Category Archives: Notes

Literary and Cultural Heritage Map articles republished

By Nicole Miyashiro, Pennsylvania Center for the Book

Two feature articles from the PA Center for the Book’s Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania have recently been republished for educational use. “Hires Root Beer: The Great Health Drink” by former Penn State student, Kate Patton was requested by WestEd — a nonprofit agency in San Francisco dedicated to improving learning for children, youth, and adults — for inclusion in their Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), a research partner to the Federal Government, asked to reprint “The Guitarist’s Guitar” by manuscripts cataloger and rock aficionado Sue Hamburger, a quick-study of the family and history behind the beloved C.F. Martin & Co. instrument. This piece will also be used as part of an assessment.

The original articles by Patton and Hamburger can be found on PA Center for the Book’s Literary and Cultural Heritage Map website:

Cheri Banks featured in online news story on call captioning service

Current, the online magazine produced by Penn State’s Information Technology Services unit, featured an interview with the Libraries’ Cheri Banks, on her use of a new Internet-based call captioning service available on the University’s phone system. The full story is here:


This week we debut a new column which focuses on the professional achievements of our staff members.

Article published
“WorldCat, the Other ETD Database: An Exploratory Study,” an article by Aaron W. Procious, a staff member in the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, was recently published in The Reference Librarian, vol. 55, Iss. 2, 2014.

Libraries staff: Did you present a paper or poster at a recent conference? Did you have an article published on a library-related topic? Please submit a brief note for inclusion in this new column. Please use the Monday Messages form. Our deadline is still Thursday, at noon, for the following Monday’s blog post.