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Mdc Digital Commons - Building A Student-Centered Archive, Luis Berthin 2022 Miami Dade College

Mdc Digital Commons - Building A Student-Centered Archive, Luis Berthin

Archives Day

Miami Dade College’s Digital Commons aims to be the embodiment of a student-first digital archival repository. Archives don’t tend to live at the forefront of student minds, but with the Digital Commons, we aim to include students in the archival process and give them a sense of agency and ownership in the project. The Digital Commons will exist as a database that students use for research, as well as support and help to continue growing as part of their scholastic careers.

The Digital Commons will be an open-access platform that collects, preserves, and makes accessible student undergraduate research ...


Opening A Communication Channel With The Etd Librarian, Kelley Flannery Rowan 2022 Florida International University

Opening A Communication Channel With The Etd Librarian, Kelley Flannery Rowan

Works of the FIU Libraries

This presentation will share the results of a new initiative developed by the ETD Librarian at Florida International University (FIU) to develop a personal connection between students and the ETD Librarian. The goal is threefold; to provide a personal contact and open communication channel within the library to whom students can address publishing best practices and concerns with, to better inform and engage students in the metadata process of submitting theses and dissertations, and to spur the growth of knowledge and usage of ORCID. A previous initiative that added an ORCID and a license option to the metadata fields had ...


A Case Study On A Library Classification’S Effect On Library Student Workers’ Perception On Library Work, Alyssa G. Sultanik 2022 West Coast Baptist College

A Case Study On A Library Classification’S Effect On Library Student Workers’ Perception On Library Work, Alyssa G. Sultanik

The Christian Librarian

While there are studies and resources about training and retaining student workers in an academic library, there is little research on whether the library’s collection classification can have an effect on library student workers’ perception on their work and job fulfillment. While employed at the West Coast Baptist College (WCBC) Library, library student workers developed opinions on library work in general as well as their perception on both the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and the Library of Congress Classification (LCC) while the library converted from the former to the latter. The case study found that seventy-five percent of the ...


Digital Library Of Georgia (June 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita, Donald Summerlin, Camie Williams, Deborah Hakes 2022 University of Georgia

Digital Library Of Georgia (June 2022), Mandy L. Mastrovita, Donald Summerlin, Camie Williams, Deborah Hakes

Georgia Library Quarterly

New Digital Library of Georgia collections completed in Q2 of 2022


Stephens-Ward Quilt, 1937, Archivists 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Stephens-Ward Quilt, 1937, Archivists

Guides and Finding Aids

This presentation quilt was pieced and quilted by the TEL Sunday School class of the First Baptist Church, Stephens, Arkansas. The ladies charged 10 cents per petal. Each petal bears the name of one person or one family and, in all, the quilt contains 574 names (some are repeated). The quilt was presented to Pastor Fred Hays Ward. Ward was a Southern Baptist minister. He was born in Columbia County, Arkansas, in 1885. In 1911, he married Fannie Boswell, and soon after was ordained by First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia. He graduated from Ouachita College in 1924 with an A. B ...


Working With Vanderbot To Add Multilingual Content (In English And Arabic) To Wikidata, Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts, Steve Baskauf, Iman Dagher 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Working With Vanderbot To Add Multilingual Content (In English And Arabic) To Wikidata, Anchalee Panigabutra-Roberts, Steve Baskauf, Iman Dagher

UT Libraries Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations

In this presentation Steve and Joy (Anchalee) discussed the example workflow to add both English and Arabic character sets to Wikidata using VanderBot with the input of Arabic characters by Iman. Joy also discussed data modeling in Wikidata for works of translations to support visualization in Wikidata and to provide insight into scholarly communication related to Medieval Islamic technology.


Towards Inclusive Metadata: Dei Analysis And Subjects Enhancement For Juvenile Biographies, Sai Deng 2022 University of Central Florida

Towards Inclusive Metadata: Dei Analysis And Subjects Enhancement For Juvenile Biographies, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This presentation is part of the 2022 Faculty Showcase at the University of Central Florida Libraries. It is a shortened version of “Analyzing and Enhancing Juvenile Biography Subject Headings for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” which was presented at the “Approaches to Reparative Metadata Projects” Panel hosted by the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN).

