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Lightning Talk: The Language Archive: Migrating To An Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution., Jeroen Geerts 2019 Max Planck Institute Nijmegen

Lightning Talk: The Language Archive: Migrating To An Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution., Jeroen Geerts

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The Language Archive at the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen (https://archive.mpi.nl) is an extensive online repository of language resources. The archive was developed using in-house solutions, including metadata creation tools, depositing tools and an archive-browser. Development had been going on for more than 15 years, but was difficult and expensive to maintain. Additionally, some of these tools had were fairly complex to use, not meeting current user needs. Therefore, the choice was made to migrate to a more sustainable open-source solution, easier to use, maintain and to develop upon.

This presentation will provide insight in choosing a new ...


A-Z List Migration: Employing Collaborative Project Management At The University Of Guelph Mclaughlin Library, Kailey Brisbin, Melanie S. Parlette-Stewart, Randy Oldham 2019 University of Guelph

A-Z List Migration: Employing Collaborative Project Management At The University Of Guelph Mclaughlin Library, Kailey Brisbin, Melanie S. Parlette-Stewart, Randy Oldham

Collaborative Librarianship

From 2003 – 2016, the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library maintained a custom ColdFusion database of databases. Motivated by a myriad of issues, a project working group set the goal of decommissioning the ColdFusion A-Z list and migrating to SpringShare LibGuides platform A-Z list feature. This article focuses on our A-Z list migration, highlighting the collaborative approach we took to curating our list of journal databases and operationalizing and distributing this shared task across several teams within our library. This article describes our project and approach, lessons learned, recommendations and best practices, as well as future directions.


Out Of The Basement: Partnering To Enhance The Discovery And Use Of Graphic Novels, Wendy L. West, Rebecca A. Nous 2019 University at Albany, State University of New York

Out Of The Basement: Partnering To Enhance The Discovery And Use Of Graphic Novels, Wendy L. West, Rebecca A. Nous

Collaborative Librarianship

This paper presents a project designed to promote and increase the use of graphic novels, previously a seldom utilized collection, at the University at Albany Libraries. Several units in the Libraries collaborated to add additional graphic novels to the collection, augment bibliographic records with genre headings to enhance discovery, and promote this collection in the University Libraries and online. The Libraries used a variety of marketing techniques, including social media. Circulation statistics were recorded before, during, and after the promotional activities. This collaboration not only resulted in an increase in circulation activity for these titles while they were on display ...


Electronic Theses And Dissertations Workflows: Interdepartmental Collaboration At The University Of Arkansas Libraries, Rachel Paul, Cedar C. Middleton 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Electronic Theses And Dissertations Workflows: Interdepartmental Collaboration At The University Of Arkansas Libraries, Rachel Paul, Cedar C. Middleton

Collaborative Librarianship

Creating workflows that involve the work of multiple departments within a large organization can be challenging, especially when the procedures are complex and involve a number of stakeholders. This paper describes and evaluates the redesign of an interdepartmental workflow for the dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) at a mid-sized academic library. The paper outlines the collaborative planning process within the library as well as the eventual outreach to additional stakeholders on campus, addressing the challenges of tackling such communication between the library and other ETD stakeholders. It then presents a detailed examination of the newly revised, semi-automated workflow ...


Unl Libraries Book Use By Broad Discipline (Social Sciences, Sciences, And Humanities): Circulations And Renewals: Books Acquired 2003/04 – 2007/08 Via Approval Plan Selection, Librarian Firm Order, And Ill Patron-Driven Acquisition, David C. Tyler, Brianna D. Hitt 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Unl Libraries Book Use By Broad Discipline (Social Sciences, Sciences, And Humanities): Circulations And Renewals: Books Acquired 2003/04 – 2007/08 Via Approval Plan Selection, Librarian Firm Order, And Ill Patron-Driven Acquisition, David C. Tyler, Brianna D. Hitt

White Papers: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

On numerous occasions over the course of the UNL Libraries’ continuing discussions concerning the allocation of collections monies, the UNL Libraries’ liaison librarians have made a variety of assertions, arguments, and claims concerning their patrons and their patrons’ needs. For example, the humanities librarians have repeatedly staked a claim to the humanities’ being the “book” discipline and have made a variety of assertions concerning humanities patrons and humanities books that could be treated as testable hypothesis.

