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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Twice-Born Hymns

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 8:00am

Twice-Born Hymns by J. Irving Erickson
Twice-Born Hymns
From North Park University's “Frisk Digital Collection of Covenant Literature” in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Frisk Digital Collection of Covenant Literature is named in honor of Donald C. Frisk (1911-2010), a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) and professor of theology (1945-1978) and dean (1961-1967) of North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago. The purpose of the Frisk Collection is to bring to an online user both published and unpublished writings central to the core of the literary canon of the ECC from the mid-nineteenth century to the present in Sweden, North America, and various parts of the world. Works cover a variety of themes such as theology, Bible, history, biography, education, spirituality, mission, and records of various institutions of the ECC.

"Twice-Born Hymns" was written by J. Irving Erickson and published in 1976. This book is a very engaging account of the influences of the Pietist movement for the life and thought of the Evangelical Covenant Church, particularly in its contemporary context. Written especially for laity in the church it embraces a wide audience of Christians on important themes. The cover is shown here, but the entire book is available online.

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2012 Board of Directors Election Results

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:20pm

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, 2012 are Cindy Fuller  (Millikin University), Dennis Krieb (Lewis and Clark Community College), and Jane Treadwell (University of Illinois at Springfield). Phyllis Self (Western Illinois University) has been elected to serve the remaining year of the elected term of departing Board member David Carlson (Southern Illinois University Carbondale.)

CM! Winters Palacio (Malcolm X College), Terry Cottrell (University of St. Francis), and Connie Poole (Southern Illinois University–School of Medicine). have accepted one year appointed seats on the Board, representing community colleges, private colleges/universities, and public universities respectively.

Beginning July 2012, Cindy Fuller (Millikin University) will assume the Chair of the CARLI Board, and Dennis Krieb (Lewis and Clark Community College) will become Vice-Chair.

Outgoing members Mary Case (University of Illinois at Chicago), J. Richard Sayre (Monmouth College), and Lisa Stock (College of DuPage) attended their final Board meeting on June 15th. The Board, staff, and membership appreciate and thank all of them for their service and commitment to CARLI.

A complete roster of the Board of Directors, as well as Board agendas, minutes and related materials, may be found at visit the Board of Directors web page.

Registration Open for “Fostering Healthy Relationships: Faculty Education & Outreach"

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:19pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Joliet Junior College. The keynote “Liaison and Outreach Trends and Possible Enhanced Actions” will be given by David Stern, Associate Dean for Public Services at Illinois State University. Breakout sessions include:

  • Last Year at Augustana: 6 librarians, 200 faculty, 50,000 books
  • Digital Library Resources for Enhanced Course Design
  • Collection Building as Relationship Building: Ideas for Developing Rich Liaison Collaborations
  • Reach out and Pull ‘Em In: Planning Effective Faculty Outreach

For more information including session descriptions and registration please visit the event page. Registration will close June 27, so please register early!

Contact the CARLI Office with any questions.

I-Share Standardized Universal Borrowing Policies Effective August 4, 2010

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:18pm

On August 4, 2010, CARLI implemented changes to standardize the policies that apply to I-Share Universal Borrowing (UB) activity. “Universal Borrowing” is the Voyager module that supports interlibrary resource sharing among the 76 I-Share libraries. Any time an I-Share library patron requests or borrows an item from an I-Share library other than their “home” library, Universal Borrowing policies are invoked.

The common policies that have been implemented provide all UB-eligible borrowers a standard 4-week UB loan period for the items that I-Share libraries make available through UB. Up to three 4-week renewals are allowed unless a UB item is recalled or considered lost. UB overdue notices will be generated on a common schedule and will include a “courtesy” notice sent to the patron 7 days in advance of a due date to encourage their prompt attention to these materials. The standard policies also include a common 29-day timeframe for overdue UB items to be considered lost.

The concept of consortium-wide standard policies for resource sharing is not new. Many large consortia, including OhioLINK, Orbis/Cascade, and Georgia’s GIL (GALILEO Interconnected Libraries) have operated under common policies for years. CARLI’s resource sharing program predates these programs and its tradition of the home library’s policies prevailing was established, in part, due to some of the limitations of the consortium’s first shared system, LCS, which began supporting consortial resource sharing in 1980. The CARLI consortium has been working towards this goal for the past several years under a project coordinated by the Board’s Resource Sharing Task Force, whose vision statement has been: Maximum Access/Minimum Barriers.

CARLI has not implemented any automatic UB blocks at this time. Automatic blocks are intended to suspend the UB privileges of patrons when they reach certain thresholds such as having a set number of UB items overdue or lost. The original specification for this project included six different automatic UB blocking conditions, but shortly before implementation, library staff preparing for the change by reviewing “block preview” reports prepared by CARLI, reported some patrons being inappropriately identified as having reached a blocking threshold. CARLI staff are actively investigating this problem. Ex Libris fixed a different problem with similar symptoms more than a year ago. The current problem has the same effect of incorrectly blocking valid patrons, but the new problem appears to be intermittent and we have not yet determined what events trigger it. Library staff may continue to manually block patrons as needed until automatic blocks can be safely deployed. CARLI has a “Best Practices” document on using patron blocks in I-Share.

The UB setting changes were made through a batch process by CARLI Office staff and were implemented for all I-Share libraries simultaneously on August 4. Policies relating to local circulation, that is, a library circulating its own items to its own patrons were not changed and are still set as the library determines.

The UB policy changes are summarized in full at the end of I-Share Library Resource Sharing CodeRead the detailed memo for background for the new policies and links to other related resources.

We extend our thanks to all who participate in I-Share resource sharing. Thanks also to all who served on the Resource Sharing Task Force and to those who have served on other CARLI bodies that have contributed to the planning for this change. The new policies will, along with the improved delivery service, provide consistent, predictable resource sharing services among the 76 I-Share libraries, helping to provide our library patrons Maximum Access and Minimum Barriers.

As always, please contact the with any questions or problem reports.

CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Just Imagine' starring Margaret Rohner Lindman

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 8:00am

Just Imagine' starring Marjorie Rohner Lindman

“Just Imagine” starring Margaret Rohner Lindman

From National Louis University's “Elizabeth Harrison-Chicago Kindergarten Movement” Collection in CARLI Digital Collections.

This Elizabeth Harrison-Chicago Kindergarten Movement Collection focuses on the history of the Kindergarten Movement in Chicago, the history of education reform in the 19th and 20th centuries and National Louis University's role in these developments. Key figures include Elizabeth Harrison, Friedrich Froebel, Maria Montessori, Edna Dean Baker, Clara Belle Baker and others. The collection includes photographs, documents, finding aids, newspaper clippings, and more, with new items added all the time.

Margaret Lindman graduated from the National College of Education in 1950. She subsequently joined the faculty of the College and taught speech and drama. Here she is as host of the children’s program “Just Imagine,” which was broadcast on WTTW, Channel 11, in Chicago in the 1960s.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Saint Xavier College 1957 Yearbook

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:02am

Saint Xavier College 1957 Yearbook: Camera on the Campus
Saint Xavier College 1957 Yearbook: Camera on the Campus
From Saint Xavier University’s “Saint Xavier College Yearbooks Collection” in CARLI Digital Collections.

This collection contains digital images of the yearbooks of Saint Xavier College spanning the years 1943-1988. Saint Xavier's evolution and the many changes accompanying the move from its old location at 49th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to a new, expansive campus on 103rd Street and Central Park Avenue in 1956 are documented.

1957's Camera on the Campus focused on images of the Campus itself, including this cover shot of the main entrance. In all volumes student activities are emphasized, including academics, community service, Sodality Council, Student Association, retreats at Sunset Point, and formal dances such as Autumn Nocturne and Christmas Cotillion. Also recorded are perennial events such as Children's Christmas Party, Mary's Day, Torch and Rose Ceremony, and commencements. Faculty and staff are represented, especially the Sisters of Mercy of the Chicago Province, administrators of the college.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Swedish American Genealogist

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:01am

Swedish American Genealogist Vol. 25, No.3
Swedish American Genealogist Vol. 25, No.3, September 2005
From Augustana College’s “Swedish American Genealogist” in CARLI Digital Collections.

Swedish American Genealogist is a quarterly journal devoted to Swedish American biography, genealogy, and personal history. The journal was founded in 1981 by Nils William Olsson and is currently edited by Elisabeth Thorsell. This online collection is free to the public and contains issues published as recently as 2007. Newer issues and paper subscriptions are available from the Swenson Center.

