2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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    The Dataverse Project: An Open-Source Data Repository and Data Sharing Community
    (2016-05-25) Quigley, Elizabeth; Harvard University
    This poster discusses the Dataverse Project, an open-source data repository and data sharing community.
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    Scaling and Diversifying at the intersection of digital humanities and libraries: An update from dh+lib
    (2016-05-25) Potvin, Sarah; Russell, John; Shirazi, Roxanne; Pinto, Caro; Christian-Lamb, Caitlin; Williams, Patrick; Coble, Zach; Padilla, Thomas; Texas A&M University; Pennsylvania State University; City University of New York; Mount Holyoke College; Davidson College; Syracuse University; New York University; Michigan State University
    dh+lib serves as a locus for information and exchange at the intersection of digital humanities and libraries, drawing more than 115,000 pageviews from 38,000 readers across the world, publishing original work by approximately fifty authors, and coordinating more than two hundred volunteers internationally. This poster will incorporate background information and updates on dh+lib and will show attendees how they can be involved in the project, either as editors or authors. Founded in 2012, with the support of the newly-formed ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group, and with the goal of providing for exchange among those interested in digital humanities and libraries, dh+lib has expanded considerably. The site hosts a weekly Review, original posts, and regularly-updated resource lists and registries. The production of the Review involves a rotating cast of volunteer editors-at-large who serve week-long shifts nominating and curating content to be featured in the Review, with the help of the PressForward curation tool (developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media). The Review highlights “the best of the web,” pointing readers to projects, resources, posts and essays, research, CFPs, opportunities, and relevant job postings. In 2015, two new series of original posts launched: Data Praxis presents a range of digitally-inflected perspectives on research, pedagogy, curation, and collection building and augmentation, and Scene Reports serve as lightweight, collaborative ethnographies of a growing field. Beyond the site itself, editors host in-person meetups at conferences and maintain an active Twitter presence. Apart from web hosting provided by ACRL, dh+lib is entirely volunteer-run. Those interested in joining our crew of volunteer editors and authors might choose one of several paths, ranging from authoring original posts or conducting interviews to serving week-long editor-at-large shifts or taking on editorial responsibility for other aspects of the site. We also welcome proposals for new features!
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    Crafting a Digital Preservation Patchwork: Stitching the Pieces Together
    (2016-05-25) Buckner, Sean; Texas A&M University
    Charged with developing a digital preservation program at Texas A&M University that would provide coverage for the University Libraries and those they serve, in 2015 the newly hired Digital Preservation Librarian began assessing the Libraries’ goals, content, resources, and needs in regards to digital preservation. What he found was a set of existent and missing elements that were generally not interdependent or connected. This poster would visually represent the actions taken at A&M to “stitch” together a Libraries-wide digital preservation program, a gradual and ongoing process that involves interweaving previously independent or non-existent elements into one blanketing program. This patchwork of elements include, among others, the development of guiding documentation, selection and/or implementation of crucial asset management/storage systems, modification of preexisting and future workflows, reorganization of legacy content with retroactive acquisition of associated metadata, and coordination with interested or overseeing units. The poster would detail and describe the reasoning, methodology, and results for crafting a nascent digital preservation program in this manner at A&M.
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    "Better Living in North Carolina": Challenges of Presenting Agricultural Statistics From The Past
    (2016-05-25) Stewart, James R.; North Carolina State University
    The Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries is exploring historical datasets as part of its LSTA-funded digitization project “Better Living in North Carolina: Bringing Technology To The People.” Through the project, thousands of resources from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service will be digitized. Among these materials are annual statistical reports completed by agricultural extension agents from 1923 to 1967. These reports contain potential legacy datasets from various agricultural fields, from farming soils to home health and nutrition. This poster will present examples, insights on the challenges of extracting data from digitized archival materials, and the value of these resources for today’s researchers. We hope that data researchers across multiple disciplines may find new and unexpected datasets in special collections.
