Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Southern University’s John B. Cade Library Presents, “A State of the Art Technology Classroom Expo”

Southern University’s John B. Cade Library will host “A State of the Art Technology Classroom Expo” sponsored by Summit Integration Systems, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 14 on the first floor of the library. There will be demonstrations showing how various education sectors can benefit from integrating and adopting new technologies into their curriculum. Some of the companies represented include, SMART, ELMO, Cisco, Mitsubishi Electric and Creston. The expo is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Breakout sessions will be conducted to show how specific technologies can enhance teaching and revolutionize the learning process. For more information and to RSVP by August 3rd, contact Louis Metevia at 225.268.7026 , email - louis_metevia@subr.edu or Maletta Payne @ 225.771.2604, email – maletta_payne@subr.edu.

Dawn Ventress Kight

Southern University

Manager, Library Systems & Technology

John B. Cade Library

Baton Rouge, LA 70813


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Librarian Insider July 2012

Librarian Insider

Welcome to the July issue of Librarian Insider.
This month's newsletter contains nine brand new stories for you, plus the usual events listing.
Contents information is outlined below - click on any of the live weblinks to be automatically directed to the PDF version online at librarians.iop.org.
I hope you enjoy all the features in this month's newsletter.
Best wishes
Holly Purcell

Did you know?
IOP journal metadata added to CNKI database
·         Two new titles have been added to IOP’s journal portfolio for 2013 - Laser Physics and Laser Physics Letters
·         All researchers based at Chinese institutions will now be able to search for IOP journal metadata though the CNKI database
·         IOP will hold two Library Advisory Board meetings in 2012 for guidance on key industry issues

Your library
Xiao Tu the talking robot
·         Xiao Tu, the talking robot, at Tsinghua University - find out what happened when a virtual smart-chatting library assistant was introduced to library patrons
·         New citation alert service now available for your researchers
·         Cambey & West chosen as new subscription vendor for the Americas
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lyrasis News Advancing Libraries July 10, 2012

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July 10, 2012

LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services Helps Libraries Impacted by Colorado Wildfires 
High Park Fire 
Photograph by FEMA Photographer Michael Rieger

Colorado recently suffered one of the costliest fires in the state's history, the High Park Fire near Fort Collins. This fire and the other large wildfires that have erupted throughout western states this summer represent a huge challenge for those in charge of libraries and culturally significant collections in archives, museums and historical societies. We are glad to report that LYRASIS staff member, Leigh Grinstead - Digital Services Consultant, has a long history of working with the relevant agencies and collections in Colorado and was able to pitch in and provide help as the Colorado Cultural and Historic Resources Task Force sprung into action to protect these vital collections. Leigh was able to provide the task force with lists of information about collections that may be in danger, along with references for contacting those in charge of the collections, and additional resources about disaster preparedness and recovery.

LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services has resources available to help in any kind of emergency, not just wildfires. Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), LYRASIS provides preservation services and many other resources to help you protect your collections.

We provide 24/7 disaster assistance advice by phone. You can contact LYRASIS Preservation staff at 800.999.8558. Calls placed after business hours will be directed to an answering service. Please tell the operator you need to speak with someone from Preservation.

Other post-fire emergency resources are available, including:

In addition, our Disaster Resources pages include an emergency response checklist, disaster recovery resources (arranged by format and disaster type), and disaster planning and prevention information. If you have questions about how LYRASIS Digital & Preservation Services can help, please contact Alix Bentrud for more information.

MCLS Evergreen Partnership Now Live

LYRASIS and the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), a non-profit membership cooperative serving libraries in Michigan and Indiana, are pleased to announce a new partnership to host the Evergreen Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS) for six MCLS member libraries. The LYRASIS-hosted site is already live and will run through 2015, with LYRASIS providing 24-hour support and administration. Click here to read more about the partnership.  

For more information about the participating libraries, and to view and search the Evergreen catalogs of the six participating MCLS libraries, visit the sites below.   

Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community

Register now for eGathering 2012 - Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community. This year's Annual Member Meeting will feature a keynote address by R. David Lankes, Ph.D. with reaction and discussion from our panel of library thought leaders. We hope to "see" you there - online or at one of the community viewing locations!

eGathering 2012 - Survive or Thrive: Connecting Libraries and Community
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. ET
Keynote: R. David Lankes, Ph.D.
Cost: FREE

3 Ways to Participate:
Virtually at your desk, at the Atlanta location or at a Community Viewing Location

Register Today!

If you would like to host a viewing location for your library staff or host a community Location welcoming members in the area
click here.

Mark Your Calendar  

Disaster Preparedness (7/18 - 7/19)

Be sure to check out the LYRASIS webinars page for more scheduled sessions.
Free Webinar
Join LYRASIS Regional Directors for this informal overview and discussion of the latest programs and offerings from LYRASIS.

Latest from LYRASIS,
July 19
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Annual Activity Estimating Tool
Now Available

The Annual Activity Estimating Tool assists you in determining how much to fund your deposit account, is accessible 24/7 via My LYRASIS, lets you view past purchases to estimate this coming year and allocate funds for future purchases.
Click here to access and view the report.

For more information about your Account or the Annual Activity Estimating Tool, please email
Member Support or you can reach us by phone at 800.999.8558, ext. 3900.  
OCLC Adds Linked Data to WorldCat.org

OCLC WorldShare
   OCLC is
taking the first step toward adding linked data to WorldCat by appending Schema.org descriptive mark-up to WorldCat.org pages. WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web.
Click here to

Featured Offers

There's still time to join IGI Global's Year-End Offer.

Save 35% - 50% off list on these great journals and collections:


Offer good through July 31!

Member Support for more information, or call 800.999.8558.
Job Bank 
Job Bank
ALA Virtual Conference

Miss ALA Annual? Still want more great ALA sessions?

Attend the ALA Virtual Conference and hear a presentation by Peter Murray of  LYRASIS Technology Services (LTS)    
 "FOSS4LIB: Helping Libraries Decide IF and WHICH Open Source Software is Right for Them" 
July 19
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
Click here to register

Fun Zone  
Abandoned Wal-Mart Becomes Public Library
The McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, is the size of 2.5 football fields - the largest single-story library in the United States. 


New Funding Opportunity: NLM Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. 

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.  Summaries of the seven projects  funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2011disasteroutreachawards.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on FedBizOpps.gov as follows:

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2012disasteroutreachrfp.html .  

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

Submitted by Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA Librarian

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467


"Support for librarians providing disaster information outreach to their communities."