This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

  • InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications
  • October Metadata Discussion Group Meeting
  • Digital Library Brown Bag: October 16
  • ILS Alumni Reception During ILF Conference
  • Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places: Registration Now Open
  • Staff News

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InULA Research Incentive Grants: Now Accepting Applications

InULA invites applications for its Research Incentive Grants, with an application deadline of Tuesday, October 15

Any regular member of InULA is eligible to apply.  Projects should fall within the scope of at least one of the categories of support listed on this page.

Applications should consist of a completed application form, current CV, and one to three letters of support.

Applications forms and all supporting documentation should be submitted electronically to the current chair of InULA's Scholarship & Grants Committee, Catherine Minter (

Submitted by: Catherine Minter, Librarian for French & Italian, Germanic Studies, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, on behalf of the InULA Scholarship & Grants Committee, IUB

October Metadata Discussion Group Meeting

The Metadata Discussion Group meets monthly to discuss metadata issues pertaining to libraries, archives, and museums. The group has no formal membership.  Library staff, SOIC faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.

This is the first in a two-part series on how libraries might start thinking ahead for BIBFRAME, a standard that is being developed to replace MARC. At this meeting, we will info-share how RDA is being implemented in a MARC environment and reflect upon how those implementation decisions affect an eventual data migration to BIBFRAME. Specific RDA/MARC coding examples will be shared in advance of the meeting via the listserv.

DATE:  Tuesday, October 15
TIME:  9:30am - 10:30am
PLACE:  Wells Library Room 043
TOPIC:  Prepping for BIBFRAME: Smart[er] RDA Implementation
MODERATOR: Jennifer Liss

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, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit and Metadata/Cataloging Librarian, IUB

Digital Library Brown Bag: October 16

Please join us this coming Wednesday, October 16 for a Digital Library Brown Bag Series presentation by Stacy Konkiel.  The presentation will be held at the Herman B Wells Library, room E174, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.  The presentation will also be broadcasted (see details below). 

Beyond Citations: New Metrics for Measuring the Impact of Research Data
Stacy Konkiel, Science Data Management Librarian
Scholarly Communication

Today's scholars are at a critical juncture with respect to how they will measure the impact of their research in coming years.  At the same time that scholars in various disciplines are increasingly being encouraged to share their research data, new technologies are enabling the measurement of the variety of ways in which such data is shared and reused.  This talk will explain not only recent initiatives to develop standards and technologies to support data citation, but other frameworks for measurement that aim to quantify the impact that curators and digital libraries' designs have on the reuse of research data.  It will also cover ways in which researchers can leverage campus and national resources to promote the tracking of impact metrics for their own data.

Presentations will also be broadcast via Adobe Connect.  Go to http;// 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: #dlbb.

The Digital Library Brown Bag series is held most Wednesdays this fall semester.  All presentations are in the Herman B Wells Library, rooms E174 or 043, from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  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: sub dl-brownbag-l Your Full Name.

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series is part of the Digital Initiatives track of the Scholars' Commons Series.  As research initiatives increasingly rely on technology as a significant mode for inquiry, the Digital Initiatives track will address cutting-edge and emerging topics that shape this new scholarly endeavor.  This semester the inaugural Scholars' Commons Series features a full schedule of events ranging from basic introductions to core research tools, to workshops for dissertation writers, to talk by cutting edge digital scholars.  For more information, please visit

Submitted by: Nick Homenda, Digital Projects Librarian, IUB

ILS Alumni Reception During ILF Conference

Join the ILS Department for its alumni reception during the annual ILF conference.  This year the reception will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, in the Network Room (2d level, Skywalk level) of the Hyatt Regency Downtown (One Capitol Ave).  Come for a short time or the entire reception.  Food will be served and a cash bar will be available.

RSVP to Sarah Burton, MLS '94, The guest list is available here.

Submitted by: Sarah Burton, Director of Finance and Administration, ILS, IUB

IOLUG Conference
Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places: Registration Open Now
Register now for the Fall IOLUG Program on November 1 and you could win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!
Registration is now open for the Fall IOLUG Program: Digital Libraries: Live Spaces, Learning Places.  The program will take place at Indiana Wesleyan University North campus in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, November 1. Register online at

We have an exciting program for you filled with tips and tricks for using the latest technologies in your libraries. Session topics include makerspaces, distance learning tools and tips, and using Google glass to teach privacy. As librarians we are often called on to teach our users everything from how to use a computer mouse to finding and evaluating information. Join us to learn how to reach our patrons using innovative technologies and methods!
DATE: Friday, November 1
PLACE: Indiana Wesleyan University North, Indianapolis
              3777 Priority Way South Drive
              Indianapolis, IN 46240
Fall Conference Keynotes:
Maker Mentality in the Learning Commons
Speaker: Emily Thompson, Suny Oswego Penfield Library
Description: What does a MakerSpace in an academic library look like? Chances are, it looks very much like a learning commons with a few tweaks. This program will look at the ways Penfield Library is infusing its commons with a maker mentality to bring out the creativity in our students.

Keynote Title: Using Google Glass to Teach Privacy
Speaker: Jen Waller, Miami University Libraries
Description: Google Glass is Google's latest consumer technology and is a wearable, head mounted computer that acts like a voice-activated, hands free smartphone. Hailed by some and reviled by others, Glass provides a peek into the future of information delivery and a route by which to discuss privacy and sharing. In August 2013, Google chose the presenter as a "Glass Explorer" – one of approximately 8000 people using Glass. This presentation will demonstrate how she integrated Glass technology into instruction about privacy and sharing for Miami University students.

Submitted by: Chanitra Bishop, Digital Scholarship and Emerging Technologies Librarian, IUB

Staff News

Kelsey Marchant has accepted the position of Serials Procurement and Access Specialist in Serials Acquisitions effective Monday, October 21.  She most recently worked as a Monograph Acquisitions Coordinator here at Wells Library.  Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.  Please join me in congratulating Kelsey on her new role!

Submitted by: Jen Geary, Human Resources Coordinator, IUB
Teen Read Week

Next week, October 13-19 is Teen Read Week!  We're all boring grown-ups here at IU, but adolescent literacy is always worth encouraging.  Teen Read Week, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has been an annual initiative since 1998 and encourages teens to read and use the library.  This year's theme is "Seek the Unknown," and pushes adolescents to "explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books."  For more information, check out the website!
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