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Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington 2018 Lane County Law Library

Volume 24 Issue 1 Introduction, Sue Ludington

OLA Quarterly

When I entered graduate school at the University of Washington (UW) in 2000, I knew I wanted to be a public librarian. However, with an undergraduate minor in art and a pervasive interest in museums, I remained secretly fascinated by special libraries. I mean, how cool would it be to work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives (http://library.rockhall.com/home) or the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (http://www.oscars.org/library)?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “(s)pecial librarians work in settings other than school ...


Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents, 2018 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 1 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

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Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock 2018 Mazama Library

Monographs, Manuscripts, And Mountaineering: An Overview Of The Mazama Library And Historical Collections, Mathew Brock

OLA Quarterly

Founded on the summit of Mount Hood in 1894, the Mazamas is a non-profit mountaineering organization with a legacy of promoting the Northwest culture of exploration and stewardship of its mountain environments. Headquartered in Portland, the Mazamas leads over 700 hikes and 350 climbs annually. It offers a variety of classes and activities for every skill and fitness level, all of which are open to both members and non-members.

Capturing the history of this mountaineering legacy and providing a variety of contemporary resources for Mazamas members and the public is the aim of the Mazama Library and Historical Collections (LHC ...


Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver 2018 Bonneville Power Administration Library

Continuously Adapting: The Bonneville Power Administration Library, Kaye Silver

OLA Quarterly

During my 2009 interview for a librarian position at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the panel members laughingly admitted that the BPA Library needed “a facelift.” I could see what they meant—the space, crowded with stacks, did not contain a seating area and lacked a “modern technology” feel. Instead, the team had focused its energy on something very important: preserving BPA’s history.

A bit of background about BPA and its library: the U.S. Government built Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams in the 1930s and 1940s as part of the New Deal. Power from these massive projects strengthened ...


Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile 2018 Oregon Genealogical Society Research Library

Genealogical Society Libraries: A Treasure Trove Of Family Histories, Dawn M. Carlile

OLA Quarterly

Oregon’s genealogical societies come in all shapes and sizes, and their collections and services are just as varied. Some societies operate and maintain a standalone library; others’ holdings are part of a private or public library system, or housed in alternative public or private buildings. One thing all have in common, though, is that their unique materials are made available to the general public in addition to the society’s members, enabling anyone tracing their family tree—whether writer, researcher, or casual investigator—to access their collections.

Genealogical library collections may include books, periodicals, microfilm/microfiche, maps, photographs, research ...


Hospital Librarians: Training The Next Generation Of Doctors, Heather J. Martin 2018 Providence St. Joseph Health

Hospital Librarians: Training The Next Generation Of Doctors, Heather J. Martin

OLA Quarterly

Hospital librarians address a wide array of information needs. They help nurses figure out how to take care of patients, help physicians with difficult cases, help families get reliable health information, and sometimes the information they provide even helps save a life. They also play an important role in training the next generation of doctors. At one hospital in Oregon, Providence St. Joseph Health System Library Services has integrated traditional library instruction directly into the curriculum of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) System Library Services has a staff of 16 librarians and library paraprofessionals dedicated ...


Open Textbooks/Oers, Amy Hofer 2018 Linn-Benton Community College

Open Textbooks/Oers, Amy Hofer

Northwest IR User Group

What are the possible functions of an IR in an OER initiative (from the expected to the creative)? What is the best role for your IR in your institution's OER program, and how far are you from achieving that? In this discussion we'll consider IRs alongside OER and disciplinary repositories in order to determine next steps that you can take to promote your IR's role in OER work on your campus


Journals Makeover! Tips And Tricks To Help Your Editors Take Their Journals To The Next Level, Promita Chatterji 2018 bepress

Journals Makeover! Tips And Tricks To Help Your Editors Take Their Journals To The Next Level, Promita Chatterji

Northwest IR User Group

Join Promita Chatterji of bepress in an interactive workshop geared towards helping you ramp up your publishing programs. Launching a publishing program is a feat in and of itself. Once journals are up and running however, many libraries find themselves wondering about next steps. Perhaps your editors are concerned with being accepted in journal indexes, perhaps they would like to attract better quality submissions or broaden readership? What kinds of resources and advice can you provide to support journal performance? Promita will share resources and lead a discussion addressing these concerns. Attendees will identify journal goals, identify challenges, and share ...


