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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 ...


Ner Hospital Librarians: Summer Session 2019, Margot G. Malachowski 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ner Hospital Librarians: Summer Session 2019, Margot G. Malachowski

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

NER Hospital Librarians is an educational series addressing the professional development needs of hospital librarians in the New England Region. Topics are determined by NNLM NER’s Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG). Example topics include: DOCLINE Update; Advanced PubMed; and Librarians Supporting Nursing Education and Scholarship. Webinars are schedule for one hour. In-person events are scheduled for five hours.

Each session will highlight a topic of concern to hospital librarians. NNLM NER will identify subject experts to provide instruction either through WebEx or on-site at UMass Medical School. The sessions begin with introduction of topic and subject expert, include discussion ...


Recounting The Conversation: Learning How To Write A Literature Review, Alexandra O. Hendley 2019 Murray State University

Recounting The Conversation: Learning How To Write A Literature Review, Alexandra O. Hendley

Faculty & Staff Research and Creative Activity

This in-class activity gives students practice summarizing, synthesizing, and evaluating information from numerous sources – skills needed when writing a literature review. As a lowstakes, collaborative, in-class writing task, this activity may also help alleviate some of the fears that students may have about writing. Writing manuals like Writing in Sociology (Edwards 2015) and Writing in Sociology: A Brief Guide (Smith-Lovin and Moskovitz 2017), refer to scholarly literatures as “conversations” occurring within a “party” or “room full of people.” Applying this metaphor, this exercise asks students to imagine themselves at a party, overhearing attendees’ remarks. Students get a list of quotes ...


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 ...


Surveying Oregon’S Digital Heritage Collections, Beth Dehn 2019 Oregon Heritage Commission

Surveying Oregon’S Digital Heritage Collections, Beth Dehn

OLA Quarterly

In 2018, the Oregon Heritage Commission conducted a survey of heritage organizations across the state to capture data regarding digitization efforts. The goal of the survey was to collect a baseline of information on the types of digital collections in Oregon, existing digital infrastructure, and a level of interest in collaborative options. Data gathered was shared with our partners, including the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to aid their work in considering how to create an on-ramp for smaller collections to enter into the Digital Public Library of America. This work followed the 2013 Environmental Scan of Digital Collections conducted by the ...


Volume 24 Issue 4 Back Matter, 2019 Pacific University

Volume 24 Issue 4 Back Matter

OLA Quarterly

No abstract provided.


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