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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 ...


The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale 2017 Washington University in St Louis

The Current State Of Meta-Repositories For Data, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale

University Libraries Publications

No abstract provided.


Alcts Youtube Channel, Lisa Romano 2017 Selected Works

Alcts Youtube Channel, Lisa Romano

Lisa Romano

Web site review for the ALCTS YouTube Channel, which features free training webinars from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).


H16-1915. Neckers, Douglas C. Papers, N.D., 1965-[Ongoing]. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College 2017 Hope College

H16-1915. Neckers, Douglas C. Papers, N.D., 1965-[Ongoing]. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Douglas Neckers is a photochemical scientist who has had a long career in science. He is retired as the McMaster Distinguished Research Professor emeritus from Bowling Green State University, where he established the Center for Photochemical Sciences, and is currently chief executive officer of Spectra Group Inc. Ltd., a photochemical sciences company that he founded. After completing his doctorate in organic chemistry at the University of Kansas, Neckers returned to Hope as a member of the faculty from 1964 to 1971, leading an active research program involving students in addition to teaching. He subsequently taught and conducted research at the ...


P06. The Western Archive Of Dialects And Languages, Michael Iannozzi 2017 Western University

P06. The Western Archive Of Dialects And Languages, Michael Iannozzi

Western Research Forum

Traditionally, once fieldwork in a community was complete, the researcher left, and the participants never saw what became of those recordings and digitized materials. The Western Archive of Dialects and Languages (WADL) is a new project between the author and Western Libraries to ensure that the community of research directly benefits from sharing their stories, materials, and time.

The materials, dialect, and stories are preserved in a permanent and accessible, online archive. This ensures that future generations, wherever they live, will be able to access the heritage and history their family members shared with researchers.

I have already digitized, and ...


Grand Valley Preserves Life's Work Of Author, Grand Valley State University Libraries 2017 Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley Preserves Life's Work Of Author, Grand Valley State University Libraries

Off the Shelf

No abstract provided.


What Are Archives?, Ruth E. Bryan 2017 University of Kentucky

What Are Archives?, Ruth E. Bryan

Library Presentations

This presentation summarizes what archives are, what archivists do, how one becomes an archivist in the United States, why archives matter, the differences and similarities among archives, libraries, and museums, and what's in a Special Collections Research Center


March 2017, Volume 13, Number 1, Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections 2017 Winthrop University

March 2017, Volume 13, Number 1, Winthrop University Archives And Special Collections

Retrospect: News from the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University

No abstract provided.


Making Shared Print Management Happen: A Project Of Five Canadian Academic Libraries, Tony Horava, Harriet Rykse, Anne Smithers, Caitlin Tillman, Wade Wyckoff 2017 University of Ottawa

Making Shared Print Management Happen: A Project Of Five Canadian Academic Libraries, Tony Horava, Harriet Rykse, Anne Smithers, Caitlin Tillman, Wade Wyckoff

Western Libraries Publications

Five academic libraries in Ontario (Canada) are collaborating in a shared last print copy repository project. The project, called Keep@Downsview, aims to consolidate and rationalize low-use print materials held by the partner libraries and ensure long-term preservation of these important scholarly materials in Ontario, while still providing access via document delivery and ILL. In doing so, each of the partner institutions demonstrates its commitment to the stewardship of print collections for future generations while repurposing valuable space on campus. This paper describes the background, rationale, challenges, and lessons learned for this unique Canadian project that leveraged funding from the ...


Digivengers: Digital Preservation In Progress, Heidi J. Southworth, Jamie Dalbey, Anne Stenzel 2017 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Digivengers: Digital Preservation In Progress, Heidi J. Southworth, Jamie Dalbey, Anne Stenzel

Jamie Dalbey

For the past ten years, the Archives and Preservation Unit at Minnesota State University, Mankato has been working with digital collections, but we lacked a formal digital preservation plan until the DigiVengers came to save the day. A small but mighty group, the DigiVengers used their super powers to draft a digital preservation plan using various magical gizmos, thing-ma-bobs, doohickeys, and extra-sensory perception gleaned from trial and error. The DigiVengers utilized lessons from conferences and training to harness the power of preservation. We don’t know our final destination yet, but join us as we share our journey with you ...


Ux In Oregon Libraries, 2017 Pacific University

Ux In Oregon Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue of OLA Quarterly is about the state of user experience efforts in Oregon. This collection of excellent articles not only emphasizes the importance of including the users in the design process, but they also stress the importance of actually including users at all! After reading these submissions, I hope that you will see that Oregon libraries value the opinions of their users and are user focused.

In recent years, UX research has become more commonplace in libraries across the country. This is a good thing. The downside is that UX has become synonymous with the user interface. However ...


