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meta | morphosis: a film-to-digital institute
By Mary Molinaro
On September 6th and 7th Preservation and Digital Programs
welcomed 37 participants to campus to participate in “meta
| morphosis: a film-to-digital institute” . Participants represented
19 institutions including University of California, Wake
Forest, Tulane, Ohio University, Library of Congress, the
Library of Virginia, University of Oregon, and the National
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Ten of the
participants were from the vendor community and
represented iArchives, ProQuest Information and Learning,
OCLC, Thomson Gale, Heritage Microfilm and Readex/
Becky Ryder and Wendell Cox
were both presenters at the twoday workshop.
This institute stems from the work that Preservation and
Digital Programs has been doing with the National Digital
Newspaper Program . The Program will digitize 22
million newspaper pages published between 1836 and 1922. The University of Kentucky
received an award from the NEH to complete 100,000 pages in two years. By being the
only National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) awardee to do the digital conversion
and markup in-house, University of Kentucky is uniquely positioned to take a leadership
role and to share with others the intricacies of this complex process. As the deadline nears
for the second round of grants for NDNP, Preservation and Digital Programs staff have
been receiving increasing numbers of phone calls and requests for information about the
process. In July it was decided to bring as many interested parties together and expand the
individual conversations into a broader more meaningful discussion and hold an institute.
Response was overwhelming and the institute was filled to capacity within six weeks.
The institute was an intensive two-day workshop designed to help other programs in
transforming content from microfilm into digital objects. Those attending learned how to:
determine if digitization is a plausible option for reformatting microfilm; evaluate
microfilm's appropriateness for digitization; strategically select content; decide if project
needs can be addressed in-house or outsourced; make good images; write an RFP; select
vendors; explore outside partnerships to the institution's advantage; and seek appropriate
UK has long been a national leader in the preservation of Kentucky newspapers. In 1981,
UK Libraries became one of the first five institutions to receive NEH funding for
participation in the United States Newspaper Program that collected, catalogued, and
microfilmed historic Kentucky newspapers across the state. The NDNP builds on the work
completed during the United States Newspaper Program. The Library of Congress will be
providing access to the digital files from the NDNP in an interface to be released soon as
America’s Chronicle. Kentucky newspapers will also be made available to the public via
the Kentuckiana Digital Library .
* News To Use
Spot Bonus Award Winners
Melissa Barlow, Melody Brian, Pat Lloyd, Judy Sackett, and Theresa Yocum, all members of the
Libraries’ Business Services Department, were awarded Spot Bonus Awards.
Working collectively and individually, these staff members worked through numerous challenges
that came with the implementation of the University's IRIS/SAP system. They successfully managed
to work in a complex environment to close out the fiscal year, as well as managing the time entry
process to get everyone on payroll and paid to date.
Your efforts in ensuring that the Libraries business operations continue through this difficult
transition are much appreciated. Congratulations on a job well done!
UK Hosts Historical Reunion of Members of Church Committee
L to R: Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., Walter
F. Mondale, Walter "Dee" Huddleston.
UK Libraries’ Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the School of Journalism and Telecommunications and the First Amendment Center
sponsored “Who's Watching the Spies? Intelligence
Activities and the Rights of Americans.” Former
Vice President Walter Mondale joined Senator Walter “Dee” Huddleston and Fred Schwarz to discuss
the work of the U.S. Senate Church Committee,
which uncovered episodes of government spying on
Americans and drafted many of the laws central to
the current debates regarding warrantless wiretaps.
Grant Funding Awarded for Design Library Exhibition
The good news continues! The UK Libraries has received word that its Design Library
received funding from the Herman Lee and Nell Stuart Donovan Memorial
Endowment in the amount of $1,920 to install both a permanent and a rotating
The permanent exhibit consists of eleven architectural photographs by the legendary architectural
photographer, Ezra Stoller. These photos will be mounted, framed and hung permanently in the
library’s reading room.
The rotating exhibit will focus on historic preservation. For each site on campus or in the adjacent
areas, there will be two photographs-one showing the site as it exists now and the other showing the
earlier building which was torn down. The photos, which will come from the UK Libraries Special
Collections, will be approximately 18”x 24” and mounted on presentation board for display in the
library’s exhibit hall.
Under the direction of Lalana Powell and Faith Harders, the Exhibition project will begin this summer
and be completed in early fall. We look forward to seeing these new additions to the Design Library!
