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RockeNews January 2014


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University Libraries Receives In-Kind Donation

Linda Wade ’89 M.S.’01 has been employed with Western Illinois University Libraries for over 25 years, and currently serves as the Unit Coordinator for Digitization.  Her husband, David Wade, is currently enrolled in Western’s graduate program.  “Western and University Libraries have had a significant impact on our lives,” said Linda Wade, “We knew University Libraries had a need, and it seemed like a natural fit for us to fulfill this need.”  The Wades donated a Canon Rebel camera with accessories for the libraries digitization unit, an in-kind value of just over $1,000. 

According to Linda Wade, “This camera will allow the digitization unit to replace an old scanner.  It will also allow us to digitize items we were unable to include in our digital collection in the past.  We are going to be able to share more than just our documents with this camera set-up.” 

“I was awe-struck when Linda came to me and said that she and her husband wished to donate the camera to the digitization unit”, said Michael Lorenzen, Dean of Libraries, “For an employee to give back in such a manner is worthy of emulation.  I am looking forward to the expansion of our digital collection.”  The camera and accessories have been received and, once set up and tested, the Digitization Unit should be able to start using shortly.



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