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Dean and Director of Libraries records

Dean and Director of Libraries records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dean and Director of Libraries records
Identification: UA306
Date: 1958-2005 (bulk 1985-2003)
Size/Quantity: 10.0 linear feet (25 document cases)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Institute of Technology. Dean and Director of Libraries.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The records include correspondence, annual reports, and statistical data containing information relating to library staff and faculty, Georgia Tech colleges and schools, library associations and vendors, and other administrative matters concerning the operation of the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Dean and Director of Libraries at the Georgia Institute of Technology supervises the operation of the Library and Information Center. Originally, the person who held the position had the title of Librarian; the title was changed in 1953 to Director of Libraries. The position reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech.

The first library building on the Georgia Tech campus, the Carnegie Library, was constructed in 1906-1907. Laura Hammond served as Librarian during the building's construction, and continued as Librarian until her retirement in 1925. Following Hammond's retirement, Frances Newman took over the position for two years. Newman was succeeded by Dorothy M. Crosland, who served in the position from 1927 until her retirement in 1971.

Due to the growth in the number of books, technical journals, and rare items during the 1930s and 1940s through the collecting efforts of Dorothy Crosland, the need for a new library became critical. The new library, named for its chief donor, S. Price Gilbert, was dedicated on November 21, 1953. The graduate addition (later named the Crosland Tower in honor of Dorothy Crosland) was completed in 1969.

Edward Graham Roberts succeeded Crosland as Director of Libraries and served in the position until 1984. After Roberts' departure, Miriam A. Drake, formerly the Assistant Director for Library Support Services at Purdue University, assumed the position. Drake directed a period of rapid change, overseeing library automation, the implementation of full-text information systems, and the planning and implementation of Georgia Tech Electronic Library (GTEL).

Drake's initial work on digital libraries and multimedia development at the Georgia Tech Library was greatly expanded by her successor, Richard W. Meyer. Meyer, who took over as Dean and Director of Libraries following Drake's retirement in 2001, directed numerous innovations in the Library, including the establishment of the Digital Initiatives department, the foundation of Georgia Tech's institutional repository, and the remodelling of the Library East and West Commons on the ground floor of the library building.


Scope and Content Note

The records in this collection primarily document the administration of the library during the last years of Miriam A. Drake's and the first years of Richard W. Meyer's service as Dean and Director of Libraries. The records include correspondence and memoranda, annual reports, printed materials, spreadsheets and other data, and general administrative materials concerning the operation of the Library and Information Center. Information relating to planning, particularly strategic planning, accreditation, budget, library statistics, library committees and projects, and personnel, including promotion and reappointment, are among the issues covered in the records. Materials relating to centers and schools within Georgia Tech, such as Aerospace Engineering and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), also form part of the collection. Also prominent in the records are files on national and regional library associations such as the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), as well as library vendors like JSTOR and BRS Software Products.


Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically, by folder title.


Index Terms

Academic libraries--Administration.
Drake, Miriam A.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Center.
Librarians--Georgia--Atlanta.
Library administration--Georgia--Atlanta.
Meyer, R. W., (Richard W.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Folder Title], Dean and Director of Libraries (Georgia Institute of Technology) Records (UA306), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Transfer to the Archives, 2006 (accession number 2006.191).

Processing Information

Chanel Rogers and Christine de Catanzaro processed these records in June 2007.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

Some files are restricted for reasons of privacy and/or confidentiality. One file, titled "Strategic planning retreat," contains a floppy disk that may not be accessible to researchers.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


Separated Material

Two linear feet of manuscript material from this collection have been transferred to Records Management, Georgia Institute of Technology (RM number: 2007.104). Photographs have been removed and will be processed separately as VAUA306.


Related Material

See also the Laura Hammond papers (MS159), the Frances Newman papers (MS005), and the Dorothy M. Crosland papers (MS001).


Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


Container List

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11Accreditation (folder 1 of 3), 1994-2000
 
12Accreditation (folder 2 of 3), 1994-2000
 
13Accreditation (folder 3 of 3), 1994-2000
 
14Admissions, 1991-ca. 2004
 
15Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), 1992
 
16Advisory Board, 1994-2000
 
17Aerospace Engineering, 1999
 
18ALLCard, 1991
 
19Alumni Association, 1998-2002
 
110Annual report, 2000-2001
 

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21Appreciation letters, 1985-2000
 
22Association of Research Libraries (ARL) - Salary Survey, 1993
 
23Association of Research Libraries (ARL) - Statistics, 1995-2003
 
24Association of Research Libraries (ARL) - Survey, 1991-2003
 
25Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASRL) (folder 1 of 3), 1993-2000
 
26Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASRL) (folder 2 of 3), 2000
 
27Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASRL) (folder 3 of 3), 2001
 

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31Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) (folder 1 of 4), 2000-2002
 
32Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) (folder 2 of 4), 2002
 
33Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) (folder 3 of 4), 2002-2003
 
34Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) (folder 4 of 4), 1998-1999
 
35Athletic Association, 1990-1999
 
36Audit (internal), January 1994-August 1998
 
37Auxiliary Services, 1997-1999
 
38Barkin-Leeds Limited, 1984-1985
 
39Biomedical research, 2000
 
310Board of Regents (folder 1 of 5), 2000-2004
 
311Board of Regents (folder 2 of 5), 1999-2001
 

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41Board of Regents (folder 3 of 5), 1997-1998
 
42Board of Regents (folder 4 of 5), 1997
 
43Board of Regents (folder 5 of 5), 1990-1997
 
44Bookstore, 1989-2001
 
45Bricks for Books, 1993-1994
 
46BRS Software Products (folder 1 of 2), 1993-1995
 
47BRS Software Products (folder 2 of 2), 1985-1992
 
48Budget, 1993-2004
 
49Business office, 1987-1995
 
410Capital assets accounting, 1998-2000
 

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51Caldwell, Gwendolyn, 2005
 
52Capital campaign, 1993-2000
 
53Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), 1997
 
54Center for Rehabilitation Technology (CAT), 1995
 
55Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), 1996-2004
 
56Coalition for Networked Information (CNT), 2004
 
57College of Architecture, 1997-1998
 
58Communications, 1996-2002
 
59Compact storage, 1996-1997
 
510Conflict of interest (RESTRICTED), 2001-2003
 
511Contracts, 1981-2001
 

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61Copyright (folder 1 of 3), 1989-1999
 
62Copyright (folder 2 of 3), 1994-1996
 
63Copyright (folder 3 of 3), 1994-1995
 
64Copyright Clearance Center, 1993-1995
 
65Corporation for Research Networking (CREN), 1999
 
66Correspondence (Richard Meyer, Miriam Drake) (folder 1 of 2), 1979-2005
 
67Correspondence (Richard Meyer, Miriam Drake) (folder 2 of 2), 1979-2005
 
68Cost studies, 1970-2005
 
69Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) (folder 1 of 4), 1997-2000
 
610Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) (folder 2 of 4), 2000-2003
 
611Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) (folder 3 of 4), 1999-2001
 

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71Council on Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR) (folder 4 of 4), 1997-1998
 
72Crawford, Vernon, 1971-1987
 
73Crosland papers, 1984-1985
 
74Dalley-Hewitt Company, 1997-2002
 
75Database contacts, 1999
 
76Dataware, 1998-1999
 
77Deans' meetings, 1998-2003
 
78Deans' retreat (folder 1 of 2), 1995
 
79Deans' retreat (folder 2 of 2), 1998-2005
 
710Development (folder 1 of 3), 1996-1999
 
711Development (folder 2 of 3), 1996-1997
 

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81Development (folder 3 of 3), 1995-1996
 
82Disclosure Information Service, 1990-1993
 
83Document management systems, 1995
 
84Dow Jones, 1999
 
85Drake, Miriam, 1995-2000
 
86EBSCO Information Service (folder 1 of 2), 1999-2001
 
87EBSCO Information Service (folder 2 of 2), 1995-2000
 
88Educom, 1994
 
89Educom book pictures, 1989
 
810Elsevier science, 1996
 
811Elsevier science, 1997-2001
 
812Emory, 1999
 
813Encyclopedia Brittanica, 1994-1995
 
814Endeavor, 2000
 

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91Engineering information, 1989-2002
 
