This Week in IUL News
- OLE@IU: Kuali OLE Monthly Update: December
- SLIS Dinner at ALA Midwinter Conference
- Digital Library Brown Bag: January 30
- Backpacks from Around the World
Library News and Events
This week, the Blacklight Training
Committee brings information on a new feature in
IUCAT Beta, Ask a Librarian.
You can find the Ask a Librarian link in
the top navigation banner of IUCAT Beta, between
My Account and Selected Items.
Users will be able to use the Ask a
Librarian feature to report errors and ask
research questions. Other features in Ask a
- A virtual reference presence where patrons
can obtain assistance available for their campus
(i.e. IM, email, telephone)
- Easy access to additional information about
hours, location, etc.
- Within the campus views, patrons will be
directed to their local Ask a Librarian
Learn more about how the Ask a Librarian
feature works in the new interface of the IUCAT
Beta Blog: https://blogs.libraries.iub.edu/iucatbeta/2013/01/ask-a-librarian/
Submitted by: Laura G. Manifold, on behalf of
the Blacklight Training Committee,
Kuali OLE Monthly Update: December
The Kuali OLE Monthly Update for Partners
for December 2012 has been posted to the OLE@IU
Blog and can be viewed at: https://blogs.libraries.iub.edu/ole/2013/01/18/kuali-ole-monthly-update-for-partners-december-2012/
Highlights from this month include:
Submitted by: Lori Duggan, Head, Electronic
at ALA Midwinter Conference
- New "Coding Update" information in
this and future monthly updates
- Implementation Team, led by Frances McNamara
(Chicago) being organized
There is still time to RSVP for the SLIS
buffet dinner planned during the ALA Midwinter
conference in Seattle next Sunday evening (January
27). There is no charge to attend the
dinner, but if you wish to have
wine/beer/cocktails, you would need to pay for
those yourself. Non-alcoholic drinks will be
provided with dinner.
: Daily Grill, Evergreen
Room (The Daily Grill is next to downtown Sheraton)
: Sunday, January 27, 5:30pm
Our event is listed at the Daily Grill as
Indiana University; you may bring a guest.
Guest list to date: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/alumni/events.php?id=134
There is a Happy Hour at the Daily Grill
from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, so come early if you want to
purchase wine/beer/cocktails at half-price.
The dinner will be hosted by Bill Crowe
(PhD '86) and Vicky Martin, SLIS/IUF.
RSVP to Sarah Burton (MLS '94) at email@example.com
on/by January 25.
Submitted by: Sarah Burton, Director of
Finance and Administration at the School of
Library and Information Science, IUB
Library Brown Bag: January 30
Please join us this coming Wednesday,
January 30, for a digital library brown bag
presentation by visiting scholar, Maryam
Rahnemoonfar. The presentation will be held
at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from
12:00pm - 1:00pm.
Challenges and Opportunities in Image
Processing and Analysis of Historical
Maryam Rahnemoonfar, Visiting
Data to Insight, Indiana University
Pervasive Technology Institute
A particular challenge in the text
recognition of historical document images is the
considerable amount of "image noise"
that can arise during the whole life cycle of a
document from printing and storage to the usage
and scanning of the document. Historical
documents suffer from several different kinds of
noise such as geometric distortions,
bleed-through, textured papers, stamp, stain, and
so forth. Noise will affect and complicate
the different stages of document image analysis
including enhancement, segmentation, layout
analysis, and recognition. This talk will
cover the description of different stages of
document image analysis and challenges and
opportunities in image processing and analysis of
historical documents. I will particularly
explain about the software that I developed in the
IMPACT project for correction of arbitrary
geometric artefacts in historical documents.
Such distortions appear as arbitrary warping,
fold, and page curl and have detrimental effects
on OCR and print-on-demand quality.
Presentation slides and audio will be
available via the Connect Meeting Service
(formerly known as "Breeze"). Go
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: http://dlib.indiana.edu/education/brownbags/
To receive a reminder and an abstract for
each presentation, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the message
body: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name.
Submitted by: Michelle Dalmau,
Digital Projects & Usability Librarian,
from Around the World
What do students in Mexico, China, South
Africa, Romania, Turkmenistan, Guatemala, Germany,
and Japan take with them to school? Come and
find out at the "Backpacks from Around the
World" exhibit at the Herman B Wells
Library. Presented by the IUB International
Outreach Council and the IUB Libraries,
students' backpacks and their contents from
these eight countries will be on display in the
Reference Area on the first floor of the East
Tower, Herman B Wells Library, through the end of
February. Information about IU's
international centers and programs will be
available so that students can learn where to
study about other world regions at IUB. For
more information, please contact email@example.com
Submitted by: Michael Courtney, Outreach and
Engagement Librarian, Department of Teaching &
Andrea Baer has accepted the
position of Undergraduate Education Librarian in
Teaching & Learning effective March 18.
Andrea has a bachelor's in German and
Psychology from the University of Arkansas, a
master's and PhD in Comparative Literature
from the University of Washington, and she earned
her master's in Information Sciences from the
University of Tennessee. She is currently
working as the Reference and Instruction Librarian
at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
In addition, she is an adjunct lecturer in
Information Sciences for the University of
Tennessee and an adjunct professor teaching
several online composition and literature classes
for Ashford University. We are very excited
for Andrea to join the Libraries. Please
join us in welcoming her!
Submitted by: Jennifer Chaffin, Director,
Libraries Human Resources,