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  • October 2 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Open Meeting to Discuss the Reference Collections Task Force Report

Staff News

After serving at IU Kokomo Library as the departmental secretary and electronic resources assistant, Heather Bowman resigned to accept an electronic resources librarian position.  While employed at Kokomo Library, Heather had obtained her MLS from IUPUI.  Although we will miss her, we are so very happy that she'll be starting her new career in an area of librarianship that she truly loves.

Submitted by: Rhonda Armstrong, Dean of Library, IUK

Ann Cox has resigned her position of ERA Procurement Specialist within Technical Services effective Thursday, September 20.  Ann is relocating to South Carolina where she has accepted a position as reference librarian at the St. Helena branch of Beaufort County Library.  She plans to acclimate herself to living by an ocean for the first time and to eat a lot of South Carolina barbecue.

Amy Tims has resigned her position of Retrospective Conversion Cataloger within the Lilly Library effective Tuesday, September 25.  Amy is relocating to Worcester, Massachusetts where she has accepted a position as a cataloger for the North American Imprints Program and the American Antiquarian Society. 

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources and Staff Development Coordinator, IUB

Library News and Events

October 2 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
The next Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be on Tuesday, October 2 from 9:30am -10:30am in the Wells Library, Room 043.  The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums.  The group has no formal membership.  Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative best practices call for one record for each resource, i.e., when a  photograph is digitized, one record is created for the physical photograph and one record is created for the digital image.  Full realization of a FRBR model for LAMS data seems to rely, in part, on adherence to the 1:1 rule.

Do you work with multiple instantiations of the same intellectual work?  Do you create unique records for each instantiation of a resource?  What exactly is the benefit of creating all of these records?  Join us and we'll chat about it!

DATE: Tuesday, October 2
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30 am
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC: One-to-One Principle : Practice or Pipedream?


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Suggestions for future topics are welcome.  Please email with suggestions or questions.

Submitted by: Jennifer Liss, Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

Open Meeting to Discuss the Reference Collections Task Force Report
Please join us for a discussion of the Reference Collections Task Force report.  This June 2012 report addresses several aspects of Reference Collections including defining a reference collection, and outlines proposed actions to maintain these collections.  The full report can be found on our Sharepoint Site under Departments --> Collection Development: Collection Management --> Reference Task Force folder.  Moira Marsh, chair of the task force, and Sherri Michaels, Head of Collection Management, will host an open meeting to hear your thoughts regarding the proposed actions outlined in the report.  Please read the report and join us for a lively discussion.

DATE: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
PLACE: Wells Library, E174

If you cannot make it to this open meeting but have suggestions, please send your comments to Sherri Michaels at

Submitted by: Sherri Michaels, Head of Collection Management, IUB
Saturday, September 22 is the first day of Fall!  Fall officially occurs on the day of the Autumnal equinox - when the Earth's axis tilts neither away from nor towards the Sun.  This gives us 12 full hours of daylight, and 12 full hours of nighttime.  Autumn is associated with the changing color of the leaves, harvest, and football season.  Autumn is also responsible for inspiring one of the most well known and loved poems of all time -- John Keats' melancholy ode, "To Autumn." 


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