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  • 13-millionth Volume Acquired
    of Japanese poetry The University Library s copy is the first printed edition of the classic work and was published in 1608 by Suminokura Soan a wealthy entrepreneur and art connoisseur in co operation with Hon ami Koetsu the famous painter calligrapher and polymath and Nakanoin Michikatsu a nobleman literary scholar and editor The illustrator of the book is unknown though some have attributed the woodcuts to Koetsu Tales of Ise is also one of the earliest Japanese books printed with moveable type Soan s press which he established at Saga village near Kyoto produced the much sought after Saga bon imprints of which this is the most famous The elegant type and delicate woodcuts appear on five different hand made colored papers Tales of Ise was reprinted eight times by 1610 Its illustrations became the model for the iconography of this text and for the general style of Japanese book illustration for the next two centuries This rare first edition is distinguished by Nakanoin Michikatsu s brush drawn kakihan or seal The presence of his signature in manuscript indicates that this copy may have been presented as a gift The University of Illinois houses an excellent collection of 17th to 19th century illustrated Japanese books in its Yamagiwa Collection This new acquisition will be a boon to scholars and students of Japanese literature and culture at our University and a welcomed addition for anyone who loves beautiful books said Valerie Hotchkiss director of The Rare Book Manuscript Library We have a 15th century manuscript of the text as well as later imprints from the 17th and 18th centuries but to be able to add the first edition which is also the first illustrated Japanese book and one of the earliest examples of moveable wooden type in Japan well this

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/featured/thirteenth_millionth_volume.html (2012-11-26)
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  • American Music Month
    been tinctured with it however there is no question that though ragtime is good in its way it has reached the top of its popularity and from now on we will hear less and less of it This observation proved untrue and by 1922 Sousa was experimenting with another popular form of syncopated music which lead to the creation of his jazz fantasy Music of the Minute and foxtrot Peaches and Cream in 1924 For the band s 32nd annual tour he adopted the slogan Try to Keep Your Feet Still and in response one journalist wrote Sousa has a jazz orchestra as a novelty to describe his experimental embrace of America s new evolving form of popular music Another declared The Sousa novelties will not result in a lesser place for the classical music to assure audiences that both Sousa s art and popular music could be skillfully and entertainingly executed by the same band In the spirit of Sousa s experimental blending of new and old music performance traditions during his band s 32nd concert season this November s planned programming will include special performances by the University Bands titled People Who Live in Glass Houses and the School of Music s Percussion Ensemble titled Twists of Time and Rhythm A guest lecture will focus on America s regimental and collegiate band traditions as reflected at the University of Illinois and a second live telematic improvisation concert featuring the Sal Mar Construction will kick of this year s music celebration In addition there will be the SITI Company s Café Variations set to the music of George and Ira Gershwin and a special concert by the Carolina Chocolate Drops Finally new exhibitions at the Center for American Music and the University Library s Marshall Gallery that will highlight

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/amm2012.html (2012-11-26)
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  • Mobile App Student Competition
    2013 This is a call for undergraduate students to enter the competition No coding experience is required for this competition all that is needed are great ideas for creating a killer mobile app to improve library services Visit the website at www library illinois edu studentapps for the competition details and to apply Apply by Nov 17 2012 for preferential consideration Successful applicants will be notified by January 10 2013

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/app4UGL.html (2012-11-26)
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  • Card Catalog Removal
    updated decades ago Sampling has determined that 99 9996 of all the information on the cards in the General Catalog is in the online catalog While this catalog has served the community for a long time Illinois is among the last of the large research libraries to discard these catalogs The Library will retain portions of the card catalog of current value in providing access to some specialized resources and those representing a significant manifestation of historical scholarship on the Urbana Champaign campus This includes the Shelf List Serial Record and Thesis File Card catalogs on the second and third floor of the University s Main Library will be removed allowing for much needed renovation of the hallways including new flooring wall paint and lighting In addition artwork that celebrates the University of Illinois in particular its historic architecture will be added to 2nd floor hallways Some of the original card catalog furniture will be kept by the Main Library and relocated to its historic Reading Room The remaining pieces will be removed in keeping with state and university regulations After being properly removed the cabinets will be offered to the local Preservation and Conservation Association PACA where they will

