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Tuesday, May 15
 

9:00am

South Central States Fedora Users Group Meeting
The South Central States Fedora Users Group (SCSFUG) works to boost, support, and educate the local Fedora user base, and promote the adoption of Fedora.  The organization seeks to facilitate collaboration between member institutions in order to realize economies of scale in development projects and prevent duplication of efforts. This session will include discussion of projects, best practices, and standards.  We encourage the participation of everyone in the region both currently using Fedora or considering using Fedora for management of digital assets as a repository or archive. This meeting is for all ranges of technical focus or administrative responsibility.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Washington

Anne Washington

Coordinator of Metadata Services, University of Houston
Anne Washington is the Coordinator of Metadata Services at the University of Houston Libraries, where she is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library and other repository services. Her research interests include technologies... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Longhorn 1.130

9:00am

DSpace User Session
  • Test Driving DSpace 6
  • Working with the DSpace API
  • DSpace Education Working Group BOAF

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Pruett

Joseph Pruett

Digital Repository Librarian, Angelo State University
Joseph Pruett is the Digital Repository Librarian at Angelo State University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky’s Library Science program, and completed contract work as a Metadata Specialist for FamilySearch. Joseph has co-authored publications on library open source... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Balcones 1.108

1:00pm

1:00pm

Tools and Technologies Pre-Conference
Avalon 7 - Re-Imagining an Audio-Video Solution In the Samvera Community
Ryan Steans
With funding from the IMLS, the Avalon Media System team is currently developing version 7 of the Samvera-based, open source repository tool.  Version 7 will refactor Avalon to utilize Hyrax as the core technology, bringing Avalon into the Hyrax development sphere, enabling for easier adoption and magnifying the development capacity of the Samvera community as former development silos move toward greater cooperation in development, allow DevOps to manage similar stacks and share enhancements across the Samvera community as a single roadmap is forges for Samvera core technologies and solution bundles such as Hyrax and Avalon.

Closing the Loop: Integrated Crowdsourcing with IIIF
Ben Brumfield, Sara Brumfield
This session will introduce participants to the IIIF standard for digital special collections, crowdsourced transcription and indexing with FromThePage and integrating digital library systems with crowdsourcing platforms via IIIF.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Carlstead Brumfield

Sara Carlstead Brumfield

Partner, Brumfield Labs
avatar for Ben W. Brumfield

Ben W. Brumfield

Partner, FromThePage
Sara Brumfield and Ben Brumfield are partners in Brumfield Labs. Their product, FromThePage, is a collaborative transcription platform for handwritten historical documents used by libraries, archives, and museums worldwide including the Stanford University Archive and the British... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Steans

Ryan Steans

Avalon Community Manager, Northwestern University
Ryan Steans currently serves as Avalon Community Manager, dividing his time between the Avalon and greater Samvera Communities.  Before joining Avalon, Ryan served as Assistant Director and Sr. Program Coordinator with Texas Digital Library.  Pre-libraries, Ryan worked in eLearning... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Balcones 1.108

1:00pm

Workshop: Introduction to Image Processing with Python and Jupyter Notebooks
This workshop will introduce the basics of image processing using the Python programming language and the interactive Jupyter Notebook environment. Jupyter Notebooks run in most major web browsers and allow the user to mix code with descriptive text in a very straightforward and easy-to-grasp manner.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of image processing, have the opportunity to batch processs image files with Python, and perform quality assurance via metadata using Exiftool. If time allows, we will also demonstrate a simple auto-cropping program using OpenCV as an example of development possibilities.

