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The Design Workshop Archive And Digital Collection: A Collaboration Broadening Discovery, Access And Use Of Design Materials, Cheryl D. Walters, Bradford R. Cole, Sara Skindelien, Hillary Osborne May 2012

The Design Workshop Archive And Digital Collection: A Collaboration Broadening Discovery, Access And Use Of Design Materials, Cheryl D. Walters, Bradford R. Cole, Sara Skindelien, Hillary Osborne

Cheryl D. Walters

This presentation deals with the Design Workshop Archive and Digital Collection, a collaborative project of Utah State University Libraries, the University's Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Dept. and Design Workshop, a landscape architectural firm based in Denver, Colorado. The story of this project is told from the above three perspectives. Issues discussed include evolution of protocols to assist firm principals in determining which projects and materials should be archived, strategies for handling diverse formats (obsolete through born digital), and innovative ways to broaden discovery, access and use of these design materials through digital collections and learning objects.


Mormon History Materials: Utah State University Special Collections & Archives, Cheryl D. Walters May 2011

Mormon History Materials: Utah State University Special Collections & Archives, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

The slideshow was created for the Mormon History Conference held in St. George, Utah May 26-29, 2011 at the request of Bradford Cole, Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives. I created the slideshow; he hosted it and answered questions on site.


Metadata Standards For Digital Records: Helping The Public Find The Records They Need, Cheryl D. Walters, Kayla Willey, Sandra Mcintyre Apr 2011

Metadata Standards For Digital Records: Helping The Public Find The Records They Need, Cheryl D. Walters, Kayla Willey, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Presentation explains how metadata and metadata standards can be used by records managers to make digital records more discoverable and easily accessible by their intended audience, in this case, the general public.


Reaping A Rich Harvest From Contentdm: Using Primo And A Dublin Core Application Profile, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Jun 2010

Reaping A Rich Harvest From Contentdm: Using Primo And A Dublin Core Application Profile, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Explains how Mountain West Digital LIbrary (mwdl.org) is using a new discovery platform (Primo) in tandem with a new Dublin Core Application Profile to improve search and display of digital objects. The Mountain West Digital Library is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. It provides free access to over 300,000 resources in 350 collections from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.


Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre May 2010

Dublin Core Application Profiles And The Oclc Digital Gateway: New Tools For Improving Discoverability Of Digital Collections, Cheryl D. Walters, Allyson Mower, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Discusses how some new tools such as Dublin Core application profiles and the OCLC Digital Collection Gateway can improve discoverability of digital collections.


Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott May 2010

Resource Discoverability At The Crossroads, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Liz Woolcott

Cheryl D. Walters

The Internet is changing how people find and use information. Users increasingly are discovering relevant resources outside traditional library systems and expect immediate access to resources at the point of discovery. These changes are challenging traditional thinking on how we should "catalog" and provide access to resources. Panel discussion engaged the audience in a lively discussion of discoverability, trends in user information seeking behavior, the role of librarians in information seeking and finding, and implications for library system design.


Tools For Using And Organizing Online Resources To Enhance Reference And Instruction, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie May 2010

Tools For Using And Organizing Online Resources To Enhance Reference And Instruction, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie

Cheryl D. Walters

Demonstrates free tools for tracking, organizing, and repurposing digital resources for incorporation into libguides, powerpoint presentations, and other instructional aids. Tools included: Library of Congress Annotated Resource Set, Instructional Architect, fishbone charts, and timelines.


Optimizing For Broader Discoverability: Metadata With Web Crawlers And Oai Harvesters In Mind, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Oct 2009

Optimizing For Broader Discoverability: Metadata With Web Crawlers And Oai Harvesters In Mind, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Wondering how to get your CONTENTdm resources featured more in Google, OAIster, and other web crawlers and harvesters? The Mountain West Digital Library regularly harvests nine CONTENTdm repositories in Utah and Nevada, along with two other Open Archives Initiatives (OAI) repositories. The result is a central regional index with over 270,000 records representing 1.2 million digital files, accessible via search and browse in an online portal at http://mwdl.org. Members of the MWDL's Best Practices and Standards Working Group are revising and expanding recommendations for assigning metadata in CONTENTdm collections to optimize their discovery in MWDL ...


Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie, Heather Leary Oct 2009

Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Anne Diekema, Sheri Haderlie, Heather Leary

Cheryl D. Walters

USU faculty and northern Utah K-12 teachers and library media specialists talk about how to identify and integrate digital primary sources such as photographs, letters, diaries, interviews and more into the curriculum to create engaging lessons. Digital resources such as the Library of Congress' American Memory, Mountain West Digital Library, and Utah Digital Newspapers, as well as tools for organizing the digital objects will be discussed.


Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project, Cheryl D. Walters, Phyllis Smith Jul 2009

Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project, Cheryl D. Walters, Phyllis Smith

Cheryl D. Walters

Presentation given to summer citizens' group in Logan, Utah to tell them about the Logan Historical Newspaper Transcription Project and recruit volunteer transcribers. This project entails manually correcting computer-generated transcriptions to improve discoverability of the full-text digitized versions of the predecessor to today's Herald Journal. Before becoming today's Herald Journal, Logan's newspaper had four different titles: Logan Leader (1879-1882), Utah Journal (1882-1889), Logan Journal (1889-1891), and Journal (1892-1931). This digitized collection begins in 1879 with the Logan Leader and ends in 1898 with the Journal.


Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Heather Leary Jun 2009

Using Digital Primary Sources For Teaching K-12, Cheryl D. Walters, Heather Leary

Cheryl D. Walters

This presentation was the first in a series of three exploring how digitized primary materials being used in educational settings and classroom teaching. It highlights a Utah training program for teachers that encourages integration of digitized primary sources into K-12 teaching.


Sharing Your Finding Aids In Contentdm: Encoded Archival Description (Ead) Files In Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre Jun 2009

Sharing Your Finding Aids In Contentdm: Encoded Archival Description (Ead) Files In Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters, Sandra Mcintyre

Cheryl D. Walters

Six libraries and archives from the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) consortium are using CONTENTdm to open up access to their Special Collections materials via Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. A custom script extracts 35 fields from a set of finding aids in XML and creates a tab-delimited spreadsheet for uploading them into CONTENTdm using the multiple file import option. Inside the CDM collections, thumbnails and XSLT stylesheets customize displays of finding aids for each library or archive. Automatic "x-links" within the finding aids connect to digitized photographs, correspondence, and other archival materials, where available. A central interface on ...


Tapping Utah's Scholarly Works, Cheryl D. Walters, Jeff Belliston, Allyson Mower Apr 2009

Tapping Utah's Scholarly Works, Cheryl D. Walters, Jeff Belliston, Allyson Mower

Cheryl D. Walters

Academic institutions in Utah talk about the institutional repositories (IRs) they have created to provide open access to the intellectual output of their university faculty, staff, and students. Covers platforms (Dspace, CONTENTdm, & Digital Commons), copyright, faculty outreach, collaboration on a statewide IR portal, etc.


Archival Collections In A Digital World, Cheryl D. Walters Nov 2008

Archival Collections In A Digital World, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

No abstract provided.


Digitalcommons@Usu: Opening Usu Scholarship To All, Cheryl D. Walters Nov 2008

Digitalcommons@Usu: Opening Usu Scholarship To All, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

Presentation introducing USU Library's new Institutional Repository


Digital Treasures From The Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters May 2008

Digital Treasures From The Mountain West Digital Library, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

Slideshow spotlights selections from Utah and Nevada's archival and research digital libraries as featured in the Mountain West Digital Library (http://mwdl.org). Created for looping presentation during conference venues.


Snapshot Of Digital Collections From Utah State University, Cheryl D. Walters Oct 2007

Snapshot Of Digital Collections From Utah State University, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

This powerpoint presentation was prepared for and shown at the Oct. 15, 2007 meeting of GWLA's Digital Collections Committee, held at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters Jun 2007

Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

This presentation of a digital collection created from primary archival sources owned by Utah State University accompanied a talk to K-12 history teachers about the importance and use of primary sources.


Measuring Web And Digital Library Performance, Cheryl D. Walters, Dale Larsen May 2007

Measuring Web And Digital Library Performance, Cheryl D. Walters, Dale Larsen

Cheryl D. Walters

Presentation discussed why and how to measure use of digital collections, looking at specific web analytics software including WebTrends, AWSTATS, and Google Analytics.


Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters, Steve Sturgeon Nov 2006

Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters, Steve Sturgeon

Cheryl D. Walters

This presentation to the Bear River Water Commission introduced a new digital collection of images and text resources about the Bear River Watershed in Utah and Idaho.


If Not Dc, Then Mods? A Look At The Metadata Object Description Schema, Cheryl D. Walters May 2006

If Not Dc, Then Mods? A Look At The Metadata Object Description Schema, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

No abstract provided.


Sneak Preview: Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters, Stephen Sturgeon Feb 2006

Sneak Preview: Bear River Watershed Historical Digital Collection, Cheryl D. Walters, Stephen Sturgeon

Cheryl D. Walters

Provides early look at a new digital collection assembling image and text resources about the Bear River Watershed in Utah and Idaho.


Welcome To Utah State University’S Digital Library!, Cheryl D. Walters Jan 2005

Welcome To Utah State University’S Digital Library!, Cheryl D. Walters

Cheryl D. Walters

Digital exhibit introducing Utah State University Library's new Digital Library in 2005