CARLI News February 25, 2016

Tumblr Project Podcast

The CARLI Created Content Committee has posted a new podcast to the CARLI web site.

In this podcast, committee members Margaret Heller, Alice Creason, and Jen Wolfe discuss their CARLI Digital Collections Tumblr project. The discussion includes the idea for starting Tumblr and how the committee has implemented the project.

Webinar: Usage Statistics for Electronic Resources

The Commercial Products Committee will be hosting a series of webinars on usage statistics presented by the major vendors offering products to our members. The next presentation will be presented by ProQuest, using their WebEx platform. Future webinars will be scheduled and announced as details become available.

These webinars are open to any staff of CARLI member libraries. You may watch the webinar at the time it is presented, or watch a recording of it on your own schedule. Links to webinar recordings will be announced when they become available.
The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2:00 pm: ProQuest Usage Reports
Presented by Phyllis Johnson, Manager, Customer Experience–Central. 

CARLI Sponsored IACRL Pre-Conference

Register now to attend “Curriculum Mapping: A CARLI-Sponsored Preconference,” a free preconference in conjunction with the IACRL Conference. The preconference will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare. The workshop will focus on ways that curriculum mapping can be used to strategically align library instructional efforts with students’ pathway to degree completion.

There is no registration fee, but attendees must be registered by March 11, 2016.

Morning Session:
Curriculum Mapping to Integrate and Communicate Information Literacy
Presented by: Anne Zald, Head, Government, Geospatial, Business Information, and Data Services, Northwestern University Libraries

Afternoon Session:
Information Literacy Leadership and Program Evaluation: Using a Curriculum Map for Program Development
Presented by: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Candidate for ALA President, 2017–2018

A continental breakfast and lunch buffet will be provided. For more information and to register for the IACRL Conference and the CARLI Preconference, visit the IACRL conference web site

Resource Sharing Spring Open Houses 

Registration is now open for the first of 3 Resource Sharing Committee-sponsored open houses this spring. At each location there will be a work flow tour and discussion period. 

On Thursday, March 24 from 9:30 am–3:30 pm, please plan to join us at Principia College, Elsah, IL and Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL. Space will be limited.

  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm, Principia College, Marshall Brooks Library
  • 12:00 pm–3:30 pm, Lewis & Clark Community College, Reid Memorial Library

For more information or to register, visit the CARLI web site. Registration closes on March 16.  

CARLI is also sponsoring Resource Sharing open houses on April 8 at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, and on April 21 at Illinois Institute of Technology and Illinois College of Optometry. Registration for both of these will be open soon and space will be limited. 

Audiovisual Preservation Workshop

Media and audiovisual items pose many challenges for libraries and archives around the world. A lack of basic training and skills for working with these collections often puts the items at risk.  

The CARLI Preservation Committee invites you to a full-day workshop focused specifically on audiovisual preservation on April 18, 2016, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on activities, participants will learn about the issues and concepts involved in A/V preservation. Participants will gain unique insight and experience with identification, care, handling, and condition assessment of media materials. An introduction into the how's and why's of media digitization and the basics of physical repair and cleaning of collection assets will be covered.  

The instructor for the day will be Joshua Harris, Media Preservation Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

No experience with media items is required. Participants will leave with core knowledge that will empower them to dig into their media and audiovisual collections!

Full information and registration details are on the CARLI web site.

If you have any questions, please contact CARLI support.

Preservation Tip: A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Audio

Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University

For those of us gifted with the ability to hear, it’s hard to imagine a world without sound. Meaning is carried in the listening of our loved ones voices, the music we consume, and in all the other sounds we are surrounded with every day. Recorded audio is the mechanical or digital capture of meaning–the rich experience of humanity. As stated by Rob Bamberger and Sam Brylawski in the introduction to "The State of Recorded Sound Preservation in the United States: A National Legacy at Risk in the Digital Age" (Library of Congress, 2010): “Recorded sound is more than music and entertainment; it encompasses the sounds of the streets, of nature, and of the vanished folk heritage of indigenous and transplanted cultures, as well as of important national events and precious moments in our own personal lives.” It’s easy to understand the impact of audio. Reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous address on the Lincoln Memorial steps is inspiring indeed, but hearing the speech is altogether unforgettable. Everyone deserves the chance to hear “I Have a Dream”.

