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Review Of Ethical Questions In Name Authority Control, Itza A. Carbajal Feb 2020

Review Of Ethical Questions In Name Authority Control, Itza A. Carbajal

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Ethical Questions in Name Authority Control is a new and thoughtful addition to the metadata and cataloging field of study and practice. Consisting of eighteen essays written by a number of libraries, archives, and information scholars, this edited volume investigates and responds to a number of ethical questions regarding name authority control.These include topics such as the privacy of the creator, use of geographic names for contested lands, critique of the use of gender in authority control systems, as well as considerations around multilingualism, to name a few. While the title mostly appeals to a particular field of work ...


Secrets Of The Save File: Using Connexion And Microsoft Access For Efficient Batch Cataloging Projects, Rebecca B. French Feb 2020

Secrets Of The Save File: Using Connexion And Microsoft Access For Efficient Batch Cataloging Projects, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

Have you ever wished you could limit your Connexion batch search results to the one OCLC record with the most holdings? Or hoped for a way to confidently match those search results to existing metadata from your ILS without handling each record one by one? These tasks and more are all possible by working directly with the Microsoft Access database underlying Connexion's local save file. In this presentation, I will share how our library used this functionality in a workflow for efficiently cataloging a gift collection of jazz LPs. I will describe features of the local save file database ...


The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman Feb 2020

The Zine Union Catalog, Lauren S. Kehoe, Jenna Freedman

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Lauren Kehoe and Jenna Freedman have been working on the Zine Union Catalog, aka ZineCat or ZUC, since their Introduction to Digital Humanities course in Spring, 2017: MALS 75500, Digital Humanities Methods and Practices. ZineCat is the home of a union catalog dedicated to zines. A union catalog is a resource where libraries and other cultural institutions that collect materials can share cataloging and holdings information from their individual collections. The most familiar union catalog is probably WorldCat which is used to locate books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and other materials in the world’s libraries. ZineCat facilitates researchers' discovery of ...


Worldviews, Term Circles, Linked Data, F. Tim Knight Jan 2020

Worldviews, Term Circles, Linked Data, F. Tim Knight

Librarian Publications & Presentations

The CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Report advises that libraries address “structural biases” in knowledge organization. This session explores the effects a Western worldview has on our ability to successfully “integrate Indigenous epistemologies” and decolonize our approaches to knowledge organization, the need for respectful consultation with Indigenous communities, and linked data as a way forward. This session features Camille Callison, Anne Carr-Wiggin and F. Tim Knight and is one of several sessions at OLA SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.


Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans Jan 2020

Cleaning Up Messy Records: Uncovering Match-Points In Ils And Repository Data, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Evans shared the process and learning takeaways from a recent project, comparing and cleaning up the data in both a repository and library catalog for items from a single collection. This post discusses the need for knowing how to pull good lists and the benefits of solid control fields in the data from multiple different systems. It also shared candidly the challenges one faces when fixing errors and attempting to make fields more consistent for platforms with very different records and standards.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The ...


Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson, Christina Zoricic Dec 2019

Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Alie Visser, Erin Johnson, Christina Zoricic

Western Libraries Publications

Following the trend of repurposing library space to meet modern user needs, Western University is undergoing a planned revitalization and renovation of its largest library on campus. As a result, 500,000 items will need to be shifted to other locations or off-site storage. In this session we will outline the impact of metadata work in shifting this large collection of material to a shared print preservation storage facility, in coordination with Western University’s Keep@Downsview partnership (https://downsviewkeep.org/). Keep@Downsview is a partnership of five universities to preserve the scholarly record in Ontario in a shared, high-density ...


Here Come The Bots: Six Tips When Designing Your Ir's Metadata For Improved Discoverability, Rachel S. Evans Nov 2019

Here Come The Bots: Six Tips When Designing Your Ir's Metadata For Improved Discoverability, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans draws from her experience as a web developer and a recent webinar on discoverability to compose a list of six tips for creating and maintaining strong metadata in digital repositories with SEO in mind. Each tip includes a personalized summary for why it is important, especially when Google bots crawl your site. The tips include a mix of best practices and common sense advice for rising to the top of search results.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL ...


