July 16, 2012

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News From Around the Libraries
- HathiTrust Update
- New E-Resources
- New Version of Write N Cite for RefWorks
- Staff Research Celebration Slides
- University Archives Featured in Weisman Art Exhibit

Staff Tidings and Kudos
- Emily Randall is Now Emily Marlow
- Impact of the Downstream Upstream Exhibit
- Jody Gray Featured in ALA Series
- Library Staff Collaborate With Over 100 UMN Faculty and Staff to Co-Author a New eBook
- Research in Wangensteen Library Helps Lead to First Place
- Shared Collection Coordinator Pilot
- Tony Ihrig Is A Parent

Upcoming Events
- FAQ/Staff Profile Updates Working Meetings
- Mapping Transformation: Experimentation and Innovation... 2012 ALA Virtual Conference
- Science Librarian Candidate Presentation

Exhibits at the Libraries
- Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
- First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France
- Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Kerlan!
- Proud Heritage: 156 Years of Building Community


 

News From Around the Libraries

HathiTrust Update
The June 2012 HathiTrust update is now available at: http://www.hathitrust.org/updates_june2012 .  Highlights include an update on the activities of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), release of new tools to support ingest of locally-digitized materials, work to improve full-text indexing and searching of CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) languages, and much more.  Over 29% (or 3.1 million volumes) of the HathiTrust repository now consists of materials in the public domain.  This past month, the University of Minnesota's contributions past the 100,000 volume mark.
- John Butler, on behalf of the HathiTrust Communications Working Group

New E-Resources

Paley Media iCollection: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18316
GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9285
JSTOR Ireland: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2670
Classical Music in Video: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18314
Classical Scores Library, Volume II: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/15782
Rock's Backpages: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18313
PsycTests: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18321
PsycTherapy: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18318
International Index to Performing Arts: http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18317
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (acquired with CIC Large Purchase funds): http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18326

- Charles Spetland

New Version of Write N Cite for RefWorks
A new version of Write N Cite has been released by RefWorks.  It has a number of great new features.  Unfortunately, it also has a major drawback, as it syncs your references from RefWorks with Microsoft Word, every time you open Word.  It takes many minutes to sync, depending on the size of your RefWorks database.  Microsoft Word is unusable until the syncing is complete.  RefWorks is aware of the problem, but it is not clear when they will fix the issue.  You may want to wait until the syncing issues have been fixed before upgrading to the new version of Write N Cite.  We are interested in your experience with the new Write N Cite.

Details from the RefWorks site are available at: http://www.refworks-cos.com/refworks/Write-n-Cite/ :
- The tool is built into Word and will no longer be displayed as a separate webpage.
- Auto formatting while you write; changing citation styles has never been easier.
- Auto-managed footnote and formatting styles; the software handles all footnotes and knows what's right for each style.
- Full support for Mac, Windows, or across platforms.
- Seamless online/offline access to your references.
- Professional citation and bibliography customization tools.
- The same great RefWorks technical support and customer service.

- Jody Kempf and Jim Beattie, on behalf of the Personal Information Management (PIM) Collaborative

Staff Research Celebration Slides
Thank you to everyone that presented at and attended the Libraries Research Celebration last week.  We had fourteen presentations from staff across the Libraries and more than fifty Libraries staff members came to learn what their colleagues are working on.  If you missed the presentation, or want to read through some of those slides that moved so quickly in the lightning talk format,  the presentations may be accessed via Google Docs at: https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/document/d/1EDVDwwIqSV37Jxi_TdxhAfeWH-7Cky-LMAC09zn_5bw/edit?pli=1 .  Not every presentation had slides, so if the presentation looks interesting and there's no link, you will need to get in contact with the presenter.

If you have trouble accessing the slides please contact either Jon Jeffryes at: jeffryes@umn.edu or Amy West at: westx045@umn.edu .

Thanks again to everyone for making the presentation a success.
- Jon Jeffryes, on behalf of the Research and Publication Committee and the Librarian Personnel Committee

University Archives Featured in Weisman Art Exhibit
In 2011, the University Archives partnered with the Weisman Art Museum to process the records of the museum dating back to its 1934 origins.  During this project, the two processing interns maintained a blog about the records and the things they found.  The popularity of the blog and items they highlighted prompted Weisman staff to organize an exhibit based on the archival records.  Please see the announcement below for details.

