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In This Issue

  1. Digitization Workshops Offered in August

  2. New on INSPIRE: Military & Intelligence Collection

  3. IMLS Announces New Preservation Grants

More Library News:


Brazil Times
Statewide program benefits libraries

Fox 59 - TV (Indianapolis)
Library Supporters Question Pacers Deal

Gary Post Tribune
Residency rules sought for Gary library workers

Gary Post Tribune
Keeper of archives also an author

Gary Post Tribune
Coral reef comes to library

Huntington County Tab
Andrews library gets new ‘friends’

Indianapolis Star
No library branches will shut in 2011

Indianapolis Star
Zionsville library has new director

Indianapolis Star
Over 125 read in park to protest library cuts

Library Journal
Indianapolis Won't Close Branches, But Will Cut Materials 20%, Seek Other Savings

Michigan City News Dispatch
Need solid info? Go to the library

Muncie Star Press
New Castle-Henry County Public Library announces new community reading project

Muncie Star Press
Yorktown Library looks at reciprocal borrowing arrangement

North Vernon Plain Dealer & Sun
Library expansion tabled till July 27 meeting

Northwest Indiana Times
Summer reading program comes to end

Richmond Palladium Item
Woman traces local veterans' roots for book

South Bend Tribune
Group brainstorms to save LaSalle Branch library

South Bend Tribune
Not bugged by bugs

South Bend Tribune
Author returns to Mishawaka hometown


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Digitization Workshops Offered in August

Indiana MemoryThis August, the Indiana State Library is offering four workshops on digitization fundamentals.  Three of the workshops will cover the major components needed for a successful digitization project, project planning, scanning, and metadata creation.  The fourth workshop will focus on planning a newspaper digitization project.  Libraries contemplating a digitization project or applying for an LSTA Digitization Grant are encouraged to attend.  The workshops are also open to local heritage organizations that are interested in participating in Indiana Memory.

Each workshop is a two and one-half hour session and is approved for LEUs. The workshops will be held on August 10th and 12th at the State Library.  Each workshop only costs $10 per person. Pre-registration is required and can be done via the WebJunction Indiana Online Calendar. For more information about the workshops, or assistance with registering, contact Connie Rendfeld, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at 317.232.3694 or

New on INSPIRE: Gale Military & Intelligence

Military & Intelligence CollectionMilitary & Intelligence is a custom collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and much more. The collection includes over 14,000,000 articles from select of journal content intended to meet the needs of libraries serving military personnel and students researching military-related topics.

The State Library's Prof. Development Office is currently holding a series  webinars that cover this new addition, along with four other new Gale Databases and to the INSPIRE suite. Each webinar is worth one (1) Technology LEU. No pre-registration is required, but participants must sign in via the WebJunction Indiana calendar at least 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

IMLS Announces New Preservation Grants

IMLS: Museums for America GrantsThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced the 2011 guidelines for the American Heritage Preservation Program (AHPP). This public-private partnership will fund the preservation of endangered and fragile art works, rare books, scientific specimens, and historical documents (photographs, maps, deeds, etc.) held in small and medium-sized museums, archives, and libraries.

The grants of up to $3,000 are aimed at completing stand-alone conservation projects that convey the essential character and experience of the United States. The partnership builds on IMLS’s Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action, a multi-year, multi-pronged initiative to raise public awareness and inspire action on the care of America’s collections. The initiative implements recommendations of an IMLS-supported study, A Public Trust at Risk: The Heritage Health Index Report on the State of America’s Collections, which found that nearly 190 million objects in U.S. collections are in immediate danger of deterioration and need restoration or conservation.

Visit the AHPP online to access application guidelines, instructions, and examples of fundable projects. please visit.  Examples of fundable projects are provided in the grant guidelines. The deadline for application is September 15, 2010.

Indiana Library Jobs

View new job postings from Johnson Co. Public Library and elsewhere via Jobs in Indiana Libraries on WJ-IN

Upcoming Events
& Workshops

Evergreen Indiana
When: Tue., August 3
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

New Director's Workshop
When: Wed., August 4
@ 8:00 AM
Where: State Library

Director's Refresher Workshop
When: Tue., August 10
@ 8:00 AM
Where: State Library

Planning a Digitization Project
When: Tue., August 10
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

Newspaper Digitization Projects
When: Tue., August 11
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

Basics of Scanning
When: Tue., August 12
@ 9:30 AM
Where: State Library

Metadata for Beginners
When: Tue., August 12
@ 1:00 PM
Where: State Library

When: Wed., August 11, @ 10:00 PA
Where: Jackson Co. PL

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