“Who’S Driving The Bus?” Or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections, Kathelene Mccarty Smith, David Gwynn, Beth Ann Koelsch, Jennifer Motszko Nov 2019

“Who’S Driving The Bus?” Or How Digitization Is Influencing Archival Collections, Kathelene Mccarty Smith, David Gwynn, Beth Ann Koelsch, Jennifer Motszko

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

Archivists who work directly with unique collections, as well as librarians and other professionals who coordinate digitization, generally agree that access should be prioritized. However, each group has its own goals, standards, and timelines that may conflict with those of their colleagues. The push to maximize access to collections may, in some cases, go so far as to influence collecting policies. Is the lure of rapid digitization affecting best practices of arrangement and description? If online access to the collections is the ultimate goal, and if each stakeholder has a different perspective on how best to accomplish this, who decides ...


Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Erin Johnson, Alie Visser, Christina Zoricic Nov 2019

Matching Made In Heaven: Collections And Metadata Collaboration For Print Preservation, Erin Johnson, Alie Visser, Christina Zoricic

Western Libraries Presentations

Following the trend of re-purposing library space to meet modern user needs, Western University is undergoing a planned revitalization and renovation of its largest library on campus. As a result, 500,000 items will need to be shifted to other locations or off-site storage. In this session we will outline the impact of metadata work in shifting this large collection of material to a shared print preservation storage facility, in coordination with Western University’s Keep@Downsview partnership (https://downsviewkeep.org/). Keep@Downsview is a partnership of five universities to preserve the scholarly record in Ontario in a shared, high-density ...


Gla Conference Review: Workshop On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans Nov 2019

Gla Conference Review: Workshop On Digitization For Small Institutions, Rachel S. Evans

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Rachel Evans summarizes the recent Georgia Library Association (GLA) conference held in Macon, GA in October 2019. Specifically Evans reviews in detail a workshop on digitization for small institutions. The workshop and by extension the blog post review share valuable resources for project managers working on digitization in their libraries and within their digital repositories as well as information about metadata standards and best practices.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL groups.


Adopting A Method To Evaluate Bibliographic Electronic Resource Title Sets Of Metadata, Jennifer Eustis Oct 2019

Adopting A Method To Evaluate Bibliographic Electronic Resource Title Sets Of Metadata, Jennifer Eustis

Jennifer Eustis

This article briefly describes how a method to evaluate title sets of metadata that are batch loaded into the catalog is being developed.


Open Parks Network: Partnering For Expanded Access, Dlf 2019, 7x, Joshua Morgan, Jamie Rogers Oct 2019

Open Parks Network: Partnering For Expanded Access, Dlf 2019, 7x, Joshua Morgan, Jamie Rogers

Presentations

The OPN has been a digitization and hosting program between the NPS and Clemson University since 2010. Our next goal is to unite NPS collections from other institutions to create a vast network of National Parks material under one cloud. Florida International University will be our first partner institution.


Mapping Metadata At A Public University, Blake Graham, Harriet Wintermute, Margaret Mering Oct 2019

Mapping Metadata At A Public University, Blake Graham, Harriet Wintermute, Margaret Mering

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

This session explores the purpose of metadata application profiles (MAP), and how a team of practitioners at a public university developed a single MAP representing metadata elements and values from multiple repositories.

Download is a pdf file.

PowerPoint (.pptx) slides attached below.


The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay Oct 2019

The Rise Of Open Scholarly Data & Possible Implications For Libraries, Aaron Tay

Research Collection Library

The idea of open access is familiar and in recent years there has been a lot of attention paid on the open access movement. Currently due to the rise of the new open scholarly metadata, a lot can be obtained using open data. For instance Title / author / abstract metadata is available in Crossref, references are freely available via many sources such as Crossref itself, Microsoft Academic, Pubmed and Altmetrics data is available via the Crossref Event data. What are the implications for libraries and what is the arc of scholarly communication towards open?


Digital Collection Assessment And Use, Tammy Troup Sep 2019

Digital Collection Assessment And Use, Tammy Troup

Bucknell Open Educational Resources

The Digital Collection Assessment and Use learning module introduces the use of the Digital Public Library of America (dp.la) API to assess descriptive metadata practices from the perspective of subject specialists. Subject experts are encouraged to use this toolkit to consider how their expertise can be used to support access to knowledge.

The learning module is published in the #DLFteach Toolkit: Lesson Plans for Digital Library Instruction. The openly available, peer-reviewed collection of lesson plans and concrete instructional strategies is the result of a project led by the professional development and resource sharing subgroup. This publication emerged from #DLFteach ...


Uq Library's Journey Towards Fair Research Outputs - Advancement Of Research Data Management And Digitisation Services, Rebecca Deuble, Mandy Swingle, Dulcie Stewart, Fei Yu Aug 2019

Uq Library's Journey Towards Fair Research Outputs - Advancement Of Research Data Management And Digitisation Services, Rebecca Deuble, Mandy Swingle, Dulcie Stewart, Fei Yu

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

The growth of data and technology has deeply impacted on the ways that scientific research are practiced, bringing new challenges to academic libraries. In Australia, the recent worldwide movement to FAIR – findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable - research, has seen institutions shift towards developing relevant policies and standards, so as to remain competitive in the global economy.

