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One-stop Desk Plan Moving Forward

Posted by isulib on June 30, 2014

The Desk = the combined Circulation, Reserves, Student IT and Reference Desk project marking the organizational combining of Circulation/Reserves and Reference/Instruction into one department 1 year ago.

Here is a little video to give you an idea of what’s coming.

Progress has been made: electrical and data drops are almost finished, the neon ASK ? sign has been moved. Soon the RefDesk will move into the space marked by the masking tape in the photos below. Stay tuned for more developments.

Until mid-May, 2014: Circulation Desk with Blue Wall

Until mid-May, 2014: Circulation Desk with Blue Wall

 

We missed getting photos of the blue wall coming down, but here is what you’ll see until the REFDESK and Student IT Desk come over:

Late May, 2014: Grey Walls Pretending to be RefDesk

Late May, 2014: Grey Walls Pretending to be RefDesk

 

Masking Tape Marks the Outer Point of New Desk Configuration

Masking Tape Marks the Outer Point of New Desk Configuration

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Come to the Library & Sit on Some Bottle Caps!

Posted by isulib on June 25, 2014

 

Library Lobby Entrance - Bench

Library Lobby Entrance – Bench

 

Recycled Bottle Caps

Recycled Bottle Caps

 

Recycled Bottle Caps Bench - Closeup

Recycled Bottle Caps Bench – Closeup

 

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COPY CARDS BEING PHASED OUT

Posted by isulib on June 25, 2014

COPY CARDS BEING PHASED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

Beginning July 1, copy cards used for the library public printer and copier will be phased out for a coin operated system. Both systems will be available through Sept.  30 for those with a balance on their card. Any remaining money on the card cannot be refunded.

Questions should be directed to Andrea Boehme, Circulation Manager, 812.237.2545 or andrea.boehme@indstate.edu

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19th century Terre Haute newspapers to be digitized

Posted by isulib on June 17, 2014

Vigo County Public Library board members on Monday night voted to accept a grant of $19,866 to place 80 years of microfilm newspaper archives in a digital format, meaning it will be available on the Internet in just a few months.

The newspapers to be “digitized” will include multiple Terre Haute papers dated from 1825 to 1905, said Kristi Howe, library director.

Once the work is completed, the newspapers will be available on the VCPL, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices and the Indiana Memories websites.

Some of the newspapers to be included in the digitization include the

  • New Harmony Gazette, 1825-1826
  • Terre Haute Weekly Express, 1868-1872
  • Terre Haute Gazette Daily, 1870-1874
  • Terre Haute Daily News, 1880-1891
  • Saturday Evening Mail
  • Terre Haute Daily Union
  • Terre Haute Daily Tribune

FULL STORY > Terre Haute Tribune-Star

 

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Digital Memory Project: 10th anniversary

Posted by isulib on June 16, 2014

The gaming system Nintendo warned users, “Everything not saved will be lost.”

The prophetic message drew chuckles — and knowing nods — from guests attending the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices 10th Anniversary dinner.

10th anniverary - WV3 members

10th anniverary – WV3 members

The 50 honorees recognized during the Monday night event at Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library are part of a collaborative effort spanning six counties. WV3, as it is known, includes West Central Indiana’s libraries, museums, cultural organizations and community groups that work to preserve the region’s history in print, image and sound.

We offer you thanks for hitting the save button,” said Gregory Youngen, interim library dean. Youngen’s thank you was among the evening’s numerous appreciative words.

In 10 years, WV3 accomplished more than they ever thought was possible, amassing more than 160,000 items from 21 partners and 44 collections, said Cinda May, special collections chair at the library and project director of WV3.

She offered a champagne toast to the “folks who made it all possible — past, present and future.” The group also welcomed its “first partner of the second decade,” the Merom Conference Center, which dates back to 1865, when it was the Union Christian College.

In 2004, the technology landscape was much different than it is now — Bluetooth capability was new, the now obsolete TiVo was all the rage and iPhones had not yet been invented. So, creating the state’s oldest ongoing collaborative digitization project took nearly a planetary alignment, May said.

Myrna McCallister, who was dean of the library in 2004, developed the idea of a collaborative project, and May created the concept of a digital memory project focused on local history and culture. WV3 has always been based at Indiana State, which provides server capacity, resources and staff.

After a decade, the university remains just as committed to WV3, because of the experiential learning and community engagement it provides.

“We want everyone to have professional experience,” said Dan Bradley, president of Indiana State. “Whether you’re a nurse or a teacher, an art major or a historian, you need to understand and, hopefully have some experience, related to that degree before you leave. Working on real-world projects, both inside and outside the university, is part of that effort, and Wabash Valley Visions and Voices definitely fits that category.”

Good citizenship is an expectation in a democracy, Bradley said, and the university strives to lead by example with its community engagement activities.

“ISU is engaged with our community, because we want to be part of the Wabash Valley, not just located in the Wabash Valley,” Bradley said.

The evening’s speaker, David Nichols, who is a professor of history at Indiana State, provided an entertaining account of Terre Haute’s colorful past and explained why the city was known as “Indiana’s Delinquent City.”

