Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CFP - Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2012

Call for Session Proposals !!! Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2012 The 7th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE) will be held in Annapolis, Maryland at the Lowes, December 4-6, 2012. The BPE is a conference that focuses on the management of digital information in state government, and it brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned. Following the format of past Best Practices Exchanges we encourage you, the attendees, to present your projects and experiences, successes, failures and lessons learned. Please visit our website for registration and hotel information: (Special thanks to Kelly Eubank and North Carolina for taking care of the web site!) We have developed a pdf form for suggesting a session proposal. If you are interested in doing a presentation, please request the form via email to Megan at The deadline for proposal suggestions is October 12.

Workshop- Disaster Preparedness and Response

*Joslyn Castle Trust Archive Education Program presents:* ** *Disaster Preparedness and Response for Archive, Library, and Museum Collections: Organizing Your Toolkit* ** *Friday - October 12, 2012 - 9:30 - 4:00* *Joslyn Castle, Omaha, Nebraska* ** *Presented by Julie Page - *Co-Coordinator of the California Preservation Program (CPP) and the Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESPAS) *Cost is 60.00 : Includes lunch* ** *When the pipe breaks, the fire starts, or the earth moves, what will you do? * *In the first moments of an emergency, personal safety is a priority, but once everyone is safe you may be faced with the overwhelming job of putting your facility back in order. The success you have will be the result of how well you have prepared:** * What do you do first? Who needs to be involved? How can you avoid damaging the materials you are trying to rescue? How do you help staff cope with the trauma? This workshop present the following topics: - Developing a simple disaster response plan - Using practical decision-making skills during an emergency - Training staff to implement your plan effectively - Prioritizing for your collections rescue and recovery Salvaging books, documents, photos, and archival materials ** Any questions? please contact Anne Sibbernsen Johns (Archive Program Coordinator for Joslyn Castle) at: *For further details and registration please contact:* *Enrollment is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis. All registrations must be paid and received by September 28, 2012. A minimum number of registrations must be received by September 28, 2012 or the workshop is subject to cancellation.

Symposium - Archiving the Arts

Archiving the Arts: addressing preservation in the creative process Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Michelson Theater NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Cinema Studies 721 Broadway, 6th Floor New York, NY 10003 Presented by: Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at NYU and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP) Archiving the Arts unlocks dialogue concerning preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect. Unlike corporate or policy-based content, independent media art evolves and is often born from fleeting processes, creative approaches, and undocumented methods. Its unique development deserves to be addressed by both its makers and those who fight for its welfare after creation. Our primary goal is to straddle an antiquated divide. Instead of finite responsibilities dictated by title, archivists and artists must learn to work collaboratively in the complex independent media environment. Join us on October 13 as we bridge the gap! Register at: Archiving the Arts is part of New York Archives Week, which is organized by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. 9:00 AM Registration Opens/Breakfast Reception 9:45 AM Welcome Jeff Martin - Executive Director, IMAP Kathryn Gronsbell - Moving Image Archiving & Preservation, NYU and President, AMIA @ NYU 10:00 AM Preventive Preservation Moderated by Seth Anderson - Digital Preservation Consultant, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions Collaborative Curation: Designing for Preservation Ben Fino-Radin - Digital Conservator, Rhizome at the New Museum In the collection and preservation of born digital works, often the most effective methods of preservation are enabled by decisions made by the artist during the creative process. This presentation will explore cases of born-digital works from the collection of the Rhizome ArtBase, that were designed in a manner that affords effective and unobtrusive collection and preservation, as well as new modes of institutional collaboration with the creators of web platforms employed by artists. Partnering to Promote Best Practices to Preserve Independent Media Art Michele L. Wozny - PEAR Writing Studios Media artists and artist-run centres across Canada are actively strategizing how best to develop partnerships between funders and stakeholders, including archives, distributors and collectors, in order to promote long-term access and thereby stimulate the preservation of independent media artworks. This presentation will explore recommendations for such a life-cycle model that involve AMAAS (Alberta Media Art Alliance Society), AFA (Alberta Foundation for the Arts) and the Provincial Archives of Alberta. ArtLog: an online participative archive facilitating artists to self document their artistic process Yvonne Desmond - Dublin Institute for Technology The presentation will discuss the elements of artistic process and the possibilities for documentation. The development of the archive is also a means of averting the threat to the loss of trace evidence of artistic process inherent in the mass adoption of technology in the 21st century. 11:00 AM Technically Speaking: The Archivist, the Artist, and the Digital Realm Architecting the World's First Fine Art Digital Conservation Repository at the Museum of Modern Art Kara Van Malssen, Senior Consultant, AudioVisual Preservation Solutions Digital artworks are uniquely complex, often having multiple dependencies, such as operating systems, software, libraries, programming languages, and various types of hardware. Artists write custom software, create custom hardware, and use ephemeral online data sources. Even seemingly simple works, such as single channel video, depend on specific video and audio codecs for playback. Recognizing the requirements associated with the long-term conservation of these works, the Museum of Modern Art is developing a flexible, dedicated environment for digital collections management, the first of its kind in the world. This presentation will discuss work to date on the repository, next steps, and future plans. Intangible Interactivity: Tracing the History of an Art/Tech Program 1979-Present Matt Epler and Kate Watson - Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts, NYU A summary of the genesis and ongoing efforts to archive thesis projects at the nation's pioneering program in technology and media art. Housing almost every imaginable format of media, the collection represents a unique look at how technology has developed alongside culture and economy in the past 3+ decades, with an emphasis on experimentation and alternative use. 11:45 AM Lunch 1:15 PM Discussion Forum - Selections from the Studio to the Archive This session will serve as the basis for an upcoming IMAP workshop on issues raised at Archiving the Arts. We invite you to an informal, open-format discussion addressing preservation in the creative process. Presenters and attendees will tackle issues encountered by professionals and amateurs on both sides of the content divide. Special guests to be announced. 2:30 PM Audiovisual Documentation of Transitory Works Moderated by Erica Titkemeyer - Moving Image Archiving & Preservation, NYU Archives and the afterlife of ephemeral works of art Megan McShea - Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art Traces of ephemeral arts sometimes surface in surprising ways in the archival repository. McShea will share a few examples of archival audiovisual media and other documentation of ephemeral art forms from the pre-digital era, and use those examples as a jumping-off point for a discussion of the variety and qualities of art documentation that may exist for artworks that no longer exist, at least in the form in which they were initially presented by the artist. How can the creators and keepers of these records, including artists and other documentarians, ensure that it will persist into the future? Creating Something Out of Nothing - documenting the short-lived on a shoestring Paul Bryan - photographer/videographer/artist, art studio owner Jason Flowers - photographer/videographer/sound artist Holly Stevens - art historian/archivist What are the best practices for documenting transitory or ephemeral works of art? This discussion will focus on practical solutions to identifying and preserving transitory, interactive, ephemeral or site-specific works of art. Capturing a New York Minute Aliee Chan/Bettina Katie Warshaw-Writers/Performers The cast and creative partners of the FringeNYC 2012 show Aliee & Bettina’s (sort of) Grown-Up Sleepover discuss the climate of off-off Broadway theatrical community members in relation to self-preservation and the idea of ‘the archive’ in the performance community. 4:00 PM Create / Restore / Migrate / Preserve - Media Arts Theories and Practices Before I Got My Eye Put Out: The Cynthia Maughan Archive Jonathan Furmanski, Associate Conservator for audiovisual materials at the Getty Research Institute Between 1973 and 1980 the artist Cynthia Maughan (b. 1949) created upwards of three hundred discrete video works, most no longer than a few minutes each. While she was included in several high profile exhibitions of the 1970s, only a few of these works exist outside of her personal archive now housed at the Getty Research Institute. An examination of this remarkable and quirky artist will introduce topics ranging from tape degradation, transfer techniques, cataloging and metadata protocols for digital access to file based video storage, the mourning rituals of small twigs, explaining incarceration to cats and the probability of miniature skeletons made from toothpicks. Practicing Preservation For and With Video Artists Desiree Leary , Media Art Collection Manager at Electronic Arts Intermix For the past four decades Electronic Arts Intermix has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art. Over the years EAI has has preserved several key works of media art including the works of Carolee Schneemann, Lawrence Weiner, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, and Joan Jonas. This presentation will discuss EAI’s current preservation practices and projects, which include restoring the work of Tony Ramos, revising EAI’s Media Art Resource Guide and efforts to help artists become more aware of best practices in preserving their work. An Artist’s Perspective Peter d’Agostino - Professor of Film and Media Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia This presentation explores the process of creating new work and reviews exhibition, distribution, and archival preservation methodologies. D’Agostino will review projects from the 1970s to 2010s including: The Walk Series (1973-74) video ’documentation / performances’ of walks in San Francisco; CHUNG: Still Another Meaning (1977) a photo / text / video installation; coming & going: PARIS [Metro], a film / video / text installation (1978); and, video / web projects (1973- 2012) on 5:00 PM Farewell and adjourn -- Kristin MacDonough