For example:

1) Humanities patrons use books more than do other disciplines’ patrons;

2) Humanities patrons use more books than do other disciplines’ patrons ...


2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch 2019 Santa Clara University

2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch

Nicole Branch

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget & Library staffing
  • Space changes
  • Open Access & Social Justice

Lev Rickards, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Support for Open Access
  • Allocating the Collections & Access Budget
  • Archives & Special Collections

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Assessment Projects
  • New Initiatives
  • Instruction


Born Of Collaboration: The Evolution Of Metadata Standards In An Aggregated Environment, Jane Darcovich, Kate Flynn, Mingyan Li 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago

Born Of Collaboration: The Evolution Of Metadata Standards In An Aggregated Environment, Jane Darcovich, Kate Flynn, Mingyan Li

VRA Bulletin

As more libraries adopt digital preservation platforms or contribute material to multi-institutional digital content aggregators, they often find that the metadata originally created for distinct digital collections does not work well in the new environment. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library has encountered this problem as well. This case study discusses the successful collaboration between different departments within our university library to improve our metadata for increased usability. We created a cross-departmental Metadata Working Group to develop a new Metadata Guideline, in conjunction with a project to analyze and clean up our legacy metadata. These two projects facilitated ...


Metadata Automation: The Current Landscape And Future Developments, Marlee Graser, Melissa Burel 2019 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Metadata Automation: The Current Landscape And Future Developments, Marlee Graser, Melissa Burel

VRA Bulletin

As a profession, librarians are already seeing the ways in which automation is challenging traditional methods of cataloging and raising questions about the future of manual cataloging work. Workflows for metadata creation—from the most basic to those involving data scraping, harvesting from APIs, and data migration and manipulation—indicate a shift from a cataloger’s traditional role of metadata creation to technologically-oriented metadata harvesting and management. Additional new technologies, like deep learning computation, are beginning to address the call for automated metadata creation for visual resources, reinforcing this shift and creating new opportunities for innovative workflows and description. New ...


Analogies And Comparisons For Stm Data Bodies, Phillip M. Cunio, Brien Flewelling 2019 ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.

Analogies And Comparisons For Stm Data Bodies, Phillip M. Cunio, Brien Flewelling

Space Traffic Management Conference

Space Traffic Management (STM) has already demonstrated its potential to be extremely data-intensive. The large number of objects on orbit today, if observed constantly throughout their lifetimes, could produce a staggeringly large number of observations that might in turn generate large numbers of orbits. Orbit data with a lengthy time history can be used to produce estimates of maneuver frequency, susceptibility to natural forces such as drag, and (if combined with photometric data) assessments of behavioral patterns of life.

A future of mega-constellations and a growing number of nations and organizations with assets on orbit would make it likely that ...


Astria Ontology: Open, Standards-Based, Data-Aggregated Representation Of Space Objects, Jennie Wolfgang, Kathleen Krysher, Michael Slovenski, Unmil P. Karadkar, Shiva Iyer, Moriba K. Jah 2019 The University of Texas at Austin

Astria Ontology: Open, Standards-Based, Data-Aggregated Representation Of Space Objects, Jennie Wolfgang, Kathleen Krysher, Michael Slovenski, Unmil P. Karadkar, Shiva Iyer, Moriba K. Jah

Space Traffic Management Conference

The necessity for standards-based ontologies for long-term sustainability of space operations and safety of increasing space flights has been well-established [6, 7]. Current ontologies, such as DARPA’s OrbitOutlook [5], are not publicly available, complicating efforts for their broad adoption. Most sensor data is siloed in proprietary databases [2] and provided only to authorized users, further complicating efforts to create a holistic view of resident space objects (RSOs) in order to enhance space situational awareness (SSA).

The ASTRIA project is developing an open data model with the goal of aggregating data about RSOs, parts, space weather, and governing policies in ...


