Friday, January 13, 2012

Carla Cantagallo co-authors chapter on distributed learning:

Carla Cantagallo, Head of Distance Learning Library Services, has edited and co-authored “Examining Reference Assistance in Support of Distributed Learning” (with Melissa Dennis of the University of Mississippi and Jana Reeg-Steidinger of University of Wisconsin-Stout).  The chapter is in Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship edited by Sharon Almquist and published by ABC-CLIO. 

ASERL launches collaborative print journal archive:

John Burger, Executive Director of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), announced this week that “ASERL has created a new cooperative journal retention program to serve as an important tool for research libraries seeking to manage their legacy collections of printed scholarly journals.  More than half of ASERL’s 40 member libraries are contributing materials to this program, which guarantees items will be stored and made available for use through 2035.  To date, more than 200,000 volumes have been committed for retention among ASERL members, including approximately 100,000 volumes retained by ASERL libraries who are also members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN).”

This is one of the projects Collections and Technical Services has been working on during the past year.  UK Libraries is currently in the process of contributing an additional 1,607 items from 51 Elsevier titles to the archive project.

Additional information about this new partnership can be found at or

UK Libraries’ Nunn Center helps preserve stories of Haiti earthquake survivors:

Two years after Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port au Prince, a New York University (NYU) graduate student and staff at the University of Kentucky Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History are teaming up to capture, save and share the stories of survivors of the terrible event and its aftermath. 

Read the full story at KyForward     

UK Founders Day 2012, a celebration of faculty achievements:

The 2012 Founders Day Ceremony will take place on February 22, 2012 at 4:00pm in the Worsham Theatre in the Student Center.

The University of Kentucky will celebrate 147 years of academic tradition by honoring faculty and instructors for their outstanding achievements and contributions in teaching, research, and service.

In addition to these awards, the University will present the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards to two students from the graduating class as well as a deserving citizen of the Commonwealth. The faculty is encouraged to attend the ceremony and participate in the academic processional; all members of the University and Lexington community are welcome to attend. There will be a reception to honor all award winners immediately following the ceremony, in the Martin Luther King Center.

News from CNI (Coalition for Networked Information):

Big Data Becomes Fashionable, Mobile Devices Reshape the Information Ecology:  CNI’s View on 2011 and 2012, the opening plenary from CNI's fall 2011 membership meeting by director Clifford Lynch, is now available on CNI's two video channels:


In this talk, Clifford looks back on the events of 2011, and he discusses CNI's program for the coming year.

To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI's video channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo (  

Terry Birdwhistell
Dean of Libraries

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