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This Week in IUL News

  • Collection Development Committee Events
  • The Julieann V. Nilson $1000 SLIS Scholarship
  • Spring IOLUG Program: Call for Proposals
  • Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7 Annual Conference: Call for Programs
  • Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund
  • News from the New IUCAT
  • OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - January 2013
  • Staff News

Library News and Events

Collection Development Committee Events

The Collection Development Committee (CDC) is pleased to announce these upcoming events during the month of February 2013:

YBP GOBI Training Sessions for Collection Managers

Marifran Bustion, Collection Development Manager at YBP, will be giving specialized training sessions on the GOBI management system for IUB collection managers.  In addition, collection managers will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Bustion to discuss any changes they would like to make to the approval plan profiles they manage.  The training sessions will take place on Tuesday, February 19 and Wednesday, February 20 in the Wells Library.  Specific times will be announced via the collection managers' listserv.

Visit by James Simon, Director of International Resources/Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

James Simon will be speaking about future directions in CRL's international and area studies programs.  This one-hour talk has been scheduled for Monday, February 25, at 10:00am in room E174 of the Wells Library.  A leading consortium of North American research libraries, the CRL acquires and preserves resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan.

James Simon will also be speaking at "Human Rights, the Right to Memory, and the Truth Commission in Brazil: A Symposium," an event sponsored by the Brazilian Studies Program.  His presentation focuses on a new collaboration between the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), LAMP (formerly known as the Latin American Microform Project), and the Federal Prosecutor's Office in Brazil to digitize the microform collection Brasil: Nunca Mais.  These records document the cases of over 7,000 persons arrested, convicted, and/or executed by Brazilian authorities between 1964 and 1979.  Copied in secrecy, the official records expose human rights violations by the military regime that ruled in Brazil during this period.  LAMP received the collection in 1987 from the Brasil: Nunca Mais project director Rev. Jaime Wright, who was seeking a location to deposit the microfilm copy of the records for safekeeping and use.  In 2011, Brazilian authorities expressed interest to digitize the 543-reel microfilm set for public access.  With the support of LAMP and CRL, copies of the film are being sent to Brazil for digitization, after which the collection will be openly accessible via a public database.  More information on the collaborative digitization project is available at  Through membership in LAMP and CRL, the IU Libraries support this significant initiative.

James Simon's symposium presentation, "Brasil: Nunca Mais and the Library's Role in Preserving Human Rights Evidence" will take place on Tuesday, February 26 from 10:00am - 11:30am, in the Slocum Room at the Lilly Library.

All members of the IU Libraries community are invited to attend the symposium "Human Rights, the Right to Memory, and the Truth Commission in Brazil."  For programming information, please visit:

Submitted by: Luis A. Gonzalez, Librarian for Latin American Studies, IUB; Chair, Collection Development Committee; Coordinator, Brazilian Studies Program

The Julieann V. Nilson $1000 SLIS Scholarship

Any new or continuing full-time or part-time student in the MLS or MIS degree program of the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at either Indiana University - Bloomington or Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis is eligible to apply for the $1000 Julieann V. Nilson scholarship.  This includes student who have been admitted to SLIS, but who will commence their studies after the scholarship awardee(s) have been announced.  The guidelines are available at: 

The application is available at:
Two scholarships will be awarded.

Information regarding Ms. Nilson is available at:

The deadline is Friday, March 1.

Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants & Scholarship Committee

Spring IOLUG Program: Call for Proposals

The Indiana Online Users Group (IOLUG) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Spring 2013 IOLUG program on Friday, May 3 at Indiana Wesleyan University North in Indianapolis, IN.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, March 8.  The committee is particularly interested in proposals that address:
  • Digital Literacy.
  • Selecting new technologies (devices, applications, and programs) for the library, e.g. How do I choose which programs to support? i.e. Kindle, Nook, Microsoft Office, Google products, Windows 8.
  • Lessons learned from failed projects or projects that did not go as planned; what can go wrong; what went well.
  • Maker Spaces: spaces in the library that allow patrons to create or "make" physical objects or online videos including bicycle repair, or using 3D printers to create models.  For more information visit: or
    is-a- makerspace-creativity-in-the-library.html
  • Programs/methods for teaching/instructing patrons to use new technologies such as e-readers, Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  • New ideas for collecting or using data.
  • Big Data and libraries.
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)/Learning Management Systems (LMS)/e-learning initiatives.
  • Discovery systems for managing digital assets.
  • Outreach activities: How are you partnering with members of your local community or campus to teach digital literacy to your library users?  Digital literacy may include instruction on how to use social media, e-readers, and tablets, as well as educating on online privacy concerns, Internet searching methods, and website evaluation methods.
  • Free or low cost online tools used for communication or in your daily work.
  • Mobile applications: What free or inexpensive apps and tools are you using in your library?  How are you sharing/promoting these tools to your users (e.g. inclusion in standard build on circulating mobile devices)?
  • HTML5 and CSS3:  Using HTML5 and CSS3 to quickly and easily build a website, mobile, or standard.
  • E-books: What is your collection development strategy regarding e-books?  Have you increased you e-book purchases?  Have you adopted new e-book acquisition strategies, such as PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) or DDA (Demand Driven Acquisition)?  What are the challenges with implementing e-books (e.g. ILS integration, device selection, etc.?
Other topics relating to the program's theme of "The Many Faces of Library Technology" are encouraged, as well.

