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Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco Oct 2018

Developing A Social Justice Mindset In Technical Services, Ione T. Damasco

Ione Damasco

These days, the words "equity," "diversity," and "inclusion" are used throughout libraries. But what do people mean when they use these words? And how do these words manifest in library technical services work? In this talk, participants explored how they can give these words real power when they frame them within a social justice mindset. The program started with an understanding of who participants are as individuals and how they fit into larger systems and structures of societal oppression. They they explored together how their work in technical services can contribute to the dismantling of those systems to ensure a …


There's A Special Library For That?, Brian Elliott, Basia Delawska-Elliott, Yael Hod, Heather Kiger, Laura Doublet, Swetta Abeyta, Will Sheppard May 2018

There's A Special Library For That?, Brian Elliott, Basia Delawska-Elliott, Yael Hod, Heather Kiger, Laura Doublet, Swetta Abeyta, Will Sheppard

Basia Delawska-Elliott, MLIS, AHIP

A presentation hosted by SLASC for an exploration of different types of libraries! We had student and alumni members representing everything from medical libraries to the Yosemite Library and beyond. Our panel included:

  • Brian Elliott – Medical Library
  • Basia Delawska-Elliott – Medical Library
  • Yael Hod – Stanford Libraries/Tech Services/Purchasing
  • Heather Kiger – Government/Yosemite Library
  • Laura Doublet – Archives/Special Collections Academic
  • Swetta Abeyta – Architecture Library/Pacific Energy Center
  • Will Sheppard – Labor/Unions Library


Challenges And Opportunities: One Academic Library, Seven Hospitals And A Consortialmove, Melanie Jolynn Mcgurr Jun 2017

Challenges And Opportunities: One Academic Library, Seven Hospitals And A Consortialmove, Melanie Jolynn Mcgurr

Dr. Melanie McGurr

This presentation explores a three-phase project that involved switching from a shared server hosted in a state consortia to a hosted service with Innovative Interfaces, along with a long overdue upgrade to Sierra. Phase I and II were the most challenging and work intensive and involved the most planning by the NEOMED staff. These challenges also brought our problem areas within the consortia to light. Throughout phase I and II, we improved our communication, stressed the importance of autonomy at the hospitals, and encouraged the staff to work directly with their IT and vendors. We created checklists for the hospitals …


Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2016

Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Materials related to a "Lightning Talk" presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, given at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference in Worcester, MA, April 12, 2013.


Oclc Worldshare Management Services: New Ways Libraries Are Efficiently Managing Cataloging And E-Resources Workflows, Josh Petrusa May 2016

Oclc Worldshare Management Services: New Ways Libraries Are Efficiently Managing Cataloging And E-Resources Workflows, Josh Petrusa

Josh Petrusa

Josh Petrusa's presentation from the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, presented June 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.


Anything Can Happen In The Zone: Library And Departmental Change Driven By Migration To A Cloud-Based Library Management System, Josh Petrusa May 2016

Anything Can Happen In The Zone: Library And Departmental Change Driven By Migration To A Cloud-Based Library Management System, Josh Petrusa

Josh Petrusa

Butler University Libraries had already made progressive changes in public services areas, but Technical Services remained unchanged and bound to legacy practices from decades past. For us, the best catalyst for change was a system migration to a cloud-based type of management system. This system migration was tied to organizational restructuring and a new strategic plan, each of which intertwined with the details of the migration project and was underpinned by thoughtful analysis of how to help employees through change. Details of the migration are discussed in relation to how they inspired departmental and organizational change through updated technology.


An Adjunct Professor's Perspectives On The Skills Lis Students Need And How Practitioners And Educators Can Collaborate To Provide Them, Robert Bothmann Nov 2015

An Adjunct Professor's Perspectives On The Skills Lis Students Need And How Practitioners And Educators Can Collaborate To Provide Them, Robert Bothmann

Bobby Bothmann

Panelists discuss what skills are needed for the next generation cataloger/metadata professional.


