The VALE Cooperative Collection Management Committee is coordinating a tour of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium(ReCAP) facility on Wednesday, November 12th, from10 AM to noon. The tour will be led by Eileen Henthorne, ReCAP Executive Director.
News archive: list of news items from all committees, VALE news, spotlight, and individual member news by posting date.
- VALE’s Digital Video Licensing Committee has exciting news for VALE members. As you know VALE members have been taking advantage of Film Media Group’s (FMG) consortium licensing program since 2006. The program is still available for members to license any FMG title. See http://www.fmgondemand.com/vale for details. Beginning this fall, the Digital Video Licensing Committee, approved by the VALE Executive Committee, is pleased to recommend 3 additional companies. Participating member institutions will gain the ability to integrate video content “anywhere, anytime” by providing a digital solution for faculty, staff and students. The companies are INTELECOM, BioMedia Associates and Ambrose Video Publishing. This is an exciting new opportunity for our VALE members. The discounts are deep and even deeper if more institutions sign on. All information is available on the VALE website (http://www.valenj.org/ ) under VALE News and repeated under the Digital Video Licensing Committee’s webpage. Following is brief information about the offerings:
- The 2009 VALE Users'/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference - marking the VALE consortium's 10th Anniversary - will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, at the Busch Campus Center on the Piscataway Campus of Rutgers University. This year's theme is "Ten Years of Experience, A Future of Possibilities." Registration information will be posted in November.
- The VALE Resource Sharing Committee is pleased to announce that Fairleigh Dickinson University is now participating in the Graduate Student Reciprocal Borrowing Program. In addition, Passaic County Community College and Stevens Institute of Technology are now participating in the Undergraduate Student Reciprocal Borrowing Program.
- The VALE member libraries are pleased that the New Jersey State Library’s (NJSL) commitment to the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative (NJKI) remains strong and continues to include an active role for New Jersey’s academic libraries. For more information on the current status of NJKI please refer to the documentation posted at the VALE website -- http://valenj.org/.
- As the beginning of the fall semester approaches, please remind your faculty, staff, and students about the Undergraduate Reciprocal Borrowing Pilot Project. Note that since the pilot project began on July 1st, two more libraries have signed on to participate: Brookdale Community College and The College of New Jersey. Therefore, sixteen libraries have agreed to participate:
Brookdale Community College
The planning committee for the 2009 VALE Users'/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Conference - marking the VALE consortium's 10th Anniversary - is pleased to announce our initial call for breakout and poster session proposals. The Conference will be held on Friday, January 9, 2009, at the Busch Campus Center on the Piscataway Campus of Rutgers University.
- From Norma Blake, NJ State Librarian, and Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, Associate State Librarian for Library Devlopment. In the final state budget for FY2009 signed by Governor Corzine, the New Jersey Knowledge Initiative was kept at the FY2008 $2 million level. While this amount will not allow the State Library to replicate the original NJKI project, we will be able to continue our most used and valued databases (as indicated by usage statistics and customer testimonials).
The VALE Resource Sharing Committee would like to announce that today, July 1st, marks the beginning of the Undergraduate Reciprocal Borrowing Pilot Project. Fourteen libraries have agreed to participate: