Thursday, May 19, 2016

UK Libraries adds film script collections

With funds provided by the William T. Young Ashland Endowment, UK Libraries purchased access to Alexander Street Press's Film Scripts Online Series, Volumes I, American Film Scripts, and II, Film Scripts Online.  

American Film Scripts Online (AFSO) was conceived as a project to digitize and thoroughly index 1,000 film scripts. The rationale behind this is not only to provide access to many previously unpublished screenplays, but to also allow scripts to become part of the established corpus of literary works. Legal, authoritative versions of these screenplays may be consulted by a wide range of scholars, including historians, sociologists, and those who study literature.
American Film Scripts contains 1,500 film scripts plus a bibliographic and biographical database of directors and writers. It covers early silent films through the present.
Film Scripts Online includes 500 new screenplays and monographs focusing on contemporary and international films.
For more information or to explore this resource, click here.

Dr. Doug Boyd speaks at Personal Digital Archiving 2016

Dr. Doug Boyd
On May 12, 2016,  Dr. Doug Boyd, director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History delivered the keynote address at Personal Digital Archiving 2016, a conference hosted by University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Boyd spoke about recent innovations at the Nunn Center and the impact of digital technologies on oral history in the archive. Specifically, he discussed new developments to OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer), the free, open source system that makes online audio and video searchable, and the development of Exactly, a tool designed to safely transfer born-digital material to the archive. Both are free open-source tools that were developed by the Nunn Center and UK Libraries.  

Mary Beth Thomson elected president of ALCTS

Mary Beth Thomson 
Mary Beth Thomson, senior associate dean of Libraries for Collections, Digital Scholarship, and Technical Services, has been elected president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) for 2017-2018. Congratulations Mary Beth and thank your for representing UK Libraries in this important leadership role. 

Troy Martin chairs UK Staff Senate

Troy Martin
Troy Martin, Human Resources and Payroll manager for UK Libraries Finance and Administration, is the newly-elected chair of the UK Staff Senate. He will serve from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Congratulations Troy!

UK Libraries Employee Celebration set for May 23

The annual UK Libraries Employee Celebration will take place on Monday, May 23, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the UK Athletics Auditorium of William T. Young Library. Twenty members of the faculty and staff will receive service awards for tenures at UK ranging from 5 to 45 years. Supervisors will speak on behalf of those employees with 20 years or more of service to the university. The celebration will also include recognition of the recipients of the Dean's Awards for Outstanding Performance.

All UK Libraries employees are encouraged to attend the Employee Celebration. A dessert reception in the Alumni Gallery will follow the program. 

Emma Montgomery joins UK Libraries

Emma Montgomery
Emma Montgomery will join UK Libraries on May 31, 2016 as a library technician in Monograph Acquisitions. Emma received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Most recently, Emma has been working in the Science Library as part of the Science and Engineering Library merger team. Welcome, Emma.

Stacie Williams leaves UK Libraries

Stacie Williams
Stacie Williams joined UK Libraries in June 2013 as the first SCRC Learning Lab Manager. The Learning Lab is a competitive, undergraduate research-based internship program. Stacie successfully grew the program each year in meaningful ways. In addition to leading the program, Stacie served as a valuable mentor to the interns whose lives and futures have been deeply impacted by her guidance.

Stacie's spouse accepted a new position in Cleveland and her family will be moving there this summer. Her last day will be July 1, 2016.

Thank you Stacie, for your collaborative spirit and for moving UK Libraries ahead in our common goals and shared vision.

We wish Stacie the best of luck in the future!