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How Granular Do You Want To Go? Analyizing Marcxml Data With Python, Rebecca Hyams May 2023

How Granular Do You Want To Go? Analyizing Marcxml Data With Python, Rebecca Hyams

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While Alma Analytics can be quite powerful, it has its limits when it comes to providing answers to complex questions about bibliographic and holdings records. For those of us that do work that includes maintaining and enhancing records, having good quality data is vital in making informed decisions on the best way forward. You may find you want to know things like which additional identifiers are present in the record to help with deduplication efforts, or how many records have a particular formatting issue that needs addressing. The data is already there in the record and can be accessed via …


Libraries And The Problem Of Digital Humanities Discovery, Roxanne Shirazi Nov 2022

Libraries And The Problem Of Digital Humanities Discovery, Roxanne Shirazi

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Why is it so hard to find digital humanities projects? While digital humanities librarians emphasize their crucial role in producing DH work as partners in developing, sustaining, and preserving digital resources, scant attention is paid to the library’s role in resource description and discovery, their contribution to disciplinary formation that goes beyond technology stacks and campus service models. This chapter explores the implications of the producer/creator model of digital humanities librarianship and imagines alternatives in which the problem of DH discovery is understood as a broader issue for academic libraries curating open access digital scholarship. By attending to the discovery …


Sas Data Curation Primer, Qiong Xu Jan 2020

Sas Data Curation Primer, Qiong Xu

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This primer was created as part of the "Specialized Data Curation" Workshop #3 held at Washington University in St. Louis, MO on November 5-6, 2019. Exploring SAS application and how researchers generated, stored, and shared their SAS data sets, this work summarized the key features of SAS data and explained how to curate SAS data in institutional data repositories. This primer can be used as a manual for research data curators or librarians to document SAS data for the purpose of data preservation and sharing.


Painless Portal Partnerships: Collaboration And Its Challenges For Small Organizations, Christine Mcevilly Jan 2017

Painless Portal Partnerships: Collaboration And Its Challenges For Small Organizations, Christine Mcevilly

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This article addresses challenges inherent in collaborative archival projects involving both large institutions and small historical societies. It identifies these unique problems and outlines potential solutions to overcome these issues. Examples are drawn from the Portal to American Jewish History project and contextualized within the professional literature on ethnic or community archives and archival collaboration. This project collected metadata from a wide range of Jewish history archives and aggregated the records in a single searchable website.


Resource Description And Access: Internationalizing, Teaching And Learning Rda Cataloging Abroad, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao Sep 2016

Resource Description And Access: Internationalizing, Teaching And Learning Rda Cataloging Abroad, Sheau-Yueh J. Chao

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This article presents the history and development of cataloging codes, an overview of the Resource Description and Access (RDA) training courses, the author’s experiences in library teaching and learning, cultural exchanges with the Chinese librarians at the National Central Library (NCL), international librarianship in cataloging, library technology and development in Taiwan as well as the National Central Library and the Library Association of China (LAC), and key findings of RDA in its development and transition, implementation, and implications.


Synchronizing Oral History Text And Speech: A Tools Overview, Robin Camille Davis Dec 2015

Synchronizing Oral History Text And Speech: A Tools Overview, Robin Camille Davis

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This article explores three tools that synchronize sound and text for online oral history collections: the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), and YouTube. A detailed description and examples are given for each. Integrating audio/video recordings and transcripts enables searching and browsing, making oral histories more accessible and approachable.


Frbr & Dedup In Cuny Onesearch, Joan Kolarik Nov 2015

Frbr & Dedup In Cuny Onesearch, Joan Kolarik

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What makes OneSearch tick? One piece is the dedup and FRBR functionality in Primo. Dedup merges duplicate records. FRBR groups similar records. Learn how metadata and catalogers can impact OneSearch results.

Presented at a LACUNY Cataloging Roundtable meeting.


Onesearch & Electronic Resources @ Cuny, Joan Kolarik Nov 2015

Onesearch & Electronic Resources @ Cuny, Joan Kolarik

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Transitioning from OPAC to Primo is an extra challenge when the catalog is full of e-books and e-resources which date from before Primo. When you're part of a large consortium and there are multiple copies of those e-resource records in the catalog, the problem is compounded.

This presentation explains, for catalogers, the strategies used at CUNY to improve e-resource results in Primo (while keeping OPAC fans happy a little longer).

* The Primo record: Aleph vs PCI

* Will an Aleph record get a View Online tab?

* Conditional proxying of 856 links in Primo

* Broken links in the …


Making Electronic Databases Functional On The Library Website: A Practical Approach, Kanu A. Nagra May 2014

Making Electronic Databases Functional On The Library Website: A Practical Approach, Kanu A. Nagra

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This paper presents a process on making electronic databases functional on the library website for on and off campus access for optimum use. It covers the steps after the price, license terms and conditions are finalized between library and vendor and the decision is made by library and subject experts to subscribe or purchase the database. The operational workflow steps can be challenging for new professionals when implementing it for the first time. The step by step approach provided in this paper is meant to help new professionals in strategic planning, organizing the structure and management of library databases provision, …


Bibframe, Europeana And Dpla: The Future Of Open Cultural Heritage?, Laura Brown, Ellie Horowitz, Emory Johnson, Meredith Powers, Sarah Quick Jan 2014

Bibframe, Europeana And Dpla: The Future Of Open Cultural Heritage?, Laura Brown, Ellie Horowitz, Emory Johnson, Meredith Powers, Sarah Quick

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This paper offers an in-depth look at current issues and challenges faced by libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions, including current trends in metadata harvesting, public access, and institutional interoperability to develop a deep understanding of the current practice and way forward for cultural heritage information access.


Positioning Library Data For The Semantic Web: Recent Developments In Resource Description, Kimmy Szeto Jan 2013

Positioning Library Data For The Semantic Web: Recent Developments In Resource Description, Kimmy Szeto

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Recent developments in resource description standards and technologies have aimed at moving cataloging practice to the web environment and making library data available for exchange and reuse on the Semantic Web. As the library community looks outward and forward, library standards and technologies are converging with Web practices in three areas: content description, data models, and data exchange. This article captures the essence of the core standards and technologies that underlie the daily work of practitioners of library service, including Resource Description and Access (RDA), Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), the Linked Data environment, Resource Description Framework (RDF), and …