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.