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

Indiana Library Federation Districts 5/7 Conference: Call for Programs

You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for the ILF Districts 5/7 Conference to be held on Friday, May 17, at Indiana State University in Terre Haute:

This year's theme is: Making Connections @ the Library
Proposals are due by Friday, March 15, and presentations will be 45-50 minutes in length.

Submitted by: Virginia Sojdehei, Reference Services Librarian & Information Commons Coordinator, IUB

Upcoming Application Deadline for the InULA Research Incentive Fund

The InULA Research Incentive Fund is intended to encourage and support research by providing funding for research projects of any size or scope.  All applications will be considered on their merits.  In the case of equally meritorious proposals, those of non-tenured librarians may be given priority, because it is often difficult for beginning researchers to obtain research grants.

The guidelines, application, and other information may be found at:

Applications for InULA Research Incentive funds to support research, professional development, or service are due Monday, April 15.  Applications are reviewed after the deadline by the InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee and recommendations made to the Executive Board for approval and funding.  Notice of awards is provided to the applicants as soon as possible.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Submitted by: Catherine Lemmer, Chair, InULA Grants and Scholarship Committee, IUPUI

Monday, February 18 is Presidents Day!  This federal holiday, celebrated on the third Monday in February, officially commemorates George Washington's birthday (February 22, 1732).  Implemented in 1879, Washington's birthday was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen.  Since Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on February 12, many states and businesses later began calling the holiday "Presidents Day" as a way to honor both legendary heads of state.  Presidents Day is now very well known as a day of sales -- particularly at car dealerships.  However you spend Presidents Day, don't forget to wish a Happy Birthday to George and Abraham! 


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News from New IUCAT

This week, the Blacklight Training Committee brings new information about features in the bibliographic record in IUCAT Beta. 

A bibliographic record is an entry that describes the specific content of an item in IUCAT Beta.  This record contains information required for its identification, retrieval and use.

The bibliographic record in IUCAT Beta contains functions like exporting citations, Request Delivery, Google Preview, and Browse By Call Number.  The bibliographic record also contains an item description section with active links that search terms in particular fields, such as subject heading and title series.

Learn more about how the bibliographic record works in the new interface on the IUCAT Beta blog.

Submitted by: Laura G Manifold, on behalf of the Blacklight Training Committee, IUB

OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update - January 2013

The Kuali OLE Monthly Update for Partners for January 2013 has been posted to the OLE@IU blog and can be viewed at:

Highlights from this month include:
  • Announcement of new grant from Mellon to continue funding of the project, along with partner contributions
  • Updates to the OLE webpages, including the new Timeline/Roadmap and Organization chart
Submitted by: Lori Duggan, Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions, IUB

Staff News

Nancy Mathews has accepted the Serials Control Coordinator position in the Serials Receiving unit effective Monday, February 18.  This position was previously held by Heidi Busch.  Nancy has 27 years' experience of serials receiving, claiming, and bibliographic control knowledge.  She will report to Hans van der Genugten.  We look forward to seeing this experience applied in her new role/position.  Please join us in welcoming Nancy to the Serials Receiving unit.

Submitted by: Pam Owen, Head of Serials Acquisitions, IUB

Michael Gabe has accepted the position of Slavic Cataloger in Technical Services effective Monday, February 18.  Michael most recently worked as a Slavic DLC Cataloger and a Student Serials Coordinator in Technical Services.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literature from Indiana University and is currently working towards a Master of Library Sciences here at Indiana University - Bloomington.  Please join me in welcoming Michael to the Libraries!

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

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