Library News »04/29/2014


Open House in the Lau Center for Digital Scholarship


The University of Idaho Library’s Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications units will highlight current and upcoming projects and host a talk by artist Kristin Carlson Becker in an open house on Wednesday, April 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Lau Center for Digital Scholarship (Room 211). The University of Idaho community is invited to attend.

The open house will preview digital collections including Psychiana and the Latah County Oral History Collection, and Scholarly Communications’ Historical Electronic Thesis & Dissertation project and Idaho’s Women of Influence. Becker, a local printmaker, will speak at 1:30 pm about how she used the library’s digital collections for "Making Main Street: Buildings in Transition,” a study of buildings on Moscow’s Main Street that is currently on display in the library through the end of the semester.

The "Making Main Street” exhibit is the result of Becker’s collaboration with first grade teacher Lizzie Bromley-Vogel and her students at Palouse Prairie School to examine twelve Main Street buildings. The students created prints based on what the structures look like today, as well as what they looked like in photographs from the turn of the century. Becker then created color screen prints that correspond to the prints made by the Palouse Prairie students. “Making Main Street” incorporates the historical photographs from the library’s digital collections, the students’ prints and Becker’s screen prints.

For more information on the open house, please contact Devin Becker, Digital Initiatives and Web Services Librarian, at

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