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    oEmbed Service for Islandora
    (2016-05-25) Zhao, Tao; University of Oklahoma
    The University of Oklahoma Libraries launched an international exhibit in 2015 called Galileo’s World (http://galileo.ou.edu) featuring our unique History of Science collections. The Drupal-based exhibit site links to high-resolution scans in an Islandora repository (https://repository.ou.edu) using an Islandora-specific fork of oEmbed (http://oembed.com) that will be contributed to the Islandora Foundation in 2016.
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    A "3-Stage Banner" Concept for DSpace
    (2016-05-25) Zhang, Zhongda; University of Oklahoma
    Like many statewide consortial repositories, the SHAREOK system in Oklahoma (https://shareok.org) strives to present a unified appearance while giving partner institutions some control over their own branding, as well as custom branding for their internal customers’ communities and collections. We’ve implemented a mobile-responsive “3-stage banner” concept that allows for a uniform shoulder anchor, a block for the institution’s logo, and a block for the community or collection logo.
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    Who gives a DAM?: The Iterative Process for Assessing Digital Asset Management Tools
    (2016-05-25) Bailey, Greg; Bondurant, John; Buckner, Sean; Creel, James; duPlessis, Anton; Huff, Jeremy; Melgoza, Pauline; Mosbo, Julie; Muise, Ian; Potvin, Sarah; Sewell, Robin; Wright, Brian; Texas A&M University
    A task force based in the Texas A&M University Libraries is working to assess digital asset systems (DAMS). While situated in the Libraries, the task force is supplemented by campus collaborators from the College of Architecture and University Marketing & Communications, with the goal of recommending a tool or tools that will meet the access and exhibition needs for digital collections of not only the TAMU Libraries, but also of other entities across campus. Over the course of the past 18 months, the task force has conducted a needs assessment, surveyed campus stakeholders, developed long and short lists of DAMS, produced a robust testing instrument, brought various systems into production for testing, and run tests against high-scoring systems. This poster reports on the iterative processes behind our assessment work, which originated as a Libraries effort and grew to encompass more complex needs, and presents findings from our testing.
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    Digital Collections Units as Learning Labs
    (2016-05-25) Boeke, Cindy; Southern Methodist University
    As Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship (DH/DS) become increasingly popular in many academic departments, digital collections can be used as teaching tools and/or the basis of projects for both undergraduate and graduate courses. SMU’s Norwick Center for Digital Services (nCDS) has created a variety of educational opportunities that are linked to curricular needs, including an MLS practicum, DH/DS practicum, digitization tours, lab demonstrations, and graduate seminars. We have a long-standing practicum program with the two local library schools. Over the past six years, we have trained 31 MLS students and graduates how to digitize special collections, create metadata, and upload items into CUL Digital Collections. Several of them are now employed as digital librarians throughout the area. More recently, we added a Digital Humanities Practicum that is helping SMU and local graduate students and professors with their DH/DS career development. nCDS staff teach the students digitization, metadata creation, and digital collections development using CUL Digital Collections. Over the past seven years, nCDS has provided guided tours of our digital photography studio and digitization/metadata lab that include background overviews on CUL Digital Collections and the digital library profession. Tours are given to a wide range of audiences, including potential donors, writers, community organizations, scholars, staff, and myriad people who are interested in the digitization of special collections. More recently, we have added an educational component, which incorporates lab demonstrations that match specific course needs. Our 30-minute nCDS Digital Services Tour, divided into three stations, gives students an overview of digital photography, digitization/metadata creation, and digital collections. We have also conducted a three-hour graduate seminar, where students were taught concepts relating to copyright, digital collections development, digital photography/digitization, metadata creation, digital preservation, and information architecture. The practicums, tours, demonstrations, and seminars are a team effort, involving all members of the nCDS staff. The most important result we are achieving is a much closer relationship with the campus and local community. We see great potential to increase such activities in the future.
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    Towards Researcher Participation in Research Information Systems
    (2016-05-25) Lee, Dong Joon; Stvilia, Besiki; Wu, Shuheng; Texas A&M University; Florida State University; City University of New York
    This poster presents an ongoing collaborative study supported by OCLC/ALISE LIS Research Grant. This mainly includes description and research design of this study. The project explores researcher participation in research identity management systems (e.g., Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID). It will especially discuss about knowledge base of how to design reliable, efficient and scalable solutions for the systems, motivate researchers to participate in the systems, and contribute to the system development in digital library settings. Accurate research identity identification and determination are essential for effective grouping, linking, aggregation, and retrieval of digital scholarship; evaluation of the research productivity and impact of individuals, groups, and institutions; and identification of expertise and skills. There are many different research identity management systems from publishers, libraries, universities, search engines and content aggregators with different data models, coverage and quality. Although knowledge curation by professionals usually produces the highest quality results, it may not be scalable because of its high cost. The literature on online communities shows that successful peer curation communities which are able to attract and retain enough participants can provide scalable knowledge curation solutions of a quality that is comparable to the quality of professionally curated content. Hence, the success of online research identity management systems may depend on the number of contributors and users they are able to recruit, motivate, and engage in research identity data curation. The outcomes of this exploratory research will include but not be limited to a qualitative theory of research identity data and information practices of researchers, quantitative model(s) of researchers’ priorities for different online research identity data and services, the factors that may affect their participation in and commitment to online research identity management systems, and their motivations to engage in research identity data curation. The study’s findings can greatly enhance our knowledge of the design of research identity data/metadata models, services, quality assurance activities, and, mechanisms for recruiting and retaining researchers for provision and maintenance of identity data.
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    Digitizing the Hawaii Mainichi - English/Japanese OCR @ University of Hawaii at Mano
    (2016-05-25) Chantiny, Martha; University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Poster presentation for the 2016 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) discussing the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library's digitization of the Hawaii Mainichi and the English/Japanese OCR.
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    Digital Image Collections @ University of Hawaii
    (2016-05-25) Chantiny, Martha; University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Present wide range of uses of open-source software "Streetprint" (LAMP-based, pre-Omeka-type application) - including making unique and fragile scrapbooks and research materials available as digital surrogates. See: http://digicoll.manoa.hawaii.edu/
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    Beyond Text: Best Practices for Cataloging Music-ETDs and Associated Audio-Visual Materials
    (2016-05-25) Hartsock, Ralph; Alemneh, Daniel; University of North Texas
    Current writings about the cataloging and access creation for ETDs has focused solely on print or text. The performing arts, and increasingly, the sciences, utilize other media that must be accounted for during cataloging. These include audio recordings of recitals, lectures, other performances. Video presentations of performances, artistic or scientific, must be cataloged and linked to the textual dissertation. This presentation will discuss issues and consideration in describing and integrating ETDs and associated contents.
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    Updating a community metadata standard: Challenges and outcomes
    (2016-05-25) Long, Kara; Rivero, Monica; Thompson, Santi; Potvin, Sarah; Park, Kristi; Lyon, Colleen; Baylor University; Rice University; University of Houston; Texas A&M University; Texas Digital Library; University of Texas at Austin
    In 2014 the Texas Digital Library (TDL) convened a working group, charged with updating the existing descriptive metadata standard for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), published by TDL in 2008. The metadata working group’s report and accompanying data dictionary were released in September of 2015 (http://hdl.handle.net/2249.1/68437). The group’s mixed-methods approach to revising the standard revealed divergences between the 2008 guidelines as they were originally published and the emergent practices of librarians, repository administrators, and others involved in ETD workflows. The updated standard needed to address and recommend significant changes to the Vireo ETD Submission Management System, also developed and hosted by TDL. In this presentation, members of the TDL ETD metadata working group will discuss the effort to update the standard, with a focus on negotiating barriers to dramatic shifts in community standards. We will also discuss outstanding issues, areas of future focus, and the difficult-to-achieve balance between ease of adoption and creating an optimal descriptive metadata standard.
