May 24th, 2010

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News from Around the Libraries
- Google Digitization Project Update
- Greening the Libraries Fun Fact
- HathiTrust Digital Library Update - April 2010
- Light Rail Advanced Traffic Improvements
- Redesign of Libraries' Web Presence

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Congratulations to Kirsten Clark on Election as GODORT Chair
- Kudos to Nancy Herther on Her Recent Publication and Editorial Appointment

Upcoming Events
- Beauty: Natural and Altered Companion Exhibit Added to the Below the Surface Exhibit
- Lunch for Libraries

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
- Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library
- Images with Impact: Propaganda Through Popular Media
- Robert Bly Revealed
- With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni

Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Library Course Page Brown Bag Today!
- UThink: Blogging and Beyond
- Staff Education and Development
- Minitex

News from Around the Libraries

Google Digitization Project Update


Last week, the first shipment of materials scanned as part of the non-destructive digitization project were returned to the Libraries.  Items from this shipment, composed of both government documents and East Asian Annex periodicals, are expected to appear in the HathiTrust Digital Library soon at: http://catalog.hathitrust.org/ .

Currently, items from MLAC, Wilson Annex, and selected Walter Science/Engineering periodicals are being processed for the June shipment.

The Project has generated local media interest from television, radio and print.  All media hits are being gathered by Marlo Welshons and may be followed on delicious at: http://delicious.com/marlowelshons/buzz+google

- Jerrie Bayer

Greening the Libraries Fun Fact

Greening at home!  Replace the light bulbs you use the most at home with energy efficient bulbs.  According to the University of Michigan's Center for Sustainable Systems (see: http://css.snre.umich.edu/facts/factsheets.html ), if every home in the U.S. replaced their five most used light bulbs, the reduction in carbon emissions would be equivalent to removing ten million cars from the road.

For more resources and information on how to go green at work and at home, visit the Greening the Libraries Project website at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/

- Greening the Libraries Project

HathiTrust Digital Library Update - April 2010

The April 2010 HathiTrust monthly update is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_april2010 .  Highlights include:
- HathiTrust has exceeded 1 million public domain volumes
- Ingest of Internet Archive-digitized materials from the University of California has begun
- A report on a new bibliographic management system that California Digital Library (CDL) is designing for HathiTrust
- CDL's work in making HathiTrust records available through SFX
- Progress made in development efforts such as Shibboleth, Collection Builder, and the PageTurner
- In April, UMN contributed another 7,189 items to HathiTrust, bringing its contributed ingested total to 73,065

Please contact John Butler at: j-butl@umn.edu , if you have any questions or comments.

- John Butler

Light Rail Advanced Traffic Improvements


The Summer of 2010 will see many road construction projects around the East Bank Campus.  The road construction is being done to be ready for the light rail construction to begin in May 2011.  Construction will start on May 25, 2010 at the intersection of East River Road and Harvard Street, near Fairview Hospital.  For traffic plans, road closures, transportation options, and other updates throughout the project go to the University's Light Rail website at: http://lightrail.umn.edu/

- Kristia Davern

Redesign of Libraries' Web Presence

The group redesigning the Libraries' web presence held an open forum last Friday morning.  A link to the recording of the forum is on the group's wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/WebRedesign .  We presented details about the scope and timeline of the project and the principles that are guiding us.  Before and during the forum, we solicited feedback from staff, which will also be posted to the wiki.

Your next opportunity for feedback will be the first prototype, due to be completed by June 15, 2010.  Please watch for an announcement to review the prototype and respond to the associated survey.  In the meantime, if there is a particular site you'd like the group to consider as we proceed with the redesign, you can share those ideas by e-mailing Marlo Welshons at welsh066@umn.edu, or using Delicious to tag the site.  Please use "umlib_redesign" to tag and use the "Notes" to explain what specific feature(s) you like.

- Marlo Welshons, on behalf of the Redesign Group


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Congratulations to Kirsten Clark on Election as GODORT Chair


Kirsten Clark, Government Information and Regional Depository Librarian, has been elected Chair-Elect of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Documents Round Table (GODORT).  The mission of GODORT is to provide a forum for discussion of problems, concerns, and for exchange of ideas by librarians working with government documents; to provide a force for initiating and supporting programs to increase availability, use, and bibliographic control of documents; to increase communication between documents librarians and other librarians; and to contribute to the extension and improvement of education and training of documents librarians.  Starting in July 2010, Kirsten will begin serving a three year term (Chair-elect / Chair / Past-chair).  Please join me in congratulating Kirsten on her recent election!

- Kristi Jensen

Kudos to Nancy Herther on Her Recent Publication and Editorial Appointment

Nancy Herther recently published an article in Searcher on "Dissertations and Research in an Era of Change", available at: http://www.allbusiness.com/population-demographics/demographic-groups/14104813-1.html , highlighting the numerous sites and online resources that provide a mechanism for discovering dissertations and, in some cases, accessing them.  The article covers the history and future of dissertation writing and discovery, as well.  Kudos to Nancy for pulling together and sharing her knowledge in this arena.

