Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Access Services Conference 2013, Unlocking the 21st Century Library On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2013, Unlocking the 21st Century Library. This year's event will be held at The Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, GA from November 6-8, 2013. The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Services in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest. We invite program proposals from February 25 until 5pm, May 10, 2013. Accepted program proposal submissions should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas: Customer Service Circulation Interlibrary Loan Consortia Agreements Electronic resources and access services Leadership Marketing Reserves Security Space Management Stacks Maintenance Student Worker Management Current technology for access service enhancement Program Proposal guidelines: Please submit an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program title and your name. Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by June 3, 2013. Go to http://accessservicesconference.org/present/call-for-proposals/ to submit your proposal. For more information, please visit the conference website at: http://accessservicesconference.org/ Please direct any questions to Catherine Jannik Downey firstname.lastname@example.org
Digitizing photograph collections Workshop http://digitizingphotocollections.eventbrite.com/ Learn the basics of digitizing photograph collections at this one-day workshop on Monday, March 11, 2013, 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library in Carmel, Indiana. Specialists from around the state will discuss their projects and participants will learn about the best practices for creating and maintaining digital collections. *How to decide if a scanning project is right for your collection *Technical standards, equipment, and preservation *Workflow and staffing needs *Providing access to images / PastPerfect Museum Software *Contributing to “Indiana Memory” at the Indiana State Library *Collaborating with others *Funding sources The information will benefit anyone managing photographic collections at libraries, museums, or historical societies and is open to participants from all sectors. Registration: The $35 fee includes lunch and handouts. We are offering a discounted rate of $15 for students studying library science, archives management, museum studies, history, or other related fields. Learn more and register online: http://digitizingphotocollections.eventbrite.com/ The Photograph Preservation Workshop Series is sponsored by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, the Carmel Clay Public Library, and Heritage Photo & Research Services. Funding was provided through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo and Research Services 716 Dorman Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 771-4129 email@example.com www.heritagephotoresearch.com Sign up now for our Photograph Preservation Workshop Series in Carmel, Ind.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Internship Opportunity Resource Center / Library / Archives The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex, is seeking an intern for the summer to assist in the Resource Center. The Resource Center houses research materials, an extensive image database, and various archival collections related to the history of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, its Exhibitions and Programming. The Resource Center serves a variety of users, including staff, other art institutions, researchers, and the public. The intern will work closely with staff to assist with daily operational activities, including image database management, archival rehousing and digitization, and other projects related to upcoming exhibitions depending on departmental needs and the intern's skills and interests. Other internship opportunities are available in the areas of Education, Community Arts, Exhibitions, Special Events. Please see our website for details. www.jmkac.org Qualifications * Attention to detail; * Interest in library science, collections management and research; * Currently obtaining or have recently completed a degree in library science, museum studies or related field, master's preferred * Strong organizational skills * Ability to lift 20 pounds and to stand for long periods of time Summer 2013 Internship Dates June 3-August 23, 2013 (may be flexible) 20-40 hours a week, includes some nights and weekends Application Instructions: To be considered for an internship, please submit resume and cover letter. Cover letter should include dates applicant is available, what skills, abilities, and experiences the candidate brings to the position, and how the internship relates to candidate's long term goals. Send application materials to: Internship Program John Michael Kohler Arts Center 608 New York Avenue Sheboygan WI 53081 firstname.lastname@example.org Application Deadline: Applications received by March 15, 2013 will be given first consideration. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
The California Historical Records Advisory Board is offering a free, one-day workshop, Introduction to Electronic Records Management, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Secretary of State's Office, 1500 11th Street, Multipurpose Room, 1st floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Introduction to Electronic Records Management will help you understand and apply key concepts and terminology, set up a program to manage electronic records, learn about standards and best practices, and develop strategies to store, access, and preserve electronic records. Taught by Rebecca Wendt, the head of the Electronic Records Program at the California State Archives, this webinar can help you learn how to deal with electronic records management challenges. To register, send name, name of organization, email address, and phone number to: Sherrie.email@example.com
Registration deadline is March 28, 2013.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Student Scholarships for The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2013 conference The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians (OVGTSL) comprised of technical services librarians from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, welcomes applications for a scholarship to attend the group’s annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Meeting Challenges, Leading Change,” and the conference will take place on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, May 15-17, 2013. Any full or part-time student enrolled in either on-campus or distance learning courses at an ALA-accredited library and information science school in Indiana, Kentucky or Ohio is eligible to apply. The scholarship covers the expense of conference registration and lodging for two nights (May 15-16, 2013) in Richmond, KY. Applicants should submit a résumé and a short statement (around 250 words) summarizing how they think they would benefit from attending this conference. Submissions should be sent as an email attachment (MS Word or PDF). The subject line should read "OVGTSL 2013 Scholarship Application". Please include your name, address, phone number, the name of your institution and your expected graduation date in your email. Please send the email to the vice chair of the conference, Margaret Foote (firstname.lastname@example.org) Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a brief review of the conference and their experiences which will be published in the post-conference newsletter. · Applications for the scholarship will open Friday, February 22, 2013. · Application deadline is Friday, March 15th, 2013, at close of business day. · Scholarship winners will be announced on Friday, March 29, 2013. For more information visit the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/ovgtslconference2013/
Collections Care for Archives, Libraries, and Museums Conference is scheduled for April 29-30 in OKC The program for the April 29-30 Collections Care Conference in Oklahoma City is now available on the website of the Oklahoma Cultural Heritage Trust, www.culturalheritagetrust.org The two-day conference is a part of a four-day event that includes an optional Family Treasures Road Show on Sunday, April 28 at the Oklahoma History Center and an optional May Day Call to Action at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday, May 1. More information about these events may be found on the Trust website. The Collections Care Conference provides hands-on and interactive training targeted to the needs of staff and volunteers of archives, libraries, and museums. Thanks to support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, registration is only $125 and includes two breakfasts, two luncheons, and two evening events. The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City is also supporting the conference by providing deeply discounted rooms at $81 a night. National and Oklahoma-based collections care, fundraising, and marketing experts will be on hand to provide more than 45 sessions on collections care, collections management, fundraising for collections care, developing community resources, digitization, and more. Sessions include 18 hands-on labs that provide practical training that will help you provide the best possible care for your valuable collections. Registration: Early bird registration is $125, which includes breakfast and lunch each day, as well as two receptions. To register, use the registration form that is available on the Trust website. Scholarships are available to help with registration, shared lodging, and a travel stipend. Applications are due before March 15, 2013. To apply, use the online form that is available on the Trust website. You may make hotel reservations online or call 888-627-8416. Indicate you wish to book at the downtown Sheraton Oklahoma City, provide the dates and indicate you are booking with the Collections Care Conference. The $81 rate expires on April 7. This conference and hotel are expected to fill up quickly. If you plan to attend, please register at your earliest convenience. If you have questions, please reply to this email or phone 405-424-7757. For more information contact: Susan Feller email@example.