If your library has not already done so, please consider contributing to our "Other CARLI Collections" portal. This initiative was designed to expose digital collections at CARLI libraries that are hosted outside of CARLI's installation of CONTENTdm.

August 25, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

The CARLI Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.  The 2014 Annual Meeting sessions will highlight research conducted by staff members from CARLI libraries.

A meeting of the CARLI Governing Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. More information about both of these meetings will be available soon.

August 11, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

Sunday, August 10th from 6AM to 10AM, Production Voyager, VuFind, CONTENTdm, and SFX services will be taken offline to apply operating system patches. Downtime for each service should be less than an hour.

If you discover any issues with the services after 10AM, please contact

Brandon Gant

August 1, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

From Colket Illustrated Sheet Music (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Gordon Colket Music Collection at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Lovejoy Library contains 120 pieces of sheet music, mostly dating from the middle of the 19th century. The 90 items included in this digital collection include military songs from the Civil War era, nautical ditties, and romantic ballads. And, of course, more than a few polkas.

July 24, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Naval Flight School (Monmouth College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Until photographs were able to be developed with color, people often had to guess at the hues of depicted scenes, unless they were present at the time the picture was taken, or the colors were specifically noted on the back. Furthermore, as years pass and stories about the subjects of these images are lost, viewers become less able to tie together the picture before them and the rest of the world that they experience every day. Therefore, when I initially viewed this picture of The Yellow Peril from 1943, I knew nothing about it but that it was probably a yellow airplane. Then I got curious.

July 14, 2014
By: Amy Maroso

This Saturday, July 12th between 4AM and Noon, UIUC campus networking staff (CITES) will replace the backbone routers connected to the Production CARLI Data Center.

For some period of time during this upgrade, all CARLI services could be unavailable.

Information about this network event, any status updates, and an announcement that work has been completed can be found on the following website:

July 7, 2014
By: Brandon Gant

Keep up to date with new trends in digitization and digital content with the CARLI Created Content Committee podcast. Podcasts are a convenient way to stay current since you can listen on your commute or while running errands. Episodes will come out frequently during the academic year. Listen to the first two episodes and subscribe in iTunes.

July 2, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers

Gonzo Odor Eliminator particles

Illinois State University shares their technique for deodorizing musty-smelling, large-format collections.

Written by Ross Griffiths, Illinois State University, May 2014.

June 23, 2014

From The Cullom-Davis Library Art Collection (Bradley University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Cullom-Davis Library Art Collection contains over 200 images of works of art that reside in the library, other campus buildings, or on the grounds of the university. The collection is a diverse one, including Frederick Triebel's 1880 bust of Abraham Lincoln, Linda Howard's massive steel sculpture Centerpeace, and the beguiling Plane Magic, a 1993 print by Cathie Crawford. When browsing the collection, I was attracted to the more mysterious work in the collection, those images simply titled "unknown." In some cases, the artist is known, or perhaps a date of creation, but in this example, the striking image is an orphan, without an author, title, or date of creation.

June 20, 2014
By: Digital Collections

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June 19, 2014
By: Michelle Huls