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Changing Collaborative Practices: Striving For More Mindful And Balanced Partnerships, Jamie Rogers Feb 2020

Changing Collaborative Practices: Striving For More Mindful And Balanced Partnerships, Jamie Rogers

Athenaeum: Scholarly Works of the FIU Libraries Faculty and Staff

Working with non-traditional partners on digitization initiatives can be full of challenges. Community partners may not have cataloging or metadata experience, they may lack funds for equipment or software necessary for digitization, they may be short staffed, and for a multitude of reasons getting buy-in for digitization projects may be difficult. As academic libraries, we often see our roles as facilitators and advisors, providing expertise where needed to help achieve the community’s digitization goals. Yet, how do we ensure collaborative efforts are beneficial for all parties? How do we ensure everyone has a seat at the table while balancing ...


Digital Collections In The University Classroom: Inspiring Your Faculty With Regional Content, Kelley F. Rowan, Christopher Davis Oct 2019

Digital Collections In The University Classroom: Inspiring Your Faculty With Regional Content, Kelley F. Rowan, Christopher Davis

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation explores a model collaboration between the Digital Collections Center of the library and the History Department that has been highly successful in introducing students to researching with digital collections. We consider the use of history department undergraduate and graduate interns in the library and discuss the benefits and challenges to both parties. Dr. Christopher Davis shares the research project that was embedded in his course syllabus, highlighting various relevant digital collections and the results of student research. He also discusses what aspect of the collections he found intriguing and inspired him to create a research project and his ...


The Dark Side Of Digitized Content: Stalking, Consent, And Subpoenas, Kelley F. Rowan, Rebecca Bakker Oct 2019

The Dark Side Of Digitized Content: Stalking, Consent, And Subpoenas, Kelley F. Rowan, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

Digital librarians work to balance the sometimes competing goals of stewardship and access all while being responsive to the needs of patrons, content owners, and creators. This presentation explores the often unforeseen challenges and issues that can arise with the creation and management of digital collections. While ingesting digitized works into a repository brings up ever-present concerns such as copyright, others challenges exist within the realm of privacy (stalking, harassment, digital anonymity), plagiarism, and ownership (false claims of ownership) that are almost always unexpected.

The goal is to further a discussion on these types of issues that digital librarians may ...


Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft Sep 2019

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2018-2019, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft

FIU Digital Collections Center Annual Reports

This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2018-2019.


Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2017-2018, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft Aug 2018

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2017-2018, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft

FIU Digital Collections Center Annual Reports

This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2017-2018.


We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro May 2018

We’Ve Come A Long Way (Baby)! Or Have We? Evolving Intellectual Freedom Issues In The Us And Florida, L. Bryan Cooper, A.D. Beman-Cavallaro

Works of the FIU Libraries

This paper analyzes a shifting landscape of intellectual freedom (IF) in and outside Florida for children, adolescents, teens and adults. National ideals stand in tension with local and state developments, as new threats are visible in historical, legal, and technological context. Examples include doctrinal shifts, legislative bills, electronic surveillance and recent attempts to censor books, classroom texts, and reading lists.

Privacy rights for minors in Florida are increasingly unstable. New assertions of parental rights are part of a larger conservative animus. Proponents of IF can identify a lessening of ideals and standards that began after doctrinal fruition in the 1960s ...


Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft Sep 2017

Digital Activities: Florida International University Libraries Annual Report, Fy 2016-2017, Florida International University, Jamie Rogers, Jill V. Krefft

FIU Digital Collections Center Annual Reports

This report provides information on the digital activities for the fiscal year 2016-2017.


Dpanther: Benefits And Challenges Of Building And Managing Your Own Digital Repository, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker Jul 2017

Dpanther: Benefits And Challenges Of Building And Managing Your Own Digital Repository, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker

Works of the FIU Libraries

This article addresses the benefits and challenges associated with building your own digital repository platform and managing content, technical hurdles, and partners. The authors discuss the advantages of building a repository that can evolve as standards in the field do and how to handle the problems that arise when you are both the metadata manager and technical support. The authors also discuss difficulties their partners have experienced with the platform and lessons learned. It is the hope that this information will provide those who may be either managing a digital repository or considering a new digital platform, relevant information that ...


Librarians Creating Connections: Reactions And Challenges To Open Access, Orcid, And The Embargo Option, Kelley F. Rowan Sep 2016

Librarians Creating Connections: Reactions And Challenges To Open Access, Orcid, And The Embargo Option, Kelley F. Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation explores the challenges that librarians and graduate schools face in encouraging open access behaviours. While librarians realize the benefits of open access research for both current students and society as a whole, many disparate factors often converge, causing academic departments to actively counteract open access research practices. We will discuss some of the challenges such as geographic location and social climate, the beliefs about publishing opportunities lost or gained by open access ETDs, and student beliefs about future profits and the actual statistics.