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital) April 2-5, 2013 This workshop will be hosted by METRO, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (New York, NY) FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://gawainweaver.com/workshop/care-id-photos-2013-nyc/ (Upcoming 2013 workshops @ Louisville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans) _________________________________________________________________ What are the defining characteristics of individual photographic processes? How does environment affect the lives of photographic objects? In this 4-day intensive workshop, you will develop identification skills and knowledge about fine art and historic photographic processes, from the daguerreotype to digital prints. This workshop is intended for curators, collectors, archivists, collection managers, and anyone who studies or appreciates photographic prints. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, you will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting. Preservation topics include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials. Over 30 different processes are studied in great detail, from how daguerreotypes are made and how they are best preserved, to how long-lasting inkjet prints are created, and how to preserve and store color photographic materials and cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate-based photographic film. Registration Includes: • 4-day workshop • 240-page color notebook • 60x LED handheld microscope • OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop. The American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers will award 24 reaccreditation hours/professional development credits for qualified appraisers attending this workshop. For more information, please contact the instructor: Gawain Weaver Photograph Conservator tel 415.446.9138 firstname.lastname@example.org http://gawainweaver.com
The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI 2013. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/, has generously agreed to sponsor five scholarships for the 2013 ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-21, 2013. The intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules At SEI 2013, expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI. Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $770 for tuition, room, and incidentals. If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2013 website: http://sei.vrafoundation.org/kress2013.html
Synopsis: Half day workshop on preventing and recovering from a water disaster event. A presentation by Julie Page will be followed by hands-on salvage of wet books, flat paper, and photographs. Julie Page is Co-Coordinator of both the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). She presents disaster preparedness and response workshops through WESTPAS and California’s IMLS-funded Connecting to Collections project. Page has published in the areas of preservation education and disaster preparedness and established the San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response Network. She currently serves on the Board of Heritage Preservation and their advisory committee for the Alliance for Response and is a member of the AIC Collections Emergency Response Team. Refreshments will be provided during a break. Workshop cost: $50.00 Registration by mail only, limited to 20 non-USC participants on a first come first serve basis. Registration deadline: March 12, 2013 MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: LAPNet MAIL CHECK TO: Linda Harris Mehr Margaret Herrick Library Director Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study 333 S. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Registration questions contact: Linda Mehr at (310) 247-3000 ext.2200 Email: email@example.com Parking: $10 Public Transportation: Getting to USC is very easy on public transportation. Either use the Metro Expo Line (http://www.metro.net/riding_metro/bus_overview/images/806.pdf), which will leave you on the south side of campus on Exposition Boulevard. A shuttle runs regularly from Union Station to the University Park Campus (http://transportation.usc.edu/transit/routes.aspx). Directions and Maps: http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/#upc/
The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is seeking applicants for its Preservation Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment programs. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), CCAHA is able to offer a limited number of subsidized assessments for a total of just $350 each. These services are valued at over $5,000. Detailed information on the Preservation Needs Assessment Program can be found at: http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2013/04/19/ccaha-s-preservation-needs-assessment-program-1 Information on the Risk Assessment Program can be found at: http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2013/04/19/ccaha-s-risk-assessment-program-1 If you have questions or want to discuss the suitability of this program for your institution, please contact CCAHA's Preservation Services Office, call 215.545.0613, go to www.ccaha.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org About the Preservation Needs Assessment Program Completing a Preservation Needs Assessment is a key first step in the process of caring for collections and is essential when seeking funding for preservation and conservation initiatives. The preservation needs assessment process encompasses a general evaluation of the institution's preservation needs for their collections and includes: environment (temperature, relative humidity, pollution and light), housekeeping, pest control, fire protection, security, and disaster preparedness; collection storage, handling, exhibition, and treatment; and preservation planning. The site visit consists of a review of the site conducted by a CCAHA preservation expert, an examination of the collections, and interviews with relevant staff. The written report provides observations, recommendations, and resources to serve as a guide in the development of a comprehensive preservation plan for the collections. Eligibility: Institutions with paper-based humanities collections that are available to the public on a regularly scheduled basis and that have national or regional significance are encouraged to apply. Additional eligibility requirements are on CCAHA's web site at: http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2013/04/19/ccaha-s-preservation-needs-assessment-program-1 About the Risk Assessment Program A risk assessment is a necessary first step for developing an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Institutions selected to participate in the program will work with a CCAHA preservation expert member to complete a one day on-site consultation during which collections management policies and procedures, facilities and building location, environmental conditions, security and fire protection, pest and mold control, and weather and geographic risks are analyzed. The written risk assessment report will provide observations, recommendations and mitigation strategies, and resources to help the institution mitigate risks and will also serve as a guide in the development of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan for the collection and the institution. In addition, CCAHA staff will review any subsequent disaster planning documents and make suggestions for the successful implementation of the emergency plan. Eligibility: Small to mid-sized institutions with humanities-based collections of regional or national significance are eligible and encouraged to apply. Additional eligibility requirements are on CCAHA's web site at: http://www.ccaha.org/fundraising/grant-calendar/2013/04/19/ccaha-s-risk-assessment-program-1 All applications must be received by Friday, April 19, 2013.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This scholarship is open to all Library/Info Science Students. The deadline to apply is *April 30, 2013*. http://www.proquest.com/en-US/aboutus/advocacy/summitscholar.shtml *The ProQuest® Graduate Education Program - Roger K. Summit Scholarship* The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog, a ProQuest business, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science. The scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference. Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria: * Academic achievement * Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience * Faculty recommendations Applications are currently being accepted until April 30, 2013. Download an application here: http://www.proquest.com/assets/downloads/services/application_summitscholarship.doc.
