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Webcasting initiative highlights Cornell University Library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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>