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  • Author(s):
    Tara O'Leary
    Abstract:

    A significant but largely inaccessible survey of more than 130,000 women religious in the late 1960s is now available to scholars around the world, thanks to a digital preservation effort by the University of Notre Dame Archives and Hesburgh Libraries.

    University archivists, librarians, subject experts and digital preservation specialists collaborated to migrate The Conference of Major Superiors of Women (CMSW) Sisters’ Survey of 1967 to a digital format that researchers can access online.

    Date Published:
    2017-10
  • Author(s):
    Jenna Mrozinske
    Abstract:

    Marcy Simons, organizational development librarian at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries, has published a book titled “Academic Library Metamorphosis and Regeneration.” She explores the remarkable transformations in the academic library profession over decades and outlines how this complex history can prepare the industry for future change.

    Date Published:
    2018-04-25
  • Author(s):
    Jenna Mrozinske
    Abstract:

    On May 4, 2018, five undergraduate students from the University of Notre Dame received an Undergraduate Library Research Award. This annual award is earned by students who demonstrate exemplary research skills and utilize a breadth of library services, resources and expertise for their research or creative projects. This article highlights the 2018 awardees.

    Date Published:
    2018-05
  • Author(s):
    Thurston Miller, Kathleen Fleming
    Abstract:

    Confusion and frustration are two of the emotions often felt by undergraduates when they are expected to do library research. They do no know where to start, and are unable to select appropriate terms or sources to search. Furthermore, instructors overestimate the literature research skills of their students. In CHEM 23201, a required one semester course, we introduced a research strategy worksheet as a way to guide students on things to consider when searching the literature. We assumed that…

  • Author(s):
    Diane Parr Walker
    Abstract:

    A selective, annotated bibliography of resources on various aspects of copyright and licensing related to the study and performance of music.

    Date Published:
    2017-07
  • Author(s):
    Aaron Bales, Robert Fox, Miranda R. VanNevel
    Abstract:

    Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame established an off-site storage facility in 2015, with only one year to transfer 450,000 items. This necessitated the implementation of an inventory management system (IMS) to track the location of and efficiently retrieve individual items. After conducting an environmental scan of other institutions, the library decided to develop an open source IMS and to contract a developer for the purposes of implementing a working prototype. Working with a contractor req…

    Date Published:
    2017-08
  • Author(s):
    Rick Johnson
    Abstract:

    Editor’s Summary: Scholarly research is at the forefront of innovation, especially with a breadth of new technologies that can enhance the research process. However, in a race for scholars to produce more and more new findings, documentation practices and reproduction of results may be neglected. Lack of validation through reproduction can lead to a general distrust of scholarly research and experiments, but a more generous approach to information sharing could be the answer to this issue…

    Date Published:
    2017-04-01
  • Author(s):
    Mark Dehmlow
    Abstract:

    In December of 2014, the University of Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced its “Cloud First” strategy. The strategic goal of the initiative is to espouse a technology implementation strategy that lays out a technology adoption strategy with the following order of preferences: 1. Use software provided and hosted by vendors in the cloud, 2. Adopt cloud-based data-centers for implementing what previously had been on-premise solutions, and 3. Reduce local implementations…

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his visit to the 2014 Basel and Vienna book fairs and the trip’s significance to his work in building the German literature collections. This article is also published in the WESS Newsletter 38:2 (Spring 2015).

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his March 2004 trip to the Leipzig Book Fair as a recipient of the Nedbook Northwest Europe Award and its value in developing the German literature collections in Hesburgh Library. This article appeared in the WESS Newsletter 28:1 (Fall 2004)

  • Author(s):
    Robert Kusmer
    Abstract:

    Notre Dame’s German language and literature librarian Robert Kusmer describes his November 2002 trip with colleagues to four major German cities for the purpose of touring prominent libraries, publishing houses and other cultural institutions. Co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut-New York and Bibliothek und Information International, under the auspices of the Association of College and Research Libraries, West European Studies Section, the trip furthered his understanding of the commonali…

  • Author(s):
    David Lloyd
    Abstract:

    The sudden, if predictable, transformation of Ireland from its brief moment as an island of immigrants back into what for so long it always was, a nation of emigrants, demands the re-interrogation of a term that for a brief time came to seem a natural way to address Ireland’s global migrations. The application of the term diaspora to people of Irish descent living outside Ireland is, after all, of relatively recent date and replaces a term that has been quite resonant in the Irish vocabular…

    Date Published:
    2013-04