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Conference - 2012 A Preservation Odyssey

2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future The Conference will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012. The venue will be the William McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (Registration and check-in). Program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Special Public Program sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Film Preservation in the Digital Age" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The conference will address how new challenges and opportunities are shaping preservation strategies. Within this framework, speakers will focus on conservation, reformatting, storage technology, and the ways in which these program activities are evolving toward new solutions. A session on education and outreach will highlight innovative methods to share information and engage users through social media and training. The list of speakers and individual topics includes: Keynote Speaker David M. Rubenstein Philanthropist and Co-founder of The Carlyle Group Doris Hamburg - Director of Preservation Programs National Archives and Records Administration Ronald D. Weiss - President Arkival Technology Corporation John Faundeen - EROS Center Archivist U.S. Geological Survey Amy Lubick - Senior Paper Conservator and Conservation Digitization Coordinator Sara Shpargel - Senior Photograph Conservator Susan Page - Senior Paper Conservator National Archives and Records Administration Brad Lawrence - Computer Science Lead Kennedy Advanced Visualization Environments Digital Image Analysis Facility - Kennedy Space Center Nancy E. Kraft - Head of Preservation and Conservation University of Iowa Libraries Beth Doyle - Head of Conservation Services Department Duke University Libraries The Registration Fee is $125.00 (standard) and $75.00 for students. Food and beverages are included in the fee. Please register early, as seating in the McGowan Theater is limited. More information, including a printable registration form and flyer, is available at

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grant - further research relating to history and history librarianship

The History Section of ALA/RUSA is pleased to announce The History Section/Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award. The grant is available for projects that “further research relating to history and history librarianship.“ Interested? Learn the details at: The deadline for applications is December 15, 2012.

Scholarships - e-government librarian

The Information Policy & Access Center ( in the iSchool at the University of Maryland College Park, in partnership with the American Library Association, received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for 15 Masters of Library Science (MLS) e-government librarian degree scholarships. This unique program is for students interested in careers in librarianship and other information sciences as specialists in digital government information and e-government services. The program will prepare graduates to take advantage of the evolving range of e-government and digital government information services. The program is online, and will begin in Fall 2013. Applications are currently being accepted for up to 25 students. Tuition scholarships (10 at the in-state tuition rate and 5 at the out-of-state tuition rate) are available to 15 highly qualified applicants to the program. Applications are due by February 1, 2013. The program entails four key components that will educate the next generation of government information and e-government librarians: Coursework. The coursework will serve as the intellectual and conceptual basis for the evolving government information environment. Practice. Through field study placements with the Government Information Online ( community, the U.S. Government Printing Office, and others, students will develop applied government information skills. Field placements can be either virtual or face-to-face. Professional. Through presentations, discussions, and other online interactive approaches, as well as attendance at the Fall 2014 Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) meeting, students are exposed to leading scholars and practitioners throughout the program. Scholarship. Through inclusion in the review process of Government Information Quarterly, students will publish government resource reviews, contribute to furthering scholarship in government information, and learn the publication process. The project principles will also work with students to publish manuscripts in key areas of government information and e-government. This program builds on a prior successful LB21 grant funded by IMLS that graduated its first cohort in August 2012. Information regarding the program and application process is available at Specific questions regarding the scholarship grant should be directed to John Bertot (

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Workshop - Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist's Toolkit

