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Technology Services and Special Collections Visit ECU

On Friday, May 28, Barry, Craig, Erik, Jean-Paul, Megan, and I visited East Carolina University in Greenville to spend some time with their Digital Collections unit and Special Collections department. After introductions, Digital Collections unit head Gretchen Gueguen gave us an overview of the origin and initiatives of the unit. Like ZSR, digitization projects at... Continue reading “Technology Services and Special Collections Visit ECU”

Digitization Goes Open Source

In our continuing commitment to exploring and utilizing community developed, open source software, one of the digitization stations located in Digital Production Services has been converted from Microsoft Windows XP into a Linux station running Ubuntu 10.04. Instead of using proprietary software to scan and edit the items we digitize, such as Adobe Photoshop, we... Continue reading “Digitization Goes Open Source”

Amazing Instruction Stats

If the folks in Research and Instruction have looked a bit like deer caught in headlights this semester there is good reason. Our statistics are through the roof for both library instruction ‘one shot’ classes as well as one-on-one personal research sessions. So far this semester we have taught 124 one-shot library instruction sessions to... Continue reading “Amazing Instruction Stats”

RITS 2009 Team Retreat at Fancy Gap

RITS 2009 Team Portrait L-R: Bobbie Collins, Jean-Paul Bessou, Mary Scanlon, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Giz Womack, Roz Tedford, Lauren Pressley, Susan Smith, Kaeley McMahan, Barry Davis, Ellen Daugman, Molly Keener, Kevin Gilbertson Last summer the RITS Team was formed by combining the Research and Information Services and the Information Technology teams. Our initial team... Continue reading “RITS 2009 Team Retreat at Fancy Gap”

Update on RITS Organization Efforts

During the past several weeks since the Research, Instruction and Technology Services Team was formed, efforts have been underway to establish its structure. Initial organizational structure was announced last week. Two team sub-units have been established to facilitate daily operations. Roz Tedford has been appointed Assistant Head of Research and Instruction Services and Erik Mitchell... Continue reading “Update on RITS Organization Efforts”