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Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse 2017 Seton Hall University

Safeguarding For The Future: Managing Born-Digital Collections In Museums, Kimberly Kruse

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Over the past few decades, advancements in technology have changed society entirely. Every bit of information about world news, popular culture, and art is just a tap of a touchscreen away. So many aspects of the contemporary world have become digitized so that it was only a matter of time before museums would have to face the issue of born-digital media in their collections. From videos to web-based art, museums have to tackle how to save this new form of cultural heritage. Museums have to do so now before it gets lost forever. The challenge of born-digital objects lies in ...


Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, WKU Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Ua52/1 Out Of The Box, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about WKU Archives and the records management program.


When Archives And Libraries Collaborate: One Institution Benefiting Another, Shannon Smith, Scott Reeves 2017 James R. Crumley Jr. Archives

When Archives And Libraries Collaborate: One Institution Benefiting Another, Shannon Smith, Scott Reeves

South Carolina Libraries

This article explores the transferal of a historic library of books known as the Salzburger Collection, and the collaboration which resulted from this transferal between a library and archives.


Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser 2017 CSIRO Mineral Resources

Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Within the earth sciences the curation and sharing of geo-samples is crucial to supporting reproducible research, in addition to extending the use of the samples in new research, and saving costs by avoiding sample loss and duplicating sampling activities. In the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), researchers gather various geo-samples as part of their field studies and collaborative projects. The diversity of the samples and their unsystematic management led ambiguous sample numbers, incomplete sample descriptions, and difficulties in finding the samples and their related data. These problems are also found in universities, research institutes and government agencies, which ...


Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D. 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Connecting Volume 6, Issue 1, Stacy Creel, Ph.D., Teresa S. Welsh, Ph.D.

SLIS Connecting

SLIS Connecting Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring/Summer 2017)


Public Libraries And The Economically Disadvantaged: A Bibliometric Assessment Of Published Research, 1996-2016, Scott A. Manganello 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Public Libraries And The Economically Disadvantaged: A Bibliometric Assessment Of Published Research, 1996-2016, Scott A. Manganello

SLIS Connecting

One of the greatest challenges that American public libraries have faced is serving the disadvantaged and homeless population. This research project analyzed publication trends in LIS literature from the past 20 years pertaining to research related to public libraries and the economically disadvantaged, specifically publication trend over time, core journals, most prolific lead authors, and focus of the studies.


African American Archival Resources: Representation In North Carolina, South Carolina, And Georgia, Tekla Ali Johnson 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

African American Archival Resources: Representation In North Carolina, South Carolina, And Georgia, Tekla Ali Johnson

SLIS Connecting

The breadth, scope, security, evaluation, and preservation of African American archival resources in the United States are all understudied. Moreover, the scope and contents of the majority of African American resources are likely unknown. The purpose of this study was to compile a record of collections holding primary resources on African Americans to conducting research on African American Archival Resources in three states, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.


Gender Roles And Gender Stereotypes In Four Newbery Award-Winning Books, Alex Paige Brower 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Gender Roles And Gender Stereotypes In Four Newbery Award-Winning Books, Alex Paige Brower

SLIS Connecting

As gender equality has become a more prominent issue and men and women have become more equal, one would expect this change to be reflected in children’s literature. This study examines four Newbery-Award winning books to determine if this change is apparent.


Emerging Roles: Academic Libraries Crossing The Digital Divide, Kenneth Angell 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Emerging Roles: Academic Libraries Crossing The Digital Divide, Kenneth Angell

SLIS Connecting

For every advance of information and communication technology in the 20thand 21st centuries, there has been gap between those who can readily adopt and benefit from it and those who cannot. As higher education becomes increasingly enmeshed in Internet-based learning, academic libraries will need to maintain and even increase digital literacy and fluency instruction in spite of presumed reduced need. Furthermore, academic libraries themselves will need to examine their own status in the divide.


Student Associations: News And Events, USM School of Library and Information Science 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Associations: News And Events, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and events from SLIS student associations: Library and Information Science Students Association (LISSA) and Southern Miss Student Archivists (SMSA).


From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, USM School of Library and Information Science 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

From The Gas: Congratulations, Publications, Presentations, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and congratulations from SLIS Graduate Assistants for student, alum, and faculty accomplishments, publications, and presentations.


Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Courses, USM School of Library and Information Science 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Spotlights: Faculty, Alum, And Courses, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

Spotlighting SLIS faculty Dr. Chris Cunningham, SLIS alumna Tamara Nelson, Information Science courses and British Studies.


Slis Director's Update, USM School of Library and Information Science 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Slis Director's Update, Usm School Of Library And Information Science

SLIS Connecting

News and updates from Southern MIss School of Library and Information Science Director, Dr. Teresa Welsh.


Open-Source Opens Doors: A Case Study On Extending Archivesspace Code At Unlv Libraries, Cyndi Shein, Carol Ou, Karla Irwin, Carlos Lemus 2017 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries

Open-Source Opens Doors: A Case Study On Extending Archivesspace Code At Unlv Libraries, Cyndi Shein, Carol Ou, Karla Irwin, Carlos Lemus

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries is in its third year of implementing the open-source archival collection management application ArchivesSpace, and is sharing UNLV-developed code that extends ArchivesSpace’s built-in functions. The case study demonstrates how adopting and building upon community-created code and developing original local code is improving critical workflows that support creating collection descriptions, cleaning up metadata, and disseminating finding aids that are easier for researchers to comprehend. UNLV discusses how using an open-source application has opened up opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration, moving UNLV further down the path toward full implementation and closer to the goal ...


Two Repositories, One Strategy: Building Digital Collections, Heidi J. Southworth 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Two Repositories, One Strategy: Building Digital Collections, Heidi J. Southworth

Heidi Southworth

In 2014, Library Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato launched Cornerstone, an institutional repository using the bepress Digital Commons® platform. In the same year, the Archives and Preservation Area within Library Services launched a new, hosted platform for their digital collections, ARCH, utilizing the open source software Islandora. In this paper, we will discuss our decision to create not one but two digital collections on separate platforms and the strategies that we embraced to develop, market, and move both repositories forward.


Guidelines - Metadata Review For Research Data, James Roger Weaver 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Guidelines - Metadata Review For Research Data, James Roger Weaver

Scholars' Mine - Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and usability of metadata for research datasets ingested into our institutional repository (Scholars’ Mine).


Research Data Management Policy, James Roger Weaver 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Research Data Management Policy, James Roger Weaver

Scholars' Mine - Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

This policy is a set of guidelines for the digital preservation of research data, from which procedures can be developed with confidence that they meet accepted standards, effectively use resources, and support the mission and goals of the Library. Objectives of this policy are to:

  • Describe the challenges associated with the digital preservation of research data.
  • Explain the necessity of a research data management policy.
  • Outline the principles on which the digital preservation of research data are based.
  • State the scope of digital research data preservation activities, including sources and types of digital content that will be preserved.
  • Define the ...


Policy - Scholars' Mine Digital Preservation, James Roger Weaver 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Policy - Scholars' Mine Digital Preservation, James Roger Weaver

Scholars' Mine - Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

This policy is a set of guidelines for digital preservation, from which procedures can be developed with confidence that they meet accepted standards, effectively use resources, and support the mission and goals of the Library. Objectives of this policy are to:

  • Describe the challenges associated with digital preservation.
  • Explain the necessity of a digital preservation policy.
  • Outline the principles on which digital preservation actions are based.
  • State the scope of digital preservation activities, including sources and types of digital content that will be preserved.
  • Define the strategies that will be performed to ensure the long-term preservation of digital resources.
  • Identify ...


Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Fall 2017 Report On "Portrait Of A Collector", Meg Miner

Meg Miner

The four final products (a collection of interviews with people who knew Myers, two essays, and one peer reviewed article) comprised in the 2016 sabbatical project on Minor Myers, jr. are described here. An explanation of works planned but not completed is also available.


Failure As Process: Interrogating Disaster, Loss, And Recovery In Digital Preservation, Carly Dearborn, Sam Meister 2017 Educopia

Failure As Process: Interrogating Disaster, Loss, And Recovery In Digital Preservation, Carly Dearborn, Sam Meister

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Disaster, loss, and failure preoccupy the minds of many digital preservation professionals and yet, despite the prominence of digital disaster planning guidelines which seem to anticipate failure, there is limited discussion of experience with preservation system or network failures, which are often framed as inevitable in digital preservation. Despite this framing, negative perceptions of failure influence the digital preservation discourse by associating failure with poor planning, unreliability, and untrustworthiness on the part of institutions. This article will interrogate the issue of failure within the digital preservation field and consider the need for more conversations around network failure and recovery. The ...


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