OUT OF THE ORDINARY: PRESERVING PAPER-BASED EPHEMERA Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Providence, RI - May 2nd, 2013 Cosponsored & hosted by: Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design ABOUT THE PROGRAM This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects such as posters, maps, and blueprints . The size, the use of mixed media, and the often-transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs. This symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage and handling solutions for a variety of items. The program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small. LOCATION & TIME Location: Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 224 Benefit Street Providence, RI 02903 When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION & FEES $95 CCAHA members $110 Non-members Additional program information and registration are available at: http://www.cvent.com/d/vcqr4g The Academy of Certified Archivists will award Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: www.certifiedarchivists.org. Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org. QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email email@example.com
Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Award: One Scholarship of $750 (to be paid to the educational institution) and a one-year membership to MAC Award: Two $750 scholarships and one-year memberships to MAC Purpose: To provide financial assistance to a resident or full-time student of the MAC region pursuing graduate education in archival administration, and to encourage the study of archival administration Purpose: To provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole Eligibility: Resident or full-time student residing in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin. See also statement above. Eligibility: Applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino descent. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region. See also statement above. Award Requirement: Award winner will write an essay for the MAC Newsletter on their academic activities assisted by the scholarship and its importance to their graduate archival education. Application: Information on MAC website: http://www.midwestarchives.org/bowen Application: Information on MAC website: http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley Contact: Helen Conger, Chair (216) 368-6774 or firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Alison Stankrauff, Chair (574) 520-4392 or email@example.com Application materials must be received electronically or be postmarked by March 1, 2013.
"On Tuesday, March 5, 2012 experts will present the latest research on the museum preservation environment as well sustainable museum environment concepts and tips for collaboration among collections, exhibition, and facilities staff. Can't come to DC? The Summit will be webcast live at http://www.si.edu/PreservationEnvironment. No registration is necessary to participate via webcast.
ASERL is pleased to again host a series of webinars to aid member librarians, staff, and others in learning the basic tenets of digital preservation. The first series, offered in Spring 2012, continues to attract repeated viewers via ASERL’s Vimeo channel (see http://bit.ly/VVCRjh ). For 2013, we’ve re-focused the content based on user feedback and re-structured the series into four 60-minute webinars. All sessions are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about this important topic. Further updates can be found at http://www.aserl.org/intro-dp-2013/ ------------------------------------------- Intro to Digital Preservation #1: "Preservation Planning and Overview of PREMIS for Beginners" Speaker: Lisa Gregory, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This webinar is designed to help participants begin formulating a digital preservation plan for their digital collections. Even if you already have files accumulating, planning and implementing basic digital preservation strategies doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Topics to be covered include what to consider during planning, first steps for implementation, as well as a basic introduction to PREMIS, the Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata. The goal will be to help you start thinking about preservation as part of your everyday digital workflow. DATE: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/784245138 ------------------------------------------ Intro to Digital Preservation #2: "Forbearing the Digital Dark Age: Capturing Metadata for Digital Objects" Speaker: Chris Dietrich, National Park Service. Metadata is the key to both discovery and long-term accessibility of digital content. This webinar will address metadata for digital photos, documents, audio-video, tabular data, and GIS data. Topics include categories of metadata, metadata standards for different asset types, metadata capture strategies, and metadata software tools. Links to additional resources for digital preservationists will also be provided. DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/545077562 -------------------------------------------- Intro to Digital Preservation #3: "Management of Incoming Born-Digital Special Collections" Speaker: Gretchen Gueguen, University of Virginia. This webinar will cover the basics of getting started with managing born-digital archives. Through basic techniques and practical suggestions, you will learn how to assess your collection, develop a management plan, put basic policies in place, and set up an accessioning workflow. Simple tools to help you do the job will be reviewed along with guides and other resources to help answer your questions. DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/366765338 ------------------------------------------- Intro to Digital Preservation #4: "Using FITS to Identify File Formats and Extract Metadata" Speaker: Andrea Goethals, Harvard University. After an introduction to file formats and technical metadata, a demo of the File Information Tool Set (FITS) will be given. You will learn what it does, how it differs from other format tools, how to use it, how to customize it and how Harvard is using FITS in different ways. No experience with FITS is necessary but if you would like to try it out in advance you can download it from fits.googlecode.com DATE: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT REGISTER: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/305875426
Proposals for presentations, panel sessions and posters are invited for the upcoming U.S Electronic Thesis and Dissertation conference to be held in Claremont, California (near Disneyland resort, beaches & Hollywood) July 24-26, 2013. Conference registration is now open - for complete information visit http://www.usetda.org/?page_id=1730 Deadline: Proposals should be submitted before March 15, 2013 to be considered. Proposals should reflect the conference theme: Waves of Change: Oceans of Opportunity The U.S. Electronic Dissertations and Theses Association welcomes the following types of submissions: Poster sessions - peer reviewed Posters introduce late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Two types of posters are encouraged: contributed research posters presenting new and promising work or preliminary results of ongoing projects; and contributed “best practices” posters presenting the results practical implementations of an organization’s practices or innovations. The content of the poster should clearly point out how the application contributes to innovation of thought or design within the field, and how it addresses key challenges, as well as the potential impact on