The College @ Home blog has some good web tips and tricks this month, including:
ALCTS, a division of ALA, has announced a definition of digital preservation. The short definition is: “Digital preservation combines policies, strategies and actions that ensure access to digital content over time.” For the medium and long definitions and for more information, see the ALCTS website.
Metropolitan Detroit Medical Library Group, including several DALNET hospital libraries, will be hosting the 2008 Midwest Medical Library Association / Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association, ”Vital Signs: Keeping you and your library vibrant and healthy,” at the Detroit Troy Marriott on October 17-21, 2008.
The conference program may be viewed here. Staff from all types of libraries are invited to attend. There are relevant sessions for all library types.
Visit the main site for more information about registration, reservations, transporation and directions, session information, featured speakers, special events, and exhibits and sponsors.
Become an archaeologist and a musuem curator at this interactive site created by the University of Chicago entitled Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History!
The SirsiDynix Institute is “an ongoing forum for professional development in the library community. By providing free access to industry-leading speakers and events, our mission is to support librarianship and advance the work of librarians around the world.”
MP3’s of past events are available for free at: http://sirsidynixinstitute.com/podcast.xml
The schedule of upcoming web seminars is available here: http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/future.php
A joint digital project between the Historically Black College & University Library Alliance, HBCU institutions, the Southeastern Library Network, and Cornell University is entitled “A Digital Collection Celebrating the Founding of the Historically Black College and University.” Included in the collection are photographs, letters, and campus publications such as yearbooks and charters. The ten institutions featured in the collection, which is hosted at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center are Alabama State University, Atlanta University Center, Bennett College for Women, Fisk University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Southern University, Tuskegee University, Tennessee State University, and Virginia State University.
**Access the collection here.
**Read the Library Journal article here.
**Click here for a list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The Wayne State University Library system has added over 20,000 images and videos to their Virtual Motor City Project.
From the WSULS News Blog: “Because of a six month extension to an Institute of Library and Museum Services grant, the Wayne State University Library System and the Walter P. Reuther Library just finished adding around 20,000 images and over 400 videos to the Virtual Motor City photo collection, an online resource already containing digitized images from the Detroit News Collection, a photojournalistic resource held at the Reuther Library.
This is the first time that videos were digitized as part of the VMC Project. The new videos added are Detroit News newsreels from the 1920s and include footage from local people and events to more well-known subjects like Babe Ruth and Helen Keller. The videos can be browsed at http://www.lib.wayne.edu/resources/digital_library/det_news/.
The Library System’s Web Development Team added more than 20,000 images to collection since 2005, bringing the total number of images to over 36,000.
Donated to Wayne State in 1997, the full collection consists of more than 800,000 photonegative images, many of them on vintage glass plate. The Detroit News was a pioneer in the use of photojournalism equipment and techniques, which gives many of the early images recorded on glass and film additional historical significance. The collection is the largest single collection of graphic images of any kind at the Reuther Library.”
Search the Videos: here. (Warning: this search is hit or miss).