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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 ...


Ebug Conference Program 2017, 2017 Western Kentucky University

Ebug Conference Program 2017

Ex Libris Bluegrass Users Group Newsletter

Program for the eBUG Annual Conference held June 16, 2017 in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Knicely Conference Center on Western Kentucky University's South Campus.


Georgia Health Sciences Library Association Session, Dave Stout 2017 bepress

Georgia Health Sciences Library Association Session, Dave Stout

Dave Stout

Health systems are increasingly interested in finding scalable ways to Showcase the content and people of their organizations. Global visibility of authors and their works, and by proxy, the departments and institution as a whole leads to new opportunities to collaborate and demonstrate the value of what is being done at that institution.


The Canadian Linked Data Summit: Developing Canada's Linked Data Future Through Cooperative Alliances, Jennifer J. Browning, Robin Elizabeth Desmeules, Sharon Farnel, Andrew Senior 2017 University of Toronto Libraries

The Canadian Linked Data Summit: Developing Canada's Linked Data Future Through Cooperative Alliances, Jennifer J. Browning, Robin Elizabeth Desmeules, Sharon Farnel, Andrew Senior

Collaborative Librarianship

From October 24 to 26, 2016, the Canadian Linked Data Initiative (CLDI) hosted the Canadian Linked Data Summit in Montreal, Quebec with the goal to increase awareness and nurture collaboration for linked data production in Canada. The Summit was inspired by CLDI’s investment in developing and sustaining a cooperative plan for Canadian linked data development for libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country. CLDI, comprising of Canada’s five top research libraries, the University of Toronto, McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, and the University of British Columbia, and partners at Library and Archives ...


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).


Metadata Horizons, Sue Ann Gardner 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Metadata Horizons, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Question: What do you see are the near-term horizon issues that will impact Metadata Services and how should we position ourselves to continue to evolve?

Concerns: Technology, society, work force.


Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz 2017 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Survey Of Classification And Organization Of Videorecordings, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz

Barb Bergman

Libraries have long struggled with the question of how to best classify and enable access to videorecordings. While giving a presentation at a state library conference, the authors observed from comments during the question and answer portion of the presentation that the libraries represented in the audience use a variety of video classification and organization practices. To better understand how local practices and librarians’ attitudes regarding the efficacy of these practices vary, we conducted a survey soliciting responses from librarians representing a broad array of library types.


The Video Lifecycle: Selection And Processing Of Video Collections, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz 2017 Minnesota State University - Mankato

The Video Lifecycle: Selection And Processing Of Video Collections, Barbara J. Bergman, Jessica Schomberg, Dorie Kurtz

Barb Bergman

This session is geared towards library staff who would like to increase practical knowledge about collection development and management of DVDs and streaming videos. Video selection includes identifying videos of interest, forming relationships with vendors, issues of pricing, licensing, and copyright fair use versus public performance rights. Video processing involves the steps in providing access to videos through cataloging for local consumption. This includes decisions such as genre and subject heading choices, classification decision, special interest MARC fields. We'll also speak briefly on decisions about packaging, shelving, circulation, weeding, and preservation.


Mind The Gap: Curating Digital Commons Metadata For Share, Lisa Palmer, Emily Stenberg, Wendy C. Robertson, Joanne Paterson 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Mind The Gap: Curating Digital Commons Metadata For Share, Lisa Palmer, Emily Stenberg, Wendy C. Robertson, Joanne Paterson

Western Libraries Presentations

The goal of the SHARE initiative, a partnership between the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Center for Open Science (COS), is to build a “free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle.” As of October 12, 2016, 129 repositories and publishers have made metadata available to SHARE for harvesting, and the aggregated data set is available for searching. Many metadata providers are institutional repositories utilizing the bepress Digital Commons platform whose metadata is harvested through the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) protocol for repository interoperability.

As part of the 2016-2017 ...


Data Management And Metadata, Kathryn Lybarger 2017 University of Kentucky

Data Management And Metadata, Kathryn Lybarger

Research Data and Scholarly Communications Committee Workshops

Are you flooded with files? Drowning in data? Swimming in spreadsheets? Just add metadata! Doing research can generate a lot of data quickly, so quickly that it can easily get out of hand. Well-planned metadata can help you use, organize, search, share, and manage your data effectively! In this session, we'll review some standards and best practices for metadata, and then get some hands-on practice creating and using metadata for different types of data.

The presentation slides are available by clicking the Download button on the right.

Supporting materials for a workshop activity are listed as additional files below ...


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

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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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