As the 4th largest university in the country and the 6th place leader ...


Use-Driven Acquisitions Planning For The Sus Libraries: Here We Go Again, Valerie L. Boulos, Steven Carrico, Rebecca Donlan, Shari Johnson Mar 2016

Use-Driven Acquisitions Planning For The Sus Libraries: Here We Go Again, Valerie L. Boulos, Steven Carrico, Rebecca Donlan, Shari Johnson

Works of the FIU Libraries

No abstract provided.


Slimming Down: Why Not Feed Your Need To Weed?, Valerie L. Boulos, Judy Born, Alicia K. Long, Ying Zhang Mar 2016

Slimming Down: Why Not Feed Your Need To Weed?, Valerie L. Boulos, Judy Born, Alicia K. Long, Ying Zhang

Works of the FIU Libraries

No abstract provided.


Batch Creation Of Mets Files For Upload To Dpanther, Kelley F. Rowan Feb 2016

Batch Creation Of Mets Files For Upload To Dpanther, Kelley F. Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation covers spreadsheet creation and mapping of headings for creating batch uploads of metadata records with the METS editor. It is focused on preparing files for upload to the FIU digital repository, dPanther, but briefly includes settings relevant to records being prepared for preservation in the Florida Digital Archive.


The Persistence Of Open Access Electronic Journals, Elizabeth A. Lightfoot Jan 2016

The Persistence Of Open Access Electronic Journals, Elizabeth A. Lightfoot

Works of the FIU Libraries

Purpose – Open access (OA) electronic journals have been identified as potentially at risk of loss without more coordinated preservation efforts. The purpose of this paper is to test the current availability of OA electronic journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Design/methodology/approach – Using publicly available journal metadata downloaded from DOAJ, individual journal URLs were tested for validity and accessibility using a Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications macro.

Findings – Initial results showed 69.51% of the URLs tested returned a successful HTTP status code. The remainder of the URLs returned codes that indicated redirection or ...


Between The Graduate School And Cataloging: How A Digital Collections Center Contributes Quality To The Etd Process, Kelley F. Rowan Sep 2015

Between The Graduate School And Cataloging: How A Digital Collections Center Contributes Quality To The Etd Process, Kelley F. Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation was given at the 2015 USETDA (United States Electronic Theses and Dissertations Association) conference in Austin, Texas explores the history of Digital Collections Center at Florida International University and where and how it functions in the process of publishing, archiving, and promoting the university's electronic theses and dissertations. Additionally, the functionality of Digital Commons is discussed along with the use of Adobe Acrobat for creating archival quality PDFs. The final section discusses promotion techniques used via social media for increased discoverability of ETDs.


Linking Old Librarianship To New: Aligning 5-Steps Of The Innovator's Dna In Creating Thematic Discovery Systems For The Everglades, L. Bryan Cooper, Margarita Perez Martinez May 2015

Linking Old Librarianship To New: Aligning 5-Steps Of The Innovator's Dna In Creating Thematic Discovery Systems For The Everglades, L. Bryan Cooper, Margarita Perez Martinez

Works of the FIU Libraries

This poster presentation from the May 2015 Florida Library Association Conference, along with the Everglades Explorer discovery portal at http://ee.fiu.edu, demonstrates how traditional bibliographic and curatorial principles can be applied to: 1) selection, cross-walking and aggregation of metadata linking end-users to wide-spread digital resources from multiple silos; 2) harvesting of select PDFs, HTML and media for web archiving and access; 3) selection of CMS domains, sub-domains and folders for targeted searching using an API.

Choosing content for this discovery portal is comparable to past scholarly practice of creating and publishing subject bibliographies, except metadata and data are ...


Olas: Online Library Acquisitions System, Rita M. Cauce Nov 2011

Olas: Online Library Acquisitions System, Rita M. Cauce

Works of the FIU Libraries

Having trouble finding an inquiring faculty’s request because it is not in your ILS? This is no longer an issue at Florida International University (FIU) Libraries since we created OLAS (Online Library Acquisitions System), an electronic system to gather, organize, and store incoming new material requests. The implementation of OLAS was a big step towards paperless acquisitions. This session will show the previous paper intensive acquisitions workflow, and the new streamlined electronic workflow. It will demonstrate the advantages of having acquisitions processes trackable at all times online, instead of buried in a paper file. In creating OLAS, my goal ...