At the start of the function, the partners posed for a group photo, which will fittingly be digitized for posterity: city of Terre Haute, Clinton Public Library, Coal Town and Railroad Museum, Educational Heritage Association, Eugene V. Debs Museum, Indiana State University, Knox County Public Library, Little Italy Festival Town Inc., Lost Creek Grove Preservation and Restoration Foundation Inc., Native American Museum, Princeton Public Library, Rockville Public Library, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Logan Library, Rural Community Academy, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Sullivan County Historical Society, Sullivan County Public Library, town of Seelyville, Vigo County Historical Society, Vigo County Public Library and Wabash Valley Genealogy Society.

To access the free digital collection of artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, texts, yearbooks, maps, oral histories and other audio/video files, go to http://visions.indstate.edu.

Photos:  Partners of the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices pose for a photograph at the 10th Anniversary dinner at Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library Monday night.

Cinda May, special collections chair at Indiana State’s Cunningham Memorial Library and project director of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, greets a guest (Cheri Howe, VCPL)

Guests raise their glasses in a toast to the accomplishments of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Digital Memory Project.

Contact: Cinda May, special collections chair at Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library and project director of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, 812-237-2534 or Cinda.May@indstate.edu

Writer: Libby Roerig, media relations assistant director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or libby.roerig@indstate.edu

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June 21: Rockville: contribute to Digital Memory Project

Posted by isulib on June 16, 2014

Residents are invited to have their personal pictures and documents digitized at a COMMUNITY SCAN DAY, Rockville Public Library (106 N. Market St.), June 21, 10am – 2pm. This is free.

Rockville Library is a partner of the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project, a collaborative effort of west central Indiana libraries, museums, cultural organizations and community groups spanning six countied.

WV3 works to preserve the region’s history in print, image and sound. In the past 10 years the organizations has amassed more than 160,000 items from 21 partners and 44 collections.

While much of WV3’s collection includes artifacts, hotographs and documents from the distant past, the partners are also interested in recent history, such as modern and digital documents and photographs.

For more information about the project: 765.569.5544.

Visit the site at visions. indstate.edu

Look for:

  • artifacts
  • administrative and personal papers
  • manuscripts
  • photographs
  • texts
  • yearbooks (e.g. ALL ISU yearbooks have been scanned in cover to cover)
  • maps
  • oral histories
  • other audio/video files

 

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TURNITIN TO END SUPPORT FOR IE8 IN JULY

Posted by isulib on June 11, 2014

As of July 1, Turnitin will no longer test or fix features and bugs found only in Internet Explorer 8. This does not mean that Turnitin will immediately stop working in IE8, only that the company can no longer guarantee full functionality long term.

If you use Internet Explorer 8, please upgrade to the current IE version or switch to the latest version of Firefox, Chrome or Safari, which are all supposed by Turnitin.

Questions? Contact Steve Hardin at steve.hardin@indstate.edu  or the Instructional Tools support line at X7000.

More on Turnitin:

Posted on ISU Today May 19 2014

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June 10: IHS Oral History Workshop

Posted by isulib on June 10, 2014

History for the Asking: Oral History Basics

Tuesday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Indiana State University, Cunningham Memorial Library, Terre Haute
Instructor: Angela Potter, IUPUI Solution Center, Social Health Association History Project
Cost: $20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)
Register by June 3
Librarians can earn 3 LEU credits for this workshop.

Have you ever wanted to ask, “What was it like for you?” of someone in your historic photo collection or of a person who used items in your collection? The field of oral history encourages you to ask that question right now, as life becomes history.  An oral history program can become an active way to engage your local community in preserving history.

Whether you are completely new to oral history or if you’ve worked with small projects in the past, this workshop will offer hands-on opportunities to learn new techniques and strengthen current skills. With practice, a recording device, and willing interviewees, you will be ready to ask “What was it like for you?”

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New University Archivist Named

Posted by isulib on June 10, 2014

Katie Sutrina-Haney has accepted the position of University Archivist.  Katie’s first day will be June 16th.  Her office will be in room 310, her telephone number will be extension 8435, and her email will be Katie.Sutrina-Haney@indstate.edu.

Her credentials include:

Museum Studies Certificate, Northern Illinois University, 2012 – she has worked at the Regional History Center Archives where she was responsible for processing the DeKalb AgResearch Collection containing over 400 boxes of material of various formats and created a database for the images. She also worked closely with staff to implement the ARCHON online collection database and placed all collection inventories in ARCHON.

Masters of Arts, Labor history with minor field in Latin American history, Northern Illinois University, December, 2008

Bachelor of Arts, History major, Sociology minor, Northern Illinois University, December, 2005

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New Library Homepage (Beta)

Posted by isulib on June 10, 2014

A link to the beta library homepage is displayed on the current library homepage (since May 19). We are still working out some bugs but the structure is static.  Currently the footer is made up of links to pages that receive high hit counts, but that may change over time. Our next step is to work on mobile development of the library homepage.

Once the mobile homepage is functional we will begin work on the second level pages.

Our pages will eventually reflect the university’s new identity standards and guidelines. Throughout the next year we will use the Drupal theme the university will supply to populate a Drupal site that we will migrate to next summer.

Questions or comments? Email Systems Department Chair, Stephen Patton.

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