Nancy recently was invited, and accepted, a spot on the Editorial Board of the Charleston Advisor.  She will be making valuable contributions by critically examining reviews and providing feedback to review authors, thereby, enhancing the quality of the materials we can expect to find in this collection building resource.  Congratulations to Nancy on the recognition of her abilities and expertise that could be brought to bear on the editorial process!

- Kristi Jensen


Upcoming Events

Beauty: Natural and Altered Companion Exhibit Added to the Below the Surface Exhibit
Through June 2010
Wangensteen Library, Diehl Hall

The Wangensteen Library announces the opening of a new exhibit.  Beauty: Natural and Altered is part of the Libraries' celebration of the first decade of the Elmer L. Andersen Library, as we look deeper into the archives and special collections held in the caverns.   The Wangensteen Library's exhibit focuses on the concept of Beauty, both in natural and artificially enhanced forms.  Included in the nature section are books on birds and flowers.  The "enhanced" section includes books on toiletry, diseases of the hair, and actual cosmetics from the pharmacy collections.

For more information about the Below the Surface Exhibit, please visit: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/below_the_surface.html .

- Elaine Challacombe

Lunch for Libraries

Guest Speaker: Julie, Kramer, Minnesota author
Host: Joe Kimball, Journalist
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Kagin Commons, Macalester College, St. Paul
$40 individual ticket, $300 table of eight
RSVP by Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at (651)645-5731, extension 103

11:30 am: All three of Julie Kramer's books available for sale and signing.  Buy "Silencing Sam" before it lands in the stores!
12:00 pm: Lunch and author presentation.

Lunch for Libraries is a fundraising event sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation, with media sponsorship by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Proceeds benefit Minnesota libraries.  A portion of your donation is tax deductible.

- Mary Parker


Exhibits at the Libraries


Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
Through Friday, June 25, 2010
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/below_the_surface.html

Companion Exhibits to: Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections:

-    Beauty: Natural and Altered
     Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

-    Collections and Connections
      Wilson Library

-    Exploring Minnesota's Native American Tribes
     Government Publications Collection, Wilson Library

-    Exploring the History of Minnesota Places and Spaces through Maps and Air Photos
     John R. Borchert Map Library, Wilson Library

-    High Impact Research Behind Car Safety
     Science and Engineering, Walter Library

-    Seeds Are No Small Thing
     Magrath Library

-    Under the Skin
     Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall

Images of Madness: Selections from the Wangensteen Historical Library

Through August 2010
Wangensteen Historical Library, Diehl Hall

Images with Impact: Propaganda Through Popular Media
Through July 31, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/2010/03/images_with_impact_propaganda.html

Robert Bly Revealed
Online exhibit
http://digital.lib.umn.edu/pachyderm/robertbly/

With Distinction: A Look at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology Outstanding Alumni
Through August 2010
Plant Pathology Library
Room 395, Borlaug Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/plantlib/newbooks/2010/03/new_exhibit_with_distinction.html


Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.

Library Course Page Brown Bag Today!


Monday, May 24, 2010
Lunch 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, program 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room S30B, Wilson Library

Come learn more about the updated and enhanced interface around individual courses' pages that brings together CourseLib pages ( http://www.lib.umn.edu/libdata/courses.phtml ), RQS/Subject lists, and reserves in one easy-to-access site.  In June we are planning a soft roll out of the Library Course Page (LCP) on the Libraries homepage.  Please come and learn more about the roll out timeline and next steps.  Also check out the wiki page to take a look at example LCPs and more information at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/AP/LibraryCoursePage .  Can't make it to Wilson?  Watch it live at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/katepetersonmeeting/
- Kate Peterson, on behalf of LCP Implementation Group

UThink: Blogging and Beyond

A presentation highlighting multiple features of UThink Blogs, a service for the University community.
Wednesday, June 2, 1010
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room 402, Walter Library
Register at: www.oit.umn.edu/news-events/register .  The event also will be available via UMConnect at: www.umconnect.umn.edu/uthink .

UThink, a service offered by the University Libraries with support from the Office of Information Technology (OIT), is intended to aid in teaching and learning, scholarly communication, and individual expression, and provide support for personal, curricular, and scholarly communications conducted by the University community.  The service is available to any current faculty, student, or staff member of the Twin Cities campus.

The event will focus on the various uses for UThink, including blogging and less well-known, unique uses the service can provide in an academic setting.  Presentations by UThink site creators from the College of Education and Human Development, School of Public Health, and the Humphrey Institute are planned.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panel.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information about UThink, visit: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ .

- Shane Nackerud

Staff Education and Development


Check out upcoming classes offered by Libraries Staff Education and Development (SED) at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SEDP/HomePage .

Minitex

Minitex offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions.  The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .



For previous issues, visit the University Libraries Monday Memo blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mondaymemo/ .

The University Libraries Monday Memo editorial policy can be found at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Communications/InternalCommunications .

For items to be included in the University Libraries Monday Memo, please send all announcements to monmemo@umn.edu , before 12:00 pm the preceding Friday.

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