Monthly Archive Index for KSL News Blog
After a long study session at KSL, SafeWalk helps you get home at night. Take advantage of a double-escort this week, until the last day of finals.
Look for the yellow SafeWalk sign on the main floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Two teams operate the service each night so someone is always there to sign you up for a safe walk home.
SafeWalk operates during fall & spring semesters only.
SafeWalk: 6 pm-Midnight, last night is Wednesday May 4th.
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How Long Will Your Digital Prints Really Last? Preservation Exhibits
KSL's Preservation Department features 2 exhibits for "Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories..." the theme of national Preservation Week 2011. In the new art gallery area on the main floor, the exhibits help you understand how to save & manage your personal treasures.
• Do you have audio, video, email, or websites that you'd like to save?
• Do you have DVDs of images that need to be copied, or files of documents?
There are free bookmarks (quick tips for preserving books, paper, electronic media, photos) and also folders of free handouts with preservation basics & special tips. Look for them on top of the exhibit cases, and learn more about saving your personal items for the future!
The exhibits are part of the campus 2011 Preservation Week events. Read more about the programs, like the 3 free afternoon webinars, and bring in a personal item for a preservation evaluation by conservators from Kelvin Smith Library & the Judge Ben C. Green Law Library.
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Fun @Cramelot, Before Finals Begin!
Unleash your creativity this Tuesday @KSL's Cramelot cafe...you've worked hard & you have 2 days before Finals begin. KSL hosts the first Open Mic for you on Tuesday—try it in the cafe at lunchtime, and sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, juggle...you get the idea.
Download the flyer and share it with your friends!
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Pass It On: Preservation Week April 24-30, 2011
Celebrate Preservation Week@KSL via "Pass It On: Saving Heritage and Memories," a national focus that helps & inspires institutions as well as individuals. Learn more about preserving collections or collectibles, photos, organizational or family records, and other valuable materials. Also, KSL's Preservation Department staff will offer expertise and a preservation evaluation when you bring in an item you'd like to preserve for the next generation.
In 1-hour webinars at the Kelvin Smith Library, see how you can preserve your personal treasures & how libraries, cultural centers, and museums are enhancing future access for varied formats. The webinars are free and all are held at 2:00 -3:00 pm in classroom Lower Level 06:
• Tues. 4/26/11 Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures, Nancy E. Kraft, Univ. Iowa Preservation Dept
• Wed. 4/27/11 Protecting Future Access Now: Models for Preserving Digitized Books..., Amy Kirchoff, Portico
• Thur. 4/28/11 Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories, Bill LeFurgy, Library of Congress Digital Preservation Initiatives
• 30-minute Q&A sessions with staff follow each webinar
• Bring in a personal item for a complimentary preservation consultation & evaluation by KSL and Law library conservators.
The webinars are produced as part of Preservation Week by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a Division of the American Library Association, and its partners the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Kelvin Smith Library's Preservation Department provides comprehensive preservation services for library collections, through traditional as well as cutting-edge practices. Preservation staff does expert restoration & repair in a recently renovated 4-room, 1600 sq ft facility, often using new digital technologies to preserve