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Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre Nov 2009

Mail Order Archives: Starting The Archives At Utah Valley University, Catherine Mcintyre

Catherine McIntyre

This humorous presentation traces the history of Utah Valley University from a vocational school to a university, and tells how the school's first centralized archives was started by an inexperienced librarian who learned a lot about archives from the mail-order catalogs from which she ordered materials.


Pitfalls And Pratfalls: The Waa Collection At The Milwaukee Public Library, Rose Fortier Oct 2009

Pitfalls And Pratfalls: The Waa Collection At The Milwaukee Public Library, Rose Fortier

Rose Fortier

An overview of the Milwaukee Public Library's attempt to digitize building plans and architectural drawings in the Wisconsin Architectural Archives. Details the technical details of digitizing an unusual format. Also describes the legal and policy pitfalls that prevented the final collection from being realized beyond the planning stages.


The Status And Future Of Government Documents, James T. Shaw Oct 2009

The Status And Future Of Government Documents, James T. Shaw

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Depository libraries have traditionally enjoyed a pretty sweet deal—we receive free copies of documents in return for space, processing, and staff to help people use them. Depository libraries have served as key players in two areas of public policy: 1) public access to government information for the needs of today; and 2) widespread distribution of documents helps them survive to form a historical record.


Simon Says (Fall 2009), Giselle Remy Bratcher, Paula Adams, Jacqueline Radebaugh, Michelle Jones Oct 2009

Simon Says (Fall 2009), Giselle Remy Bratcher, Paula Adams, Jacqueline Radebaugh, Michelle Jones

Library Newsletters

In this issue:

  • Library Renovations
  • Now Available for Checkout: The Mary Lisby Folklore and Storytelling Collection
  • Milestone CSU Library Service Anniversaries
  • Presentation Preparation Practice Area
  • New Food Policy for CSU Main Library
  • First Year Seminar Project
  • Department Spotlight: Cataloging/Periodicals
  • Awards
  • The 9th Annual University­-Wide Faculty Research Forum Series
  • Digital and Mobile at CSU Libraries: Some Exciting New Developments


Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine Sep 2009

Investigating Primary Source Literacy, Joanne Archer, Ann Hanlon, Jennie A. Levine

Library Faculty Research and Publications

Primary source research requires students to acquire specialized research skills. This paper presents results from a user study testing the effectiveness of a Web guide designed to convey the concepts behind “primary source literacy”. The study also evaluated students’ strengths and weaknesses when conducting primary source research.


The Ivory Tower Opens Up: Documenting Controversy, Amy Schindler Aug 2009

The Ivory Tower Opens Up: Documenting Controversy, Amy Schindler

Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

Session Abstract: A panel of trained archivists will discuss the use of the spectrum of Web 2.0 tools and innovation as how it creates mechanisms to promote the access and use of archival and rare materials. They will talk about their own innovations in their repositories, and some of the successful projects and tools being used today, as well as discussing the potential for creative collaboration between historians and archivists in academe using Web 2.0 tools and resources.


Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart, Amy Vecchione Jul 2009

Corralling Digital Collections From Across The Region: A Survey Of Digital Collections In The Pacific Northwest, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart, Amy Vecchione

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Digital collections exist at all types of institutions throughout the Northwest. Wrangling these online resources all into one place is quite a challenge. This poster will raise awareness and highlight digital collections both big and small throughout the region. The range of collections spans from historical documents detailing local histories to the digital repositories of official government business to photographs and to objects documenting Northwest culture (music, art, and environment). Librarians and teachers will learn what collections are freely available to the public, relevant to the reference desk and classroom, and meaningful to patrons and students. Libraries, archives, and special …


Collaboration And Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart Jul 2009

Collaboration And Motivation For Digital Success: The Western Writers Series Digital Editions @ Boise State University, Erin Passehl, Rick Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Recently the Boise State University English Department and Albertsons Library collaborated on digitizing a collection of out-of-print editions of the Western Writers Series. Boise State publishes the Western Writers Series which consists of 50-60 page booklets of authoritative introductions to writers and classic texts that relate to literature of the American West. This poster will showcase the collaboration and motivation that went into the Western Writers Series Digital Editions. The motivation behind each stakeholder’s participation in this project will be outlined. The collaboration tactics used when working with librarians, catalogers, archivists, academic units and the community at large will also …


