CARLI News May 30, 2013

Read the CARLI News for the latest information on CARLI events, new and ongoing projects, product and service updates and upcoming deadlines. Issues are sent to all subscribers of the “Announce” listserv. 

CARLI Board of Directors Election Results

The election and appointment process for new members of the CARLI Board of Directors has been completed. New Board members elected to 3-year terms beginning July 1, 2013 are Brian Beecher (Elgin Community College), Mary Case (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Scott Walter (DePaul University). Board members elected to one-year terms are Njambi Kamoche (William Rainey Harper College), and Patrick Dawson (Northern Illinois University). 

Register for RDA Training

Register now for CARLI’s hands-on RDA trainings for I-Share library original catalogers.  These one-day sessions will be offered at no charge, and will be repeated four times (twice in each of two locations):

CARLI is Seeking Volunteers to Serve on CARLI Committees

CARLI is seeking volunteers to serve on 10 new advisory committees, with terms beginning on July 1, 2013. At the direction of the Board of Directors, a new advisory committee structure has been created for FY 2014. All current working groups and users' groups will be discharged effective June 30, 2013. Members who are currently serving on CARLI working groups and users' groups and who have one or two years remaining on their terms will be transitioned to new committee assignments.

Board of Directors Election - Call for Nominations

CARLI is seeking nominations for candidates to fill seats on the CARLI Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing authority of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

2012 Annual Meeting Presentations Available Online

The presentations and handouts from the 2012 CARLI Annual Meeting are now available.

Internet Archive Surpasses 3.5 Million Digital Texts Online

The Internet Archive now has over 3.5 million books online including over 6,700 items digitized for the Archive through the CARLI Book Digitization Initiative. More than 40 CARLI member institutions have contributed historical out-of-copyright works, government documents, materials in which their institutions own the copyright, or have partnered with local organizations to digitize materials. All texts are available for free to anyone with an Internet connection.

CARLI Annual Meeting

I Hotel and Conference Center

Keynote Address

Crossroads or Precipice? Reflections from the Darkening Ivory Tower

Paula Kaufman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Breakout Sessions

Using CARLI Digital Collections

Jessica Gibson, CARLI Senior Application Support Coordina

HathiTrust & VuFind Webinar Recording Available

CARLI recently introduced access to public domain, electronic full-text materials in the HathiTrust collection via the I-Share union catalog. Member libraries are now considering whether to incorporate the same HathiTrust records into default searches of their local catalogs as well.  So the question is: to Hathi or not to Hathi?