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Weeding - Computer Science books

Posted by: kkeiller on 2017-04-28 Blog Tags: weeding | Weeding Project

We have identified more books for weeding. All of the titles have been reviewed by faculty in Computer Science. 

If you see anything that you feel should be put back on the shelves, please contact Deneen Dutchak (ddutchak@lakeheadu.ca) before May 12, 2017.

 

Weeding Continues - Political Science

Posted by: kkeiller on 2017-04-12 Blog Tags: weeding | Weeding Project

We have identified more books for weeding. All of the titles have been reviewed by faculty in Political Science. Also, the circulation statistics column is data going back about 20 years (in other words, material has not circulated in 20 years).

If you see anything that you feel should be put back on the shelves, please contact Deneen Dutchak (ddutchak@lakeheadu.ca) before April 28, 2017.

Permafrost: a Digital Preservation Pilot from LU Library and Scholars Portal

Posted by: maredden on 2017-04-06Blog Tags:
We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Scholars Portal on the development of Permafrost, a new preservation service to help protect the unique digital collections held by Ontario’s university libraries and archives. Permafrost is a proposed cloud-hosted digital preservation service for members of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). It will provide the preservation processing system Archivematica in conjunction with OCUL’s cloud storage network, the Ontario Library Research Cloud. Permafrost will be a significant advance in Lakehead’s capacity to preserve historical material in an electronic format. Lakehead University Library has numerous units of digital materials that require long-term preservation, including digitized student theses, oral history interviews, and born digital archival materials from private donors. “Most of the work of today is born digital, and that means that the records we leave behind now, that will be historically significant in the future, are in a digital format,” says our University Librarian, Karen Keiller. “Participating in Permafrost will help us preserve this history for the next 50 years, and beyond.” Digital files require special processing and management, keeping future access in mind. Permafrost will help make complex digital preservation activities accessible so that Ontario’s academic institutions can preserve their digital assets. We will participate as a pilot partner site to help Scholars Portal develop the infrastructure and processes needed to support this service across OCUL libraries. This will include developing a service model and terms of service for Permafrost, installing Archivematica, and testing the service. The initial phase of the pilot will run until May 2017. A second phase will bring additional institutions online through to November 2017. Once the pilot is complete, the service will be made widely available to Ontario university libraries interested in preserving their digital collections. Further information about Permafrost is available on the Permafrost SPOTdocs space.

Education Books Identified for Weeding

Posted by: kkeiller on 2017-04-06 Blog Tags: weeding | Weeding Project
Attached is a list of books that have been identified for removal from the Education Library Collection. Please note that many of these titles were selected because they are duplicate copies, newer editions are available, condition is poor, and/or have low circulation statistics. If you have concerns or questions regarding any of these titles please let Gisella Scalese (gscalese@lakeheadu.ca) know by Friday April 21, 2017. All of books identified for weeding will be available in the Education Library until April 21, 2017. You are welcome to drop by and check the titles in person.