Thursday, October 30, 2014

University Libraries to Host Photo Preservation Workshop

Preserving Photograph Collections
Sponsored by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC)
Walter Clinton Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro
November 24, 2014 ~ 9 AM - 4:00 PM

Historical and fine art photographs can be found in many libraries, archives, museums, and historic sites.  Preserving these collections requires a deep knowledge of the various types of photographic media, chemical photographic processes, causes of deterioration of photographic materials, and photograph conservation science.  This workshop is an introduction to identifying and preserving 19th and 20th century photographs: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, hand-colored silver gelatin prints, contemporary color, and digital photographs.  Strategies for preservation and best practices for proper handling, exhibition, and storage will be presented.  Participants are encouraged to bring photographic items of interest.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for staff and volunteers in libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other heritage institutions with photograph collections. Faculty and students in museum studies,  library and information science, archives, and public history programs are also welcome to attend. No prior training or experience is required.

Registration
The registration fee for this workshop is $50.00 for NCPC member s and $75.00 for non-members. The $75 fee comes with a year-long NCPC individual membership. 

North Carolina Preservation Consortium
The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) promotes the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art;  archaeological sites and collections; historic and cultural architecture; and private collections of family treasures. Our preservation mission addresses proper care and handling; storage and environmental control; disaster preparedness and recovery; the repair, reformatting and conservation of damaged items; and collection security.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources

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We invite you to attend the upcoming Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum, which will address to the topic:

"Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources."

October 23rd 3:30 - 5:00 EUC Kirkland

Introduction by UNCG Provost and Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn

Speaker - Nicole Allen - Director of Open Education for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Panel discussion to follow.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rich DeMillo of Georgia Tech to Begin Series: What is College For?

The University Libraries and the Provost's Office are pleased to begin a series of programs on the subject What is College For? based on the recommendation of our new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn to read a book of the same name when she interviewed at UNCG for the position last spring.  University Libraries Director of Communications and External Relations Barry Miller took the idea to heart and proposed a series of programs which were endorsed by Dean of University Libraries Rosann Bazirjian and Dunn.  The project was accelerated to further inform the strategic planning process currently being undertaken by UNCG.

To begin the series, we have invited Richard A. DeMillo of Georgia Tech to speak on the topic, "New Ecosystems for Higher Education: The Road Ahead."  DeMillo is the author of the book Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities, and is Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities and Chair of Computer Science and Professor of Management at Georgia Tech. He founded and leads a unique institution, the Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Tech’s “living laboratory” for fundamental change in higher education. He is responsible for educational technology innovation at Georgia Tech and is a national leader and spokesman in the online revolution in higher education.

DeMillo's talk is free and open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, November 4 from 4-6 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House on the UNCG Campus.

Andrew Delbanco of Columbia University, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be will speak April 14, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the same location.



Friends of the UNCG Libraries Discussion of the Play, "The Member of the Wedding" to be Held November 3 at 7 pm

On Monday, November 3 at 7 pm in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library, the Friends of the UNCG Libraries will conduct a discussion of the play "The Member of the Wedding" by Carson McCullers.  The discussion will be led by Keith Cushman of the English Department, who will be joined by Bryan Conger, artistic associate of Triad Stage.  Triad Stage is presenting the play in Greensboro from October 19-November 9.  Tickets for the production are available from Triad Stage.

The book discussion is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beth Macy, Author of Factory Man, to Speak and Sign Books at UNCG on November 6



Beth Macy and John D. Bassett III are on a roll.

The runaway success of Macy’s book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town has brought both into the limelight.  


At the invitation of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, Macy is coming to UNCG to talk about and sign copies of her book on November 6 at 7 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House.  Books will be for sale at the event, which is free.  The public is welcome.  No reservations are necessary.  Fred Starr, long-time furniture industry executive in the Triad, and UNCG documentary film-maker Matt Barr will offer reactions to the book following Macy's talk.


 Published in July, the book has been very positively noted by the NY TimesWall Street Journal, NPR and elsewhere, and Macy is being mentioned as a possible award winner for the book.   

Tom Hanks has reportedly bought the movie rights, and HBO may be adapting it as a miniseries.  Meanwhile, the septuagenarian Bassett has become an “overnight success” after a distinguished business career of many years.

Bryan Burrough, reviewing the book for the NY Times, began “Oh, if only we had more business writers like Beth Macy, and more business books like her debut, Factory Man…”

“This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” wrote Janet Maslin in The New York Times.


Jackson Society Members Visit James B. Hunt Library at N.C. State

On September 24, several members of the Jackson Society visited the new James B. Hunt Library N.C. State University.  Here are some photos.