The ISU Library’s Bakerman Research Awards deadline for academic year 2011 submissions will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2011. Faculty are invited to nominate student papers that were completed and submitted for a course grade during 2011 (spring, summer or fall semesters). The award recognizes papers that both incorporate extraordinary skill and creativity in the application of the services, resources and collections of the ISU Library and clearly demonstrate the use of good information literacy-based research skills. The winning undergraduate author will receive an award of $1,000, and the winning graduate author will receive $1,500. Faculty members nominating the winning papers will receive an award of $250. Recognition for the Bakerman will be included in the Library’s annual Authors & Artists program on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Find complete guidelines and downloadable application forms for both student and faculty member at http://library.indstate.edu/about/events/bakerman/.
140 ISU ETDs have been ingested into the MetaArchive Cooperative distributed digital preservation network. A preservation copy of each ETD is now stored on servers located at Oregon State University, Rice University, the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance, University of Hull in England, the Consorci de Biblioteques Universitaries de Catalunya in Spain, and the Library of Congress. Congratulations, Lucy Wang, who has spearheaded this initiative!