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/cardcat.html (2012-11-26)
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  • New Preservation Archive
    books and faculty intellectual property output such as research documents papers and lectures content typically produced in multiple digital formats The new archive reduces storage costs and streamlines the management retention and protection of scholarly works through a solution based on the Dell DX Object Storage Platform and DuraSpace Open Source Fedora Commons Repository Software Critical for the university was the ability to meet today s needs and to scale

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/dell.html (2012-11-26)
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  • Library Receives IMLS Grant
    State Library to develop the Preservation Self Assessment Program a free computer based tool that will help library museum and archives staff to conduct physical assessment and prioritization of preservation needs for paper based and photographic materials This tool will build upon the project director Jennifer Hain Teper s previous work developing a similar tool for assessing audio visual collections and will produce a detailed preservation report prioritizing collection items

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/news/imlsgrant2012.html (2012-11-26)
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  • Collection Management Services
    20 Library Information Processing and Management Collection Management Services Name change Information Processing Management IPM is now Collection Management Services CMS We will be updating our web presence this Fall Information Processing Management IPM is responsible for a variety of technical services within the University Library including electronic course reserves e reserves print reserve processing for the Undergraduate Library and Central Circulation and media reserve processing for the Undergraduate Library course and research related media acquisitions and media cataloging As part of the University Library s Technical Services Division we also participate in a wide range of special projects to support library wide initiatives In addition the Oak Street Library Facility has recently joined us in our mission to provide all library patrons faculty and staff support from behind the scenes of the University of Illinois Library System The Undergraduate Library staff handles media bookings While IPM does not have a service desk for walk up assistance we are happy to field any questions by phone or email VHS players removed from classrooms During the 2009 2010 fiscal year CITES removed VHS players from their smart classrooms Information Processing Management IPM is aggressively pursuing DVD and or streaming media replacements for VHS titles that are requested for reserves The Library is not equipped however to handle converting one media format to another if not available commercially Please use the Reserve Purchase Request Webform to request DVD or streaming media replacements for VHS tapes you are accustomed to use for classroom showings and or reserves The ATLAS Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts Sciences website contains information about their Media Duplication Conversion services including a page covering Copyright Restrictions Some tips for using VHS copies in classrooms Your department may be able to arrange for a VHS player that you

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ipm/index.html (2012-11-26)
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  • IPM Staff Contacts
    Media Practices for Electronic Reserves Oak Street Library Facility Related services Media Bookings Public Performance Rights Media Conversion Video Captioning Contact us ipm library illinois edu 217 244 3773 Campus mail IPM Main Library MC 522 Reserve Processing for current term If dates are listed below reserve requests submitted on that date are currently being processed in order of receipt Lists from previous dates may still be in progress E Reserves 2 business days UGL Central Circ 2 business days 2 business days Funk ACES 2 business days Grainger Engineering 2 business days Fall Reserves became active on August 20 Library Information Processing and Management IPM Staff Contacts IPM Staff Contacts Mary S Laskowski Head of Information Processing Management Please direct all reserve processing related questions to ipm library illinois edu and all acquisitions questions to impacquisitions library illinois edu for fastest service The staff can also be reached by phone at 244 3773 Jose Bermudez Library Specialist Rebecca Clayburn Wright Senior Library Specialist B A Davis Howe Senior Library Specialist Martha Degutis Senior Library Specialist LaVonda Dorsey Library Clerk Nick Hagen Library Specialist Renee Hough Senior Library Specialist Debbie Jones Library Specialist Hyon Joo Kim Senior Library Specialist Scott

    Original URL path: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ipm/contacts.html (2012-11-26)
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