Randy's informative, fun, and somewhat horrifying presentation “Why Not Minot: lessons learned from the 2011
flooding in North Dakota, a disaster affecting the cultural resources of
the Ward County Historical Society,
” is now posted on the Marriott
Library’s server and is available for people to watch.
Please feel free to pass this message on to interested colleagues.
Meanwhile,the next 'post mortem' disaster
webinar will be about the fire at UMC's main library in September 2011. Be on
the lookout for scheduling info about it--we're shooting for late
January/early February after ALA.
Leveraging Library Strengths: Contributions
to Undergraduate Education Reform
Webcast URL: http://www.library.unlv.edu/conferences/gwla/
- Welcome and Program Overview: Patricia Iannuzzi, Dean, University
- The National
Undergraduate Education Agenda: Alma
Clayton-Pederson, former Vice President for Education and Institutional Renewal
of the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) http://www.aacu.org/press_room/experts/clayton-pedersen.cfm
- Focusing on
Undergraduate Education during Tough Budget Times: One Campus Perspective: Dave
James, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs, UNLV
- The Educational Role
of Libraries: Patricia
Iannuzzi, Dean, UNLV Libraries
in Action -- Panel of three campus
- An Outcomes Based Approach to Undergraduate
Special Assistant to the Dean, University Libraries and
Carl Reiber, Academic
Affairs Fellow, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost
- All Roads Lead to Faculty Development
Nozero, Director, Research and Education, University Libraries and
Bergman, Associate Dean, Harrah’s College of Hotel Administration
- Curricular and Co-Curricular Collaborations
Anne Zald, Head,
Instruction, University Libraries and
Alicia Simon, First
Year Experience Program Coordinator, College of Sciences
The latest draft of the 3-day event schedule is available for the upcoming RSDD/CD joint meeting. First, thanks to Dean Rick Clement and his staff at Utah State University for hosting our meeting--we're in for a real treat. We have arranged for the meeting to be at the Swaner EcoCenter Conference Facility, a 1100-acre wilderness preserve just outside Park City, UT.
Second, thanks to everyone who submitted presentation proposals and the meeting planning group which met in San Diego to help craft the schedule.
should plan to arrive in Salt Lake City mid-day on Monday, May 2nd.
Park City is about 30+ minutes from the SLC airport by shuttle van;
more info regarding ground transportation will be coming closer to the meeting. The SLC airport is a hub for Delta, so chances are good for a non-stop flight.
Anne has secured a great rate at the Holiday Inn Express, Park
City, just a few minutes' walk from the Swaner Center (see attached
map). The hotel perks include a complimentary hot breakfast and free
internet. We will be in the "NewPark" area a few
miles north of Park City proper--there are a wide variety of
restaurants and pubs within a block or two for group dining.
Holiday Inn Express Park City
1501 Ute Boulevard
Park City, UT 84098
Hotel Block under: GWLA. Rate: $79/night.
Hot breakfast daily, indoor swimming pool whirlpool and sauna, complimentary wireless internet, recently remodeled.
Please call above number directly and say that you are reserving a room under the GWLA room block--we have reserved 18 king rooms and 17 queen/queen rooms.
LAST DAY TO RESERVE is MARCH 31ST,
2011. Any rooms remaining open will be released to general public and
you may only reserve a room on space available and at rack rate price.
All of the committee meetings, presentation sessions, and social
activities may get moved around a bit as the event plans evolve--we're
open to suggestions. Please contact Joni or Anne if you have any questions.
Registration is now open for the GWLA/WESTPAS Disaster Preparedness & Materials Recovery Workshop! The workshop will be hosted by our friends at Marriott Library, University of Utah, on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25, 2011. Participants should plan to arrive in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 23. There is no registration fee for GWLA members. Staff from non-member institutions are welcome and encouraged to attend; a non-member fee of $100 for cost recovery for refreshment and lunch catering will be billed after the event. Go to Registration Form Go to Printable Event Schedule We have tried to keep the cost of participation for institutions as affordable as possible--the NEH is providing the
instructors and curriculum materials, the University of Utah is
donating the space to host the workshop, and GWLA has negotiated a
favorable hotel rate.
Goals of the workshop:
Who should attend:
- Test emergency preparedness & response plans and identify areas for improvement
- Identify mechanisms for collaborative partnerships
- Improve participants’ ability to evaluate risks
- Encourage participants to improve disaster preparedness
- Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print media.
2-3 participants from your library/archive to work together on disaster
preparedness activities. Team members may include:
- Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness.
- Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection and/or risk management.
