NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION

MARCH 2010  issue

 Editorial note:

This section contains items culled from various Internet news services, discussion lists and other announcements.  Unless specifically noted, I have not visited the sites, used any of the software, reviewed the literature, or written the news items.  I present this digest to you in good faith but cannot vouch for the accuracy of its content.

 

 Kerry Smith

 

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 28

 

 

From: Emerald Group Publishing Limited [mailto:replies@emeraldinsight.com]
Sent: Thursday, 3 December 2009 3:59 PM
To: Kerry Smith
Subject: Volume 28 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization published

 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 28

Edited by: Delmus E. Williams, James M. Nyce and Janine Golden
ISBN: 9781849505796

The Advances in Library Administration and Organization series seeks to develop a body of research literature that contributes to the base of organizational theory upon which library administrators rely. Its mix of contributions to the literature of library administration and organization is intended to be both diverse and eclectic. Volume 28 provides a collection of thought-provoking articles on issues relating to problems library managers face and strategies in addressing those challenges. Topics covered in this volume include: managing change in research libraries; the agility of library consortia and its member libraries; the evaluation of reference services; developing a recruitment strategy for a diverse workforce; the evaluation of training and professional development programs; and collective bargaining within faculty unions on college campuses.

Advances is widely read by practitioners, library and information science graduate students, and those working in associated fields of information management, and remains the premier series in its area of coverage. This latest volume adds another significant contribution to the literature of library and information centre management.

Introduction
Delmus E. Williams
University of Akron, USA


Chapter 1.
Librarians and the complexity of individual and organizational change: Case study findings of an emergent research library
Donald L. Gilstrap
University of Oklahoma Libraries, USA


Chapter 2.
An exploratory case study of leadership for organizational agility in a consortium of small private college libraries
Jean K. Mulhern
S. Arthur Watson Library, Wilmington College, USA


Chapter 3.
Consortia activity in academic libraries: Anti-competitive or in the public good?
Catherine Maskell
Leddy Library, University of Windsor, Canada


Chapter 4.
Why librarianship? An exploration of the motivations of ethnic minorities to choose library and information science as a career
Lisa K. Hussey
Simmons College, Boston


Chapter 5.
An unrelenting need for training
Barbara J. Stites
Florida Gulf Coast University, USA


Chapter 6.
Library faculty and collective bargaining: An exploration
Stephen H. Aby
The University of Akron Libraries, USA


Chapter 7.
Work in motion/assessment at rest: an attitudinal study of academic reference librarians – a case study at mid-size university (MSU A)
Bella Karr Gerlich
Dominican University Library, USA


To find out more about Advances in Library Administration and Organization, please visit the series homepage:
http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0732-0671

This Emerald Book Series forms part of Emerald eBook Series Collections. For more information, please visit:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ebookseries

Kind regards,

Mary Miskin
Assistant Commissioning Editor
Emerald Group Publishing Limited

mmiskin@emeraldinsight.com
http://www.emeraldinsight.com

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina to Receive the Largest Book Gift Ever

 

 

 

From: Dina Youssef [mailto:Dina.Youssef@bibalex.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2010 10:24 PM
To: IFLA-L
Subject: [IFLA-L] Bibliotheca Alexandrina to Receive the Largest Book Gift Ever

 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina to Receive the Largest Book Gift Ever

Dr. Serageldin, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Dr. Labib, Governor of Alexandria; Dr. Wastawy, Chief Librarian of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Library Sector staff receiving the French donation at Alexandria harbor

French dondation.jpg

 

The Bibliothéque nationale de France (BnF) has generously donated the largest book collection ever given to a library to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The donated collection (500,000 volumes) is part of the BnF's legal depository and includes a wide range of subjects varying from arts to zoology available in different reading levels for users of all ages.

Dr. Serageldin, Director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina has expressed his gratitude to the Republic of France and president Nicolas Sarkozy for their generous donation and their commitment to cultural exchange.

With this gift and the current BA French material holdings, the Library of Alexandria will become the 2nd  largest library for Francophone resources, outside French speaking countries, preceded only by New York Public Library.

 

 قامت المكتبة الوطنية الفرنسية بإهداء مكتبة الإسكندرية أكبر مجموعة كتب تم إهداؤها لمكتبة في العالم. والمجموعة التي تم إهداؤها لمكتبة الإسكندرية مكونة من 500,000 كتاب، وهي جزء من الإيداع الرسمي للمكتبة الوطنية الفرنسية، وتضم عددًا كبيرًا من الموضوعات المختلفة في العلوم والفنون لتكون متاحة لجميع الزوار من كافة الأعمار.

 وقد أعرب الدكتور إسماعيل سراج الدين، مدير مكتبة الإسكندرية، عن شكره وامتنانه للجمهورية الفرنسية ورئيسها نيكولاي ساركوزي علي هذه الإهداء الذي يدل علي كرمهم، وعلي اهتمامهم بتبادل الثقافات والحضارات بين البلدين.

وبهذا الإهداء بالإضافة إلى المجموعة التي تمتلكها المكتبة من قبل سوف تصبح مكتبة الإسكندرية ثاني مكتبة تحتوي على أكبر مجموعة من المصادر باللغة الفرنسية، وجدير بالذكر أن مكتبة الإسكندرية تأتي في المرتبة الثانية بعد مكتبة نيويورك العامة.

 

Best Regards,

 

Dina Youssef

Deputy Director

IFLA Centre for Arabic Speaking Libraries (IFLA-CASL)

at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

P.O.Box 138, Chatby

Alexandria 21526, Egypt

Tel.: +(203) 4839999 Ext.1997

Fax: +(203) 4820460

Cell: +2 012 115 47 26

E-mail: Dina.Youssef@bibalex.org

www.bibalex.org

 

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Call for Manuscripts: Advances in Librarianship

 

From: Barbara A. Genco [mailto:bagencoconsulting@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 26 February 2010 12:41 AM
To: Barbara A. Genco
Subject: [IFLA-L] Call for Manuscripts: Advances in Librarianship

 

Please excuse any cross postings. Please share freely with interested colleagues. Thank you!

 

Advances in Librarianship is seeking manuscripts to be included as chapters in volume 32, being issued in fall, 2010 . There is no theme for the 2010 volume but contributions that would be welcomed include critical articles and surveys of specific aspects of the field of library science and related subjects. These can be based on research in progress and/or on current developments in various segments of the profession.

 

Chapters in the book series have won national awards and are frequently cited. It was established in 1969 and is issued at annual intervals by the Emerald Group Publishing, Limited.   Anyone interested should contact the newly appointed Editor, Dr. Anne Woodsworth, at either alwoods10@gmail.com or awoodsworth@emeraldinsight.com. The deadline for submission of manuscripts for this year’s volume is June, 2010.

 

In 2011, the theme of the book will be innovations and creative solutions to library and information operations and services in financially challenging times. The deadline for submitting manuscripts for this volume will be February or March, 2011. Brief proposals with an outline of the proposed chapter would be appreciated by September 2010.

 

 

Barbara A. Genco

Editor, Collection Management, Library Journal

ifla170 Prospect Park West #2R

Brooklyn, NY 11215

718.499.8750

347.238.6384 Mobile

BAGencoConsulting@Gmail.com

Follow me on TWITTER @BarbaraAGenco

www.libraryjournal.com

"To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time." Leonard Bernstein

 

 

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DART-Europe E-Theses Portal

 

 

From: gerrymck [mailto:gerry.mckiernan@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 31 January 2010 5:32 AM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-soc-lib@infoserv.inist.fr; univers@infoserv.inist.fr; diglib@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] DART-Europe E-Theses Portal

 

DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. DART-Europe is endorsed by LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche), and it is the European Working Group of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD).

The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments. DART-Europe offers partners a European networking forum on ETD issues, and may provide the opportunity to submit collaborative funding applications to achieve DART-Europe's vision for ETDs.

DART-Europe is resourced through partner contributions.

Partners support the following principles:

1.DART-Europe will encourage the creation, discovery and use of European e-theses, and will maintain a central Portal for e-thesis aggregation and access.

2.European libraries and consortia are invited to contribute metadata to the DART-Europe Portal. Contributors will determine the terms and conditions under which their metadata are contributed.

3.DART-Europe welcomes the contribution by partners of resources to support the management, discovery, usability and preservation of e-theses, and to further the aims and objectives of DART-Europe.

4.Partners will designate one representative to act as a contact for DART-Europe, and will nominate at least one representative to participate in the DART-Europe email lists.

5.DART-Europe welcomes offers from partners to host DART-Europe Project Board meetings, as occasion demands.

6.Partners will help to secure DART-Europe's status as an international network of excellence in information, expertise and resources relating to ETDs.

7.DART-Europe will be administered by UCL (University College London) and governed by a Board consisting of representatives of partner organisations. The constitution and Terms of Reference of the governing Board will be determined and from time to time reviewed by the Board.

Links To Source / DART-Europe Documents Downloads / Participating Institutions / Etc. Available At

[ http://tinyurl.com/yl5n5ec ]

ENJoy

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

 

 

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David Ferriero Confirmed by U.S. Senate as 10th Archivist of the United States

 

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Karen Weaver
Sent: Tuesday, 10 November 2009 5:15 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: David Ferriero Confirmed by U.S. Senate as 10th Archivist of the United States

 

It's official !  Congratulations to David Ferriero,  former Director of NYPL 

 / Karen W                ~ excuse any cross-postings ~

 

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2010/nr10-18.html 

 

Press Release - The National Archives

November 6, 2009

 

David Ferriero Confirmed by U.S. Senate as 10th Archivist of the United States

 

"Washington, DC…Today, the United States Senate voted to confirm David Ferriero as the 10th Archivist of the United States. Mr. Ferriero was the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries and is a leader in the field of library science. Mr. Ferriero, who was nominated by President Obama on July 28, 2009, will succeed Professor Allen Weinstein who resigned as Archivist in December 2008 for health reasons. Deputy Archivist Adrienne Thomas is serving as the Acting Archivist until Mr. Ferriero assumes his duties."

 

"As the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL), Mr. Ferriero was part of the leadership team responsible for integrating the four research libraries and 87 branch libraries into one seamless service for users, creating the largest public library system in the United States and one of the largest research libraries in the world. Mr. Ferriero was in charge of collection strategy; conservation; digital experience; reference and research services; and education, programming, and exhibitions."

 

"Among his responsibilities at the NYPL was the development of the library's digital strategy, which currently encompasses partnerships with Google and Microsoft, a web site that reaches more than 25 million unique users annually, and a digital library of more than 750,000 images that may be accessed free of charge by any user around the world."

 

"Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at two of the nation's major academic libraries, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and Duke University in Durham, NC. In those positions, he led major initiatives including the expansion of facilities, the adoption of digital technologies, and a reengineering of printing and publications."

 

"Mr. Ferriero earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Northeastern University in Boston and a master's degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science, also in Boston. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he started in the humanities library at MIT, where he worked for 31 years, rising to associate director for public services and acting co-director of libraries."

 

"In 1996, Mr. Ferriero moved to Duke University, where he served as University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs until 2004. At Duke, he raised more than $50 million to expand and renovate the university's library and was responsible for instructional technology initiatives, including overseeing Duke's Center for Instructional Technology."

 

"As Archivist of the United States, Mr. Ferriero will oversee the National Archives and Records Administration, an independent Federal agency created by statute in 1934. The National Archives safeguards and preserves the records of the U.S. Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to records that document the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience."

 

"Its 44 facilities include the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, the National Archives at College Park, 13 Presidential libraries, and 14 regional archives nationwide. The National Archives also publishes the Federal Register, administers the Information Security Oversight Office, the Office of Government Information Services, makes grants of historical documentation through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission."

 

"Among the National Archives' approximately 9 billion pages of materials that are open to the public for research nationwide are millions of photographs, maps, and documents, thousands of motion pictures and audio recordings, and millions of electronic records. Every subject relating to American history is covered in the records of the National Archives: Revolutionary War pension files, landmark Supreme Court cases, international treaties, legislative records, executive orders, public laws, records relating to all U.S. Presidents and the papers of Presidents Hoover through George W. Bush."

 

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For more information, the press may contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.

 

Follow us on:

Twitter:   http://twitter.com/archivesnews 

Facebook:   US National Archives

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Karen Weaver, MLS, Adjunct Faculty, Cataloging & Classification, The iSchool at Drexel University, College of Information Science & Technology, Philadelphia PA email: karen.weaver@ischool.drexel.edu / Electronic Resources Statistician, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu

 

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Digitization - preserving born-digital material

 


From: alialistowners-bounces@lists.alia.org.au [mailto:alialistowners-bounces@lists.alia.org.au] On Behalf Of Robyn Ellard
Sent: 20 January 2010 08:11
To: alialistowners@lists.alia.org.au
Subject: [aliaLISTOWNERS] digitization - preserving born-digital material[Scanned]

**dear list managers – please forward if relevant**

 

Britain’s major libraries will get new legal powers to archive free websites, as reported recently by The Guardian. The government has responded to the importance and urgency of recording Britain's cultural, scientific and political history. It took British Library and National Library of Scotland executives however to alert them to the fact that the Act establishing the powers was passed in 2003, yet parliament had not enacted those powers in the intervening years. 

 

According to The Guardian “The libraries warned that they had now lost millions of pages recording events such as the MPs' expenses scandal, the release of the Lockerbie bomber and the Iraq war, and would lose millions more, because they were not legally empowered to "harvest" these sites.”

 

While publishers in the UK are already required to deposit all printed newspapers, electronic newspapers will not be covered by the new powers.

 

The UK situation is in stark contrast to Australia’s. The National Library of Australia established Pandora in 1996 to “collect and provide long-term access to selected online publications and web sites that are about Australia, are by an Australian author on a subject of social, political, cultural, religious, scientific or economic significance and relevance to Australia, or are by an Australian author of recognised authority and make a contribution to international knowledge”. At the end of 2009, Pandora contained 3.53 TB of data, consisting of more than 79 million files.

 

In the area of preservation of born-digital material, Australia can be proud of its world class digital archive and its international contribution to the documentation of national archiving procedures, guidelines and schemes etc.

 

Links to more information:

A note on links: if you are having problems opening the links in this email, please cut and paste the links into your browser.

The Guardian article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/dec/27/libraries-internet

Pandora: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/

ALIA's copyright information service: http://www.alia.org.au/advocacy/copyright/

 

Claudia Davies AALIA (CP)

Qld Local Liaison Officer
Australian Library and Information Association
PO Box 6335 Kingston ACT 2604
p 0407 964 967
e claudia.davies@alia.org.au
http://www.alia.org.au

 

 

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New year... new LIS career?

Visit http://www.alia.org.au/careerconnect/

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FAIFE Announces the Launch of Public Access to Health Information through Libraries Learning Materials

 

 

From: Stuart Hamilton [mailto:Stuart.Hamilton@ifla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 March 2010 8:41 PM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; faife-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] FAIFE Announces the Launch of Public Access to Health Information through Libraries Learning Materials

 

FAIFE Announces the Launch of Public Access to Health Information through Libraries Learning Materials

“People's health matters as much as any other basic need (such as food and shelter), especially when it is threatened by disease and other conditions, whatever their causes. Libraries of all kinds need to make clear their commitment to the welfare and concerns of their users by strong commitment to key issues such as health.”

FAIFE is pleased to announce the launch of learning materials for workshops on Public Access to Health Information through Libraries. The materials have been developed by FAIFE in cooperation with many partners including IFLA Health and Biosciences Section; Phi (Partnerships in Health Information); a working group of Cuban librarians under the leadership of Professor Marta Terry; and East African chapters of AHILA (The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa ).

The idea for a Public Access to Health Information programme was first discussed at a meeting called by FAIFE at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague in October 2008, which drew up a specification for the materials. The first draft of the Learning Materials was created in Cuba in the first half of 2009. Pilot Workshops were held in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Jimma (Ethiopia) in August 2009. The final version was completed on the basis of the lessons learned from the pilots in December 2009.

These learning materials will now form part of the suite of training workshops available through the Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) training programme or the small projects funded through IFLA’s ALP programme.

For more information, and to download the learning materials in PowerPoint and PDF format, click here: http://www.ifla.org/publications/learning-materials-for-workshops-on-public-access-to-health-information-through-librari

 

Stuart Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Netherlands

 

00 31 70 314 0884

http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/

 

**********   Visit the new IFLA website at www.ifla.org ! ********

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FAIFE Makes Available Translations of Major Training Materials and Policy Documents

 

 

From: Stuart Hamilton [mailto:Stuart.Hamilton@ifla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 March 2010 8:43 PM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; faife-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] FAIFE Makes Available Translations of Major Training Materials and Policy Documents

 

FAIFE Makes Available Translations of Major Training Materials and Policy Documents

During 2009, IFLA language centres around the world have been busy with a major translation project. Using funds provided by the Swedish International Co-operation and Development Agency (Sida), IFLA's FAIFE Committee has co-ordinated translations of the following policy documents and training manuals:

  • The IFLA Internet Manifesto
  • The IFLA Internet Manifesto Guidelines
  • The IFLA Internet Manifesto Workshop Manual (and PowerPoint slides)
  • Access to HIV/AIDS Information through Libraries Workshop Manual (and PowerPoint slides)
  • The IFLA Manifesto on Transparency, Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption
  • The Libraries and Transparency, Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption Workshop Manual (and PowerPoint slides)

The translations are a major achievement for IFLA and could not have been completed without the hard work of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the language centres in Russia, Egypt and Senegal, along with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). All of the original documents have been redesigned in a PDF format, and are available to download for free from the IFLA website in the following languages:

·         Arabic

·         English

·         French

·         Russian

·         Portuguese

·         Spanish

For more information and access to the materials, click here: http://www.ifla.org/en/news/faife-makes-available-translations-of-major-training-materials-and-policy-documents

IFLA is also pleased to offer an English version of the latest FAIFE workshop – Public Access to Health Information through Libraries. More details on these materials can be found here: http://www.ifla.org/publications/learning-materials-for-workshops-on-public-access-to-health-information-through-librari

 

 

Stuart Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Netherlands

 

00 31 70 314 0884

http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/

 

**********   Visit the new IFLA website at www.ifla.org ! ********

 

 

 

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GL10 Conference Collection now available in OpenSIGLE

 

 

From: GreyNet [mailto:info@greynet.org]
Sent: Friday, 29 January 2010 8:34 PM
To: GreyNet
Subject: GL10 Conference Collection now available in OpenSIGLE

 

GL10 Conference Collection now available in the OpenSIGLE Repository

http://opensigle.inist.fr/handle/10068/697786/simple-search?query=greynet

 

GreyNet's collection of Conference Preprints (1997-2008) are now available in the OpenSIGLE Repository. The work of hundreds of authors and researchers in the field of grey literature over the past decade are now online accessible.

 

For yet another example of what the OpenSIGLE Repository holds in store, please check out the more than 100 records dealing with Himalaya glaciers,  http://opensigle.inist.fr/simple-search?query=himalaya+glacier

 

 

GreyNet International

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org

 

"GreyNet is dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, and Education in the field of Grey Literature"

 

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GL11 Conference Proceedings - Now in Print

 

 

From: GreyNet [mailto:info@greynet.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 7:32 PM
To: GreyNet
Subject: GL11 Conference Proceedings - Now in Print

 

GL11 Conference Proceedings - Now in Print

http://www.textrelease.com/

 

Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature : The Grey Mosaic, Piecing It All Together, 14‑15 December 2009 in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., USA / ed. by Dominic J. Farace and Jerry Frantzen ; GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service. - Amsterdam : TextRelease, 2010. – 138 p. ; 30 cm. – Author Index. – (GL-Conference series, ISSN 1386-2316 ;

No. 11). - ISBN 978-90-77484-13-5    

 

The British Library (BL), INIST-CNRS, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), and the National Technical Library (NTK) are corporate authors and associate members of GreyNet International. These conference proceedings contain the full text of eighteen papers presented during the two days of plenary and parallel sessions. The papers appear in the same order as in the conference

program book. Included is an Author Index along with biographical notes, a List of Participating Organizations, and sponsored advertisements.                          

© 2010 TextRelease

 

For those libraries and information centres that house the earlier volumes in the GL-Conference Series, it is recommended that they place renewal orders as soon as possible. For those interested in placing new orders, http://www.textrelease.com/images/GL11_Publication_Order_Form.pdf

 

GreyNet International

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org

 

 

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Grey Milestones in 2009 and Sustained Deliverables in 2010

 

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From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of GreyNet
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To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Grey Milestones in 2009 and Sustained Deliverables in 2010

 

 

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          Grey Milestones in 2009 and Sustained Deliverables in 2010

 

 

"A Year-end review of Grey Literature and GreyNet's commitment to research,publication, open access, and education in this field of information"

 

Beginning the Winter of 2009,

 

* In January, GreyNet was once again asked by the University of New Orleans to provide a distance education course on grey literature for 3 hours

credit. Twenty-three senior undergraduate students enrolled - ten more than the first semester in which the course was offered;

 

* After a year of negotiations, GreyNet reached an agreement with Emerald to license the rights, whereby the full-text papers from the first four

conferences in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature (1993-1999) would become accessible in the OpenSIGLE Repository. This

agreement guarantees that research results from the international GreyNet Community would be both comprehensive and available on an open access

platform;

 

* An agreement was signed with Elsevier in which articles from The Grey Journal, an International Journal on Grey Literature would be abstracted and

indexed in Scopus. TGJ entered its first lustrum (2005-2009);

 

* The GL10 Conference Proceedings were published and the GL11 Conference Announcement and Call-for-Papers distributed.

 

In the Spring of 2009,

 

* A Letter of Understanding was signed with the National Technical Library in Prague. NTK agreed to host the Twelfth International Conference on Grey

Literature on December 6-7, 2010;

 

* A publishing agreement was signed with K.G. Saur Verlag in Munich for the publication of a monograph on grey literature. This agreement guarantees

that the rights of the 20 contributing authors will remain with their own work. This monograph will be targeted to students and faculty at colleges

and schools of library and information science as well as information professionals worldwide;

 

* Spring also witnessed the GL11 Program Committee Meeting chaired by FLICC/FEDLINK as well as a U.S. Workshop on Grey Literature in the Library

of Congress in which 30 participants from various national libraries and federal agencies attended;

 

* The first retrospective metadata records and corresponding full-text papers were added to the OpenSIGLE Repository. These retro-records

originated in the Fourth International Conference on Grey Literature held in Washington D.C. in 1999;

 

* The first 'guest edited' issue of The Grey Journal by Deni Seymour on Archaeology and Grey Literature reemphasized the thematic approach to the

International Journal on Grey Literature and a subject-related approach to this field of information studies.

 

 

In the Summer of 2009,

 

* GreyWorks, a workshop on grey literature focusing on the supply and demand sides of grey literature was held in Amsterdam;

 

* Wiki's on the Grey Literature Network Service and other grey literature initiatives were launched under the guidance of Dr. Joachim Schopfel from

the University of Lille, France.

 

In the Autumn of 2009,

 

* A site visit was paid to the newly constructed National Technical Library in Prague, where NTK will host GL12. This was preceded by a National Seminar

on Grey Literature in Brno, Czech Republic;

 

* When autumn turned to fall, a newly established OpenSIGLE Consortium submitted an FP7 Proposal to the European Commission with the goal of

creating a pan-European e-infrastructure that would better serve the OpenSIGLE Repository and further the advancement of open access to digital

grey literature collections and resources;

 

* GreyNet signed a Partnership Agreement with ICSTI, International Council for Scientific and Technical Information. This newly established partnership

lends to GreyNet a multilateral base, elevating it from a bilateral one that it already shares with a number of ICSTI Members. GreyNet seeks to provide

ICSTI with an opportunity to further broaden its information activities to the social sciences and humanities;

 

* Grey Literature became a published chapter in ELIS, the prestigious Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences;

 

* The GreyNet Award 2009 for outstanding achievement in the field of grey literature was awarded to Dr. Debbie Rabina from Pratt Institute's School of

Information and Library Science. The area of her research dealt with "Copyright licenses and legal deposit practices of grey multimedia

materials";

 

* The relaunch of a U.S. Working Group on Grey Literature represented by the sectors of government, academics, business and industry;

 

* And, the commencement of the Eleventh International Conference on Grey Literature hosted by FLICC/FEDLINK in the Library of Congress on 14-15

December in which 70 organizations from some 12 countries worldwide participated.

 

Yes, 2009 was a leap-year for the grey literature community as well as for the international Grey Literature Network Service. On the eve of this new

year, GreyNet extends to the numerous and varied stakeholders on the information landscape a Happy and Prosperous 2010.

 

PS, For further information on one or more of the above, visit GreyNet's website or email us.

 

 

Dr. Dominic Farace, Director

 

GreyNet

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org

 

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Groundbreaking Study on Library Use

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@listserv.utk.edu] On Behalf Of OPPRC
Sent: Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:10 PM
To: JESSE@listserv.utk.edu
Subject: Groundbreaking Study on Library Use Released Today

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release can be read on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2010/032510.shtm

 

First-ever National Study: Millions of People Rely on Library Computers for Employment, Health, and Education

 

77 million people used library computers and Internet access in past year

 

PORTLAND, Ore.-Nearly one-third of Americans age 14 or older - roughly 77 million people - used a public library computer or wireless network to access the Internet in the past year, according to a national report released today. In 2009, as the nation struggled through a recession, people relied on library technology to find work, apply for college, secure government benefits, learn about critical medical treatments, and connect with their communities.

 

The report, Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, is based on the first, large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries, the ways library patrons use this free technology service, why they use it, and how it affects their lives. It was conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Low-income adults are more likely to rely on the public library as their sole access to computers and the Internet than any other income group. Overall, 44 percent of people living below the federal poverty line used computers and the Internet at their public libraries.

 

Americans across all age groups reported they used library computers and Internet access. Teenagers are the most active users. Half of the nation's 14- to 18-year-olds reported that they used a library computer during the past year, typically to do school homework.

 

"People from all walks of life use library computers to perform routine and life-changing tasks, from emailing friends to finding jobs," said Michael Crandall, senior lecturer and chair of the Master of Science in Information Management at the University of Washington Information School. "More than three-quarters of those who used the library Internet connections had access at home, work, or elsewhere. Oftentimes, they needed a faster connection, assistance from a librarian, or temporary access in an emergency."

 

The use of library technology had significant impact in four critical areas: employment, education, health, and making community connections. In the last 12 months: 

 

o     40 percent of library computer users (an estimated 30 million people) received help with career needs. Among these users, 75 percent reported they searched for a job online. Half of these users filled out an online application or submitted a resume.

o     37 percent focused on health issues. The vast majority of these users (82 percent) logged on to learn about a disease, illness, or medical condition. One-third of these users sought out doctors or health care providers. Of these, about half followed up by making appointments for care.

o     42 percent received help with educational needs. Among these users, 37 percent (an estimated 12 million students) used their local library computer to do homework for a class.

o     Library computers linked patrons to their government, communities, and civic organizations. Sixty-percent of users - 43.3 million people - used a library's computer resources to connect with others.

 

"There is no ambiguity in these numbers. Millions of people see libraries as an essential tool to connect them to information, knowledge, and opportunities," said Marsha Semmel, acting director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. "Policy makers must fully recognize and support the role libraries are playing in workforce development, education, health and wellness, and the delivery of government services."

 

The library's role as a technology resource has exploded since 1996, when only 28 percent of libraries offered Internet access. Today, almost all public libraries offer visitors free access to computers and the Internet.

 

Unfortunately, up to a third of all libraries say they lack even minimally adequate Internet connections to meet demand. More report that they cannot provide the access their patrons truly need.

 

"Library technology services have created opportunity for millions of Americans, but public libraries struggle to replace aging computer workstations and increase the speed of their Internet connections," said Allan Golston, president of the United States Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "This study highlights what is at risk, particularly for low-income individuals who heavily rely on the public library for their technology, if future public and private investment in public libraries doesn't keep pace with demand."

 

The report's findings are based on nearly 50,000 surveys - including 3,176 from a national telephone survey and 44,881 web survey responses - from patrons of more than 400 public libraries across the country. The full report is available at http://tascha.washington.edu/usimpact.

 

For broadcast-quality footage, high-resolution still photography, and information about the foundation's work, please visit: www.gatesfoundation.org/press-room/Pages/news-market.aspx.

 

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About the University of Washington Information School

Media Contact: David Shepard; shepard1@uw.edu; 206-221-6182

The University of Washington Information School believes in the power of information to change lives. Through instruction, research and practice, the UW Information School, or "iSchool," is shaping the ways people create, store, find, manipulate and share information. Our work helps people address information challenges more ethically, effectively and with a heightened sense of possibility. The UW iSchool offers a Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree, and three graduate degrees: Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Science in Information Management, and Ph.D. in Information Science.

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Media Contact: Mamie Bittner; mbittner@imls.gov; 202-327-4201

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Media Contact: media@gatesfoundation.org; 206-709-3400

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people-especially those with the fewest resources-have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Learn more at www.gatesfoundation.org or join the conversation at Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/billmelindagatesfoundation?ref=ts) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/gatesfoundation).

 

 

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Guardians of World Treasures Sign Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Saturday, 21 November 2009 12:35 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Guardians of World Treasures Sign Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with

important links can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/112009b.shtm

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2009

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

 

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

Guardians of World Treasures Sign Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Washington, DC-On October 31, 2009, 59 cultural heritage leaders from 32 countries, including representatives of Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, unanimously passed the Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage (http://www.imls.gov/pdf/Salzburg_Declaration%20.pdf). The declaration

was the culmination of "Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage,"

the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) held October 28 - November 1, 2009 under the auspices of the U.S. federal Institute of Museum and Library

Services (IMLS) and SGS. The declaration will be widely distributed to cultural ministries and other policymaking entities; it has already been

translated into Arabic.

 

The seminar built on the findings of "Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action," IMLS's multi-year initiative on collections care, putting

them into a global context. It combined presentations by leading experts in conservation and preservation throughout the world with small working

groups tasked with making practical recommendations for future action on specific topics. Those guiding topics included emergency preparedness,

education and training, public awareness, new preservation approaches, and assessment and planning. One evening was devoted to a fireside chat

on "conservation in the developing world," with a panel of participants representing Benin, Iraq, Mexico, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

At the opening session, Vinod Daniel, Seminar Co-leader and Head of Culture Heritage & Science Initiatives at the Australia Museum, noted

that he had never attended a meeting "as diverse as this, with people from this many parts of the world, as cross-disciplinary as this." A

report summarizing the discussions and outlining the recommendations will be published later this year, sent to key stakeholders around the

world, and made available online at www.imls.gov and www.salzburgglobal.org.

 

Additional support for the seminar was provided by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. For more information about the

program contact Nancy Rogers, Senior Project Coordinator, IMLS, nrogers@imls.gov or Susanna Seidl-Fox, Program Director, SGS:

sfox@salzburgglobal.org.

 

Daily seminar blog posts by Richard McCoy, Associate Conservator of Objects at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, are available at

www.iiconservation.org/wpress.

