Milne Librarians Publish

Two Milne librarians have recently had articles published.

Tim Bowersox, Milne’s new Information Delivery Services (IDS) librarian, was published in the Winter 2009 issue of The Oracle Newsletter, a quarterly publication from Atlas Systems, Inc. His article, “The Information Delivery Services Project: A New Model for ILL,” reviews the IDS Project and the resource sharing model it has developed. (The IDS Project began at Milne Library several years ago and has since been joined by nearly 40 academic libraries in New York state and beyond. In January of this year, New York Public Library became the first public library to join.)

The article describes several aspects of the project, including a Workflow Toolkit and mentor program, which help member libraries improve the efficiency of their interlibrary loan operations, and a statistics package that measures project-wide performance.

Reference and Instruction Librarian Justina Elmore authored “In the Know With Web 2.0,” an overview of Web-based applications which allow people to create, collaborate and otherwise interact with online content. Published as a feature article in the November 2008 issue of The Rochester Engineer, the article discusses wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, social networking, microblogging, and collaborative project applications such as Google Docs and Zoho.

As a result of the publication, Justina was invited to make a presentation last December to the Worldwide Technical Communication & Localization team at Carestream Health, Inc., and another in April at the 2009 Spectrum Conference.

Post written by Liz Argentieri