New England Technical Services Librarians Spring 2012 Conference: Ilibrary: Digital Futures For Libraries (May 3, 2012, Worcester, Ma), Andrée J. Rathemacher, Michael A. Cerbo Ii, Julia A. Lovett Oct 2015

New England Technical Services Librarians Spring 2012 Conference: Ilibrary: Digital Futures For Libraries (May 3, 2012, Worcester, Ma), Andrée J. Rathemacher, Michael A. Cerbo Ii, Julia A. Lovett

Julia Lovett

This report discusses the program of the 2012 New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) annual spring conference, held on Thursday, May 3 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, titled “iLibrary: Digital Futures for Libraries.” NETSL is a section of the New England Library Association and a regional group of the American Library Association.


Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher Oct 2015

Open Access Policy At The University Of Rhode Island, Julia Lovett, Andrée Rathemacher

Julia Lovett

Materials related to a "Lightning Talk" presentation on the University of Rhode Island Open Access Policy, given at the NETSL Annual Spring Conference in Worcester, MA, April 12, 2013.


Doing Things Differently In The Cloud: Streamlining Library Workflows To Maximize Efficiency, Vanessa Garofalo Sep 2015

Doing Things Differently In The Cloud: Streamlining Library Workflows To Maximize Efficiency, Vanessa Garofalo

Vanessa A Garofalo

Libraries share many common challenges including ever more complex collections, systems, and workflows, as well as increased user demand. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save library staff time and discovery solutions that meet users’ needs. Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes to perform routine tasks because of the integration between libraries, applications, partners, and data. As a result of doing things differently, libraries save staff time and money while streamlining workflows and improving efficiency. In short, cloud-based library management services like OCLC’s WorldShare Management …


The Impact Of The Implementation Of Iso 9001 On The Processes Of Central Library Of Tabriz-Iran, Soraya Ziaei, Sima Apand Aug 2015

The Impact Of The Implementation Of Iso 9001 On The Processes Of Central Library Of Tabriz-Iran, Soraya Ziaei, Sima Apand

soraya ziaei

The main purpose of the current study is to determine the amount of the effect of the implementation of ISO 9001 on the processes of collection building, technical services and dissemination of information at the Central Library of Tabriz. This study is of descriptive-survey type. The population includes all the employees who are concerned with sections related to processes at the library and active library members of Tabriz Central Library. The findings reveal that the implementation of ISO 9001 on the processes of collection building, technical services and dissemination of information at the Central Library is influential. Also, from the …


Moving The Marc: Transitioning Workflows To Target Digital Resources, Susan A. Massey Nov 2014

Moving The Marc: Transitioning Workflows To Target Digital Resources, Susan A. Massey

Susan A. Massey

Susan A. Massey, Head of Discovery Enhancement at the University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library, talks about how the UNF library Cataloging Department transitioned to a broader role supporting metadata for digital projects and loading electronic book records into their EBSCO Discovery System. Topics covered include: • Analyzing workflows to identify competencies and efficiencies • Marketing to administrators • Preparing staff for change • Making the most of technology tools • Physical space arrangement • Reorganization and reassessment


Catalogers Unite! Creating Documentation Through Collaboration, Patricia K. Falk, Elizabeth Hertenstein, Stefanie Hunker Aug 2014

Catalogers Unite! Creating Documentation Through Collaboration, Patricia K. Falk, Elizabeth Hertenstein, Stefanie Hunker

Libby Hertenstein

Recent changes have forced Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to reevaluate our documentation, workflows, and communication. There have been staff retirements, changes in staff responsibilities, and a new faculty cataloger. Additionally, BGSU is implementing a discovery layer, purchasing shelf-ready books, and adding more electronic resources. It has become apparent that documentation needs to be updated and, in many cases, created from scratch. Collaboration is critical as catalogers are currently few in number and are seeing the need to work with other departments in ways unheard of previously. The creation of a new cataloging manual is vital to the success of …


Gist: Joining Ill, Acquisitions, And Collection Development At Eku, Kelly Smith Sep 2013

Gist: Joining Ill, Acquisitions, And Collection Development At Eku, Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

For libraries who embrace patron-driven acquisitions, the workflows of ILL, Acquisitions, and Collection Development are becoming more interdependent. Workflows that are traditionally siloed in different systems impede the efficient provision of library materials. The Getting It System Toolkit for ILLiad (http://www.gistlibrary.org/) provides an elegant solution to this problem.