Library collections both large and small are likely to have some captured audio whether it’s in the form of a CD, a cassette tape or one of the many other formats. It’s not uncommon to find digital audio tape (DAT), open reel tape, LP phonodiscs, and 78 RPM phonodiscs. Special libraries and archives may additionally own wire recordings, microcassettes, and Dictaphone belts and tapes. Of course, in 2016 most captured audio is in a digital format, of which there are many versions and kinds. Simply meeting the need of ensuring the longevity of audio collections is a large challenge, and one complete with a time sensitive deadline. If the format itself is not degrading, the playback equipment is hard to find and repair. For born digital collections, we have been slow to realize the need for a reformatting plan. With the estimated 46 million sound recordings at risk[1], action is needed now.

A full overview of "A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Audio," can be found on the CARLI web site

Other Library News

Summit on Changing Academic Libraries

Academic libraries are in the midst of a great transformation, and librarians are being called to serve as guides and leaders of this process. The Summit on Changing Academic Libraries is intended to provide librarians with the opportunity to work together to plan for the future of their libraries within the context of a rapidly changing environment. 

Among other questions, we will consider:

  • How are academic libraries changing, and what are the driving forces of change?
  • What will your library need to do to position itself for the future?
  • What is the process by which your library will, or could, make those changes?
  • How can each of us be the leaders that our libraries need?

The day begins with a compelling keynote by Joan Lippincott, the Associate Director for the Coalition of Networked Information, who will talk about the changing nature of library partnerships in teaching, learning and research. We are honored to host her visit as Milner Library’s 2016 Bryant Jackson Lecturer and for this talk to be included as part of the Presidential Speaker Series across campus. 

Registration is not required to attend Lippincott's keynote address. This first day-long Summit is hosted by Illinois State University’s Milner Library on April 12 from 10 am–3 pm. There is no registration fee for the afternoon activities, but we ask that you RSVP by April 1.

For the complete schedule of the day’s events and registration information, please visit the Illinois State University web site.

NUHS Receives Grant 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) recently awarded National University's Learning Resource Center (LRC) a technology grant worth $4300. The grant funded a new Technology Bar and iPad Station, expanding digital reference and educational materials available to students at the LRC.

Technology Bar4LRC Director Ms. Patricia Genardo and Mr. Russ Iwami, reference librarian, wrote the grant proposal, which was one of five proposals funded from the NNLM's Greater Midwest Region. In addition to providing a new student resource, the LRC is hoping the faculty will visit the technology bar as well. "Faculty who want more exposure to new technology before using it in the classroom, can now explore how the iPad's app features work. This can help them incorporate these technologies in their lesson plans with more confidence," says Ms. Genardo.

To read the full story, visit the NUHS web site.

2016 ILA Annual Conference Proposals

The 2016 ILA Annual Conference theme, Discovery Advocacy Leadership, focuses on how libraries and library staff serve as community leaders to support life-long learning and engagement within Illinois communities. Actively share ideas by submitting a conference proposal and joining the conversation!

Proposals are due April 1, 2016. For more information visit the ILA web site.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Forums, Workshops and Training

March 3                   Public Services Committee Open House
March 8                   Webinar: Usage Statistics for Electronic Resources
March 9                   New I-Share Libraries: Data Review Training
March 11                 Public Services Committee Open House
March 17                 IACRL Pre-Conference 
March 18                 IACRL Conference 
March 24                 Resource Sharing Open House

April 1                     Public Services Committee Open House
April 8                     Resource Sharing Open House
April 18                   Audiovisual Preservation Workshop
April 21                   Resource Sharing Open House


March 1                     Commercial Products Committee
March 2                     SFX Administrators Conference Call
March 4                     CARLI Board of Directors Meeting
March 7                     Technical Services Committee
March 10                   Public Services Committee 
March 17                   Resource Sharing Committee   
March 21                   Preservation Committee
March 22                   Created Content Committee
March 23                   SFX System Committee
March 24                   Collection Management Committee    

April 4                       Technical Services Committee
April 5                       Commercial Products Committee 
April 13                     SFX System Committee
April 14                     Public Services Committee
April 18                     Preservation Committee
April 21                     Collection Management Committee
April 21                     Resource Sharing Committee
April 26                     Created Content Committee        

Consult the CARLI calendar for the most current list of meeting times and locations.

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