the participant’s organization and/or practices in the field. Joint submissions from students, librarians and other professionals demonstrating different perspectives on a single issue are particularly encouraged. Posters are expected to elicit discussion in a personal and less formal setting. Submissions for refereeing should be in the form of abstract up to 500 words. -------------------------------------------- Single-session presentations and panels - peer reviewed Single session presentations and panels are invited on topics that include emerging issues, hot or emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, and contrasting viewpoints in complementary professional areas. For single-session presentations, please submit a proposal of up to 500 words, providing a summary of the presentation topic and the qualifications of the speaker. -------------------------------------------- Panels must have a cohesive theme and promote lively interaction between panelists and audience members. Please submit a panel proposal up to 500 words, providing an overview of the issues to be discussed by the panel and brief bios of each of the panelists. Proposals should only list panelists who have agreed to participate and shall indicate the qualifications and contribution that each panelist will offer. -------------------------------------------- Presentation, panel and poster session topics are encouraged to address: • Change management, transitions and transformations • Services and outreach to enhance ETD development • Supporting ETDs with Library services and information instruction • Business Realities and Organizational Challenges • ETDs and Ethics, Security & Quality • Centralized and Decentralized submission processes • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patents and Tech Transfer • Developing and implementing ETD Policies and Procedures • Developing campus support and leadership • Collaborative Opportunities, Community-Building and Campus Partnerships • Global ETD Issues • Software and Technology • ETD Innovation and Exploration • Failures and Successes • File-types and Formatting, including use of non-traditional mediums • Publishing, Research and management of datasets • Nuts and bolts of ETD management including case studies of workflow and ingest models • Retroactive digitization and ETD migration/harvesting • Undergraduate and other student scholarship Submission Site Once you have prepared your proposal according to the above instructions, please use the electronic submission system to submit your item for review. Go to https://conferences.tdl.org/USETDA/USETDA2013/index, click on the "Proposal Submission" link in the right-hand sidebar and follow the prompts. For additional information, please visit the USETDA website: http://www.usetda.org/?page_id=1591 Additional questions should be address to the USETDA Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2013. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies. Attached you will find a copy of our announcement for the summer positions. I would appreciate it if you could post or pass along the notice and make it available to any students you think might be interested. The information will also be available on the Web site of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council atwww.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php . A downloadable application will be available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.
Please join us for the 3rd Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: Social Entrepreneurship in Action May 16-17, 2013 on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, NC. An exciting lineup of keynote speakers including Brian Matthews (The Ubiquitous Librarian), Michael Porter (Library Renewal) and Mandy Henk (The People’s Library from Occupy Wall Street) along with dynamic presenters who will share the ways in which a wide variety of librarians engage in social entrepreneurship to promote social change in their communities and beyond. This conference will provide a forum to: Share and celebrate the social entrepreneurial accomplishments of librarians and information professionals Inspire each other to innovate and promote change Create a community to promote entrepreneurial practices The conference is sponsored by the libraries of Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For the complete schedule, registration and hotel information please see the conference web site at: http://entrelib.org
The Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) is pleased to announce that its 76th annual program will take place at the SFPL's Koret Auditorium on Friday, May 17th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. The title of this year's program is Libraries without Walls Revisited. Presenting on the topic will be: 1. Elaine Franco, Principal Cataloger for monographs in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, UC Davis Library 2. Sarah Houghton, Director of the San Rafael Public Library and the Librarian in Black 3. Terry Reese, Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services, Oregon State University Libraries 4. John Wenzler, Associate Dean for Digital Futures, Information Technology and Technical Services, San Jose State University Library. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more program details and registration information. http://www.nctpg.org
Photograph Research Internship Image Permanence Institute Rochester, NY Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is seeking a fifteen-month intern to assist in developing content for an online print identification resource, Graphics Atlas, www.graphicsatlas.org. The internship will begin between May 1, 2013 and June 1, 2013, depending on availability of the selected applicant. The Graphics Atlas internship is a paid position sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a monthly stipend of $1200. About IPI The Image Permanence Institute is a recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property. IPI accomplishes this through a balanced program of research, education, products and services that meet the needs of individuals, companies, and institutions. Description IPI’s Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated, online print identification and characterization resource, www.graphicsatlas.org. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct research on photographic processes, history and technologies and to develop written content for Graphics Atlas. The intern will also help prepare outreach materials to extend the audience of the website. The intern will gain thorough knowledge of documentation and imaging techniques, the history and techniques of photographic processes, types and mechanisms of deterioration associated with each process, and will come away with a deep understanding of print identification through hands-on interaction with IPI’s prolific study collection, library and microscopy facilities. Qualifications/Skills Bachelor’s degree minimum education is required. Applicants should be working towards or considering a career in archives, library sciences, photograph conservation, preservation, history, or related fields. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, an interest in photographic processes and technology, be self motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Some knowledge of photographic history and processes is preferred, but not required. Application Deadline and Requirements Application deadline is April 1, 2013. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references. Please email application materials to Alice Carver-Kubik at email@example.com.