92Facilities (folder 1 of 3), 1992-2005
 
93Facilities (folder 2 of 3), 1992-2005
 
94Facilities (folder 3 of 3), 1992-2005
 
95GETS, 1993-1999
 
96Georgia Tech annual report (folder 1 of 6), 1994-1995
 
96Georgia Tech annual report (folder 2 of 6), 1994-1995
 
97Georgia Tech annual reports (department) (folder 3 of 6), 1988-1998
 
98Georgia Tech annual report (folder 4 of 6), 1999
 
99Georgia Tech annual report (folder 5 of 6), 2001
 
910Georgia Tech annual report (folder 6 of 6), 2002
 
911Georgia Tech assessment, 1997-2002
 
912Georgia Tech Associate Vice President - Financial, 1997-2003
 
913Georgia Tech bylaws, 1999
 
914Georgia Tech College of Computing, 1993-1999
 
915Georgia Tech corporate and continuing education, 1996-2000
 

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101Georgia Tech Development (folder 1 of 2), 1991-2001
 
102Georgia Tech Development (folder 2 of 2), 1991-2001
 
103Georgia Tech/Emory Digital Archives, 1997
 
104Georgia Tech faculty (folder 1 of 2), 1999-2005
 
105Georgia Tech faculty (folder 2 of 2), 1995-1999
 
106Georgia Tech Faculty Club, undated
 
107Georgia Tech Foundation, 1999-2004
 
108Georgia Tech gifts (RESTRICTED), 1994-2004
 

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111Georgia Tech graduate student survey (folder 1 of 2), 1994-1997
 
112Georgia Tech graduate student survey (folder 2 of 2), 1999
 
113Georgia Tech legal, 1994-2004
 
114Georgia Tech Office of Human Resources (RESTRICTED), 1997-2004
 
115Georgia Tech Universe and electronic theses and dissertations, 2001-2002
 
116GIL, 2003
 
117GTEL database, 1995-2005
 

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121H.W. Wilson Company (folder 1 of 2), 1984-1989
 
122H.W. Wilson Company (folder 2 of 2), 1984-1989
 
123Homer Rice Center, 1999
 
124Information Holding Services (IHS) (folder 1 of 4), 1999-2000
 
125Information Holding Services (IHS) (folder 2 of 4), 1998-1999
 
126Information Holding Services (IHS) (folder 3 of 4), 1997-1999
 
127Information Holding Services (IHS) (folder 4 of 4), 1993-1998
 
128Information Security Policy Committee, 2000-2004
 
129Institute for Scientific Information, 1997-2000
 
1210Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), 2003-2004
 
1211Insurance (folder 1 of 2), 1997
 
1212Insurance (folder 2 of 2), 1997
 

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131Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) (folder 1 of 3), 1994-2003
 
132Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) (folder 2 of 3), 1989-1994
 
133Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) (folder 3 of 3), 1983-1988
 
134Interuniversity correspondence, 2003-2004
 
135JSTOR (folder 1 of 2), 1998-2004
 
136JSTOR (folder 2 of 2), 1998-1999
 
137Kurzweil Reading Machine, 1985
 
138Library 2000, ca. 1986
 
139Library annual statistics (folder 1 of 8), 1993
 
1310Library annual statistics (folder 2 of 8), 1994
 
1311Library annual statistics (folder 3 of 8), 1995
 
1312Library annual statistics (folder 4 of 8), 1996
 
1313Library annual statistics (folder 5 of 8), 1998
 
1314Library annual statistics (folder 6 of 8), 1998-1999
 

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141Library annual statistics (folder 7 of 8), 1999
 
142Library annual statistics (folder 8 of 8), 2000
 
143Library - Archives (folder 1 of 2), 1998-2002
 
144Library - Archives (folder 2 of 2), 1998-2002
 
145Library buildings (folder 1 of 4), 1997-2003
 
146Library buildings (folder 2 of 4), 1995-1996
 
147Library buildings (folder 3 of 4), 1991-1994
 
148Library buildings (folder 4 of 4), 1986-2005
 

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151Library Ferst Room, 2000
 
152Library organization charts, 1986-2001
 
153Library publicity, 1986-1998
 
154Library records, 1998-2002
 
155Library reference, 1994-1999
 
156Library reserves, 1997
 
157Library signs, 1985-1987
 
158Library serials prices, 1998
 
1510Library training, 1986-1998
 
1511Library visitors, 1985-1990
 

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161Metropolitan Regional Education Service Agency, 2000
 
162Miscellaneous correspondence, 1999-2001
 
163National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) (folder 1 of 2), 1996-2002
 
164National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) (folder 2 of 2), 1995-1996
 
