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  • Bulk Paper Purchasing Program Saves Libraries 26%

  • Historic Indiana Newspapers Added to Chronicling America

  • Winter Edition of Cornerstone Released

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Bulk Paper Purchasing Program Saves Libraries 26%

LibraryIndianaSince the inception of the LibraryIndiana Copy Paper Demand Aggregation program in 2012, Indiana libraries have saved nearly $6,000 or 26% on their bulk paper purchases. All Indiana public and academic libraries were invited to participate in the program that uses the current Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC) copy paper agreement with The Paper Corp. Over the last year, over 70 participating schools and libraries realized up to 73% in savings.

The next copy paper event is scheduled to begin in April for summer orders. Stay tuned to The Wednesday Word for more information about the event as it becomes available. Also, check out this webinar to learn more about how to participate in demand aggregation events.

LibraryIndiana is a partnership between the State of Indiana and the Indiana State Library to give every library in the state the purchasing advantage of statewide-negotiated contracts, organized into convenient online catalogs, all on one easy-to-use website. Email for more information or to register.

Historic Indiana Newspapers Added to Chronicling America

Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization ProjectThe Library of Congress recently updated Chronicling America with a batch of new historic Indiana newspapers. The following additions will bring the total number of Indiana newspaper pages on Chronicling America to over 70,000

The Indiana State Library in 2011 was awarded a $293,157 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize Indiana’s historically significant newspapers. Newspapers digitized as part of this two-year project will be included in the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America Database as well as Indiana Memory. You can continually monitor the status of this project at the official Indiana Historic Newspaper Digitization Project website.

Winter Edition of Cornerstone Released

Cornerstone: ISL Foundation MagazineThe Indiana State Library Foundation has published the third edition of its official magazine, Cornerstone. The quarterly publication is designed to highlight the State Library’s rare collections, public services, statewide programs, and relevant library news from across the state. Specifically, the Foundation hopes to use Cornerstone as a catalyst and reference point to carry out its mission to serve citizens of Indiana through the support, enhancement and promotion of activities of the Indiana State Library as well as aid in the development of library related programs benefiting libraries throughout the state and the library profession.

The Winter 2014 issue of Cornerstone highlights the State Library’s Genealogy Collection – one of the largest in the Midwest – and discusses the retirement of former State Librarian Roberta L. Brooker.

Click here to view the Spring 2013 issue of Cornerstone.  Also, visit to learn more about the Foundation.

LSTA Grant Applications Being Accepted Until March 14

The application process is now open for the 2014 LSTA grant program. Technology Grant, Digitization Grant and ongoing grant opportunities are available for Indiana libraries, and historical and cultural organizations. Visit the LSTA homepage for more information.

Upcoming Workshops
& Important Dates

INSPIRE Webinars from Gale
When: Now through April

Where: Live Online

2014 CSLP Training: 0-12
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

2014 CSLP Training: 13-Adult
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

Rock Star Librarian Training
When: Multiple Dates
Where: Multiple Locations

ACA Overview
When: February 21 @ 10:00 AM (CST)
Where: Newton Co. PL - Roselawn

Health Literacy
When: February 21 @ 1:00 PM (CST)
Where: Newton Co. PL - Roselawn

Reboot 2014: ILF Library & Info Technology Division Conference
When: February 28
Where: Plainfield-Guilford Twp. PL

PLA Conference
When: March 11 -15
Where: Indiana Convention Center

LSTA Grant Applications Due
When: March 14 @ 4:00 PM

Discovery to Delivery V
When: April 25 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indianapolis PL
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