On Friday, October 6, 2017, University Archivist and Head of Archival Services Vic Fleischer presented a double session at the Ohio Local History Alliance/Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference titled “Documenting our Doughboys: Commemorating the World War I Centennial in Summit County” with colleagues from Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Summit County Historical Society, and the Akron-Summit County Public Library.
Impressive job, Vic!
Mike Tosko just had another review published: “Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians: How a Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL’s Most Famous Traveling Team.” Choice vol. 55 no. 4, 1 December 2017.
Way to go, Mike!
On Friday, October 6, 2017, Jodi Kearns and Jamie Newhall gave a presentation, “Revealing Songs of Holocaust Survivors using a Redesigned Wire Recorder,” at the Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Conference.
Mike Tosko recently published the following two reviews:
“The Sage Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 22, Aug. 2017
“Encyclopedia of Classic Rock.” Booklist, vol. 113, no. 18, 15 May 2017
Tammy Stitz, Applied Science Librarian
In the September 2017 ALAO Newsletter, Tammy Stitz had an article published about LaTeX in the column “News from the trenches”. Check out this link for the story: https://newsletter.alaoweb.org/2017/09/15/notes-from-the-trenches-2/
Nice going, Tammy!
Mark Bloom, Archival Services, is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. The Academy of Certified Archivists, founded in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, is an independent, nonprofit certifying organization of professional archivists. Members qualify for certification by meeting a series of defined standards such as having a Master’s in Archives Administration or a related Master’s degree with archives specific coursework, completing at least 3,500 hours of work experience in a professional capacity, and passing a Certified Archivist examination. This examination tests the candidate’s knowledge in the following areas:
- Selection, Appraisal, and Acquisition
- Arrangement and Description of Documents
- Reference Services and Access to Documents
- Preservation and Protection of Documents
- Outreach, Advocacy, and Promotion of Documentary Collections and Archival Repositories
- Managing Archival Programs
- Professional, Ethical, and Legal Responsibilities
Mark successfully met all the qualifications and passed the examination in July 2017.
On September 11-12, the University Libraries hosted the John F. Kline Jr. Memorial Map Cataloging Workshop. Joy Ramos and Valerie Jenkins attended the hands-on training as did 13 other catalogers from Ohio and five other states, with some coming from as far away as Montana and Alabama! It was taught by Paige G. Andrew, a recognized authority on map cataloging from Penn State University. The workshop was organized by Mike Monaco with invaluable assistance from Stephanie Everett, Melanie McGurr, David Prochazka, and Don Appleby.
What a thoughtful & educational tribute.
Recently posted Innovative Webinar Recordings
- “Q3 Innovative Corporate Update”, presented by Innovative CEO Jim Tallman.
- “Do More With Your ILS Using the Sierra APIs”.
Links to these and other recorded Innovative webinars can be found in the Innovative Customer Supportal. Information for accessing the Supportal and these recordings are posted on the Sierra SharePoint
The Sierra application and database servers will be updated to Sierra 3.1 at 2:00 pm on Wednesday August 23rd. Sierra will be down for 45-60 minutes during the upgrade and reboot. Sierra should be back up and running by or before 3:00 pm.
- This update includes all fixes, enhancements, and features included in Sierra 2.1 through 2.4. and 3.0.
- Please open a Footprints ticket if you are unable to launch Sierra or have any post-update problems or issues.
- To see what’s new in Sierra, and/or to access Sierra release notes, go to the Sierra SharePoint at: https://sps.uakron.edu/sites/UL/depts/es/ulsys/sierra/default.aspx.
- eServices will be scheduling several What’s New in Sierra 3.0 Brown Bags in September and October. More details coming soon.
The University Libraries has established a team and a team donation site for the Heart Walk that will take place on Aug 26th. My thanks to Melanie McGurr and Mike Monaco for helping establish the University Libraries’ Team BiblioBeats!
You will have seen President Wilson’s message about participating in the Heart Walk, and that the University’s goal for fundraising is a modest $2000. http://share.uakron.edu/mailAll/Digest/article/1326999
Team BiblioBeats’ goal is $250. Our team page is available and you can go there to join the team and/or make a donation. Feel free to share the link if you want to encourage others to donate. Each department head also has a donation envelope, should you just wish to contribute just a few dollars. If you do and need a receipt contact me.
You and your friends and family are all welcome to join Team BiblioBeats and the other University of Akron teams in the walk on Aug 26th, which starts from the Stiles Field House at 10am. Doors open for the exposition at 8.30. Donations are not required to participate in the walk.