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of

federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that

connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to

sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about

the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

About the Salzburg Global Seminar

The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization with its headquarters at the magnificent Schloss

Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria. For 62 years, the Seminar has brought together leaders, scholars, practitioners, and students from the fields

of politics, economics, law, media, culture and the arts to address issues of global concern. Its faculty, fellows, and staff come from

diverse regions, backgrounds, and professional expertise. To learn more about the Seminar, please visit www.salzburgglobal.org.

 

About the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) bridges the bi-partisan interests of federal agencies and the private sector to

support arts and humanities efforts in education, cultural diplomacy, economic revitalization, and special events dedicated to recognizing

excellence in these areas. First Lady Michelle Obama is the Honorary Chairman of the PCAH. To learn more about PCAH, please visit

www.pcah.gov.

 

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Guidelines for Legislative Libraries

 

From: Sjoerd Koopman [mailto:sjoerd.koopman@ifla.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 16 December 2009 5:23 PM
To: IFLA-L
Subject: [IFLA-L] New IFLA Guidelines for Legislative Libraries published

 

NEW IFLA Publication!

 

Just off the press as Nr 140 in the IFLA Publications Series:

 

 

Guidelines for Legislative Libraries

By Keith Cuninghame

The scale of change in the provision of information and research services since the original edition of this guide (published 1993), in particular the development of the Internet, meant that it soon became clear that a more or less complete re-write was needed, rather than simply a revision of the existing text. However, the new edition has kept to the spirit of the original, which has been a valuable tool for many.

 

Guidelines for Legislative Libraries. By Keith Cuninghame. Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2009. ISBN 978-3-598-22045-6. (IFLA Publications; Nr 140).

Euro 89.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 139.00. Special price for IFLA members Euro 69.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 108.00

 

Also available as an eBook

 

Order:

 

K.G. Saur Verlag                                                       For the USA - Canada - Mexico

  or
Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co.
KG                 Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1                                        P.O. Box 960
86899 Landsberg, Germany                                      
Herndon, VA 20172-0960, USA
www.saur.de                                                               Phone: + 1 (703) 661-1589
Tel.
+49 (0)8191 9 70 00-214                                     Toll free: +1 (800) 208-8144
Fax: +49 (0)8191 9 70 00-560                                    Fax: +1 (703) 661-1501
degruyter@de.rhenus.com                                         degruytermail@presswarehouse.com

 

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The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing, and Library Work

 

From: Sjoerd Koopman [mailto:sjoerd.koopman@ifla.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:43 PM
To: IFLA-L
Cc: Sjoerd Koopman
Subject: [IFLA-L] New IFLA Publicationn Chinese Library Work

 

NEW IFLA Publication!

 

 

Just off the press as Nr 141 in the IFLA Publications Series:

 

The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese

Calligraphy, Printing, and Library Work

 

In China the tradition of a book society is longer than anywhere else in the world. Chinese paper making, calligraphy and woodblock printing date from very early ages, but have for a very long time remained almost unknown to the Western world. At the IFLA satellite meeting Chinese Written and Printed Cultural Heritage and Library Work in Hangzhou in 2006 the richness of present day book historical research and library activities in China has been presented by more than sixty papers. This fine selection reflects the width and depth of this extremely important and immense Chinese heritage. The Editors are Chinese and international experts on book history.

The History and Cultural Heritage of Chinese Calligraphy, Printing, and Library Work / edited by Susan M. Allen, Lin Zuzao, Cheng Xiaolan and Jan Bos. Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2010. ISBN 978-3-598-22046-3. (IFLA Publications; Nr 141). Euro 99.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 155.00. Special price for IFLA members Euro 79.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 124.00

 

Also available as an eBook

Order:

 

K.G. Saur Verlag                                                       For the USA - Canada - Mexico

  or
Rhenus Medien Logistik GmbH & Co.
KG                 Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1                                        P.O. Box 960
86899 Landsberg, Germany                                      
Herndon, VA 20172-0960, USA
www.saur.de                                                               Phone: + 1 (703) 661-1589
Tel.
+49 (0)8191 9 70 00-214                                     Toll free: +1 (800) 208-8144
Fax: +49 (0)8191 9 70 00-560                                    Fax: +1 (703) 661-1501
degruyter@de.rhenus.com                                         degruytermail@presswarehouse.com

 

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IFLA Announces Renewed focal areas, funding for ALP

 

From: Stuart Hamilton [mailto:Stuart.Hamilton@ifla.org]
Sent: Saturday, 30 January 2010 2:10 AM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] IFLA Announces Renewed Focal Areas, Funding for ALP

 

IFLA Announces Renewed focal areas, funding for ALP

From 2010 the IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) will be the primary vehicle for delivering the Professional Development strand of IFLA's Advocacy Framework through training based on policy and guidelines developed by IFLA's core activities or sections.  From February 1st 2010 ALP moves to IFLA Headquarters where it will come under the responsibilities of the Senior Policy Advisor Stuart Hamilton. Fiona Bradley, the new ALP Programme Co-ordinator, will manage the implementation of all ALP activities. The ALP Committee will provide advice to ALP and select projects to be funded.

ALP will continue to build on the success of the programme over past years.  From 2010 onwards ALP projects will focus on professional priorities for the development of the library and information profession that are linked to IFLA's strategic objectives. The grassroots approach of ALP will continue, with local communities submitting project proposals. There will be a preference for projects based on IFLA's training packages and that build sustainability and capability in local library communities in developing countries or emerging economies around the world. 

The centrepiece of the new approach to ALP is the Building Strong Library Associations Programme (BSLA). This comprehensive programme offers a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations for the benefit of associations, libraries, and their communities.

Call for applications: ALP small projects, Building Strong Library Associations projects

The IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) is pleased to announce the call for project applications for 2010. ALP supports projects in training and development in developing countries and emerging economies with an emphasis on capacity building and train-the-trainer or cascading delivery.

Project applications can be made to the IFLA ALP Programme for support to library associations, groups of libraries, or others who want to develop co-operation, knowledge and services within the special programme areas of ALP.  Priority will be given to projects proposed by IFLA members (or by institutions/organisations sponsored to join IFLA through a mentoring partnership with a library association). All projects should have the support of an appropriate institution(s), association and the appropriate Regional Section or MLAS (Management of Library Associations Section) to implement the project.

The types of projects that ALP supports include:

.       One-off workshops and training activities, delivering existing IFLA's policy-based training materials (for example, training materials developed by FAIFE)

.       Workshops, training and capacity building projects based on ALP focal areas

.       Longer-term capacity building activities and training designed to support the development of the sector in a country, for example through the Building Strong Library Associations Programme

Application guidelines can be found in full on the IFLA website together with application forms. Applications should be submitted to the relevant regional office (or MLAS as applicable) and ALP by 1 May 2010 for project applications, and by 9 April for Building Strong Library Associations programme applications.

The IFLA Governing Board dissolved the existing ALP Advisory Board on December 2 and appointed those present at the ALP meeting on December 1 2009 to serve as the interim committee until the new committee is appointed by the Governing Board in April 2010. The members of the committee are: Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Buhle Mbambo-Thata, Jésus Lau, Winnie Vitzansky, Janice Lachance, Stuart Hamilton (Senior Policy Advisor, ex officio), Fiona Bradley (ALP Programme Coordinator, ex officio, secretary). Birgitta Sandell will serve as an advisor to the committee.

More information is available about ALP and the Building Strong Library Associations Programme at: http://www.ifla.org/alp by contacting the ALP Programme Co-ordinator Fiona Bradley via email: fiona.bradley@ifla.org





Stuart Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Netherlands



00 31 70 314 0884

http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/ <http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/>

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IMLS Director Anne Radice Recognizes Top Ten Museums and Libraries

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Wednesday, 24 February 2010 5:05 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: IMLS Director Anne Radice Recognizes Top Ten Museums and Libraries

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 23, 2010

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with links and images can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2010/022310.shtm

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

To access high-resolution photos of each winner with Susan Sher, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, and Anne Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, please click on the numbered links below. To access the 2009 National Medal Winners video as well as video from the Awards Ceremony, click here.

 

IMLS Director Anne Radice Recognizes Top Ten Museums and Libraries at Washington, D.C. Ceremony

 

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee Institutions Honored

 

Washington, DC- Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Susan Sher, First Lady Michelle Obama's chief of staff, presented the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to five museums and five libraries at a Washington, D.C. ceremony on February 23, 2010. Every year, IMLS awards the National Medal to museums and libraries that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships.

 

"We are so proud of these museums and libraries," said IMLS Director Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD. "Each one is a center of excellence providing knowledge, resource, and experiences to their communities. They are lifelong partners in discovery, imagination and learning that we can call on throughout our lives."

 

"A core belief of First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama is that everyone should have access to art, poetry, music, and books, all of which are available in museums and libraries. I would like to express the First Lady's appreciation for everything you do day in and day out. We are a grateful partners in these efforts, which are core to our country's success," said Susan Sher, First Lady Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff.

 

In conjunction with the awards ceremony, IMLS holds a symposium in which community members share compelling stories about how cultural institutions have changed their lives. Some of these and other community stories now can be preserved through an agreement between IMLS and StoryCorps. In addition to the National Medal and a $10,000 award, each 2009 Medal recipient will have the option of a three-day visit by StoryCorps. This independent nonprofit project honors and celebrates one another's lives through recorded conversations that can be shared through a free CD and is preserved at the Library of Congress.

 

The 2009 National Medal winners include:

 

1. Braille Institute Library Services, Los Angeles, CA

2. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

3. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH

4. Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL

5. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

6. Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

7. Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa, FL

8. Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, IL

9. Stark County District Library, Canton, OH

10. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN

 

Prior to National Medal awards ceremony, Washington, D.C. luminaries made remarks on, "Libraries, Museums, and the Life of the Nation" and on Dr. Radice's contributions as IMLS director. Presenters included:

 

1. The Honorable Susan Sher, the First Lady Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff

2. The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Health and Human Services

3. The Honorable James Billington, Librarian of the United States Congress

4. The Honorable David Ferriero, 10th Archivist of the United States

5. The Honorable Rachel Goslins, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, Executive Director

6. The Honorable Jim Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

7. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture

8. The Honorable Dana Gioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

9. Larry Reger, Executive Director of Heritage Preservation

10. Debra Hess Norris, Chairperson of the Department of Art Conservation, University Delaware

11. Peggy O'Brien, Chief of Family and Public Engagement, D.C. Public Schools

12. Harriet Fulbright, President of the J. William and Harriet Fulbright Center

13. Emily Sheketoff, Associate Executive Director of the American Library Association

14. Ford Bell, President, American Association of Museums

15. Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA-04)

16. Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL-14)

 

Important Links:

2009 National Medal Brochure (PDF, 1.2MB)

2009 National Medal Winners Video

2009 National Medals Ceremony Video (February 23, 2010)

IMLS Director Anne Radice's Biography

Symposium Invitation (February 22, 2010)

Fact Sheet on the National Medal

Past Winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

 

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IMLS Funds Research on 3D Scanner Technology to Save Endangered Recordings

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Saturday, 21 November 2009 12:30 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: IMLS Funds Research on 3D Scanner Technology to Save Endangered Recordings

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with

important links can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/112009a.shtm

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2009

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

 

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

IMLS Funds Research on 3D Scanner Technology to Save Endangered

Recordings

 

Washington, DC-The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will advance technology that can recover and

digitally re-master rare early sound recordings made on wax cylinders - including experimental recordings created in the 1880's by Alexander

Graham Bell -- even when the original cylinder is cracked or broken. The research project, which includes development of a mobile 2D scanning

device, builds on previous successes of the "3D/PRISM" or "IRENE-3D" project, which significantly impacted research and practice in the area

of early audio recordings preservation.

 

The current IRENE projects are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the National Leadership Grant program.

Other project partners include the Library of Congress, The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, The University of Chicago's South Asia

Library, The Berlin Phonogramm Archive, The Smithsonian Institution's  National Museum of American History, the Edison National Historic Site,

and the University of Applied Science, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

In the project's first stage (2005-2006, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities), Berkeley Lab created IRENE-2D (Image,

Reconstruct, Erase Noise, Etc.), technology that gathered digital sound from grooved discs (flat recordings such as traditional 78 rpm shellac

disc records) by illuminating the record surface with a narrow beam of light. The flat bottoms of the groove -- and the spaces between tracks

-- appeared white, while the sloped sides of the groove, scratches, and dirt appeared black. The computer turned this information into a digital

sound file and corrected areas where scratches, breaks or wear made the groove wider or narrower than normal. IRENE then "played" the file with

a virtual needle without damaging or destroying the original media. The technology was adapted from methods used to build radiation detectors

for high-energy physics experiments.

 

In stage two (2008-2009, funded by IMLS), Berkeley Lab developed a 3D imaging sound player to read foil, wax, plastic cylinders (which

preceded the development of flat records), plastic dictation belts, and discs. The 3D technology read the cylinders since the sound was held in

vertical movements of the groove. The 3D device was based upon a type of confocal microscope. White light directed at the surface of a cylinder

or disc passed through a special lens, creating a spectrum. Each color of the spectrum came into focus at a different depth so the color of the

reflected light revealed the height of the scanned point. A computer assembled these points into profiles for each groove and translated the

data into a sound file. The 3D scan extracted information based on 20-30 points - compared to IRENE-2D's 2-4 points - offering the possibility of

higher quality sound files. Tinfoil and wax cylinders were developed in the late 1870s and 1880s, and cylinders remained in use until 1929, when

commercial production for these music recordings ceased. However, cylinder technology continued to be used for dictation recordings for

office use into the early 1950s.

 

The new three-year research project will address large scale digitization of collections through the design and evaluation of a

software control and analysis framework. For collections that are remote or not transportable, a mobile 2D scanning device will be built and

evaluated in a remote application. Collaborating with the University of Chicago South Asia Library, a system will be operated in India where

significant early 20th century recorded sound collections exist. In addition, measurement studies will be made on copper "galvano" cylinder

molds from the Berlin Phonogramm Archive, and a collection of rare and unusual experimental recordings created by Alexander Graham Bell in the

early 1880's from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Software tools and measurement strategies for the virtual reassembly of

broken cylinders and discs will be evaluated. The latter will include a measurement of the (broken) Dickson Cylinder, Thomas Edison's 1893

attempt to synchronize film and audio.

 

The range of special studies has been chosen both to address key aspects of the technology development and to gauge the potential benefit to

these and other important special collections. Other project activities include archival workflow, field operation, special materials studies,

and further technical development to be carried out through a series of national and international collaborations.

 

Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory located in Berkeley, California. It conducts unclassified scientific research

for DOE's Office of Science and is managed by the University of California. Visit their Web site at www.lbl.gov

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the

national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and

innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

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The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of wainer lusoli
Sent: Friday, 20 November 2009 9:50 PM
To: asis-l@asis.org
Subject: [Asis-l] Report: 'The Impact of Social Computing on the EUInformation Society and Economy'

 

Dear expert, colleague, friend,

 

The European Commission JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies released a comprehensive report on social and economic implications of

Social Computing [aka Web2.0, social media].

 

'The Impact of Social Computing on the EU Information Society and Economy' (Eds.) Yves Punie, Wainer Lusoli, Clara Centeno, Gianluca Misuraca and

David Broster Authors: Kirsti Ala-Mutka, David Broster, Romina Cachia, Clara Centeno, Claudio Feijóo, Alexandra Haché, Stefano Kluzer, Sven

Lindmark, Wainer Lusoli,  Gianluca Misuraca, Corina Pascu, Yves Punie and José A. Valverde

 

Report: http://ftp.jrc.es/EURdoc/JRC54327.pdf

News release:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/jrc/index.cfm?id=1410&obj_id=9410&dt_code=NWS&lang=en

 

This wide report covers different thematic areas. In addition to a cross-cutting analysis across areas in Ch1: Key findings, Future Prospects and Policy Implications

 

It contains thematic analysis:

Ch2: The adoption and Use of Social Computing

Ch3: Social Computing from a Business Perspective

Ch4: Social Computing and the Mobile Ecosystem

Ch5: Social Computing and Identity

Ch6: Social Computing and Learning

Ch7: Social Computing and Social Inclusion

Ch8: Social Computing and Health

Ch9: Social Computing and Governance

 

We hope you will find areas of interest for your own field or work.

