considered as regular departments." Several departments fell under Service Enterprises, including the Halls of Residence, Indiana Memorial Union and the Union Food Department. It is from these records that a vivid account can be drawn of student life at Indiana University during a pivotal decade in United States history. Curated by graduate assistant Crystal Matjasic.

Finding aids now available online:
Alpha Phi Omega Mu Chapter records, 1927-2008, Collection C355: Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity founded on leadership, friendship, and service. The Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega was established at Indiana University on December 15, 1929. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, pledge records, newsletters, awards, videotapes, photographs, and scrapbooks. (12.8 cubic feet)
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB1747

Joseph Charles Muhler papers, 1919-1997, Collection C356: Joseph C. Muhler was an assistant professor of chemistry at Indiana University from 1951 to 1972, and research professor of dental science and director of the School of Dentistry’s Dental Research Institute from 1972 until his retirement in 1984. Muhler was the leader of the team that developed the original formula for Crest toothpaste in the 1950s, and his interests included that of preventative dentistry and its practices. The collection consists primarily of papers related to Dr. Muhler’s research interests and his activities at IU, including original research, publications, correspondence, teaching files, student theses and materials relating to professional organizations. Records related to his Crest research are included in the collection. (25.2 cubic feet).
http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB6924

Terry J. Martin papers, 1950-1998, Collection C357: A specialist in American Literature, Terry J. Martin taught in the Indiana University English Department from 1954 until his retirement in 1992. The Martin papers consist of his published works, unpublished drafts, research notes, class notes, and correspondence. Prominent in the collection are research files on his Parables of Possibility.(2.4 cubic feet)
 http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/archives/InU-Ar-VAB8246

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

InULA December Luncheon
The InULA Program & Social Committee would like to invite you and guest to join us for the InULA December Luncheon on Friday, December 11 from 11:30am - 1:30pm in the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the IUB campus. We're changing things up this year and are very excited to be trying this new location and a new food source: Food Works for Middle Way House (a catering business that is part of a local non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence).

In addition, we're even more excited to announce the speaker for this year's luncheon, Dr. Christine Barbour, a professor in Political Science at IUB who also participates in and writes about the slow food movement for Bloom Magazine and her own publications. She is the co-director of the Slow Food Bloomington organization and her presentation at the luncheon is called "If We are What We Eat, Who Are You?" Food Works makes a point of buying in-season and from local sources whenever possible so Dr. Barbour's talk should be fascinating as well as highly relevant to the meal we will be enjoying together!

Google Map for Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (275 N. Jordan Ave.) - http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,+bloomington,+indiana&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.042042,62.314453&ie=UTF8&hq=neal-marshall+black+culture+center,&hnear=Bloomington,+IN&ll=39.171527,-86.51669&spn=0.017234,0.030427&z=15&iwloc=A
Dr. Christine Barbour - http://www.christinebarbour.com/ Food Works for Middle Way House - http://middlewayfoodworks.org

Since we are having such a special event this year, we also want to further the celebration by lowering the cost of the luncheon:

InULA Members: $5/person
Non-members: $10/person

Please RSVP to Julie Hardesty (jlhardes@indiana.edu) by Friday, December 4 if you plan to attend and if you plan to bring a guest. As part of the annual luncheon tradition, we will be offering door prizes so be ready to celebrate, eat good food, learn a little, and enjoy yourself!

Submitted by: Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Library Program, IUB

Librarians’ Support Grant Deadlines
Applications for Librarians’ Support Grants:

Applications for IUB Librarians’ Support Grant funds to support research, professional development, or service are due on December 15.  Other deadlines for the fund are March 15, June 15, and September 15.  Applications are reviewed upon the deadline and notification of the decision given as soon as possible, but notification must be no later than one month after the end of the funding cycle in which the request was submitted.  The Support Grant guidelines and the application form are found in the Bloomington Library Faculty Handbook, pp. 26-31; or at: 
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=policy&Id=129 (guidelines)
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/intranet/materials.php?mt=form&Id=55 (application form).

Submitted by: Research Leave and Support Grant Funds Committee:
Sherri Michaels, Chair
Dave Frasier
Nels Gunderson


Metadata Discussion Group Meeting, Dec. 17th, 2009
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 December 17, 2009
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Place: Wells Library Staff Lounge, 3rd floor East tower

Article to discuss: Nilsson, M., P. Johnston, et al. (2006). "Towards an interoperability framework for metadata standards." Metadata for Knowledge and Learning: Proceedings of DC-2006, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 3-6 October 2006. Available online at http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/ojs/pubs/article/view/835/831.

Hope to see you there!

Submitted by: Jenn Riley, Metadata Librarian, IUB

InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is January 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by:  Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

Geology becomes Geosciences Library
As the materials from the Geography and Map Library are reassigned locations, faculty from the Geography and Geology departments recommended changing the name of the Geology Library to the Geosciences Library. IUCAT already reflects this change.

