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1 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main

2 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers CLP – Main Collection Strengths  Heritage Collection – 1895 Andrew Carnegie influences: Science & Technology – industrial development Architecture and decorative arts (Bernd Collection) Local History and Genealogy U S Government Documents and Patents Oliver Room Special Collections  Regional Resource Center Designation – 1961 Science, Technology, Business  Statewide Resource Center – 2001-date E-reference and digital presence CLP Web content, resource databases, permanent digital content

3 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …Bernd Collection art folios - The Octagon

4 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …pre-1970 journal collection

5 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers CLP Heritage Collection Depository – Established in 2004, located at CLP- Allegheny Regional. The collection includes less frequently used journals (pre-1970) and reference monograph and serial collections Collection moved to the new depository at the East Liberty Branch with compact shelving in July, 2010 Collection Size in 2006 ~150,000 Main volumes Project team has: Withdrawn, sold, gifted, transferred) a total of 55,480 volumes; Cataloged – 5,237 volumes; and Identified URLs to add to the catalog records of 11,585 volumes (primarily government documents) Conservation & Preservation – 12,373 items

6 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …new CLP Depository at East Liberty Branch

7 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers … hundreds of hours of analysis of the journal collection

8 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …preservation of art folios, plat maps, etc.

9 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …providing cataloging, metadata

10 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Digitization Initiatives current and completed projects IMLS Iron and Steel Heritage  Digitizing locally items (monographs and pictures) totaling 155,337 pages have been sent to the vendor. Now proceeding to digitize journal runs related to the topic.  Items and metadata stored in dSpace repository.  Social Networking component – FLICKR and website access via WordPress.  Public launch Spring, 2011.

11 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers … thousands of iron and steel book and journal pages digitized

12 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Digitization Initiatives Andrew Carnegie Online Collection  This project includes photos, articles, letters and more about Andrew Carnegie's life and work. The Andrew Carnegie Collection is a joint effort of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, funded by two LSTA grants to CMU, which digitized Carnegie related documents from the archives to the two libraries. This also includes the Carnegie Benefactions, previously digitized by CLP in 2007: - click on: Andrew Carnegie Online Collection.Andrew Carnegie Online Collection

13 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers

14 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Digitization Initiatives  LYRASIS Members and the Sloan Foundation – selected journal runs and monographs related to transportation at the turn of the 20 th Century (about 25 titles) were sent to the Internet Archive for digitization. Example: Railway Library

15 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers …25 titles related to Pennsylvania transportation history

16 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Reference - special activities Ask Here / PA  ,101 questions – a 66% increase over Covered hours/week, almost half of which services the 24/7 national queue.  CLP users remain the biggest Quidget users in the state, relying more on the chat box than the sign-in procedure. As a result we have modified our VR schedule adding additional hours and dropping some telephone line hours of service Text a Librarian  Ask CLP text reference service begins Sept. 2010

17 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers The Future of Reference 21 st Century Reference Services – Convergence  Task Force - Charge: Document current reference services and practices at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main and at branch locations, especially Squirrel Hill and Downtown & Business. March – June, 2010  Explore collections, services, trends, staffing and training with a goal of maximizing efficiencies and providing a service model for the future, considering the impact of digital reference content and communication, e-publishing and media, and e-reading devices that takes into account changing user demands for how content is provided. July, 2010  Reports are available at:

18 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Exposing Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Collections Social Networking  Eleventh Stack Blog - A books, movies, and more blog from the staff at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main.  From Haydn to Hip Hop: Music at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Take a virtual tour the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's nationally-renowned Music Department. You too can "know the score" as WQED's own Jim Cunningham and a group of talented local musicians guide you through this rich and diverse music collection. Department

19 “Free to the people” since 1895 Pennsylvania’s Statewide Library Resource Centers Exposing the Collections of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh CLP Web Content  Tools and Research - Staff developed content and access Music Standards and Specifications (26,000 British, 2,700 ANSI) Art files Art and Architecture AuthorLists Booklists – fiction and nonfiction Recommended websites Commercial databases and reference products


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