- Business in the Front, Party in the Back: Revising Metadata Processes Up-Front to Benefit Back-End Workflows
When faced with the prospect of manually uploading thousands of collection objects into our digital repository, we created a workflow that allows us to take a metadata spreadsheet containing thousands of rows and transform it into a series of MODS XML files, using OpenRefine's templating tool.
- Clearing Free to Ride: A Lesson in Providing Copyright Support in All Stages of Creation
In 2017, The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity released Free to Ride, a feature-length documentary about Leaders for Equality and Action (LEAD), a coalition who fought for free public transit in Dayton, Ohio.
- Collaborative Adaptation of Preservation Processes: Redefining the Workflow for Circulating Books
Colorado State University Libraries has developed an innovative workflow for treating monographs which arrive in the Preservation Lab from the general collections.
- Digitization in the Classroom: Teaching Undergraduates the Art of Digitizing History
In the fall 2015 semester, Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) offered Digital History 250, a course that provided students with an introduction to how history is made and used in digital environments.
- From Lone Wolf to Wolf Pack: Cultivating a Metadata Team
As libraries begin to employ more metadata professionals, there comes a need to develop a team environment.
- In-House Professional Development: We Did It and You Can Too!
Shrinking professional development budgets at libraries can complicate the task of building skills to prepare for the future.
- New Signposts, New Paths, New Directions: Managing Change
Since 2015, Ottenheimer library has dismantled the traditional public services/technical services division.
- Online Onboarding: Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Library Workplace Training in an Interactive Online Asynchronous Environment
In this poster, the authors discuss how they redesigned existing online onboarding tutorials in Springshare’s LibGuides to interactive modules with Microsoft PowerPoint and Office Mix, a free plugin which enables users to create accessible eLearning content with rich analytics.
- The E-Resources Dashboard: Performance Metrics for Initiating Conversations with Faculty
Learn more about Berry College Memorial Library's attempt to identify useful performance metrics for e-resources.
- To Weed or Not to Weed: That Is the Collection
While deselection is not a new concept to libraries, it is not often a top priority.
- Unexpected Discovery: Catalog Cleanup After Implementing Discovery
Before implementing EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), we were not aware of potential issues with our MARC records and how they would display in Discovery.
- Using MARC to Tell a Story
Catalogs can be filled with a large amount of diverse records. Some libraries are in need of different, better ways to use catalog data to illustrate facts.
- XML-Centered Digital Library Metadata Management for the Repository, the Catalog, and Beyond
This session will explore the advantages offered by an implementation of MODS as the primary descriptive metadata schema for a digital library's collections and items.