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This Week in IUL News

  • Collection Development Committee Events: James Simon
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: February 27
  • The Julieann V. Nilson $1000 SLIS scholarship
  • March 5 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • 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
  • Underneath the Lintel and InULA
  • Staff News

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Collection Development Committee Events: James Simon

The Collection Development Committee (CDC) would like to remind the library community of the upcoming visit by James Simon, Director of International Resources at the 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 the symposium website:

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

Digital Library Brown Bag: February 27

Greetings! Please join us Wednesday, February 27 for a digital library brown bag presentation by Julie Hardesty. The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
Making Mobile Meaningful: Digital Collections for Mobile Viewers 
Julie Hardesty, Metadata Analyst/Librarian
Metadata Resources and Systems, Library Technologies, IU Bloomington Libraries 

This presentation showcases the explorations of Indiana University Bloomington Libraries in using CSS media queries to offer mobile-ready access to online digital collections, from TEI-encoded e-texts like Indiana Authors and Their Books ( to online exhibits like the War of 1812 ( in the Collections of the Lilly Library.  Included are the process to decide which features to offer, the media query technique, and testing methods for various mobile devices.

Presentation slides and audio will be available via the Connect Meeting Service (formerly known as "Breeze"). Go to to view and listen to the presentation. If you are not a registered user for Connect Meeting/Breeze, select the "Enter as a Guest" option.

You can also follow and contribute to the presentation and discussion on twitter: #dlbbspring2013

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this spring semester. All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm -1:00pm unless otherwise noted. The complete schedule, including abstracts, is available on:

To receive a reminder and an abstract for each presentation, send an email to with the message body:
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Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB

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 students 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, IUPUI

March 5 Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The next Metadata Discussion Group meeting will be on Tuesday, March 5, from 9:30am - 10:30am in the Wells Library, room E174 (note the room change). 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. 

Standards governing archival description and access have evolved considerably over the last 30 years.  This summer heralds the release of three archival description tools: the second edition of Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS); a revised schema, Encoded Archival Description (EAD); and a new content management system for archival materials called ArchivesSpace.  At the March meeting, we'll discuss any/all of the above and perhaps more!

DATE: Tuesday, March 5
TIME: 9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library E174
TOPIC: Metadata for archival materials

For a list of recommended resources on the topic, please see the full meeting announcement.

Learn more about the Metadata Discussion Group at our blog,, or join the group email list by sending the following in the subject line of the message (leave the body of the message blank to
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Suggestions for future topics are welcome.  Please email with suggestions or questions.

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

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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 May 3, 2013 at Indiana Wesleyan University North in Indianapolis, IN.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, March 8.  Proposals can be submitted using the online form or at the IOLUG website.

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.  Proposals can be submitted at the IOLUG website or using the online form

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

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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 on 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, IUB

Underneath the Lintel and InULA

The Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington will be performing Underneath the Lintel this May, which has been described as "Ostensibly the tale of a librarian who rents the stage to tell the audience of the mystery surrounding a book discovered in the overnight slot 123 years overdue, the play in fact becomes an exploration of the mystery of life and humanity." (Flavorpill). 

In an effort to raise money for InULA and to see an awesome play about a librarian, InULA will be selling tickets for the Saturday, May 11 (8pm) and the Sunday, May 19 afternoon matinee (2pm).  If you're interested in purchasing tickets to either of these performances, please contact Lori Dekydtspotter ( 

Ticket prices are:
May 11 (54 seats available for us to sell)
Adult: $25.50
Student: $14.50
Children: $10.00

May 19 (62 seats available for us to sell)
Adult: $21.50
Student: $14.50
Children: $10.00

(Please note, in order for InULA to receive "credit" for the ticket sale, you must purchase the ticket through InULA, not through the Cardinal Stage Company.)

For regional campus librarians who are interested in carpooling to the Sunday, May 19 matinee, please contact Kate Moore ( 

For more information about the play, please see:

Submitted by: Kate Moore, Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Electronic Resources, IU Southeast

Staff News

Andrew Albrecht has accepted the position of Lead Systems Analyst/Programmer for the Media Preservation Initiative in Library Technologies, Software Development effective Friday, March 1.  Andrew most recently worked as a Software Analyst for the UITS Digital Library Program here at Indiana University.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics with a minor in Art History, both from Indiana University.  Please join me in welcoming Andrew to the libraries!

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

Heather Edelblute has resigned her position as the Director of Communications within Advancement to pursue another opportunity.  We have enjoyed having her on our team and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Submitted by: Helene O'Leary, Assistant Dean for Advancement, IUB

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