UK Libraries Using Oral History to Document Kentucky’s
UK Libraries’ Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, in cooperation
with the Kentucky Historical Society, is collaborating with Kentucky
Equine Education Project on an ambitious project to document the history of the
Kentucky horse industry. Over a three-year period, the Center will
collect over 150 interviews with horse farm owners and people with The equine industry oral hisfirst-hand experiences and stories of working with horses in
tory advisory committee is
Kentucky. Many breeds within the horse industry will be
comprised of (l to r) Gene
documented, not just Thoroughbreds.
Clabes; Misdee Wrigley; Dan
Kenny, chair; and John Long.
* News To Use (continued)
Stacks Wars Sweeps the Maggies
Fans, paparazzi, and luminaries from Library Land
swarmed the regal Young Auditorium, eager to see who
would earn a trip down the red carpet for the 2006
Margaret I. King Awards for Animated Shorts. Dean Carol
Diedrichs received a warm welcome as she opened the
September 8 ceremony. The ever-glamorous Debbie Sharp,
one of the Maggie Awards producers, presented a short
biography of the award’s namesake.
Mary Beth Thomson presented the first Maggie in the
category of Best Technical Direction in an Animated Short.
Though the competition was formidable, Ann Fath
emerged as the winner for Serial Killers in “Stacks Wars.”
Associate Dean Thomson also presented the award for Best
Musical Score in an Animated Short. “Stacks Wars” was
honored once again as Kerri Scannell carried off the award.
Making quite the fashion statement with her choice of furry
green hat and feather boa, Janet Stith, Medical Center Library Director, took the podium to
announce the nominees for Best Dialogue Consultant in an Animated Short. To no one’s
surprise, Mary Congleton seized the award for Medical Terminology.
Valerie Perry, Head of the Agricultural Information Center, presented the award for Best
Animal Wrangler. “Stacks Wars” shut out the competition as Jo Staggs-Neel won for her
efforts in wrangling Parrot, Bambi, bluebirds and butterflies in the film.
The ceremony concluded with an exclusive showing of “Stacks Wars: Revenge of the Books.”
This was the Kentucky premiere of the TASCArt Studios animated short, directed by Tom
Dolan. Audience members seemed to really enjoy the film, especially its eminently cheerful
theme song, “WTYL.”
In addition to the coveted statuette, the winners received the obligatory bag of swag, the
contents of which were passed around at the after party in the Green Room, referred to as the
Gallery among the library cognoscenti.
A special thanks goes to the producers of this year’s Maggies: Paula Hickner, Debbie Sharp,
Meg Shaw, Sue Smith, and Helane Davis, who also served as legal advisor to the production.
Congratulations to Mary Congleton, Ann Fath, Kerri Scannell, and Jo Staggs-Neel, Library
Land’s newest tenured faculty members!
* News To Use (continued)
Libraries Phonathon is a Record Breaking Success!
The University of Kentucky Phonathon program reaches out to alumni, parents,
faculty, staff, and friends to get them involved in the Annual Giving campaign. The
Phonathon is staffed entirely by UK students who provide a firsthand perspective on
UK and can explain why annual giving is crucial to UK’s excellence.
This past August the UK Libraries held their third annual Phonathon . This year’s
program was a great success! The cumulative total of dollars pledged is now a
record $26,340 – an increase over last year’s Phonathon of $12,996 (a 97.39 percent
increase). These gifts reveal that many people value the Libraries and want to
support our efforts. We can all be proud that so many people in our community
value the University of Kentucky Libraries.
Mary Molinaro has been invited to speak at the 4th annual Readex Digital Institute.
KLA Annual Conference Presentations:
Laura Hall ~ presented a program entitled, “From Analog to Digital: Microfilm
Readers Over the Ages.”
Dee Wood ~ presented a program entitled, “From File Cabinet to Special Collection: Creating Access to the Records of Kentucky’s Unified Court of Justice, ca 19731980.”
Mary Vaughn and Rick Brewer ~ presented a program entitled, “Morning Report:
Librarians as Part of a Clinical Team.”
Reinette Jones and Laura Davidson ~ presented a program entitled, “KLDiVERs
Highlighting Diversity in Our Libraries Services.”
Lisa Carter and Terry Birdwhistell ~ Lisa Carter moderated a program entitled, “A
Century of Change in Kentucky Archives.” Terry Birdwhistell was a panelist for
Stacey Greenwell and Gail Kennedy ~ presented a program entitled, “Information
Commons: Meeting the Needs of the Net Generation Library Users.”
Kate Seago and Sandee McAninch ~ presented a program entitled, “When Two
Streams Meet: The Confluence of Acquisitions and Federal Depository Processing.”
