Webcasting initiative highlights Cornell University Library


Contact: Ellen Marsh
Phone:  (607) 254-4680

LibeCast, Cornell University Library’s new webcasting  initiative, will debut in June, with an original podcast series that showcases Uris  Library.

LibeCast will feature audio and video webcasts about the  library and its events, services and accomplishments at  <libecast.library.cornell.edu>.  It  will support instruction, research and scholarship at Cornell and also offer  the world a glimpse of life inside one of the nation’s best research libraries.

Over Reunion Weekend 2007, Cornell University Library  Historical Tours, an original podcast series, kicks off with an introduction to  Uris Library, Cornell’s oldest library.  For now, the series will highlight the Dean  Room, the Kinkeldey Room, the  Andrew Dickson White Library and The Song  of the Vowels, the Jacques Lipchitz’s sculpture currently being reinstalled  between Olin and Uris libraries.

Future chapters will focus on noteworthy architecture,  collections and artwork in the library. Listeners can subscribe to the Cornell  University Library Historical Tours through iTunes or Juice or go directly to  its Web site, which will be unveiled Reunion Weekend, and listen to the audio  tours while viewing historic photographs.

Mann Library’s Chats in the Stacks series and select  library-specific webcasts from CornellCast will also be available on LibeCast  when it launches in June.  Ultimately,  LibeCast will highlight all the libraries and departments that comprise Cornell  University Library in addition offering instructional or how-to webcasts about  library services.

For more information about LibeCast, contact Library  Communications at libcomm@cornell.edu.

About Cornell University Library
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United    States, Cornell University Library is a  highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university,  offering cutting edge services and a full spectrum of library resources, from  rare books and manuscripts to a rapidly expanding network of digital resources.  Through such initiatives as the life sciences portal, the installation of a  pioneering high-end mobile and flexible computer laboratory designed  specifically for collaborative use, and innovative scholarly publishing  support, the Library is an integral component of the many educational programs  and research projects under way at Cornell.  To learn more about Cornell  University Library, visit <http://www.library.cornell.edu>