 

Comments are very welcome to the editors and to the authors of individual chapters.

 

- For the full report write to the 1st editor Yves.Punie@ec.europa.eu  or jrc-ipts-secretariat@ec.europa.eu

 

- For individual chapters, please write to the relevant author

Name.surname@ec.europa.eu

Please note that some authors have moved and have different email

addresses: Feijoo: claudio@feijoo.net, Valverde:

jose.valverde.albacete@gmail.com, Ala-Mutka: kirsti.ala-mutka@iki.fi

 

Please, feel free to disseminate to your contacts.

 

Kind regards,

 

Wainer [on behalf of the editorial team]

 

 

Dr Wainer Lusoli

Information Society Unit

European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

Sevilla - Spain

 

E  wainer.lusoli@ec.europa.eu

T   0034 954 488 271

W  http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu

W2  http://www.lusoli.info

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Indian Books Update

           

            Library/Information Sciences & related titles/9I

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, 16 December 2009 4:25 PM
To: Kerry Smith
Subject: Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences & relatedtitles/9I

 

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                                                         2010

 

1.    Warekar, Aashish,

Library Science Research and Database Books / Aashish Warekar.  1st ed. New

Delhi, Cyber Tech Publications.  2010.  viii, 296 p. ills. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788178845852           KK-77207

 

                                                         2009

 

1.    Kumar, Sunil,

Cataloguing Services / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi, Rajat

Publications.  2009.  viii, 251 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

ISBN: 9788178803944           KK-77019

 

2.    Kumar, Sunil,

Elements of Library Classification / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi,

Rajat Publications.  2009.  viii, 293 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788178803975           KK-77504

 

3.    Kumar, Sunil,

The Future of Libraries / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi, Rajat

Publications.  2009.  viii, 260 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788178803999           KK-77018

 

4.    Kumar, Sunil,

Librarians Manual / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi, Rajat

Publications.  2009.  viii, 264 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788178803920           KK-77293

 

5.    Kumar, Sunil,

Library Management and Planning / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi,

Rajat Publications.  2009.  viii, 230 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 46.70     Your Price: $ 42.00

ISBN: 9788178803982           KK-77053

 

6.    Kumar, Sunil,

Some Perspectives of Integrated Library Systems / Dr. Sunil Kumar.  1st ed.

New Delhi, Rajat Publications.  2009.  viii, 300 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788178803951           KK-77776

 

7.    Mohanti, T. C.,

Library Online Cataloguing System / Edited by T. C. Mohanti.  1st ed. New

Delhi, Alfa Publications.  2009.  viii, 288 p. ills. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9789380096100           KK-77329

 

8.    Naqvi, Shehbaz Husain,

Multiple Choice Questions in Library and Information Science / Shehbaz

Husain Naqvi.  1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications.  2009.  xiv, 150 p.

23 cm.

List Price: $ 30.00     Your Price: $ 27.00

ISBN: 9788170005704           KK-77030

 

9.    Renuka, P.,

Library and Information Services in Agricultural Education, Research and

Extension / Dr. P. Renuka.  1st ed. New Delhi, Akansha Publishing

House.  2009.  xxii, 323 p. 25 cm.

List Price: $ 75.00     Your Price: $ 67.50

ISBN: 9788183701808           KK-76776

 

10.   Satarkar, S. P.,

Modern Teaching Techniques for Library and Informatiom Science / Dr. S. P.

Satarkar and Dr. Siddiqui Eraj.  1st ed. Agra, Current

Publications.  2009.  vi, 263 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788189065102           KK-77509

 

11.   Singh, Jagtar,

Library and Information Science in Digital Age : Essays in Honour of

Professor M. P. Satija / Edited by Dr. Jagtar Singh, Dr. Indervir Malhan

and Dr. Trishanjit Kaur.  1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess

Publications.  2009.  23 cm.

2 Vols. Contents: vol. 1. xxxii, 460 p. ills. maps. ISBN: 9788170005810.

vol. 2. xiv, 461-935 p. ills. ISBN: 9788170005827.

List Price: $ 99.00 (2-vol. Set)    Your Price: $ 89.10 (2-vol. Set)

ISBN: 9788170005803 (Set)           KK-77532

 

12.   Singh, S. P.,

Classification and Cataloguing in Digital Libraries / Edited by S. P.

Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Omega Publications.  2009.  viii, 288 p. ills.

23 cm.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

ISBN: 9788184551525           KK-77473

 

13.   Singh, S. P.,

Digital Library Technology / Edited by S. P. Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi,

Omega Publications.  2009.  viii, 272 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

ISBN: 9788184551549           KK-77790

 

14.   Singh, S. P.,

Information Technology in Library / Edited by S. P. Singh.  1st ed. New

Delhi, Omega Publications.  2009.  viii, 264 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

ISBN: 9788184551556           KK-77427

 

15.   Singh, S. P.,

Library Administration and Resources / Edited by S. P. Singh.  1st ed. New

Delhi, Omega Publications.  2009.  viii, 287 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

ISBN: 9788184551563           KK-77735

 

16.   Singh, S. P.,

Library Automation and Acquisition System / Edited by S. P. Singh.  1st ed.

New Delhi, Omega Publications.  2009.  viii, 294 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

ISBN: 9788184551532           KK-77541

 

17.   Sinha, Kamla,

Digital Information Preservation and Online Cataloguing / Kamla Sinha.  1st

ed. Delhi, Vista International Publishing House.  2009.  viii, 272 p. ills.

23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9789380239019           KK-77791

 

                                                         Others

 

1.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1963.  567 p.

Vol. 1.

List Price: $ 15.00 (Vol. 1)  Your Price: $ 13.50 (Vol. 1)

            KK-76858-v.001

 

2.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1966.  489 p.

Vol. 2.

List Price: $ 15.00 (Vol. 2)  Your Price: $ 13.50 (Vol. 2)

            KK-76858-v.002

 

3.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  Reprint ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza

Library.  2004.  529 p.

Vol. 3.

List Price: $ 15.00 (Vol. 3)  Your Price: $ 13.50 (Vol. 3)

            KK-76858-v.003

 

4.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1983.  615 p.

Vol. 4.

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            KK-76858-v.004

 

5.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1975.  623 p.

Vol. 5.

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            KK-76858-v.005

 

6.    The Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Rampur Raza Library /

Maulana Imtiaz Ali Arshi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1977.  269 p.

Vol. 6.

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            KK-76858-v.006

 

7.    Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts of Rampur Raza Library. 1st ed.

Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1996.  787 p.

Vol. 1.

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            KK-76859-v.001

 

8.    Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts of Rampur Raza Library. 1st ed.

Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  1997.  576 p.

Vol. 2.

List Price: $ 15.00 (Vol. 2)  Your Price: $ 13.50 (Vol. 2)

            KK-76859-v.002

 

9.    Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts of Rampur Raza Library / Dr. W. H.

Siddiqi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  2000.  171 p.

Vol. 3.

List Price: $ 26.70 (Vol. 3)  Your Price: $ 24.00 (Vol. 3)

            KK-76859-v.003

 

10.   Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts of Rampur Raza Library / Compiled

by Dr. Farha.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur Raza Library.  2000.  352 p.

List Price: $ 43.30     Your Price: $ 39.00

            KK-76861

 

11.   Siddiqi, W. H.,

Rampur Raza Library Monography / Dr. W. H. Siddiqi.  1st ed. Rampur, Rampur

Raza Library.  1998.  82 p.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

            KK-76860

 

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Library/Information Sciences & related titles/9J

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: kkagencies@vsnl.com [mailto:kkagencies@vsnl.com] On Behalf Of KKA BooksIndia
Sent: Tuesday, 16 March 2010 4:59 PM
To: Kerry Smith
Subject: Indian Books Update - ~Library/Information Sciences & relatedtitles/9J

 

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Dear Research/Information Specialist:

                                                                    IBU:

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Here are some recent titles on the area/s of your specialisation added to

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We have a **special discounted price shown against each item facing 'Your

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_make all shipments by registered AIRMAIL with no additional charges_. You

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                                          2009

 

1.    Dhiman, Anil Kumar,

Knowledge Management for Librarians / Dr. Anil Kumar Dhiman and Dr. Hemant

Sharma.  1st ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications.  2009.  viii, 633 p.

ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 83.80     Your Price: $ 75.40

ISBN: 9788170005759           KK-78370

 

2.    Jothi, Arul,

Library and Information Resource Management / Arul Jothi, Dr. D. L. Balaji

and Pramod Kumar Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Centrum Press.  2009.  viii,

288 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9789380252629           KK-78463

 

3.    Jothi, Arul,

Teaching of Physical Science-II / Arul Jothi, Dr. D. L. Balaji and Dr.

Vijay Kumar.  1st ed. New Delhi, Centrum Press.  2009.  x, 351 p. ills. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9789380252544           KK-78519

 

4.    Premchand, Prathipati,

Total Quality Management in University Libraries / Dr. P. Premchand.  1st

ed. Delhi, Authorspress.  2009.  x, 387 p. ills. 22 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788172734961           KK-77798

 

5.    Ramasamy, R.,

Status of State Central Libraries in India : An Analytical Study / Dr. R.

Ramasamy, edited by Dr. Krushna C. Panda.  1st ed. New Delhi, Gyan

Publishing House.  2009.  318 p. ills. maps. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 8121208238        KK-78376

 

6.    Sahai, Shri Nath,

Academic Library System / Dr. Shri Nath Sahai.  2nd ed. New Delhi, Ess Ess

Publications.  2009.  xvi, 344 p. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788170005834           KK-78011

 

7.    Sharma, C. K.,

Digital Library and Preservation / Dr. C. K. Sharma, Dr. Sudesh Kumar and

Dr. Neetu Singh.  1st ed. New Delhi, Shree Publishers &

Distributors.  2009.  xvi, 264 p. ills. 23 cm.

List Price: $ 50.00     Your Price: $ 45.00

ISBN: 9788183293648           KK-78704

 

                                          2008

 

1.    Raza Library, Rampur / Photographs by Ravi Kapoor.  1st ed. Lucknow,

Raj Bhavan.  2008.  216 p. ills. (col.). 34 cm.

List Price: $ 140.00    Your Price: $ 126.00

            KK-78111

 

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Information Policies and Strategies

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Information and/or Library Studies in the UK [mailto:LIS-BAILER@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Lena Stuart
Sent: Wednesday, 17 March 2010 8:09 PM
To: LIS-BAILER@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: NEW BOOK: Information Policies and Strategies

 

Information Policies and Strategies

Ian Cornelius

 

All librarians and libraries have information policies, and so do most people. The big issues, like censorship, intellectual property, freedom of information, privacy and data protection, crowd our minds, but the process of decision making is the same at every level and in every context, whether we are concerned with government secrets, advertising standards or our children's reading and viewing habits.  

 

This book examines the issues from varying standpoints, including the human rights approach, the commercial approach, and the states-interest approach. These are all placed within the context of arguments about the public sphere. The working librarian has to be in a position to justify every stock purchase and information access decision, and in the strategies they follow to legitimate the library. The discussion of issues in this book will give librarians the context and arguments they need to identify and apply appropriate information policies and strategies.

 

The key areas covered are:

 

. contexts for information policy

. globalization and information societies

. information rights and information policy

. information policy sectors.

 

This book is essential reading for library students, researchers and policy makers as well as for all LIS practitioners wishing to widen their awareness of the important issues surrounding information policy.

 

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Information Representation & Retrieval in the Digital Age,  2nd Edition

 

-----Original Message-----
From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Heting Chu
Sent: Thursday, 18 February 2010 7:36 AM
To: asis-l@asis.org
Subject: [Asis-l] Information Representation & Retrieval in the Digital Age,2nd Edition, is published

 

The second edition of Heting Chu’s book titled Information Representation & Retrieval (IRR) in the Digital Age is published by Information Today, Inc. early this month. The bibliographic and price details about the book can be found at http://books.infotoday.com/asist/InfoRep.shtml.

 

This edition features numerous updates and revisions, including coverage of taxonomies, folksonomies, ontologies, social tagging, and next generation OPACs. The chapter on artificial intelligence has been significantly expanded to include a host of related topics such as automatic summarization, question answering, natural language searching, and the semantic web. More specifics about this updated version are detailed in its preface at http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/hchu/Preface-2ndEd.pdf. 

 

As in the first edition, Chu emphasizes principles and fundamentals. She reviews key concepts and major developmental stages of the field, and then systematically examines information representation methods, IRR languages, retrieval techniques and models, and internet retrieval systems. In addition, she explains the retrieval of multilingual, multimedia, and hyperstructured information and explores the user dimension and evaluation issues.

 

 

 

 

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Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 2

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
Sent: Monday, 11 January 2010 6:34 AM
To: ASIS-L@asis.org
Subject: [Asis-l] Institutional Repository Bibliography, Version 2

 

Version two of the Institutional Repository Bibliography is

now available from Digital Scholarship:

 

http://digital-scholarship.org/irb/irb.html

 

The Institutional Repository Bibliography presents over 700 selected English-language articles, books, technical reports, and other scholarly textual sources that are useful in understanding institutional repositories. This version significantly expands coverage of technical reports and adds

a search function (Google index update for version two may take a few days).

 

Most sources have been published between 2000 and the present; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. Where possible, links are provided to e-prints in disciplinary archives and institutional repositories for published articles.

 

The bibliography has the following sections (revised sections marked with an asterisk):

 

1 General*

2 Country and Regional Institutional Repository Surveys*

3 Multiple-Institution Repositories*

4 Specific Institutional Repositories*

5 Institutional Repository Digital Preservation Issues*

6 Institutional Repository Library Issues*

7 Institutional Repository Metadata Issues*

8 Institutional Repository Open Access Policies*

9 Institutional Repository R&D Projects*

10 Institutional Repository Research Studies*

11 Institutional Repository Software*

Appendix A. About the Author*

 

The following recent Digital Scholarship publications may also be of interest:

 

(1) Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version

77: http://bit.ly/GdDqp

 

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(3) Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography,

Version 4: http://bit.ly/1eyLv5

 

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Annual Edition (print/Kindle): http://bit.ly/2X8zKF

 

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International Collaboration to Close the Digital Curation Gap

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Saturday, 21 November 2009 12:27 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: International Collaboration to Close the Digital Curation Gap

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with

important links can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2009/112009c.shtm.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2009

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

 

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

International Collaboration to Close the Digital Curation Gap

 

Washington, DC-Scientists, researchers, and scholars across the world generate vast amounts of digital data, but the scientific record and the

documentary heritage created in digital form are at risk – from technology obsolescence, from the fragility of digital media, and from

the lack of baseline practices for managing and preserving digital data. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of

Information and Library Science, working with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and partners in the United Kingdom (U.K.),

are collaborating on the Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG) project to establish baseline practices for the storage, maintenance, and

preservation of digital data to help ensure their enhancement and continuing long-term use. Because digital curation, or the management

and preservation of digital data over the full life cycle, is of strategic importance to the library and archives fields, IMLS is funding

the project through a cooperative agreement with UNC-CH. U.K. partners include the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which supports

innovation in digital technologies in U.K. colleges and universities,  and its funded entities, the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) and the

Digital Curation Centre (DCC).

