October 22, 2014

University of Illinois Library: Addition of Historic Agriculture Newspaper to Ag Digital Repository

From the U of I Library: A gift from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna, M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz, through the T & C Schwartz Family Foundation, has made it possible to digitize issues of Farmer’s Weekly Review (Joliet, IL) from 1929 to 2010. This collection of historic agricultural newspapers is now accessible through Farm, […]

Full Text: PhD Dissertation: “Intellectual Freedom And The Politics Of Reading: Libraries As Sites Of Conservative Activism, 1990-2010″

Title Intellectual Freedom And The Politics Of Reading: Libraries As Sites Of Conservative Activism, 1990-2010 Author Loretta Mary Gaffney Source Graduate School of Library and Information Science University of Illinois, 2012 Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science. Abstract During the 1990s and […]

Historic Ads Stolen From U of Illinois Library

From The News-Gazette: University of Illinois police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are seeking the public’s help in solving the thefts of three items from a locked wall display in the tunnel that connects the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library and the Main Library. According to a UI police report, library employees reported that someone had […]

ALA's Committee on Accreditation Announces Recent Actions

The following actions were made at the ALA Midwinter 2012 Conference in Dallas. From an ALA Announcement: Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs: Master of Library and Information Science offered by the University of California, Los Angeles. Master of Science offered by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Master of Library and […]

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Selects Ex Libris Primo

From a News Release: Ex Libris Group [has] announce[d] that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign library has selected the Primo discovery and delivery solution from Ex Libris. [Clip] “Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois use the Library’s Gateway Web site and search systems to assist them in discovering and downloading several […]

University of Illinois To Digitize C&RL (College & Research Libraries) Archive (1939-1996)

From ARCL News: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has launched a project to digitize the complete back contents of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL). The volunteer initiative will scan the full contents of C&RL through 1996 and make them freely available […]