Lau Center for Digital Scholarship
The first meeting of the University of Idaho Library´s Advisory Board concluded with the rededication of the Lau Center for Digital Scholarship. Originally constructed as a space to support the research interests of the university, David and Ann Lau donated funds to what was then the Lau Periodicals Service Center in honor of David´s parents, Heber and Rhea.
Devin Becker, Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications Librarian, noted, "Digital scholarship is rediscovery, uncovering that which has been here all along but which has been missed, forgotten, or at a scale too large or small for us to see. The work we do in this "renewed" space, the Lau Center for Digital Scholarship, is important not only for the University but also for the state of Idaho and the Northwest."
Dean Baird recognized David and Ann Lau for their generous support of the library´s future directions, supporting global access to Idaho´s unique collections.