 

Well-curated data can be made accessible for a variety of audiences. For example, the data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

(www.sdss.org) at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico is available to professional astronomers worldwide as well as to

schoolchildren, teachers, and citizen scientists through its Galaxy Zoo project. Galaxy Zoo, now in its second version, invites citizen

scientists to assist in classifying over a million galaxies (www.galaxyzoo.org). With good preservation techniques, this data will

be available into the future to provide documentation of the sky as it currently appears.

 

Data and information science researchers have already developed many viable applications, models, strategies, and standards for the long term

care of digital objects. This project will help bridge a significant gap between the progress of digital curation research and development and

the professional practices of archivists, librarians, and museum curators. Project partners will develop guidelines for digital curation

practices, especially for staff in small to medium-sized cultural heritage institutions where digital assets are most at risk. Larger

institutions will also benefit. To develop baseline practices, a working group will establish and support a network of digital curation

practitioners, researchers, and educators through face-to-face meetings, web-based communication, and other communication tools. Project staff

will also use surveys, interviews, and case studies to develop a plan for ongoing development of digital curation frameworks, guidance, and

best practices. The team will also promote roles that various organizations can play and identify future opportunities for collaboration.

 

As part of this project, the Digital Curation Manual, which is maintained by the DCC, will be updated and expanded www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters and the Digital Curation Exchange web portal will receive support (http://digitalcurationexchange.org). Through these efforts, the CDCG

project will lay the foundation that will inform future training, education, and practice. The project's research, publications, practical

tool integration, and outreach and training efforts will be of value to organizations charged with maintaining digital assets over the long

term.

 

The CDGP will be based upon findings from a number of efforts supported by IMLS, the U.K., and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). U.K.

funding for digital curation has focused largely on developing U.K.-wide digital repositories, especially in the sciences, and on training data

curators, working in disciplines served by the particular repositories. IMLS funding has focused on research and development projects that build

the capacity of libraries to preserve and manage digital content, and on building the capacity of graduate schools of library and information

science to offer educational programs that prepare librarians and archivists for these new roles. The NSF, through its DataNet program, is

supporting large-scale collaborative projects that provide reliable digital preservation, access, integration, and analysis capabilities for

science data over a decades-long timeline, and contribute to an interoperable data preservation and access network.

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the

national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and

innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

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John Y. Cole Honored

 

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Karen Weaver
Sent: Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:47 PM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: John Y. Cole Honored, Libraries & the Cultural Record special book edition

 

News from the Library of Congress today / kw

 

Contact: Guy Lamolinara, Library of Congress (202) 707-9217

 

February 22, 2010

 

"Libraries & the Cultural Record" Honors John Y. Cole's Contributions to Library

 

Long Career at Library of Congress Documented Through Essays and Bibliography

 

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2010/10-036.html 

 

 

"For more than 30 years, John Y. Cole has led the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress as its founding director and has devoted his scholarly pursuits to the Library's history and influence on the culture of the nation. To recognize his achievements, the journal "Libraries & the Cultural Record" has just published a book in honor of Cole by devoting the entire issue to his more than 40-year career at the Library of Congress."

 

"The Library of Congress and the Center for the Book: Historical Essays in Honor of John Y. Cole" is a special issue (2010, vol. 45, no. 1) of the University of Texas journal "Libraries & the Cultural Record: Exploring the History of Collections of Recorded Knowledge."

 

"According to issue editor Mary Niles Maack of the University of California at Los Angeles, the nine invitational essays published in the volume "address topics representing different aspects of John Cole's contributions and interests as a scholar and a librarian." In particular, she notes, they emphasize his dual roles and achievements as the sole director of the Center for the Book and as a scholar who is also "known internationally as the foremost expert on the history of the Library of Congress."

 

"The essays are grouped into four broad themes that, according to the editor, "characterize John's career and scholarly interests: The History and Historiography of the Library of Congress; The Center for the Book; The History of Books, Reading and Publishing; and International Perspectives."

 

"The issue also includes a chronology and a selected list of Cole's writings. The chronology documents his education, professional experience, awards and honors, and major professional activities."

 

"Current contents of "Libraries & the Cultural Record" are available through Project Muse (muse.jhu.edu/journals/libraries_and_culture/toc/lac.45.1.html). Single print issues are available to individuals for $22 and to institutions for $36 from the University of Texas Press, P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713-7819; utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jlc.html."

 

"In 2011, the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the University of Texas Press, will publish a cloth-bound, expanded and updated edition of "The Library of Congress and the Center for the Book: Historical Essays in Honor of John Y. Cole."

 

"The Center for the Book (www.loc.gov/cfbook) was established by Congress in 1977 "to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading, literacy and libraries." With its many educational programs that reach readers of all ages, through its support of the National Book Festival and through its dynamic state centers in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Center for the Book has developed a nationwide network of organizational partners dedicated to promoting the wonders and benefits of reading."

# # #

PR 10-036

02/22/10 

ISSN 0731-3527

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Karen Weaver, MLS, Adjunct Faculty, Cataloging & Classification, The iSchool at Drexel University, College of Information Science & Technology, Philadelphia PA email: karen.weaver@ischool.drexel.edu / Electronic Resources Statistician, Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Pittsburgh PA email: weaverk@duq.edu

 

 

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Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century: A Guide for Practicing Librarians and Students

-----Original Message-----
From: Rachel Thompson [mailto:rachel.thompson@researchandmarkets.org]
Sent: Friday, 13 November 2009 2:51 AM
To: Kerry Smith
Subject: Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century: A Guide for Practicing Librarians and Students

 

I enclose details of our new library & information science handbook.  

 

This book  

 

- apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media  

- pays particular attention to the electronic media  

- addresses topics of current interests in the field, such as user-centered services  

- addresses an important direction in developing a theoretical knowledge base as well as application of research results in the field  

- gives tips on survey instrument design  

 

The first of its kind, this book provides not only a theoretically informed research guide, but also draws attention to areas of potential research in Library and Information Science. It explores the nexus of theory and practice and offers suggestions for collaborative projects. The clear text, simple style and rich content make the book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians, as well as the general reader who may be interested in library and information science research.  

 

 

For more information please click on:  

http://www.researchandmarkets.com/product/7698d4/library_and_information_science_research_in_t  

 

 

Title Index:  

 

- The importance of research;  

- Research in the digital age;  

- Areas of potential research;  

- Possible collaboration with faculty;  

- Research designs and instrument development;  

- Tips for publishing research results.  

 

 

Pricing:  

 

Hard Copy  : EUR 83  

 

 

Ordering - Three easy ways to place your order:  

 

1] Order online at http://www.researchandmarkets.com/product/7698d4/library_and_information_science_research_in_t  

 

2] Order by fax: Print an Order form from http://www.researchandmarkets.com/product/7698d4/library_and_information_science_research_in_t and Fax to +353 1 4100 980  

 

3] Order by mail: Print an Order form from http://www.researchandmarkets.com/product/7698d4/library_and_information_science_research_in_t and post to Research and Markets Ltd. Guinness Center, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8. Ireland.  

 

 

 

Thank you for your consideration.  

 

Best Regards,  

 

Rachel Thompson  

Senior Manager  

Research and Markets Ltd  

rachel.thompson@researchandmarkets.com  

 

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Michael Gorman receives 2010 Haycock Award

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Sharon McQueen
Sent: Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:58 PM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Michael Gorman receives 2010 Haycock Award

 

Contact:  Cheryl Malden
Program Officer
312-280-3247

NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 10, 2009

Michael Gorman receives 2010 Haycock Award

ALA is announcing Michael Gorman, past-president of the American Library Association, as the 2010 winner of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

Gorman is the 10th winner of this award, funded by Ken Haycock.  Gorman is the University Librarian Emeritus, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno.

The Haycock Award is an annual award honoring an individual for contributing significantly to the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship through professional performance, teaching and/or writing.   “This award is a fitting acknowledgment of his lifetime contribution toward promoting the profession with dedication, intelligence and passion through many written works and hundreds of spoken presentations,” noted one individual who nominated Gorman. 

Gorman has been promoting the profession for decades as an educator, an activist and a writer.  He deeply believes in the values of the profession and has become a spokesman for these values through his highly accessible writings for publications, including the Los Angeles Times, American Libraries,  Library Journal and the Bodleian Library Journal and many more.  He has written  books about the profession of librarianship and the value of traditional librarianship.  Among them are “Our Enduring Values: librarianship in the 21st century” (ALA, 2000) and “Our Own Selves: More Meditations for Librarians” (ALA, 2005).  His books are foundation reading for today’s library school students as well as experienced professionals.

“Gorman may be best known as one of the editors of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, but in reality it is his promotion of library education, promotion of the profession at large and his commitment to libraries that is his lasting legacy.  These are the reasons the jury selected Michael Gorman, as the 2010 Haycock Award winner,” said Liz Bishoff, 2010 jury chair.

The annual award, consisting of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in June.

Members of the 2010 Haycock Award committee are: Chair, Liz Bishoff, BCR, Aurora, Colo.; Toni Anaya, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.; Lace Keaton, Okefenokee Regional Library System, Waycross, Ga.; and Cathy Martyniak, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2010 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship is Dec. 1.  Guidelines and application forms are available on the ALA Web site: http://www.ala.org, in the Professional Recognition section under Awards & Grants.

chael Gorman receives 2010 Haycock Award

 

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MIREX 2010: Music Information RetrievalEvaluation eXchange

 

-----Original Message-----
From: asis-l-bounces@asis.org [mailto:asis-l-bounces@asis.org] On Behalf Of J. Stephen Downie
Sent: Wednesday, 24 March 2010 6:01 AM
To: asis-l@asis.org
Subject: [Asis-l] Announcing MIREX 2010: Music Information RetrievalEvaluation eXchange

 

(Apologies for cross-postings)

 

MIREX 2010 Call for Evaluation Task Proposals

 

The International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL) team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is soliciting proposals for evaluation tasks to be performed as part of the 2010 Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX 2010). Potential participants are invited to submit proposals for novel evaluation tasks, the re-running of past evaluation tasks and additional datasets and evaluation metrics to used to run tasks.

 

Since 2005, MIREX has conducted 760 evaluation runs over a wide range of MIR tasks. Evaluation tasks from past MIREX evaluations include:

 

    - Audio Test/Train Tasks

       - Audio Artist Identification

       - Audio Genre Classification

       - Audio Music Mood Classification

       - Audio Classical Composer Identification

    - Audio Onset Detection

    - Audio Key Detection

    - Audio Tag Classification

    - Audio Cover Song Identification

    - Real-time Audio to Score Alignment (a.k.a Score Following)

    - Query-by-Singing/Humming

    - Multiple Fundamental Frequency Estimation & Tracking

    - Audio Chord Estimation

    - Audio Melody Extraction

    - Query-by-Tapping

    - Audio Beat Tracking

    - Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval

    - Structural Segmentation

 

 

So that the MIREX team can gauge the level of interest in each task an online poll has been setup. If you are considering participating in

MIREX 2010 please indicate your likelihood of participation at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHNtUjkxQ1M2Q0dQa293cC02TnM2OFE6MA

 

 

Please use the MIREX organisation mailing list (EvalFest) for discussion of MIREX task proposals and other MIREX related issues:

https://mail.lis.illinois.edu/mailman/listinfo/evalfest

 

The MIREX 2010 wiki will be used to embody and disseminate task proposals and can be found at: http://www.music-ir.org/mirex/2010/index.php/Main_Page

 

Where possible, task related discussions, which should be conducted on the MIREX organization mailing list (EvalFest), should be summarized on

the appropriate MIREX 2010 wiki pages.

 

Where possible, definitions or example code for new evaluation metrics or tasks should be provided to the IMIRSEL team who will embody them in

software as part of the NEMA analytics framework, which will be released to the community at or before ISMIR 2010 - providing a standardised set

of interfaces and output to disciplined evaluation procedures for a great many MIR tasks.

 

Projected Target Dates:

 

    - 1st May 2010: MIREX submission system opens (somewhat hopeful    

       target date)

    - 15th June - 1st July 2010: Rolling MIREX submission system closures

         (dates to be announced)

    - 15th July 2010: MIREX results posting begins

    - 1st August 2010: All MIREX results posted (somewhat hopeful target

         date)

    - 2-6th August 2010: USMIR Summer School

         (http://ismir2010.ismir.net/usmir-summer-school/)

    - 9-13th August 2010: ISMIR 2010 Conference

          (http://ismir2010.ismir.net/)

 

Finally, a web-accessible submission and execution system is to be provided for MIREX by the NEMA project (http://nema.lis.illinois.edu/).

This prototype "MIREX DIY" system will allow users to very simply submit, configure, test, execute and debug their own submissions and to

inspect or publish their results. As this system is still in its infancy it may (initially) only be available for selected tasks and participants

at MIREX 2010. Hence, we would like to invite institutions likely to produce multiple submissions to MIREX 2010 to contact the IMIRSEL team

at mirexteam@googlemail.com and to nominate an individual from their institution to be tutored on the use of the NEMA service and to manage

their institutions submissions.

 

Looking forward to the best MIREX yet.

 

Cheers,

J. Stephen Downie on behalf of the MIREX team.

 

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    "Research funding makes the world a better place"

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J. Stephen Downie, PhD

Associate Professor,

Graduate School of Library and Information Science; and,

Center Affiliate, National Center for Supercomputing Applications

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

[Vox/Voicemail] (217) 649-3839

NEMA Project Home: http://nema.lis.uiuc.edu

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Mobile Technology and Libraries

 

From: gerrymck [mailto:gerry.mckiernan@gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, 10 January 2010 1:10 AM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-soc-lib@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-it@infoserv.inist.fr; ifla-mm@infoserv.inist.fr; diglib@infoserv.inist.fr; univers@infoserv.inist.fr; elearn@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] New Book > _Mobile Technology and Libraries_ / Jason Griffey

 

Colleagues/


For Those (Few?)  Librarians Who Doubt That The Future Of Libraries /
Library Services Are/Is Mobile >>>

/Gerry

Jason Griffey / Neal-Schuman / 2010  /  ISBN: 9781555707118  /  6x9 /
125 pp.  / $55.00

Mobile technology is fast becoming the preferred method for connecting to the Internet, especially for people on the go. Librarians must keep pace with this trend and integrate themselves into the mobile realm if they wish to deliver enhanced user services. Mobile Technology and Libraries is a practical, easy-to-follow new resource that will walk you through the start-to-finish steps for strengthening your library’s mobile presence. Author Jason Griffey outlines the different mobile platforms, devices, and services, and shows you how to create mobile library websites and
implement a number of important developments including mobile reference and SMS. He also explains how the various affected parts of the library –reference, I.T. circulation--can work together. You’ll learn techniques for marketing and measuring your services, and best practices to follow during planning, implementation, and evaluation.  This highly practical new Tech Set title will help both novice and experienced librarians embrace these crucial new technologies and stay relevant in an increasingly mobile society.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction: Mobile Technology Basics > •Definition and
Examples / •Importance to Libraries •Platforms

Chapter 2: Planning >  •Become Part of Your Patron’s Information
Ecosystem / •Get Staff Buy-In •Explore the Uses of Mobile Technologies

Chapter  3: Implementation > •Create a Mobile Library Website > •Make
Your OPAC Mobile / •Create Portable Instructional Resources / •Offer
Mobile Library Tours / •Offer Mobile Collections / •Provide SMS
Services in Your Library / •Explore Other Implementation Ideas

Chapter 4: Marketing >  •Get the Word Out /  •Promote Open Communication

Chapter 5: Best Practices > •Establish Mobile Reference Services /
•Make Your Services Simple

Chapter 6: Measures of Success > •Track Services / •Ask Questions

Conclusion / Bibliography and Recommended Reading / Index

About the Author

Preface

Worldwide mobile telephone subscriptions reached 3.3 billion – equivalent to half the global population. In over 50 countries, cell phone penetration (the number of cell phones per person) is above 100%. By 2010, 90% of the world’s population will have access to a cell phone signal.  These statistics are indicative of a major shift in the way that the world interacts with information, and illustrate the next real paradigm shift in information gathering, use, and sharing.  As phones become more and more capable, fewer and fewer people find the need to connect with their infosphere via computer. Instead, the majority of people use a cell phone as their primary interface for surfing the web, listening to music, watching television, reading books, and communicating with friends. The mobile phone has become, over the last 10 years, one of the major methods by which people interact with information around the world. Librarians need to be aware of these changes, peer forward, and prepare for the future of library mobile interaction.   Mobile Technology and Libraries will help integrate your library into the mobile revolution, showing you the steps to development a mobile library website, reach library patrons in a new and exciting way, as well as use Short Message Services (SMS) communication. The book is aimed at librarians just beginning to step foot into the mobile environment, but will include code samples and other technical information that will assist in more advanced development of mobile systems. The book will also speak to the various functional parts of the library, demonstrating places in public services that mobile technology is applicable, as well as provide the recipe for the production of services used by information technology librarians. At the conclusion of this book, you will be able to launch your library into the mobile realm.