Geography & Map Library --- where is what going?
No one place could accommodate all of the collections held in the Geography & Map Library so the following summarizes where the materials are being reassigned:

Reserves The majority of the Geography faculty indicated that they will ask the Geosciences Library to handle course reserves, including e-reserves but some may, of course, select reserve services in the Wells Library.

Books
Duplicates which had not circulated have been withdrawn.
Materials circulated less than three times since 1993 have been relocated to ALF.
Materials related to atmospheric sciences (meteorology, climatology), geophysical, biogeography, environmental geography, and remote sensing, are to be relocated to the Geosciences Library.
Books related to cultural, economic and historical geography as well as most cartographic/map related materials will be located in the Wells Library. This includes materials on map librarianship.

Journals As approved by the faculty, print journals owned or transitioning to electronic subscriptions are being transferred to the ALF, except for a few titles of high demand which will be located in the Geosciences Library. Current print subscription with no e-access will be transferred to the Geosciences Library. [Note: because of space in Geosciences, ALF transfers from Geosciences (Geology) are following these same guidelines.]

Atlases High-use, current atlases will be transferred to Wells. Other atlases have been transferred to the ALF.

Maps
The Indiana Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Indiana maps and plat books, historic, international and uncataloged map collections are being moved the end of December to ET2 (East Tower 2) of the Wells Library. Secure access for the Sanborns and rare maps will be handled through the ALF Reading Room.
U.S.G.S. maps are being de-duped between the Geography and Map Library and Geology Library holdings with major series merged in the Geosciences Library, but this is not comprehensive because of space but also because of the historical usefulness of some of the series. Because of the extensive holdings, sorting the duplicates will continue probably throughout 2010. [Note: this follows the recommendations of the Map Study Task Force, 2008.] [In addition to U.S.G.S. efforts to digitize their publications (see their USGS Publications Warehouse), staff in the Geosciences Library are working with the Indiana Geological Survey and a commercial vendor on increased digital access to Indiana maps within these collections.]
Decisions are pending on Visual Relief Maps (G3200.C18 svar .V5), U.S. Weather Maps, and other miscellaneous collections because of cataloging and ALF-transfer issues.

Aerial Photographs: Monroe County aerial photographs will be transferred to ET2. Other aerial photograph have been contributed to the Indiana Historical Aerial Photo Index (IHAPI) project of the Indiana Geological Survey because holdings were scattered and incomplete. See: http://129.79.145.7/arcims/IHAPI/index.html.

New Locations within IUCAT to look for -- all to be on East Tower 2:
_rcmaps == Blmgtn - Wells Library – Maps (will include all maps in L.C. Classification; maps
located in _docsmaps will be SuDocs only)
_rcmapref == Blmgtn – Wells Library – Maps Reference
Will include bibliographies, indexes, guides to Maps
_rcmapsrare == Blmgtn – Wells Library – Rare maps
Will include Sanborns, Indiana maps before 1950; Kinsey maps, and other unique holdings.

Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions. libgm@indiana.edu

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head of Government Information & Kent Cooper Services, Geology Library, and Geography & Map Library 

IUScholarWorks Provides New Digital Home for The Medieval Review
 The full archives of The Medieval Review, a groundbreaking publication recognized as one of the first scholarly humanities publications to be made freely available online, are now preserved in IUScholarWorks.

Founded by classicist James O’Donnell and medievalist Eugene Vance and published since 1993, The Medieval Review embraced an open-access method of publishing that abandoned paper and ink for the immediate and free access afforded by the Internet. 

The IU Libraries have not only added the entire run into IUScholarWorks repository in order to provide a stable, searchable archive but have also designed a prospective publishing platform for the review’s continued publication.

IUScholarWorks, managed by the IU Libraries, is the university’s online home for preserving and sharing research. It is supported by the IU Libraries and the IU Digital Library Program, a collaborative effort of the IU Libraries and University Information Technology Services.

See https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/3631.

To mark this major milestone for IUScholarWorks we would like to acknowledge and thank the following IU Libraries staff for their expertise in accomplishing this major project:

Randall Floyd, Digital Library Program: software development, user interface design, web programming, prospective publishing workflow design, project leadership, and mentoring

Jim Halliday, Digital Library Program: software development, testing, and responsibility for ingesting the backfile of 2,500 review articles

Garett Montanez, IUScholarWorks: web programming

Sherri Michaels, IUScholarWorks: guidance in crafting a new copyright statement and review of their existing policy

Jennifer Laherty, IUScholarWorks: overall project management and liaison to The Medieval Review staff

Jenn Riley, Digital Library Program: metadata consulting

Michelle Dalmau, Digital Library Program:  XML-based publishing consulting

Jon Dunn, Digital Library Program: technical guidance

Julie Bobay, IUScholarWorks: vision and guidance overall

To view the entire article, click here.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB


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December 18th - Volume 36, Issue 49

 

This Week in IUL News

Staff News
InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
New Journal joins IUScholarWorks
Geology becomes Geosciences Library

 

Staff News

David Allen has accepted the Reshelving Supervisor position in Access Services effective December 17th. David has worked in the Stacks Unit for the past year. Welcome David!