2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch 2019 Santa Clara University

2019 State Of The Library, Jennifer Nutefall, Lev Rickards, Nicole Branch

State of the Library

Agenda

Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian

  • Budget & Library staffing
  • Space changes
  • Open Access & Social Justice

Lev Rickards, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication

  • Support for Open Access
  • Allocating the Collections & Access Budget
  • Archives & Special Collections

Nicole Branch, Associate University Librarian for Learning and Engagement

  • Assessment Projects
  • New Initiatives
  • Instruction


2018 Digital Commons Annual Report, Daina Dickman 2019 Providence St. Joseph Health

2018 Digital Commons Annual Report, Daina Dickman

Articles, Abstracts, and Reports

2018 Annual Report for Digital Commons, a service of System Library Services at Providence St. Joseph Health. This report covers the inaugural year of Digital Commons.


Time Has Come Today, Megan Price 2019 San Jose State University

Time Has Come Today, Megan Price

School of Information Student Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao 2019 Clemson University

Clemson University Digital Projects Workflow And Repositories, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Serrao

Presentations

Overview of workflow for digital projects at Clemson University Libraries between SCDL, National Park Service, Clemson University and our Digitization, Metadata, and Special Collections teams. Explanation of difference between Clemson Digital Collections, TigerPrints IR, and the Open Parks Network. In-person presentation included a walk-through of the different repositories, which is not included in the digital presentation.

See notes field of Powerpoint for explanations.


Clemson Digital Initiatives, Digitization Authority Metro, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Jessica Serrao 2019 Clemson University

Clemson Digital Initiatives, Digitization Authority Metro, Joshua Morgan, Rachel Wittmann, Jessica Serrao

Presentations

Workflow of Clemson University Libraries' digital projects team. Follow the trail of materials from partner/holding institution to scanning, metadata, and hosting.


Linked Open Data In Libraries, Cliff Landis 2019 Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

Linked Open Data In Libraries, Cliff Landis

AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library Staff Publications

Linked open data is transforming the way that libraries and archives connect to each other and to the wider information ecosystem. This set of technologies and standards allows for factual statements (like metadata) to be linked together in both human- and machine-readable format, opening new doors for semantic searching, concept disambiguation, content reuse, and building relationships among and between data sets. But like all new technologies, linked data will come with its own challenges and problems and will amplify older problems that librarians have always dealt with (e.g., verifiability, contextualization, interpretation, and politicization of information). However, even with these ...


Behind Emammal’S Success: A Data Curator With A Data Standard, Jennifer Y. Zhao, William J. McShea 2018 Smithsonian Institution

Behind Emammal’S Success: A Data Curator With A Data Standard, Jennifer Y. Zhao, William J. Mcshea

Journal of eScience Librarianship

This paper explores the data challenges of a major collection method in the field of ecology: using infrared-activated cameras to detect wildlife. One such solution, eMammal, is now available to address these struggles. We delineate the key reason behind its success: a data curator who manages an established data standard and communicates with eMammal’s users and stakeholders. We outline the tasks of this data curator, mention how they can work with data librarians, and demonstrate that the data curator position is already applicable in several biological science fields with a few examples. We end by emphasizing the growth of ...


From Bibliography To Documentography, Michael K. Buckland 2018 University of California, Berkeley

From Bibliography To Documentography, Michael K. Buckland

Proceedings from the Document Academy

There is ambiguity in the use of the term bibliography for both the study of printed books and also for the listing of accessible intellectual resources. We address this ambiguity by examining two well-known anomalies: Donald F. Mckenzie’s assertion that bibliography should extend to all media, including culturally significant objects in the landscape and Suzanne Briet’s declaration that an antelope in a zoo is a document. This paper summarizes and extends an earlier, more detailed discussion (Buckland, 2018).


Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog 2018 Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Xie And Matusiaks' "Discover Digital Libraries: Theory And Practice" (Book Review), Paul Hartog

The Christian Librarian

No abstract provided.


Using Tableau With The Digital Humanities, Rachael Juskuv 2018 Bryant University

Using Tableau With The Digital Humanities, Rachael Juskuv

Library Staff Publications, Presentations & Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


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