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Tag: Drew Vandecreek
Glidden Homestead
Drew VandeCreek has proven that when history meets high-tech, it’s a winning combination for visitors to DeKalb and around the world. “We recently completed a collaboration with the Ellwood House and Glidden Homestead historic sites that furnishes them with web-based video materials discussing their historical significance,” said VandeCreek, director of Digital Initiatives for the NIU...
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“From Theory to Action: ‘Good Enough’ Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions” is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the SAA Annual Meeting in Cleveland, scheduled from Aug. 16 to 22. Established in 1993, this...
Jaime Schumacher, the University Libraries’ new director of scholarly communications, will join leaders in the field of digital preservation in Washington, D.C., next month to tackle the complex challenge of preserving email. The Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration will co-host an event to bring together representatives of various federal agencies,...
Founders Memorial Library
The University Libraries is the newest member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program division of the Library of Congress. Founded in 2010, the NDSA is a consortium of  more than 145 member institutions committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information. NDSA...
Drew VandeCreek
University Libraries has launched Huskie Commons, a new online repository featuring NIU student theses and dissertations and faculty members’ publications in peer-reviewed journals. While outreach to NIU faculty is just beginning, Huskie Commons already contains full text versions of more than 60 faculty publications and links to more than 4,000 theses and dissertations. In the...
Lynne M. Thomas and Drew VandeCreek
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Northern Illinois University Libraries with a National Leadership Grant of $575,000 to investigate affordable digital preservation solutions for small and medium-sized college and university libraries. Because technology changes so rapidly, libraries nationwide are becoming increasingly concerned about the preservation of their digital materials, including...
whitehouse.gov image of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States
While bustling your family between relatives’ houses, turkey dinners, tree farms and early-morning sales this holiday season, you might want to take a detour to Springfield to spend some quality time getting to know Abraham Lincoln’s friends and family. Northern Illinois University’s Digital Initiatives and Digital Convergence Lab (DCL) have created a mobile tour for...
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A new online library for NIU’s scholarly materials and products, the Huskie Commons Digital Repository, is being developed by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS). Once completed, this repository will “provide a long-term secure digital space where faculty and staff can place their publications, data sets and other research materials,” said Patrick Dawson,...