October 11, 2010
News from Around the Libraries
- Are We Loaded Yet?
- Call to Libraries and Staff Members for Student Recognition Planning Group
- Collections Strategic Steering Committee
- IADS' Check it Out News: Fall 2010
- Libraries Security Committee Meeting Notes
- MLAC Futures Planning
- New E-Resources
- Tech Services Ten Cents: September 2010
- University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Erik Moore Joins University Archives
- Marilyn McClaskey Joins Technical Services
- Mark Ehlert Invited to Join PCC Committee
- Welcome Timothy Engelstad
- Community Fund Drive: Supporting the Community Information Fair
- Minnesota Library Futures Initiative
- Save the Date for the Next Libraries Assembly
- Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Libraries Instruction Forum
- Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
- Webinar: RDA for Administrators: Managing the Transition in Your Library
- Staff Education and Development
Exhibits at the Libraries
- 50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
- Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
- Hispanic History Month
- Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
- Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
- Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
- Time Frames and Other Stories
News from Around the Libraries
Are We Loaded Yet?
Recent batch-loads of e-book records:
- Synthesis Digital Library: 5 new records loaded, September 2, 2010
- Sage 2010: 23 new records loaded, September 10, 2010
- LLMC: 61 new records loaded, September 16, 2010
- PsycBooks: 23 new records loaded, September 28, 2010
- Cambridge online books: 2056 new records loaded, October 3, 2010
- Oxford handbooks online. Business and management: 23 new records loaded, October 3, 2010
- Books 24x7, ITPro: 345 new records loaded, October 6, 2010
- Books 24x7, EngPro: 77 new records loaded, October 8, 2010
- Oxford scholarship online: 53 new records loaded, October 8, 2010
- GOBI ordered ebooks: 78 new records loaded, September through October 8, 2010
To see sets and statistics for e-book batch record loading, go to: /ul/Divisions/InfoTech/LibEntOps/Aleph/Record Loads/EbookLoads/EbookTitleLevelCataloging.xls . E-book load problems or questions may be reported by filling out a Help Desk ticket at: https://helpdesk.lib.umn.edu/ .
- Kristi Bergland, Betsy Friesen, John Halvorson
Call to Libraries and Staff Members for Student Recognition Planning Group
The underlying objective of this group is to create an ongoing planning group for our student staff members. Event planning training will be provided for this new group.
Event planning meetings for a Halloween Pizza Party on October 29, 2010:
- October 15, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: live online, meeting link at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/r60547438/
- October 22, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, room S30B, Wilson Library, and live online
- October 27, 2010, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, room S30B, Wilson Library and live online
- October 29, 2010, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Halloween Pizza Party
- Fall Semester (Halloween): Simultaneous pizza parties at West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul locations
- Spring Semester (April): Themed event at one location and simultaneous pizza parties at West Bank, East Bank, and St. Paul locations
- Event to coincide with University-wside Spring Semester event: Service Award for more than one year employment (water bottles, lunch box )
- Eva Nsereko on behalf of the Staff Recognition Planning Group Sub-committee:
Collections Strategic Steering Committee
A steering group has been formed to address near and long-term strategic issues associated with collections and associated infrastructure and policy for access and management. Drawing on the focused work of the Collections Council and Libraries' planning themes, the group's charge recognizes the changes in publishing, access architecture, and the challenges of managing and preserving resources in a collaborative context. In the near term, the Committee will recommend strategies for dealing with likely reduced collection funding that are consistent with expected future directions for collection development and management. The full charge and membership are noted on the staff wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/CDM/CollectionsStrategicSteeringCommitteeChargeOctober2010 .
