- 2011/2012 University Libraries Internal Granting Digitization Program
- Tech Services Ten Cents: September 2011
- University Digital Conservancy News
Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Charlie Heinz and Megan Kocher Promoted
- Innaugural Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture
- Open Access Week
- Save the Date: UDC Recruitment Strategies
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, etc.
- Brownbag: Orientation Redux
- Staff Education and Development
Exhibits at the Libraries
- Classified! Naturalists on the Voyages of Discovery
- Hispanic History Month: Hispanic Images
- 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
2011/2012 University Libraries Internal Granting Digitization Program
The Digital Libraries Services (DLS), in collaboration with the Collections Strategic Steering Committee, announce a one-year extension of the original Internal Grant Program, which to date has digitized over 200,000 items from the Libraries' collections. Support will be provided using one time central collections funds.
DLS would like to solicit digitization proposals from across all library units in order to further expand online access to University Libraries materials. As part of this push, library units are encouraged to submit projects, either new or a continuation of previous ones, they feel best reflect the quality, diversity, and breadth of their collections. All units are encouraged to submit multiple proposals. Accepted projects will receive all scanning services at no cost to the unit. The deadline for project submissions is Friday, November 4, 2011. Project proposal forms can be downloaded at: digital.lib.umn.edu/dlsProjectProposal2011-12.docx . Please forward completed forms and questions via email to Jason Roy at: email@example.com .
More information about the program can be found at: wiki.lib.umn.edu/IT/DCUprojects .
- Jason Roy and Charles Spetland
Tech Services Ten Cents: September 2011
September brings us the change in seasons, from summer to autumn. Leaves begin to turn from green to stunning shades of yellow, orange, and red. September was a time for folks in Technical Services to show off their own vibrant colors by: Going out in a blaze of red... Harvesting the fruit of our labor... Planting a late season crop... See what's been happening in Technical Services at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/TS/Newsletter .
- Technical Services
University Digital Conservancy News
FAQ Now Available for Staff
This summer's University Digital Conservancy (UDC) update and listening sessions were an opportunity for staff to ask questions and hear about the future changes with our DSpace platform. Now, the UDC team has pulled together a list of frequently asked questions for library staff at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/UDC/FAQ .
Featured UDC Collections: Faculty in the Health Sciences
Jim Beattie created two new faculty collections in the UDC. These professors were looking to publish non-traditional scholarly communication and found the UDC directly met their needs.
Department of Microbiology, Dr. Martin Dworkin, at: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/115580
Department of Medicine, Dr. Phillip K. Peterson, M.D., at: http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/116138
- Lisa Johnston, on behalf of the University Digital Cconservancy Team
Staff Tidings and Kudos
Charlie Heinz and Megan Kocher Promoted
I am very pleased to announce that the Science and Engineering Library's Charlie Heinz and Megan Kocher have both officially been re-classed from Library Assistant 2 to Library Assistant 3 positions. This much deserved promotion is in recognition of the exceptional work they do, not only for our department, but also for their valuable contributions to Libraries-wide committees and groups and their roles representing the Libraries to the broader UMN community and beyond, such as campus-wide UThink support, QuestionPoint 24x7 national chat reference, HathiTrust user support, etc. Please join me in congratulating them both on this well-earned accomplishment!
- Tony Ihrig
Innaugural Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture
Join us for the inaugural Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture featuring Henry Adams, with an introduction by Eric Black.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center
Dessert reception to follow lecture
Free and open to the public
Reservations requested by Thursday, October 13, 2011, via telephone at: (612)624-9339 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Henry Adams, professor of American art at Case Western Reserve University and descendent of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, will deliver the inaugural Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture. Dr. Adams will speak on the work of noted historian and Adams biographer Paul Nagel, whose works, according to Adams, "cover the family with a depth and from a range of perspectives that's not been equaled by any other historian. . . No one has written about the Adams family with greater perception or truthfulness."
This lecture was created to honor Dr. Nagel, a devoted friend of the Libraries who died in May 2011. Nagel was a former university professor and administrator, director of the Virginia Historical Society, and best-selling author of several books, including Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family; John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life; and The Adams Women. He was honored in 2010 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Adams Institute, joining David McCullough and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy as the only three people to receive this award. Nagel served on numerous boards, including as senior trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and president of the University of Minnesota Friends of the Libraries. His late wife Joan, a librarian and genealogist, was a collaborator with Paul in many of his historical works. The Nagel papers were donated to the Libraries this past year.
- Libraries Communications Office
Open Access Week
Open Access Week is October 24 through 30, 2011, and the University of Minnesota Libraries are celebrating! Please join us in the celebrations, and pass this info on to others!
Decorate your space, give away goodies!
Open Access Week posters with UMN logos, as well as bookmarks, are available in Netfiles at: https://netfiles.umn.edu/ul/Projects/ActiveProjects/OpenAccessWeek/2011Printables , or use the folder path to navigate at: U:\Projects\ActiveProjects\OpenAccessWeek\2011Printables . We also have pens, buttons, and stickers to give away. Contact one of the Open Access Week planners if you would like some to give away.
Graduate Student Scholars Discuss the Future of Scholarship
Wednesday, October 28, 2011
Pizza at 4:30 pm, Panel at 5:00 pm
Room 120, Andersen Library
A panel discussion featuring graduate student scholars who have participated in open access publishing, editing open access journals, producing open educational resources, and more! Panelists include: Alfonso Sintjago, a PhD student in Comparative International Development Education, and Megan Corbin, a PhD student in Spanish and Portuguese Studies.
Open Access Publishing: Making your Work Available to the World
Monday, October 24, 2011
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Room 310, Walter Library
Discover how to take advantage of open access publishing, which makes your scholarly work available to the broadest audience possible. We will explore journals that are partly or fully open access, plus what you are able to do with previously published work. There will also be awareness/outreach tables in some of the libraries on campus, and the Data Management group is planning an informational email to faculty on providing open access to research data.
The Open Access Week planning team is Rafael Tarrago, email at: email@example.com , Jon Jeffryes, email at: firstname.lastname@example.org , and Nancy Sims, email at: email@example.com , on behalf of the Scholarly Communications Collaborative.
- Nancy Sims
Save the Date: UDC Recruitment Strategies
Monday, November 7, 2011
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Room S-30A, Wilson Library
As a follow up to the successful "UDC Update and Listening Sessions" this past summer, the University Digital Conservancy (UDC) team will be holding a recruitment strategy session that provides liaisons with the tools and strategies to help with their UDC recruitment activities. We plan to demonstrate a suite of new tools - checklists, cheat sheets, decision trees, etc. - and hope to hear experiences from liaisons who have had recruitment success experiences. We'll also talk about some of the common roadblocks.
- Lisa Johnston, on behalf of the University Digital Conservancy Team
Workshops, Training Sessions, Brown Bags, Etc
Brownbag: Orientation Redux
Monday, October 24 , 2011
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Room 123, Science Teaching and Student Services Building
Bring your lunch
Want to learn more about how the Libraries participated in orientation for first year, transfer, and graduate students? We will share the twenty minute interest day session for first year students titled "Sherlock Holmes, Secret Caverns and Ninjas: What the...?", designed using the "Cephalonian Method" at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalonian_method . During this session, we answered questions such as, "My friend is a vampire...but needs help from a librarian. Any ideas?" We will also share the highlights of orientation this fall and answer your questions.
- Kate Peterson
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
Hispanic History Month: Hispanic Images
Images of Hispanic stars of American film and television, and books on the presence of Hispanics in American film and media
Through Monday, October 31, 2011
Reference Display Cases, 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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