Higher Education Digital Video Summit

You are Cordially Invited
Higher Education Digital Video Summit
Friday, March 26, 2010, 10am – 4pm
Consulate General of Canada in New York City
1251 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave), NY, NY (between 49th & 50th Streets)
Canada Room (located on the concourse level of the building)
This summit will bring together buyers, distributors and filmmakers to discuss and develop agreements on best practices for streaming video. While numerous meetings at various organizations over the years have addressed some of these issues, we believe the time is ripe to develop policies and practices for distribution and delivery for higher education that are agreeable to all stakeholders. This will be a working session not only to brainstorm, but to produce guidelines we can all agree to and will help shape the future of video distribution in higher education.

Seating is limited. Please register by sending an email to Jane Hutchison at hutchisonj@wpunj.edu. You will be confirmed with a return email and a quick information sheet to complete that will be distributed at the meeting. Background readings will be provided with your confirmation. Registration closes on March 23rd. There is a $35 registration charge for lunch and cleaning.

Join us for this important dialogue to create agreements on practices. Your voice is needed.

Organizing Committee: Meredith Miller (Icarus Films);
Carleton Jackson (University of Maryland), Dylan McGinty (National Film Board of Canada), Jane Hutchison (William Paterson University), Sarah McCleskey (Hofstra University), and deg farrelly (Arizona State University)

Jane B. Hutchison
Associate Director
Instruction & Research Technology
President CCUMC: Leadership in Media & Academic Technology
William Paterson University
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-2980 (work)
973-418-7727 (cell)
973-720-2585 (facs)

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Nicholas A. Basbanes will give Bishop Lecture @ Rutgers, March 11 at 5pm

Nicholas A. Basbanes, the nation’s leading authority on books about books, will give the twenty-fifth annual Louis Faugeres Bishop III Lecture. Entitled “Among the Gently Mad: Continuing Adventures Among Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and Book People of Every Persuasion,” the lecture will be held Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 p.m. at the Alexander Library. For more information, please see http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/news/10/02_basbanes.shtml

This lecture is sponsored by the Rutgers University Libraries. To RSVP, please send an email to events@rci.rutgers.edu or call 732 932-7505.

Thank you,

Marianne I. Gaunt
Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey Alexander Library
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

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Assessment Fair, May 25, 2010!

What: Assessment Fair

Date: May 25, 2010

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Place: Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey

The VALE Assessment Committee and the VALE Shared Information Committee invite you to participate in a half-day Assessment Fair designed to inform VALE librarians about a variety of assessment techniques and products as well as to showcase individual library’s assessment successes. Plan to attend and learn, and consider sharing your work by hosting a table or poster session.

Details about how to participate and what we plan to cover will follow shortly.

Jeanne E. Boyle
Associate University Librarian for Planning and Organizational Research
Rutgers University Libraries
732/932-7505 jeboyle@rci.rutgers.edu

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FY10 Statewide Databases

FROM: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Associate State Librarian for Library Development

SUBJECT: FY10 statewide databases

DATE: June 9, 2009

Although realizing that nothing is final until the budget has been passed by the State Legislature, at this time it appears that the FY10 budget will not allow the following statewide database licenses to be renewed by the State Library:

  • Business Source Premier;
  • Frost and Sullivan (previously licensed for NJKI business customers);
  • Heritage Quest

The NJ State Library is, whenever possible, transferring database costs to federal and other funding. We will notify everyone when we get the final word regarding our FY10 allocation.

At this time the databases that the State Library plans to continue for statewide access are:

All current EBSCO database offerings with the exception of Business Source Premier;

  • Novelist Plus and Novelist Plus K-8;
  • Gale Custom Newspapers (minus the Star Ledger after October 31, 2009);
  • RefUSA;
  • Academic Search Premier for VALE, K-12 & Public Libraries.
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OLE Project Seeks VALE Input

The OLE Project is preparing its Open Library Environment Requirements document and will soon make this available for comments from VALE. It is an important opportunity for the VALE community to see the accumulated document that reflects workflow and process modeling exercises conducted around the country. VALE members should reflect on this information and ask themselves (and one another) “does this capture the essence and the extent of the work we do?” OLE will look with interest at VALE’s commentary. Are all possible library activities represented? Is anything missing?

We need to understand that our current library system and our habits, customs and policies have strongly shaped the way we conduct the library operations of lending, reserves, acquisitions, cataloging, and periodicals management. It is important, as we review the forthcoming OLE documents, to try to separate ourselves from the constraints of our current ILS and, even more difficult, our habitual practices. Are the generic workflows, activities and processes all there?

More coming soon.

Kurt W. Wagner

William Paterson University



Sharon Yang

Rider University



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