Submitted by: Susie Trisler, Library Human Resources, IUB

 

Library News and Events 
InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is January 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

New Journal joins IUScholarWorks
A new journal title joined IUScholarWorks Journals this month: Anthropology of East Europe Review (http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/aeer). 

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Phillips, IUB Associate Professor of Anthropology, moved the journal in its 27th volume to an open access model from a subscription-based one.  IUScholarWorks staff applaud Sarah’s leadership and would also like to thank Rachel Eyermann, Anthropology graduate assistant and Jessica Moad, School of Library and Information Science graduate student for their work to launch AEER in IUScholarWorks Journals.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

Geology becomes Geosciences Library
As the materials from the Geography and Map Library are reassigned locations, faculty from the Geography and Geology departments recommended changing the name of the Geology Library to the Geosciences Library. IUCAT already reflects this change.

Geography & Map Library --- where is what going?
No one place could accommodate all of the collections held in the Geography & Map Library so the following summarizes where the materials are being reassigned:

Reserves The majority of the Geography faculty indicated that they will ask the Geosciences Library to handle course reserves, including e-reserves but some may, of course, select reserve services in the Wells Library.

Books
Duplicates which had not circulated have been withdrawn.
Materials circulated less than three times since 1993 have been relocated to ALF. Materials related to atmospheric sciences (meteorology, climatology), geophysical, biogeography, environmental geography, and remote sensing, are to be relocated to the Geosciences Library.
Books related to cultural, economic and historical geography as well as most cartographic/map related materials will be located in the Wells Library. This includes materials on map librarianship.

Journals As approved by the faculty, print journals owned or transitioning to electronic subscriptions are being transferred to the ALF, except for a few titles of high demand which will be located in the Geosciences Library. Current print subscription with no e-access will be transferred to the Geosciences Library. [Note: because of space in Geosciences, ALF transfers from Geosciences (Geology) are following these same guidelines.]

Atlases High-use, current atlases will be transferred to Wells. Other atlases have been transferred to the ALF.

Maps
The Indiana Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Indiana maps and plat books, historic, international and uncataloged map collections are being moved the end of December to ET2 (East Tower 2) of the Wells Library. Secure access for the Sanborns and rare maps will be handled through the ALF Reading Room. U.S.G.S. maps are being de-duped between the Geography and Map Library and Geology Library holdings with major series merged in the Geosciences Library, but this is not comprehensive because of space but also because of the historical usefulness of some of the series. Because of the extensive holdings, sorting the duplicates will continue probably throughout 2010. [Note: this follows the recommendations of the Map Study Task Force, 2008.] [In addition to U.S.G.S. efforts to digitize their publications (see their USGS Publications Warehouse), staff in the Geosciences Library are working with the Indiana Geological Survey and a commercial vendor on increased digital access to Indiana maps within these collections.]
Decisions are pending on Visual Relief Maps (G3200.C18 svar .V5), U.S. Weather Maps, and other miscellaneous collections because of cataloging and ALF-transfer issues.

Aerial Photographs: Monroe County aerial photographs will be transferred to ET2. Other aerial photograph have been contributed to the Indiana Historical Aerial Photo Index (IHAPI) project of the Indiana Geological Survey because holdings were scattered and incomplete. See: http://129.79.145.7/arcims/IHAPI/index.html.

New Locations within IUCAT to look for -- all to be on East Tower 2:
_rcmaps == Blmgtn - Wells Library – Maps (will include all maps in L.C. Classification; maps
located in _docsmaps will be SuDocs only)
_rcmapref == Blmgtn – Wells Library – Maps Reference
Will include bibliographies, indexes, guides to Maps
_rcmapsrare == Blmgtn – Wells Library – Rare maps
Will include Sanborns, Indiana maps before 1950; Kinsey maps, and other unique holdings.

Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions. libgm@indiana.edu

Submitted by: Lou Malcomb, Head of Government Information & Kent Cooper Services, Geology Library, and Geography & Map Library 

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December 23rd - Volume 36, Issue 50

 

This Week in IUL News

InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
New Journal joins IUScholarWorks

 

 

Library News and Events 
InULA Research Incentive Grants, January 15th deadline
The next deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Grants is January 15.  There is still time to apply!  To do so, go to:

http://www.indiana.edu/~inula/opportunities/index.html

The Research Incentive Fund Guidelines and Application Form are online.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

New Journal joins IUScholarWorks
A new journal title joined IUScholarWorks Journals this month: Anthropology of East Europe Review (http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/aeer). 

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Phillips, IUB Associate Professor of Anthropology, moved the journal in its 27th volume to an open access model from a subscription-based one.  IUScholarWorks staff applaud Sarah’s leadership and would also like to thank Rachel Eyermann, Anthropology graduate assistant and Jessica Moad, School of Library and Information Science graduate student for their work to launch AEER in IUScholarWorks Journals.

Submitted by: Jen Laherty, Digital Publishing Librarian, IUScholarWorks, IUB

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