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2017 Digital Initiatives Symposium

The Digital Initiatives Symposium began in 2014 as an avenue for library professionals to come together for discussion about the ever changing digital landscape of libraries and institutional repositories. The Fourth Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium involved two days full of workshops, presentations, and posters that ignited discussion about enhanced user experience and access through a variety of digital platforms. With nearly 200 people in attendance, this was our biggest year yet. On Monday, May 1st, workshop attendees delved into topics such as how to approach copyright with digital collections, new ways to think about project management, and real-world ways to handle metadata. Many attendees joined together after the workshops for Birds of a Feather dinners. These allowed small groups to experience local San Diego restaurants while discussing Digital Humanities, IR Platforms, and Data Management.

Opening Keynote speaker Joan Lippincott.

Tuesday brought another day of presentations, conversations, and inspiration. Joan Lippincott from the Coalition for Networked Information gave the opening keynote address. She discussed how digital initiatives can enhance student learning and apply to learning outcomes for today’s higher education students. 34 presenters from throughout the US then shared their ideas, successes, and challenges with implementing digital initiative projects. Participants were encouraged to use #dis2017 as a way to continue the discussion online. You can check out the great photos and tweets from #dis2017 participants here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/dis2017?src=hash.

 

This was the first year of poster presentations and it proved to be a great success. Sixteen presenters created fabulous posters that highlighted digital projects from such institutions as Duke, Regis, and South Dakota State Universities. These posters regaled the symposium lobby for much of the day, and were a feature of the Wine and Cheese Reception in USDs Garden of the Sea.

Attendees praised the speakers, the location, and how welcoming the event felt. Much appreciation goes out to all of those who attended and presented at this year’s Digital Initiative Symposium, and to all of those who helped make this a great success.

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Finding Aids added to Digital@USanDiego

 

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Click here to see which Finding Aids are currently available.

 

Copley Library University Archives and Special Collections has now added finding aids to Digital@USanDiego. A finding aid is a researcher’s window into what they can discover in a collection. Finding aids give historical information about the creator of a collection, describe the collection as a whole, and provide a folder listing of the content. The goal is to help researchers know what a collection has to offer and what parts of a collection they might want to view. Much of the material that University Archives houses are records like meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases, photographs, and videos.

Digital@USanDiego now has finding aids for the Associated Students records, the Founders Gallery Exhibit records, the University of San Diego Auxiliary records and many more. Among these records you can find photographs of campus activities, correspondence about campus events, meeting minutes documenting campus discussions, and scrapbooks of university history. More finding aids will be added to Digital@USanDiego regularly. Click on the image above to view finding aids and see what the collections have to offer. Contact University Archives staff if you are interested in seeing what you can discover in a collection.

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Now is the time to say goodbye…

We are nearing the end of the spring semester and whether you are graduating or will be back in the fall, here are a few things to do at Copley Library before you leave.

 

Done with those library books?

Make sure to return your items to Copley Library. There is a drop off location to the left of the Circulation Desk, or, if the library is closed, please use the outside Drop Box to the left of the front doors.

 

Still using your library materials?

Avoid fines and make sure to renew them online using your Library Account. You can also use your library account to see a list of everything you still have checked out.

 

Don’t forget to return any Interlibrary Loan materials you might have before leaving campus. Check your ILL Account online to see if you can renew your items.

 

Copley Library is open during the summer (click here for hours) so come get a great beach read like Ron Burgundy’s autobiography,  Let me off at the top! : my classy life and other musings or the latest by Nora Roberts, The collector.

 

If you are taking summer classes, the library is here to help!  Ask A Librarian will get you started on your research.

 

Have a fantastic summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

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Digital Initiatives at Copley Library

The most recent addition to the Copley Library faculty is Kelly Riddle, the Digital Initiatives Librarian. She is part of the Archives and Special Collections Department.

What are digital initiatives? At Copley Library, they include making faculty scholarship more openly available on the web, publishing scholarly journals through the library, and digitizing materials like USD yearbooks. They also include working with the campus on scholarly communications issues like open access, copyright, and authors’ rights.

Digital initiatives at Copley Library are aimed at helping all of our users with exciting digital projects. Whether you want to publish a magazine or journal, host a conference, manage your research data, or just want to know how to better use images and media in your presentations and publications, digital initiatives at Copley Library are here to help you! Students, faculty, administrators or staff who have ideas or questions should contact Kelly (kriddle@sandiego.edu) to get started.

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Summer is nearly upon us…

…but here are a few things you should think about before you leave USD.

Make sure to return any books you no longer need to Copley Library. There is a drop off location to the left of the Circulation Desk, or, if the library is closed, please use the outside Drop Box to the left of the front doors.

If you still need your books, please renew them! You can renew online using your Library Account. You can also use your library account to see a list of everything you still have checked out.

Don’t forget to return any Interlibrary Loan materials you might have before leaving campus. Check your ILL Account online to see if you can renew your items.

Copley Library is open during the summer (click here for hours) and we have a wonderful Light Reading collection to get you started on your summer reading.

If you are taking summer classes, the library is here to help you all year round! If you need anything, always feel free to Ask A Librarian.

Have a great summer and see you in the fall!

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