Reinette Jones, Shawn Livingston, and Judy Sackett ~ presented a program entitled,
“Working for Change: A Post-Degree Librarian Residency Program for the UK Libraries.”
Kelly Vickery and Beth Kraemer ~ presented a program entitled, “Web Redesign
for Distributed Content Management.”
Kazuko Hioki ~ presented a program entitled, “Climate Control and Monitoring
Mary Congleton ~ presented a program entitled, “Biblioteca, Bibliothek, or Library:
Different Names but Same Faces Serving Divers Communities.”
* What’s Coming Up?
Oct. 4 Service Strategies in Today's Academic Law Library 9:15am, Law School Building,
Classroom 137. Presented by Teresa L. Conaway, Law Head of Public Services Candidate.
Oct. 8 A Nineteenth-Century Singing School 3:00pm, Niles Gallery, UK's Lucille Little
Fine Arts Library. A participatory experience in which guests and members of the
Appalachian Association for Sacred Harp Singing will sing from the Sacred Harp and other
books associated with Kentucky during the nineteenth-century West.
Oct. 9 Joel Pett, Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, will speak on the historical
significance of editorial cartoons. 12:00 in the King Library’s Great Hall. Refreshments will
be served after.
Oct. 9 -13 is Archives Week. Look for events around the state at
Oct. 10 Kazuko Hioki and Deirdre Scaggs will present a public information program at the
Tates Creek Library, “Saving Family Treasures” from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Oct. 12 History Hop: Lexington's Historic Houses, Museums, Archives, and Havens of
History Welcome you! 4:30-6pm, UK’s Special Collections presents an exhibit of antebellum Bluegrass imprints and a printing demonstration at King Library Press.
Oct. 13 Kentucky Council on Archives fall meeting to be held at the Kentucky Historical
Oct. 13 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: How the Railroad Transformed America 12:00pm,
Niles Gallery, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 20 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. 12:00pm, Niles Gallery,
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 27 Appalachia in the Bluegrass: Plum Creek String Band. 12:00pm, Niles Gallery,
Lucille Little Fine Arts Library. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 30-31 Kentucky Higher Education Computing Conference “Breaking Down Barriers:
Moving Forward Together!” To be held at held at Northern Kentucky University's METS
Just for Fun!!!
A reflection of days gone
...what was once known
as the Main Library
reading room is now the
Breckinridge Room, the
reference point for Special Collections, located
in the M. I. King Library.
* Spotlight Series
The Spotlight Series features an employee from a different campus
library each month. Hopefully, this series will enable you to match a
name to a face, along with some interesting facts too!
Susan Daole - Senior Library Technician, Education Library
Pop Quiz: Who can answer all your trivia about Pollyanna while planting a lovely herb
garden for your enjoyment? That would be our illustrious colleague Susan Daole! A visit to her
office in the Education Library will give you a clue about her favorite movie: Pollyana. Hanging
from her beautifully large windows are a few crystal prisms to amplify the sun in honor of this
wonderful story. Wonderful stories happen to make up a big part of Susan’s life in one of our
farthest reaching branches. Just ask her about some of the famous children’s books that line the
shelves and her face lights up with joyful interest. However, Susan’s interest in books is very long
After growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Susan began her college life in South-Eastern
Kentucky at Alice Lloyd College. With an emphasis in Horticulture, Susan transferred to UK to
finish her degree. About twenty years ago, Susan began her employment in the Agriculture
department by putting her Horticulture degree to good use in the labs. While a research assistant
in Entomology, a natural love of reading guided Susan to spend much of her free time visiting the
Agriculture Library. After watching the operations and making many friendships with the staff,
Susan discovered her true calling by entering the M.L.S. program. In 1991, with a new Master’s
degree and a yearning for sunshine (the research lab had no windows!), Susan began her position
as a Senior Technician in the Education Library.
Susan’s favorite aspects of the Education Library are helping with reference, research and
educational programs. Her partners in this educational mission are Librarian Jill Buckland and
Technician Charlotte Bramwell. The variety of work, the location (yes, she likes it over there – she
has a beautiful view of an old Bur Oak tree, and the parking is wonderful!) and the students,
remind Susan of her very satisfying and enjoyable career choice.
Besides being taught the value of books and libraries at a young age, the library continues to
be a major influence in her family. Susan is married to Joe Miller, an Associate Professor of the
School of Library and Information Science. However, Susan is adding her own contribution
to the S.L.I.S. program this semester by teaching one of the LIS 510 Children's Literature classes.