The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services have announced an open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). From today until April 5, 2013, applicants can log onto the application portal at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337969700 (external link) and apply to be a part of NDSR’s inaugural class. The NDSR program will allow 10 recent master’s program graduates in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at various institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. Beginning in September 2013, accepted residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Thereafter, residents will move to a host institution to work on significant digital stewardship projects. These projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets. The Smithsonian Institution Archives, the World Bank, the Library of Congress, and the Public Broadcasting Service are just a few of the renowned institutions that will host the founding NDSR class. Each of these institutions submitted challenging project proposals that can be viewed on the NDSR website, which can be viewed at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/news.html. Application requirements include a detailed resume and cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a creative video that defines an applicant’s interest in the program. "The video requirement in the application process will help the selection panel identify which candidates are truly passionate about digital preservation" explained George Coulbourne, Library of Congress OSI executive program officer. For additional information or press inquiries regarding the National Digital Stewardship Residency, go to www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr or contact the NDSR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship of Digital Assets A two-day workshop on sustaining digital collections April 1 - 2, 2013 at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY The Morgan Library & Museum and the Northeast Document Conservation Center are pleased to announce a two-day workshop focusing on managing digital collections. A faculty of digital experts will teach the essentials of digital collections care, emphasizing strategies for collaboration. The program will include opportunities for discussion and consultation with workshop faculty. Topics covered will include: Digital Curation Organizational Concepts (OAIS, TRAC, DRAMBORA) Sustainable File Formats Developing Relationships with IT Standards and Best Practices Options for Discovery and Access Digital Preservation Policy Development Metadata for Management, Access, and Preservation Email and Electronic Records Management Preservation of Video and Recorded Sound Building a Digital Repository Who Should Attend? Staff from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions - anyone eager to learn the basics about managing digital collections. Cost: Both days: $175 One day: $125 Student rate: $50 Note: Enrollment is limited to 70. Registration is first-come, first-served. For complete information and to register, visit: http://www.nedcc.org/education/2013soda/2013soda.php
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Know any archivists that have suddenly found themselves immersed in material types they’ve not worked with before? I’d like to call you attention to the March 12-13 offering of John Waggener’s workshop, Preservation and Identification of 20th Century Visual Materials, to be held at The Ohio State University. http://saa.archivists.org/events/preservation-and-identification-of-20th-century-visual-materials-1308/334/
*Collections Care Basics* Images, demonstrations, and hands-on activities will introduce collections care topics, such as environments for storage and display, record keeping, and materials and techniques for cleaning and housing artifacts. Participants will have plenty of opportunity to discuss the particular challenges they face at their home institutions. Hand-outs and suggestions for useful collections care resources will provide participants with opportunities for continued learning and sharing information. Adrienne Berney, Collections Care Trainer for the C2C project, will lead the workshop.**** **? ***When?*: February 25, 2013**** **? ***Where?*: Queen Anne?s Revenge Conservation Lab, ECU West Research Campus, Greenville**** **? ***How Much?*: A $20 registration fee covers morning refreshments, lunch, and supplies**** **? ***Click** http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CollectionsCareBasicsGreenville **to register
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Image Permanence Institute is continuing its 2013 series of *free* webinars dealing with sustainable environments for preservation. February 6, 2013. Dealing with Winter Dryness March 6, 2013. Understanding the Role of Temperature-Relative Humidity – Dew Point in Creating a Sustainable Preservation Environment April 3, 2013. Fundamentals of HVAC. What Shapes Optimal Preservation Environments. May 1, 2013. Best Practices for Collecting and Analyzing Environmental Data. June 1, 2013 Dealing with Summer Heat and Humidity July 10, 2013. Investigate your HVAC System and Identify Potential Energy Savings. August 7, 2013. Practical Approaches to Environmental Control for Small Institutions. September 4, 2013. Sustainable Preservation Practices – Key Team Activities. These NEH-funded webinars are presented on Wednesdays from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time. For more information please go to http://ipisustainability.org/webinar-info-series2/ . You can register for any of the podcasts at http://ipisustainability.org/webinar-info-series2/webinars/ . The first webinar, presented January 9, 2013. The Evolution of New standards Defining an Optimal and Sustainable Preservation Environment in the 21st Century can be viewed in full on the webinar information page.
