SAGE web site debuts
The web site for Selected Archives at Georgia Tech and Emory Project (SAGE) is up and running. A product of the Emory and Georgia Tech librarian collaboration can be found at <http://sage.library. emory.edu>. The site allows users to browse through finding aids and to search for digitized documents and photos. It also contains information about the SAGE project itself. The first materials available are from the Fred Roberts Crawford Witness to the Holocaust files-collected oral histories, photographs and films from servicemen who helped liberate concentration camps in World War II.
Additional materials from this collection include the Ralph McGill papers
and the Sam Nunn archive. Records from the YWCA of Greater Atlanta branch
will be added over the next two years.
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
New web calendar consolidates event publicity
With financial support from the provost's office, a new web events calendar has been implemented and procedures are being put into place for it to become the central source of information for campus events. The calendar is located at <http://events.cc. emory.edu/> and can be reached via the "calendar" link on the homepage navigation bar.
Administrators from the student activities, information technology and public affairs offices negotiated a licensing agreement with the University of Minnesota to lease its web calendar for use at Emory. "We were impressed with the track record of the University of Minnesota's calendar," said Karen Salisbury, director of student activities. "It had a solid performance record for three years at a university with 30,000 students and numerous events. It wasn't something that had just been developed and was untested."
"Our goal for the project was solid, reliable performance across the University," said ITD senior multimedia developer Linda Erhard and contract programmer Rich Klatt, who implemented the calendar at Emory. "The database infrastructure is solid and well-developed. But this isn't a personal calendar--it's an enterprisewide application for the Emory community and for anyone interested in what's going on at Emory, no matter where they may be. This calendar is really what the web or Internet was meant for broadcasting information."
Organizations that promote many events can be credentialed to post directly to the calendar; occasional event sponsors can go to the "post an event" section and propose events that will be posted after Salisbury approves them.
The Office of University Communications will receive reports from the web calendar to produce calendars that are sent to off-campus media. What's more, the Emory Report and "Today at Emory" calendars also will be compiled exclusively with data from the web calendar database beginning in January, so it will be essential for campus event promoters to enter their event information there.
Salisbury has already held three "sold-out" training sessions
for campus event promoters to learn about submitting events to the web.
To register for additional training sessions, call 404-727-6169.