||Founding of Marquette College at 10th and State Streets
||Reading Room established in college building
||College library and gymnasium installed in former Holy Name Parochial School building
on 10th St.
||Marquette College re-charters as a university. Medical and Dental School libraries
||Marquette University opens its academic year in new quarters in Johnston Hall. Library
moves into quarters on the
||Law School and Engineering College established. Corresponding libraries established.
||Schools of Business and Journalism established.
||Graduate School established.
||Library reorganization planned under the new Marquette Bureau of Information and Statistics
||Cataloging with the Dewey Decimal system initiated with assistance from UW Library
School and student field workers.
Consolidation of departmental collections in new Johnston Hall Library, Room 207.
||First "trained" librarian, Mary M. Marshall begins work.
||First cataloger, Marie Scheie begins work.
||Rev. Francis L. Betten, S.J., Director of Libraries.
||Statistics reveal inventory of 30,000 books, 100 periodicals and 100 loan-outs per
day. Catalog combined for all
||Fr. Betten begins planning for a new library.
||Science Library now in Science Building (Marquette Hall). Periodical Library branch
now located in Canisius Hall, an old home at 604 N. 13th St. (now old section of
Business Administration building).
||New library planning committee formed.
||Mary K. Dempsey, Director.
||Completion and dedication of Memorial Library building.
||William Ready, director.
||Acquisition of the J.R.R. Tolkien Collection for Archives.
||Founding of the Archives by Rev. Raphael Hamilton, S.J.. Acquisition of Sen. Joseph
McCarthy papers for Archives.
||Dorothy Day-Catholic Worker collections acquired for Archives.
||William Fitzgerald, Director.
||Dedication of Legal Research Center, Law Library.
||James Riley, Director.
||Completion of new addition to Memorial Library.
||Journal cataloging with Library of Congress classification system.
||Memorial Library designated a Foundation Center Collection and service site.
||Rev. James J. Kortendick, S.S., Acting Director.
||William M. Gardner, Director.
||Formation of Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
||Installation of Interlibrary Loan teletype and 3M tattle tape security system.
||Formation of Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee.
||Academic Librarians' Assembly formed.
||First edition published of Foundations in Wisconsin.
||Twenty-one librarians on staff.
||Bureau of Catholic Indian Mission records acquired for Archives.
||OCLC access obtained through Council of Wisconsin Libraries.
||Medical School (which separated from Marquette in 1967) leaves quarters at present
Schroeder Complex for the
new facilities in Wauwatosa.
||New Science Library opens in former Medical School space, Schroeder Complex. All Nursing,
Dental, and Engineering
Collections go to LC Classification. Jay Kirk, Director.
||Libraries participate in a national survey of library usage directed by Tantalus,
||INNOVACQ system goes online for serials and acquisitions.
||MARQCAT online public catalog opens, incorporating Memorial, Science, and Law Libraries.
||MARQCAT circulation initiated, integrated system implemented.
||Dewey classification ceases, Library of Congress classification conversion project
for Memorial Collections begins.
||Using Gopher technology an online campus-wide information system jointly administered
by the Libraries and the
Computer Services Division (CSD, now called Information Technology Services), was
made available to the Marquette community. A naming contest selects
Marquest as the name for the system.
||Dr. Nicholas C. Burckel becomes the 8th Director of Libraries.
||Library of Congress classification conversion project completed for Memorial Library.
All library general collections in LC. Campus fiber-optic backbone completed. Campus
computer network attachments made in Memorial Library. Staff begin using PC based
access to the campus network and to the Internet.
||First wired classroom/lab opens, funded by Parents Association. Rev. John P. Raynor
dies, inspiring anonymous challenge gift of $10 million to begin new library planning.
||MARQCAT moves to a Web-based interface. Turnstiles and photocopiers converted to use
Marquette IDs. Libraries
participate in rollout of the PrintWise pay-for-print service. Library establishes
a site (MORE--Marquette Online Research Environment) on the Web.
||Laptop computers complete with wireless cards made available for checkout.
||Y2k doesn't destroy the world. Major collections of JSTOR and Project MUSE licensed
for campus use. Circulation and Serials staff functions in MARQCAT move to a graphical
based system (Millennium). Over 9,900 files from Special Collections and University
Archives moved to the University Web server to create a Web presence. Library users
get the option of receiving library notices via e-mail.
||Groundbreaking ceremony for Raynor Library (Oct. 1). Foundations in Wisconsin moved from CD-ROM to Web-based access. Library users can create their own "holds"
on materials checked out. MARQCAT searches via Z39.50 enabled.
||Construction begins on Memorial's 2nd and 3rd levels to prepare for the connecting
bridge to Raynor Library. Table of Contents information for recently purchased books
added to MARQCAT.
||Raynor Library opens (August 4). 24/7 hours begin (Sept. 2). Library dedication (Sept.
19) featuring Martin Sheen, who received an honorary degree. Renovation of Memorial
Library lower, 1st, and 2nd levels continues through much of 2004. Francis Paul Prucha,
Archives Reading Room Dedicated (October 2).
||Technical services departments move into new 1st floor quarters in January. Lower
level of Memorial Library opens new compact shelving area for Memorial bound periodicals.
Second phase of compact shelving added to accommodate Science Periodicals. Renovation
of Memorial shelving and reading areas completed. Entire Memorial monographic collection
shifted to incorporate Science Library collection. Science Library closes as a public
||September - Plugged roof drain causes major water damage through all floors of Raynor.
||Janice Simmons-Welburn becomes 9th Director/Dean of Library. Link resolver (WebBridge)
added to MARQCAT enables
transition from database citations to full text.
||First business manager (Greg Wutcheck) hired. Michael Pate, Assistant Director retires
after 22 years at MU. Online chat Reference - MEEBO introduced.
||Jean Zanoni appointed Associate Dean. Digital Projects librarian hired. Quick Search
(a.k.a. Research Pro) federated search engine added to MARQCAT. Count of licensed
online databases reaches 400.
||Library residency program established. Discovery catalog platform - Encore and re-designed
MARQCAT debuted in August. Re-designed web site launched in December.
||Digital collections continue to expand with the addition of two collections - Athletic
Hall of Fame, and Building a Campus. Two previous collections continue to grow - Holy
Rosary/Red Cloud School digital collection expands to 1,000 images and the Postcards
from Manhattan collection expands adding dancers.
||Libraries go mobile! Access to MARQCAT and the Libraries' website was made available
to mobile devices. The Saint John's Bible and the Stephen Sondheim Collection added to Special Collections.
||Libraries conduct Scholarly Communications Symposium. EBSCO's Discovery Service becomes
the new MARQCATplus. Online reservations for group study rooms implemented. e-Publications delivers
their 1 millionth download. Mandarin version of the Library Tour video created. Library
sponsors first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Lecture. Digital Media Studio established
to assist students incorporating media into their classroom presentations.
||Alumni access added for two EBSCO databases. Special Collections and University Archives
lecture series commemorates 75th anniversary of The Hobbit. Special Collections and University Archives scans their 10,000th image. 4th LibQual
library assessment survey conducted.