Creating DACS-compliant finding aids using the Archivist's Toolkit Date: Friday, September 21, 2012 from 9AM-4PM Location: Georgia State Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road Morrow, GA 30260. Room 210 Abstract: Take advantage of simple tools and current standards to describe your collections in a stream-lined workflow! This one-day workshop will consist of 2 parts: a review of the elements of DACS- Describing Archives, A Content Standard- and an instructional, hands-on workshop using the Archivist's Toolkit to create DACS-compliant finding aids. Participants should be familiar with archival arrangement and description and have past experience creating finding aids using MS Word or other word processing programs; they should also be aware of EAD- Encoded Archival Description- though mastery is not required. Each participant should bring a laptop with the Archivist's Toolkit Sandbox (Version 2.0) downloaded onto it ( and a short, medium, and long finding aid (both with series and subseries and without) to enter as practice. Register at Please address any questions or concerns to Dana Miller,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FREE workshop - Disaster Preparedness for Collections

ARE YOU READY? Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections Salem, Oregon: Friday, October 5, 2012 – Oregon State Library – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library Workshop instructor: Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State University ************************************************************************ Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! This workshop will: • Help you assess your vulnerabilities • Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise • Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster • Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness Who should attend: When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together on disaster preparedness activities: • Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness • Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection • Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making Requirements for attendance: • A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections response/recovery • A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness • A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop) Cost: No fee; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS workshop: For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich For general & content information contact: Kristen Kern

Webinar - The Future of Audio Visual Materials

Title: Fast-Forward>>The Future of Audio Visual Materials When: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central, Friday, September 7, 2012 Where: Online - from the comfort of your office Website: The Fast Forward conference brings together a group of speakers who have practical experience working with all types of collections and the issues surrounding them. Preservation and access is an immediate concern for these collections, and developing a strategy of how to deal with them is imperative. Well known speaker George Blood knows about this firsthand and will kick off the conference with his keynote. Two concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are: --Sounds like...?:Assessment Tools for Audio/Visual Collections, presented by Ann Marie Willer of MIT --How Can My A/V Collection Become Relevant Again?, presented by Jennifer M. Eustis of University of Connecticut Libraries --Reeling in Your Library's Film Materials: Identification & Care Basics, presented by Nadia Ghasedi of Washington University in St. Louis --Solving Processing Problems by Siobhan C. Hagan of the University of California at Los Angeles --Audiovisual Preservation You Can Hold On To, presented by Kimberly Peach of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections For the complete schedule and to register, click here, Early bird registration ends August 24, 2012. Don't forget - with Amigos Online conferences - you not only attend the live sessions you want but also get access to ALL the recorded presentations!


EZRA JACK KEATS/JANINA DOMANSKA de GRUMMOND CHILDREN'S LITERATURE COLLECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM This fellowship program, established by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the Janina Domanska Literary Estate, and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, awards grants to scholars engaged in projects based substantially on the holdings of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. Please email Curator Ellen Ruffin if you have questions about the Fellowship. An application form is available online. I. PURPOSE The purpose of this program is to encourage imaginative and productive research in children's literature and specifically to encourage and facilitate scholarly use of the resources of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi. This collection focuses on American and British children's literature, historical as well as contemporary. Original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1,300 authors and illustrators are a special emphasis of the Collection. In addition, more than 160,000 published volumes, dating from 1530 to the present and including more than 250 magazine titles, are contained in the Collection. Among the resources available for use are the original illustrations, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, dummies, preliminary sketches, photographs, and correspondence of award winning author/illustrators Ezra Jack Keats and Janina Domanska. II. ELIGIBILITY Grants up to $1582 may be made to applicants of any discipline who engage in projects which require substantial use of the de Grummond Collection. Awards will be based upon the applicant's scholarly qualifications, the merits of the proposal submitted, and the appropriateness of the proposal to the resources of the de Grummond Collection. Preference will be given to projects which have a good likelihood of being published. Fellowship monies can be used for travel, lodging, and meals, and must be expended by May 31, 2013. III. CONDITIONS Recipients will be requested to submit a short report of their research at the de Grummond Collection and will be obligated to provide the Collection with a copy of any publication that was made possible by the fellowship. Publications resulting in full or part from this support should include an acknowledgement of the Ezra Jack Keats/Janina Domanska de Grummond Collection Fellowship. IV. TO APPLY An application can be printed from this website or may be obtained from the address below. Mail the completed application, postmarked by October 31, 2012 to: Ellen Ruffin, Curator de Grummond Children's Literature Collection The University of Southern Mississippi 118 College Dr., #5148 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 You may e-mail it to

Friday, August 17, 2012

Virtual Conference: eBooks: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future

Register Now for SEFLIN’s Virtual Conference eBooks: Benefits, Challenges, and the Future September 21, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm (Eastern Time, US and Canada) Find out more and register at: Seats are limited, so register now! Produced by SEFLIN (Southeast Florida Library Information Network), this is a one-day online conference highlighting the impact of eBooks on libraries. Presenters include: Stephen Abram (Gale-Cengage Learning) Chad Mairn (Novare Library Services) Nik Osborne, J.D. (Indiana University) Jamie LaRue (Douglas County Libraries, Colorado) Sue Polanka (Wright State University Libraries) These leading experts will discuss eBook trends, self-publishing and digital textbooks, barriers to and models for eBook lending, helpful eReader tips and tricks for library staff, and the future of eBooks in libraries. This is a virtual conference, so there are no travel costs. Register as a group, so your entire staff can attend sessions that fit their schedules. Join information professionals around the world, and interact with library leaders and experts in the field. Hear about solutions and strategies for providing high demand e-content to your library patrons. Fully accessible via mobile devices too! Recordings of the conference sessions will be available after the conference for all registered attendees. Registration is Required for Attending this Conference: The registration fee is $25 for individuals and $45 for groups and is required for those outside of Florida. Registration fees for Library staff working in the State of Florida have been underwritten by grant funding. Find out more and register at:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Workshop- Scenario Planning& Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Scenario Planning& Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections Salem, Oregon: Friday, October 5, 2012 – Oregon State Library – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library Workshop instructor: Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State University ************************************************************************ Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it willwork in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster hasoccurred! This workshop will: • Help you assess your vulnerabilities • Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise • Explore how collaborations can help you respond to adisaster • Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness Who should attend: When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institutionto work together on disaster preparedness activities: • Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness • Administrator and/or manager responsible for thebuilding/collection • Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible fordecision-making Requirements for attendance: • A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includescollections response/recovery • A letter of institutional commitment to explorecollaboration to optimize preparedness • A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3weeks before workshop) Cost: No fee; just your time, energy, and institutionalcommitment. Funding provided by the National Endowment for theHumanities. Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at:WESTPAS workshop: For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich For general & content information contact: Kristen Kern