The Next Generation Depository Library: Addressing Public Access To Goverment Publications In The Electronic Era, James Shaw, Both Goble Jun 2013

The Next Generation Depository Library: Addressing Public Access To Goverment Publications In The Electronic Era, James Shaw, Both Goble

James B Shaw

A presentation on depository libraries discussing public access to government publications, US documents (titles) received by Criss Library at UNO, determining is being a US Depository was still worth the effort, cataloging electronic documents to maintain local access, and electronic documents (titles) cataloged by Criss Library at UNO.


Library As Open Access Publisher: An Overview For Technical Service Librarians, Adrian K. Ho, Mary Beth Thomson May 2013

Library As Open Access Publisher: An Overview For Technical Service Librarians, Adrian K. Ho, Mary Beth Thomson

Adrian K. Ho

There is a growing trend within libraries to provide publishing services in direct support of open access to scholarly communication. Technical service librarians have a long and rich history of acquiring, providing access to and preserving a variety of resources from publishers, societies, governments and individuals. This session will provide an overview of the activities, processes, rights issues, and systems involved in a library published or hosted open access journal. Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, and Mary Beth Thomson, Associate Dean for Collections, Digital Scholarship, and Technical Services for the University of Kentucky Libraries will share their experiences with …


Technical Services Assessment: Help For Navigating The Wilderness, Leslie Engelson Dec 2011

Technical Services Assessment: Help For Navigating The Wilderness, Leslie Engelson

Leslie Engelson

New programs are essential for ensuring that colleges and universities remain viable and growing institutions. New information resources are necessary for new programs, but the impact of these new programs on the technical services department in the library is often forgotten. This article attempts to quantify that impact on the technical services department at a small liberal arts university.


Incorporating Text Encoding Initiative Projects In Technical Services, Richard Wisneski May 2011

Incorporating Text Encoding Initiative Projects In Technical Services, Richard Wisneski

Richard Wisneski

Presentation on workflows and best practices in performing text encoding work in an academic library technical services department


The Crisis In Scholarly Communication, Part Ii: Internal Impacts On The Library, With A Focus On Technical Services, Hillary Corbett May 2010

The Crisis In Scholarly Communication, Part Ii: Internal Impacts On The Library, With A Focus On Technical Services, Hillary Corbett

Hillary Corbett

This article, the second in a two-part series, focuses on the roles that various library departments can and should play in the development of a robust scholarly communication program. It discusses how the crisis in scholarly communication affects different work areas and groups of staff. A whole-library approach to addressing the crisis can reveal how each department's responsibilities require management of different scholarly communication issues. The article also addresses the ways in which technical services is particularly impacted by the crisis in scholarly communication in order to provide a more in-depth analysis of how a discrete work area within the …


Supporting Name Authority Control In Xml Metadata: A Practical Approach At The University Of Tennessee, Marielle Veve Jan 2009

Supporting Name Authority Control In Xml Metadata: A Practical Approach At The University Of Tennessee, Marielle Veve

Marielle Veve

While many different endeavors to support name authority control in Extensible Markup Language (XML) metadata have been explored, none have been accepted as a best practice. For this reason, libraries continue to experiment with the schema, tool, or process that best suits their local authority control needs in XML. This paper discusses current endeavors to support name authority control in XML for digitized collections and demonstrates an innovative manual solution developed and implemented by the University of Tennessee Libraries to achieve this goal. Even though this method for authority control in XML metadata still relies on manual efforts, it effectively …