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E-books Update: from Netlibrary to Ebooks on Ebscohost

Posted by isulib on July 24, 2011

If you have used our e-book collection over the years, you have probably used at least one NetLibrary item. Ebsco, the company that provides us with the interface to many of our databases, recently bought Netlibrary. Now, EBSCO has migrated NetLibrary eBooks to their EBSCOhost platform.  Links labeled as “NetLibrary” in search results on the Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal) will be relabeled as “eBooks on EBSCOhost.” This change should be visible by Monday, July 25th, 2011. NetLibrary links in search results already redirect users to the EBSCOHost platform.  Links on the main database Web page now direct users to the EBSCOhost eBook Collection. Users can also search for former NetLibrary titles through the eBook Collection.

User guide and tutorial

eBooks & Audiobooks on EBSCOhost Search Tutorial

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Visions and Voices Community Day August 20

Posted by isulib on July 20, 2011

People are invited to bring Civil War items to be digitally photographed and added to the digital respository:

Saturday, August 20, 10am to 2pm

Sullivan Public Library

Items scanned can be searched by collection, subject, or the entire collection can be browsed. This will include the remnants of the flag found in July within the collections of the Sullivan County Historical Museum (10 South Court Street, Sullivan IN 47882. Phone: 812-268-6253.

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Digitized Remnants of Civil War Era Flag to be added to Visions Civil War Project

Posted by isulib on July 20, 2011

A fascinating remnant of history has surfaced in the Sullivan County Historical Society Collection.

See article in today’s Terre Haute Tribune Star.


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News Corporation, Murdoch, and information ethics

Posted by sarvin1 on July 18, 2011

If you haven’t been following this story, newspapers and publications falling under the umbrella of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (NWS) are involved in a scandal in which employees hacked into voicemails and private medical records of important public officials, crime victims, and families of terrorist victims. Other illegal and unethical allegations involve bribing policemen. The scandal is primarily located in Great Britain but the News Corporation holdings extend worldwide. So far, the scandal has resulted in the closing of a large British newspaper tabloid and the resignation of key administrators and officials. All because of unethical information gathering strategies.

Strauss, G., Puente, M. and Krantz, K. (2011 July 11). For Murdoch’s empire, a scandal of its own. USA Today

 Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals
SCIP Code of Ethics for CI Professionals

  • To continually strive to increase the recognition and respect of the profession.
  • To comply with all applicable laws, domestic and international.
  • To accurately disclose all relevant information, including one’s identity and organization, prior to all interviews.
  • To avoid conflicts of interest in fulfilling one’s duties.
  • To provide honest and realistic recommendations and conclusions in the execution of one’s duties.
  • To promote this code of ethics within one’s company, with third-party contractors and within the entire profession.
  • To faithfully adhere to and abide by one’s company policies, objectives and guidelines.

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Library TV will be tuned to Officer Brent Long’s Funeral

Posted by isulib on July 18, 2011

As we have been advised, Officer Long’s funeral will be televised on WTHI-TV Channel 12. The Library will provide access to the broadcast via the large-screen TV outside the Events Area.

Funeral Procession Route and Street Closings

Printed Funeral Program

Sunday’s Flag Ceremony


A helpline has been created for the whole Terre Haute community who would like to talk to someone about Officer Brent Long. To talk to someone on the Dignity Memorial Compassionate Helpline you can call 1-800-854-8080.

The helpline is open 24/7 for anyone was created just for people who need to talk exclusively about Officer Brent Long.

[Information source]

Terre Haute Tribune-Star Articles:


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Library Staff Workshops: Sycamore Safezone

Posted by isulib on July 12, 2011

This week, library staff will have 2 opportunities to attend Sycamore Safe Zone Workshops, being held in the Library July 12 and 13.

Sycamore Safe Zone is an initiative through the Office of Diversity at Indiana State University to help make our campus a safe and affirming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (or LGBTQ) students, faculty and staff.   A Sycamore Safe Zone workshop provides education on LGBTQ issues and enhances participants’ capacity to be an ally to LGBTQ individuals.   Upon completion of a workshop the participant earns the designation of a Sycamore Safe Zone ally and is given an emblem to display in an office, residence hall room, or on a backpack.  Sycamore Safe Zone is just one step of many that is being taken by Indiana State University to achieve its vision of embracing diversity.


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Library Staff beginning its annual School Supplies Fund Raiser

Posted by isulib on July 12, 2011

For several years, library staff have been gathering school supplies and this year is no exception. Now that school suppliers are starting to hit the shelves of local retailers, all library staffers are on alert. Items are gathered and then sent to local area schools that are in need. Thanks to the great participation by everyone, last year we were able to distribute approximately $500+ of school supplies to area children.


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Library closed July 9-10

Posted by isulib on July 8, 2011

Since today marks the end of the Summer I semester, the Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday. We will re-open Monday July 11 at 7am [normal hours]

Library hours website

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Online teaching article by Susan Frey

Posted by isulib on July 6, 2011

Susan Frey, Circulation Librarian, has published a piece entitled,  Out of sync: The time-sucking shock of teaching online [Newsletter article].  DL: Distance Learning Division Newsletter, 4(1), p.2.

Retrieved from

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Civil War sesquicentennial project receives grant for second year

Posted by isulib on July 6, 2011

A new grant for nearly $19,000 has been awarded to the Wabash Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Project in efforts to preserve local history related to the historic conflict.

In addition to photographs, letters and artifacts, more than 500 pages of Civil War records will be digitized and available to the public upon completion. Partners in the project, based at Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library, will preserve the materials through a searchable online database.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the sponsor for the Library Service Technology Act (LSTA) Digitization Grant used to fund the endeavor. The Wabash Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Project is a collaborative effort to recognize the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and specifically to document and commemorate the experiences of Wabash Valley men and women impacted by the war.

The grant runs through April 2012 and is the second funding provided for the project. It follows in the footsteps of a similar sponsorship last year, which allowed for the digitization of over 1,200 historical items from Vigo County.

The new grant will expand to incorporate material from Sullivan County. Cinda May, project director for Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, said the grant provides additional opportunities for the region.

Receiving a second LSTA grant allows us to expand the Vigo County Civil War Digitization Project across the Wabash Valley to include material housed in the region’s libraries, museums and archives, as well as encourage participation by area residents who have researched their Civil War ancestors or who have collected artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia related to the War Between the States,” May said.

May adds that in addition to their own material, partners will be able to expand their Civil War website to include links to other related resources available on the Internet. Partners include the Sullivan County Public Library, the Sullivan County Historical Society, the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office, the Sullivan County Recorder’s Office and the ISU Cunningham Memorial Library.

Prior to the grant, available Civil War materials were largely unknown and underused, according to May. But because of the project, the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices website and the Indiana Memory website now offer searchable databases of historical material to the general public.

Sullivan County Recorder Shelley Hiatt Parris noted the project has created easy accessibility for public users. “This will allow researchers to easily access this material online from home or anywhere they can utilize the internet,” she said.

Members of the public that wish to view digitized materials can access them at or

Contact: Cinda May, Indiana State University, assistant librarian and project director of Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, 812-237-2534 or

Writer: Bethany Donat, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773 or

Text reprinted from ISU Today item:

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