 

Chapter One begins with an introduction of mobile technology in libraries and a discussion on what mobile technology is and why it is important to libraries. Chapter Two discusses the topic of planning, including learning the major and minor platforms, cell phone types, and other mobile related services. Chapter Three covers how to implement a mobile technology plan, including what to know about mobile services, why your library should go mobile along with tips for getting buy-in. Chapter Four covers mobile services marketing techniques. Chapter Five covers general best practices, while Chapter Six covers measuring the success of your library’s mobile services and how to build off one success and into another.  Mobile Technology in Libraries is designed to help put librarians ahead of the technology curve and integrate the new mobile movement into their everyday services.

Links To > Source > TOC-Preface > Review Available At

[ http://tinyurl.com/yctn9vh ]

Regards,

/Gerry

Gerry McKiernan
Associate Professor
Science and Technology Librarian
Iowa State University Library
Ames IA 50011

Follow Me On Twitter > http://twitter.com/GMcKBlogs
"The Truth ?, You Can't Handle The Truth !" > "It's All A Battle Of Ideas ... ."

 

 

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Multilingual UDC Summary

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Federation for Information & Documentation [mailto:LIS-FID@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Aida Slavic
Sent: Saturday, 19 December 2009 11:25 PM
To: LIS-FID@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: Multilingual UDC Summary - ten languages at the moment

 

Hi,

 

The UDC Summary of around 2,000 classes has been online since October 2009 and can now be browsed in ten languages at  http://www.udcc.org/udcsummary/php/index.php

(English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Croatian, Slovenian, Finnish)

 

The UDC summary is fully aligned with the UDC MRF 2009 which is going to be released in the following months.This set is made available for free

use under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA).

 

The work is very much 'in progress'. We are adding language data and updates as we speak and changes will be visible on a daily basis.

Captions in all languages appear first and then scope notes, application notes and example of combinations are added as updates progress.

 

The effort put into the UDC Summary is entirely voluntary including the programming support, the work of our language editors and translators

for which we are most grateful.Read more at the UDC blog  <http://universaldecimalclassification.blogspot.com> or at the UDC

Summary webpage.

 

Contributions and feedback are invited

 

Kind regards

 

Aida

 

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New Training Programme for Library Association Development

 

 

From: Stuart Hamilton [mailto:Stuart.Hamilton@ifla.org]
Sent: Saturday, 30 January 2010 2:12 AM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] FW: IFLA Announces New Training Programme for Library Association Development

 

IFLA Announces New Training Programme for Library Association Development

IFLA is pleased to announce the Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) programme, a new IFLA programme to be delivered under the Action for Development through Libraries programme (ALP). The programme is currently in development and will be launched in September 2010.

The BSLA programme has been developed with extensive input from some of the library world's most experienced library association experts, including current and past library association presidents and executives from all over the world. The comprehensive programme offers a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations for the benefit of associations, libraries, and their communities.

Training content in the programme includes support to develop the effectiveness of library associations in strategic planning and financial management, organizational sustainability, developing strategic relationships and fundraising, and advocating on behalf of the profession and library users.

The Building Strong Library Associations programme will consist of:

·         The Building Strong Library Associations training package - a modular, customizable training package

·         IFLAs existing policy training packages (for example, workshops on the IFLA Internet Manifesto or Access to Public Health Information through Libraries)

·         Mentoring and activities (for example, study tours)

·         Advice and help on working with other associations (for example, to form regional consortia)

·         An online platform to provide remote access to materials and knowledge

The programe can be customized and translated to meet the needs of different library associations.

IFLA will deliver the BSLA programme in three countries from 2010 and is seeking three library associations to participate. Activities would start from September 2010, and participants would receive funding for training, mentoring, and other activities to develop the capacity of the library association. Interested library associations should contact their relevant regional section as soon as possible, who will each be discussing potential participants at their upcoming regional midterm meetings over the next month. Interested library associations outside of Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia and Oceania should contact the Management of Library Associations section.

Applications are due to IFLA by April 9 2010.

More information about the programme can be found at: http://www.ifla.org/alp/bsla or by contacting the ALP Programme Co-ordinator Fiona Bradley via email: fiona.bradley@ifla.org



Stuart Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague

Netherlands



00 31 70 314 0884

http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/ <http://blogs.prodigio.nl/stuart/>

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Open Access to some 200 Conference Papers on Grey Literature

 

From: GreyNet [mailto:info@greynet.org]
Sent: Saturday, 6 March 2010 3:16 PM
To: GreyNet
Subject: Open Access to some 200 Conference Papers on Grey Literature

 

Open Access to some 200 Conference Papers on Grey Literature

Research on Grey Literature from 1995-2009 available in OpenSIGLE

 

1995 Conference Proceedings
Now in the OpenSIGLE Repository

http://opensigle.inist.fr/handle/10068/698012

 

Twenty-one, full-text papers from the Second International Conference on Grey Literature held in Washington D.C. on November 2-3, 1995 are now retrospectively available in the OpenSIGLE Repository. GreyNet purchased permission last year from Emerald to make openly accessible the papers published in the GL Conference Proceedings from 1994 to 2000. Since its relaunch in 2003, GreyNet has sought to recover this earlier research in the field of grey literature and make it available to librarians, researchers, educators, students, and net-users alike.

 

These earlier collections are added to the more recent collections in the OpenSIGLE Repository. The work involved relies on the efforts of INIST-CNRS as service provider and GreyNet as data provider. By autumn 2010, it is anticipated that all of the papers in the International Conference Series on Grey Literature will be fully accessible via the OpenSIGLE Repository. http://www.greynet.org/opensiglerepository.html


LogoGreyNet International

Grey Literature Network Service

Javastraat 194-HS

1095 CP Amsterdam

Netherlands

 

T/F +31-(0)20 331 2420

Email: info@greynet.org

Url: http://www.greynet.org

 

 

 

"GreyNet is dedicated to Research, Publication, Open Access, and Education in the field of Grey Literature"

 

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President Requests $265,869,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 1:38 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: President Requests $265,869,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release,

with many links, can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2010/020110.shtm

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2010

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

President Requests $265,869,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services

 

Washington, DC-President Obama has requested $265,869,000 for fiscal year 2011 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The

request, which was transmitted to Congress today, is the same as the FY 2010 enacted levels for the Institute's programs and administration. The

proposed budget will support museums and libraries as they re-energize the economy, fuel partnerships and knowledge sharing, and provide

much-needed services to their communities.

 

"We are gratified that these essential services have been recognized in President Obama's continued support of these institutions," said

Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director of IMLS.

 

The President requested $213,523,000 for the nation's 123,000 libraries.  Of that amount, approximately 80 percent ($172.5 million) is distributed

through the Grants to States program to the State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia,

U.S. territories, and freely associated states, according to a population-based formula. These grants help libraries meet the community

needs, use technology to develop new service models and reach underserved populations.

 

Library funding also supports the following programs:

* National Leadership Grants to support creation of new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances to shape tomorrow's libraries.

 

* Native American and Native Hawaiian Library Services Grants to support improved access to library services for Native Americans, Alaska Native

Villages, and Native Hawaiians.

* Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants that build the professional capacity of libraries by improving staff knowledge and skills.

 

In support of the nation's 17,500 museums, the President requested $35,212,000 for the following grant programs:

* Museums for America, a program that strengthens museums as active resources for lifelong learning and as community assets.

* The 21st Century Museum Professionals program, which supports projects that address the preparation of museum professionals for the future by

updating and expanding their knowledge and skills.

* The Conservation Project Support program, which helps museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform activities to ensure the

safekeeping of their collections.

* National Leadership Grants to support creation of new tools, research, models, services, practices, or alliances to shape tomorrow's museums.

* The Native American and Native Hawaiian Museum Services program, which enables Native American tribes, Alaska Native villages or corporations,

and organizations that primarily serve Native Hawaiians to benefit their communities and audiences through strengthened museum services.

* The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture program, which builds professional capacity in the African American museum

community.

* The Museum Assessment Program, which provides technical assistance to help institutions assess their strengths and weaknesses and plan for the

future.

* The Conservation Assessment Program, which assists small museums in laying the groundwork for effective collections management.

 

The President's budget provides $2.1 million in continued support for research and policy activities, including funding for the Public Library

Survey and the State Library Agency Survey. From its inception in 1989 through 2007, these two surveys were administered by the National Center

for Education Statistics (NCES). In 2009, IMLS released the following:  

* Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007

The brief identifies important changes public libraries have made to address patron needs in an increasingly Internet-centric environment and

explores service differences in urban and rural communities.

* Libraries' Use of Broadband to Serve High-Need Communities

The first data note in the series focuses on the role that public libraries play in providing access points to broadband services for

people in urban and rural areas, and families in need.

* Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to State Program and the Transformation of Libraries Services to the Public

The report focuses on services provided through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants to State Library Agencies, the single

largest source of federal funding for the nation's libraries and the only library grants that require state-wide planning.

* Partnership for a Nation of Learners: Joining Forces, Creating Value

The publication offers guidance on creating effective community collaborations. It resulted from the IMLS and Corporation for Public

Broadcasting's Partnership for a Nation of Learners (PNL) project, which united libraries, museums, and public broadcasters to address issues of

central concern to their local communities.

* Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills

The report explores how libraries and museums can meet the educational, economic, civic, and cultural needs of communities in the 21st century.

The Web site provides a quick online assessment for libraries and museums to evaluate their readiness to engage the public and to deliver

21st century skills, a downloadable pdf of a report, and an in-depth assessment matrix for library and museum practitioners and policy makers.

* IMLS FY 2007 Public Libraries Survey report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District

of Columbia, with an introduction, selected findings, and several tables.

* IMLS FY 2007 Public Libraries Survey data files and documentation.

* IMLS FY 2008 State Library Agencies Survey report includes information on population of service areas, service outlets, library collections and

services, library staff, and operating revenue and expenditures.

* IMLS FY 2008 State Library Agencies Survey data files and documentation.

 

A detailed table of President Obama's budget request for IMLS with recent budget history accompanies this release online.

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the

national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and

innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

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Qualitative and quantitative methods in libraries

 

 

From: Eileen Breen [mailto:EBreen@emeraldinsight.com]
Sent: Monday, 8 March 2010 4:38 PM
To: 'ltr-l@infoserv.inist.fr'
Subject: [LTR-L] New book release

 

 

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN LIBRARIES

Theory and Applications

Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2009

Chania, Crete, Greece, 26 – 29 May 2009

edited by Anthi Katsirikou (University of Piraeus Library, Greece) & Christos H Skiadas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

This volume is a valuable resource of research papers and applications presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference QQML2009, on the methodological tools used in library and information science. It provides the reader with a better understanding and holistic view on the subject and contains a plethora of invaluable methodologies and applications to a variety of information and library science. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries will be suitable to students as a textbook, as well as to scientists and professionals.

Contents:

ü        Methods, Management and Marketing

ü        The Change of Libraries

ü        Digital Resources and New Library Models

ü        Focus to Users and User Groups

ü        Information Literacy

ü        Quality, Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Digital Library Education and Research

ü        Evaluation

ü        Impact Assessment

ü        Information and Communication Technology Services

ü        Support to Research

ü        Catalogues and Manuscripts

 

Readership: Students and professional in library and information science.

ISBN:   978-981-4299-69-5
981-4299-69-3

510pp (approx.)

Scheduled Spring 2010

 


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Report on the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@listserv.utk.edu] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Tuesday, 2 March 2010 11:39 PM
To: JESSE@listserv.utk.edu
Subject: IMLS and SGS Issue Report on the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with

links can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/news/2010/030210.shtm

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2010

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

 

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

IMLS and SGS Issue Report on the Preservation of World Cultural Heritage

 

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Salzburg Global Seminar announce release of the report, "Connecting

to the World's Collections: Making the Case for Conservation and Preservation of Our Cultural Heritage" based on a seminar held in

Salzburg, Austria, October 28-November 1, 2009. The seminar, part of the IMLS's multi-year initiative on collections care, Connecting to

Collections: A Call to Action, explored global themes related to conservation and preservation, including international needs, issues,

perspectives, and accomplishments.

 

The report includes practical recommendations to ensure optimal collections conservation worldwide and the Salzburg Declaration on the

Conservation and Preservation of Cultural, which was passed by 60 participants hailing from 32 countries. The session combined

presentations by leading experts in conservation and preservation throughout the world with small working groups tasked to make

recommendations for future action in key areas, including emergency preparedness, education and training, public awareness, new preservation

approaches, and assessment and planning. To access these resources, click here: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/2009/News.cfm?IDMedia=52858.

 

"Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for Conservation and Preservation of Our Cultural Heritage" is available in PDF format at

www.imls.gov/pdf/SGS_Report.pdf. A limited number of printed copies can be requested by e-mailing imlsinfo@imls.gov.

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services  The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.  The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

About the Salzburg Global Seminar

The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent, non-governmental organization with its headquarters at the magnificent Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria. For 62 years, the Seminar has brought together leaders, scholars, practitioners, and students from the fields of politics, economics, law, media, culture and the arts to address issues of global concern. Its faculty, fellows, and staff come from diverse regions, backgrounds, and professional expertise. To learn more about the Seminar, please visit www.salzburgglobal.org

 

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Scholarly Communication Changes in Chemistry

 

-----Original Message-----

From: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition [mailto:CNI-ANNOUNCE@cni.org]

On Behalf Of Clifford Lynch

Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 7:46 AM

To: CNI-ANNOUNCE -- News from the Coalition

Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] Paper on Scholarly Communication Changes in

Chemistry

 

In late November 2009, Carl Lagoze released a major report on scholarly communication practices in chemistry and how developments in open access, open data, and the re-thinking of the structure of scientific articles are altering the landscape. The report is informed by an small workshop held in October of 2008 that I was lucky to be able to attend, but goes considerably beyond the discussions at that workshop.

 

I neglected to post this announcement out to the CNI community earlier, but since I've seen some evidence that it hasn't been as widely circulated as I think it should be, I'm posting it out belatedly here.

 

Clifford Lynch

Director, CNI

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I'd like to call your attention to a white paper released on November 23 titled The Value of New Scientific Education Models for Chemistry.

