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Connecting Access From Metadata To Marc, Amy Leigh Allen, Mary A. Gilbertson, Deborah E. Kulczak 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Connecting Access From Metadata To Marc, Amy Leigh Allen, Mary A. Gilbertson, Deborah E. Kulczak

University Libraries Faculty Publications and Presentations

Making a connection between digital repositories and library catalogs is an issue many libraries and archives face, especially when dealing with items that traditionally received full cataloging records. This poster will explore different workflows for reusing metadata to create catalog records, connecting the two resources together. In order to have one interface to search both the older physical items and newer digital items, the archives and technical services department of the University of Arkansas Libraries worked together to create different workflows to save time and eliminate the need for double entry, using the open source software MarcEdit and XML Notepad ...


An Olympic Ode To Cataloging, Maureen E. Schlangen 2016 University of Dayton

An Olympic Ode To Cataloging, Maureen E. Schlangen

Maureen E. Schlangen

When my colleagues in the University Libraries gathered on the west portico of Roesch Library June 9 for our own version of the Olympics, our competitive nature, mostly dormant in our daily work, emerged in events that put our teams to the test both physically and mentally: journal Jenga, journal toss, cart racing, book balancing, speed sorting and the hardest scavenger hunt I’ve ever participated in.

But like many things I’ve discovered in my two years in the Libraries, the information science that inspired these trivial games is anything but trivial.

As I raced to put a cart ...


An Olympic Ode To Cataloging, Maureen E. Schlangen 2016 University of Dayton

An Olympic Ode To Cataloging, Maureen E. Schlangen

Roesch Library Staff Publications

When my colleagues in the University Libraries gathered on the west portico of Roesch Library June 9 for our own version of the Olympics, our competitive nature, mostly dormant in our daily work, emerged in events that put our teams to the test both physically and mentally: journal Jenga, journal toss, cart racing, book balancing, speed sorting and the hardest scavenger hunt I’ve ever participated in.

But like many things I’ve discovered in my two years in the Libraries, the information science that inspired these trivial games is anything but trivial.

As I raced to put a cart ...


Volume 22 Issue 1 Introduction, Turner Masland 2016 Portland State University

Volume 22 Issue 1 Introduction, Turner Masland

OLA Quarterly

Libraries are continuing to change at a rapid pace, transforming from quiet repositories into vibrant locations for knowledge and information gathering and exchange. Books are being moved to storage facilities to make room for more collaborative learning spaces. Technology demands are rising. Makerspaces are becoming essential library services. While these changes are both scary and exciting, they are also necessary for libraries to remain true to their core mission: serving our communities and their information needs while respecting their rights to privacy and intellectual freedom. While everything in our industry feels like it is changing rapidly, it also remains the ...


Access To Public Library Services For Spanish-Speakers, Angelica Novoa De Cordeiro 2016 Emporia State University

Access To Public Library Services For Spanish-Speakers, Angelica Novoa De Cordeiro

OLA Quarterly

This article analyzes best practices on access for Spanish-speakers through personal practices, providing library services to the target population, exploration of a library system, and researching work done by other professionals in the library field. Based on resources that guide librarians in the areas of facilities, collection development, programs and services for the community, as well as other critical concerns such as knowing and understanding the community, outreach, and advocacy, I reaffirm that twenty-first century best practices include a collaborative effort. This article proposes working with a plan that includes partnerships and committees which would focus on services for the ...


Archivesspace At The University Of Kentucky, Ruth E. Bryan 2016 University of Kentucky

Archivesspace At The University Of Kentucky, Ruth E. Bryan

Ruth E. Bryan

University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center implemented Archivists’ Toolkit in 2009-2010 and ArchivesSpace in 2015. We continue to explore and develop procedures, policies, and uses of AS. Based primarily in University Archives accessioning and description needs, this presentation outlines some new ArchivesSpace functions we have implemented or plan to implement within the next year; previous functions available in AT, but not yet (fully) implemented in AS that we have developed short-term workarounds for; AS functions we have explored and decided not to use; and workflows developed with AT functionality that don’t work completely with AS and that may ...


