Monthly Archives: March 2014

Digital Initiatives Symposium at USD

Copley Library is hosting its first annual Digital Initiatives Symposium on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 9:00am – 5:30 pm.  The symposium will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. Join the library for a day-long event focused on digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories.

Featured keynote speakers will be:

Lorraine Haricombe, Dean of the University of Kansas Libraries

Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University

Speakers and panelists include:

Loretta Parham and Elizabeth McClenney, Atlanta University Center, Woodruff Library

Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Kristi Ehrig-Burgess, Alan Renga, Rosa Longacre, Balboa Park Online Collaborative

Joy Painter and George Porter, California Institute of Technology

Michele Wyngard, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Mark Stover and Andrew Weiss, California State University Northridge

Carmen Mitchell and Barbara Taylor, California State University San Marcos

Steven Van Tuyl, Carnegie Mellon University

Allegra Swift, Claremont Colleges

Chris Vinson, Andrew Wesolek, Jill Bunch, Clemson University

Debra Skinner, Georgia Southern University

Terri Fishel, Macalester College

Roger Smith, Cristela Garcia-Spitz, Matt Critchlow, University of California San Diego

Frances Wright and Nichole Rustad, University of Dayton

Ellen Ramsey, University of Virginia 

For the complete program, please visit our website.  There will be a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting in the afternoon.

Who should attend?

Librarians and other professionals interested in or involved with:

Digital aspects of library ecosystems

The development or maintenance of institutional repositories and other projects

 Register now at ($35 registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments.)

Please register by March 25, 2014.

For further information visit or contact Kelly Riddle at or 619-260-6850.



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Happy Birthday, World Wide Web


Did you know that the most popular portion of the Internet, the World Wide Web, is 25 years old? Tim Berners-Lee invented the WWW in March 1989, and how we create and share information was changed forever.

Before the Web, libraries and research were very different. We looked up books in card catalogs, and looked for journal articles in print indexes and abstracts. We shared information with our colleagues by sharing the paper or disks that stored the information. We read print books and sent letters through the mail. It was slow going!

Thanks to the invention of the Web, we can search for books and media in Copley’s online catalog We can search for journal articles, book reviews, essays, primary sources, and so much more, in our online databases Copley Library can share its Special Collections with you virtually You can learn just about anything and share it with your friends in just a few keystrokes.

But what was information like before the Web? Before paper? Check out this History of Information site, which brings together the entire history of information from 2,500,000BCE to the present day

Now celebrate the World Wide Web and the wealth of information at your fingertips and share the things you learn with us!

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