The WAM Files: The Art of the Archives
July 14, 2012 to February 17, 2013
Weisman Art Museum
http://www.weisman.umn.edu/event/the-wam-files-the-art-of-the-archives

On loan from the University of Minnesota Archives in Elmer L. Andersen Library, The WAM Files: Art of the Archives presents the first forty years of the museum's history as told through its scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and other printed historical documents. Showcasing the real items first featured on The WAM Files blog at: http://z.umn.edu/wamarchives, the exhibition seeks to consider how the past is articulated through different and changing technologies.
- Erik Moore


Staff Tidings and Kudos

Emily Randall is Now Emily Marlow
Emily Randall got married at the end of June and has changed her name to Emily Marlow.  A big congratulations to Emily!
- Jackie Gulbranson

Impact of the Downstream Upstream Exhibit
The Downstream Upstream exhibit in the Architecture Library has been extended until August 8, 2012.  The exhibit has received excellent feedback, and the artist has been invited to give two lectures because of the show.  This includes a lecture at the upcoming Mississippi River Forum, a multidisciplinary group of practitioners and decision-makers interested in Mississippi River water quality - see: http://www.nps.gov/miss/naturescience/riverforum.htm.  The artist, Jonee Kulman Brigham, is an architect and researcher at the Center for Sustainable Building Research in the College of Design who is interested in the intersections of culture, sustainability, art, and design.  Deborah Boudewyns has done a tremendous job selecting and orchestrating a high-impact exhibit that appeals to artists, environmental scientists, and many others.
- Jennie Burroughs

Jody Gray Featured in ALA Series
Jody Gray was featured in the "Empowering Diverse Voices" leadership video series.  This series was an initiative of American Library Association (ALA) President Molly Raphael to highlight how librarians from diverse backgrounds can find development opportunities with ALA.  Check out the video to see Jody discuss her leadership experiences and what ALA can do for new librarians at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE1A31AF6C62A3CF3&feature=plcp .
- Jennie Burroughs

Library Staff Collaborate With Over 100 UMN Faculty and Staff to Co-Author a New eBook
Several members of the Libraries' staff recently contributed chapters to a crowd-sourced, peer-reviewed eBook, Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012, designed to share and stimulate discussion on the various approaches of using technology to support teaching and research.  It serves as a means for faculty, instructors, students, and staff to learn about the innovative, imaginative, creative, collaborative, and dynamic academic technology work underway across the University of Minnesota in 2012.

The library contributed chapters are:
- "University Digital Conservancy: A Platform to Publish, Share, and Preserve the University's Scholarship" by Lisa Johnston, Erik Moore, and Beth Petsan
- "Opportunity Knocks: Dataverse as a Solution for a Small Economics Data Archive" by Julia Kelly and Amy West

Lisa Johnston also served on the eBook's co-designers committee and advised the group on best practices in making the eBook open access and, with the advice of Nancy Sims, got the authors of all 52 chapters to release their work under a Creative Commons License.  The eBook is available via the University Digital Conservancy at: http://purl.umn.edu/125273 , where readers are able to download a PDF, ePUB (iBook or Nook format), or MOBI (Kindle) format.  The eBook has a social site with the full content of the book with wiki functionality to continue the conversation.  Go to: http://z.umn.edu/CC50/ .  The project was also highlighted in the recent issue of The Brief at: http://www1.umn.edu/news/features/2012/UR_CONTENT_397192.html .
- Erik Moore

Research in Wangensteen Library Helps Lead to First Place
The staff of the Wangensteen Library was pleased to read in the Star Tribune of July 4, 2012 that seventh-grader Halcyon Brown and her team mates from Breck School, Melanie Blazar and Casidy Yueh, won first place in the junior group display division of the National History Day last month at the University of Maryland.  Their project was titled "Power Over Pain: The Anesthetic Revolution".  Halcyon did much of her research in the Wangensteen Library utilizing resources on various forms of anesthesia drugs.
- Elaine Challacombe

Shared Collection Coordinator Pilot
The Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences and Professional Programs (SSPP) Departments are piloting a new Collection Coordinator arrangement.  Starting with the new fiscal year, David Faust is serving as the Collections Coordinator for both departments.  With the growth in interdisciplinary programs, the departments are finding increasing areas of discipline overlap and shared interest when it comes to collection development.  The recent retirement of SSPP's Judy Wells and the adjustment of liaison responsibilities in Arts and Humanities due to the departure of Laura Dale Bischof created an opportunity to pilot a new arrangement for greater coordination.

