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Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash 2018 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Transforming And Aligning Collections Priorities, Sally Krash

Sally Krash

Provides details of how the Content & Discovery Portfolio of the UMass Amherst Libraries are transforming collections activities to align with campus and library strategic planning, and provide a basis for moving forward in a more open scholarly environment.


Xsl File For Transformation Of Bepress Digital Commons Issue-Level Journal Xml To Doaj Native Xml, Jeffrey M. Mortimore 2018 Georgia Southern University

Xsl File For Transformation Of Bepress Digital Commons Issue-Level Journal Xml To Doaj Native Xml, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Library Research Data

XSL stylesheet to transform bepress Digital Commons issue-level journal XML to DOAJ Native XML in preparation for batch upload of article-level metadata to the Directory of Open Access Journals. Includes detailed instructions for performing transformation and upload with Notepad++ and a free online XSLT transformer.


Inventory In Digby, Laura Edwards 2018 Eastern Kentucky University

Inventory In Digby, Laura Edwards

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

EKU will share tips and tricks from its experience with using the Digby app in its inventory project. Presenter will explain differences between the Digby-generated report and the WMS Inventory FTP report and can share workflows from the EKU's inventory project.


Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson 2018 Washington University in St Louis

Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson

Joanne Paterson

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 August 2017, 161 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. A group of Digital Commons repository ...


If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier 2018 California State University, Chico

If We Had A Prologue: Lessons From A System Migration, Jodi Shepherd, Laura Krier

Charleston Library Conference

This paper is a reflection on a library system migration project from two project managers at two different campuses. The authors discuss challenges encountered, approaches taken, priorities established, and perhaps most importantly, what each would do differently with the benefit of hindsight. For those who are preparing to undertake a system migration, this paper will offer guidance and advice.


Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach 2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Innovations In Discovery Systems: User Studies And The Bento Approach, William H. Mischo, Michael A. Norman, Mary C. Schlembach

Charleston Library Conference

Over the past 30 years, library discovery services have evolved through expanded OPACs, federated search systems employing broadcast searching; Web-scale discovery systems (WSDS) that aggregate metadata and full-text content into a single integrated index; and, currently, hybrid bento-style systems that use federated techniques over WSDS, OPACs, and local information content. The bento systems partition search results into separate zoned screen displays grouped by content format type and/or local service results. Recent studies on Web-scale discovery systems have identified a number of user access issues centering on problems with blended result displays, problematical relevancy rankings of search results, full-text search ...


Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy 2018 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Report On Data Review And Communication During Florida Academic Libraries’ Catalog Migration, Christine Dunleavy

Charleston Library Conference

A statewide communication plan is the essential foundation to successfully analyze Florida’s college, university, and joint use libraries’ catalog data integration as the data migrates to a new integrated library system platform. Librarians, library professionals, staff, and authorized community members are preparing the new library catalog and discovery interface, scheduled to go live in July 2018, and are currently testing Florida’s academic libraries’ data in Sierra/Encore Duet’s online catalog. December 2017 marks the 20th month of review, and Florida’s collective library expertise and input is advancing the quality of the transfer of data and discovery ...


Managing Etds: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dan Tam Do, Laura Gewissler 2018 University of Vermont

Managing Etds: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dan Tam Do, Laura Gewissler

Charleston Library Conference

Mandating contribution of theses and dissertations (TDs) to university archives and their electronic equivalents (ETDs) to an institutional repository (IR) is common practice. Optimizing workflows for archival print copies while managing electronic copies in an IR can be challenging given such factors as embargoes and the skill sets required to ensure theses and dissertations are accessible, discoverable, and ultimately safely stashed where they belong. As rational processes were gradually developed at the University of Vermont, pitfalls and breakthroughs presented themselves. This article relates our experience launching an ETD mandate, including campus outreach initiatives and improvements to the various related processes ...


Books On Demand: A New(Er) Look For Print Monographs Acquisitions, Paolo P. Gujilde, Cara Huwieler, Debra Skinner 2018 National Louis University

Books On Demand: A New(Er) Look For Print Monographs Acquisitions, Paolo P. Gujilde, Cara Huwieler, Debra Skinner

Charleston Library Conference

How do you respond to increasing library materials cost? Do you still provide enough, fewer, or more print books? How do you sustain access to library resources? In the past few years, Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University faced these questions and more. As many libraries have done, Henderson Library responded by decreasing monograph acquisitions to allocate additional funds for serial acquisition. However, these challenges provided opportunities for the library to be creative in purchasing monographs. One of the approaches the library chose to explore was establishing a print demand-driven acquisition (pDDA) or Books on Demand program with ...


Showcasing E-Book Platform Features, Shaun R. Bennett, Xiaoyan Song, Danica M. Lewis 2018 North Carolina State University

Showcasing E-Book Platform Features, Shaun R. Bennett, Xiaoyan Song, Danica M. Lewis

Charleston Library Conference

Faculty, students, and library staff are making increasingly nuanced use of e‐book collections, but the variance in e‐book attributes between publishers and platforms necessitates much more specific information about the various features of e‐books in order for patrons to make informed decisions. Librarians have been increasingly tasked with fielding questions ranging from the stability of links in syllabi, to the number of simultaneous users, download formats, soft ware requirements, and support for assistive technology. These new information needs have led the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries to develop a public‐facing Web tool designed to help ...


