All Aboard for Story Telling What Story Do You Have? SAIL: Great Lakes-Great Libraries Madison, Wisconsin May 16-19, 2017 Liz dehart Stem librarian for marine science
Speakers • Liz DeHart – EgabragWocs andLaz Gaz • Elizabeth Winiarz – New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center • Joyce Shaw - Dopeia • Overview: Provide unique content, resources and stories pertaining to our institutions or region
Abstract • Libraries, museums and cultural institutions have many interesting and historic stories to tell, especially stemming from their geographic locations. As librarians, we are fortunate to be surrounded by a wealth of information and archival history, from research labs to fishing villages, whether science-related or not. Each of these rich narratives are important memoirs, sharing some aspect of life experiences and sometimes in a fun way.
EgabragWocs • WHAT??!! • 1st informal newsletter, short-lived (1989-1992) , continued by Lazarette Gazette • Brief informational read • Depended on staff contributions (e.g., daily news, research, lunch, recipes, etc.) • Served as means for sharing items of interest; more often in a fun way
V. 1(1), 1989 • Introduction • egabrag_wocs1.1 1.pdf • 5 new MSI faculty? • egabrag_wocs1.1 3.pdf
Flotsam and Jetsam • Announcing: F.I.S.H. – Friday Impromptu Social Hour – meet this Friday at 5:00 pm at Billy’s Place. Everybody welcome. • Note found in newsletter mailbox – “Did you see how Mr. John T. ran when the shrimp boat, The Rosa, shook the Pier Lab? • He can really go!” • MSI Gastronomic Gazette (meal tickets $3 each) • Anybody interested in purchasing small pieces of the Berlin Wall, should contact Eva TODAY! VISA, Mastercard accepted. Big volume discounts.
Lazarette Gazette or Laz Gaz • Later edition, 1992-99, ending with v. 8, no. 1; • John Thompson, editor; also assistant director • Brief informational read • Depended mostly on staff contributions • Served as means for sharing items of interest and in a fun way
Fun to be Had • V. 4(10), 1995 • Port Aransas character • V. 4(11), 1995 • Historical treatise on café • V. 4(14), 1995 • The rattlesnake door
More Fun to be Had • V. 4(20), 1995 • Tony Amos rescues Aggie buoy • V. 5(3), 1996 • The Ph.Ds in the Tower • V. 7(1),1998 • MSI considers hovercraft purchase
SUMMARY Digital project started in 2015 • Proposal submitted, approved • Created datafile, issues gathered & sent to Austin for processing • Metadata files created 1, 2 • Issues scanned, digitized and ingested Texas ScholarWorks(TSW) Project completed in 2016