home >> libraries update >> staff news - april 25, 2008

Libraries Events

Metadata for Digitization and Preservation

Friday, April 25, 2008
2 pm to 4 pm
Administrative Offices Conference Room


This SOLINET Live Online Class focuses on metadata -- a fundamental element of any digitization project. Designed for non-catalogers, this class focuses on using metadata to facilitate both access to and preservation of digital resources. Topics include:

Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm
,digital conversion manager for the Digital Library of Georgia, will act as the lead in this live online web class. This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.

BIG Conference

Registration for the upcoming Atlanta-Area Bibliographic Instruction Group conference is now open. This year's conference will be at Georgia State University on Friday, May 23. We have an exciting program planned for you. Check it out here: http://www.atlbig.zoomshare.com/ . Our theme this year is In Queue: Getting Online with Instruction.

Registration is free, but we do need to know if you are attending. Please RSVP by Friday, May 9th to Program Chair, Emily Luken, at atlbig@gmail.com .

There is also an opportunity to take an optional tour of the newly renovated GSU University Library. This $20 million renovation transformed the appearance of the two library buildings and added a learning commons, 53 group study rooms, 2 media viewing rooms, a new bridge between the buildings on the 2nd floor, and expanded bridges between the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. Please let us know when you register if you'd like to take this tour.

gwhf
Ferrol Sams, a 2007 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, congratulates Bailey White, one of this year's honorees.

gwhf
Bailey White chats with visitors during the reception following the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame ceremony.

Department News Briefs

Remember to keep your colleagues informed about your department by dropping a line to libnews@uga.edu.

Libraries Organization Chart

The most current Libraries org chart is now available at http://www.libs.uga.edu/humres/ugalibs_org_chart_tabloid.pdf . There is a link to it from the Collections/Departments page at http://www.libs.uga.edu/collections.html

Exhibits

Main Library: National Historic Preservation Month.

Hargrett Library: Georgia Writers Hall of Fame: Rare books and manuscripts from the Hargrett Library collection will be on display in honor of Georgia's most famous and influential writers. Through April.

Russell Library: History Lives in the Russell Library: This exhibit takes visitors on a trip back through many of the key events, perspectives, and people who have shaped the political landscape in Georgia , the nation and the world in the last century. Through original letters, documents, speeches, editorial cartoons, historical film footage, photographs, and artifacts this exhibit provides eyewitness perspectives on prohibition, the Cold War, the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, campaigning, space exploration and more!

Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library: Before the age of career politicians, public servants maintained separate lives from their Washington D.C. alter egos. During breaks from legislation, many returned to their day jobs as farmers, doctors, and lawyers and while away on the nation's business, their wives and children ran these enterprises. The selection of letters and photographs in "Politics and Domestic Life in the Russell Library Collections" highlights the personal side of politics.

Circle Gallery: Fred J. Orr, Architect, Athens , GA. , will be on display April 4–30 in the Circle Gallery, located in Room G14 of Caldwell Hall.

Science Library: Women in Science - a display featuring award winning women scientists from UGA and books featuring women scientists through time. Included is Mary Creswell, the first woman to graduate from ;the College of Agriculture, who later became Dean of the College of Home Economics. Sundry instruments used in pursuit of scientific research are also on display. Prepared by Jacquie Houston, Lora Bergstorm, and Cynthia Prosser