This document is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1813/14150.  An article "Communicating Chemistry", summarizing this white paper, is

published in the December issue of Nature Chemistry at http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v1/n9/full/nchem.448.html.  This

white paper examines the value of new models of scientific communication for chemistry scholarship enabled by web based technologies and the necessary future steps to achieve the benefit of those new models. It is intended as a starting point for discussion on the possible future of scientific communication in chemistry. I have attached a press release announcing the availability of these two documents to this e-mail.

 

I believe that these documents will be of interest to you and communities that you have contact with. I would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this information  to appropriate e-mail lists and other communication media. Also, your comments on the content would be most appreciated.

 

Many thanks,

 

Carl Lagoze

Information Science, Cornell University

Ithaca New York

 

 

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Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeannine Mjoseth
Sent: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 2:14 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: IMLS Announces New Research Brief: Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007

 

The following is a text-only press release from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). An HTML version of this release with

links to the report and a graph can be viewed on the agency's Web site at http://www.imls.gov/pdf/Brief2010_01.pdf

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2009

 

IMLS Press Contacts

202-653-4632

 

Jeannine Mjoseth, jmjoseth@imls.gov

Mamie Bittner, mbittner@imls.gov

 

IMLS Announces New Research Brief: Service Trends in U.S. Public

Libraries, 1997-2007

 

Washington, DC-The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the release of a new research brief, Service Trends in U.S.

Public Libraries, 1997-2007. The brief identifies important changes public libraries have made to address patron needs in an increasingly

Internet-centric environment and explores service differences in urban and rural communities.

 

A comparison of more than 11 years of Public Library Survey data suggests that service changes in U.S. public libraries are having an

impact on visitation and circulation, as record numbers of people now use public libraries nationwide. Several findings from the survey

include:

 

* The availability of Internet terminals in public libraries rose sharply between 2000 and 2007, increasing by 90 percent on a per capita

basis. This dramatic increase is one example of the way U.S. public libraries are expanding their range of services to meet patron demand.

* Between 1997 and 2007, per capita visits to public libraries increased nationwide by 19 percent. During the same period per capita circulation

increased by 12 percent. This growth in demand for library services occurred even as people increasingly turned to the Internet to meet

other information needs.

* The study identified very different trajectories between urban and rural communities for select service trends, highlighting the importance

of local context for identifying patron needs and improving services.

 

Future research from the Office of Policy, Planning, Research and Communication will examine library services in a variety of different

contexts from small towns and remote rural areas to central cities and suburbs. This type of placed-based analysis can provide important

insight into the impact libraries have on their communities, while building a stronger, evidence-based platform for planning library

services to meet local needs.

 

To read the research brief please go to:

http://www.imls.gov/pdf/Brief2010_01.pdf

 

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.

The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the

national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and

innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov.

 

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Simmons GSLIS Receives NHPRC Grant for Digital Curriculum Lab

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Jennifer Doyle
Sent: Tuesday, 9 March 2010 4:48 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Simmons GSLIS Receives NHPRC Grant for Digital Curriculum Lab

 

Contact: Jeannette Bastian 

 jeannette.bastian@simmons.edu  

617-521-2881 

 

Simmons GSLIS Receives $138K Grant from National Historic Publications 

and Records Commission (NHPRC) 

 

BOSTON (March 1, 2010) — The Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has received a grant of $138,182 from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the project "Building an Archives & Preservation Digital Curriculum Laboratory.” 

 

Through this NHPRC grant and an IMLS grant received in 2009, GSLIS will build a digital  curriculum laboratory to enhance archives and preservation education. The Lab will enable  students, educators and researchers to learn, instruct and experiment with digital materials in a digital environment. Goals built into this grant include building the infrastructure of the lab, and producing learning modules.   

 

The Simmons Archives and Preservation Digital Curriculum Lab will be a controlled digital space providing integrated access to digital content, content tools, curriculum-based scenarios, and workspaces. Students will have opportunities to experiment with and implement a range of  digital archival and preservation procedures from record creation through preservation and delivery. The Lab will allow educators and students to evaluate and gain practical experience with current software and standards and a variety of open source content management systems.  Curriculum development specialists from Yale University and Tufts University will work in conjunction with GSLIS faculty on scenarios and learning modules. The scenarios will be tested and evaluated in the archives education programs of New York University, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and by students of Simmons College. 

 

NHPRC, the grant-making arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supports a wide range of activities to preserve, publish, and encourage the use of documentary sources relating to the history of the United States.   

 

The nationally ranked Simmons GSLIS (www.simmons/gslis) is one of the oldest and largest library and information science programs in the nation. It is also ranked as one of the top 10 Archives/Preservation Management programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.  

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Jennifer Doyle '98LS
Director of GSLIS Curriculum and Communications
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
www.simmons.edu/gslis

Phone: 617-521-2738
jennifer.doyle@simmons.edu
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Sister Libraries for Children’s and Young Adult’s reading

 

-----Original Message-----
From: viviana.quinones@bnf.fr [mailto:viviana.quinones@bnf.fr]
Sent: Monday, 9 November 2009 11:08 PM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] Invitation to participate in a new project, Libraries for children and young adults

 

 

Dear colleagues,

 

IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults is starting a new project: Sister Libraries for Children’s and Young Adult’s reading.

This is our Section's bid to encourage professional exchanges and solidarity: to enable libraries from different countries to find a sister library so that they can build partnerships, exchange views and experiences, and develop joint reading programs for children and young adults.

 

Experience has shown that many Sister Library collaborations have had beneficial outcomes for the participants.

 

Our project will work through our Section's website, in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

 

Participant libraries may decide on the level of involvement with their partner library, according to their libraries’ needs and wishes. The project pages already suggest possible joint activities.

 

We are currently building a list of participating libraries that are looking for a match. 

The link below will provide you with the necessary information on how to get involved.  http://www.ifla.org/en/libraries-for-children-and-ya/projects

 

Best regards,

 

Viviana Quiñones, Ian Yap

IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults

 

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Survey of Academic Librarians: Use of Associations, Blogs, Listservs,  Conferences, & Publications about Libraries

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Rachel Thompson [mailto:rachel.thompson@researchandmarkets.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 24 March 2010 1:18 AM
To: Kerry Smith
Subject: The Survey of Academic Librarians: Use of Associations, Blogs, Listservs, Conferences, & Publications about Libraries

 

I enclose details of our latest survey for academic librarians.  

 

The study imparts highly specific data about academic librarian use of library oriented blogs, listservs, publications, association membership and attendance at library conferences. The report includes detail on the percentage of academic librarians who read print publications about libraries, or use library listservs and blogs, as well as the amount of time spent daily on these pursuits. It also includes data on library assocation membership and money spent on library conferences and related expenses.  

 

The report's results are based on a representative survey of 555 full time academic librarians in the United States and Canada. Data is presented in the aggregate and broken out by various characteristics such as gender, age, library work title or field, institutional enrollment, Carnegie class, level of education, USA or Canada and other factors.  

 

Just a few of the report's many findings are that:  

 

- Survey participants spent an average of 22.26 minutes per day (median of 10 minutes and maximum of 500 minutes) reading print publications pertaining to the librarian profession.  

 

- Librarians age 60 and over spent the most time reading print publications, averaging 31.41 minutes per day.  

 

- Librarians age 30 or less spent the most time reading library oriented blogs, averaging around 19 minutes per day.  

 

- Librarians in their current job for 10-20 years spent the most time reading library oriented listservs, averaging 23.12 minutes per day.  

 

- Approximately 72% of survey participants belong to a library professional association.  

 

- Canadian librarians spent over 60% more than US librarians ($2,419 & $1,484 respectively) on travel, meals and lodging associated with library conferences over the past two years.  

 

- Among all library departments, circulation and public services librarians spent the least on library conference fees over the past two years, averaging a mean cumulative two year total of just $142.  

 

 

The 44-page report has approximately 100 tables of data as well as explanatory commentary.  

 

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Temples of Knowledge - Historical Libraries of the Western World

-----Original Message-----
From: murat ertug [mailto:murat.ertug@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 24 December 2009 6:21 PM
To: ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [IFLA-L] Historical Libraries of the Western World - New Publication

 

Temples of Knowledge - Historical Libraries of the Western World

 

by Ahmet Ertug, Friedrich Krinzinger, Thierry Grillet

 

A limited edition art book with large format photography by Ahmet Ertug. Foreword by Bruno Racine, President of the National Library of

France, Introduction by Robert S. Nelson, professor of History of Art, ale University. This book offers a visual journey into the ancient

libraries of Europe through the eyes of Ahmet Ertug. Thirty unique and magnificent historical libraries are presented. Historical essays tell

the story of libraries in antiquity and their development until the 19th century. Throughout history libraries have been havens of peace

and tranquility, places where people come to read, research, or just contemplate and find serenity of mind. In the pages of this limited

edition book, the libraries of the Western World have been photographed and their history told in expertly written essays. This

limited edition book is created by master printers in Italy and binders in Switzerland. Photographed with a large format view camera

on 20 x 25 cm film, the vision of Ahmet Ertug takes the reader on a journey through the spaces of these ancient libraries. Historical

essays by Friedrich Krinzinger, thematic essay by Thierry Grillet.  Book size: 42 x 34.5cm, 216 pages, 94 image plates + 6 introduction

images and 56 pages of introduction essays and text by the librarians printed on special paper. Hardbound in black moiré Japanese cloth and

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for further info please contact  murat.ertug@gmail.com

 

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Toni Carbo Received the Ray von Dran Award at iConference 2010

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Fallis,Margaret
Sent: Tuesday, 9 February 2010 12:16 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: The iSchool at Drexel's Dr. Toni Carbo Received the Ray von Dran Award at iConference 2010

 

The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, is pleased to congratulate Dr. Toni Carbo, the College's program leader at the Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, who was honored as this year's von Dran Award recipient at iConference 2010. The von Dran award is intended to recognize leadership in the information field.

 

"We at the iSchool are pleased that Toni has been recognized in this capacity," said iSchool at Drexel Dean David E. Fenske. "Her career and research accomplishments are staggering."

 

Dr. Carbo's work in the information field began in 1962, and includes extensive experience with information service producers and users, and in research in the areas of information policy and information ethics, and the use of information. A lauded Drexel alumna, Dr. Carbo earned two graduate degrees from The iSchool at Drexel: her master of science in 1973 and her PhD in 1977. She was selected by Drexel as one of the 100 most distinguished alumni and was awarded the University's Centennial Medal. Dr. Carbo returned to Drexel in June 2009, after 22 years at the University of Pittsburgh, where she served as dean for 16 years and was a founding member of the initial group of deans which later became the iSchools Caucus. 

 

Immediately prior to her appointment as the iSchool program leader at the Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, Dr. Carbo served as a professor at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and at the School of Information Sciences (SIS) - where she was director of the Institute for Information Ethics and Policy and the ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellows program. She has also served executive director of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS), the government agency responsible for advising the President and U.S. Congress on policy and planning in the information field.

 

Dr. Carbo's teaching and research interests focus on information ethics and information policy, specifically concerning e-government in the United States, the European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa, and on academic libraries. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and technical reports, and is editor of The International Information and Library Review.

 

 

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            Charles Darold Patterson    

 

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Suzanne Stauffer
Sent: Wednesday, 3 February 2010 4:45 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: FW: Dr. Charles D. Patterson

 

Forwarded on behalf of Beth Paskoff

 

Suzanne M. Stauffer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science

Louisiana State University

275 Coates Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

(225)578-1461

Fax: (225)578-4581

stauffer@lsu.edu

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

--T.S. Eliot, "Choruses from The Rock"



Dr. Charles Darold Patterson died January 27, 2010 at Garden Terrace, in Aurora, CO. of complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was 81 years old.

     He was born in Wahpeton, ND on August 8, 1928, the son of Charles Irwin Patterson and Inez Fern (Slagg). The second of three children, he was raised in Bismarck, and Ellendale, ND; Mitchell, SD and Bemidji, MN. He graduated from Bemidji High School, 1946 and received his BS, Bemidji (MN) State University, 1950. He served with distinction and honor in the United State Army during the Korean War from 1950-1952, with postings in both Japan and Korea.

Dr. Patterson continued his education and received his MA, University of Minnesota, 1956; MMus, West Virginia University, 1964; Advanced Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1968; and PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1971.

     He was a teacher of music in the Fargo, ND Public Schools, 1950; Junior Reference Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, 1954-1955; Head Librarian at Bemidji (MN) State University, 1955-1958; Director of Libraries, Assistant Professor, Glenville (WV) State College, 1958-1962; Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 1962-1966; Instructor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1966-1971; Assistant Professor, 1971-1972; Associate Professor, 1972-1978; Professor, 1978-1993; and Professor Emeritus, 1993-2010, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Patterson  was the author of, Analysis of Library of Congress Music Subject Headings, 1971; JEL Cumulative Index, 1979; supplement, 1982; (with D.G. Davis) ARBA Guide to Library Science Literature, 1987; Letters From The Far East, 2003; and editor of numerous library publications, 1963-1993.

     He was the recipient of Louisiana State University Foundation H.M. Cotton Faculty Excellence Award “for excellence in teaching, research, administration and public service” 1984; the American Library Association Beta Phi Mu Award “for distinguished service to education for librarianship,” 1989. In 1992 he was recognized with the publication of A Service Profession, a Service Commitment: A Festschrift in Honor of Charles D. Patterson , edited by Connie Van Fleet and Danny Wallace. The book is a collection of essays written by Dr. Patterson’s colleagues and former students.  In 2004, a scholarship was named for him in the LSU School of Library & Information Science.

       Dr. Patterson traveled throughout Europe and Far East. In 1997 he was a delegate with the Citizen Ambassador Program Archivists Delegation to the People’s Republic of China. 

He was a member of The American Library Association (Chairman, Scholarship Jury, 1972-73, award, 1989, Distinguished Member Metal, 2005); West Virginia Library Association (Chairman, College and University Library Section, 1960-1961, Executive Board, 1960-1961, 1964-1966); Association for College and Research Libraries (President, Tri-State Chapter, 1972); Association of American Library Schools, (Executive Board, 1980-1988); Louisiana Library Association; Southeastern Library Association; American Association of University Professors (Chapter President, 1985-1986); American Guild of Organists (Chapter Dean, Baton Rouge, LA 1985-1986); Pittsburgh Bibliophiles; Louisiana State University Chamber Music Society (President, 1979-1980); Louisiana Sinfonietta (Executive Board, 1994-2007); and Beta Zeta Chapter, (Louisiana State University) Beta Phi Mu Faculty Advisor, 1974-1993.

     Dr. Patterson was a librarian, educator, and mentor of many students. Upon his retirement in 1993 the Alumni Association Newsletter of the LSU School of Library and Information Science stated: “After nearly four decades of work in librarianship, Patterson has said that his greatest satisfaction in teaching has been to see his students, many with whom he maintains contact, go forth and assume positions of leadership and responsibility in the library world, and who distinguish themselves through publication in scholarly journals and by involved participation in professional associations.”  Perhaps Dr. Patterson  best expressed his attitude toward life when he said:  “When one is confident in his own mind that he has, with given abilities, done his very best, then perhaps he has paid for his niche in eternity.”

