Inside CUL will take a publication break in July. The next issue will appear on August 15. Have a great summer!
University Librarian's Update
May and June are always very busy months, and this year they were exceptionally
so. My travels have taken me to North Carolina; to Washington, D.C.; to
Philadelphia; and to Baltimore. My visit at Duke entailed a review of
their digital library program, including their aspirations and their funding.
John Ober, of the California Digital Library, and John Wilkin, from the
University of Michigan, shared this assignment with me. Although the purpose
of the visit was to provide guidance to the Duke University Libraries,
I couldn’t help but think about how we are managing our own digital
library initiatives here at Cornell.
New Cornell Logo for Everyone!
Whether you’re whipping up a PowerPoint presentation for ALA, planning
an orientation hand-out for fall semester, or envisioning a new Web site,
it’s important to include the new Cornell University logo (and to
put it where it’s supposed to go)!
CUL Receives Gift to Add to Shaw Collection
The Library has received more
than $60,000 from two generous alumni to help purchase the estate of Anna Jackson, George Bernard Shaw’s
secretary, to be added to our Shaw Collection. Ann Jackson, née
Elder (1892-1992), was introduced to Shaw by her sister Eleanor, an
actress. She worked as Shaw’s secretary from June 1912 until January
1918, when she left to train as a solicitor. In March 1919 she decided
against this change of career and returned to work for Shaw for a further
sixteen months, until her marriage.
Professional Development Week
The Committee on Professional Development’s seventh annual
Professional Development Week (PDW), held on May 23, 25, and 26, showcased
a slate of engaging presentations on the research and projects of several
CUL Joins LOCKSS Alliance
In January 2005 CUL joined the LOCKSS Alliance. LOCKSS (Lots
of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) began as a research project at Stanford in
the late 1990s.
Education and Training in Preservation and Conservation for Native American Libraries and Archives
In the Fall of 2004 the Department of Preservation and Collection
Maintenance received funding from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services to sponsor an internship program, Education and Training
in Preservation and Conservation for Native American Libraries and Archives.
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