INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY NEWS*****March 14, 2003, Vol. 30, Number 10
*InULA Book Sale 2003 - Call for Volunteers, IUB
The annual InULA used book sale is to be held this year on April 6 and 7. This is the major fund-raising event for the Indiana University Librarians Association to provide scholarships and grants for research and professional development. It looks to be a fantastic sale this year, and we have lots of books to sell. We need YOUR help with setting up for the sale, selling books, and clean-up.
If you have an hour or two to volunteer, please contact Anne Bock (email@example.com. Please include your name, hours you can work, email address, and phone number.
Volunteers may select several of the regularly priced books at no cost in return for their work. They also receive a nice letter of appreciation from the Co-Chairs of the book sale, always useful in a P & T dossier as evidence of service!
Volunteers are need for the following days and times:
Friday, April 4 -Setup
3:00 - 5:00
Move the chairs out of E174 and set up the tables.
Saturday, April 5-- Setup
8:30 am to noon
Help bring boxes down from the fifth floor storage area,
remove the books from boxes, and arrange them by subject
on tables in room E174.
Sunday, April 6--Sale
12:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Help with sales in a variety of ways: door security during
the preview sale, organization of books for major buyers,
tidying up throughout the day, and collecting money from buyers.
Monday, April 7--Sale
8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Help with collecting money from buyers and tidying up
throughout the day. The most critical times are between
noon and 8:00 pm (during the half-price and bag sales).
Tuesday, April 8-- Clean-up
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Help with packing unsold books in boxes and taking them to
the loading dock area; sweeping the floor.
Submitted by: Anne Bock, Undergraduate Library Service, IUB
*History of the Book Seminar Session--March 24--Christopher De Hamel, IUB
This session will be followed by a public lecture on Tuesday afternoon, March 25, at 4 p.m. in the Lilly Library's Lincoln Room, entitled: WHAT IS A BOOK OF HOURS, HOW WAS IT MADE, AND HOW DO WE KNOW? Dr. de Hamel is a fine speaker and members of the History of the Book Seminar will probably want to attend both sessions (and coming early on both days might be a good idea).
MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LILLY LIBRARY: HOW A MANUSCRIPT SPECIALIST
GOES ABOUT HIS DAILY ROUNDS
Christopher de Hamel (Donnelley Fellow Librarian,
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)
Lilly Library Lounge--Monday, March 24--4 p.m.
In a workshop similar to an exercise conducted in Medical Schools around the country and world, members of the Lilly Library staff will put before Christopher de Hamel medieval manuscripts in the Lilly Collection (both whole books and fragments) that he has never seen before and has no prior knowledge of. Dr. de Hamel will then demonstrate what he looks for and how he goes about identifying the nature, identity, and provenance of a given manuscript. This exercise will offer a rare chance to see a world- renowned expert in medieval manuscripts either face total humiliation or triumph over the unknown and justify a warranted reputation.
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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL worked for 25 years in the Western Manuscripts Department at Sotheby's, London, rising to Head of that Department. Since September 2000 he has been Donnelley Fellow Librarian at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, which college library holds the collection of Matthew Parker (Elizabeth I's Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 to 1575). Dr. De Hamel is the author of a goodly number of Guides to Medieval Manu- scripts and several books, most notably A HISTORY OF ILLUMINATED MANU- SCRIPTS (Phaidon, 1994; paperback, 1997), GLOSSED BOOKS OF THE BIBLE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE PARIS BOOKTRADE (1994), and THE BOOK: A HISTORY OF THE BIBLE (Phaidon, 2001). He was the subject of a delightful profile in *The New Yorker* of May 29, 1989.
Submitted by: Cecile M. Jagodzinski, Interim Director for Collection Development and Head, Subject and Area Librarians Council, IUB
*Digital Library Program Forum, IUB
On March 31, the Digital Library Program will be offering two 3-hour sessions providing an overview of DLP initiatives and recent accomplishments. We will also discuss how to work with the DLP to plan and manage a digital project. The target audience will be librarians and professional staff.
The Digital Library Program Forum will be held in Main Library E174 from 9:00-noon and again from 1:00-4:00. If you have not already notified Jenn Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you will be attending, please contact her soon, telling her which session you plan to attend. The program outline is below. As a result of these events, we will schedule follow-up workshops and more specialized learning opportunities for librarians and information technologists.
Project Demonstrations (To illustrate concepts that will be covered later)
- Staff introductions
- Outline of forum
- Definition of "digital projects"
Selection for Digital Projects
- Wright American Fiction
- U.S. Steel
- Letopis Zhurnalnykh Statei (Russian periodical index)
- Intellectual property
- Types of metadata
- Creating rich metadata
- For preservation
- For access
- Technical Considerations
- Access control
- Other means of dissemination (e.g. OAI)
- User Interface Considerations
- Iterative nature
Final Questions and Wrap-up
Submitted by: Kristine R. Brancolini, Director, Digital Library Program, IUB
*Serials Cancellation Request, IUB
The following serials cancellation requests have been received. When a request has been made by a Collection Manager to cancel the print subscription but retain the electronic access, the electronic exemption will be noted.
Collection Managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Judy Grannan, Technical Services/Acquisitions (email@example.com) within two weeks following the date of this newsletter.
1. LAST COPY HELD IN IUB Fund 55 (HPER) -JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL FOOD-****NOTE: WILL RETAIN ONLINE ACCESS ONLY**** Fund 84 (REFERENCE) -INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
2. MULTI-COPY HELD IN IUB ****NONE TO REPORT****
Submitted by: Judy Grannan, Technical Services Dept., IUB
*6TH Annual Evening Extravaganza, IUB
IU Black Student Union and the African American Cultural Center Library presents,
6th ANNUAL EVENING EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday, March 28, 2003
6:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. King Rib of Indianapolis will be serving: Bar-B-Q Ribs and chicken, mac & cheese, baked beans, greens, cornbread, and cake.
During the dinner enjoy a Book Talk with featured speaker, Dr. Jeannine Bell, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law. Professor Bell will be discussing her recently published book, Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime. Policing Hatred explores the interaction of race and law enforcement in the controversial area of hate crime. Although the nation's attention has been focused on high profile hate crimes like the dragging death of James Byrd and the murder of Matthew Shepard, thousands of individuals each year are attacked because of their race, religion or sexual orientation. In hate crimes, stereotypes about criminal roles are often reversed: most of the accused tend to be white, while most of the victims are not.
AFTER DINNER ENTERTAINMENT:
IU Black Student Union presents:
Freestyle Friday's Battle
(Just like the one on 106 & Park, as seen on BET)
Submitted by: Marianna Brough, African American Cultural Center Library, IUB
*Calendar Week 03/17/03-03/21/03, IU-Bloomington
DATE EVENT TIME PLACE March 20, 2003 Resource Sub Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB March 20, 2003 Executive Committee 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Library Administration Conf., IUB
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