Webinar – April 9: Introduction to Digital Preservation Webinar Series #2

4/9/2013 – Introduction to Digital Preservation Webinar Series #2 (11:00 to noon) Room 230

“Forbearing the Digital Dark Age: Capturing Metadata for Digital Objects;” Speaker  Chris Dietrich, National Park Service. Sponsored by the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

Metadata is the key to both discovery and long-term accessibility of digital content. This webinar will address metadata for digital photos, documents, audio-video, tabular data, and GIS data. Topics include categories of metadata, metadata standards for different asset types, metadata capture strategies, and metadata software tools. Links to additional resources for digital preservationists will also be provided.

Librarian News

Reference/Instruction

Karen Evans has accepted a two-year appointment as Co-Convenor of the ACRL/ANSS Criminal Justice/Criminology Discussion Group.

On Tuesday, 23 April Edith Campbell will be distributing copies of The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros as part of World Book Night. On this date, a variety of books will be given away not only throughout the United States, but also in the UK, Germany and Ireland with over 80.000 people gifting more than 2.5 million books.

Instructional Tools Support Advisory Focus Group:

Marsha Miller is representing the Library in this new campus working group, coordinated by Kristie Bigler. Its first assignment has just come through, to test the latest Blackboard release; Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 11, over the next couple of weeks. In addition on April 10, she’ll attend a webinar on a new software integration package for Blackboard called “SoftChalk.”  This product is used to create interactive learning objects. Other faculty involved in ITSAC are Mehran Shahhosseini ;  Bev Bitzegaio ; Randy Peters; Ed Kinley; Barbara Eversole; Susan Moncada; Kelly Wilkinson; Bruce McLaren; Paul Schikora; Feng-Qi Lai;  Debra Mallory; Kathleen Clifford; Christopher Fischer; Kand McQueen; Andreas Kummerow; Rusty Gonser; Paul-Rene Tamburro; Terry McDaniel; Katherine Zimmer ; Kurt Fowler

Special Collections

 Cinda May has accepted a two year appointment to the ACRL Rare Books & Manuscripts Section Workshops Committee.

Cordell Dictionary Collection Research Fellow

Dr. Miroslawa Podhajecka will complete a one week Cordell Research Fellowship the week of August 20, 2012. Dr. Podajecka is making extensive use of the Ambrogio Calepino dictionaries, which were published for more than 200 years, to chart the development of the Polish dictionary and to trace vocabulary changes.

Librarian Cinda May to be Digital Preservation Workshop Representative

Cinda May, Chair of Special Collections, has been selected as a representative from the State of Indiana to take part in the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Train-the-Trainer Workshop, Midwest Region, sponsored by the Library of Congress. The applicant pool for this opportunity was a highly competitive one, but Cinda’s skills and experience made her an optimal candidate to become a DPOE Trainer and join the National Trainer Network.