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Forty Years of Title IX

Posted by isulib on October 10, 2012

Forty Years of Title IX

October 10, from 6:30-8 in the Library Events Area

This year’s panel on Women in Sports will feature a talk by Prof. Jolynn Kuhlman of ISU’s Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. Prof. Kuhlman’s talk, “Title IX after Forty Years,” will come right up to the recent Olympics and will place our own Sycamore Athletics in the context of this change in sports. Following the talk, we will have a panel discussion including Coach Teri Moren, the ISU Head Coach for Women’s Basketball and Kalli Dalton, ISU senior and Track and Cross Country Athlete. There will be time for audience questions. There will also be refreshments.  This panel is organized by WS 200 sections 003 and 004, and it is sponsored by Women’s Studies, Interdisciplinary Programs and the Cunningham Memorial Library.

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Electronic Records Day: October 10

Posted by isulib on October 10, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (October 10, 2012) – The Indiana Commission on Public Records invites you to join the archival community in celebrating Electronic Records Day on October 10! Designated by the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, head of the National Archives and Records Administration, 10.10 was chosen to symbolize bits and bytes in the computing world.

Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the recognition of Electronic Records Day seeks to make people more aware of electronic records and the challenges involved in managing and preserving them. As more and more official and personal business is conducted electronically, what action is needed to make sure our important electronic records survive and can still be read 200 years from now? CoSA has recommended these basic, but important, steps for the care of governmental and personal electronic records:


• Consult your records retention schedule

• Plan ahead in electronic records management system design

• Utilize recognized standards

• Organize files logically

• Implement naming conventions

• Backup, backup, backup!

• Understand metadata

• Maintain content, context, and structure

• Create migration and recovery processes

• Think before you scan



• Focus on your most important files

• Create multiple copies

• Organize files using descriptive titles

• Confirm that files are still accessible once a year

• Convert important files to long-term formats

• Save image files in an uncompressed format or with lossless compression

• Organize images as you create them


More information about Electronic Records Day can be found on the CoSA website:

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Also, visit the ICPR website for guidance and support in managing official electronic records:


About the CoSA

Formed in 1989 as the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, the Council of State Archivists is a national organization comprising the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government. Working collectively through their membership in CoSA, the State Archivists encourage cooperation among the states on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation’s documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.


About the Indiana Commission on Public Records

Under Director and State Archivist Jim Corridan, the Indiana Commission on Public Records assists State and local governments in the cost-effective, efficient and secure management of governmental records, by providing services throughout the life cycle of records, including creation, use, storage, and disposition.



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Fall Read: author Jeanette Walls speaking on October 16; canned food donations

Posted by isulib on October 5, 2012

Jeanette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, will be speaking on October 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium.

In conjunction with the upcoming visit by Jeanette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, students will be building a Can Castle in the Commons on October 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of canned food items will begin Monday, October 8, and continue through October 15. Collection bins will be located in the Student Recreation Center, HMSU, and Cunningham Memorial Library. Donations may also be sent to 215 Stalker Hall. All donations will benefit the Terre Haute Catholic Charities food bank.

Jeanette Walls’ appearance at 7 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium is in conjunction with the University Speakers Series and the Fall Read program. The Fall Read initiative is also hosting a panel on homelessness at 7 p.m. on October 9th in Holmstedt Hall 103. Participants include Jeff Lorick, director of the Terre Haute Commission on Human Relations; Kelli Fuller, community services coordinator with the Terre Haute Housing Authority; Kathy Houk, former resident of Bethany House; and Rick Stevens, assistant director of student services for the Vigo County School Corporation. A student poster session will take place prior to the panel discussion. Donations of canned food items will also be collected at these events. Please consider supporting this effort.

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Nancy Sims, Copyright Librarian, visits ISU

Posted by isulib on October 5, 2012

 Nancy Sims, the Copyright Librarian at University of Minnesota, will be at ISU on Tuesday October 16th.

From 9:30-10:50, workshop “Free and Legal Stuff You Can Use!”  In this workshop, Ms. Sims will explain Creative Commons and the public domain, and do a live search for some “Free and Legal” stuff that faculty could use in a classroom or on Blackboard or e-reserves. This workshop will be held in a Distance Education classroom, and faculty can follow her search and begin their own. Space for this is very limited. Please sign up with to reserve a spot.

 3:30-5, public lecture “Copyright Empowerment: Sorting Through the (Mis)Information” In the Library Events Area. In this talk, Ms. Sims will address fair use and copyright issues that concern college instructors. She will explain some of the ways that institutions and faculty are handling course materials in course management software (Blackboard) and she will explore the current and future impact of the Georgia State case. There will be refreshments.

The day before, on Monday, 15 Oct, Nancy Sims will be at Rose-Hulman, where her public talk, “What everyone needs to know about copyrights and their future” is at 4:20 pm in the GM Room in Moench Hall.  You’re welcome to go to that as well.

Nancy Sims blogs at

In recognition of how important and timely this issue is, Nancy Sims visit is sponsored by a long list of ISU academic units: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cunningham Memorial Library, Extended Learning, CIRT (Center for Instruction, Research and Technology), the University College, the Office of Student Success, the History Department and Interdisciplinary Studies.

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2012 Diversity Research Symposium proposal and mini-research grant deadline Oct. 15

Posted by isulib on October 5, 2012


Indiana State University will showcase interdisciplinary research in the areas of diversity during the Diversity Research Symposium – Building Community Through Diversity – on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cunningham Memorial Library. Admission is free.

This is your opportunity to present your research in a public forum that includes students, staff, faculty, employers, and members of the community. All are welcomed to submit a proposal. The final program of presenters will be determined by a review panel of Indiana State University staff and faculty. Please respond to ALL questions below for full consideration. Incomplete entries will not be considered. Proposals are due by Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. (EST).

Opportunities for mini-research grants ($500 or $750) are also available to students, staff and faculty. The application deadline is also Oct. 15.

To register, apply for a mini-research grant, and/or submit a proposal, please go to

We highly suggest that you register. Pre-registration ensures a seat for you at the plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and workshops. It also ensures that you are able to enjoy our excellent breakfast, break and lunch selections.

On-site registration will be provided from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

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United Way Homecoming Fundraiser

Posted by isulib on October 5, 2012

Want to help friends and neighbors in need here in the Wabash Valley and have a chance to win a 32-inch TV? And how can you do that you may ask? Easy. Stop by the Library’s Admin Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday or Friday OR stop by the United Way tent at Tent City on Saturday and pick up a ticket for $1 each or 6 for $5. The winner will be announced at half time and again in next week’s Global. You do NOT need to be present to win.
Reposted from ISU Today

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Watch October 3 Presidential Debate in Library Events

Posted by isulib on October 3, 2012

Watch the 1st Presidential Debate, tonight, 9pm, on PBS in Library Events. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will discuss domestic policy. University of Denver is the location; moderator Jim Lehrer. “Brand new debate format” – see – for info on debate, do a Google News search or check out – also, watch @isulib Twitter feed or search Twitter for others – if Twitter holds up. See also


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