You May Own It . . . But Can They Find It? A Panel Discussion: Part 3 Of Panel Presentation: Collection-Level Cooperative Cataloging, Jeff O. Siemon 2018 Anderson University

You May Own It . . . But Can They Find It? A Panel Discussion: Part 3 Of Panel Presentation: Collection-Level Cooperative Cataloging, Jeff O. Siemon

Charleston Library Conference

Have you purchased e-book or e-journal collections where the metadata was not provided or was incomplete? Can users find all of your collections? If metadata is unavailable, researchers can’t find your materials, resulting in lower usage.

Library directors and electronic resources managers are encouraged to add metadata specialists to their e-resources teams by reassigning catalogers. Catalogers are encouraged to develop skills for cataloging collections, in addition to their skills cataloging individual items.


Librarians’ Roles In Establishing A Multidisciplinary Research Institute, Elizabeth Christian, Kathryn Balek, Sandy Hudock, Rhonda Gonzales 2018 Colorado State University-Pueblo

Librarians’ Roles In Establishing A Multidisciplinary Research Institute, Elizabeth Christian, Kathryn Balek, Sandy Hudock, Rhonda Gonzales

Collaborative Librarianship

This article describes how four librarians contributed to the founding and first-year activities of a multidisciplinary research institute at a regional comprehensive university. The Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) is the first multidisciplinary research institute on cannabis, an emerging and often controversial field. As faculty representatives on the institute’s steering committee and working groups, librarians were able to leverage interdisciplinary expertise to assist in organizing and disseminating cannabis research. Examples of the reciprocal benefit to both the institution and the library are shared.


Creating Community: Drawing On Staff Expertise To Break Down Silos In Academic Libraries, Lori Birrell, Marcy A. Strong 2018 University of Arkansas

Creating Community: Drawing On Staff Expertise To Break Down Silos In Academic Libraries, Lori Birrell, Marcy A. Strong

Collaborative Librarianship

A discussion of the strategies and outcomes behind a special collections and metadata collaboration effort at the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries, to make finding aids more discoverable and interoperable. Through the use of a project charter and specific goals, the project managers sought to create buy-in and build a culture of teamwork amongst the participants, resulting in both improved finding aids and a model for collaborative work across departments.


Colenda @ The University Of Pennsylvania: Using A Decoupled, Pluggable Architecture For Object Processing, Kate Lynch 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Colenda @ The University Of Pennsylvania: Using A Decoupled, Pluggable Architecture For Object Processing, Kate Lynch

Scholarship at Penn Libraries

This poster details the architecture of the repository and the deliverables of the first major release of Colenda, the open-source repository software developed at Penn Libraries. Staff in Digital Library Development & Systems created Colenda, a long-term preservation ecosystem including Samvera, an open-source software framework for repository development, at its core. Colenda is a Samvera instance that provides materials-agnostic fuThis poster details the architecture of the repository and the deliverables of the first major release of Colenda, the open-source repository software developed at Penn Libraries. Staff in Digital Library Development & Systems created Colenda, a long-term preservation ecosystem including Samvera, an open-source ...


The Problem With Dates: Applying Iso 8601 To Research Data Management, Kristin A. Briney 2018 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The Problem With Dates: Applying Iso 8601 To Research Data Management, Kristin A. Briney

Journal of eScience Librarianship

Dates appear regularly in research data and metadata but are a problematic data type to normalize due to a variety of potential formats. This suggests an opportunity for data librarians to assist with formatting dates, yet there are frequent examples of data librarians using diverse strategies for this purpose. Instead, data librarians should adopt the international date standard ISO 8601. This standard provides needed consistency in date formatting, allows for inclusion of several types of date-time information, and can sort dates chronologically. As regular advocates for standardization in research data, data librarians must adopt ISO 8601 and push for its ...


Law Library Blog (September 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2018 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (September 2018): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Ls15 Libsym Camera Ready Digital Preservation.Docx, Derani N. Dissanayake, David M. Cook 2018 Edith Cowan University

Ls15 Libsym Camera Ready Digital Preservation.Docx, Derani N. Dissanayake, David M. Cook

Dr. David M Cook

This study examined a framework for a low-cost, sustainable solution to the challenge of the Indigenous digital preservation of culture in the form of artwork and languages. In a global sense, the traditional transfer of Indigenous culture runs the risk of information loss and inconsistency when Indigenous cultural groups compete alongside mainstream Western cultural systems. Indigenous Australian culture has been passed down through traditional means from old to young, with many works of art, and discrete languages transferred without written, printed or digitised record. The study examines the challenges associated with the process of language and artwork pertaining to Indigenous ...


The Specialness Of Special Libraries, 2018 Pacific University

The Specialness Of Special Libraries

OLA Quarterly

This issue covers "The Specialness of Special Libraries," with a focus on the special libraries found in the state of Oregon. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school or public libraries … Law firms, hospitals, businesses, museums, government agencies, and many other groups have their own libraries that use special librarians” (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018, para. 10). According to the American Library Association, there are approximately 6,966 special libraries or information centers (“special libraries include Corporate, Medical, Law, Religious, etc.”) in the United States (American Library Association, 2015, para. 5).


Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood 2018 University of Western States

Classification And The Specialized Library: Creating A Local Expansion Of Nlm Classification For Chiropractic Materials, Katie Lockwood

OLA Quarterly

Libraries with specialized collections often face unique challenges to providing access to their materials. Cataloging tools, including subject headings and classification systems, are often better suited for less focused collections. Call number classification systems in particular are problematic for libraries with greater depth in certain subject areas. Users expect to be able to walk to the shelf and browse everything about a certain topic in the same section. This is a reasonable request in small libraries, but it is often difficult when working within existing schemas. In response to this problem, the University of Western States Library developed its own ...


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