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digialbooksThe Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art is excited to announce the launch of its book digitization program, which will allow anyone with internet access to use its collections.  The library is focusing initial digitization efforts on its holdings of rare and unique lace and armor books in the public domain. Over 100 volumes are currently online and accessible through the Internet Archive. The library also submits metadata records to the Getty Research Portal, which is an authoritative, worldwide resource that provides one-stop multilingual access to art history texts, rare books, and related literature without restriction. The Portal currently has over 20 contributors including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallica – Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Smithsonian Libraries.

The library uses the i2S SupraScan Quartz A1 overhead book scanner to produce high resolution scans.  PDF access copies are then uploaded to the Internet Archive, links are added to the local catalog, and MARC records are submitted to the Getty Portal.

The Ingalls Library and Museum Archives offers comprehensive access to art information and serves the general public, students from every school and degree level, independent researchers, and all museum departments. With more than 500,000 volumes of scholarly publications in many languages covering all periods and geographic areas of art history, and institutional records and manuscript collections, the library has been the museum’s foundation for research since opening in 1916. For more information and to search the catalogs visit library.clevelandart.org.

The Ohio Library Council presents Ohio History Day 101: The Experience of History Day in Ohio Webinar.  Ohio History Day is a year-long research project that engages students in grades 6-12 . The webinar will discuss the overall benefits and logistics of the program.

When:  August 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by:

  • Shoshanna Gross, State Coordinator, Ohio History Day, Ohio History Connection
  • Deanna McDaniel, Media Specialist, Genoa Middle School Library, Westerville, OH

Sponsored by:  OLC’s Subject and Special Collections Division

Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register August 4

Member: $20* | Non-Member: $40
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries

For more information visit: http://olc.org/event/ohio-history-day-101-experience-history-day-ohio-2/

Please join the Ohio Digitization Interest Group on our July Field Trip to the Cleveland Public Library on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Please register by Tuesday 7/5, 5pm. http://goo.gl/forms/8bnanx6kovLSrjAm2

Presentation: “Cleveland Digital Public Library: Digitization and Public Service”

Speaker: Chatham Ewing, Digital Library Strategist, Cleveland Public Library

Synopsis: Join us as we discuss the creation of the Cleveland Digital Public Library and how CPL offers digitization as a public service.

Includes tours of CPL’s TechCentral MakerSpace, Special Collections, Folger Shakespeare Library First Folio Exhibit, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives.

  • Hosts: Rachel Senese & Chatham Ewing, Cleveland Public Library
  • Food: Coffee & cookies will be offered at the start of the meeting. Lunch will be brown bag.
  • Cost: There is no fee for attending, but we will be accepting donations for the coffee kitty.

THURS July 7 AGENDA

  • 10:00-10:30 coffee social (coffee & cookies);
  • 10:30-11:30 presentation and discussion on topic;
  • 11:30-11:45 break;
  • 11:45-1:00 brown bag lunch: all-attendee updates, “members” meeting, discussion;
  • FULL – 1:00 optional:  tour 1 Folger Library First Folio tour  (limited to 16 people) – FULL;
  • 1:30 optional:  tour 2 Folger Library First Folio tour  (limited to 16 people);
  • 2:00 optional:  tour 3 Folger Library First Folio tour  (limited to 16 people);
  • 1:00-3:00 optional:  tours of CPL’s TechCentral and Special Collections (we will divide people up at that time)

FRI July 8 AGENDA

  • 10:00 Rock Hall Library & Archives tour (limited to 30 people) (Note: offsite from the Museum)

See the Meetings page for more details on the tours: http://ohiodig.org/meetings.html

CPL MEETING SITE:  The Digital Library, 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland.

Note: The 325 Superior building (white marble building) opens at 10–enter at the main entrance at 10 (preferred).

To enter before 10 you must enter through the Louis Stokes building, 525 Superior Ave (cylindrical building), and security or a staff member will have to let you in.

CPL MEETING PARKING:

  •  Huntington Building garage, across the street from library.
  •  Standard Parking garage, 300 St Clair Ave NE
  •  Standard Parking garage, right next to the 777 on Rockwell Ave
  •  IMG Building, 708 St Clair Ave NE (Valet lot–arrive before 9:30 $8; after 9:30 $12)

ROCK HALL TOUR SITE: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, 2809 Woodland Avenue

  • Directions & parking info: http://library.rockhall.com/home/visit
  • The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th St, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approx. two miles southeast of the Museum.

Where: The Hudson Library & Historical Society, 96 Library Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236

When:  Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6-8 pm

Who: Dr. Leisa Gibbons, Ph.D., Kent State University School of Library and Information Science

Join us for an informal evening at the lovely Hudson Library & Historical Society as the Cleveland Archival Roundtable gathers to listen to Dr. Gibbons, Archives educator at KSU SLIS.

We will start at 6 pm with networking and hors d’oeuvres followed by a brief business meeting and an overview of our host institution given by their Archivist, Gwen Mayer.   The evening will conclude with a talk by Dr. Gibbons regarding her first year at KSU SLIS and her plans for the Archives education program.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Nora Blackman, CWRU Kelvin Smith Library: exo2@case.edu

Congratulations to the recipients of the SOA Merit Award, New Professional Scholarship, and Student Scholarships to the SOA Annual Meeting! The award winners will be recognized at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Friday, May 20th at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Their hard work and accomplishments are greatly appreciated by Ohio archivists, and serve as excellent role models in our profession.

SOA Merit Award: Margaret Burzynski-Bays

SOA New Professional Scholarship Award: Jessica Cromer

SOA Student Scholarship Awards: Kelly Francis-Love; Madeleine Fix;
and, Ellen Mitchell.

If, like most of us, you will be juggling projects and deadlines in 2016, consider attending one or both of the SAA workshops coming to Cleveland this March 10 & 11 at the Kelvin Smith Library.

Fundamentals of Project Management
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 10 – REGISTER HERE

You’re involved in a variety of projects every day, from such small projects as developing a new procedures manual to such large projects as digitizing a collection. But because project management methodologies aren’t automatically included in formal education or many archival education programs, you’ll want to take advantage of this workshop to acquire the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects.

Advanced Project Management – NEW!
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – March 11 – REGISTER HERE

Building upon the basic project management skills you learned in Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists, this workshop delves more deeply into skills you will need to manage more complex project or multiple projects at the same time. Some of the topics discussed include working with partners, risk management, change management, and quality management. You will also learn how to develop business case documentation that helps you get buy in from sponsors and stakeholders, kick off your project, and keep it on track. Finally, you will learn how to evaluate the project management process and the project outcomes to develop a project management methodology that works for you and your institution.

Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis will be speaking on January 20, 2016 at 12pm at the Kelvin Smith Library about former WRU faculty member Otto Ege, famous for dismembering books.

Dr. Davis will focus on the Beauvais Missal in particular, part of which is owned by Kelvin Smith Library. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to handle our fragment of the missal, as well as other “Ege leaves.”

“Picking up the Pieces: Case Western’s Otto Ege and the Beauvais Missal” by Lisa Fagin Davis

January 20, 12pm, Kelvin Smith Library Dampeer Room

The Beauvais Missal is one of the best-known victims of mid-twentieth-century American biblioclasm, serving as a perfect example of just how great a loss is incurred when a codex is dismembered and its leaves scattered. It also serves as a hopeful case study of the possibilities offered by recent developments in imaging and metadata standards, platforms, and interoperability. The manuscript was written in or near Beauvais, France, in the last quarter of the thirteenth century and was used early on at the cathedral there, as evidenced by an inscription on a lost leaf, transcribed in a 1926 Sotheby’s auction catalogue. The manuscript was purchased from Sotheby’s by American industrialist William Randolph Hearst, who owned it until 1942 when he sold it through Gimbel Brothers to New York dealer Philip Duschnes, who cut it up and began selling leaves less than one month later. He passed the remnants on to his friend and associate, Case Western professor Otto Ege, who scattered it through his usual means, by gift or sale. This paper will introduce the incipient digital reconstruction of the ninety-six known leaves of the Beauvais Missal – spread across 26 states and five countries – and present initial findings based on an analysis of the extant portion of the manuscript, focusing in particular on the leaf owned by CWRU and its place in the manuscript.

Lisa Fagin Davis received her PhD in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 1993. She has catalogued medieval manuscript collections at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Boston Public Library, and several private collections. Her publications include: the Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, Vol. IV (with R. G. Babcock and P. Rusche, Tempe, 2004); The Gottschalk Antiphonary (Cambridge University Press, 2000); numerous articles in the fields of manuscript studies and codicology; and the monograph, La Chronique Anonyme Universelle: Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France (a translation, critical edition and detailed study of a fifteenth-century French world chronicle, published by Brepols Publishers in 2015). Dr. Davis was a member of the EAMMS working group that established initial standards for electronic cataloguing of pre-1600 manuscript material and is currently serving on the Digital Scriptorium Bibliographic Standards Committee. With Melissa Conway, Davis is co-author of the Directory of Pre-1600 Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, published online by the Bibliographical Society of America and as Volume 109:3 of the Papers of the BSA. In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America, Lisa Fagin Davis regularly teaches an introduction to manuscript studies at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She is the author of “The Manuscript Road Trip,” a blog devoted to promoting collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in North America.