Orcid Ir Integration, Sheila Rabun 2018 LYRASIS

Orcid Ir Integration, Sheila Rabun

Northwest IR User Group

ORCID US Community consortium was created to support ORCID adoption and use in the US as well as to provide affordable ORCID membership and tech/community support for US institutions. In this discussion we will focus on ORCID integration in IRs.


Oer In An Institutional Repository, Jane Sandberg 2018 Linn-Benton Community College

Oer In An Institutional Repository, Jane Sandberg

Northwest IR User Group

Finding and evaluating existing open educational resources (OER) offer particular challenges to faculty and librarians. The OER discovery process is distributed across several repositories and search engines. OER searches tend to include a variety of different learning objects presented in a wide range of formats, which can be difficult to evaluate and compare.

This lightning talk will discuss the steps that Linn-Benton Community College took to improve the discovery process for open courses in its institutional repository. It will discuss the steps we took to include these courses in a popular OER search tool and facilitate the evaluation process by ...


Adapting Digital Commons To Unusual Collections, Emma Altman 2018 University of Idaho College of Law

Adapting Digital Commons To Unusual Collections, Emma Altman

Northwest IR User Group

The University of Idaho Law Library houses a collection of ~10,000 (and growing) digital records and briefs from the Idaho State Supreme Court, but this unique resource had a difficult time finding a user and staff friendly home. This lightning talk will address how our library has adjusted the book gallery feature of Digital Commons (DC) to house this collection in an attractive, accessible manner. Attendees will learn about our successful and less successful tweaks to the DC framework and will be encouraged to adapt our experience to their own unusual collections.


Organizing Your Organization, Heather Martin, Daina Dickman 2018 Providence St. Joseph Health

Organizing Your Organization, Heather Martin, Daina Dickman

Northwest IR User Group

What to do when designing a repository for an institution that doesn’t already have a predefined structure or taxonomy by which to organize or make ‘browsable’ your collections? Conference attendees who come from complex institutions without clearly set “Departments” will be interested to hear how Providence St Joseph Health (PSJH) created an organizational structure and taxonomy during the implementation of their Digital Commons IR. By considering existing classification schemes (LC and NLM), internal naming practices, and consulting small stakeholder focus groups PSJH is making their publications easily browsable by both internal and potential external users.


Celebrating Open Education Week, Michele Gibney 2018 University of the Pacific

Celebrating Open Education Week, Michele Gibney

Northwest IR User Group

Open Education (OE) Week offers a chance to get faculty and students engaged in what OE might mean for them in the classroom. In 2018 at University of the Pacific, we offered several types of programming during the week of March 5-9 geared towards both faculty and students. We'll share what succeeded and what fell flat along with recommendations for future OE Week events.

Pacific's 2018 OE Week events: https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/oe-week/


Transform Your Ir Branding By Leveraging University Resources, Maura Valentino 2018 Central Washington University

Transform Your Ir Branding By Leveraging University Resources, Maura Valentino

Northwest IR User Group

Learn how Central Washington University’s Brooks Library is improving IR use and visibility by leveraging university graphic design and other resources. Explore the ways in which IR outreach materials are being redesigned to use campus-wide resources and programs including The Wildcat Way, a university-wide commitment to service excellence. Discover how your IR outreach can benefit from the cost savings and improved design standards available when you work closely with your university partners.


What's New And What's Coming From Bepress, Greg Seymour 2018 bepress

What's New And What's Coming From Bepress, Greg Seymour

Northwest IR User Group

Join bepress’s Greg Seymour for highlights of recent and upcoming developments from bepress with a special focus on PlumX Metrics on Digital Commons and other new tools to help you share research impact around campus.