Lis Programs And The Need For Diversity, Denisse Solis 2016 Florida International University

Lis Programs And The Need For Diversity, Denisse Solis

Works of the FIU Libraries

This article addresses the lack of understanding of social issues within LIS and MLIS education and in the profession itself while advocating for discussions on diversity in library and information programs in the U.S., the promotion of groups to address these issues, and encouraging more open dialogue on issues of race, gender, and class.


Volume 21 Issue 4 Introduction, Joan Petit 2016 Portland State University

Volume 21 Issue 4 Introduction, Joan Petit

Joan Petit

Oregon libraries provide an incredible array of resources and services, but sometimes we struggle to educate our users and each other about all that is available. Over the past several years, many libraries have become more intentional in our efforts to market and promote our offerings, through traditional PR and advertisements as well as newer approaches like social media. However, we may lack the formal training and expertise to do this well—marketing is not a class offered in all library school programs—and, even with appropriate training, we may lack the budget and staff to implement a large-scale marketing ...


A History And Analysis Of Cala's Social Media, Sai Deng, Xiao Hu 2016 University of Central Florida

A History And Analysis Of Cala's Social Media, Sai Deng, Xiao Hu

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Under the rapid development of social media and social networking sites, a number of social media channels have been deeply integrated into people's professional and private lives. The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), started its social media presence in 2012 with Facebook, and then expanded to YouTube and WeChat. While CALA's Facebook and YouTube channel are more public and social platforms for its news, announcements and documents, its WeChat group is more of an informal space for sharing news and embarking discussions. This poster will look into the various aspects of these social media channels and provide statistical ...


Social Media For Librarians And Users, A Global Perspective, Sai Deng, Ying Zhang, Jing Xu 2016 University of Central Florida

Social Media For Librarians And Users, A Global Perspective, Sai Deng, Ying Zhang, Jing Xu

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Social media has increasingly become an integral part of our personal and professional lives worldwide, and it revolutionizes how we communicate and share information. Libraries and librarians are early adopters and proponents for the use of social media. In countries such as China, social media has gained momentum in the recent years, and particularly in colleges and libraries.

This poster first investigates social media's presences and applications especially in university libraries in the U.S. and in China. The two countries use different social media apps such as WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and Blog. It then focuses on a ...


Open Access Metadata For Journals In Directory Of Open Access Journals: Who, How, And What Scheme?, Lisa E. Cheby 2016 San Jose State University

Open Access Metadata For Journals In Directory Of Open Access Journals: Who, How, And What Scheme?, Lisa E. Cheby

iSchool Student Research Journal

Open access (OA) is a form of publication that allows some level of free access to scholarly publications. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a repository to which OA journals may apply and upload content to increase discoverability. OA also refers to metadata that is freely available for harvesting. In making metadata open access, standards for schemes and protocols are needed to facilitate interoperability. For open access journals, such as those listed in the DOAJ, providing open access metadata in a form that promotes interoperability is essential for discoverability of their content. This paper investigates what standards exist ...


International Librarianship, Information Communities, And Open Access Metadata., Adrienne Mathewson 2016 San Jose State University

International Librarianship, Information Communities, And Open Access Metadata., Adrienne Mathewson

iSchool Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Pathways To Open Access : The Story Of An Institutional Repository And How We Built It., Dwayne Buttler, Rachel Howard, Sarah Frankel 2016 University of Louisville

Pathways To Open Access : The Story Of An Institutional Repository And How We Built It., Dwayne Buttler, Rachel Howard, Sarah Frankel

Sarah Frankel

The central purpose of an institutional repository (IR) is providing open access to scholarship. That scholarship originates primarily through the work of faculty and students at research institutions, leading research libraries to embrace IRs and the scholarly communication movement. IRs typically include student theses and dissertations and faculty publications but sometimes extend far beyond to institutional records and documents. Launching an IR requires significant collaborative work across disparate specialties and institutional structures to establish policies, workflows, configure metadata and technology for retrieval, and fashion outreach and ongoing support to the administrators and ultimately provide mediated support to the scholars who ...