CFP - New England Archivists Meeting

Spring 2013 New England Archivists Meeting College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts March 21-23, 2013 Program Focus: Creative Collaborations The New England Archivists Spring 2013 Program Committee invites you to submit proposals for the spring 2013 meeting, which will coincide with the organization's 40th-anniversary celebration. The focus of the program will be on creative, unique, and/or unexpected collaborations within and across institutional boundaries. How are archivists and records keepers of all stripes partnering with others both inside and outside of the profession to further their goals in the areas of access, research, preservation, education, advocacy, and/or outreach? Sessions may be theoretical, practical, and/or case-based in nature; focus on small- or large-scale collaborations (both successful and not so successful); and take any form (panel discussion, individual speaker, workshop, lightning round, PechaKucha, roundtable discussion, debate, etc.). Overall, the goal is to focus less on “here’s what we did” and more on “here's how others may benefit or learn from our experience.” We are hoping to receive a broad array of proposals from throughout the New England region. Your submissions should include the names and contact information of all participants. Please submit your proposals by Friday, September 14, to Peter Rawson ( and Amanda Strauss ( *Sent on behalf of the NEA Spring 2013 Program Committee:*

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CFP - Florida Library Association Conference

Now Accepting 2013 Conference Program Proposals The Florida Library Association Conference Committee invites you to submit proposals for programs at the 2013 Conference in Orlando, May 1-3. Proposals will be accepted until August 20, 2012. This year's theme – “New Possibilities and Partnerships” - highlights opportunities for improving and introducing new and better products and services. It reflects a positive approach to working within exciting but challenging times by enhancing old partnerships and identifying new ones. Of course, libraries have always been on the lookout for new possibilities and partnerships. We eagerly adopt new ideas, technologies, services and programs if they show promise to improve our patrons' experiences. What could be better than a conference brimming with examples of creative and effective methods of partnering and bringing untried possibilities to fruition? We invite you to submit a proposal to present a sixty, seventy-five or ninety-minute breakout session by visiting * Help We are using an online service called If you have any problems using the form please contact Ruth O'Donnell, 850-322-5005 * Login and Password When you are online and in the proposal form, you can set up an account with a login and password that can be used to return to your saved online form after your initial submission. Be sure to note your login and password as no one at FLA will be able to get it for you. The same CLICK HERE link is used to set up your login and password and to get back into your submitted form. * Copy of Your Proposal After you click on SUBMIT on the last page of the form, an email with a PDF file of your form as submitted will be sent to you. If you never click on SUBMIT your form will not be saved. * Acceptance Information You will be informed whether or not your program was accepted in early November 2012. Debbie Deborah Robinson Director of Library Services Tallahassee Community College 444 Appleyard Drive Tallahassee, FL 32304 850-201-8396 830-201-8380 (fax)

CFP - “In the Driver’s Seat: MAC at Indy”

Program submissions for “In the Driver’s Seat: MAC at Indy” are rolling in. We have extended the deadline for panel and workshop proposals to September 20. We are also making space available for 5-minute lightning talks -- open mic-style or theme-based, it all depends on you so send in your suggestions today! The full Call for Proposals and submission form are available online at Graduate student poster proposals are due December 10th. Students may use the same submissions form linked above and may contact Stephanie Bricking ( for questions. Thanks to the LAC for finding space for our up-and-comers! If you have an idea and you are looking for collaborators, post it to the MAC Facebook page at or ask the PC co-chairs for help Anne Thomason ( and Meg Miner (

CFP - The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians: “Social Entrepreneurship in Action” Call for Proposals As David Bornstein and Susan Davis succinctly define, “Social entrepreneurship is a process by which citizens build or transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption, in order to make life better for many.”* At the third “Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians,” sponsored by the libraries at Wake Forest University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, we will explore the paths by which librarians have engaged 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 We seek presentations from librarians and information professionals about projects that have transformed library services or have provided solutions to social problems. The successful presentation could include: An innovative approach that used social entrepreneurship to fill an unmet need or promoted change A description of how a solution was designed and implemented A discussion of lessons learned and what could have been done differently A description of the keys to a successful project A tone that inspires social entrepreneurship, no matter how small the project The conference will feature keynote addresses from noted professionals in our field: · Mandy Henk, Librarian at The People’s Librarian, Occupy Wall Street, as well as the Coordinator of Access Services at DePauw University. · Brian Mathews, Associate Dean for Learning and Outreach at Virginia Tech’s University Libraries. Creator of the popular blog, “The Ubiquitous Librarian,” Mathews recently wrote “Think Like a Startup: A White Paper to Inspire Library Entrepreneurialism.” · Michael Porter, President of Library Renewal, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding equitable ways for library users to access electronic content. Conference dates and location: May 16 & 17, 2013 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro For more information please see the conference web page or Formats: Presentations may be made in one of two formats: One-hour break-out sessions with 45 minutes for presenting and 15 minutes for Q&A. These may be panels or single presenters. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Five minute "lightning rounds" with time for Q&A after all have presented. Only a microphone will be provided so be prepared without visual aids! Proposals should include a description of 25-50 words. Submission Deadline: Proposals will be accepted until November 1, 2012. Please click here for the submission form or For more information about submissions, contact: Ellen Makaravage Kimberly Lutz

Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data

WEBINAR: NISO/DCMI Webinar: Metadata for Managing Scientific Research Data DATE: August 22, 2012 TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) EVENT WEBPAGE: ABOUT THE WEBINAR The past few years have seen increased attention to national and international policies for data archiving and sharing. Chief motivators include the proliferation of digital data and a growing interest in research data and supplemental information as a part of the framework for scholarly communication. Key objectives include not only preservation of scientific research data, but making data accessible to verify research findings and support the reuse and repurposing of data. Metadata figures prominently in these undertakings, and is critical for the success of any data repositories or archiving initiative, hence increased attention to metadata for scientific data -- specifically for metadata standards development and interoperability, data curation and metadata generation processes, data identifiers, name authority control (for scientists), Linked Data, ontology and vocabulary work, and data citation standards. This NISO/DCMI webinar will provide a historical perspective and an overview of current metadata practices for managing scientific data, with examples drawn from operational repositories and community-driven data science initiatives. It will discuss challenges and potential solutions for metadata generation, identifiers, name authority control, Linked Data, and data citation. SPEAKERS Jane Greenberg, professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the SILS Metadata Research Center, is well known for research and writing on topics ranging from automatic metadata creation to metadata best practices, ontology research, Semantic Web, data repositories, thesauri, and scientific data curation. She has served as Principal Investigator or partner on a number of grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health, and actively participates in organizations such as the American Library Association, American Society for Information Science and Technology, and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Jane is the recipient of the 2012 Margaret Mann Citation from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Thomas Baker, Chief Information Officer of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, has recently co-chaired the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group and the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data. REGISTRATION Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on August 22, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and DCMI members and students. Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year. Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:

Workshop - Care and Identification of Photographs

Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital) September 17-20, 2012: Philadelphia, PA (American Philosophical Society) FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION: _________________________________________________________________ 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 registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $795 (STUDENT PRICE $645) and includes a handheld microscope and a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for $75. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 14. 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

Online workshops - UW-Milwaukee

The Professional Development Institute at the School of Information Studies (SOIS) at UW-Milwaukee has some online continuing education courses that may be of interest to those in the archives field. Document Detective Work September 17 - October 26 Instructor: Dr. Kimberly Anderson Exploring Access and Privacy Legal Issues for Archivists, Librarians, and Information Professionals September 24 - November 2 Instructor: Menzi Behrnd-Klodt Designing Marketing Materials Using Adobe Creative Suite (no software required) November 12 - December 14 Instructor: Rebecca Hall Course Registration To see our diverse offers and register visit: We've partnered with Ed2Go to offer online courses including beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses covering all the Microsoft & Adobe products, we design, and CSS. Explore all these options at:

Workshop- Archival Instruction: Promoting Collections, Information Literacy and Collaboration

Registration is now open for the December 6th MARAC workshop: *Archival Instruction: Promoting Collections, Information Literacy and Collaboration.* Jason Byrd and I will lead this day-long workshop on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. This is a workshop similar to the one we offered in April at MARAC in Cape May, NJ. We encourage those at any level of archival instruction experience to attend. Information is available at

Fellowship - Curtis G. Lloyd Research Fellowship

The Lloyd Library and Museum (LLM) Proudly Announces the Inaugural Curtis G. Lloyd Research Fellowship for the Academic Year 2013-14 Named after the youngest Lloyd brother of Lloyd Brothers, Pharmacists, Inc. (1885-1936), the fellowship honors the work of Curtis Gates, pharmacist, botanist, and mycologist, in building the collections of LLM as Chief Acquisitions Officer. The fellowship is for a period of one to three months, with a possible extension of up to three months for work that is primarily based on resources within LLM collections. Research topics can include, but are not limited to the following: Medicinal Botany Organic/Botanical/Medicinal Chemistry Natural History Early travel and exploration Ethnobotany History of Science, Medicine, and Pharmacy Pharmacognosy/Natural Product Development Visual Arts Cultural, Ethnic, and Social history Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Successful candidates will hold at minimum a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Fellows will be expected to work at LLM at least two full days per week for the duration of their fellowship. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be a U.S. lawful permanent resident. The stipend is $2,500.00 per month for the duration of the fellowship. Any expenses incurred beyond the amount of the fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellow. LLM collections are largely unparalleled in depth and breadth of topics relating to botany, pharmacy, and phytomedicine. Fellows will have work space provided and supervised stacks privileges as appropriate will be made available, along with photocopying and other imaging capabilities. The library has a stellar reputation and is well-regarded by scholars throughout the world, all with a diverse range of expertise and interests. Please visit for further information about the library and its collections. Upon completion of the fellowship, Fellows are expected to deliver a public lecture or presentation of an appropriate nature; an art show; or, a print publication with the approval of the Fellowship Committee on the Fellow's topic of research. Acknowledgement of the fellowship and LLM are expected in the chosen outcome. Interested candidates should submit in writing, either via postal service or email, a resum?, unofficial transcripts (successful candidates will be asked to submit official transcripts), and a research proposal (at least two pages, single-spaced) about how LLM's collections are relevant to and will be used in the candidate's research. Applications due by January 15, 2013. For questions, please email: The Lloyd Library and Museum, located at 917 Plum Street, downtown Cincinnati, is a local and regional cultural treasure. The library was developed in the nineteenth century by the Lloyd brothers-John Uri, Curtis Gates, and Nelson Ashley to provide reference sources for Lloyd Brothers Pharmacists, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies of the period. Today the library is recognized worldwide by the scientific community as a vital research center. The library holds, acquires, and provides access to both historic and current materials on the subjects of pharmacy, botany, horticulture, herbal and alternative medicine, pharmacognosy, and related topics. Although our collections have a scientific focus, they also have relevance to humanities topics, such as visual arts and foreign languages through resources that feature botanical and natural history illustrations, original artworks, and travel literature, thereby revealing the convergence of science and art. The Ll oyd is open to anyone with an interest in these topics. Free parking is available for patrons and visitors behind the library building. For more information, visit the Lloyd website at Lloyd Library and Museum 917 Plum Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-721-3707

