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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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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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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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