Results from OCLC Research International Linked Data Survey for Implementers Now Available

OCLC Research conducted an international linked data survey for implementers between 7 July and 15 August 2014 to learn details of specific projects or services that format metadata as linked data and/or make subsequent uses of it. This was an exploratory survey prompted by the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group, who are excited by the potential of linked data applications to make new, valuable uses of existing metadata and wanted to learn from the experiences in the libraries/archives/museums community what is possible to do and how to go about it.

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Banned Books Week Read-Out

Bierce Library will celebrate Banned Books Week, September 21-27.

We are still looking for students, faculty, and staff to join us in a Read-Out of challenged and banned books.

When: Wednesday, September 24 between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.
What:  A 7-10 minute excerpt from your favorite challenged or banned book
Not sure what has been challenged or banned? Check out the list of Challenged Books in 2013 or Challenged Classics, which include “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Brave New World,” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

To add your voice to the Read-Out, please e-mail Beate Gersch at

Professional Accomplishments

Accomplishments Recognized

We are delighted to recognize the professional contributions of Susan Ashby, UL Electronic Services.


Keynote Speaker, “Sierra after the Migration: You’re not Done Yet”, MOBIUS 2014 Annual Conference, June 3, 2014. Columbia, MO.

Professional Service

  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Systems Functional Expert (2014 enhancement cycle 12/13 – 4/14).
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Systems Lead Functional Expert (accepted invitation to serve as Lead Functional Expert for 2015 enhancement cycle 12/14 – 4/15).
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG) Nominating Committee (2014)

Conferences Attended

  • Innovative Users Group 2014 Annual Conference, May, 5-9, 2014, Detroit MI.
  • MOBIUS 2014 Annual Conference, Columbia, June 2-4, 2014, Columbia, MO.
  • Ohio Polaris Users Group  2014 Conference, August 22, 2014, Columbus, OH.

Recent Professional Accomplishments

Recent Professional Accomplishments

It is a pleasure to acknowledge Aimee L. DeChambeau, UL Electronic Services, for her recent professional endeavors.

Aimee received her Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in May 2014.

Online Case Study:

Hauk, M. & deChambeau, A. (2014, April). Case study of “Sustainability Now and Powerful (SNAP!) International Program to Restore Landscapes, Recharge Educators, and Replenish Learning Systems.” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Available from


deChambeau, A. (2014, May 15). “Supported Student Success: Communities of Practice in Higher Education.” Supporting Sustainability Through Creativity: Prescott College Symposium on Sustainability Education, May 14-18, 2014. Prescott, AZ. Slides available from