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Rooms 2084, Robert Urquhart, Ian Horton 2019 London College of Communication

Rooms 2084, Robert Urquhart, Ian Horton

Organizational Aesthetics

Abstract

In September 2017 Room 2084 was installed at London College of Communication (LCC) to display a selection of objects from the personal archives and collections of staff and students in the Design School during the London Design Festival.

The aim of this display was to examine the role such objects play in the research and practice of the school and how these relate to the collection policies of the institution’s archives and special collections. To this end ‘trials’ were held throughout the duration of the show where members of staff would ‘defend’ their objects to a ‘jury’ who ...


Wku Libraries: Where Knowledge Unfolds, Jennifer Wilson, Connie Foster 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wku Libraries: Where Knowledge Unfolds, Jennifer Wilson, Connie Foster

Jennifer Wilson

No abstract provided.


Taking Control Of Archdesc: Implementing Spaceport For Special Collections Finding Aids, Tiffany Cole, Rebecca B. French 2019 James Madison University

Taking Control Of Archdesc: Implementing Spaceport For Special Collections Finding Aids, Tiffany Cole, Rebecca B. French

Libraries

This poster describes a project to develop Spaceport, a Python app that transforms EAD finding aids from ArchivesSpace into EADs for Virginia Heritage, HTML files for the JMU Libraries website, and MARCXML records for the catalog. It outlines the challenges and needs that led to Spaceport's development and describes benefits experienced from its implementation.


Volume 25 Issue 1 Table Of Contents, 2019 Pacific University

Volume 25 Issue 1 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Volume 25 Issue 1 Introduction, Rachel Zill 2019 Oregon State University

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 ...


The Future Of Cataloging (For The Rest Of Us): Forecasting For Production-Level Cataloging, Lori Van Deman 2019 Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

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 ...


Beyond The Subject: Non-Topical Facets For Exploration And Discovery, Kelley McGrath 2019 Pacific University

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 2019 Linn-Benton Community College

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 2019 Hillsboro Public Library

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 ...


Out With The Old, In With The … Archivesspace, Laura Buchholz 2019 Reed College

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.


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

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 ...


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 2019 Washington County Cooperative Library Services

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 ...


Three Tips For Creating Local Technical Services Trainings, Stephanie Milbrodt 2019 Tigard Public Library

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, 2019 Pacific University

Volume 25 Issue 1 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Future Organization Of Things, 2019 Pacific University

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 ...


Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson 2019 Portland State University

Primo [Library Catalog]: Towards A Socially Just Search System, Kimberly Willson-St. Clair, Molly Gunderson

Kimberly Willson-St. Clair

At the Portland State University (PSU) Library, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion and have demonstrated this commitment by design with the new, responsive Primo. Designing the new Primo for ease of use for discovery and delivery for 30,000 students was the tantamount motivation for our new Primo launch, fall term 2016. In this session, we will cover why the PSU Library uses the open search field rather than scope selection on the homepage; what is an equitable approach to faceted navigation; and why a “less is more” design approach addresses accessibility and the affective for first generation college ...


Sharing Oregon’S Cultural Heritage: Harvesting Oregon Digital’S Collections Into The Digital Public Library Of America, Julia Simic, Ryan Wick 2019 University of Oregon

Sharing Oregon’S Cultural Heritage: Harvesting Oregon Digital’S Collections Into The Digital Public Library Of America, Julia Simic, Ryan Wick

OLA Quarterly

Oregon Digital, the library digital collections platform of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, joined the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) in 2016 to increase the visibility of our collections. This article discusses the process of becoming participants in the hub-network structure of the two organizations, remediating metadata in compliance with best practices, and modifications to the digital collections platforms, both locally and at MWDL, to successfully harvest over 100,000 items into DPLA.


Volume 24 Issue 4 Table Of Contents, 2019 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 4 Table Of Contents

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program’S Commitment To Open Access, Sarah Seymore 2019 University of Oregon

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program’S Commitment To Open Access, Sarah Seymore

OLA Quarterly

The Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at the University of Oregon Libraries is an initiative to digitize historic and current Oregon newspapers, making them freely available to the public through a keyword-searchable online database. The ODNP is committed to open access and has included collaboration and data sharing with larger programs like the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America historic newspaper website. Since 2015, the ODNP has increased its open access mission by archiving and hosting born-digital newspaper content, as well as continuing digitization of historic newspapers from microfilm and print. This article outlines the ODNP’s past and current open ...


Opportunities With Archives West: How A Small Academic Archive Benefits From Membership, Becca Evans 2019 Southern Oregon University

Opportunities With Archives West: How A Small Academic Archive Benefits From Membership, Becca Evans

OLA Quarterly

Like many smaller academic organizations, Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library Special Collections and University Archives (SPEC) operates with a limited budget and minimal staffing. Membership to Archives West provides Hannon Library with a framework to enhance discovery, improve collection management, and promote growth and sustainability. The additional resources provided by Archives West and the Orbis Cascade Alliance allow SPEC to increase capacity and improve services to students and community researchers. The underlying framework consists of training sessions, best practices documents, affordable access to ArchivesSpace, and system support. While improved discoverability is often the primary motivator, libraries should not overlook ...


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