Susan and Joe's two cats, Polly and Madeline Bassett (you guessed it, storybook characters), enjoy
home life after being rescued from the animal shelter a few years ago. Yet, the Horticulture degree
still holds influence as Susan and Joe both enjoy gardening in their free time. In fact, Susan served
as the past President of the Bluegrass Herb Guild. Now I know who to come to for herb advice!
By the way, Susan is letting you all in on a wonderful secret. Her family likes to escape
every summer to a lovely little town on the North Shore around Lake Superior called Grand
Marais. Not only is it beautiful, but the artist culture is known internationally for its variety and
quality. It is only natural that someone who surrounds herself with some of the greatest examples
of children’s literature would enjoy escaping to a similarly magical environment for rejuvenation.
* Tech Talk
By Stacey Greenwell, Head, Desktop Support
Free Training and Seminars on the Web
From OPAL to SirsiDynix to HigherEd BlogCon, chances are you’ll find something useful
and interesting. Below I’ve highlighted some of the training opportunities offered on
each of these sites.
Online Programming for All Libraries (or OPAL) offers sessions that are nearly always
free and hardly ever require advance registration. OPAL is a collaborative of libraries
which provides online training for library staff and patrons. This summer I attended an
excellent session on using social software in libraries. Future library-related topics
include LibraryThing.com, Grant Writing 101, and The Long Tail. OPAL has a mailing
list if you are interested in being notified of future programs.
It’s not necessary to be a customer in order to enjoy the programming offered by this
integrated library system vendor. SirsiDynix offers free access to seminars conducted by
industry leaders such as Donna Scheeder and Stephen Abram. Upcoming topics include
“Engaging Youth on their Own Terms: Instant Messaging and Gaming in Libraries” and
“25 Technologies in 50 Minutes.” Registration is required for these seminars.
This site isn’t quite like the other two, but I wanted to mention it anyway. HigherEd
BlogCon was an online conference in April which focused on new technologies in higher
education. The site is still up and includes a number of interesting presentations, links,
and blog posts. Of particular interest is the Library and Information Resources track:
This track was led by Meredith Farkas, author of the Information Wants to be Free blog.
And this brings me to my next topic…
Blog of the Month
Information Wants to be Free
This month’s featured blog is written by Meredith Farkas, Distance Learning Librarian,
Norwich University. She is probably best known as the librarian who implements and
speaks regularly on wikis. Her thoughtful posts on social software, technology training,
information literacy, and more are often forwarded and cited many times by other
librarians. Read her post on libraries and social software:
* Did You Know?
The University of Kentucky
provides opportunities for students,
faculty, and staff who desire a more
in-depth sports experience than is
provided in the Intramural and/or
open recreation program through
the Club Sports program. You can
get exercise, meet new friends,
learn a new sport or just have pride in being part of a team.
You will also have fun in the process, and there are many
sports to pick from. For a list of clubs UK
offers just go to the URL to see the
current list of clubs offered.
For more information about Club Sports,
contact Mark Lattin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor: Jessica Hughes
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Comings and Goings
Jennifer Matthews has resigned to accept
the position of Music Librarian at Oklahoma City University. Her last day was
September 7. Jennifer worked as a student assistant in the Lucille Little Fine
Arts Library from 1997 - 2002, before becoming a Library Technician in Special Projects in December 2002.
In 2005, she began working in the Acquisitions Department. We wish Jennifer every success as she begins her
Lauren Keller has resigned from her Library Technician position in Conservation. Lauren started with the Libraries as
a student assistant in Special Collections
in 1999 and worked in Preservation from
2001 until accepting her LT position in January 2003.
Her last day with the Libraries was September 15.
While with the Libraries, Lauren completed her B.A.
and M.L.S. degrees. We thank her for her hard work and
wish her the very best for the future.
Renee Rhineheimer ~ has resigned from
the Staff Support Associate II position in
Business Services, Library Administration.
Donors: Deirdre Scaggs, Laura
Hall, Mary Molinaro
Spotlight: Cheri Daniels
Tech Talk: Stacey Greenwell
Agriculture Information Center:
Design Library: Cheri Daniels
Education Library: Laura Hall
Equine Research Library:
Fine Arts Library: Deirdre Scaggs
Geological Sciences and Map Library: Deirdre Scaggs
Health Information Library:
IDRC: Deirdre Scaggs
KY Transportation Center:
Law Library: Cheri Daniels
Math Library: Dennis Davenport
Medical Center Library:
Medical Center AV Library
Special Collections & Digital Programs: Deirdre Scaggs
Young Library: Laura Hall
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