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Data Documentation, Analysis & Statistical Software, Sai Deng, Xiang Zhu Jun 2020

Data Documentation, Analysis & Statistical Software, Sai Deng, Xiang Zhu

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Workshop on data documentation, analysis & statistical software delivered online to the University of Central Florida (UCF)’s graduate students. This workshop is conducted by a Statistician at the College of Medicine and the Metadata Librarian at UCF. It includes five modules which focus on data basics, data documentation, dataset metadata, data analysis and statistical software. The data basics section introduces data, research data and dataset, the need for documenting and preserving research data. The data documentation and dataset metadata sections touch on researchers’ data practices and offer some general recommendations for a researcher’s research lifecycle. They also discuss documenting ...


Top 5 Ts-Centric Webinar & Virtual Conference Highlights, Rachel S. Evans Jun 2020

Top 5 Ts-Centric Webinar & Virtual Conference Highlights, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

The increase of wonderful, FREE programming being delivered virtually right now and available to audiences around the world is truly amazing. It can be overwhelming to sift through the options (especially if your inbox has exponentially exploded as mine has over the past 3 months). Take a trip back in time with me as I share below my favorite sessions that I feel offered the most valuable content to those of us in technical services positions.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and ...


Metadata-From-Home: A Digital Collections Project During Covid-19, Scott Dutkiewicz, Jessica Serrao, Charlotte Grubbs Jun 2020

Metadata-From-Home: A Digital Collections Project During Covid-19, Scott Dutkiewicz, Jessica Serrao, Charlotte Grubbs

Presentations

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shift to working from home (WFH) and online education proved a boon for digital collections. Not only can digital collections provide researchers remote access to rare and unique archival materials, but the metadata work that facilitates its discovery can be adapted to a WFH environment. At Clemson University Libraries, the metadata team facilitated a WFH project where 15 Libraries employees across two units are helping to describe a collection of over 2400 photographs. This project rose to the challenges of providing meaningful work to colleagues while working from home, empowering them to learn new ...


Freed Faces, Our Past Americans: Collaborations To Create, Digitize And Describe The “Former Slaves In Freedom” Collection, Gayle Porter Jun 2020

Freed Faces, Our Past Americans: Collaborations To Create, Digitize And Describe The “Former Slaves In Freedom” Collection, Gayle Porter

Collaborative Librarianship

The Chicago State University (CSU) Archives collaborated with the International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry (ISDSA), a Chicago-based lineage society, to digitize, describe, and make accessible online a collection of 359 private historic photographs of formerly enslaved African Americans, and 90+ brief family histories, submitted by descendants. This case study describes the benefits, processes, and challenges of this unique, unfinished collaborative project. The study also describes: 1. Creative, flexible approaches to collaborative digital projects by an academic institution and a community organization; 2. Balancing cataloging/metadata standards while respecting a curator’s goals for the collection.


Got Metadata In Your Future? Lessons Learned From Describing A Unique Image Collection, Scott Dutkiewicz, Jessica Serrao, Charlotte Grubbs Jun 2020

Got Metadata In Your Future? Lessons Learned From Describing A Unique Image Collection, Scott Dutkiewicz, Jessica Serrao, Charlotte Grubbs

Presentations

This practical session covers how Clemson University Libraries’ metadata team describes their largest digital collection of historical images. It focuses on what the team has learned from this project thus far. This includes developing workflows and strategies for describing images, creating and using a controlled vocabulary of local headings, and leveraging expertise across the libraries to streamline metadata creation. The team walks through the metadata management tool CollectiveAccess, shares image examples from the collection, and discusses the benefits of metadata documentation. The team concludes with challenges they still face, such as selecting appropriate subject headings, managing entities, and describing images ...


The Library Has Infinite Streaming Content, But Are Users Infinitely Content? The Library Catalog Vs. Vendor Platform Discovery, Jian Wang, Elsa Loftis Jun 2020

The Library Has Infinite Streaming Content, But Are Users Infinitely Content? The Library Catalog Vs. Vendor Platform Discovery, Jian Wang, Elsa Loftis

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

Despite the widespread adoption of streaming video by academic libraries, there has been little discussion about how video content is discovered and accessed through the library catalog as compared to vendor platforms. This article explores the current status of video resources in the library catalog to better understand how users find and access streaming content. MARC records were evaluated, and searches were performed to gauge issues related to metadata quality and its impact on discovery. The study reveals new trends in how users access streaming content for teaching, learning, and research.


Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon May 2020

Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

On the one-year anniversary of the CCU Digital Commons repository the organization of the Collections / Communities.html page was reviewed to gauge the need for revisions. Over 100 Digital Commons sites were examined to see how other repository managers organized their Collections pages. Top-level communities were coded into Community Types and were analyzed to surface trends in current practice. This presentation reviews trends in practice that emerged during research, as well as some of the best practices that were identified, including planning, iteration, labeling, limiting jargon, and finding a balance with top-level and nested content. Suggestions for improvement are given ...


Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder May 2020

Research Publications In Web Of Science Shift From Bitcoin To Blockchain, With Focus On Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, And Business Economics, Megan Price, Greta Snyder

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo May 2020

Online Community For Librarian Researchers: Experience Of Academic Librarians, Lili Luo

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Student Research Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Student Reseach Journal May 2020

Student Research Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Student Reseach Journal

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French May 2020

To Discovery And Beyond: Using Workflow Automation As An Opportunity For Collaboration And Education, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

This poster describes a project to automate portions of JMU Libraries' workflow for distributing Special Collections finding aids to various discovery platforms. Through the development of a custom Python app called Spaceport, we were able to greatly improve the efficiency and sustainability of this process while also providing a more consistent discovery experience for our patrons. The project also had broad impacts in other areas. Our incremental and collaborative approach provided space for professional development related to the project, supported evolving project goals and the process of adapting to the new workflow, and strengthened relationships between departments. In addition to ...


Poetry, Sort Of: My Experience Using Library Of Congress Subject Headings And The Supplemental List Of Seventh-Day Adventist Subject Headings, Daniel J. Drazen Apr 2020

Poetry, Sort Of: My Experience Using Library Of Congress Subject Headings And The Supplemental List Of Seventh-Day Adventist Subject Headings, Daniel J. Drazen

Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives

The Library of Congress Subject Headings, for all its seeming comprehension, has not always been up to the task of covering Seventh-day Adventist subject matter better than the Supplementary List of Subject Headings published by the Loma Linda University Libraries as used by the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index. More important, there has been, and continues to be, a need to coin new terms as they are needed. To rely primarily on one source for assigning index terms, however comprehensive it might seem generally, is too inflexible a strategy to be realistic. Relying on both the LCSH and the SLSH is ...


Power Projects For Quarantined Librarians, Rachel S. Evans Apr 2020

Power Projects For Quarantined Librarians, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Some of us are approaching the two month mark of our library's closure to the public. Though it has definitely had ups and downs, I have found it has helped me better carve out time for professional development activities, dedicate more of my day to clean-up projects I have just not had time to follow through on, and even start new projects with the help of colleagues who found themselves needing a little more to do from home. I hope this post will elaborate on that topic to give specific project examples for those working in collection services, technical ...


My Internship At Freeman's Auction, Abigail Krasutsky Apr 2020

My Internship At Freeman's Auction, Abigail Krasutsky

Art and Art History Presentations

In this presentation I will go through a typical day at my internship at Freeman's Auction in Philadelphia, along with some of the projects I was involved in. I describe the process of some of the things I learned and how this affected my career search after I graduate from college.


Kbart Phase Iii Update, Andrée Rathemacher, Nettie Lagace Apr 2020

Kbart Phase Iii Update, Andrée Rathemacher, Nettie Lagace

Technical Services Faculty Presentations

Conference presentation, "KBART Phase III Update," presented at the 2020 New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Annual Spring Conference, Under Pressure: Coping with New Realities in Technical Services on April 17, 2020. The conference took place online due to COVID-19.

Session 1D

KBART Phase III Update

KBART, a NISO Recommended Practice, enables the standardized transfer of data between content providers and knowledge bases, facilitating the efficient management of a library’s electronic resources. This session will provide an overview of the changes planned for KBART Phase III, which will clarify current recommendations, revise the KBART endorsement process, add support for ...