Beyond The Blue: Creating Digital Collections At Boise State University, Erin Passehl May 2009

Beyond The Blue: Creating Digital Collections At Boise State University, Erin Passehl

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams May 2009

Digital Repository Adoption In New York City Research Institutions, David J. Williams

Student Theses

As more scholarly and research materials are created in digital formats, institutions charged with managing, preserving, and disseminating these materials are increasingly adopting specialized software tools and environments created to fulfill these functions. Concurrently, subscriptions to serials databases provided by academic publishers are increasingly prohibitive and problematic. This paper surveys the adoption of digital institutional repositories by research institutions in the New York City region as of the Spring of 2009, and concludes that in spite of their potential advantages these systems are still not widely applied toward addressing the issues of preservation and access to their fullest potential.


Beyond The Blue: Creating Digital Collections At Boise State University, Erin Passehl May 2009

Beyond The Blue: Creating Digital Collections At Boise State University, Erin Passehl

Erin Passehl Stoddart

No abstract provided.


The Preserving Of Gifts And Donors, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2009

The Preserving Of Gifts And Donors, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

The workshop dealt with accepting gifts to collections and the impact of the implications of preservation and conservation concerns with those items.


The Preserving Of Gifts And Donors, Peter D. Verheyen Apr 2009

The Preserving Of Gifts And Donors, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

The workshop dealt with accepting gifts to collections and the impact of the implications of preservation and conservation concerns with those items.


Simon Says (Spring 2009), Linda Jones, Giselle Remy Bratcher, Cynthia Fears, Paula Adams, Callie Mcginnis, Michelle Jones Apr 2009

Simon Says (Spring 2009), Linda Jones, Giselle Remy Bratcher, Cynthia Fears, Paula Adams, Callie Mcginnis, Michelle Jones

Library Newsletters

In this issue:

  • CSU Archives Launches 50th Anniversary Oral History Project \
  • Graduating Seniors Book Dedication Ceremony
  • LIBRA Award Presented to Dr. Sandra Stratford
  • CSU Libraries 8th Annual University-Wide Faculty Research Forum Series
  • Georgia’s Oldest Hardware Store: The Singer Company
  • CSU Libraries By The Numbers
  • Libraries Host Rite of Passage Convocations
  • Teaching LIBR 1105 Online: Whine & Cheese
  • CSU Libraries Staff Development Day 2009: Teamwork and the Library Experience
  • Department Spotlight: Circulation
  • CSU Librarians in Leadership Roles
  • New Reporting Structure for CSU Libraries


Review: Personal Archives And A New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections, And Ruminations, Kimberly D. Anderson Jan 2009

Review: Personal Archives And A New Archival Calling: Readings, Reflections, And Ruminations, Kimberly D. Anderson

Kimberly D. Anderson

Within the archival community, the concept of personal archives has evolved from that of the private papers of well-known and/or powerful individuals (literary manuscripts, private diaries of administrators, etc.) to incorporate the daily recordkeeping and memory practices of potentially all individuals, regardless of their status. With the advent of digital technologies, the ability to create and share evidence of self, family, and community has grown in the public consciousness. Richard Cox’s new book Personal Archives and a New Archival Calling is an appeal to archivists to tap into this increased awareness and to develop a “new partnership” with the public.


Access To Cultural Property And Heritage: Ethical And Moral Considerations In Archives, Marisol Ramos Jan 2009

Access To Cultural Property And Heritage: Ethical And Moral Considerations In Archives, Marisol Ramos

Published Works

This paper discussed issues regarding cultural property, access, the effects of colonialism on the loss of cultural heritage, and the role of ethics in deciding access issues in an archival setting based on the experience working with a collection of 19th century legal documents from Puerto Rico located at the UConn Libraries' Department of Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT.


Las Vegas And Water In The West: A Digital Collection Perspective, Tom D. Sommer Jan 2009

Las Vegas And Water In The West: A Digital Collection Perspective, Tom D. Sommer

Library Faculty Presentations

No abstract provided.