The cover to the September 2005 issue features an illustration from Mangskog clerical survey (husförhörslängder), an important source for Swedish genealogical research. The illustration is taken from the cover article for this issue, focusing on a series of child's drawings found in surveys from 1786–89 and the research into who had drawn them.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Drumvoices Revue Fall/Spring 1994-95

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:08am

Drumvoices Revue Vol. 4 No. 1-2
Drumvoices Revue Vol. 4 No. 1-2, Fall/Spring 1994-95
From Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Drumvoices Revue” in CARLI Digital Collections.

Drumvoices Revue: A Confluence of Literary, Cultural and Vision Arts first appeared in Fall/Winter 1991/92. Since its birth, Drumvoices Revue has been a publication of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in collaboration with the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club of East St. Louis, Illinois. Throughout its existence, Drumvoices Revue has remained consistent to the original vision of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club: “to provide serious writers with a milieu, a Soular System, in which to learn, mature, share their works, receive and give criticism, and eventually get published.” Over the course of its publication nearly 800 different writers have contributed to Drumvoices Revue, including many famous African American poets and local writers from the St. Louis metro area.

The cover of the Fall/Spring 1994-95 issue features former prima ballerina Katherine Dunham and the  issue features an interview with her from March 22, 1995 by Drumvoices Revue editor Eugene Redmond. Eugene B. Redmond, SIUE Emeritus Professor of English and editor of Drumvoices Revue, was named Poet Laureate of East St. Louis in 1976, the same year that his best-selling critical history, Drumvoices: The Mission of African-American Poetry, was published by Doubleday. He is a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate (1964) in English Literature and Political Science and holds a master’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the co-founder (with Sherman L. Fowler and Darlene Roy) of the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club (1986) and has influenced worldwide audiences through his specializations in Creative Writing and African-American and multicultural literature.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Arts and Crafts Village

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 9:13am

Arts and Crafts Village

Arts and Crafts Village
From William Rainey Harper College’s “William Rainey Harper, Young Man In A Hurry” in CARLI Digital Collections.

The “William Rainey Harper Collection” is intended to honor the life, intelligence, and ambition of Dr. Harper, and other members of his family, and to understand how those same traits are mirrored in the institution that bears his name. Dr. William Rainey Harper, first president of the University of Chicago, came up with many innovations in an attempt to widen the availability of higher education to students who would otherwise not be able to pursue it. In 1881, while teaching at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, Dr. Harper enacted summer school classes, and then created "correspondence courses," whereby students would correspond by mail with the professor in lieu of attending classes in person. He also called for the creation of "junior colleges" to focus on the first two years of higher education, which would be a preparatory period devoted to general studies—the foundation from which to build knowledge in specialized areas when students attended universities.

The collection contains photographs, political cartoons, diplomas, honors of recognition, news clippings, and other memorabilia. “Arts and Crafts Village” is a 1904 photograph of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. William Rainey Harper was associated with the Institution??either as an instructor or a principal--from 1883 until 1895. This photo shows the Old Dormitory Building which was remodeled for use of Arts and Crafts.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Ambiguity is My Weapon, On & Off

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:08am

Ambiguity is My Weapon, On & Off

Ambiguity is My Weapon, On & Off [image 10]
From University of Illinois at Chicago’s “Gallery 400 Collection” in CARLI Digital Collections.

Since its founding in 1983, Gallery 400, a not-for-profit arts exhibition space at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has presented exhibitions and programs that address a broad range of recent developments and aesthetic concerns and have included more than 1,000 artists to date.

“On & Off” is from a series of 14 images documenting the Berlin-based artist Kerstin Honeit’s “Ambiguity Is My Weapon,” a series of photographs and video pieces exploring “identity formation through the visible markers of familial legacy and gender construction.” “Ambiguity” exhibited at the Gallery 400 from January 18, 2011 to March 12, 2011. “On & Off,” an 11 min. video shown on a flat screen monitor inside of a small wooden cube, is shown in three images in the “Gallery 400 Collection,” along with other images documenting both the exhibit space and some of the still used in the piece. For more information about “Ambiguity Is My Weapon” please visit the Gallery 400 website or Kerstin Honeit’s website.

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