A laptop will be required and we ask that participants install the necessary software prior to the workshop. We will provide instructions and assistance installing the software on Windows 10 and macOS 10.11+ using the Conda packaging system. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Moore

Jeremy Moore

Digital Media Specialist, Texas State University
Jeremy Moore holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Texas and has been the Digital Media Specialist in the Digital & Web Services department at Texas State University, University Libraries since 2014. With over 20 years’ experience in photography... Read More →
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Todd Peters

Head, Digital & Web Services, Texas State University
Todd Peters is Head of Digital & Web Services at Texas State University. In this capacity he manages digitization projects and his unit manages digital services such as Ezproxy, ILLiad, Dataverse, Dspace, Archivematica, and Sierra. In previous positions at Texas State he has managed... Read More →



Tuesday May 15, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Stadium 1.138
 
Wednesday, May 16
 

8:00am

Metadata Community Meeting
Speakers
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Kara Long

Baylor University


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Campus Dining 1.210

9:00am

Opening Plenary featuring Keynote Dr. King Davis
Welcome and opening remarks


The Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane Archives: Mental Illness, Race, and Privacy in the Digital Age
This presentation describes a ten-year research and demonstration project at the University of Texas at Austin designed to develop a digital infrastructure for collecting, organizing, preserving, and analyzing 800,000 historical records from Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane (CLACI). A primary goal of the project was to increase access to historical mental health records while adhering to federal and state issues of privacy and confidentiality. The hospital staff maintained almost all of its original records and data on the development and operation of all aspects of the institution, demographic characteristics and treatment of patients who were admitted, and background of the professional staff. The project used mixed methods to catalog the records, contents, and create finding aids. We used content analysis to compare access and privacy policies and the readiness of state mental health and archive departments. And, we randomly surveyed 50 families and 50 historians to determine their interests in accessing historical records. These methods were followed by modifications of existing software (Archivematica, Fedora, Hydra Connect, Zooniverse) to create searchable data bases (files) for the digital library. Analysis of records of the first 30,000 persons admitted (1868-1941) showed a relationship between race, diagnosis, institutionalization and three culturally-based hypotheses, adopted by Virginia physicians and researchers. Parametric statistics were used to show correlations between admission and 34 characteristics of each person admitted to the hospital. Examples of the characteristics include severity of diagnosis, cause of illness, onset, commitment, gender, age, residence, marital status, occupation, education, and mortality.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. King Davis

Dr. King Davis

The 2018 Keynote Speaker of the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is King Davis, Ph.D.King Davis was appointed professor of research in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. He was the inaugural director of the Institute for Urban Policy Rese... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Big Tex 1.102

10:30am

Session 1 A | Cultural Heritage Collections
Foster the Light: Orphan Works and Underrepresented Communities
Kiowa Hammons
Historically disadvantaged groups such as women, the LGBT community, and minority groups have often been underrepresented and overlooked creative communities. This can be seen in the large swath of orphan works housed in cultural institutions by these groups. This presentation will look at the reasons behind the phenomenon of orphan works by these communities within cultural institutions, and explore ways in which institutions such as libraries and museums can find a balance between intellectual property protections for creatives while allowing their patrons access to these important works.

Making History (Y)Our Own: Augmentation of the Smithsonian Exhibition "Hometown Teams" Through Digital Means
Kristen Weischedel
This summer, UTRGV will display the Smithsonian exhibition “Hometown Teams,” which explores the role of sports in the United States and how they shaped American culture. To maximize the exhibition’s impact, we have created a companion digital resource, which focuses on sharing the unique culture of the Rio Grande Valley while simultaneously supplementing the materials from the Smithsonian’s original exhibition. This presentation discusses the different processes, priorities, considerations, and decisions behind our digital supplementary materials, as well as the assessment of these current digital initiatives and how we could better serve our community in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Marcia McIntosh

Marcia McIntosh

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Texas
Marcia McIntosh received her master’s in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information.  She is the Digital Production Librarian at the University of North Texas where she assists in the coordinating, management, and training necessary to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kiowa Hammons

Kiowa Hammons

Rights Clearance Coordinator, The New York Public Library
Kiowa Hammons has over 10 years of experience in intellectual property rights. He is currently the Rights Clearance Coordinator at The New York Public Library--focusing on copyright research, metadata implementation, and library policy. Previously Kiowa worked in rights clearance... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Weischedel

Kristen Weischedel

Digital Archivist, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kristen Weischedel works as a digital archivist at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She received her MLS from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, she worked at a variety of local institute archives, including Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Lil Tex 1.122

10:30am

Session 1 B | Scholarly Communications
Texas Data Repository: a Year in Review
Anna Dabrowski, Christina Chan-Park, Nerissa Lindsey, Jessica Trelogan, Courtney Mumma, Matthew Mceniry
The Texas Data Repository (TDR) is a consortial data repository using the Dataverse platform. In this presentation we discuss ongoing efforts to develop the TDR as a shared service. The presenters include TDR liaisons from participating institutions. We reflect on the past year of using the TDR and speak from diverse perspectives:  the experience of small and large institutions; institutions with varying capacity to provide data services; and institutions implementing different outreach strategies, policies and workflows. We discuss the progress of the TDR, the value of participating in a consortial repository service, successes and challenges, and future goals.

From Meow to ROAR: University of Houstons Expansion of Open Access Repository Services
Annie Wu, Santi Thompson, Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Bethany Scott, Anne Washington, Kelsey Brett, Adam Townes, Xiping Liu
As part of the University of Houston (UH) Libraries’ 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, a cross-departmental implementation team was formed to expand our open access research repository services beyond electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) to include a broad range of faculty, staff, and student works. The result of this effort is Cougar Research Open Access Repositories (ROAR): a portal to the UH Institutional Repository (UHIR) and the UH Data Repository (UHDR) which host scholarly works and data generated by the UH community. This presentation details the team’s phased activities including internal preparation, pilot program, and finding and recommendations.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Ames

Eric Ames

Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, ITS/Libraries, Baylor University
Eric helps direct the ongoing marketing and communications efforts of Baylor's Libraries and ITS division. He serves as the libraries' grant writer, assists with strategic planning, writes high-profile content and directs elements of the libraries' public programming. Eric previously... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Davis-Van Atta

Taylor Davis-Van Atta

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Houston
Taylor Davis-Van Atta is Digital Scholarship Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, where he administers the institutional and data repositories and helps facilitate research projects through the Libraries’ Digital Research Commons. He is the founding publisher and co-editor... Read More →
avatar for Christina Chan-Park

Christina Chan-Park

Science Librarian, Baylor University
Christina Chan-Park is the science librarian at Baylor University where she has been liaison to 17 departments.  Although her Ph.D. is in geophysics, her current research interests are in scholarly communications, specifically data management, academic identity, and bibliometric... Read More →
avatar for Anna J Dabrowski

Anna J Dabrowski

Data Management Librarian, Texas A&M University
Anna J Dabrowski is an Assistant Professor and the Data Management Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries. She focuses on developing research data management services by providing researchers with consultation, tools, and training.
avatar for Nerissa Lindsey

Nerissa Lindsey

Catalog Librarian, Texas A&M International University
Nerissa Lindsey is the Catalog Librarian at Texas A&M International University. She is responsible for managing the cataloging department, the TAMIU Digital Repository, and the Dataverse Repository.
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Matthew Mceniry

Metadata Librarian, Texas Tech University
avatar for Santi Thompson

Santi Thompson

Head, Digital Research Services, University of Houston
Santi Thompson is the Head of Digital Research Services at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries. In this role, he develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories. Santi publishes... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Trelogan

Jessica Trelogan

Data Management Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin
Jessica Trelogan is the Data Management Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries. She advances good data management practice across disciplines through consultation, training, and outreach services.
avatar for Annie Wu

Annie Wu

Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, University of Houston Libraries
Annie Wu is the Head of Metadata and Digitization Services at the University of Houston Libraries.  Prior to UH, she was the Operations Manager at the Technical Information Center of Corning Inc.  Annie also worked at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as Cataloging... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Big Tex 1.102

