The following entry is a summary of our site visit to the University of Minnesota, Duluth on November 7, 2007. Make sure to check back soon as we'll be posting more tales of our adventures in the Iron Range!
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-DULUTH LIBRARY
We met with new head of technical services Shixing Wen and some of the cataloging staff (Deb Johnson and Pat Zierke). As they are OCLC Governing Members, they use OCLC for their cataloging. We talked about their cataloging workflow and other OCLC issues. Shixing gave us a tour of the cataloging work area, though we ran out of time to see the rest of the library. The library was built in 2000, and still looks like a brand new building. Notice the sculpture by glass artist Dale Chihuly below. This is the first thing you see upon entering the building.
Here's a shot of the outside of the library at University of MInnesota, Duluth
Though we had little time to spend in Duluth, we did get a chance to eat at HIstoric Fitgers Brewhouse. We also caught an early morning ship passing by Canal Park.
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