From the Hub, July 2017


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Five Sisters
Five Sisters studying at Saint Louis University take time out to relax on the Terrace Garden deck of the Steamer Admiral

Description: Text accompanying photo reads: ‘five Sisters studying at Saint Louis University take time out to relax on the S.S. Admiral, where an excursion was held Saturday July 9 1955 for some 300 Nuns attending Summer School at the University. The Nuns come from all parts of the United States, and some are from foreign countries.They are, from left to right: sister M. Roberta, Ponca City Hospital, Ponca City, Oklahoma; Sister Ann Cecile, Wichita, Kansas; Sister M. Adella, Mercy Hospital, Parsons, Kansas. Sister M. Clarence, St. Patricks High School, Parsons Kansas; and Sister M. Virginita, Wichita, Kansas.

Date: July 9, 1955

Contributing institution: Missouri History Museum

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What is Missouri Hub?

Missouri Hub is a partnership between Missouri libraries and museums to share our digital content. We serve as the Missouri service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  Learn more about Missouri Hub & browse our collections.


Notes from May’s Open Call

Notes from May’s open call are available via Google Docs.


DPLA Membership Update

The Digital Public Library of America has developed a new membership model for its Hub network, of which Missouri Hub is a part. You can learn more about the membership program through the DPLA web site.

The MOHub steering committee is evaluating our ability to join the national membership network given our budgetary constraints. We will be speaking with DPLA staff soon about our options, given the aggressive deployment date of September 1, 2017.  We will be passing along our options to the full MOHub group and soliciting feedback about how to proceed.  This topic will be discussed at our next open call on Thursday, September 14 (more below).


Upcoming Missouri Hub presentations

Missouri Library Association, St. Louis, MO – October 4-6, 2017

Fishing in the deep waters of DPLA

Curious about DPLA, the Digital Public Library of America, but don’t know where to start? DPLA is a portal to over 16 million digitized primary sources from libraries across the country. Learn how to navigate within that sometimes overwhelming portal. Find the enhancements on DPLA’s site that provide context for documents to help students engage with them more fully.

So many libraries have digitized amazing primary source documents and images, but it’s hard to know all the good websites to visit. DPLA is a front end for searching across numerous collections, with an opportunity to dive deeper when you find something of interest. This presentation will also assess DPLA’s curated “exhibits” and “primary source sets,” analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and give examples of how they can be used with student learners. Presenters: Emily Jaycox, Librarian at the Missouri History Museum, is a founding member of DPLA’s Missouri Hub. Tom Bober is a Community Rep for DPLA, a former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, and a school librarian.

Poster: Everything You and Your Patrons Need to Know about the DPLA’s Missouri Hub

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an outstanding resource for Missouri libraries –for libraries as a way of exposing digital content, for librarians as a way of getting involved, and for patrons as a way to access unique digital content related to Missouri’s rich history. This poster describes what librarians need to know for themselves and for their patrons.  Presented by Chris Freeland, Washington University in St. Louis, and Heather Moulaison-Sandy, The iSchool at the University of Missouri.

Next Open Call: September 14 at 9 a.m.

Topics covered: DPLA membership, Fall business meeting

Dial-in information will be shared ahead of the meeting.