11:30am

Lunch Session | Mulling Over Multilingual Metadata Redux
This session will create a space for conversation around the complexities and opportunities implicit in working with multilingual metadata. Participants will be able to share experiences, questions, workflows, and resources relating to how their repositories are managing the challenge. Potential directions for the Birds of a Feather include collective problem-solving, exploring collaborative opportunities, and planning next steps on how to continue the conversation.
Possible topics include:
•             Managing platform limitations
•             Building cultural competencies
•             Using existing standards and schemas to document language
•             Making the case to your institution
•             Inclusive practices


Speakers
avatar for Jullianne Ballou

Jullianne Ballou

Project Librarian, Harry Ransom Center
Jullianne Ballou is a Project Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center
avatar for Itza A. Carbajal

Itza A. Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin LLILAS Benson
Itza Carbajal is the Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson. Her research focuses on community centered archival practices, use of Post-Custodialism, and the role of Community Archives. More at: www.itzacarbajal.com
avatar for Melanie Cofield

Melanie Cofield

Head of Access Systems, University of Texas Libraries
As Head of Access Systems at UT Libraries, Melanie coordinates the administration and implementation of traditional and emerging systems and standards, and provides consultation on metadata best practices across the organization. For the past year, she has served as Product Owner... Read More →
avatar for Susan Kung

Susan Kung

AILLA Manager, The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Smythe Kung, PhD, is the project manager of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin. Kung is a documentary field linguist who has extensively researched and documented Huehuetla Tepehua, an endangered, indigenous language... Read More →
avatar for Theresa E. Polk

Theresa E. Polk

Head of Digital Initiatives, University of Texas Austin
Theresa Polk is Head of Digital Initiatives at LLILAS Benson. She has a BA in Latin American Studies, and Masters degrees in Library Science and International Peace Studies. Prior to UT, she worked on international human rights and development policy


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Tower 1.112 G

11:30am

Vireo Users Group Meeting
The Vireo Users Group (VUG) guides the future development of the Vireo ETD submission system and provides avenues for the exchange of information about Vireo needs and utilization. Join us for the latest information about the release of Vireo 4, and what’s ahead for the Vireo Users Group.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Larrison

Stephanie Larrison

Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas State University
Stephanie Larrison is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Texas State University. She assisted with the implementation of Vireo at Texas State University in Fall 2009 and continues to be the primary point of contact between Graduate College, University library and the Texas Digital... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Campus Dining 1.210

1:00pm

Session 2 B | Scholarly Communication Lightning Round
Creating RAIDER Publishing: Texas Techs Path to Developing a Library Publishing Program
Jessica Kirschner
Spurred by high collection costs, many libraries have drawn on their digital resources and scholarly communications expertise to create library publishing programs which produce affordable publications.Texas Tech University Libraries have recently expanded their library publishing services to include producing affordable textbooks.  This presentation will preview this new library publishing program, RAIDER Publishing, which aims to produce Refereed, Affordable, Instructor-created, Digital Educational Resources.   TTU’s Digital Publishing Librarian will share the program's goals and TTU Libraries’ path to reaching those goals, highlighting considerations such as contracts, workflows, formats, platforms, and campus collaborations.

Make it Count: Using Google Analytics to Email Author Stats for a DSpace IR
Heidi Winkler, Joy Perrin, Camille Thomas
Institutional repository administrators know that reaching out to authors and proving to them the impact of submitting to and keeping their work with the university’s IR is a fantastic selling point for the service. DSpace users are often frustrated, though, by their inability to receive statistical updates about their submissions. While public statistics do exist, they’re only displayed in aggregate and are not designed for analysis by individual contributors. Our 24x7 will walk attendees through how to utilize Google Analytics to set up automatic emails to authors with statistics from DSpace.

Catalogers and Pickles; or, What To Do About Publisher Name Changes for Materials in Repositories
Lisa Furubotten, Joseph Olivarez
We are giving the 7 minute answer to a specific question asked by repository managers about corporate body name changed.  But what we really want to demonstrate is that catalogers have valuable metadata expertise to offer and decades of experience.   Note: Don't have photo, will have to find you one.

