Announcements Archive - 2011

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David Ackerman

This month the Audio Engineering Society (AES) released two new audio preservation standards. David Ackerman, Audio Engineer at Loeb Music Library, collaborated with other members of the working group to create the standards AES-57 and AES-60. Descriptions of the standards can be found on the AES Blog. (September, 2011)

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Qing Gao

Preservation Cataloger in Imaging Services, translated the article "Song Studies" by Hilde De Weerdt, which appears in the recent book "Chinese Studies in North America - Research and Resources", published by Zhonghua Shuju in China, December 2010. See Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources News for more information about this publication. (April 2011)

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Phillip Gerstein

Phillip Gerstein’s artwork will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, “Reaching for the Sky: 4 artists Working with Color,” at the Hutson Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Gerstein, who is a reference assistant at Cabot Science Library, curated the exhibit and also penned an accompanying essay, “Art of Color” that was published in the May 19 issue of Provincetown Magazine. The shows runs through June 26 and also features the work of Eleanor Steinadler, Luanne E. Witkowski, and Rose Olson. (June, 2011)

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Bruce Gordon

Audio Engineer at Loeb Music Library, has been elected one of three vice-presidents of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA). Gordon will be working with the new president Jacqueline Von Arb, of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound, vice-president Pio Pellizzari, of the Fonoteca Nazionale Svizzera, and vice-president Alvaro Hegewisch, of the Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico. (September, 2011)

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Michael Hemment

Michael Hemment, Karen Storin-Linitz from the Harvard Law School Library, and Deborah Garson from Gutman Library organized and presented a NERCOMP session recently entitled From Digital Content to Distance Learning: Educational Technologies in Academic Libraries. The conference focused on the analysis, planning, management and use of innovative technologies to support and enhance library services and outreach. Topics included: partnering with faculty to promote and integrate new research technologies into their course websites; using social networking tools like the Academic Librarians’ Learning Network and Twitter to connect with students; and best practices for Library-IT collaboration when developing innovative tools for research and instruction. Other speakers included Ramona Islam, Harvard College Library; Mallory Stark, Harvard Business School; Ken Liss, Boston College; and Erica Schattle, Emerson College. (May 2011)

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Tom Horrocks

The Living Lincoln, released this month by Southern Illinois University Press, was co-edited by Houghton Associate Librarian for Collections Tom Horrocks in collaboration with Lincoln historians Harold Holzer and Frank J. Williams. The book is an anthology of essays first presented at a 2009 Houghton symposium, “Abraham Lincoln at 200: New Perspectives on his Life and Legacy,” held to commemorate the Lincoln bicentennial, and offers a wide range of ideas and interpretations for those seeking a better understanding of one of the nation’s great presidents and how his actions resonate today. (May 2011)

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Ramona Islam

Curricular Design and Research Librarian, has been reappointed to a second three-year term on the editorial board of College & Research Libraries. Ramona's editorial board duties include serving as a peer reviewer and participating in meetings to discuss policy decisions for the journal, such as the decision to move to an open access model (C&RL will be open access as of the May 2011 issue). (May 2011)

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Steve Kuehler

Research Librarian at Lamont Library served as chair of the planning committee, as well as the master of ceremonies for the Theatre Library Association's Symposium titled "Holding Up the Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare Today." The event was held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on Friday, April 22. It featured theatrical artists and scholars associated with different theatre companies, who described their varying approaches to staging Shakespeare, and the ways that research and use of sources informs their work. Among the presenters were Diane Paulus, Marjorie Garber, and Ryan McKittrick of Harvard. For more information, see the Symposium's Web site. (April 2011)

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Cheryl LaGuardia

Research Librarian in Services for Academic Programs, published the article, "Library Instruction in the Digital Age," in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Library Administration. This was an invited article for the special issue of JAL: Trends, Issues, and Innovation in Academic Library Service, and updates her article, "The Future of Reference: Get Real!" which appeared in Reference Services Review in 2003. (May 2011)

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Ray Lum

Raymond Lum, Librarian for Western Languages in the Harvard-Yenching Library, gave a presentation at theOctober 14 symposium “TransAsia Photography,” convened at Hampshire College. The symposium was held to celebrate the first anniversary of the peer-reviewed online journal, TransAsia Photography Review (tapreview.org), of which Lum is the book review editor.

Lum’s presentation, entitled “’Come Up and See Me Sometime’: Why Photographs Should be Institutionalized,” visually illustrated why photographs that are held in accessible repositories can provoke new interpretations and provide more information than is available from published photographs that are in private hands and not otherwise accessible. (October, 2011)

Ray Lum

Ray Lum

Librarian for the Western Languages Collecion in the Harvard-Yenching Library published these book reviews in the past several months. (May 2011)

  • Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and his Rendezvous with American History by Yunte Huang, in China Insight (March 2011)
  • Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language, by Deborah Fallows, in China Insight, (Dec. 2010)
  • International Students and Academic Libraries: A Survey of Issues and Annotated Bibliography, by Diane E. Peters, in College & Research Libraries, vol. 72, no. 1 (Jan. 2011)
  • Neither East Nor West: The Lafayette Collection: Asia in the Age of Monochrome, in TransAsia Photography Review, no. 1 (fall 2010)
  • First Photographs of Hong Kong, 1858-1875, in TransAsia Photography Review, no. 2 (April 2011)
  • The Birth of a Republic: Francis Stafford's Photographs of China's 1911 Revolution and Beyond, by Hanchao Lu, in Hongkong Economic Journal, (Oct. 2010)
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Maps, Media, Data and Government Information

Charting Your Way through Maps, Media, Data and Government Information, a video created by MMDGI staff members Bonnie Burns, George Clark, Scott Walker and Paul Worster, recently won a “Best of Show” award at the Library Leadership and Management Association's annual PR Xchange competition. As part of the award, the video will be screened during the American Library Association annual meeting in June. (May 2011)

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Marty Schreiner

Head of Maps, Media, Data, and Government Information at Lamont Library recently took the lead in convening a NERCOMP special interest group panel on Stepping into the Digital Media Paradigm: Preserving Unique Collections, Sharing Resources and Creating New IT-Library-Faculty Partnerships. Panelists represented institutions throughout the northeast and Indiana University, and included HCL Audio Engineer David Ackerman and Katie Vale, Director of the FAS Academic Technology Group. Debra Mandel of Northeastern University and Michael Rogan of Tufts University worked closely with Marty on organizing the session. Slides from the presentations are on the NERCOMP Web site under Related Media Files. Ongoing discussion and information sharing is being encouraged by anyone interested in digital media through the Academic Library Learning Network in the Digital Media Group. (May 2011)

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Lynn Shirey

Widener's Librarian for Latin America, Spain and Portugal was recently elected President of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM). Her one-year term begins in May 2011. (April 2011)

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