Workshop - Rare Books in Modern Times

The Next Chapter: Rare Books in Modern Times Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts November 13 & 14, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Hosted and co-sponsored by: American Philosophical Society Millions of books are contained in 21st-century libraries, museums, archives, and special collections. Those defined as rare may be historically significant, scarce, unusual or innovative in format, or otherwise unique. The evolution from handwritten text to printed volume and digital page is indicative of cultural and intellectual growth and parallels improvements in the use and care of books. The book in modern times is a source of knowledge and a work of art. This two-day program will explore the definition of the rare book within the context of its physical history and current preservation concerns. Presenters will also address ways to engage the public with rare book collections in conservation work and exhibition planning. Topics will include: * Identification and description of historical bindings * Preservation priorities and conservation issues for rare books in the digital age * Digitization selection * Objectives in targeting volumes for conservation treatment * Rare book exhibition planning and interpretation This program is intended?for collections care?staff responsible for?photographic collections,?such as librarians,?archivists, curators,?collections managers,?stewards of historic?house museums, and?records managers. Speakers: Maria Fredericks Drue Heinz Book Conservator, The Morgan Library & Museum Janet Gertz Director of Preservation and Digital Conversion Division, Columbia University Libraries Jim Hinz Director of Book Conservation, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Michael Inman Curator of Rare Books, The New York Public Library Consuela (Chela) Metzger Conservator of Library Collections, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library Julia Miller Conservator in Private Practice Steve Miller Professor & Coordinator, MFA in the Book Arts Program, School of Library & Information Studies, The University of Alabama Christine Nelson Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts and Head of Interpretive Strategy, The Morgan Library & Museum Will Noel Director, Special Collections Center, University of Pennsylvania Eric Pumroy Director of Library Collections and Seymour Adelman Head of Special Collections, Bryn Mawr College Program Fees: $225 CCAHA members $250 Non-members More information about this program and online registration will be available soon at . Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional support from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Independence Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Online classes - Library Science eCourses

Registration for Library Science eCourses Available Through August 24th (Classes Begin August 20th) To register for any of these courses now, click here and select Library Science! Collection Management 3 CEU Credits, Offered August 20 – October 12, 2012 Registration Fee $380 Research successful selection and weeding criteria. Examine processes and systems to facilitate acquisition of print and electronic materials. Gain an understanding emerging publishing practices that impact library budgets. Consider means to maximize of consortial collection building. Learn material preservation techniques. Communications and Teamwork in Libraries 3 CEU Credits, Offered August 20 – October 12, 2012 Registration Fee $380 Learn interpersonal skills to ensure positive relationships with customers and colleagues. Investigate outstanding customer service programs. Explore mediation styles or successful conflict resolution. Find out how listening and non-verbal communication skills can improve staff performance. Learn teamwork, leadership, and decision making techniques. Library Technology 3 CEU Credits, Offered August 20 – October 12, 2012 Registration Fee $380 Survey the range of current technologies used for library operations. Learn core information systems hardware design principles, software applications, and networking protocols. Gain knowledge of best practices in library IT program management. Investigate applications of Web 2.0 and other advancing technologies in libraries. Build a skill set for adapting to changing technological demands. To register for these and other available classes, or for more information, please visit and click on Library Science. Via email, contact for additional information. If you wish to unsubscribe from future course announcements, please reply to this email with your request.

Workshop - Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments

Balboa Art Conservation Center is pleased to welcome and host James Reilly, founder and director of The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), to San Diego to present Sustainable Preservation Practices for Managing Storage Environments, October 9 -10 in Balboa Park. This two-day workshop is designed to enable staff in cultural institutions to avoid risks to collections while they support sustainability efforts and pursue opportunities for energy cost reduction. The workshop will introduce participants to: - Recent developments in the tools and techniques to sustainably manage the storage environment - Basic mechanical system functions, the energy consuming elements of mechanical systems, and how to identify where responsible energy savings are possible - A methodology for defining and achieving optimal and sustainable preservation storage climates - Guidelines for risk management of changes in T and RH settings that affect collections - How facilities and collections staff can best work together Who should attend? - Facilities administrators and HVAC technicians - Collections care professionals - Directors, curators, and librarians Fees: This workshop is designed for both facilities administrators and collections care professionals. To encourage cross-department participation, a discount is available for dual registration. Single registration - $50; dual registration for staff from the same institution - $75 See for more information or email to register. Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) Western Region Field Service Office Kara West, Assistant Director Operations / Field Services mailing address: PO Box 3755, San Diego, CA 92163 phone: 619-236-9702 fax: 619-236-0141 BACC website:

Monday, August 13, 2012

FREE workshop and webcast

NN/LM Washington DC Power Outage Summit September 5, 2012 9:00am - 12:30pm program 1:30pm - 4:30pm workshop and class Library of Congress James Madison Building, 6th Floor, Mumford Room Please join us for a morning of speakers and discussion about the impact of a power outage on library services and collections and the roles libraries and librarians can play in their communities or institutions in response to a major power outage. Separate afternoon sessions will feature a workshop on building your library’s readiness and a disaster information specialization certificate course. There is no charge to attend the morning or afternoon sessions. Seating is limited. Please register at: Contact Dan Wilson ( for further information. cid:image003.gif@01CD6FFC.7A2BE070 Speakers from: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pepco (unless they are in emergency operation mode) District of Columbia Public Library Library of Congress (Preservation Directorate and Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness) Medical Reserve Corps National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) American Red Cross Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) This program (morning session) will be webcast and recorded. If you are outside the DC area and would like to attend via webcast, please send email to by August 31.

workshops - Midwest Art Conservation Center

Midwest Art Conservation Center Preservation Updates: Writing Grants for Preservation and Conservation Projects Date: September 17, 2012 | 9:00 - 4:00 Location: Minitex | Minneapolis, MN You'll learn grant writing to fund practical conservation-related projects such as: supplies and materials for re-housing of collections; storage upgrades; monitoring equipment; general preservation needs assessment surveys; and preservation related staff training. You'll learn how to: conduct an internal review; develop a proposal; budget; and find matching funds. Descriptions and information will be presented on available federal and state grants, with tips on private foundation applications. Each participant will receive a notebook of grant-writing materials and can follow-up with MACC staff as they develop applications. $195 for MACC members and $245 for non-members Sign up Storing and Preserving Still Photographic Materials Collections Date: October 8, 2012 | 9:00 – 4:00 Location: Minitex | Minneapolis, MN MACC Paper and Preservation Services Conservator, Dianna Clise, will teach this one-day workshop. You'll receive: hands-on experience in the identification of various types of black and white photographs from MACC's photographic study collection; identification of the agents of deterioration in photographic materials; hands-on identification of types of damages; and hands-on instruction on the use of proper exhibition and storage materials. A comprehensive notebook of technical leaflets will be provided for each participant. $195 for MACC members and $245 for non-members Sign up