The Search for Best Practices: Manager vs. Admin Viewpoint

Susan Elkins
The results of a research study about the best practices in IR naming, home page placement and marketing. After looking at ARL website, we sent out two surveys. One to IR managers and the other to IR/Library administrators.  What did they agree on and what did they disagree on? Are there any best practices for IR naming, home page placement and marketing?

Critical Realist Case Studies and Their Application to Institutional Repositories

Joseph Pruett
Ideally, institutional repositories refine a consistent and trusted customer experience across institutions, states, and consortia. Critical realist case studies can provide rich data and scientific inference that persuasively inform this customer experience. The presentation includes a brief review of the critical realist case study, its extant application in the fields of library and information science, and its potential applications to institutional repository management. The presentation mostly explores the practical, rather than philosophical, aspects of critical realism in case studies.

TDL Hyku Pilot

Courtney Mumma, Nicholas Woodward
The Texas Digital Library will engage with several of its members in a pilot of hosting the Hyku repository application for managing cultural heritage content. While some of the TDL’s members intend to launch Hyku, Hyrax, or another variation of the Samvera community’s suite of offerings, others may prefer a hosted solution. Many TDL members are facing probable transitions from repository applications such as ContentDM, DSpace (both hosted by TDL and standalone) and BePress Digital Commons. With this potential migration in mind, TDL intends to explore the feasibility and community benefits of hosting Hyku. The project was inspired by the DuraSpace community’s work in piloting their HykuDirect service, including their contributions to the Hydra-In-A-Box Project determining the architectural needs for a hosted service, and TDL will work with the DuraSpace team and community to ensure that our service offerings align well and support each other going forward.

Open access: Necessary but Insufficient for Societal Impact and Serving Specific Communities

Bruce Herbert
The internet has brought great change to human society, but even after 20 years, the impact of the internet has been uneven. As attributed to William Gibson, “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed”. It is reasonable to predict that the societal impact of open access will be similar. In 2015, we were approached by a rural, secondary school in the midst of a major transformation of their science education seeking help with their lack of access of library resources. The school district was in the midst of major reform initiative seeking to enhance the college readiness of their students through a transformation of student learning via problem-based learning.

Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: Rebranding ScholarWorks @Towson
Morgan Davis
In combination with an initiative to optimize and expand the scope of its library services, Towson University's Cook Library will implement a new workflow for its interdisciplinary, institutional repository, ScholarWorks@Towson. The workflow was designed with the intent to remove the onus from the faculty member to submit works to the IR and simply requires them to send a list of works (CV or Resume) to our technical services team that they would like to contribute to the IR. The workflow is ADA-compliant and includes publisher policy verification. It is our goal to provide a simple, transparent, legal, and informative process for members of our academic community to share their work.

Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Moore

Jeremy Moore

Digital Media Specialist, Texas State University
Jeremy Moore holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Texas and has been the Digital Media Specialist in the Digital & Web Services department at Texas State University, University Libraries since 2014. With over 20 years’ experience in photography... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

Librarian-in-Residence for Diversity and Innovation, Towson University
As a newly-minted librarian, Morgan is currently exploring the academic librarianship landscape. Her current professional interests include: scholarly communications, information literacy instruction, collection assessment, and the development of cultural competency toolkits. Morgan... Read More →
avatar for Susan Elkins

Susan Elkins

Digital Resources Librarian, Sam Houston State University
Susan is the Digital Resources Librarian at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas for the past 2 years. She works with OJS Journals, Vireo, and the institutional repository. Prior to coming to Sam Houston State she work at Angelo State University for 6 years.
avatar for Bruce Herbert

Bruce Herbert

Director, Office of Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M University. As Director of OSC, Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly... Read More →
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Jessica Kirschner

Digital Publishing Librarian, Texas Tech University
Jessica Kirschner is the Digital Publishing Librarian at Texas Tech University, where she is working to develop a digital textbook publishing program. Previously, she worked in the acquisitions department at SUNY Press and University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Scholarly Communication... Read More →
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Charity Martin