Uk Libraries: Your Partner In Data Management, Data Sharing, And Data Preservation, Lauren E. Robinson, Adrian K. Ho Apr 2020

Uk Libraries: Your Partner In Data Management, Data Sharing, And Data Preservation, Lauren E. Robinson, Adrian K. Ho

Library Presentations

This presentation:

  • Defines Data
  • Discusses why research data management (RDM) is important
  • Discusses the Data Lifecycle and RDM Tools
  • Discusses how UK Libraries can help with RDM


Increasing Access To Web Archives: Archive-It And The Discovery Layer, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler Apr 2020

Increasing Access To Web Archives: Archive-It And The Discovery Layer, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler

Marian Library Faculty Publications

Effective collaboration between archives and technical services increases the discoverability of special collection materials. Archivists at the University of Dayton had been using Archive-It to collect websites for a few years, but the information was isolated in a separate platform and wasn’t effectively marketed to users. Working together, the team of archivists and technical services librarians incorporated the website collections into the discovery layer. Metadata was added at the seed level and indexed on a single, user-friendly platform, with statistics gathered after promotion.


Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2020, Musselman Library Apr 2020

Friends Of Musselman Library Newsletter Spring 2020, Musselman Library

Friends of Musselman Library Newsletter

From the Dean (Robin Wagner)

Library News

  • Mini-Golf
  • Get Acquainted Day
  • Edible Books Festival Moves Online! (Kim Longfellow '16)

What do librarians do when a campus suddenly closes? (Janelle Wertzberger)

Blotchy Scribblings and Spider-like Initials (Jim Ramos, Carolyn Sautter)

Boxed Belongings (Natalie Hinton)

Notes from the Field (Kerri Odess-Harnish)

Who is helping you via email, chat & text with those questions? Our awesome librarians & sometimes their pets! (Kevin Moore)

ZOOM: Teaching Moves Online (Kevin Moore, Mallory Jallas, Clint Baugess)

Vietnam (Devin McKinney)

Quarantined on Campus (Betsy Bein, Chakriya Ou, ’23, Dung Doan, ’23, Precious Ozoh, ’20)

Conservation in the Age of ...


Georgia Library Association - Technical Services Interest Group, Linh Uong, Rachel Evans, Rebecca Hunnicutt Apr 2020

Georgia Library Association - Technical Services Interest Group, Linh Uong, Rachel Evans, Rebecca Hunnicutt

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita Apr 2020

News - Digital Library Of Georgia, Mandy L. Mastrovita

Georgia Library Quarterly

News from the Digital Library of Georgia from February-April 2020


Review Of Ethical Questions In Name Authority Control, Itza A. Carbajal Feb 2020

Review Of Ethical Questions In Name Authority Control, Itza A. Carbajal

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control is a new and thoughtful addition to the metadata and cataloging field of study and practice. Consisting of eighteen essays written by a number of libraries, archives, and information scholars, this edited volume investigates and responds to a number of ethical questions regarding name authority control.These include topics such as the privacy of the creator, use of geographic names for contested lands, critique of the use of gender in authority control systems, as well as considerations around multilingualism, to name a few. While the title mostly appeals to a particular field of work ...


Secrets Of The Save File: Using Connexion And Microsoft Access For Efficient Batch Cataloging Projects, Rebecca B. French Feb 2020

Secrets Of The Save File: Using Connexion And Microsoft Access For Efficient Batch Cataloging Projects, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

Have you ever wished you could limit your Connexion batch search results to the one OCLC record with the most holdings? Or hoped for a way to confidently match those search results to existing metadata from your ILS without handling each record one by one? These tasks and more are all possible by working directly with the Microsoft Access database underlying Connexion's local save file. In this presentation, I will share how our library used this functionality in a workflow for efficiently cataloging a gift collection of jazz LPs. I will describe features of the local save file database ...