In this shared role, David will focus on providing leadership and communication in the area of collection development.  He will also conduct a process review of Collections Coordinator activities, making recommendations for task changes, delegation, and support.  It will be exciting to see how we can make this model work over the next year.  Please join us in welcoming David into this new role!
- Jennie Burroughs, Kristi Jensen, Charles Spetland

Tony Ihrig Is A Parent
Congratulations to Tony and Sarah Ihrig on the recent arrival of Eloise Mary, born June 18, 2012.  This happy event was a little earlier than expected, but all are doing well.  Tony's back from his parenting leave, so you can check with him for the latest pictures.
- Kristine Fowler


Upcoming Events

FAQ/Staff Profile Updates Working Meetings
The Web Presence Management Group is sponsoring three working meetings to bring Libraries staff an overview of our new FAQ style guide and provide an opportunity to get staff pages up-to-date.  The meetings will  consist of a thirty minute presentation, followed by an optional hour to update content.  There will also be an opportunity to get your picture taken, if you haven't matched a photo to your staff profile yet.

FAQ/Staff Profile Workshop Sessions:

Monday, July 16, 2012
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Room S-30C, Wilson Library

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Room 230, Learning and Environmental Sciences Building

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
2:00 pm to  3:30 pm
Room 310, Walter Library

We hope you can attend.
- Jon Jeffryes, on behalf of the Web Presence Management Group

Mapping Transformation: Experimentation and Innovation... 2012 ALA Virtual Conference
Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2012
Room S-30A, Wilson Library (Note that the Magrath Library location has been cancelled due to construction in the building)

Mapping Transformation: Experimentation and Innovation... 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Virtual Conference offers the chance to get inspired by two days of interactive Web sessions, discussions, and insights.  From building our own e-book platforms to publishing the local community's unique content and adding a DIY/Maker service for users, the presenters highlight how new services are transforming both their libraries and their communities.  Sessions offer starting points for discussion as well as practical ideas for moving forward and trying something new.  The full program is available at: http://www.learningtimes.net/ala12/program/ .
- Jan Roseen

Science Librarian Candidate Presentation
Science Librarian candidates have been asked to present on the topic, "The Changing Role of Science Librarians in Support of Research and Learning."

Candidate: Beth Petsan
Monday, July 16, 2012
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Room 310, Walter Library

Beth Petsan is currently a science librarian and project manager for the University Digital Conservancy in a temporary two-year appointment in Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences (ABES) at the University of Minnesota Libraries.  She serves as liaison to the Department of Plant Pathology, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, and the Department of Plant Biology.  Beth has prior experience as a Library Assistant II at the University of Minnesota Forestry Library, a library contractor for Law Library Consultants, Minneapolis, MN, and as library intern at Faegre and Bensen, LLP, Minneapolis, MN, and at the Utne Reader.  She holds a BA double major in Latin American Studies and Women's Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, an MLIS from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, and has completed an intensive study program in Russian Language at Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
- Philip Herold


Exhibits at the Libraries

Downstream/Upstream: A Journey Through the Urban Water Cycle
Through Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/downstreamupstream-a-journey-t.html


First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France
Through Friday, September 14, 2012
T. R. Anderson Gallery, James Ford Bell Library, Wilson Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/first-contacts-native-american.html


Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Kerlan!
Through Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Andersen Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/happy-100th-birthday-dr-kerlan.html


Proud Heritage: 156 Years of Building Community
Through Friday, August 24, 2012
Andersen Atrium Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/proud-heritage-156-years-of-bu.html


 

 

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