This paper will discuss how The University of Queensland (UQ) Library has taken significant steps to achieving the FAIR principles for research outputs, within Digitisation and Research Data Management (RDM) services.

The institutional repository, UQ eSpace is critical in supporting these services. It is ...


The Future Of Cataloging (For The Rest Of Us): Forecasting For Production-Level Cataloging, Lori Van Deman Aug 2019

The Future Of Cataloging (For The Rest Of Us): Forecasting For Production-Level Cataloging, Lori Van Deman

OLA Quarterly

For decades, catalogers have lived in a place of change. We’ve been in a nearly continual shift ever since library catalogs moved to digital environments, and before that as concepts and new formats emerged. In the past, many of these changes have taken years or decades to implement locally, let alone implement on a national or global scale. Our era in cataloging is no different. The implementation of RDA, the shift away from the MARC record, and increasing interest in linked data (among myriad other factors) are beginning to coalesce into a discernible future. This is an exceptional time ...


Out With The Old, In With The … Archivesspace, Laura Buchholz Aug 2019

Out With The Old, In With The … Archivesspace, Laura Buchholz

OLA Quarterly

What do you do when your cataloging infrastructure is outdated, unusable by your patrons, and creating excess work for your staff? Get new infrastructure! At Special Collections and Archives in the Reed College Library, we are in the process of implementing ArchivesSpace, a collection management tool for archives. As we go, we are professionalizing our description practices, preparing to contribute to regional aggregations (Archives West), and, most importantly, increasing access to our collections. The software is also easier to use and reduces the time we spend doing research for our patrons.


Know How To Play The Accordion, But Don’T (And Other Things I Learned While Implementing A Discovery Layer: A Top Ten List), Amy Mihelich Aug 2019

Know How To Play The Accordion, But Don’T (And Other Things I Learned While Implementing A Discovery Layer: A Top Ten List), Amy Mihelich

OLA Quarterly

Between May and November of 2018, Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) implemented BiblioCore, a discovery service from BiblioCommons that would become the public interface for our existing Polaris catalog. We had a successful launch on November 14, with positive feedback from both staff and patrons. It was a highly visible project with a tight timeline. The project team was small—I was the solo cataloger and responsible for all the parts of the project that were cataloging related.

My office oversees the catalog in general, but each library manages the cataloging of their own items, so there were staff ...


Future Organization Of Things Aug 2019

Future Organization Of Things

OLA Quarterly

Oregon librarians are on track with current developments in technical services, but that is no simple task. This issue of OLAQ is dedicated to cataloging, metadata, archival description, and all the various ways we organize our collections. Authors reveal their thoughts on the practical implications of future cataloging methods, faceted vocabulary, and new tools. They share tales of migration and automation, implementing new discovery layers, optimizing access to open educational resources, providing affordable training, and more. In this incredibly instant culture, our work is crucial in providing efficient access to information resources. Come explore the important, yet oftentimes invisible, work ...


Volume 25 Issue 1 Table Of Contents Aug 2019

Volume 25 Issue 1 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 25 Issue 1 Introduction, Rachel Zill Aug 2019

Volume 25 Issue 1 Introduction, Rachel Zill

OLA Quarterly

The issue of OLAQ that you currently hold in your—er—computer screen focuses on the “future organization of things.” I titled this issue not out of laziness or a lack of eloquence, but because I did not want to reduce our work to mind-numbing and siloed verbiage such as cataloging, technical services, metadata, and the long string of jargon that our job titles have become. I wanted this issue to approach current developments and future concerns of technical library work with an ease only accomplished by consulting the humble, articulate colleagues present in this state.

This issue begins with ...


Beyond The Subject: Non-Topical Facets For Exploration And Discovery, Kelley Mcgrath Aug 2019

Beyond The Subject: Non-Topical Facets For Exploration And Discovery, Kelley Mcgrath

OLA Quarterly

New developments in the cataloging world can help libraries better answer questions like: What music do you have for string quartets? What young adult fiction do you have by African American male authors? Do you have any diaries written by pioneer women in Oregon in the late nineteenth century? Do you have any recent movies from China?

Historically, the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) have included terms both for what something is about (topic) and for what something is (genre or form). Many users are looking for something either as a topic, or as a genre or form, and ...


