Thursday, March 29, 2012

Catalog search issues resolved

Yesterday's problems with slow search response in our catalog have been resolved. However, users will now notice that the icon () indicating the presence of a digital file is no longer present in the search results. The digital file are still there; only the icon is missing. We are working to resolve this issue as well.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Catalog search running slowly

As of Noon Alaska time today our online system was running extremely slowly, causing delays to our catalog search engine. Please bear with us as we work with the university to resolve the problem.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Digital File Migration continues

Just a quick update to let you know that we are making progress migrating digital files to the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. As of this time not all files are accessible. That is, you may receive an error when you click to download a digital file. Thank you for your patience while we manage this transition. I'll post an update once the process is complete.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Digital file migration

We are currently in the process of migrating digital files to a new server at the Arctic Region Supercomputer Center. During this process some files may become inaccessible. Once the migration is complete we will be able to make even more media files available, thanks to vastly increased storage space. Thanks for your patience during this transition.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Library school scholarship for Native Americans

[Just received the following announcement from the American Indian Library Association]

In 2012, the American Indian Library Association (AILA) will provide a library school scholarship to a qualified American Indian individual in the amount of $2000 for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The scholarship has been named to honor Virginia Mathews, one of the original founders of AILA.

The purpose of the Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship shall be to provide tuition to an American Indian individual who lives and works in the American Indian community, and who is enrolled, or has been accepted and will enroll, in a master's degree program at a university with a library and/or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.

Further details and scholarship criteria, as well as application forms and instructions, are available at the AILA website at All applications, references, and other supporting materials must be received by May 1, 2012.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lower Tanana Athabascan Place Names

ANLA is pleased to announce the availability of a new online publication: Lower Tanana Athabascan Place Names. Edited by James Kari, this publication provides a comprehensive inventory of indigenous place names from the Lower Tanana region.

In addition to a listing of more than 1000 names with English glosses, this publication includes 3 full-color large-format wall maps in pdf format. A unique feature of this online place names publication is the inclusion of ArcGIS geodatabase files which allow Lower Tanana place names to be incorporated into other digital mapping projects.

All of the associated digital files can be accessed at ANLA Item TN981K2012.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation Alaska EPSCoR Program.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Conor Daly papers on Alaska Russian

Thanks to Conor Daly we have just received a collection of papers on Alaska Russian. The collection can be accessed at: