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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 ...


Online Digital Exhibit With The Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Kathryn Math, Jinghong Zhu, Rajan Dalal 2017 Purdue University

Online Digital Exhibit With The Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Kathryn Math, Jinghong Zhu, Rajan Dalal

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

We fi rst came into contact with the Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) through the fall 2016 honors course “Digital Histories,” led by Dr. Jennifer Bay. Our course project was to create a digital exhibition for the TCHA with a service-learning grant provided by Purdue University. In this collaboration, we were able to put into practice the theories and processes we learned in the classroom and gain both a working knowledge of archival techniques and an understanding of the relationship between the institution and the community. The exhibit “Planting Our Roots: The Immigrant Experience in Tippecanoe County” is the result ...


Customizing Metadata Fields And Using The Content Inventory Report To Manage Digital Commons, Nancy Krost 2017 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Customizing Metadata Fields And Using The Content Inventory Report To Manage Digital Commons, Nancy Krost

Digital Commons - Heartland User Group + IR Day

In Scholars’ Mine, we have heavily customized the metadata in our series, event communities, journals and galleries. This allows us to more easily track the content in our IR, discover errors, find opportunities to make the IR more robust, and run statistics.

The Content Inventory report is an incredibly useful tool in managing Digital Commons because it combines data across series rather that our having to export each series, adjust the metadata fields and then combine them. One example of this is our faculty works which are deposited in departments and filtered into a Faculty Research and Creative Works collection ...


Closing The Gap? Curating Bepress Metadata For Share, Emily Stenberg, Lisa Palmer, Joanne Paterson, Wendy Robertson 2017 Washington University in St Louis

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

Digital Commons - Heartland User Group + IR Day

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 ...


Case Study - A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance, Jennifer Sauer 2017 Fort Hays State University

Case Study - A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance, Jennifer Sauer

Digital Commons - Heartland User Group + IR Day

Like many institutions, Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. The user experience for this collection left much to be desired. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the user experience in CONTENTdm for this collection. However, in the spring of 2017 it was determined that the Reveille ...


Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons Poster, Elizabeth Chance, Jennifer Sauer 2017 Fort Hays State University

Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons Poster, Elizabeth Chance, Jennifer Sauer

Forsyth Library Faculty Papers

This poster was presented at DC-HUG 2017 in Rolla, MO.

Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one digital collections platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. This collection suffered from issues relating to access and user experience. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the collection though those efforts did not achieve the desired result ...


Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance 2017 Fort Hays State University

Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance

Elizabeth Chance

Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one digital collections platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. This collection suffered from issues relating to access and user experience. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the collection though those efforts did not achieve the desired result. In the spring of 2017 it was determined that the ...


Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance 2017 Fort Hays State University

Case Study – A Call To Action: Migrating The Reveille From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Elizabeth Chance

Forsyth Library Faculty Papers

Forsyth Digital Collections presents their content on more than one digital collections platform. Since the acquisition of Digital Commons and the launch of the FHSU Scholars Repository in January 2016, there has been an institutional effort to determine which platform is best suited to displaying existing content. Beginning in 2009, the FHSU Reveille Yearbooks collection had been hosted in CONTENTdm. This collection suffered from issues relating to access and user experience. In 2014 additional effort was put into improving the collection though those efforts did not achieve the desired result. In the spring of 2017 it was determined that the ...


Working Class In The Library, Robert Schroeder 2017 Portland State University

Working Class In The Library, Robert Schroeder

OLA Quarterly

Portland State University is an urban, access university. This means that students don’t face nearly as many academic barriers, such as entrance exams, in order to attend PSU as opposed to other colleges. Nevertheless, students do encounter many hidden barriers that affect their chances of getting into, staying at, and graduating from PSU—barriers associated with race, gender, citizenship, abilities, and the topic of this article—socioeconomic status. We need to acknowledge that all of these characteristics intersect and play out differently, so it’s hard to look at just one of these characteristics at a time. “Working class ...


Volume 23 Issue 2 Introduction, Elsa Loftis 2017 Oregon College of Art and Craft

Volume 23 Issue 2 Introduction, Elsa Loftis

OLA Quarterly

Libraries and archives are community spaces that acquire, organize, preserve, and make available resources for our patrons. Library workers connect people to these resources in various ways (technical services, reference, instruction, and more). It is noble and wonderful work, and it begs some interesting questions: is acquisition, organization, preservation, or dissemination a series of passive acts? Are libraries impartial spaces that give the real estate on their shelves to the words and ideas of others without judgment or context?

So, what does critical librarianship mean, exactly, and how is it practiced? To think about this, we look at librarianship through ...


Storytime Can Be Social Justice Time, Natasha F. Campbell 2017 Multnomah County Library

Storytime Can Be Social Justice Time, Natasha F. Campbell

OLA Quarterly

Library storytimes are resources through which children can learn literacy skills, but they also have the potential for even greater impact. Families also use storytimes to gain valuable social interactions.

Libraries currently offer storytimes in response to community needs and values, and looking at storytime through a social justice lens gives library staff an opportunity to share and model valuable lessons in acceptance, inclusion, kindness, and empathy.