Leveraging Cataloging And Collection Development Expertise To Improve Oer Discovery, Clare Sobotka, Holly Wheeler, Heather White Aug 2019

Leveraging Cataloging And Collection Development Expertise To Improve Oer Discovery, Clare Sobotka, Holly Wheeler, Heather White

OLA Quarterly

While there is ongoing improvement in some of the larger open educational resources (OER) search engines, librarians sending emails to listservs asking “anyone know of OER on this topic?” and keeping old-fashioned reading lists of valuable OER are common occurrences. Compared to searching for books in a library catalog or scholarly articles in a research database, finding OER wherever they may be is challenging even for librarians, not to mention instructional faculty. The reason is technical: subpar and variable metadata in OER search engines leads to difficulties searching, capturing, and sharing data across repositories. In other words, the current lack ...


From Selection To Shelf: A Process Improvement Experience, Lorie Vik Aug 2019

From Selection To Shelf: A Process Improvement Experience, Lorie Vik

OLA Quarterly

After Hillsboro Public Library (HPL) used design thinking to build a collaborative service model on the public floor, we wanted to extend it behind the scenes. How could we achieve our goal of getting items from door to floor in under 48 hours? How could we improve the workflow with selection, acquisitions, cataloging, and processing to create a 7-day-a-week operation? The library teamed up with the City’s Eureka! Project to use process improvement tools to analyze our systems and workflow. We involved non-library staff on the team to get an outsider’s perspective, and we asked the staff doing ...


It’S Automatic: Library Automation As A Catalyst For Transformation, Michelle Lenox Aug 2019

It’S Automatic: Library Automation As A Catalyst For Transformation, Michelle Lenox

OLA Quarterly

Between October 2018 and February 2019, the Warrenton Community Library began a transformation of library services. With the funding and support available through a 2017 voter-approved levy and a joint LSTA grant with the neighboring Seaside Public Library, this small coastal library was able to introduce a full suite of online services to its patrons. Just as importantly, Warrenton was able to join a shared ILS environment and facilitate patron access to a wider range of resources.

Previously, the library used card-based checkout. A simple MARC software application was used to create a catalog of bibliographic records accessible only to ...


Three Tips For Creating Local Technical Services Trainings, Stephanie Milbrodt Aug 2019

Three Tips For Creating Local Technical Services Trainings, Stephanie Milbrodt

OLA Quarterly

One challenge that many Technical Services supervisors face is providing little or no-cost training opportunities for their staff. With limited professional development budgets and constant change in Technical Services workflows, it can be difficult for libraries, particularly public and school libraries, to keep up with staff education needs. The purpose of this article is to address common issues encountered in creating little or no-cost local trainings on a variety of topics, ranging from concrete tasks to complex theory. By the end of this article, readers should be able to navigate common issues faced in creating and implementing locally created/adapted ...


Volume 25 Issue 1 Back Matter Aug 2019

Volume 25 Issue 1 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Describing Historical Images: Improving Access To Digital Collections With Local Subjects, Jessica Serrao, Janice Prater, Scott Dutkiewicz, Charlotte Grubbs Jun 2019

Describing Historical Images: Improving Access To Digital Collections With Local Subjects, Jessica Serrao, Janice Prater, Scott Dutkiewicz, Charlotte Grubbs

Presentations

Libraries are at the forefront of creating rich quality metadata to ensure communities can access, learn, and understand their shared histories. The Metadata and Monographic Resources Team (MMRT) is tasked with describing and providing access points to Clemson Libraries’ Digital Collections. Metadata decisions made by MMRT affect how community members discover, access, and use these materials. Photographic images, in particular, pose challenges if they lack descriptive information or historical context. If descriptions are provided, they often align with the historically white male majority, naming high level individuals and leaving out minority and marginalized peoples.

This poster covers challenges and decisions ...


Accessing Web Archives: Integrating An Archive-It Collection Into Ebsco Discovery Service, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler Jun 2019

Accessing Web Archives: Integrating An Archive-It Collection Into Ebsco Discovery Service, Christina A. Beis, Kayla Harris, Stephanie Shreffler

Kayla Harris

Effective collaboration between archives and technical services can increase the discoverability of special collection materials. Archivists at the University of Dayton Libraries began using Archive-It to capture websites relevant to their collecting policies in 2015. However, the collections were only made available to users from the University of Dayton page on the Archive-It website. Content was isolated in a separate platform and was not promoted to users. Working together, the team of archivists and technical services librarians incorporated the web archive collections into the Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) discovery layer. A local data dictionary was created based on OCLC ...