Learn about cutting edge techniques and facilities:If
possible, schedule your arrival in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 23rd
early enough so you can join us for a tour of the brand new LDS Church History Library
on Temple Square on Monday afternoon. Randy Olsen, former Dean of Libraries at Brigham
Young University and good friend to GWLA, will be our guide as we learn
about their state-of-the-art storage and preservation facilities.Participants
will be encouraged to bring a few damaged and deaccessioned items from
their own collections for hands-on salvage experience in Marriott
Library’s cutting edge conservation lab. Details on what to bring will be coming soon.About WESTPAS:
- Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making.
WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance
Service) is a regional library and archives preservation service.
Started in 2007, its goals are to deliver preservation education and
training workshops to libraries and archives in 14 participating states
and territories: Alaska, American Samoa, California, Colorado, Guam,
Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon,
Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
With major funding
from the National Endowment for the Humanities, contributions from
preservation service companies, and partnerships with the state
libraries and archives in the participating states, workshops are
located in regional libraries and archives selected to maximize
participation. Workshop Instructors are experienced preservation professionals from California, Hawai'i, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The instructors for this session will be Barclay Ogden, Randy Silverman, and Julie Page.
Workshops are designed to help institutions protect the asset value
of their collections, to promote stewardship of the heritage of the
West and the Pacific, and to create a culture of preservation
management, one where management staff with preservation knowledge and
decision-making tools will guide the use of institutional resources to
ensure survival of their heritage collections. In addition to providing
formal training, the workshops foster creation of networks of library
and archives staff that can create a community of mutual aid assistance
for disaster response and preservation of collections in the region.
The successes of WESTPAS workshops have been documented in reports to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In addition to training, WESTPAS maintains a 24/7 disaster assistance number to provide advice and help in the event of a collection disaster. See the contact information for further information.
The hotel room block at the
Embassy Suites Salt Lake
City is now open. The hotel is located at 110 West 600 South, Salt Lake
City, UT 84101. You may make your reservations by phone at
801-359-7800 or via the web: saltlakecity.embassysuites.com.
Be sure to use the room block code "GWLA" to get the special rate of
$109 per night. The Embassy Suites offers many great amenities,
- Complimentary Full Cooked-to-Order Breakfast Served daily in the Atrium
- Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:30 AM
- Saturday & Sunday: 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
- Complimentary Evening Reception Served daily in the Atrium
- Monday – Sunday: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
- Self-Parking--Complimentary in the hotel’s parking structure
- Airport Shuttle Service--Complimentary service provided to and from Salt Lake City International airport
- Airport to Hotel: Please call (801) 359-7800 to arrange pick-up
- Hotel to Airport: Please schedule time with hotel front desk staff
- Monday – Friday: 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Saturday & Sunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- High-speed Wireless Internet Access--Complimentary throughout the hotel
Questions about the workshop? Ask us!
Joni Blake: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne McKee: Anne@gwla.org
Randy Silverman: email@example.com
Barclay Ogden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Page: email@example.com
The webinar, "Kick-Starting IR Success at Any Stage", is available via BePress' Vimeo service
. The presentation addresses practical strategies and tips a library
can use when implementing a new institutional repository, or when
looking to re-invigorate and existing repository initiative.
The video of Donald Worster's keynote address,
"Water and Empire in the American West: Past, Present, and Future"
from the recent GWLA/CRL Global Resources Forum on Water is now
available. More presentations from the forum will be made available
over the next week or so via GWLA's Vimeo channel.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the forum! A selection of the presentation handouts from the GWLA/CRL Global Resources Forum on Water on October 21-22, 2010 are available. We will post additional presentations when we receive them from the presenters. We hope to post videos of the presentations soon.
Registration is open for the GWLA/CRL Global Forum on Water, October 21-22!
The issues surrounding the use, supply, and
management of water are steadily gaining interest in the academic,
policy, and business communities. Water issues are global in nature.
Water demand already exceeds supply in many parts of the world, causing
tensions and conflict within and between communities. Population
growth, urbanization, and per-capita consumption are but a few of the
human factors affecting water use, while climate change and ecosystem
degradation impact availability of freshwater systems for human and
The Global Resources Network
(GRN) seeks to stimulate national and international interest in
collecting, preserving, and providing access to documents that support
research into water-related topics. Through this forum, the GRN will
study the nature and sources of documentation on water issues; assess
how scholars, policymakers, and nongovernmental organizations make use
of such data; and propose a series of strategies, policies, and
practices that libraries, archives, and other repositories can adopt to
accommodate the realities of the field.
The GRN Forum will feature keynote speaker Donald Worster, professor of U.S. History and Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas. A detailed agenda is also available.
The GRN Forum will be held at the Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street, Denver, Colorado. Conference registration is free for all members of CRL and GWLA. Nonmembers may register to attend the first day’s Program Session for a fee. Click here for registration details.