Volume 22 Issue 3 Table Of Contents, 2017 Pacific University

Volume 22 Issue 3 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 22 Issue 3 Introduction, Joe J. Marquez 2017 Reed College

Volume 22 Issue 3 Introduction, Joe J. Marquez

OLA Quarterly

In recent years, UX research has become more commonplace in libraries across the country. This is a good thing. The downside is that UX has become synonymous with the user interface. However, the user experience is more than just a human-computer interaction. The user’s experience encompasses the whole experience a user has with the library, whether that be while searching the library catalog for a book, retrieving the book from the stacks, or checking the book out. The user experience is not a single interaction, but rather a series of micro interactions. As a user moves across “interfaces,” she ...


Rethinking Shelving: Making Your Children’S Collections User-Friendly, Steven Engelfried 2017 Wilsonville Public Library

Rethinking Shelving: Making Your Children’S Collections User-Friendly, Steven Engelfried

OLA Quarterly

It was the princesses that did it. About five years ago it seemed like every day a different little girl would come up to the children’s desk and want help finding picture books about princesses. I could do pretty well with trucks and trains because I knew enough books by author and could jump from Barton to Crews to McMullen until I found one. But I only knew a few princess books, and they were always checked out. And that was the final straw that led us to create our “Picture Book Topics” section. Soon we had a new ...


Want To Make Your Website Better? Ask A Librarian., Crystal Trice 2017 Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Want To Make Your Website Better? Ask A Librarian., Crystal Trice

OLA Quarterly

Raise your hand if you have served on a committee in your library. If your hand isn’t raised, just give it some time … libraries definitely like committee work. For instance, I recently had the opportunity to work with a committee consisting mostly of librarians. When the committee’s goals were accomplished, my non-librarian coworker commented that “Librarians sure have a lot of opinions.”

Since this article is about usability testing, and is written by and for librarians, let’s test his hypothesis. Let’s also test a few other hypotheses about librarians while we’re at it. (Disclaimer: In ...


Design Thinking In Action: Changing The Public Service Model, Stephanie Chase 2017 Hillsboro Public Library

Design Thinking In Action: Changing The Public Service Model, Stephanie Chase

OLA Quarterly

While the concept of design thinking is not new, in the past several years, it has emerged as a concept of interest for libraries, placed firmly in our sights through a high-profile collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and DOKK1 in Aarhus, Denmark, supported by the Gates Foundation.

Design thinking—or human-centered design, as it is also known—is most closely associated with design consultancy firm IDEO, and is simply a method of creative problem solving that starts with reaching a goal, rather than a solving a problem, in mind.

For the Hillsboro Public Library, our intention was to use ...


How Do Undergraduates Research? A User Experience Experience, Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen 2017 Oregon Institute of Technology

How Do Undergraduates Research? A User Experience Experience, Aja Bettencourt-Mccarthy, Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

OLA Quarterly

In 2010, the Oregon Tech Library moved to a new campus-wide content management system. This change, and the popularization of products such as LibGuides and Library a la Carte, inspired Oregon Tech librarians to develop new subject guides. As a means of participating in the new system and of saving money, the library created a subject guide format to be used on the web content management system, Sitefinity. The guide format was designed by a committee with librarian and library staff input, but without assistance from students— the target audience. As a result, the guides that were developed tended to ...


Your Personal Librarian: Connecting First-Year Students To The Library At Reed College, Erin Conor 2017 Reed College

Your Personal Librarian: Connecting First-Year Students To The Library At Reed College, Erin Conor

OLA Quarterly

Think back to your first year of college. How did you feel? Eager? Excited? Maybe also fearful, anxious about fitting in, making friends, or being successful? First-year students have a lot on their minds. It can be challenging to help them forge a meaningful connection with the library. Amidst the internal cacophony generated by the transition to college and the slew of departments and services competing for their attention when they arrive on campus, they may not realize that the library is here to help, too.

The Reed College Library has had a Personal Librarian program for our first-year students ...


My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours?, Matthew Stefanik 2017 Multnomah County Library

My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours?, Matthew Stefanik

OLA Quarterly

Many of our library patrons’ needs (account information, computer help, you know the deal ...) are easy to recognize, but what happens if we take a look beyond the obvious? What if we offered an unexpected experience? Libraries have rolled out myriad options varying from unique collection lending, makerspaces, and other innovative and inventive ideas. In that spirit, Multnomah County Library pursued a new approach to readers’ advisory: My Librarian. My Librarian is made possible by My Librarian Knows My Next Good Book, Does Yours? a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit ...


Leading The Way: Ux Irl @ Osu, Meggie Wright, Valery King 2017 Lane Community College

Leading The Way: Ux Irl @ Osu, Meggie Wright, Valery King

OLA Quarterly

Oregon State University Libraries and Press has reorganized its circulation, reference and building management services into a new department, focusing directly on the experience of library users. The Library Experience and Access Department (LEAD) was designed to meet evolving needs with access to user-focused, proactive, and flexible services and spaces that enrich learning, teaching and research. Our new organization gives us the opportunity to explore user experience in a comprehensive, holistic way that includes our physical space. In our first year, LEAD has investigated ways of evaluating and revitalizing in-person services, through signage and concierge service projects and collaboration with ...


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