I would like to announce an online workshop which might be of interest to archivists: Periodical/Database Indexing which will be given through the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science this fall. This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the standards and best practices of indexing all types of periodicals, including magazines, journals, newsletters, and newspapers. The principles and practices of periodical indexing can also be applied to indexing historical documents, collections of documents on a website, and internal documents for a large company. More information is available at http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/workshop.php?id=59 $275 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $220) April 1 - May 12, 2013 - PDPs: 25 Instructor is Linda Dunn, a freelance periodical/database indexer of more than thirty years experience. I have presented several workshops on periodical indexing and creating controlled vocabularies, including previous online workshops on periodical/database indexing for Simmons College GSLICE. Any questions can be directed to: Linda47Dunn@yahoo.com
The 16th Distance Library Services Conference will be held at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, CO, April 23-25, 2014. This international conference brings together librarians, administrators, and educators to discuss, demonstrate, and champion the techniques and theories of providing library services to students and faculty either away from a main campus or in the online environment. Visit the conference website at http://libguides.cmich.edu/dls2014 for more information, including important dates and how to subscribe to the conference mailing list. We hope to see you there! Thad Dickinson Conference Coordinator Global Campus Library Services Central Michigan University
Join UW-Madison faculty for a *free* webinar series All webinars are from Noon to 1 p.m. CST To register: email Anna Palmer (email@example.com) Tuesday, February 19, "But I'm not a ventriloquist!" Using puppets in story time programming with Dr. Allison Kaplan Most children love puppets. In this one hour webinar, we will explore how puppets can be used in story time programming for young children. The focus will be on suggestions for how to use puppets and participants will have the opportunity to make two easy puppets during the webinar using one large athletic type sock, one pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and glue! Have your supplies on hand to make them on the spot or take notes on making these simple story time tools. Thursday, March 14, Trends in Cataloging and Resource Description with Debra Shapiro, MA-LIS Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new content standard for library cataloging, the replacement for Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, was released in 2010, but RDA has not been fully implemented by the Library Congress, and is only very slowly being adopted in other US libraries. Meanwhile, in May 2011, the Library of Congress announced its Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), in part to find a replacement for the MARC format - although BIBFRAME is much more than simply a new format - it is a new foundation for bibliographic description, designed for our networked, digital age. This webinar will take a look at what is happening in resource description, building on the BIBFRAME report, "Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services", released by Library of Congress and Zepheira, in November 2012. Tuesday, April 23, Consumer Health Information: Challenges and Resources for Public Librarians with Dr. Catherine Arnott-Smith In this webinar, Professor Arnott Smith will talk about common misconceptions and challenges to consumer health information provision in the public library setting and provide participants with helpful resources to meet these challenges. Please email Anna Palmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS 40 hours per week; 8 week assignment (between May and September) $12.50/hour Deadline for application is February 27, 2013 The University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its 2013 Summer Conservation Internship. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake and complete a conservation project and gain insight into the workings of a dynamic preservation department. Conservation decision-making and documentation for library and archival collections will be stressed. Summer projects include humidification, flattening, and mending oversize architectural drawings and surveying framed archival collections. Other small projects may be added after agreement by the conservator and intern. Focus will be on special collections and archival materials. This summer internship is appropriate for pre-program, current students, and recent graduates of conservation training programs and their equivalents. To apply, please submit the following items: 1. Cover letter (including how the internship will help the applicant reach professional goals) 2. Current resume, including list of conservation/preservation classes or completed training 3. Contact information for two references (including phone and email) 4. Two sample treatment or project reports (with images) Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens. To apply, see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/ (Posting ID 2027) The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
The NYC DEP Archives is looking for archives graduate students to fill three paid internship positions for its ten week summer internship program. Repository Description: The DEP Archives is responsible for historical records documenting the development and operation of New York City’s immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of the NYC water supply system. This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records in local government. Internship Descriptions: 1. Archives Digitization Intern (Reduced-Size Drawings): The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to create an item-level inventory of the Archive’s collection of reduced-size engineering and construction drawings. The selected candidate will also scan and upload the scan to the Bureau of Water Supply’s digital asset management software (providing immediate access to DEP engineers) and managing metadata for the digital objects. 2. Archives Digitization Intern (Wide-Format Drawings): The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to conduct a pilot project to digitize a segment of the Archive’s collection of wide-format engineering and construction drawings. Responsibilities will include scanning the wide format drawings, developing new and revising existing protocols, procedures and workflows, uploading documents to the Bureau of Water Supply’s digital asset management software (providing immediate access to DEP engineers) and managing metadata for the digital objects. 3. Archival Processing Intern: The selected candidate will work with the Records and Archives Management team to inventory archival reports, publications, and textual records relating to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply. The selected collections have been partially inventoried and are heavily used, making the completion of these inventories a priority. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. Qualifications: Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field. Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale) Preferred Skills: Interest in local history, government or engineering. For digitization projects must be able to stand for long periods of time; previous experience digitizing archival materials a plus. For wide-format digitization internship candidate must have confidence to handle oversize & fragile drawings safely. Selection Criteria: Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent organizational and planning skills; effective interpersonal skills; proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision; Compensation: Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; we are looking for a full-time commitment (Monday – Friday, 9 – 5). Internships are 10 weeks and run from the first week of June through Mid-August; interns must be able to commit for the full ten weeks. These dates include an orientation and a final presentation to the Commissioner. Location: The Archives is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan. To apply: In order to be eligible you must apply through the New York City website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/internships.shtml (Go to “search internships” and select “library sciences” as the category, we are internship listings “2013-1244-1246”). Please include cover letter and resume. The deadline for submissions is April 5th at 5pm. IMPORTANT: if you are interested in multiple internships you must apply to each one separately – you will only be considered for the positions for which you have submitted an application. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com. For more information about NYC Environmental Protection please visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dep or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nycwater.