To better present the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) materials at the University of Central Florida and improve access to these materials for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), the librarians from Cataloging, CMC and Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) undertook a project to analyze the bibliographic ...


Enhancing Gender, Race And Ethnicity Subjects For Inclusive Metadata, Sai Deng, Jeanne Piascik, Peter Spyers-Duran 2022 University of Central Florida

Enhancing Gender, Race And Ethnicity Subjects For Inclusive Metadata, Sai Deng, Jeanne Piascik, Peter Spyers-Duran

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

To improve discovery of biography collections in a library and embrace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in cataloging, the librarians can audit their collections with gender, race and ethnicity of the biographees in mind. At the University of Central Florida, librarians from Cataloging, Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) and Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) analyzed a juvenile biography collection for biases, and enhanced its subject headings with the biographees’ gender, race and other information.

A rubric was designed to analyze the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and non-LCSH in bibliographic records for biographies, including the biographees’ gender, race ...


Using Wikidata To Create Knowledge Graphs For Library Collections, Sai Deng 2022 University of Central Florida

Using Wikidata To Create Knowledge Graphs For Library Collections, Sai Deng

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

As a Linked Open Data (LOD) platform for structured data, and a community-building knowledge base, Wikidata stores people, spaces, times and other entities, and their semantic relationships. Wikidata Knowledge graph is a knowledge base that illustrates entities and relationships for data discovery and integration for users. This poster will present the knowledge graphs created for digital collections at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraires, including People in Pemberton Correspondence Collection and the UCF Teachers & Researchers. Models for historical people from the Pemberton Correspondence Collection and university teachers from the Theses and Dissertations Collection are built, and Wikidata items for ...


Enhance The Discovery And Interoperability Of Culturally Rich Information: The Chinese Women Poets Wikiproject, Sai Deng, Greta Heng, Amanda Xu, Lihong Zhu, Xiaoli Li 2022 University of Central Florida

Enhance The Discovery And Interoperability Of Culturally Rich Information: The Chinese Women Poets Wikiproject, Sai Deng, Greta Heng, Amanda Xu, Lihong Zhu, Xiaoli Li

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Traditionally, special collections such as culture and heritage collections and their name authority data were cataloged using local cataloging standards with limited data interoperability. The library community has questioned for a number of years how to increase the accessibility and visibility of cultural heritage information stored in centralized databases. Wikidata, a global and open knowledge repository of structured data serving as a hub for linking resources, has emerged as one of possible solutions to library data silo issues. A group of Chinese American librarians from several institutions formed a WikiProject team: Chinese Culture and Heritage group in 2020 to study ...


Metadata Best Practices For Trans And Gender Diverse Resources, Trans Metadata Collective, Jasmine Burns, Michelle Cronquist, Jackson Huang, Devon Murphy, K. J. Rawson, Beck Schaefer, Jamie Simons, Brian M. Watson, Adrian Williams 2022 Cornell University

Metadata Best Practices For Trans And Gender Diverse Resources, Trans Metadata Collective, Jasmine Burns, Michelle Cronquist, Jackson Huang, Devon Murphy, K. J. Rawson, Beck Schaefer, Jamie Simons, Brian M. Watson, Adrian Williams

Librarian Publications & Presentations

This document is the result of a year of work and collaboration by the Trans Metadata Collective (TMDC; https://transmetadatacollective.org/), a group of dozens of cataloguers, librarians, archivists, scholars, and information professionals with a concerted interest in improving the description and classification of trans and gender diverse people in GLAMS (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Special Collections). The Collective’s primary goal was to develop a set of best practices for the description, cataloguing, and classification of information resources as well as the creation of metadata about trans and gender diverse people, including authors and other creators.


Letter To Nlm About Mesh, Violet Fox, Katie Lobner, Kelleen Maluski, Christian Minter, Chelsea Misquith, Stephanie Roth, Aidy Weeks, Jamia Williams 2022 Northwestern University

Letter To Nlm About Mesh, Violet Fox, Katie Lobner, Kelleen Maluski, Christian Minter, Chelsea Misquith, Stephanie Roth, Aidy Weeks, Jamia Williams

Library Faculty Publications

A letter written to the National Library of Medicine addressing concerns regarding the problematic medical subject heading, "Blacks", other problematic terms, and the process by which they are selected. The letter concludes with recommendations for improvement by the authors and endorsed by several hundred signatories. In total, the letter was signed by 726 library workers from around the world and sent by email to National Library of Medicine representatives on Friday, June 10th, 2022. In addition, it was also shared with the Medical Library Association which distributed it through their website under the op-ed, "Open Letter to NLM Regarding MeSH ...