Data Driven Assessment Using Integrated Library System, Shahrzad Khosrowpour 2016 Chapman University

Data Driven Assessment Using Integrated Library System, Shahrzad Khosrowpour

Library Presentations, Posters, and Videos

Today’s libraries are more than the number of circulated items or number of patrons who step in to the library. Integrated Library Systems nowadays are partnered with libraries to better facilitate data delivery which are always valuable not only for content delivery to patrons but also for large scale assessments and administrative decision making. Every year libraries are adding thousands of books to their collections and technical services staff are working diligently to make them accessible to patrons as quickly as possible while keeping up with competing duties and other cataloging priorities.

Our library’s cataloging department investigated the ...


Volume 21 Issue 4 Table Of Contents, 2016 Pacific University

Volume 21 Issue 4 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 21 Issue 4 Introduction, Joan Petit 2016 Portland State University

Volume 21 Issue 4 Introduction, Joan Petit

OLA Quarterly

Oregon libraries provide an incredible array of resources and services, but sometimes we struggle to educate our users and each other about all that is available. Over the past several years, many libraries have become more intentional in our efforts to market and promote our offerings, through traditional PR and advertisements as well as newer approaches like social media. However, we may lack the formal training and expertise to do this well—marketing is not a class offered in all library school programs—and, even with appropriate training, we may lack the budget and staff to implement a large-scale marketing ...


Communicating With Library Donors, Marilyn K. Moody 2016 Portland State University

Communicating With Library Donors, Marilyn K. Moody

OLA Quarterly

How do you communicate effectively with donors and potential donors? What does that communication look like? Libraries often envision donor communications as including only direct fundraising requests. Communications with donors, however, encompass a wide range of activities, is ongoing, and may even span decades with an individual donor. Library staff not directly involved with fundraising may not even think about donors as part of their user audience, but almost everyone who works in a library has a potential role in communicating with donors.


The Role Of Stories In Library Marketing And Communications, Clarissa J. Mansfield 2016 Western Washington University

The Role Of Stories In Library Marketing And Communications, Clarissa J. Mansfield

OLA Quarterly

The complex, evolving, 21st-century library is not just about books or resources; it’s not just about buildings and spaces. Despite providing a wide range of services, materials, unique programs and collections, subject area expertise, research assistance, and access to both print and online resources, libraries often struggle with effectively communicating all that they offer. Additionally, the ability of libraries to communicate their value and garner financial support is increasingly important when faced with shrinking budgets and competing needs.

When considering how to develop a strategic marketing and communications plan, it is helpful to conceptualize the work of ...


"The Foundation Of Naval Science": Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence Of Sea Power On History And The Library Of Congress Classification System, Ellen E. Adams, Joshua F. Beatty 2016 Alice T. Miner Museum

"The Foundation Of Naval Science": Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence Of Sea Power On History And The Library Of Congress Classification System, Ellen E. Adams, Joshua F. Beatty

Library and Information Technology Services

We argue that the inclusion of naval science as a standalone class in the Library of Congress's 1904 classification scheme resulted from the convergence of several historical trends, including the changing organization of knowledge, imperialist expansion, and the profit-seeking of the publishing industry. At the intersection of these trends stands a single book: Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History, published in 1890. By laying out the multiple influences that served to create a single problematic class in a popular classification scheme, we hope to provide a framework to better understand the origins of such ...


Pathways To Open Access : The Story Of An Institutional Repository And How We Built It., Dwayne Buttler, Rachel Howard, Sarah Frankel 2016 University of Louisville

Pathways To Open Access : The Story Of An Institutional Repository And How We Built It., Dwayne Buttler, Rachel Howard, Sarah Frankel

Faculty Scholarship

The central purpose of an institutional repository (IR) is providing open access to scholarship. That scholarship originates primarily through the work of faculty and students at research institutions, leading research libraries to embrace IRs and the scholarly communication movement. IRs typically include student theses and dissertations and faculty publications but sometimes extend far beyond to institutional records and documents. Launching an IR requires significant collaborative work across disparate specialties and institutional structures to establish policies, workflows, configure metadata and technology for retrieval, and fashion outreach and ongoing support to the administrators and ultimately provide mediated support to the scholars who ...


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