- HathiTrust Constitutional Convention Update
- Health Sciences Libraries Strategic Planning
- Libraries Security Committee July Meeting Minutes Available
- Transition in Minitex
- University and Libraries Systems Shutdown: October 1 and 2 (5 Days and Counting)
- Nancy McGovern Lecture: "Examining Some Myths of Digital Preservation"
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
- Ex Libris Webinars Offered
- Staff Education and Development
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Classified! Naturalists on the Voyages of Discovery
- The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
- Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness
- The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
- Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
News from Around the Libraries
HathiTrust Constitutional Convention Update
The ballot proposals that will be considered and voted on by partners at the HathiTrust Constitutional Convention have been finalized, and are available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/constitutional_convention2011 . This Constitutional Convention webpage also has the following information for review: the list of voting delegates; a draft agenda for the proceedings; a brief FAQ; and the three-year review of HathiTrust that was overseen by the Strategic Advisory Board.
- Marlo Welshons, on behalf of the HathiTrust Communications Working Group
Health Sciences Libraries Strategic Planning
The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) have been engaged in a strategic planning process since January 2011 and recently held a retreat to share information among the six planning teams corresponding to HSL's six goals, assess progress, and affirm next steps. We also drafted "elevator stories" - brief statements about purpose and direction that can be shared with various stakeholders. The planning teams are using Google Sites and Google Docs to coordinate their work and a summary has been posted on the HSL wiki at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/wupl/HSL.HSLPlanningInformation/HSL%20Planning%20-%20September%202011.pdf
- Linda Watson
Libraries Security Committee July Meeting Minutes Available
The minutes from the July 2011 Libraries Security Committee Meeting have been posted at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/Minutes . There was no August Meeting. If you have any questions about the meeting or the committee generally, please contact Del Reed via emial at: firstname.lastname@example.org or any other group member. You can find the current Libraries Security Committee roster at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/SecurityCommittee/HomePage .
- Del Reed
Transition in Minitex
This year, Minitex celebrates its 40th anniversary of service to the state and region. Bill DeJohn has been a critical figure in that legacy for 27 of those years - an exceptional period that has left a mark on libraries and their communities, far and wide. It is with very mixed emotions that I share the news that Bill has decided to retire in January. While it is hard to imagine Minitex without Bill's leadership, we know his imprint will be enduring.
In the coming months, we will work through the process of this critical transition... and certainly plan an opportunity to celebrate Bill's remarkable tenure at Minitex and the University of Minnesota.
- Wendy Lougee
University and Libraries Systems Shutdown: October 1 and 2 (5 Days and Counting)
A significant downtime period affecting many library systems and numerous University-wide applications supported by the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and conclude with all systems expected to be returned to service by 12:00 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2011. A full listing of library systems expected to be down, including Aleph, Aleph OPAC (MNCAT Classic), and MNCAT (Primo), as well as those library systems expected to remain available throughout the shutdown, is available at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/DataCenterOutage2011 . Some library systems expecting to remain available may be switched over to mirror sites in the 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm timeframe on October 1, causing some minor interruption of service. For availability status of other OIT/University systems, please see: http://www.oit.umn.edu/prod/groups/oit/@pub/@oit/@web/documents/content/impacted-services.pdf . Please note that Google Apps, including GMail, Calendar, and Docs, will remain available during this period.
- John Butler
Nancy McGovern Lecture: "Examining Some Myths of Digital Preservation"
Thursday September 29, 2011
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Room 120, Andersen Library
Nancy Y. McGovern is the Digital Preservation Officer for ICPSR. Her responsibilities include developing and promulgating policies that reflect prevailing standards and practice in the digital preservation community and developing appropriate preservation strategies for the expanding range of social science digital content ICPSR collects. Her research interests include the organizational aspects of digital preservation and the means for the digital preservation community to continually respond to the preservation opportunities and challenges of evolving technology. She has more than twenty years experience with the preservation of digital content. Before joining ICPSR, she served as a digital preservation manager and researcher at Cornell University Library, the Open Society Archives in Budapest, and the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives and Records Administration.
- Jon Nichols
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc
Connecting at a Distance: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Rooms S-30B and S-30C, Wilson Library
Want to learn to offer virtual meetings or classes? Want to learn to record a face-to-face training? We have the tools for you: UM Connect and Camtasia Relay. These tools, free to University staff, can expand the reach of your meetings and training sessions. The first part of this session will compare and contrast these tools and focus on why you would use one over the other. During the second part of the session, we will break into two groups for a more in-depth and hands-on look at the tool that seems most useful to you. Sponsored by the Instruction Coordinators Group.
- Kate Peterson and Kirsten Clark
Ex Libris Webinars Offered
Ex Libris staff will be offering two webinars during the month of October as part of their 21st Century Library Services from Ex Libris series.
Fresh From the bX Oven: Hot Articles
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This webinar, presented by Christine Stohn, Product Manager for Data Services, Ex Libris, demonstrates a new bX tool that "brings the hottest articles straight to the research via Primo, SFX, your library homepage--or wherever they are."
Let's Take a Deep Dive: Alma Demo
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This webinar, presented by Barbara Radel, Senior Librarian, Ex Libris, offers an "in-depth demonstration of the Alma next-generation library management service."
Room S30B, Wilson Library, is reserved for group viewing for both of these webinars. If you wish to view the webinars from your desk, please register for them at: http://www.eventsvc.com/exlibrisgroup/catalog.eprofile?type=0 . You will need to install Webex software to view the webinars. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Betsy Friesenvia email at: email@example.com . or via telephone at (612)626-4981.
- Betsy Friesen
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
Classified! Naturalists on the Voyages of Discovery
Through Friday, November 18, 2011
James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"
Through Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wangensteen Library, Diehl Hall
Minnesota Roots of the Green Revolution: A Legacy of Greatness
Through Friday, October 21, 2011
Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist's Perspective
Through Friday, December 30, 2011
Room 210, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Garden in America
Through Friday, October 28, 2011
Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
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