Composers' Collected Works: A Case Study In Remote Work Compatible Catalog Maintenance, David Floyd 2022 Binghamton University--SUNY

Composers' Collected Works: A Case Study In Remote Work Compatible Catalog Maintenance, David Floyd

Library Scholarship

Approximately 15% of Binghamton University Libraries' 28,000 musical scores are collections of scores comprising a composer's complete works. Ideally, these large, multipart, non-circulating collections are cataloged consistently with either comprehensive records for each set, or individual records for each score within the set. Our catalog is inconsistent in this approach and requires remediation. The resulting workflow maximizes flexibility in who participates, where, and when, by siloing the portion of the work requiring data processing and advanced music cataloging skills. This poster will show both the workflow for standardizing composers' collected works sets, and how the project is designed ...


Analyzing And Enhancing Juvenile Biography Subject Headings For Equity, Diversity And Inclusion, Sai Deng, Peter Spyers-Duran, Jeanne Piascik 2022 University of Central Florida

Analyzing And Enhancing Juvenile Biography Subject Headings For Equity, Diversity And Inclusion, Sai Deng, Peter Spyers-Duran, Jeanne Piascik

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

To better present the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) materials at the University of Central Florida and improve access to these materials for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), the librarians from Cataloging, CMC and Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services (ILL/DDS) undertook a project to analyze the bibliographic records of juvenile biographies and used the results to enhance subject headings with biographees’ gender, race and other information.

A Qualtrics survey to audit the juvenile biography collection was designed by the librarians, and a student checked the biography books and inputted data into the survey. The librarians then exported the data to ...


Information: A Historical Companion Book Review, Lena Hernandez 2022 San Jose State University

Information: A Historical Companion Book Review, Lena Hernandez

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Cultural Competence In Research, Michele A. L. Villagran 2022 San José State

Cultural Competence In Research, Michele A. L. Villagran

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


The Past, Present, And Future Of Information, Tierra Holmes 2022 San José State

The Past, Present, And Future Of Information, Tierra Holmes

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Being The Newbie: How To Support The Successful Integration Of A New Librarian, Dymond Bush 2022 Bryant University

Being The Newbie: How To Support The Successful Integration Of A New Librarian, Dymond Bush

Library Staff Publications, Presentations & Journal Articles

Transitioning to a new career is difficult but doing so amid a global pandemic presents a unique set of challenges. This session will provide a brief overview of the experience of being new to this field from recruitment to retention. In this session, the presenter will discuss how they navigated health and safety concerns, job searching, imposter syndrome and more. The presenter will discuss how they built a support network and leveraged resources to successfully begin a new position in an academic library. This session will share tools for new professionals, seasoned professionals, and managers. Attendees will develop strategies for ...


Volume 42, Number 2, June 2022 Olac Newsletter, Laura Kane McElfresh, Jan Mayo, Meg Wang, Jay Weitz, Lisa Romano 2022 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Volume 42, Number 2, June 2022 Olac Newsletter, Laura Kane Mcelfresh, Jan Mayo, Meg Wang, Jay Weitz, Lisa Romano

OLAC Newsletters

Digitized June 2022 issue of the OLAC Newsletter.


Cataloging Conundrums: Challenging Items That Have Crossed Our Desks, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Sharolyn Swenson, Kjerste Christensen, Jessie Louise Christensen 2022 Brigham Young University - Provo

Cataloging Conundrums: Challenging Items That Have Crossed Our Desks, Rebecca A. Wiederhold, Sharolyn Swenson, Kjerste Christensen, Jessie Louise Christensen

Faculty Publications

Some of the most interesting items that cross the cataloger’s desk present difficult cataloging challenges. When cataloging a collection of suspected forgeries, how do you determine the “publication” date for faked documents? Which cataloging workform do you use for a LEGO model of the Salt Lake Temple? Is it a kit? A game? A sculpture? In this session, we will share examples of unique items we’ve cataloged and demonstrate how to effectively solve the questions that come up when trying to help patrons discover exactly what they’re looking for.


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