FREE workshop - Making Sense of Media Collections

Making Sense of Media Collections Date: October 19, 2012 | 9:00 – 4:00 Location: Science Museum of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN Many archivists are daunted by film and video collections. They recognize the value of archival moving images, and understand that active preservation steps are necessary to maintaining such collections. But the level of technical expertise needed to make decisions about film and video preservation can seem intimidating. This daylong workshop aims to demystify the media collection, giving archivists a nuts-and-bolt, and practical overview of the issues facing moving image collections. Topics covered will include: film and video production practices and how they are reflected in archival materials; deterioration mechanisms for film and magnetic media, storage conditions, and handling practices; assessing a moving image collection; cataloging strategies; and the basics of video digitization. This workshop is presented by Jeff Martin, a 2005 graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program and recipient of a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution. Free for MACC members and non-members (limited to 40 participants). Sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Sign up

Saturday, August 4, 2012

WEBINAR: Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources

WEBINAR: Content on the Go: Mobile Access to E-Resources DATE: August 8, 2012 TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) REGISTRATION & INFORMATION: es/ ABOUT THE WEBINAR The wide availability of ever-improving mobile hardware, software and connectivity continues to affect the experience of information seekers, and to place new demands and opportunities on libraries and information providers. How can libraries and publishers provide effective new interfaces for collections to help a user base continually on the move. Join NISO for this webinar at which invited speakers will explore many of the pressing questions about libraries’ and publishers’ interaction with and promotion of mobile technologies. TOPICS AND SPEAKERS Challenges to Consider: Developing Mobile Access to Digital Collections -- Carmen Mitchell, Institutional Repository Librarian, California State University San Marcos Libraries and museums spend significant resources in an effort to identify, digitize, ingest, describe, store, and display items in their digital asset management systems. The latest challenge for libraries and museums is to adapt and grow our digital collections to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile user. Mitchell will explore how four different organizations addressed the challenge of mobile access to digital collections: North Carolina State University Libraries, Montana State University Libraries, Duke University Libraries, and the Smithsonian Institution. E-books On the Go: How a University Library Experimented with E-book Readers -- Eleanor Cook, Assistant Director for Collections & Technical Services, East Carolina University Cook will describe a pilot project where Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook e-book readers are provided for patrons to check out. Topics covered include start-up considerations, issues with selection and acquisition of content; cataloging approaches, circulation procedures, publicity strategies and evaluation. Publisher Perspective: Strategies for Mobile Content Delivery -- Marty Picco, Director of Product Management, Atypon Systems As publishers rush to join the mobile revolution, they face a number of challenges: a growing number of mobile platforms that must be supported, problems with authenticating high-value institution customers, and making their content readable on small form factor devices. At the same time readers increasingly overwhelmed with information and are seeking ways to streamline discovery and organization without missing important developments. Atypon Systems is a leading technology provider for scholarly publishers worldwide. Literatum, the company's flagship publishing platform, is used to host more than 12 million journal articles, more than 50,000 eBooks, and many other types of scientific and scholarly content. Picco will discuss strategies for addressing these challenges and the factors influencing the design of Atypon's mobile platform. REGISTRATION Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on August 8, 2012. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register now and gain access to the recorded archive for one year. Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: s/

Workshop- Basic Book Repair

Instructor: Amigos Library Services Preservation Field Services Officer Rebecca Elder, MSIS Where: Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main Street , Boerne, TX 78006 When: Wednesday-Thursday, October 17-18, 2012 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register Online at: Basic Book Repair description: This two-day course is designed to provide information and hands-on experience in basic book and paper repair for general (non-rare) library collections. Participants learn about treatment decisions, repair options, and supplies. They will practice a variety of repair techniques in the supervised, hands-on portions of the workshop. Topics and techniques covered include surface cleaning and paper repair, attaching loose pages, book structure, paperback reinforcement, endsheet replacement, enclosures, workflow, and selecting supplies and equipment. The Imaging and Preservation Service is funded in part by a grant from the Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities Elizabeth Klein, Program Coordinator Imaging & Preservation Service Unit Amigos Library Services 14400 Midway Road Dallas, TX 75244 1-800-843-8482 ~ 972-991-6061 FAX 972-340-2844 direct ~ 469-223-4900 cell phone ~

CFP - OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives

_OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ (OSS:IDLP) will be publishing a special issue on RDA/FRBR in libraries. The editor is looking for articles on all aspects of this topic. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. OSS:IDLP is a peer-reviewed journal. If you are interested in contributing, please send the editor your name, a short proposal of the topic, and a tentative title for the article. Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2012. Articles would be due to the editor by February 1, 2013. Any questions and proposal should be directed to the editor, not to this listserv. Thank you. Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D. Editor, _OCLC Systems & Services: International Digital Library Perspectives_ Dean of Library Services Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 219-464-5099

FREE library webinars in August

Booklist Aug 14. YA Fall Preview Aug 21. Back to School with Graphic Novels Infopeople Aug 7. Census Data: Novice to Data Miner Aug 9. Writing for the Web Aug 14. Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth Aug 15. Organizational Storytelling for Librarians Nebraska Library Commission Aug 1. Tech Rodeo Round-Up Aug 8. Library Box: A Mobile DIY Library Aug 15. Renew Yourself, Your Library, Your Career Aug 22. Gov Online: The Executive Branch WebJunction Aug 2. Librarians are Wikipedians Too Aug 23. Tell the Library Story Wild Apricot Aug 2. Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions Aug 7. Google Apps for Nonprofits Aug 15. Social Media for Nonprofit Events Aug 22. E-Strategy for your Nonprofit

Friday, August 3, 2012

Call for Papers -- Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Call for Papers -- Internet Reference Services Quarterly — New Authors Welcome!*** Internet Reference Services Quarterly is now accepting manuscripts for the 2012/13 volume year. >> Internet Reference Services Quarterly is a refereed journal presenting information about reference librarianship in the digital age. The journal offers studies and articles on technology and innovations related to the delivery of library user services, including reference, research consultation, instruction, information literacy, user design and usability, and electronic reference materials and sources. >> IRSQ welcomes articles on all aspects of library reference and information services, including professional practices, electronic communications, information literacy, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations. >> IRSQ receives all manuscripts electronically via the journal's ScholarOne website: >>For more journal information and submission instructions, visit or contact Jason Sokoloff at

