CARLI News

Jamie Nelson, Head of Special Collections and Archives, DePaul University

All libraries need to be ready to care for their collections in the event of a disaster.  Some of the earlier installments of this CARLI Preservation Committee series on disaster planning focused on types of disasters, preparation and training for an effective staff response, and kits and supplies for in-house recovery work.   But if your disaster is more widespread, dangerous, or damaging than your institution can reasonably or safely handle, do you have any service vendors on speed-dial? 

March 14, 2017
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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.
 

March 14, 2017
By: Michelle Haake


Garden Street Slides Japanese Lantern Slides(Dominican University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

A pastoral beautiful Tokyo street scene hand colored and captured via lantern slide...

March 3, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Illinois State Library′s Annual Online Library Certification

The annual online certification process for libraries that are members of a regional library system is now underway. The certification is required of all CARLI member libraries in order to remain eligible for CARLI membership, and to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. Certification will close March 31, 2017.

February 28, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

This Sunday, March 5th between 6AM and 10AM, Production servers will be patched and rebooted. Most servers will be back online quickly, but Voyager and Oracle will be down for about a half-hour.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

February 27, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

At around 11:42AM today (Friday, Feb 24) the UIUC campus lost their network connection between the Internet and their firewalls. The outage lasted around 11 minutes and they are currently working with their firewall vendor to determine the cause. This outage affected all UIUC campus services including CARLI servers.

Brandon Gant
CARLI

February 24, 2017
By: Brandon Gant

Bonnie Parr, Historical Documents Conservator, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Fire, water, mold – what do you do when faced with collection materials affected by these types of disasters?  The decision to undertake salvage efforts in-house or to use a vendor who provides recovery services depends on the severity of the damage, quantity of materials affected, and resources available.  The following information provides basic considerations and guidelines for recovering burned, wet, or moldy library materials.

February 24, 2017
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From: University of Illinois at Chicago

The story of the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1900-1922
 
 
 
 
 

February 17, 2017
By: Digital Collections


From Anna Persson Immigrant Letters, Swenson Center (Augustana College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The first page of this letter, written by Anna Persson to her sister in 1907, reflects the joy of a recent immigrant to the United States. What was undoubtedly an long an arduous journey is characterized simply as "a lot of fuss," and though Anna later notes that the food was terrible, and says that she already misses and worries about her mother, her tone invariably returns to a chatty optimism.

February 3, 2017
By: Digital Collections

Illinois State Library′s Annual Online Library Certification

The annual online certification process for libraries that are members of a regional library system is now underway. The certification is required of all CARLI member libraries in order to remain eligible for CARLI membership, and to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. Certification will close March 31, 2017.

January 31, 2017
By: Michelle Haake

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