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    "It's not your typical library:" An Evaluation of BiblioTech Services
    (2016-05-25) Garcia-Alvarado, Socorro; Johnson, Paula; Masten, Kristy; Pickett, Anita; Sailors, Misty; Sellers, Teresa; Siller, Melissa; Whitlock, Tivy; University of Texas at San Antonio
    In this mixed-methods evaluation study, we examined the impact of the Bibliotech services on the reading achievement of middle and high school students. We also investigated the values students' placed on the services offered to them by BiblioTech. We used non-parametric statistics to explore the impact of services on reading achievement. We used constant comparison to explore the valuings our participants held toward the services they utilized at Bibliotech. Our findings indicated a positive association between reading acheivement and use of the BiblioTech services. Finding also indicated the students held general valuings for the services. More importantly, they talked about the affordances Bibliotech offered them and the ways in which the digital and physical space of Bibliotech allowed them access to peer relationships. Finally, our findings indicated that the students saw BiblioTech as a mechanism for their personal growth and development.
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    ETDs, ORCID, and Vireo
    (2016-05-25) Lyon, Colleen; University of Texas at Austin
    In early spring of 2015 the University of Texas at Austin added an option for graduate students to claim and add an ORCID to their ETD submission. UT Austin uses the Vireo submission system for processing ETDs and adding ORCID was done as part of a software upgrade. ORCID are persistent digital identifiers for researchers. They help researchers distinguish their research from everyone else. At the time we weren’t prepared to publicize the option, but we want to make it available for anyone to use. We intended to provide education and outreach at some point in the future. In the summer of 2015, library staff noticed that many submissions were coming through Vireo with an ORCID included. An initial look at the data revealed approximately 29% of students had chosen to include an ORCID. This was quite a surprise given the lack of marketing, so in an effort to better understand how many students were choosing this option, we decided to investigate the use of ORCID for all 2015 submissions. A complete assessment of ORCID will be done once all the December 2015 submissions are finished being processed in late February. We intend to look at total numbers, numbers by department, and by degree level (masters vs doctoral). We will present our findings along with plans for marketing efforts to increase the use of ORCID.
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    Library Acquisition of Technology: How the sausage is made
    (2016-05-25) Iglesias, Edward; Stephen F. Austin State University
    This presentation will be a light-hearted look at the way libraries for better or worse make decisions about technology purchasing. From consortial buying of multi million dollar ILS and Discovery Systems to wondering why that particular item that no one uses or has ever used is still taking up space in your office all shall be considered worthy objects of attention. This is also a preview and shameless plug for the presenter's upcoming book Library Technology, Funding, Planning and Deployment from IGI. Audience is highly encouraged to come prepared with their own stories of technological hyjinks to share at the end of the presentation.
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    Birds of a Feather: Archivematica
    (2016-05-25) Allain, Sara; Krewer, Drew; Artefactual Systems; University of Houston
    In this one hour Birds of a Feather session, we will discuss new and upcoming developments to Archivematica, the open-source digital preservation software platform. We will discuss features of the 1.5 Archivematica release, features of the upcoming 1.6 release, and give an update on the Archivematica community including new and novel workflows being deployed by our community of users. Following general discussion of Archivematica updates, we will discuss a proposal to form an Archivematica User Group for Texas. Informal user groups exist in other geographical areas. Anyone is welcome to attend and contribute ideas for how Archivematica users, and those interested in becoming Archivematica users, can connect in between TCDL conferences. This session is appropriate for anyone who is interested in Archivematica- no experience with the software is necessary. Drew Krewer, of University of Houston, will co-host this session.