- Charles Spetland, Chair, and Wendy Lougee, Sponsor
The University Libraries of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a founding partner of the HathiTrust, which was chartered to build a secure and perpetual digital repository for America's major research libraries and now contains more than 6.6 million volumes, of which approximately 20% are in the public domain. The possible audience for the HathiTrust's repository reaches far beyond the participating libraries, however, providing full access to works in the public domain to anyone with Internet access. Minitex staff are playing a role in the University Libraries' participation through the provision of staffing for the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS). T he CRMS is an initiative of the University of Michigan Library funded through an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant. See: http://www.lib.umich.edu/imls-nationalleadership-grant-crms for more information. The CRMS' goal is to "increase the reliability of copyright status determinations of books published in the United States from 1923 to 1963, and to help create a point of collaboration with other institutions." Staff working in the CRMS review digitized monographs published between 1923 and 1963 to make determinations regarding their copyright status. Each determination for a particular title is compared in a "double blind" process to the determination of another reviewer. If the determinations match, and the material is found to be in the public domain, the limited access title is "opened up" and the material is made fully accessible to users of the HathiTrust. By June 2010, more than 46,000 titles (out of 83,000 reviewed) had become full-text accessible because of this review process. Following onsite training by CRMS staff, Minitex staff began reviewing titles in August 2011.
- Cecelia Boone, Carla Dewey Urban, and Peggy Johnson
IADS' Check it Out News: Fall 2010
Information Access and Delivery Services (IADS)
Top stories include:
- Course Reserves and the Librarian Personnel Committee (LCP)
- OCLC's Direct Request for Articles Pilot Project
- Revised IADS' Online Training Now Available
- Staff Interview with Danika Stegeman, Wilson Library Circulation and Fines
- Triple Treat: Booking, Macros, and Aleph Clean Up Projects at the IADS Forum
All this and more at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IADS/HomePage
- IADS Communications Coordinating Group: Elena Carrillo, Francine Dupont-Crocker, Jackie Gulbranson, Dana Peterson
Libraries Security Committee Meeting Notes
The minutes from the September Libraries Security Committee meeting have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes . If you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch with any security committee member for more information.
- Jon Jeffryes
MLAC Futures Planning
Sam Demas, Carleton College, has been re-engaged as a consultant to assist the Libraries on a follow-up project related to his earlier work on preservation and collection management planning. This focused project will address the Minnesota Library Access Center (MLAC). The goal of this project is to assess MLAC with an eye toward: 1) how to make the best use of the existing space and 2) how to position MLAC to participate in national shared collection management efforts that are emerging.
Libraries staff working with Sam as a project team will include Bill DeJohn, Peggy Johnson, Charles Spetland, Tim McCluske, and Kathy Drodz. The group's work and resulting report will ultimately be reviewed by the MLAC Advisory Council, a group that guides MLAC services and policies for the state.
- Wendy Lougee
Cambridge University Press e-books (music and sci-eng, selected titles): http://ebooks.cambridge.org/
International Press e-journals (selected titles): http://www.intlpress.com/Journals.php
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management: http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/oso/public/oho_business/subject_home.html
Sage Reference Online 2010 Encyclopedia Collection: http://www.sagepub.com/reference/collections/2010/main.sp
- Jim Stemper
Tech Services Ten Cents: September 2010
September brought a flood of rain, but fortunately Technical Services staff members were protected under the roof of Wilson Library, high above the banks of the fast flowing Mississippi River. Unable to hear the rhythm of the falling rain or the raging torrent of the river below, staff members worked to their own beat. Listening carefully, you could hear them: Wading through the details... Testing the waters of new possibilities... Digging into the reality...
Details at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/Newsletter
- Technical Services
University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) Meeting Notes
The meeting notes from the July 2010 University Libraries Labor Management Committee (ULLMC) have been posted on the Libraries wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/ULLMC/MeetingNotes .
- Scott Smith
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Erik Moore Joins University Archives
Erik Moore will join the staff of University Archives as Assistant University Archivist and Lead Archivist for Health Sciences on October 11, 2010. In his new position, Erik will share in general University Archives responsibilities for collections, reference and instruction, digital projects, and University Digital Conservancy development. He will also integrate the goals of the Academic Health Center (AHC) history project, for which he served as archivist since 2006, into the broader program of the University Archives. Erik will continue his AHC archives-focused blog at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/moore144/ahcarchives/ . Please join me in welcoming Erik to his new position!