Oct 21 2010 - Oct 22 2010
Location: Magnolia Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
If you were unable to attend the GWLA sponsored Data Curation
webinar(s), or would like to review them again, the archived version(s)
are available through the direct links below (there is no set up to
enter, and the presentations start on there own; please hit 'exit' when
The link for Seminar #3 (July 1, 2010): http://uutahlive.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=GWLA_DCC_2010_0701_1201_07
, Thursday May 6, 12-1:30 EDT
Over this decade, increasingly more people are viewing research data
as an asset requiring proper management and long-term stewardship. This
outlook is a major cultural shift from the perspective that knowledge
outputs such as journal articles and books are the sole treasures of
research. One consequence is that librarians in research institutions
are now having to consider how to incorporate data as a library
resource. Chuck Humphrey's presentation provides an introduction
to basic data concepts relevant to librarians. Topics to be discussed
include how to differentiate research data from everything else that is
digital, how lifecycle data management helps us better deal with data as
a resource, how collections remain important in managing data and how
levels of service can be defined for data.
It is important to understand data curation within the larger
scholarly communication context, and then to identify opportunities and
capacities where librarians can and should find a role to engage. Given a
definition that ranges from managing to archiving to preserving data
along the data lifecycle, there are various points where data curation
services can be pursued by librarians: at a point of research initiation
(articulating the problem and pursuing funding), at a point of recent
or ongoing research (organization within the lab), at a point where a
larger community needs to be engaged (broadening access), and at a point
where time scale is important (archiving and preserving in a
repository). D. Scott Brant will discuss the role of librarians
in pursuing and engaging in these data curation activities with specific
Charles (Chuck) Humphrey has been the Head of the Data Library at the University of
Alberta since 1992 and began a data library service in 1980 in the
University's academic computing centre while employed as a statistical
consultant. In 2000, Mr. Humphrey also assumed responsibility for the implementation and management of a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) at the
University of Alberta, which is a data enclave for Statistics Canada
confidential data. As the Academic Director of the RDC, he oversees the
operations of this facility and serves on the RDC National Coordinating
D. Scott Brandt is a professor of library science and associate dean
for research in the Purdue University Libraries. Primarily he helps
guide the Libraries' research and facilitates participation in sponsored
funding (e.g., NSF, IMLS, local seed grants)---since April 2005, Purdue
librarians have participated in more than 70 grant applications with
more than 80 faculty across campus. As acting director of the
Distributed Data Curation Center, he oversees investigation into
curation issues of organizing, discovery and access to, and archiving
research data in complex environments. Prior to arriving at Purdue in
1993 he was associate head of the Science and Engineering Libraries at
MIT, and is the author of Teaching Technology (2002) and Unix in Libraries (1991).
, Tuesday June 1, 12-1:30 EDT
After giving a brief background summary of what the MIT Libraries are doing, Anne Graham and Amy Stout
will discuss issues surrounding starting a data management program and
provide an overview of what libraries need to know before starting a
data management program. They will discuss the following topics from a
subject librarian perspective:
- How does your library system operate? Are you better off
starting your program from the top-down or using a grassroots
- Making contact with your faculty and finding out what they need
- Learning about data and e-science
- Developing relationships across departments that will
facilitate your offering of services to people outside the library
Sayeed Choudhury will discuss early experiences related to the
Data Conservancy, one of two current awards through NSF's DataNet
program. Choudhury will speak specifically about the types of data
being considered for the early prototype development, the initial
technical architecture, and the new duties or skill sets that are being
developed as a result of these activities.
Anne Graham is Civil and Environmental Engineering Librarian and GIS Liaison and Amy Stout
is Computer Science Librarian at MIT Libraries. Both Anne and Amy have
been working on starting data services at the MIT Libraries. This
includes educating faculty, students and lab managers about "best
practices" for data management as well as initiating projects that
encourage faculty to look to the libraries for the stewardship of their
G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Library Digital
Programs and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center
at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the
Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering
and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. He is a Lecturer in the
Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins, a Research Fellow at
the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Senior Presidential Fellow with
the Council on Library and Information Resources. He is a member of the
ICPSR Council and DuraSpace Board.
, Thursday July 1, 12-1:30 EDT
Presenters from several GWLA libraries will provide 5 minute
presentations on what is happening at their institutions, at what stage
they are at with data curation, and what they see as a possible GWLA
role. Presentations will be followed by discussion about possible next
steps for GWLA and potential areas of collaboration among GWLA libraries
regarding data curation.
Speakers: GWLA members involved in data curation: DeeAnn
Allison (University of Nebraska); Holly Mercer (Texas A&M); Brian
Westra (University of Oregon); Daureen Nesdill (University of Utah),
Terry Reese (Oregon State University)