Students to Assist with Inventory Project
With more than a million volumes in the main library, a book in the wrong place can make research frustrating. We recently developed our own inventory software that shows if books are in the correct location and helps identify books that were missing. This project has been very successful but time-consuming. Dedicated student workers for the project would help us inventory the entire library and provide students a source of income!
The library preservation unit has one small book press. The unit needs another small book press and one large book press. A book press uses an adjustable steel arm on top of heavy boards to apply even pressure to multiple repaired books at a time while they are drying. It is available in small and large sizes to accommodate different sizes of books.
Cost: $500 for two presses
iPads for Roving Reference
The Roving Reference program provides research support and one-on-one assistance to students and faculty in the stacks and at study tables. iPads provide the librarians with the mobile technology to provide in-depth research help anywhere in the library. With three more iPads, the library can increase its roving reference program and extend the program outside the library walls to other campus locations.
Cost: $1,200 for three iPads
Camera for Digitization
Archives and Special Collections needs a camera that would allow digitization of plantation ledgers, diaries, Ole Miss annuals, bound state and university-produced documents, and any documents for which the department cannot use a flatbed scanner.