Richardson Collection Of Toy And Movable Books, Cindy Cline, Katie Caton, Alyssa Coon Feb 2020

Richardson Collection Of Toy And Movable Books, Cindy Cline, Katie Caton, Alyssa Coon

Library Presentations

This presentation will focus on the Richardson Collection of Movable Books, including: what are movable books, how is the collection processed, and review different fields in the bibliographical records. We will also provide a preview of our new LibGuide for the collection.


Small Steps Make Giant Leaps: An Incremental Approach To Technical Services Workflow Automation, Rebecca B. French Feb 2020

Small Steps Make Giant Leaps: An Incremental Approach To Technical Services Workflow Automation, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

James Madison University Libraries' workflow for distributing its Special Collections finding aids to various discovery platforms historically involved a significant amount of manual data entry and hand-encoding. Through a series of small steps, we have been gradually improving this process by automating select tasks. I will share different iterations of our workflow, the automated solutions we've put into place, and the tools and technologies used, including XSLTs, APIs, and Spaceport, a custom Python app. As evidenced through the efficiencies, staff excitement, and other benefits we've observed, automation has transformed a previously tedious process while also facilitating the completion ...


Apps For Actionable Workflows: Tools To Stay In The Loop And On Top Of Tasks, Rachel S. Evans Feb 2020

Apps For Actionable Workflows: Tools To Stay In The Loop And On Top Of Tasks, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

No matter what member of the team you are or what type of library you are in - be it electronic resources manager, cataloger, head of acquisitions, ILS or systems administrator, or even repository coordinator - getting things done and meeting goals depends largely on how you communicate with one another and how you handle your time. Meeting goals and deadlines on both big and small projects in addition to your personal tasks can be achieved less painfully by making effective use of a few on point tools. This session will use the presenter's preferred platforms to show specific examples of ...


Data Documentation, Databases & Statistical Software, Sai Deng, Xiang Zhu Feb 2020

Data Documentation, Databases & Statistical Software, Sai Deng, Xiang Zhu

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Workshop on data documentation, databases & statistical software delivered at the University of Central Florida’s Graduate Student Center. “Join a Statistician and a Metadata Librarian for an introduction to data documentation, databases and statistical software. Learn about research data, datasets and data documentation for data sharing, re-use and long-term preservation. This session introduces best practices and recommendations for documenting and analyzing research data. Moreover, it includes real-world examples and a discussion of data tools for data documentation and analysis, such as NVivo for qualitative data and SPSS/SAS/STATA/R for quantitative data.”


The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman Feb 2020

The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Lauren Kehoe and Jenna Freedman have been working on the Zine Union Catalog, aka ZineCat or ZUC, since their Introduction to Digital Humanities course in Spring, 2017: MALS 75500, Digital Humanities Methods and Practices. ZineCat is the home of a union catalog dedicated to zines. A union catalog is a resource where libraries and other cultural institutions that collect materials can share cataloging and holdings information from their individual collections. The most familiar union catalog is probably WorldCat which is used to locate books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and other materials in the world’s libraries. ZineCat facilitates researchers' discovery of ...


2020 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch Jan 2020

2020 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch

State of the Library

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget & Library staffing
  • Mission, Vision, Values

Lev Rickards, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Scholarly Communication & Open Access
  • Archives & Special Collections

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Instruction & Assessment
  • Space & Access


Worldviews, Term Circles, Linked Data, F. Tim Knight Jan 2020

Worldviews, Term Circles, Linked Data, F. Tim Knight

Librarian Publications & Presentations

The CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Report advises that libraries address “structural biases” in knowledge organization. This session explores the effects a Western worldview has on our ability to successfully “integrate Indigenous epistemologies” and decolonize our approaches to knowledge organization, the need for respectful consultation with Indigenous communities, and linked data as a way forward. This session features Camille Callison, Anne Carr-Wiggin and F. Tim Knight and is one of several sessions at OLA SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.


Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans Jan 2020

Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Evans shared the process and learning takeaways from a recent project, comparing and cleaning up the data in both a repository and library catalog for items from a single collection. This post discusses the need for knowing how to pull good lists and the benefits of solid control fields in the data from multiple different systems. It also shared candidly the challenges one faces when fixing errors and attempting to make fields more consistent for platforms with very different records and standards.

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