- Beth Kaplan
Marilyn McClaskey Joins Technical Services
Effective October 13, 2010, Marilyn McClaskey's office location will be moved to room 160, Wilson Library, in the office formerly occupied by John Chapman and, more recently, by Marie Harvat. Marilyn's phone number will remain the same. As of July 1, 2010, Marilyn's appointment changed to 80% Technical Services, where she has been doing rare book cataloging for the James Ford Bell and Andersen Horticulture Library Collections. Marilyn reports to Christine DeZelar-Tiedman for this portion of her appointment. For the remaining 20%, Marilyn reports to Linda DeBeau-Melting and will continue to provide support for academic searches. Welcome back to Technical Services, Marilyn!
- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
Mark Ehlert Invited to Join PCC Committee
Mark Ehlert, of the Minitex Bibliographic and Technical Services unit, has been invited to join the Standing Committee on Standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). The PCC is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world. The Standards Committee is charged to "develop standards that will support wide use of records in a cost-effective manner, work with the Standing Committee on Training to promote the use of mutually acceptable standards, and evaluate the need for quality standards or conformance measures." Mark will serve a one-year term on the eleven member committee. It looks like a very interesting opportunity. Congratulations, Mark!
- Carla Dewey Urban
Welcome Timothy Engelstad
Please join me in welcoming Timothy Engelstad as the new LA2 in Walter Library Circulation. Tim is the new Evening Circulation Desk Supervisor and will be responsible for processing binding and preservation. Tim comes to us as a former student employee who worked in Walter Circulation for two years. He can be reached at (612)624-3897 or at: email@example.com . Welcome Tim!
- Amy Lewis
Community Fund Drive: Supporting the Community Information Fair
Thursday, October 21, 2010
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
Please join us for an open session that showcases various ways of supporting the community. We will highlight ways that we can volunteer our time (and ways that some already do!). There will also be representatives and information booths from local charities that are in great need of any support. We will also have tech stations to demonstrate how to set up automatic payroll deductions.
I haven't received any reports yet, but I've already heard from some of you that you have made your pledges early. On behalf of the community, thank you!! If you would like to set up a payroll deduction to the charity of your choice, you can find the form and instructions at: http://wiki.lib.umn.edu/CFD
- Charlie Heinz and Tony Fang, Lead Volunteers
Minnesota Library Futures Initiative
After a vigorous review of over eighty applications, two UMN folks were selected to participate in a year-long MN Library Futures Initiative designed to be a focused conversation that addresses how libraries can meet the changes occurring in Minnesota now and in the future. David Peterson, Bio-Medical Library, and Kate Peterson, Academic Programs, will be working with a group of 22 other library folks representing various regions and library types who will all be grappling with a critical question for libraries - "How do the current and projected political, economic, and social environments affect the delivery of library service in Minnesota?"
You can be a part of the launch of the program and congratulate David and Kate in person at a special kickoff event of the Minnesota Library Futures Initiative:
Monday, October 18, 2010
8:30 am to 1:00 pm (registration opens at 8:30 am, keynote starts at 9:00 am)
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus
Register at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lfikickoff . NOTE: Individual registration is $25 each, but please do not pay! Registration for UMN Libraries staff will be covered centrally through Staff Education and Development (SED) funds. All you need to do is show up!
At this event, keynoter Michael Rogers will discuss what it means to be a futurist, how to think about the future, and discuss important trends through 2025, including the Virtualization of America. Following Rogers discussion, we'll hear from Christine Lind Hage from the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Advisory Committee and chair of ALA's Committee for America's Libraries for the 21st Century. She will talk about innovative, futures-based programming already happening in libraries and what she sees as future trends for libraries. Hope to see you there!