CFP - The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances

Call for articles The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances (TBL) is actively seeking submissions. An established print and online journal, The Bottom Line’s major focus is on library finances, library development activities, dealing with library budgets and personnel, and changes in libraries due to economic challenges. The journal is especially interested in articles on the topics below from archives, museums, and other information organizations as well. Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, the journal is interested in articles of varying lengths, opinion pieces and case studies. The editor will work with authors that are new to LIS publishing, and those who are seeking outlets for reporting on practical uses of budgets and finances in libraries. Submissions particularly welcome in the following areas (for example): • Library changes and challenges from recent economic turmoil • Case studies on library budgeting and finances • Case studies on library development activities • Downsizing and reorganization of libraries • Library budgets and finances from an administrator’s perspective (high-level or middle management) • Library budgets and finances from a staff perspective • Innovative ways to raise money and awareness of library activities and mission • Thought-provoking opinions related to library budgets and finances Go to to see past tables of contents and sample articles. I look forward to hearing from you Regards Dr Brad Eden, Editor Dean of Library Services Valparaiso University

Workshop - Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation

Focusing on Photographs: Identification & Preservation Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts October 23 & 24, 2012 Atlanta, GA Hosted and co-sponsored by: Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library This two-day program will focus on the fundamentals of identifying and caring for photographic collections. Through lecture and hands-on demonstrations, topics will be intertwined over the course of the program to give participants a holistic view of identifying photographic materials, housing and caring for these collections, developing appropriate handling and display procedures, and establishing safe storage environments. Topics to be covered include: * Photographic processes and structure * Identification and care of cased photographs and 19th- and 20th-century prints * Handling and labeling photographic materials * Housing solutions for photographic collections * Preservation considerations for photographic collections * Identification of negatives, color prints, and digital prints * Environmental guidelines for photographs * Cold storage for photographic collections This program is intended for collections care staff responsible for photographic collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and records managers. Speakers: * Gary E. Albright, Paper and Photograph Conservator, Private Practice * Barbara Lemmen, Senior Photograph Conservator, CCAHA * Gawain Weaver, Photograph Conservator, Private Practice * Rachel Wetzel, Photograph Conservator, CCAHA More information about this program and online registration will be available soon at . Major funding for this program was generously provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

CFP - Online Northwest

Online Northwest February 8, 2013 Call For Proposals - Deadline October 15, 2012 Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture. The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council. The 2013 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 8, 2013. The conference explores how technology is applied within library settings and its impact on access and services for patrons. Academic, public, school, and special librarians are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Online Northwest seeks 45-minute presentations or 5-minute lightning talks on all topics relating to technology and libraries including: * Information discovery * Institutional repositories * Mobile computing * Electronic books and e-readers * Linked data and the Semantic Web * Cloud computing * Virtual research environments * User Experience Design * Web 3.0 * Library apps * Technology competencies * Augmented reality Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome! Submit Proposals: Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012 For more information and examples of past presentations, see:

workshop - Examination of Photographic Print Materials

*Advanced Professional Development Workshops* *Extraordinary Ubiquity – Examination of Photographic Print Materials* *Location:* Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Ontario *Date:* October 1–4, 2012 *Cost:* Includes coffee breaks and lunches Early Bird Registration (before June 1, 2012) - CAN$700 for Canadian participants (includes HST) - CAN$875 for all others Regular Registration (by September 11, 2012) - CAN$800 for Canadian participants (includes HST) - CAN$1000 for all others Registration is now open. Please contact CCIif you have any questions. *Principle Instructors:* *Ryan Boatright – Atelier Boba, Paris Greg Hill – Canadian Conservation Institute* Photography was introduced in the early 19th century, and many different photographic processes have been developed since that time. Until recently, most of these were based upon the light sensitivity of metallic salts, predominantly silver halides. In the latter part of the 20th century, digital-based imaging technologies emerged and began competing with conventional photographs. Today, they dominate the market. Photographic prints document virtually all aspects of our lives; they were produced in the tens of millions in the 19th century and in the hundreds of millions from the 20th century onwards. However, in spite of this extraordinary ubiquity of both conventional and digital photographic prints, their chemistry, technology, and long-term preservation requirements are not always fully understood by those charged with the responsibility for their care and conservation. This 4-day workshop will help those responsible for the long-term preservation of photograph collections (e.g. archivists, curators, collection managers, and conservators) maximize their capacity to make informed decisions. Principal instructors Ryan Boatright (Atelier Boba, Paris) and Greg Hill (Canadian Conservation Institute) will use formal presentations, hands-on print viewings, and Web-based tools to introduce participants to the many different types of conventional and digital printing processes used throughout the history of photography. Process identification techniques, mechanisms of deterioration, and the factors that come into play when making decisions on storage and handling will all be examined. Participants will also have an opportunity to produce a photograph using an historic process, and will be provided with a conventional and digital print sample set.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


ESSENTIAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS An institution's collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents. This program will provide an overview of the policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as collections management policies, handling guidelines, and maintenance policies. Participants will review the critical components of these documents along with concrete examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development as well as approval and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteers, and board will be discussed. Dates/Locations: September 19, 2012 - Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, Johnstown September 20, 2012 - Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg Speaker: Laura Hortz Stanton, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Registration Fee: $25 per person in Pennsylvania institutions $75 per person in out-of-state institutions Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 How to register? Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program information are available at Can't make it to Johnstown or Boalsburg? This program will also be offered in: Erie September 11, 2012 Pittsburgh September 12, 2012 Allentown October 9, 2012 Scranton October 10, 2012 York October 18, 2012 Philadelphia October 22, 2012 Questions? Call CCAHA at 215.545.0613, or email us at Essential Policies & Procedures for Cultural Institutions is part of Save Pennsylvania's Past, a statewide effort to preserve the millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our nation. Now in its second year, this two-year initiative is preparing staff to address the challenges threatening Pennsylvania's world-class collections through training programs and online resources. Save Pennsylvania's Past is an initiative led by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, PA Museums, and LYRASIS. The project is supported by an Institute of Museum and Library Services Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc. The following programs are also coming to Johnstown & Boalsburg: FUNDRAISING FOR PRESERVATION & CONSERVATION - NOVEMBER 2012 This workshop will examine the planning process that funders want to see in place and the elements of a successful grant proposal. PROTECTING COLLECTIONS: DISASTER PREVENTION, PLANNING, & RESPONSE - MARCH 2013 This two-part program will guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness, response, and recovery. 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 or find us on Facebook. KIMBERLY MAGYAR Preservation Services Assistant 264 S. 23RD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 t 215.545.0613 f 215.735.9313 e KMAGYAR@CCAHA.ORG