U of I Library Efforts Lead to New W3C Recommendations

University of Illinois efforts have led to the publication of three new technical standards for web annotation, which will allow linking and sharing of comments across websites. This effort was led by the W3C web annotation working group, co-chaired by Tim Cole, Mathematics Librarian and Professor, University Library, and Dr. Robert Sanderson from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
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University of Illinois Archives Awarded NEH Grant to Digitize “The Cybernetics Thought Collective”

Heinz von Foerster, one of the scholars whose work will be made available through the grant. Image courtesy of the University Archives, record series 11/6/26, box 116.

The University of Illinois Archives has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics.

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Hinchliffe Receives Inaugural Romans Mentorship Award

Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the first ever recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award. This award is sponsored by the American Library Association Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) and the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable (GLBTRT).

This award will be presented at the GODORT awards program at the ALA annual conference this summer in Chicago.

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