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Is reducing your processing backlog at the top of your to-do list? Need help implementing “concrete strategies” for robust processing rates? Then save the date and sign up now for the SAA MPLP workshop coming to Cleveland in January, 2017

Registration is now open for the SAA Workshop: “Implementing “More Product, Less Process” 

When: January 13, 2017
Where: Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

Early-Bird Registration deadline: December 13, 2016

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Please join us for the fall meeting of the Cleveland Archival Roundtable from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday November 15th at the Northeast Ohio Broadcast Archive on the campus of John Carroll University. We will begin with a brief business meeting to bring you up to date on the steering committee’s plans for the next couple of years followed by a tour of the archive. Look for details about the meeting location and parking shortly.

You can now access information about CAR and local and national archival events on our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandArchivalRoundtable ! Like the page and feel free to post your archives’ programs and events, discussion topics about archives, questions about archives, and basically anything about archives. The page is in addition to our blog and email blasts. Enjoy!

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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/

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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.


  • 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)


  • 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.


  •  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.

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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.

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The Miami University Libraries will be hosting ArchivesSpace Training November 16-17, 2015

 This two-day workshop that covers the basics of ArchivesSpace from application management through material description and authorities management to exporting, importing, and data cleanup. It will also include a overview of digital objects. The workshop will be led by Nancy Enneking (Getty Research Institute) and Mark Custer (Yale University). All ArchivesSpace members are welcome to register.

Location: The Miami University Archives, 201 Withrow Court, Oxford, OH 45056

Time: Monday November 16th and Tuesday November 17th, 9:00-4:30 each day

Registration Fee: A registration fee of $200 will go towards helping the Miami University Libraries cover the cost of hosting the training and the instructor’s honorarium.

Technology Requirements: A laptop with access to wireless internet will be necessary for each attendee. We ask that you provide your own laptop, but if necessary we can make arrangements to provide one on loan from the library. Please let us know in your registration request if you will need a laptop provided.

Accommodation: 10 rooms have been made available at the Marcum Center Hotel on the Miami University campus for a rate of $99/night. No sales or bed tax is levied if it is a non-profit institution, however 12.5% sales and bed taxes will be levied if paid with a personal credit card.

To register for a room at the Marcum Center Hotel, contact them at 513-529-3770 or at confandeventserv@MiamiOH.edu and include that it is for the ArchivesSpace Training/King Library Block.

Alternatively, there are hotels and motels elsewhere in Oxford. More information can be found on the Visiting Miami University Accommodations page.

Dining: A variety of restaurants and other dining options are available both on- and off-campus. More information can be found on the Visiting Miami University – Restaurants page.

To register:

1) Fill out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/6Evjnbpt6N

2) Mail a check for the registration fee ($200) made out to “Miami University Libraries” to:

Marcus Ladd

King Library, Special Collections

151 S. Campus Ave.

Oxford, OH 45056

A confirmation of your registration will be e-mailed to you once the check is received.

To request further information, please contact Jacky Johnson (johnsoj@MiamiOH.edu513-529-6720) or Marcus Ladd (laddmm@MiamiOH.edu513-529-0462). Please note that we can accept a maximum of 20 attendees and registration ends November 9th.

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A free workshop for the American Theatre Archive Project will be held at the Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, 11055 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, on August 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce archivists to the ATAP Initiation Program, a process through which theatre companies establish an archival program.  Scheduled to coincide with the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the work of ATAP and the ATAP Ohio Team.  Space is limited, and preference will be given to Cleveland area archivists.  Registration for the workshop is free, and lunch will be provided.  Please complete the registration form by August 7, 2015.

Details and the link to the registration form are here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OspptVCAJdCtqJRSZlfnkQK3jsZ1UJfX09SIgQiuGOY/viewform.  In the meantime, find out more about ATAP by visiting americantheatrearchiveproject.org and/or contacting Colleen Reilly at colleenkreilly@gmail.com.

ATAP is a network of archivists, dramaturgs, and scholars dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American theatre operating under an initiative of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).  Through the ATAP Initiation Program, location-based teams work with individual theatre companies to evaluate their records, develop an archiving plan, and secure funding to support long-term archive health.  Once established and made accessible to theatre makers, scholars, patrons, and funders on premises online, and/or in a repository, a theatre’s archives support institutional integrity and development.  ATAP currently has active teams throughout the United States, and training sessions for team members have been conducted in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Portland.

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