CARLI News May 25, 2016

Final Results from the 2016 Board of Directors Election

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. Directors elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2016 are: Cindy Fuller (Millikin University), Cate Kaufman (Illinois Central College), and Lydia Morrow Ruetten (Governors State University).
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Jim Cubit (Lake Forest College), Dane Ward (Illinois State University), and Frances Whaley (Illinois Valley Community College). 
Please join us in welcoming these new members of the CARLI Board.

CARLI Committee Appointments Complete for 2016

CARLI has completed the annual appointment process for CARLI committees. Staff from almost 50 member libraries will serve on CARLI Committees in 2016-2017. As in previous years, we will keep the volunteer list on file for any additional openings that may occur this year. We offer our sincere thanks to all those who volunteered to serve on CARLI committees.

New Created Content Committee Podcast Now Online

The CARLI Created Content Committee has posted a new podcast. In this podcast, committee member Anne Shelley interviews Eric Kurt, Media Commons Coordinator for the UIUC Undergraduate Library. They discuss the projects students are creating using the services available in their library's media commons.

This podcast, along with all the committee's podcasts, can be found on their Podcasts web page or you may access it via iTunesU.

Never miss a podcast by subscribing to the series on iTunesU!

Register for the Annual Instruction Showcase

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual CARLI Library Instruction Showcase to be held on Wednesday, July 20, 9:30 am–3:30 pm at Heartland Community College, Normal, IL. 

The Showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment. Presenters will demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction. The formal agenda for the event is still TBA; the schedule of the day's activities and a list of presentation topics will be posted on the registration page at a later date. Deadline for registering is Wednesday, July 13. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

To register, visit the event page.

Collaborative Collection Development Webinar–Recording Available

The CARLI Collection Management Committee held a webinar on May 9th on “Print and Electronic Collaborative Collection Development Options for Monographs in AY17.” The recording for the webinar is now available. It includes presentations by committee members including a brief summary of the Committee’s recent survey of CARLI members regarding collection collaboration as well as options and next steps for collaboration.

New Documentation Available for Pick and Scan in Voyager 9.1.1 

In the Voyager Cataloging and Circulation clients, the capabilities of Pick and Scan have significantly improved with I-Share’s upgrade to Voyager 9.1.1.

A new CARLI document, “Using Pick and Scan in Voyager 9.1.1”, provides a detailed description of the features, security privileges, logging capabilities, and known issues.

Please share this document with your colleagues who currently use the tool or may use it in the future for database cleanup.

with any questions.

OCLC’s Batchload Transition to WorldShare Collection Manager–Upcoming Webinars

In the next few months, OCLC will be integrating all of their cataloging batchload services, to WorldShare Collection Manager. This will affect all OCLC batchload services your library has set up or may be considering.
For I-Share libraries, this transition will affect your library’s CARLI backloading project, also referred to as an ongoing batchload project. Backloading is the process which ultimately sets your library’s holdings in OCLC WorldCat when “OK to export” is selected on the System tab of bibliographic records in the Voyager Cataloging Client. 
CARLI staff will be attending OCLC’s Batchload transition webinar to learn more about this change and learn how we can transition current projects to the Collection Manager platform. This webinar will be repeated on several available dates. Please consider registering to stay informed about these important changes.

To read more about this transition, please visit OCLC’s Frequently asked questions.

Preservation Tips: 

A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Still Photographs and Photographic Formats
Jenny Dunbar, Archivist, College of DuPage

Photographs were not always well regarded as historical documents. In the early stages of the development of archives, many archivists did not consider photographs as primary source material and relegated any visual material to a more subordinate position. Now, we realize the value of photographs and appreciate the significant role they play in our cultural heritage collections. It is imperative that we act to preserve them.

Like most audiovisual material, the preservation of still images is a complex one. Heliographs, daguerreotypes, cyanotypes, tintypes, albumen, silver gelatin prints, calotype paper negatives, glass plate negatives, nitrate, diacetate and polyester negatives, lantern slides, autochromes, film slides, digital photographs – the list goes on and on. The preservation of this multitude of formats is a daunting task that presents significant concerns, necessitating a variety of storage conditions and techniques. Additionally, photographic collections are usually heavily used, a factor that increases their susceptibility to damage.

See the full overview of “A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Still Photographs and Photographic Formats.”

A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Grant Writing
James “Joe” Feigl III, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate student and Melanie R. Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Grant writing for audiovisual preservation starts with the basics: learning who has funding available and how that money can be used.  In the world of philanthropy the value of a library preservation project is based on the service it will provide and who will benefit from that service.  Grants will vary in their focus, with many current grants funding diversity, sustainability, LBGT, and digitization projects.  The goal is to use the information from your audiovisual collection analysis to develop a grant proposal that fits in with the philanthropy world’s current interests.  

View an up-to-date annotated bibliography of materials about grant writing and also a list of currently available grant websites with examples of funded projects, information on currently open grants, and future funding available for the preservation of library materials in our full blog article,  “A Year in the Life of Audiovisual/Media Preservation in Illinois: Grant Writing.”.

Other Library News

Resource Sharing Dissertation is the Top IDEALS Download in May

The dissertation "Successful Resource Sharing in Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois: Lessons for developing countries" by Frederick Kiwuwa Lugya, is the top download this month from IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Downloaded over 5000 times in May, the dissertation is just one of over 85,000 published and unpublished papers, datasets, video and audio produced at the University of Illinois, that have been deposited in IDEALS.
The 2010 thesis looks at issues surrounding the factors that have led to successful resource sharing among academic and research libraries in developed countries and how to practically apply these success factors to improve collaboration among academic and research libraries in developing countries. The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL) are the focus in this research.
Emphasis is placed on the establishment of CARLI leadership, the sharing of responsibility and decision-making processes as well as sources of funding for the consortium. Also central to the research study is exploration of the role and responsibility of participating member libraries and their contributions to and expectations from the consortium.
View the full dissertation or visit the IDEALS web site.

Journal of New Librarianship Seeks Submissions

The Journal of New Librarianship is pleased to announce that it is planning for its inaugural issue, anticipated for Fall 2016.

There is a need to offer quality literature in our field in an open, independently produced journal. Beyond that, we believe that the library is meant to set an example for academia. Free and open access to information and innovation is crucial to the future of our institutions and profession. By providing an outlet that mixes both traditional and disruptive forms of scholarly and professional communication, we can change the way our profession shares and leads.

Submissions are currently being accepted for the inaugural issue. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: Solicited articles; Scholarly Articles; Essays; Experience and opinion pieces; Media (i.e., podcasts, video, etc) relevant to innovative practices in librarianship; Book reviews; Technology reviews; Letters to the Editor on topics relevant to the field; Data sets; Manifestos; Extended scholarship (Greater than 15,000 words); and Interviews.

Non-english content is welcome. Translation assistance is available for accepted works.

Authors must submit an abstract for all submissions.

If you are interested, .

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates

May 30        CARLI Office Closed

July 4          CARLI Office Closed

Forums, Workshops and Training

June 15        SFX Open Conference Call

July 20         Instruction Showcase


June 6          Technical Services Committee
June 7          Commercial Products Committee
June 8          SFX System Committee
June 8          CARLI Executive Committee Conference Call
June 16        Collection Management Committee
June 16        Resource Sharing Committee
June 17        CARLI Board of Directors Meeting
June 20        Preservation Committee
June 28        Created Content Committee

July 26         Created Content Committee

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

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