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    BIBFRAME Beginnings at UT Austin
    (2016-05-24) Cofield, Melanie; Davis, Jee-Hyun; Brown, Amy; Quagliana, Alisha; Ringwood, Alan; University of Texas at Austin; Harry Ransom Center
    Staff from UT Libraries, the Harry Ransom Center, and the Tarlton Law Library have been collaborating in discussion group activities during the last year to develop knowledge and skills in anticipation of life after MARC, investigating the brave new world of linked data in libraries with a focus on the Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME) initiative. Our group efforts to better understand BIBFRAME and linked data for libraries include in-depth discussions of current literature, webcasts, and presentations; strategic application of Zepheira’s Practical Practitioner training; and hands-on experimentation transforming local metadata in various formats for various resource types to BIBFRAME. Our analysis of the resulting transformations has helped us gain insight on mapping complexities, data loss, false transformations, potential new metadata displays, and the limitations of the tools involved. The experimentation process overall has afforded us the opportunity to ask targeted questions about what is needed to move towards linked data and to gain a better view of the frontier of Technical Services staff skillsets. In this panel presentation, we’ll share details about our approaches to maximizing the group learning experience, and lessons learned from grappling with new concepts, data models, terminology, and tools. Representatives from our experimentation teams will report on the initial experience of transforming MARC and non-MARC data sets to BIBFRAME, and what we see as emerging questions and next steps.
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    Managing Assets as Linked Data with Fedora 4
    (2016-05-24) Woods, Andrew; DuraSpace
    Fedora is a flexible, extensible, open source repository platform for managing, preserving, and providing access to digital content. Fedora is used in a wide variety of institutions including libraries, museums, archives, and government organizations. Fedora 4 introduces native linked data capabilities and a modular architecture based on well-documented APIs and ease of integration with existing applications. Both new and existing Fedora users will be interested in learning about and experiencing Fedora 4 features and functionality first-hand. Attendees will be given pre-configured virtual machines that include Fedora 4 bundled with the Solr search application and a triplestore that they can install on their laptops and continue using after the workshop. These virtual machines will be used to participate in hands-on exercises that will give attendees a chance to experience Fedora 4 by following step-by-step instructions. Participants will learn how to create and manage content in Fedora 4 in accordance with linked data best practices, and how to search and run SPARQL queries against content in Fedora using the included Solr index and triplestore. This workshop is intended to be an introduction to Fedora 4 - no prior experience with the platform is required. Repository managers and librarians will get the most out of this workshop, though developers new to Fedora would likely also be interested. Attendees can expect to come away with a working understanding of Fedora's main features and benefits, and a clear path for adopting Fedora as a new repository platform or migrating from a previous version of Fedora.
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    Animating Digital Libraries
    (2016-05-24) Williamson, James; Southern Methodist University
    Cultural heritage institutions and archival repositories are increasing their presence online with social media and are working to make a bigger impact online while making the best use of staff time. One of the ways that these institutions have been successful in reaching communities on social media has been through the adoption of internet communication and language. Significantly, more institutions are using frame animation to create GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format). GIFs created from movies, TV shows, artwork, etc. are ubiquitous on the internet. By taking physical and digital materials from their collections and manipulated them to create looping videos, animated artwork, and 3D models, institutions have found a way to adapt this internet currency to promote their archival holdings. This workshop will instruct participants on how to use image editing tools to create 3 types of GIFs used by cultural heritage institutions and archival repositories on the web. The instructor will lay out the underlying techniques that go into creating these GIFs step by step. The first part of the workshop will facilitate the use of several still images of an object to create a 3D like model. The second part of the workshop will help participants work with digitized video to create a looping video. The third part of the workshop will train participants to animate a piece of artwork. The workshop will conclude with a discussion on the issues surrounding the use of these techniques and how they can be addressed. The workshop will last 2 hours. Participants in the workshop will need to bring their own laptop along with a version of either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Both are available as a trial version for 30 days. To better facilitate hands on instruction, the number of participants will need to be capped at 25