- Jerilyn Veldof, member of the MN Library Futures Initiative Steering Committee
Save the Date for the Next Libraries Assembly
The next Libraries Assembly will be held:
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Stay tuned for more information.
- Jennifer Reckner
Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know
As a reminder, over the next week and a half, a special ninety-minute security training update, Security in the Libraries: What You Need to Know, with Matt Bowers and University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) Officer Sergeant Jo Benson is being offered. If you haven't registered, you may do so at: http://z.umn.edu/securityworkshop2010 . The session at Andersen Library on Wednesday, September 13, 2010 will be recorded for archival purposes but, since the added value of this workshop is a chance to ask questions to Matt and Sargeant Benson, we suggest trying to attend in person.
- Jon Jeffryes
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc.
Libraries Instruction Forum
Monday, October 25, 2010
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Room 432A, Science Teaching and Student Services (STSS)
A lot has changed around the Libraries this fall which impacts how and what we teach: new Libraries website, Google and Apps, reconfigured MNCAT, Library Course Pages, and more. Take time to reflect and share your experiences with teaching these new interfaces and tools. This is event is sponsored by the Instruction Coordinators and the Information Literacy Collaborative. We look forward to a lively discussion.
- Kate Peterson
Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication Webinar: Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Room S30A, Wilson Library
Join your colleagues for the seventh webinar in the ARL-ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication (ISC) series, Strengthening Programs through Collaboration. "Broader Library Involvement in Building Programs - Librarian Training and Development," is the second of two webinars that focus specifically on the roles of librarians in education and outreach regarding scholarly communications issues. Presenters will discuss how to prepare librarians to take on this new challenge, providing them with the tools and training to speak confidently and answer questions about scholarly communications issues. How disciplinary differences factor into librarian education also will be discussed.
The scheduled speakers include our own Karen Williams, Associate University Librarian for Academic Programs, and Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing and Licensing, MIT Libraries.
- Charles Spetland, on behalf of the Scholarly Communication Collaborative
Webinar: RDA for Administrators: Managing the Transition in Your Library
Technical Services has registered for a group showing of this webinar.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). At this initial stage, much remains unknown about the impact that RDA will have on library staff, metadata, systems, and services. One thing is clear: adopting RDA will not happen immediately and will not be uniform across all institutions. Over the coming months and years, libraries will have different timeframes and levels of support for the shift to RDA. Administrators will require accurate information, particularly from early adopters, on what is required to implement the new cataloging code. During this beginning period, while the U.S. cataloging community awaits a formal decision on adoption resulting from the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test process, how do library administrators and cataloging managers begin to think about preparing their staff and their systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA? This ALCTS Webinar will attempt to address, from the perspective of the manager, some of the major issues related to adopting the new cataloging code.
Presenter Christopher Cronin has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008. Mr. Cronin is the coordinator for the University of Chicago's participation in the U.S. National Libraries RDA Testing.
- Christine DeZelar-Tiedman
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 offers a dynamic schedule of webinars and training sessions. The full schedule may be found at: http://www.Minitex.umn.edu/events .
Exhibits at the Libraries
50th Anniversary of the University of Minnesota Women's Center
Through Saturday, October 30, 2010
Atrium Gallery, Andersen Library
Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America;s Women Physicians
Through Sunday, December 5, 2010
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall
Hispanic History Month
This exhibit highlights the participation of Hispanic Americans in American life, media, arts, and literature.
Through Friday, October 15, 2010
Lobby, Wilson Library
Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers
A photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty
Through Friday, December 24, 2010
Second Floor Great Hall, Walter Library
Matteo Ricci and the Jesuits in China
Through Wednesday, November 10, 2010
T. R. Andersen Gallery, Wilson Library
Researching the Past: Historical Newspapers at Wilson Library
Samples of newspapers from previous centuries that highlights the preservation issues and collections at Wilson Library.
Through December 31, 2010
Periodical Room, Wilson Library
Time Frames and Other Stories
Through Saturday, October 16, 2010
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
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