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Processing Priorities, Researcher Use, And Programmatic Improvement, Megan M. Mummey May 2024

Processing Priorities, Researcher Use, And Programmatic Improvement, Megan M. Mummey

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Using Description To Unify School Of Music Recordings And Programs, Treshani Perera, Ruth E. Bryan May 2024

Using Description To Unify School Of Music Recordings And Programs, Treshani Perera, Ruth E. Bryan

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Acknowledging that existing collection management practices and policies are no longer adequate takes courage. Acting on this takes time and patience. This can be especially true when tradition and inertia maintain a status quo that does not serve the interests of the collections or users. The presenters discuss their approach to unifying University of Kentucky School of Music concert recordings and programs housed in the University Archives and the Fine Arts Library. They will cover collection acquisition and description decisions, including their decision to create an archival collection guide in ArchivesSpace and a collection-level MARC record providing two access pathways …


Building A Roadmap For Web Archiving: Organizational Sustainability In An American Research University Library, Ruth E. Bryan, Emily B. Collier Apr 2024

Building A Roadmap For Web Archiving: Organizational Sustainability In An American Research University Library, Ruth E. Bryan, Emily B. Collier

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The presenters, archivists in an academic university Library, launched a web archiving program for a public university in the United States in 2018 with a three-year Archive-it contract. In the first six years of the web archiving program, we have laid the groundwork for an ongoing web archiving program through robust documentation built in anticipation of potential loss of resources, especially personnel. In this presentation, we report on a sustainability review of the program using a practical framework and a conceptual framework. The practical framework is the University of Pittsburg's Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap (https://sites.haa.pitt.edu/sustainabilityroadmap/). The conceptual framework is Kristin R. …


Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At The University Of Kentucky Libraries, Megan M. Mummey, Andrew Mcdonnell, Emily B. Collier, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth E. Bryan Apr 2024

Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At The University Of Kentucky Libraries, Megan M. Mummey, Andrew Mcdonnell, Emily B. Collier, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth E. Bryan

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Cultural heritage resources are increasingly being produced and distributed digitally yet the world of physical materials has not declined. Can you realign current resources to meet future collection needs while at the same time continuing with existing collection needs? Analog-based archival theory and practice is still relevant, but born-digital formats make acquisition, appraisal, resource allocation, collection management, and external relationships much more challenging. These challenges range from monetary and environmental costs to resource allocation to social media technology woes to campus-wide IT relationships.

In this presentation, University of Kentucky archivists share practical tips, tools, and mental frameworks to identify gaps, …


Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At The University Of Kentucky Libraries, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth E. Bryan, Megan M. Mummey, Emily B. Collier Nov 2023

Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At The University Of Kentucky Libraries, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth E. Bryan, Megan M. Mummey, Emily B. Collier

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University of Kentucky archivists share practical tips, tools, and mental frameworks to identify gaps, pitfalls, and opportunities in stewarding born-digital collections. Topics include managing a shifting digital preservation landscape, instituting comprehensive appraisal practices while considering environmental impact, curating born-digital and web-based university records, and aligning resources with future collection needs.


Uk Libraries' "Wildcat Histories:" Preserving Student Activist Social Media Content, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor C. Leigh, Emily B. Collier Jul 2023

Uk Libraries' "Wildcat Histories:" Preserving Student Activist Social Media Content, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor C. Leigh, Emily B. Collier

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In this presentation, we describe the current web archiving program at the University of Kentucky Libraries; provide an overview of the "Wildcat Histories" activist student organization social media preservation project, funded by Project STAND; discuss the technical aspects of the "Wildcat Histories" project; and the project's current status and lessons learned.


Preserving Family Artifacts, Ruth E. Bryan Jul 2023

Preserving Family Artifacts, Ruth E. Bryan

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The Casey County Library is hosting a talk about “Preserving Family Artifacts” on Saturday July 15, 2023 at 11:00 am-Noon. Anyone interested in learning how to care for important family papers, photographs, sound and film recordings, digital information, and books and Bibles are welcome to attend. Ruth E. Bryan, the University Archivist for the University of Kentucky Library’s Special Collections Research Center, will be sharing key steps to keep your family treasures safe for future generations.


Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At Ukl, Megan M. Mummey, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth Bryan, Emily Collier Jun 2023

Will Our Future Selves Thank Us? An Examination Of Born-Digital Curation Practices At Ukl, Megan M. Mummey, Sarah Dorpinghaus, Ruth Bryan, Emily Collier

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Cultural heritage resources are increasingly being produced and distributed digitally yet the world of physical materials has not declined. Analog-based archival theory and practice is still relevant, but born-digital formats make acquisition, appraisal, resource allocation, collection management, and external relationships much more challenging. During this session, four archivists and librarians from the University of Kentucky Libraries (UKL) will share their current challenges and successes working with different aspects of born-digital stewardship. They will share practical tips, tools, policies, and mental frameworks to help attendees identify gaps, pitfalls, and opportunities in digital stewardship at their own institutions. Sarah Dorpinghaus will provide …


Preservation Perseverance: Archiving Social Media Content, A University Of Kentucky/Latino Student Union Collaboration, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor C. Leigh, Emily B. Collier Jun 2023

Preservation Perseverance: Archiving Social Media Content, A University Of Kentucky/Latino Student Union Collaboration, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor C. Leigh, Emily B. Collier

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The voices of activist student leaders and organizations are crucial to preserve, whether it be in a formal archives or as part of an archiving process undertaken by individuals and groups to preserve their legacies. Increasingly, these voices are found in social media and other online and web platforms that are difficult to preserve. Wildcat Histories is a year-long, grant-funded collaboration between the University of Kentucky Libraries and the University of Kentucky Latino Student Union (LSU) to research the best technologies for (as of July 2023) and then carry out the preservation of activist student organization social media content. The …


The Archives And You: Why Your Memorabilia Matters, Ruth E. Bryan Feb 2023

The Archives And You: Why Your Memorabilia Matters, Ruth E. Bryan

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Join Ruth E. Bryan, University Archivist at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center, as she describes what archives are and how your memorabilia can contribute to historical research and scholarship.


Exhibit: Documenting The Presence Of Hispanic And Latinx Students At The University Of Kentucky, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor Leigh Dec 2022

Exhibit: Documenting The Presence Of Hispanic And Latinx Students At The University Of Kentucky, Ruth E. Bryan, Taylor Leigh

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From December 6-7, 2022, at the request of Hispanic Studies Department faculty Heather Campbell-Speltz, University Archivist Ruth Bryan and Hispanic Studies Librarian Taylor Leigh presented to students in classes SPA 211 and 208 an exhibit of items from the University Archives in the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center that document the presence of Hispanic and Latinx students at the University of Kentucky. Starting with the first student from Latin America to graduate from the Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1878 (the precursor to today’s university) and going through some of the activities of the Latino Student Union in 2022, …


About Private Tommie D. Smith Guy, Wac, Reinette F. Jones Nov 2022

About Private Tommie D. Smith Guy, Wac, Reinette F. Jones

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Tommie D. Smith [Guy], from Lexington, KY, was one of the three African American WACs who were beaten by the local police and charged with disorderly conduct for sitting in the white waiting area of the bus station in Elizabethtown, KY. The three WACs were with the 1550th Service Command Unit, WAC Section II. The three women were eventually found not guilty of any charges.


Born Digital Layer Cake: A Tiered Approach To Digital Preservation At The Ukl Scrc, Megan M. Mummey Nov 2022

Born Digital Layer Cake: A Tiered Approach To Digital Preservation At The Ukl Scrc, Megan M. Mummey

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No abstract provided.


Advocating For Higher Wages For Archival Student Workers: Or How To Stop Exploiting Your Students, Megan M. Mummey Aug 2022

Advocating For Higher Wages For Archival Student Workers: Or How To Stop Exploiting Your Students, Megan M. Mummey

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No abstract provided.


