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Blog Posts from August 2012

August 30, 2012 ET
By Sara Zettervall, MFA Project Manager, University of Minnesota Libraries What are theaters across the nation doing (or not doing) to create archives of their productions? We asked this question as part of our IMLS National Leadership Planning Grant, “ Preserving the Ephemeral: An Archival Program...Read more
August 28, 2012 ET
By Timothy Owens, IMLS Senior Program Officer Alaska. Denali. Glaciers. Moose. Salmon. Bears. Midnight sun. Endless wilderness. Largest state in the union. Libraries in communities with no roads to link them. Talk about rural and small libraries! Even Juneau, the capital city, has no roads...Read more
August 24, 2012 ET
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Jessica Whitman, Animal Welfare Biologist, and Tom Meehan, Vice President of Veterinary Services, describe the Chicago Zoological Society's Welfare Track project, an IMLS-funded project that explores new ways of monitoring the wellness...Read more
August 22, 2012 ET
biohildreth.jpg By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS Nearly 13,000 of the more than 31,000 U.S. post offices are likely to see reduced hours in the future. When a rural post office reduces hours, people often feel that in addition to losing a place to receive and send mail, they have lost a place that...Read more
August 17, 2012 ET
By Thu-Mai Christian, Graduate Research Assistant H. W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science Given growing attention to issues in digital preservation, including that from institutions, funding agencies, and other stakeholders, new technologies to help mitigate risks to digital content are...Read more
August 15, 2012 ET
dwight.jpg By Dwight McInvaill Director of the Georgetown County Library of South Carolina Eureka moments are good ones, aren’t they? In a flash, an idea leaps a gap, becomes a reality, and helps to solve problems! Imagining and then hosting our first job fair at the Georgetown County Library of...Read more
August 10, 2012 ET
By Heather Folmar, Library Services Manager Santa Ana Public Library The excitement generated by the decision of IMLS to award a Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Grant to the Santa Ana Public Library was enormous. We began to look for ways to expand and extend the opportunities the grant offered...Read more
August 09, 2012 ET
cemlogo.jpg Libraries and museums have long had a part to play in learning in the digital age. IMLS-supported institutions and organizations play a crucial role in the educational ecosystem within their communities and within a larger national context of formal and informal education. The...Read more
August 07, 2012 ET
By Kevin O'Connell, IMLS Writer-Editor In this video interview, Nina Levent, Executive Director of Art Beyond Sight, describes an IMLS-funded research project, conducted in partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston. The research will lead to better ways for museums of all types and sizes to...Read more
August 03, 2012 ET
By James Lonergan, IMLS Senior Program Officer Laurie Brooks (IMLS Associate Deputy Director for State Programs) and I recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where we met with grantees from three U.S. Pacific Territories: American Samoa; Guam; and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands...Read more