Metadata/Series Cataloger, TAMU
Charity Martin began her career over 20 years ago as a serials cataloger.  Since then, she has worked both public and technical services; in academic, public and corporate libraries; and in public education.
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Joseph Pruett

Digital Repository Librarian, Angelo State University
Joseph Pruett is the Digital Repository Librarian at Angelo State University. He graduated from the University of Kentucky’s Library Science program, and completed contract work as a Metadata Specialist for FamilySearch. Joseph has co-authored publications on library open source... Read More →
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Heidi Winkler

Digital Services Librarian, Texas Tech University
Heidi Winkler is the Digital Services Librarian at the Texas Tech University Libraries. She earned her Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the TTU Libraries in 2012, Ms. Winkler has overseen digital preservation and curation... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Lil Tex 1.122

1:00pm

Session 2 A | Cultural Heritage Collections
Valuing Cultural Heritage Content: Findings from the Measuring Reuse Project
Santi Thompson, Liz Woolcott, Caroline Muglia, Ayla Stein, Elizabeth Kelly, Genya O'Gara
Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects, an IMLS-funded project (LG-73-17-0002-17) by the Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group (DLF-AIG), is conducting a needs assessment of the digital library community to determine features of a future assessment toolkit that goes beyond use and traditional library metrics, and focuses on transformation. Drawing upon data from two community surveys (with hundreds of survey responses), six focus group sessions (with over twenty participants total), and critical feedback from an active advisory board, this presentation will outline functional requirements and use cases, which will serve as the building blocks that will drive the future development of an assessment toolkit.

Exploring Indigenous Perspectives in a Digital Language Archive

J. Ryan Sullivant
Since 2000, the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) at the University of Texas has grown into a large repository of media in and about 333 of the approximately 750 Indigenous languages spoken south of the US-Mexico border (Simons and Fennig, 2017). AILLA is but one example of a digital language archive whose collections are primarily audio and video media of people speaking, singing or praying in their Indigenous languages. These collections can offer a wealth of ethnographic, historical, and personal information about these people's’ lives, histories, and cultures. Beyond containing the voices of thousands of Indigenous people, digital language archives also contain collections that were collected by Indigenous people gathering recordings about their own languages and cultures. Since a collection reflects and projects an image of the people described in it, if Indigenous people make the decisions about what kinds of events to record, what questions to ask during oral history interviews, etc, then they are able to better have their perspectives represented in the archives without an additional and potentially distorting lens (Christen, 2007; Lonetree, 2012).

Poetry in the Code: Processing J. M. Coetzee’s Born-Digital Materials
Abby Adams
Before he embarked on a career as a scholar and writer, the South African-born author J. M. Coetzee was a computer programmer in the early years of the industry’s development, a subject which has been largely ignored by researchers to date. Held at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Coetzee’s analog materials, processed in 2013, are frequently consulted by researchers. In fall of 2017, his born-digital files were made accessible. This hybrid collection represents an important use case, stretching as it does across sixty years of digital innovation, due to the profound implications it has for our understanding of Coetzee’s academic and literary career. 

Moderators
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Jes Neal

Trinity University

Speakers
avatar for Chance Adams

Chance Adams

Digital Archivist, Harry Ransom Center
Abby Adams is the Digital Archivist at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin where her primary focus is to lead the stewardship of born digital archival materials and collaborate with staff to develop access methods for born digital materials at the Center... Read More →
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Elizabeth Joan Kelly

Digital Programs Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans
Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Programs Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans, manages digitization activities for Special Collections & Archives and is also responsible for collecting, maintaining, and assessing usage data for the library’s digitized collections. Kelly publishes... Read More →
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Ayla Stein Kenfield

Metadata Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ayla Stein is a Metadata Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She supports the metadata needs for scholarly communication, data curation, and preservation in the Library. She has published and presented on digital repository evaluation, metadata development... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Muglia

Carolina Muglia

Co-Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
Caroline Muglia is the Co-Associate Dean for Collections & Technical Services at University of Southern California (USC). In this capacity, she also manages collection assessment and resource sharing initiatives at the Libraries. Caroline has been part of DLF-AIG since 2015 and is... Read More →
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Genya O'Gara