        He is survived by many friends, former colleagues and students,  and his family: a brother, Dr. Perry W. Patterson, sister-in-law, Dr. Mary Alice Patterson, Sioux Falls, SD; a sister, Juliann Pulliam, brother-in-law, Wallace Pulliam, Arvada, CO; a niece, Edna Louise Hendershot, her husband, Mike Hendershot, Westminster, CO ; four nephews, Charles Jacob  Patterson, Sioux Falls, SD, Daniel Alexander Patterson, his wife, Eleanor May-Patterson, Sioux City, IA, Richard Roscoe Pulliam, his wife, Suzette Pulliam, Bennett, CO, and Charles Harvey Pulliam, his wife, Brittany Pulliam, Redmond, WA; three grand nieces, Angela Patterson, Sioux Falls, SD, Claire Patterson, Sioux City, IA, and Audrey Marie Pulliam, Bennett, CO; and three grand nephews, Seth Patterson, Seattle, Washington, Alexander Patrick Pulliam, and Benjamin Thomas Pulliam, Bennett, CO . Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, Minnesota.

        Contributions may be made to:  LSU Foundation, Charles D. Patterson Scholarship Fund, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803

or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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        Edward G. Holley

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Wanda Monroe
Sent: Saturday, 20 February 2010 8:42 PM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Distinguished library leader - Dr. Edward G. Holley - dies peacefully at age 83

 

One of the most outstanding leaders in 20th century American librarianship, Dr. Edward G. Holley, died peacefully Thursday, February 18 in Durham, NC.

A highly respected dean and professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from

1972 to 1985 and William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor from 1989 until he retired from the School in 1995, Dr. Holley was known as a giant in the

library world.

 

Holley was born in 1927 in Pulaski, Tenn. In 1949 he earned a B.A. in English from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tenn. He then received an

M.A. in library science in 1951 from George Peabody College for Teachers, also in Nashville. In 1961 Holley completed a Ph.D. in library science at

the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his professional academic career at the University of Houston, and he spent nine years in

Texas before coming to Chapel Hill in 1972 to assume the position of dean and professor in UNC at Chapel Hill's SILS.

 

Holley served as president of the American Library Association (ALA) from 1974-75 and received nearly every major award his profession bestowed,

notable among them the ALA Scarecrow Press Award for his published dissertation, Charles Evans, American Bibliographer (1964); the ALA Melvil

Dewey Award (1983); the ALA Joseph Lippincott Award (1987); Distinguished Alumnus Awards (Peabody Library School, Vanderbilt University, 1987;

Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1988); the Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

Award (Association of College and Research Libraries, 1988); and the Beta Phi Mu Award (1992). In 1994, he was honored with a festschrift, For the

Good of the Order: Essays in Honor of Edward G. Holley, the title bearing witness to his tireless professional devotion.

 

An eminent historian, Holley produced over 100 books, articles and essays on topics as diverse as library biography, the history of library

education, copyright, library administration and the place of personal morality in public life. He served on countless high level committees,

worked for accreditation standards, defended the MLS, testified before Congressional committees and acted as library consultant. As ALA president

during turbulent times (1974-1975), he was largely responsible for establishing a federated system for ALA ("every tub on its own bottom").

 

While dean of SILS, Holley established a doctoral program, hired distinguished faculty and expanded the master's program to two years,

providing a core curriculum known famously to students during his years as "The Block." In 1975 he established the internship program at the

Environmental Protection Agency Library that still exists today. As professor and advisor, he was an inspiration to his students.

 

"Ed was not only a distinguished professional, but also a caring and compassionate individual," said Dr. Barbara B. Moran, interim dean of SILS.

"He was one of the most unselfish people I ever met and was always concerned with the good of others. He was a wonderful mentor and someone

who cared deeply about the students, the faculty and the School. Using his own term, he always put the "good of the order" before his individual

needs. He was truly a remarkable person and one who will be missed deeply by those who had the opportunity to know him."

 

Dr. Holley was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Lee Holley. He is survived by four children, Gailon Holley, Jens Holley, Amy Holley and Beth

Holley; and three grandchildren, Melody Holley, Faith Holley and Julia Ruth. A special memorial to honor Dr. Holley is being planned. Details will

be shared as they become available.

 

Gifts in memory of Dr. Holley may be directed to the "Edward G. Holley Student Research Fund" at SILS. For more information on how to make

donations in Dr. Holley's name, please contact the SILS office at 919-843-8337 or send e-mail to wmonroe@unc.edu.

 

 

Portions of this news story have been reprinted from "Interview with Edward G. Holley" by Tommy Nixon, which was published in North Carolina Libraries,

56(2), Summer 1998, p.65-70.)

 

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Wanda Monroe

Director of Communications

School of Information and Library Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

100 Manning Hall

Campus Box 3360

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360

Phone: 919.843.8337

Web site: sils.unc.edu

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            Eliza Atkins Gleason

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Lorna Peterson
Sent: Tuesday, 5 January 2010 6:31 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: sad news: death notice Eliza Atkins Gleason

 

From the ALA Library History Round Table courtesy of Allison Sutton, we learn of the passing of a true LIS education trailblazer. I am forwarding

Ms. Sutton's message posted on the LHRT list below:

 

Eliza Atkins Gleason, a trailblazer in library science education passed on December 15, 2009, her 100th birthday. Gleason was a quiet, but no less

important torch bearer in our field. She was a 1931 graduate (B.S.) of the University of Illinois' GSLIS and a 1935 graduate (M.S.) of the University

of California, Berkeley.  She was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in library science which she earned in 1940 at the University of

Chicago. Gleason was also the founding Dean of the Atlanta University Library School.

 

Obituary:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/winstonsalem/obituary.aspx?n=eliza-atkins-gleason&pid=137723460

 

For more information on Gleason, you may locate the following essay in the

Library Literature database.

 

TITLE:    SPOTLIGHT: ELIZA ATKINS GLEASON, RUTH HILL JONES AND DELLA JONES

SOURCE:    Kentucky Libraries 73 no4 20-1 Fall 2009

AUTHOR:    REINETME F. JONES; LINDA KOMPANIK; WAYNE ONKST

 

As you know, the Library History Round Table presents an award, in

Gleason's name, every three years. Read more...

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/orsawards/gleasoneliza/gleasoneliza.cfm

 

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/winstonsalem/obituary.aspx?n=eliza-atkins-gleason&pid=137723460

 

Allison Sutton

Psychology & Social Work Librarian

Education & Social Science Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Office: 217-244-1866

Fax: 217-333-2214

 

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            Esther Green Bierbaum

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Austin, Caroline A
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 10:30 PM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: Memorial Tribute to Esther Bierbaum

 

Esther Green Bierbaum, 1928-2010

 

Dr. Esther Green Bierbaum, a beloved professor in the School of Library and Information Science at The University of Iowa from 1983 to 1996, died Sunday, February 14 at her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Bierbaum’s courses in cataloging, technical services, and special librarianship were highlights of the program for many students.   She brought intellectual rigor, passionate commitment, and grace and humor to her teaching.   Her scholarship and research was broad, reflecting her interest in the common ground between museums and libraries, as well as in special librarianship and bibliographic retrieval.

Dr. Bierbaum was author of Museum Librarianship: A Guide to the Provision and Management of Information Services in Museums (2d ed., McFarland, 2000) and Special Libraries in Action: Cases and Crises (Libraries Unlimited, 1993).  Her scholarly contribution included many journal articles and papers and invited lectures.  Her consulting activities included consultation on the revision of the schedule for 570-599 (Biological Sciences) for the 21st edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Dr. Bierbaum was born July 9, 1928 in Walkerville, Ontario.  She received a master’s degree in English from the University of Florida, library certification from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Upon retirement from The University of Iowa in 1966, she was named Professor Emeritus.  She returned to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she remained active in research and writing, and volunteering at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  She is remembered by her friends as a person with a delightful sense of humor, a wealth of wisdom and knowledge, and a thoughtful, giving nature.  She is survived by three children and six grandchildren.

 

Tribute written by Ethel Bloesch, former Program Assistant for the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science

 

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            Judith Serebnick

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Debora Shaw
Sent: Thursday, 17 December 2009 6:59 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: In memoriam Judith Serebnick

 

Judith Serebnick, professor emerita of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, died November 30, 2009, in Bloomington.

She contributed a wealth of service to and accomplishments for the school that have had a lasting impact on its program, faculty, and alumni.

 

Dr. Serebnick received her Ph.D. degree in library and information science from Rutgers University in 1978. Her previous education included a B.S.

degree in English literature from City College of New York and an M.A. in English literature and theater from Pennsylvania State University. She

joined the Indiana University Graduate Library School (now School of Library and Information Science) faculty in 1977, bringing substantial

professional experience in libraries and publishing, including reference information work at the Brooklyn Public Library and the University of

California at Los Angeles, experience at Northwestern University and Princeton University, and service as book editor and assistant editor with

the Library Journal.

 

Dr. Serebnick was the architect who redesigned the School's collection development course. Under her influence it became more than the technical

"acquisitions" course that had been the standard in education for librarianship since the late nineteenth century. She also pioneered the

popular intellectual freedom seminar, which greatly extended the treatment of censorship prevalent in library schools in the 1960s and early 1970s.

In her hands the seminar became a strong, research-oriented examination of the literature on censorship in libraries and beyond.

 

She was a productive researcher, but Dr. Serebnick felt that her primary task was teaching well. Her former students, in both the Master of Library

Science and doctoral programs, remember with pleasure her conscientious and insightful teaching and her infectious enthusiasm. She was a thorough

adviser to master's students and especially to doctoral students on whose committees she served. In 1991 Dr. Serebnick was awarded a prestigious

Indiana University President's Award for distinguished teaching. She retired from Indiana University in 1994.

 

Dr. Serebnick's research interests related to her teaching: intellectual freedom, information policy in public libraries, collection development in

libraries, and ethics in scholarly journal editing. Her concern with the effects of censorship on access to information was demonstrated in her

dissertation on the "Relationship between Book Reviews and the Inclusion of Potentially Controversial Books in Public Libraries." She also

published on the theory and practice of library collection building and ethical practices in journal publishing. She received two research grants

from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); in 1994 she was honored by the American Library Association with its Jesse H. Shera Award for

Research in Library and Information Science.

 

Dr. Serebnick's service to the profession was indefatigable; it included extensive activity in the American Library Association and in the

Association for Library and Information Science Education. Through all of this activity Dr. Serebnick gave liberally of herself, and as a result of

her concern for people she is remembered fondly by all with whom she worked.

 

Judy's friends are planning a memorial gathering for some time in the new year. The School of Library and Information Science has received

contributions in Dr. Serebnick's memory. These will be used to support SLIS students with interests similar to hers in library science.

Contributions can be made through the IU Foundation, indicating that the gift is for SLIS and in memory of Dr. Serebnick

(http://iufoundation.iu.edu).

 

___________________________________________________________

Debora Shaw, Professor

Indiana University School of Library and Information Science

1320 East 10th Street, LI 011

Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

812.855.3261

 

 

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            Kay Poustie OAM FALIA

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: aliawest-bounces@lists.alia.org.au [mailto:aliawest-bounces@lists.alia.org.au] On Behalf Of Camille Peters
Sent: Friday, 30 October 2009 5:43 PM
To: aliawest@lists.alia.org.au
Subject: [aliaWEST] In memory of Kay Poustie OAM FALIA

 

[Forwarded on behalf of Sue Hutley.]

 

Colleagues and friends are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kay Poustie OAM, ALIA Fellow, on 29 October 2009, after a brief

illness.

 

Kay was a deeply respected and treasured colleague whose immense contribution and passion for public library services was recognised

Australia wide, and in international circles.  Kay will be sorely missed, but her legacy to the library profession and public library

members will live on.

 

Kay contributed tirelessly to the library and information profession and to the promotion of ALIA throughout her 46 years of ALIA

membership. Through her positions in the WA Branch, the Public Libraries section (WA Group) and on the ALIA Board of Education, Kay

influenced the development of the library and information profession in Australia. She contributed to the quality of public libraries and

was dedicated to the delivery of excellent service and to ensuring free access to information through the public library system. Kay

worked unstintingly to raise the awareness of influential decision-makers about the importance of public libraries.

 

Kay was also committed to the importance of continuing professional development. She generously shared her broad experience with

colleagues; her enthusiasm for ALIA and the professional comradeship it offers encouraged others to support and enjoy the Association. As

part of that commitment, she was chair of the finance committee for the first ALIA Biennial Conference held in Perth in 1990, and then

returned as program chair of the ALIA Biennial Conference when it was held again in Perth in 2006.

 

Kay's activities were not restricted to the field of librarianship.  She was active in the wider community through Zonta International, an

international service organisation for executives in business and the professions, and from 1989 to 1992 served on the Board of Meath Homes

for the Aged in Western Australia.

 

Kay was awarded an ALIA fellowship in 1997. Her Fellowship citation provides more details of her contributions to ALIA and our profession.

http://www.alia.org.au/awards/fellowships/1997a.html

 

In 2008, Kay was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the library and information services sector, to the

community through the Zonta International movement, and to aged welfare.

 

ALIA mourns the passing of a very distinguished ALIA member.    ALIAmessages of condolence to ALIA Executive Director

sue.hutley@alia.org.au

 

Jan Richards

ALIA President

 

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Mary Alice Hunt

 

 

From: Open Lib/Info Sci Education Forum [mailto:JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] On Behalf Of Branciforte, Robert
Sent: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 5:02 AM
To: JESSE@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU
Subject: FSU's Mary Alice Hunt: Remembering a life of service to librarianship

 

FSU’s Mary Alice Hunt: Remembering a life of service to librarianship

 

TALLAHASSEE, FL. Mary Alice Hunt, retired professor emeritus of the School of Library & Information Studies at The Florida State University, passed away at her home on Saturday, December 19, 2009.

 

Hunt was born in Lima, Ohio on April 14, 1928. She graduated from Ocala High School in 1946 and enrolled at Florida State University, where she earned a degree in journalism.

 

During 1951-1952, she was employed by the Tallahassee Democrat and interviewed Dr. Louis Shores, dean of the School of Library Science at Florida State. Shores convinced Hunt to earn her master's degree in library science and awarded her a graduate assistantship. In 1954, Hunt became an assistant to Shores. She then served as librarian for the Florida State University School (Florida High), became an instructor, and then assistant professor, of library science. In the early 1970s, Hunt took a leave of absence to earn her PhD at Indiana University before returning to teach at FSU.

 

During her career she served the American Library Association (ALA) in many significant areas—member of the Newbery-Caldecott Committee, chair of the Newberry-Caldecott Committee, board member of the Association of Library Service to Children (a division of ALA)—and was elected as an ALA Council member several times.

 

Hunt was a founding member of the Gamma Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information science honor society. She served as president of the organization and was named outstanding member in 2005.

 

In 1995, she retired from the School of Library and Information Studies as professor emeritus. The school named the predecessor of what is now known as the “Mary Alice Hunt Learning Laboratories” for her. Hunt worked for two years researching and writing a history of the School of Library Science at FSU. She established the Mary Alice Hunt Endowed Scholarship.

 

Until shortly before her death, she remained quite active—serving on the FSU College of Communication & Information Leadership Board, attending conferences and retired faculty club functions, and taking two art classes. Hunt entered her paintings and pastels in numerous art shows and won many ribbons for them.

 

Service plans will be announced after the holidays. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Alice Hunt Endowed Scholarship Fund, Florida State University Foundation, 2010 Levy Ave., P.O. Box 3062739, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739.

 

 

Source: Tallahassee.com, December 22, 2009 (Published in the Tallahassee Democrat, December 22, 2009)

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tallahassee/obituary.aspx?n=mary-alice-hunt&pid=137640388

 

 

Bob Branciforte, MLIS

Creative Director

College of Communication & Information

The Florida State University

 

Bob.Branciforte@cci.fsu.edu      E-MAIL

(850) 644-3391                      PHONE

(850) 644-9253                      FAX

 

Florida State University           ADDRESS

Room 021 LSB

142 Collegiate Loop

PO Box 3062100

Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2100

 

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