Resources exist to help storytime providers re-evaluate their storytimes and make incremental changes that can reap big benefits for attendees.


Volume 23 Issue 2 Table Of Contents, 2017 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 2 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Critical Librarianship, 2017 Pacific University

Critical Librarianship

OLA Quarterly

Libraries and archives are community spaces that acquire, organize, preserve, and make available resources for our patrons. Library workers connect people to these resources in various ways (technical services, reference, instruction, and more). It is noble and wonderful work, and it begs some interesting questions: is acquisition, organization, preservation, or dissemination a series of passive acts? Are libraries impartial spaces that give the real estate on their shelves to the words and ideas of others without judgment or context?

Libraries and archives are community spaces that acquire, organize, preserve, and make available resources for our patrons. Library workers connect people ...


But How Do We Do Critical Librarianship?, Kelly McElroy 2017 Oregon State University

But How Do We Do Critical Librarianship?, Kelly Mcelroy

OLA Quarterly

Critical librarianship asks us to look more closely at the sociopolitical world both inside and out of our libraries. Indeed, a lot has happened in the world since I first saw the call for this special issue of OLA Quarterly. First, there was the exposure of an internal memo from a Google employee that denied that women were capable tech workers. Last week, there were escalating threats between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un about possible nuclear detonations. I finished writing in the wake of white supremacist demonstrations and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and as an unprecedented storm geared up ...


Critically Interrogating Oregon History In The Archives: Spanish Heritage Learners In The Pcun Records, David Woken 2017 University of Oregon

Critically Interrogating Oregon History In The Archives: Spanish Heritage Learners In The Pcun Records, David Woken

OLA Quarterly

Critical librarianship has emerged over the past decade or so as one of the main thrusts of the library profession’s longstanding commitment to social justice. Growing from the application of insights from critical theory to libraries as an institution, the critical librarianship movement explores how hierarchies of power, particularly those around race, gender, sexuality, and class, shape our work, and how we can challenge our profession’s complicity in those hierarchies. Critical librarianship’s insights have been applied perhaps most thoroughly in the areas of cataloging and classification and, especially, information literacy instruction (Garcia, 2015). Critical information literacy instruction ...


Critical Library Management: Administrating For Equity, Candise Branum, Turner Masland 2017 Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Critical Library Management: Administrating For Equity, Candise Branum, Turner Masland

OLA Quarterly

Social justice and critical theory frameworks have been utilized to discuss library pedagogy and cataloging, but librarians have been slow in applying critical theory to how we actually manage libraries and lead staff. Management is not glamorous; rather, many still hold the traditional view of management as upholding hierarchical values. At its core, both libraries and management are about people, and library managers and administrators have the power to formulate and uphold the library’s values.

Libraries do not exist in a vacuum; we work to empower the communities we work with, and social justice issues directly impact our patrons ...


Volume 23 Issue 2 Back Matter, 2017 Pacific University

Volume 23 Issue 2 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Letting Our Values And History Guide Us: Inspiration For Libraries From Myles Horton, Annie Downey 2017 Reed College

Letting Our Values And History Guide Us: Inspiration For Libraries From Myles Horton, Annie Downey

OLA Quarterly

In the aftermath of the horrifying racist marches, violence, and murder at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in August 2017, people across the country have looked to history and shared values to help them clear their heads and find ways to move America forward. In explaining his decision to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee from Duke University’s campus, president Vincent E. Price argued that removing the statue was a way to express Duke’s institutional values, including a “commitment to justice, not discrimination; to civil protest, not violence; to authentic dialogue, not rhetoric; and to ...


Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser 2017 CSIRO Mineral Resources

Towards A Web-Enabled Geo-Sample Web: An Open Source Resource Registration And Management System For Connecting Geo-Samples To The Web, Anusuriya Devaraju, Jens Klump, Victor Tey, Simon Cox, Ryan Fraser

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

Within the earth sciences the curation and sharing of geo-samples is crucial to supporting reproducible research, in addition to extending the use of the samples in new research, and saving costs by avoiding sample loss and duplicating sampling activities. In the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), researchers gather various geo-samples as part of their field studies and collaborative projects. The diversity of the samples and their unsystematic management led ambiguous sample numbers, incomplete sample descriptions, and difficulties in finding the samples and their related data. These problems are also found in universities, research institutes and government agencies, which ...


Open Geoportal Lands To Europe: Use Cases And Improvements From Geodata@Polimi, Marcella Samakovlija, Francesco Bartoli 2017 Leonardo Campus Library, Archive and Library Systems, Politecnico di Milano p.zza Leonardo Da Vinci, 32, Milano, Italy

Open Geoportal Lands To Europe: Use Cases And Improvements From Geodata@Polimi, Marcella Samakovlija, Francesco Bartoli

Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference Proceedings

TeDOC is part of the University Library System, owns a Great collection of historical and current maps, paper and digital and provides at their distribution to teachers and students, as part of the educational and research activities of the Politecnico di Milano. We were searching for a tool able to find, display and download current and historical cartography and, after a few years of work, we have become the first Europeans to use Open Geoportal (https://github.com/OpenGeoportal ) like our working tool. The component to ingest the data to OGP has evolved considerably, allowing better integration with GeoServer and ...


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