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, October 2, 2014

How Our Students Use the University Libraries at UNCG


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This graphic represents the responses of students taking a Spring 2014 survey of  student use of the University Libraries at UNCG.  The larger the type, the more the topic was mentioned by the students in response to the question: "How often do you perform the following activities in the Libraries?"