The Society of Southwest Archivists is sponsoring the following upcoming workshop: Processing and Managing Congressional Papers Workshop February 22, 2013, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) - Willis Library, 4th floor classroom Congressional papers pose unique challenges to even the most seasoned archivists. This workshop will provide an overview of current thinking on congressional papers including acquisition, appraisal and processing. During this workshop we will look at sample processing plans, address electronic records issues and learn what to do if sensitive or classified documents are found within a collection. We will examine the types of documents typically encountered in congressional collections and their purpose within a congressional office. We will discuss the use of congressional papers in current research, how to promote the use of congressional papers and the unique benefits of holding congressional papers. Participants are encouraged to come ready to discuss challenges they face in their own collections. Instructor Morgan Davis Gieringer is the Head of Archives and Rare Books at the University of North Texas. She has served as the Head Project Archivist for Congressman Richard A. Gephardt's papers and as Senior Archivist at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Between 2008 and 2012 Morgan was Co-editor of the Congressional Papers Roundtable Newsletter. Instructor Robert Lay is the Archivist for the Carl Albert Congressional Archives at the University of Oklahoma. This workshop will inform archivists about the unique nature of congressional papers and special considerations in the acquisition, appraisal and processing of congressional papers. Participants will be better equipped to make the decisions necessary to work with these large and often complicated collections. Cost: $80; co-sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries Registration: You can register for the workshop by clicking here
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
OUT OF THE ORDINARY: PRESERVING PAPER-BASED EPHEMERA Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Providence, RI - May 2nd, 2013 Cosponsored & hosted by: Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design ABOUT THE PROGRAM This symposium will examine the myriad of challenges faced in preserving a wide variety of non-standard paper items produced in the 19th and 20th centuries, including paper dolls, greeting cards, posters, maps, blueprints, baseball cards, miniature books, scrapbooks, and oversize objects such as posters, maps, and blueprints . The size, the use of mixed media, and the often-transient nature of these objects add to the complexity of their preservation needs. This symposium will address the need to retain basic preservation guidelines while creatively developing effective storage and handling solutions for a variety of items. The program is intended for curators, librarians, archivists, collection managers, and others involved in the care of collections that include paper-based objects large and small. LOCATION & TIME Location: Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design 224 Benefit Street Providence, RI 02903 When: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM REGISTRATION & FEES $95 CCAHA members $110 Non-members Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available on our website at: www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar The Academy of Certified Archivists will award Accreditation Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this program. For more information, go to: www.certifiedarchivists.org. Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. To learn more about CCAHA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.ccaha.org. QUESTIONS? Call 215-545-0613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org About CCAHA The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is the country's largest nonprofit conservation facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations. CCAHA's mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage. CCAHA specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA also offers digital imaging services, on-site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and emergency conservation services. For information on additional educational opportunities, visit www.ccaha.org or find us on Facebook.
Photograph Preservation Workshop Series at the Carmel Clay Public Library, February - April, 2013 Do you have questions about photograph copyright, archives management, digital imaging, dating, and preservation? Attend any of the six workshops sponsored by the Carmel Clay Historical Society, the Carmel Clay Public Library, and Heritage Photo & Research Services. Three free workshops are for the general public interested in dating and identifying family photos, starting a scanning project, and preserving digital files. The other three, full-day workshops are geared toward collections professionals working in historical societies, libraries, archives, and museums. The $35 fee includes lunch and extensive hand-outs. This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities and with additional funding from the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau. These three workshops are for archivists, librarians, museum staff, and collection professionals: Librarian attendees may receive an LEU (Library Education Unit) Certificate at the workshop by emailing your name in advance to email@example.com. Managing Photographic Collections, Monday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. * Introduction to Photographic Processes and Formats * Archival Basics: Appraisal, Accessioning, Arrangement * Cataloging and Archival Description * Group Exercise: Mystery Photography Assessment * Preservation Basics * Providing Access: Digital Imaging, Duplication, Copyright Presented by John Harris and Joan Hostetler, owners of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - Collections: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5056403840 Photographic Collections: Marketing and Understanding Copyright, Tuesday, February 12, 9:00 a.m. [This workshop teaches the basics of photograph preservation, fair use, public domain, sharing images on the internet, offering a copy service, and marketing photographic collections.] * Understanding Copyright and Fair Use - Donna L. Ferullo, Director, University Copyright Office, Purdue University * Managing a Photo Duplication Service - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services and Susan Sutton, Indiana Historical Society * What would you do? (Break-out groups to discuss photograph requests) * Roundtable - Question and answer period Registration - Collections: http://photographcopyright.eventbrite.com/ Digitizing Photographic Collections, Monday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. * Scanning Primer: Scanning Basics - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services * How to Scan: Step-by-Step - John Harris, Heritage Photo & Research Services * PastPerfect Software, Stewart Lauterbach, Howard County Historical Society * Digital Preservation - Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo & Research Services * Indiana Memory and Funding Sources - Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Indiana State Library * Roundtable - Questions and discussion Registration - Photographs: http://digitizingphotocollections.eventbrite.com/ View more details or register online: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1669084374?s=11622784. The following free public workshops are of interest to genealogists, scrapbookers, and photo collectors: Capturing Carmel in Historic Photographs, Thursday, March 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Carmel-area residents are invited to this free slide presentation highlighting some of the nearly 1,000 photographs recently scanned and cataloged by the Carmel Clay Historical Society. CCHS director Katherine Dill will showcase images dating from the Civil War to the present, contrasting the images with what is on the site today. Registration - http://capturingcarmel.eventbrite.com/ Care and Identification of Family Photographs, Saturday, March 23, 9:00 a.m. - noon Old family photographs are among the first items people rescue in times of catastrophe, yet many of us do little to ensure their long-term preservation. This three-hour workshop will discuss: *Dating and identifying photos based on process and format *Finding dating clues within old images: clothing, photographers, license plates, etc. *Ideal storage environment *Photo safe enclosures and albums *Properly marking photographs *Sharing images via online sites *Preservation of digital photographs Participants are encouraged to bring mystery or interesting photographs for a brief show-and-tell session or email photos in advance. Presented by Joan Hostetler of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - http://careofphotos.eventbrite.com/ Preserving Digital Photographs, Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. - noon Digital photography has gradually dominated since the 1990s, but will our descendants ever see our electronic photographs? It is highly unlikely unless we take steps to preserve the images and keep up with the latest technology. Come learn about: *The basics: what is a digital photograph? *Technical standards for good images *Scanning old family photos *Selecting equipment *Pros and cons of digital storage devices *Cloud back-up *Digital Preservation Presented by John Harris and Joan Hostetler, owners of Heritage Photo & Research Services Registration - http://digitalpreservation.eventbrite.com/ Questions? Contact: Joan Hostetler, Heritage Photo and Research Services 716 Dorman Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 771-4129 firstname.lastname@example.org www.heritagephotoresearch.com Sign up now for our Photograph Preservation Workshop Series in Carmel, Ind.
