CARLI News


From Charles Sengstock Jr. Chicago Jazz & Dance Band Research (Roosevelt University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This collection of research files on early to mid-20th century Chicago jazz and dance bands, comprising more than 1,000 items in digitized form, simulates the experience of lifting the lid of an archival box and gently rifling through its foldered contents--minus the cotton gloves.
 
 

June 23, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Production CARLI servers will be patched this Sunday, June 25th between 6AM and 10AM.

This work requires a server reboot and it takes a while for Oracle and Voyager to shutdown and start back up. Downtime should be no more than a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

June 21, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

All CARLI member libraries will transition on June 13–14, 2017 from the EBL – Ebook Library and ebrary platforms to the new ebook platform ProQuest Ebook Central™.

On Tuesday, June 13, 9:00-11:00 pm, ProQuest Ebook Central sites will be turned on and EBL links will redirect to ProQuest Ebook Central.

On Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 pm, ebrary holdings are merged into ProQuest Ebook Central and ebrary links will be redirected.

June 13, 2017
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From: Chicago State University

Report of the Commissioners and a history of Lincoln Park

June 12, 2017
By: Digital Collections

June 1, 2017

CARLI staff are pleased to announce a major update to the VuFind 3 production and test servers available for I-Share library staff testing and review. This update reflects a significant amount work by CARLI staff to improve how the underlying services communicate with one another and contains a number of new features and enhancements:

June 8, 2017
By: Jessica Gibson


From John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

A lost statue left in a library admin suite sounds like a quality start to a mystery ready to be investigated by Rosemary & Thyme or whoever your preferred literary crime solver is...

May 25, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Final Results from the 2017 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, 2017 are: Jeffrey Douglas (Knox College), Tammy Kuhn-Schnell (Lincoln Land Community College), and Michael Lorenzen (Western Illinois University).
 
Directors appointed to one-year terms are: Taran Ley (Southern Illinois University School of Medicine), Cathy Mayer (Trinity Christian College) and Frances Whaley (Illinois Valley Community College). 
 

May 24, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

Anne Thomason, Lake Forest College

The CARLI membership told the CARLI Preservation Committee as part of our 2015 Preservation Survey that disaster planning was a topic in which help was greatly needed. Thus, for our 2016-2017 annual project, the Preservation Committee chose to outline the steps to create a disaster plan. Our theme for our disaster planning project was “Slow and Steady Wins the Preservation Race.” 

May 23, 2017
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Beth McGowan, PhD, MLIS, Northern Illinois University

On April 10, 2017, an overcast, blustery day, twenty-six librarians from twenty-one member CARLI institutions met in Normal, Illinois, to learn at a hands-on workshop basic preservation methods for books and other paper materials. Led by Jennifer Hunt Johnson, Conservation and Preservation Specialist at Illinois State University, with a mighty assist from Bonnie Parr, Conservator at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the day began with definitions of basic terms – conservation, preservation and restoration. From there, we learned about the wet, the dry, and several methods in-between of caring for print materials.

May 19, 2017
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Although some academic and university libraries, primarily those in large, well-endowed institutions, collect statistics concerning disasters and preservation activities, there is no regular national collection of statistics about disasters in libraries. (Meyer (2009) and Peterson et al (2016)) This state of affairs is not new: academic libraries have never collected this information systematically in spite of years of keeping statistics on other preservation concerns.  For a brief period of two years, the American Library Association tried to collect disaster information related to preservation activities among libraries and other cultural heritage foundations, but that effort was quickly abandoned due to a low response to institutional surveys. Thus, with the exception of two years (2012 and 2013), our field has no data upon which to base preparation proposals for disaster related preservation issues.

Still, those very two years are tremendously instructive. 

May 19, 2017
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