Weekly Online News 04-16-2012
University of Washington Libraries Weekly Online News
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News and Announcements
Dean Wilson elected to HathiTrust Board
Betsy Wilson has been elected to a 5-year term on the newly created 12-member HathiTrust Board of Governors, which will lead the library collaborative into its next phase. The Board will oversee HathiTrust 10-million volume digital preservation repository, research center, and other initiatives. For more information, see <http://www.hathitrust.org/hathitrust-announces-new-board-of-governors>
- Linda Di Biase
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) - NEW!
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is the World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Through the OKR, the World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form. The OKR is interoperable with other repositories and supports optimal discoverability and re-usability of the content by complying with Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) standards and the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). By extending and improving access to World Bank knowledge, the Bank aims to encourage innovation and allow anyone in the world to turn Bank knowledge into solutions to development problems that will help improve the lives of poor people around the world."
(First Item in the FAQ. See link below)
For more information, see the following:
Note: the World Bank eLibrary, to which we subscribe is continuing. It is more complete and historical, plus includes MARC records which appear in the UW Only Catalog.
- Press Release http://go.worldbank.org/VOS0JQ0VK0
- FAQ https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/faq
- Article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. (online) April 10, 2012, "The World Bank Goes Open Access" by By Jennifer Howard <http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/the-world-bank-goes-open-access-2/36017>
Serials Solutions Professional Development Awards Recipients
Congratulations to Mary McDonald and Sion Romaine who are recipients of Serials Solutions Professional Development Awards.
Mary is a Library Specialist I at the Health Sciences Library. She will be attending the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge in Oregon. Sion is the Assistant Head of Serials Acquisitions and will be heading to Nashville,TN for the NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) conference.
Serials Solutions awards are available to any staff member who would like toattend an event dealing with E-Resources. The next DEADLINE for awards is May 11 for events taking place in July and August. Full details are available at: <https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/units/ODT/funding-time/serials-solutions-professional-development-awards>
- Elaine Jennerich
HathiTrust Digital Library and WorldCat Collection Analysis
The HathiTrust Digital Library holdings can now be compared to UW Libraries holdings in automated collection comparisons using WorldCat Collection Analysis (WCA). Comparisons with HathiTrust holdings can assist decision-making for projects involving weeding and relocation. For more information, contact Linda Di Biase.
- Linda Di Biase
Violence Prevention and Response Training
The Safe Campus program is offering free 50 minutes sessions this quarter to learn warning signs and response options. The session are open to all staff, students and faculty.
- April 26 at Health Sciences D209, 1 p.m.
- May 15 at Odegaard Undergraduate Library, 220, 10 a.m.
Preserving your Digital Photos Free Webinar, April 26
ACLTS (Assoc. of Library Collections and Technical Services) is offering a free one-hour webinar on preserving digital photographs.
The webinar will take place on April 26 from 11a.m.-noon.
Learn about the nature of the problem and hear some practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe.
For details and registration so you can watch and listen at your desktop, go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/pres/042612
- Elaine Jennerich
Mary Kalnin's Retirement Party - April 24
Please congratulate Mary Kalnin on over 39 years of service for the UW Libraries. For this occasion you are cordially invited to join Mary and the other members of Monographic Services Division at her retirement celebration on Tuesday, April 24th, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Suzzallo Library, 5th floor conference rooms. Remarks will be made at 11:00. Light refreshments, cake, coffee, and tea will be served. Any contributions to a gift may be sent to Julie Moede, Monographic Services. If other commitments prevent you from attending this event Mary's last working day will be April 27th.
- Lili H Angel
Martha Tucker's Retirement Party - May 8th
A reception to honor our colleague, Martha Tucker, will be held on May 8th, from 3:30pm to 5pm, in the Petersen Room. Please mark your calendars.
Martha has asked that any retirement gifts be directed toward one or both of the following endowments. If you write a check, please make it payable to the UW Foundation.
- Libraries RenewU Employee Scholarship Fund - This is a new fund established by Martha on the occasion of her retirement. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to help support Libraries employees who are pursuing a UW degree. https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/units/ODT/funding-time/libraries-renewu-employee-scholarship-fund
- Math Library Fund - This is a Department of Mathematics fund established to support collections and services for the Mathematics Research Library. https://www.washington.edu/giving/make-a-gift?source_typ=2&source=EAV
Calendar of Events, Classes, Workshops, Webcasts
This week's calendar >>
Employment opportunities: List of open positions in the Libraries.
- Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Director, Human Resources, oversees all human resources services for the UW Libraries, including recruitment, hiring, classification, compensation, labor relations, orientation, employee relations, recognition, policy interpretation, compliance, performance management, promotion, leave management, staff development, consultation, communication, student employment, and planning. Priority application period for the Director of Human Resources ended Friday, April 6th. The position will remain open until filled.
- Staff Services Coordinator. 75% FTE Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Manager of Budget and Operations, this position provides administrative support to the Library Administration unit at the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Library. Closes 2012-04-28.
- Monographic Acquisitions Specialist. Library Specialist I. Under the direction of a supervisor of a work group in the Monographic Acquisitions Section, performs a variety of complex acquisitions and cataloging duties with a variety of materials including print, electronic and media. Closes 2012-04-27.
- Amber Brock to Amber Case, April 10, 2012
Quarterly reports of volunteers for 01/01/10 - 03/31/10 due no later than Friday, 04/13/12.
LSA and Employee Events
ALUW Quarterly Meeting - Tue Apr 17, 2:30-4:00pm, OUGL 220
Librarians, join your colleagues for light refreshments and stimulating conversation at the ALUW Quarterly Meeting! In addition to reports from the Status Committee and Faculty Council reps, you'll hear iSchool PhD candidate Jill Woelfer discuss her research into how homeless young people use libraries.
For additional information, see <https://staffweb.lib.washington.edu/committees/aluw/events/winter2012>
- Laura Lillard
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