Educational Opportunity in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ! HOUSING SOLUTIONS Practical knowledge of preservation materials and housing design is necessary to protect collection items. This workshop will address concerns in creating safe and effective housings for the storage and display of paper art and artifacts. Topics will address the materials, use, and benefits of various types of housing, from simple folders and polyester sleeves, to oversized rolled storage and framing. Participants will have the opportunity to create a few simple enclosures. *Limited to 24 participants Date/Location: March 13, 2013 - Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm Speaker: Jessica Makin, Manager of Housing & Framing, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Registration Fee: $35 (includes $10 materials fee) Registration Deadline: February 27, 2013 Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at http://www.cvent.com/d/jcq4yw Can't make it to Hasbrouck Heights? This program will also be offered in: Morristown, NJ June 11, 2013 Millville, NJ June 18, 2013 Manalapan, NJ June 20, 2013 Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at email@example.com
Travel Grant Competition The Department of Special Collections Washington University Libraries St. Louis, Missouri Application Deadline: March 15, 2013. Travel must occur between May 15, 2013 and June 30, 2014. Travel reimbursement grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and independent scholars who would like to use our collections for research. Funds may be used for transportation, food, lodging, and photocopying. Applicants must reside at least 50 miles from St. Louis. Additional information is available at http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/tg/tg2013.html An application form is available at http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/tg/TravelGrantApplicationForm2013.pdf. The Department of Special Collections is a multi-faceted research institution that contains materials related to a wide variety of academic disciplines. Below is a listing of some of our major collections: Film and Media Archive: The Film and Media Archive is committed to the preservation of documentary film and other media which chronicle America's great political and social movements, with a particular emphasis on the African-American experience. The collections of prominent filmmakers Henry Hampton (Eyes on the Prize) and William Miles (I Remember Harlem) include hundreds of hours of high quality programming and feature a comprehensive and diverse array of primary interviews, photos, archival footage, and written documents gathered and generated during the film production process. For more information, contact Nadia Ghasedi at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (314) 935-6154, or visit our on-line catalog at http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/filmandmedia/.
Manuscripts: Collections of literary papers, press archives, and magazine archives. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of major 20th-century literary figures including James Merrill, Samuel Beckett, Howard Nemerov, Stanley Elkin, William Gass, Mona Van Duyn, and many others. For more information, contact Joel Minor at email@example.com or (314) 935-5413, or visit http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/manuscripts/.
Modern Graphic History Library: Dedicated to acquiring and preserving distinguished works of modern illustration and pictorial graphic culture. Focusing on artists' working materials and sketches as well as finished artworks, the range of the collection extends from book, magazine, and advertising illustration to graphic novels, comics, poster design, pictorial information design, and animation. In addition, the collection also contains the archives of fine artists like Ernest Trova that have a relationship with popular culture and mass media. For more information, contact Skye Lacerte at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 935-7741, or visit http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/MGHL/.
Rare Books: Collection strengths include the history of books and printing, especially the English Arts & Crafts movement; the book arts; semeiology and the history of non-verbal communication; a collection of Little Black Sambo books and related objects; and 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature complementing the modern literary archives housed in the manuscript unit. For more information, contact Erin Davis at email@example.com or (314) 935-5583, or visit http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/rarebooks/.
University Archives: The Washington University Archives is comprised of more than 300 unique collections. Most collections chronicle the history of Washington University from 1853 to the present day. These diverse collections range from the writings of University co-founder William G. Eliot, to student produced publications, and professional and personal papers of faculty members such as Arthur Holly Compton. Other collections relate to 20th-century St. Louis history, with a focus on business, transportation, politics, social welfare, urban planning, and architecture. For more information, contact Sonya Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 935-9730, or visit http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/archives/.
An application form is available at http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/tg/TravelGrantApplicationForm2013.pdf.
The Department of Special Collections, Washington University Libraries
The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections seeks a graduate student intern for Summer 2013. As a regional history manuscript collection, the Michigan Tech Archives collects material which documents the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, including its historic copper mining industry ( http://blogs.mtu.edu/archives/2013/02/04/archives-seeking-2013-summer-intern/ ). The intern selected will receive substantive experience in both public service and collections handling activities. The intern will assist in day-to-day public service activities, including greeting and assisting researchers, retrieving and shelving historical records, and assisting university and community patrons with use and duplication of materials. Public service will be particularly critical during the FinnFest celebration and the Historical Society of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula History Conference, both scheduled in June 2013. The intern will also gain experience in organizing, describing, and processing archival collections. S/he will apply theories of appraisal, organization, and description to working manuscript collections. This includes researching people or events covered by a collection, sorting, cleaning, arranging, boxing, and creating a full finding aid complete with appropriate index terms. Requirements: - Enrolled in a Master’s Degree program in Library & Information Science specializing in archival studies. - Knowledge of contemporary archival practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement and description, and familiarity with DACS, LCSH, and AAT. - Demonstrated analytical and research skills. - Ability to work independently and exercise initiative, discretion, and judgment. - Ability to work collegially and effectively with others. - Knowledge of basic computing and software in the Microsoft Office Suite. This is a summer position from June 3 to August 30, 2013, although the start and end dates are flexible. The intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week and will be paid at the rate of $10.00 per hour. There are no benefits included with this position and the successful candidate will be expected to cover his or her own travel expenses to Houghton, Michigan. Although housing is not provided, Archives staff can assist the successful candidate in exploring local housing options. Enjoy exquisite scenery, moderate temperatures, and many different outdoor activities! To submit an application for this position please mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter and current resume to: Michigan Technological University Archives Attn: Graduate Student Summer Intern Position Van Pelt and Opie Library 1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931 email@example.com tel: 906-487-2505 fax: 906-487-2357 Review of applications will begin on April 8.