Suddenly, Everything's Online! What Do We Do Now?, Ruth E. Bryan Aug 2022

Suddenly, Everything's Online! What Do We Do Now?, Ruth E. Bryan

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In this presentation, the author, the University of Kentucky university archivist, outlines a problem with acquiring currently-created university documents and offers some initial solutions. The problem is that key university records of historical and strategic importance are being distributed or published online and not routinely transferred to the archives the way they were in the past. Unless these documents are proactively acquired by the university archives, they are likely to be lost because of the ephemeral nature of the Web. Yet, crawling or otherwise capturing dynamic and changing web platforms adds technological complexity and thus requires additional resources. Given that …


Soap Eaters & Coon Dogs… According To Kentucky Newspapers!, Reinette F. Jones, Kopana Terry Jun 2022

Soap Eaters & Coon Dogs… According To Kentucky Newspapers!, Reinette F. Jones, Kopana Terry

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Kentucky newspapers are a valuable research option with many articles about the history of the state, as well as national and international news. This presentation was brief overview of the Kentucky Newspaper Digital Program [KDNP] and its development over many years. KDNP provides patrons access to the hundreds of Kentucky newspaper titles. Many of these titles are available full-text online via the University of Kentucky Library catalog. The weekly history vignettes are based on Kentucky newspaper articles and cover a wide range of topics. They are online at the KDNP Facebook site.


Sacscoc In Libraries, Julene L. Jones, Kathleen Bell May 2022

Sacscoc In Libraries, Julene L. Jones, Kathleen Bell

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In this webinar, two Assessment Librarians describe SACSCOC Library standards 11.1-11.3 as well as the narratives and evidentiary documents they compiled for their institutions' 2022 and 2023 reaffirmation processes. Slides also available at http://www.aserl.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/SACSCOC-in-Libraries.pdf


Pivoting Standard Services For A New Remote Reality, Kopana Terry Apr 2022

Pivoting Standard Services For A New Remote Reality, Kopana Terry

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As the internet has gained popularity over the past 20 years, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries has adapted by improving search and discovery through our catalogue and content management system Spokedb, the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), and mass digitization of analogue interviews. The sudden COVID-19 Pandemic shut down the face-to-face world and forced us to quickly devise methods for our other not-so-digital services such as interviewing, accessioning, preservation, and the workflows they rely on. This presentation will explore the methods behind these adjustments and how they have become tools in …


If It’S Not In The Newspapers, Don’T Believe It!, Kopana Terry, Reinette F. Jones Jan 2022

If It’S Not In The Newspapers, Don’T Believe It!, Kopana Terry, Reinette F. Jones

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Kentucky newspapers are a major asset for historical research and genealogical work. They hold the treasures not found in any other resource and are a great educational tool for all ages. We will share with the audience how the Kentucky Digital Newspaper Program (KDNP) came to exist in its present form, who uses it, and why it is free to all who have internet service. Added to that, will be the overview of why so much local African American history can be found in the newspapers, and how the newspapers have been a vital resource in the development of the …


A Survey Of Surveys: Developing A Survey Strategy For Your Library Using Standardized And/Or Local Instruments, Anita R. Hall, Julene L. Jones Nov 2021

A Survey Of Surveys: Developing A Survey Strategy For Your Library Using Standardized And/Or Local Instruments, Anita R. Hall, Julene L. Jones

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How can librarians decide on a survey strategy for their library, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of standardized survey instruments versus locally-developed instruments? Come hear how two Kentucky libraries have implemented both types of surveys and what conclusions we drew from the results: both about the surveys and about our users.


Findings About Our Library Surveys: Universities Of Louisville And Kentucky’S User Surveys, Julene L. Jones, Anita R. Hall Nov 2021

Findings About Our Library Surveys: Universities Of Louisville And Kentucky’S User Surveys, Julene L. Jones, Anita R. Hall

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Academic library survey strategies may include implementing standardized and locally-developed survey instruments as part of assessment activities. Standardized instruments such as LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL, Ithaka S+R surveys, and others are widely used and offer many advantages such as robust development and testing protocols, and may offer the ability to compare data with other institutions who use these instruments. Locally-developed survey instruments, on the other hand, offer the ability to customize instruments with reduced cost and increased institutional specificity. Libraries should evaluate the benefits of each survey type in order to create a strategy that best meets their needs.


A Year Of Progress: Publishers And Libraries Collaborating In Crisis Times And Planting The Seeds For Sustainable Ecosystems, Brittany Haynes, Antje Mays Nov 2021

A Year Of Progress: Publishers And Libraries Collaborating In Crisis Times And Planting The Seeds For Sustainable Ecosystems, Brittany Haynes, Antje Mays

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Increasing volumes of published research, proliferating research infrastructures, the rise of the Open Access movement, flat or declining library budgets, and inflexible purchasing and licensing models have led to growing fissures in the marketplace, especially exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Crucial for sustaining research, education, inquiry, and professional development, the information ecosystem faces a sustainability crisis from these pressures. Yet, some publishers have taken an innovative stance in partnering with libraries through flexible purchasing and licensing options, various access options and benefits as ways for meeting actual content needs without forcing bundle purchases, openness to custom packages, growing and diversifying …


Refining Your Results With Alma Analytics, Julene L. Jones, Mary Ellen Willemsen Oct 2021

Refining Your Results With Alma Analytics, Julene L. Jones, Mary Ellen Willemsen

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Analyzing your data is important for all aspects of efficient library operations. We will be sharing some ideas to help you effectively gather and analyze your data using Alma Analytics. After our presentation, you will know how and why to create bins, and how to save a filter for reuse in another analysis. We will also be sharing a couple of useful yet complicated formulas that are not included in Alma documentation.


Sustaining Cross-Departmental Programmatic Change For Reparative Description At The University Of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Megan M. Mummey Aug 2021

Sustaining Cross-Departmental Programmatic Change For Reparative Description At The University Of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Megan M. Mummey

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No abstract provided.


Creating Transformative Learning Opportunities: Expanding Assessment And Centering Student Voices Through Digital Infrastructures, Jennifer Hootman, Trey Conatser May 2021

Creating Transformative Learning Opportunities: Expanding Assessment And Centering Student Voices Through Digital Infrastructures, Jennifer Hootman, Trey Conatser

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The shift to remote and hybrid learning due to COVID-19 has underscored the urgency for instructors to explore alternative assessments and center student voices. This session focuses on advancing libraries’ work promoting digital literacies with pedagogical collaboration around project-based assessments. We explore the case study of CreateUK, a web hosting initiative at the University of Kentucky Libraries designed to provide accessible online space for faculty, staff, and students to develop websites and other digital publications. Using this as a blueprint, participants will consider ways of fostering similar initiatives at their institutions that create transformative learning opportunities for students.


What’S Your Internal Learning Environment? Knowledge Management In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett May 2021

What’S Your Internal Learning Environment? Knowledge Management In Libraries, Jennifer A. Bartlett

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No abstract provided.


Measuring User Satisfaction: Uk Libraries’ Libqual+ 2020 Results, Julene L. Jones Apr 2021

Measuring User Satisfaction: Uk Libraries’ Libqual+ 2020 Results, Julene L. Jones

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No abstract provided.


Information Resources For University Of Kentucky Dei Plan, Ruth E. Bryan Mar 2021

Information Resources For University Of Kentucky Dei Plan, Ruth E. Bryan

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In this presentation, University Archivist Ruth E. Bryan discusses the various information resources available in the University of Kentucky archives and online for researching University of Kentucky, its land grant beginnings and land purchases, the laborers who constructed and maintained university buildings, and the university's growth in relation to its surrounding neighborhoods.


Beyond "Viuda De": Practical Approaches To Promoting Mexican Books Printed At Women-Owned Businesses, Taylor Leigh, Colleen Barrett Jan 2021

Beyond "Viuda De": Practical Approaches To Promoting Mexican Books Printed At Women-Owned Businesses, Taylor Leigh, Colleen Barrett

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Women print shop owners have existed for much longer than most people realize; the first examples in Mexico date to the seventeenth century. Unfortunately, these texts are not always clearly described in a way that is findable beyond searching “viuda de.” Though many title-pages describe their businesses in terms of being a widow of their husband, these business owners deserve credit for their entrepreneurial efforts and should be findable in their own right. This poster would highlight the strategies and steps taken by a Hispanic Studies Librarian and a Rare Books Librarian to better promote these types of works held …


Business Models For Post-Crisis Information Ecosystems, Antje Mays Nov 2020

Business Models For Post-Crisis Information Ecosystems, Antje Mays

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Since early 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted activity across business, education, research, and communities. Public health safety precautions have forced drastic reductions in economic and educational activity, resulting in widespread economic uncertainty and sizeable budget cuts. With library budgets already declining since the 2001-2002 recession following the dotcom crash and more steeply since the 2007-2009 Great Recession spawned by the financial crash, the pandemic has accelerated trends that were already underway. Libraries’ reduced purchasing power places the information ecosystem at risk of contraction in the race to contain costs.

While economic contexts and publishing forms have changed considerably. …