The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Book digitization discussion

Betsy Kruger, who is coordinating digital content creation for the UI Library,
will be the featured speaker at the
University YMCA's KYU lunch series this Tuesday.

Betsy will
speak about the Library's digital book projects,
including the Open
Content Alliance (of which the Biodiversity Heritage Library is a part).
Open to the public.
Lunch available via the Y-Eatery or you may bring your own lunch.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 12-1pm
Where: YMCA

For more information about the KYU series, visit
However, be advised the KYU write-up on Betsy's speech is misleading,
as it suggests that digitized
books cease to be available in paper form.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October New Books

The latest batch of new books is on display, and will stay up through November 30, 2007.

Please stop by the library to see what we have added. Reserve a new book for checkout by writing your full name on a blue streamer and placing it in the book. (If there is already a streamer in the book, add your name to the list.) We will check requested books out to you when they rotate off display.

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse of the new materials:

Books added to the INHS Library collection in the last 60 days.
Create your own report of new titles from the UIUC Libraries.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Library Book Sale Oct 17-18

The University Library's Annual Book Sale is
Wednesday and Thursday, October 17-18 from 9am to 4pm
on the 1st floor of the Main Library, in the
Charles and Millicent Marshall Gallery.

Discuss library services with UI Library Dean

From eweek:

The University Library is embarking on a process to enhance its
services by considering various models suggested by Library
personnel. Join University Librarian and Dean of Libraries Paula Kaufman
to learn more and engage in a lively discussion on
Oct. 30 (Tuesday) from 3:30-5 p.m. in 66 Library (basement).

More info on proposed University Library service models.