165National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI), 1991-1992
 
166National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 1995
 
167National Technical Information Service and Transfer, 2000
 
168Northern Light (folder 1 of 3), 2001
 
169Northern Light (folder 2 of 3), 2002
 

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171Northern Light (folder 3 of 3), 2001
 
172Nunn, Sam papers, 1997-2001
 
173Office of Management and Budget, undated
 
174Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) (folder 1 of 3), 1997-1999
 
175Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) (folder 2 of 3), 2000-2004
 
176Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) (folder 3 of 3), 1988-2000
 
177Oracle, 1992-1993
 
178Oxford University Press, 1990
 
179Paintings and portraits, 1958-1996
 
1710Paperweights, 1963-1969
 

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181Patent and Trademark Office (folder 1 of 2), 1988-1990
 
182Patent and Trademark Office (folder 2 of 2), 1990-2005
 
183Performance appraisals, 1985-1995
 
184Personal Bibliographic Software, 1986-1990
 
185Personnel (RESTRICTED), 1992-2004
 
186Policies, 1977-1993
 
187Preservation, 1984-2004
 
188Press releases, 1993-1998
 
189Preston Stevens Foundation, 1986-1990
 
1810Price's Pride award, 1993-2006
 

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191The Price's Write, 1985-1988
 
191The Price's Write, 1985-1988
 
192Provost, 1996-1999
 
193Public Affairs Information Service Inc. (PAIS), 1989-1993
 
194Public Services, 1987-1990
 
195Publishers and records law, undated
 
196Quality improvements, 1991-1993
 
197Rare books, 1967-1999
 
198Reappointment and promotion (folder 1 of 2), 1994
 
199Reappointment and promotion (RESTRICTED) (folder 2 of 2), 1996-2006
 
1910Records Management, 1990-2005
 
1911Regents' Academic Committee on Libraries (RACL), 1997-1998
 
1912Regents' Academic Committee on Libraries (folder 1 of 3), 1998-1999
 

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201Regents' Academic Committee on Libraries (folder 2 of 3), ca. 1997
 
202Regents' Academic Committee on Libraries (folder 3 of 3), 1998-2004
 
203Research Libraries Group (RLG) (folder 1 of 2), 1992-2001
 
204Research Libraries Group (RLG) (folder 2 of 2), 1982-1992
 
205Robinson, Barbara M., 1989-1991
 
206School of Chemistry, 1993-1997
 
207Science Server, 1992-1996
 
208SciFinder Scholar, 2000
 
209SciTrek, 1988
 
2010SAGE project, 1998-2001
 
2011Security (RESTRICTED), 1995-1999
 
2012SIRSI (folder 1 of 2), 1997-2002
 

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211SIRSI (folder 2 of 2), 1997
 
212The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 1 of 7), 2000-2003
 
213The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 2 of 7), 1996-1998
 
214The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 3 of 7), 1998-2000
 
215The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 4 of 7), 2004
 

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221The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 5 of 7), 2002-2004
 
222The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 6 of 7), 2000-2004
 
223The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) (folder 7 of 7), 1993-1999
 
224Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), 1995-2000
 
225Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB), 2000
 
226Sports information, 1986-1987
 
227Staff development (folder 1 of 2), 1990-2001
 
228Staff development (folder 2 of 2), 1990-2001
 

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231Staff profiles, 1993-1995
 
232Stealing and mutilation of library materials (RESTRICTED), 1977-1993
 
233Strategic plan (folder 1 of 2), 1993-1994
 
234Strategic plan (folder 2 of 2), 1994-1999
 
235Strategic planning retreat (folder contains floppy disk), 1997-1998
 
236Suggestions, 1985-1995
 
237Surveys, 1997-2005
 
238Systems, 1996-2004
 

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241Technical reports, 1990-1996
 
242Travel (folder 1 of 2), 1993-2005
 
243Travel (folder 2 of 2), 1997-1998
 
244United States Government Printing Office, 1992-2004
 
245Universal Series and Book Exchange (USBE) (folder 1 of 2), 1991
 

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251Universal Series and Book Exchange (USBE) (folder 2 of 2), 1987-1989
 
252Video lab, 1990-1992
 
253Walden University at Georgia Tech, 2004
 
254Web page improvement, 2002
 
255Wharton database (folder 1 of 2), 1984-1986
 
256Wharton database (folder 2 of 2), 1987-1988
 
257Will Eisner award (Virginia Commonwealth University), 2006