Get It Right: Applying Rights Statements To Digital Collections, Sue Kunda, Laura Buchholz 2018 Western Oregon University

Get It Right: Applying Rights Statements To Digital Collections, Sue Kunda, Laura Buchholz

Northwest IR User Group

The Orbis Cascade Alliance’s move to standardize metadata across institutions will greatly enhance our ability to share digital collections across the Alliance and beyond. Perhaps no other fields, though, cause more consternation and confusion than the pair of rights statements required by the Alliance and the Digital Public Library of America.

This presentation will describe the work done by the Alliance's Dublin Core Best Practices Working Group to help member institutions assign standardized rights statements. Examples and explanations of why certain choices were made for both the url and free text statement will also be provided.


Implementing A Campus-Wide Oer Publishing Platform At Uc Berkeley, Maria Gould 2018 University of California - Berkeley

Implementing A Campus-Wide Oer Publishing Platform At Uc Berkeley, Maria Gould

Northwest IR User Group

In April 2018, the UC Berkeley Library launched a campus-wide OER publishing platform to provide faculty, staff, and students with a simple and centralized portal for creating and finding OERs and other online works. Originating out of a multi-pronged approach to support and encourage course content affordability measures on campus, the publishing platform came about to address a specific need: while the Library had been incentivizing OER use through grants to faculty, we realized that we lacked an easy way to help people create them. In this presentation, I will share details and insights from our process so that other ...


Elsevier, American Chemical Society And Researchgate Inspire Authors' Rights Training, Sue Kunda 2018 Western Oregon University

Elsevier, American Chemical Society And Researchgate Inspire Authors' Rights Training, Sue Kunda

Northwest IR User Group

ResearchGate’s recent legal woes regarding publishing giants like Elsevier and American Chemical Society have caught the attention of academic authors, giving open access champions a unique opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientists. This session will describe a workshop for authors’ rights training that incorporates ResearchGate into discussions of copyright (including the use of SHERPA/RoMEO), licensing and copyright transfer negotiation. The workshop also entails a discussion of the perks of participating in both ResearchGate and non-commercial repositories by exploring how the services complement one another.

Attendees of this presentation will come away with ideas for designing their ...


"Efficient" Thesis & Dissertation Workflows With Limited Resources, Michele Gibney 2018 University of the Pacific

"Efficient" Thesis & Dissertation Workflows With Limited Resources, Michele Gibney

Northwest IR User Group

The University of the Pacific started an institutional repository, Scholarly Commons, at the end of 2016. Prior to this, theses/dissertations (T/Ds) had been submitted to ProQuest starting in 1960 and prior to that the University collected print copies in the Library starting in 1912. The print collection of T/Ds at Pacific was 3,188 in December 2016.

The goals starting in 2017 were as follows

  1. Duplicate all current ProQuest ETDs in to the IR with restricted access
  2. Set up the ProQuest submission form moving forwards to gain permission from students to upload to the IR
  3. Digitize all ...


When You Are Falling, Dive: Launching A Thesis Digitization Project, David Isaak, Tiffany Chang, Claire Pask, Avril Carrillo, Angie Beiriger 2018 Reed College

When You Are Falling, Dive: Launching A Thesis Digitization Project, David Isaak, Tiffany Chang, Claire Pask, Avril Carrillo, Angie Beiriger

Northwest IR User Group

At Reed College, every student must complete a year-long thesis project and deposit a print copy of their final thesis in the Library. Though a descriptive catalog record (title, author, advisor, and department) exists for each of these 17,000 theses, students and faculty have trouble discovering relevant theses and tracking the evolution of previous research projects. An electronic theses collection does exist, but participation is voluntary and deposit rates low. This spring, the Library embarked on a digital scholarship pilot project to determine what resources and workflows will be necessary to digitize new incoming theses as well as retrospectively ...


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