Deputy Director, Virtual Library of Virginia
Genya O’Gara is the Associate Director of VIVA, the academic library consortium of Virginia, which represents 72 higher education institutions within the Commonwealth. She received her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her BA from the Evergreen State College.
avatar for Santi Thompson

Santi Thompson

Head, Digital Research Services, University of Houston
Santi Thompson is the Head of Digital Research Services at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries. In this role, he develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories. Santi publishes... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Big Tex 1.102

2:30pm

Session 3 B | Scholarly Communications
A Game of Coins: Development of a "Game Play" on the Flow of Money in Scholarly Communication
David Carlson
Most librarians are convinced that the current system of scholarly communication is not just broken – it is structurally defective. The system defies innovation, restricts access, and operates in a monopolistic financial model with stunning financial profits for commercial publishers. Yet the economics of scholarly communication is little understood by faculty. David Carlson devised a game or play for presentation to faculty that plays out the flow of money in scholarly communication through physical demonstration and drama. The game will be played and some reflections offered on its presentation to several selected faculty audiences to date.

Surprise, Youre a Scholar!: Teaching Undergrads Digital Scholarship and Information Literacy

Shelly Barba, Alec Cattell
What began as a simple task of creating a digital collection for an interdisciplinary humanities project around the theme of Identity and Resistance in Global Contexts became an opportunity to teach undergraduates about their role in academia within the classroom and the entire digital world. This enabled a paradigm shift of digital collections being teaching tools as well as information sources. This presentation will cover the creation of this project, the expected and unexpected topics covered in outreach and instruction to participants, and benefits of / tips to attempting an undergraduate digital collection like this at other institutions.  

Moderators
KL

Kara Long

Baylor University

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Barba

Shelley Barba

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas Tech University
Shelley Barba is the Digital Scholarship Librarian and Electronic Theses and Dissertation Curator at the Texas Tech University Libraries. Ms. Barba’s research has focused on digital libraries, metadata, and management. Her articles have appeared in several library journals, and... Read More →
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David Carlson

Dean of Libraries, Texas A&M University
Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University since July, 2012. Previously, served as Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for eleven years. Other selected professional positions include Triangle Research Libraries Network, University of Louisville and University... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Lil Tex 1.122

2:30pm

Session 3A | Cultural Heritage Collections
"If You Build It, Will They Come?" Providing access to the Texas Digital Archive
Mark Meyers
In January, 2015, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission received approximately 7 TB of electronic records from the administration of outgoing Governor Rick Perry (2000-2015).  TSLAC used this collection of electronic records and support from the Governor’s Office as the foundation of the Texas Digital Archive (TDA).  Now that the TDA is place the hard part begins, providing timely and proper access to the records.  This presentation will discuss the challenges of providing access to digital records such as:  user interface, searching and retrieval, providing appropriate metadata and cleaning up “dirty” legacy metadata, and securing sensitive data when appropriate.

Accessing the Inaccessible:  Capturing and Re-Purposing Metadata Prior to Digitization to Ensure Adequate Description and Access
Gregory Pierce, Ana Niño
In 2017, the University of North Texas Special Collections department set out to digitize 2,000 U-Matic tapes in the NBC 5/KXAS (WBAP) Television News Collection.  Challenges included providing metadata to nearly 50,000 new digital objects and tracking a large off-site digitization project.  By utilizing Excel, MediaWiki, and iPhone cameras, data was harvested from the physical objects prior to shipment, then used to provide metadata and repurposed for searchability during digitization.  This presentation focuses on how this was accomplished, stumbling blocks, and how collecting metadata prior to digitization can limit digital backlog in other types of collections.

Moderators
avatar for Bethany Scott

Bethany Scott

Digital Projects Coordinator, University of Houston Libraries
Bethany serves as Coordinator of Digital Projects with the University of Houston Libraries' Special Collections, where she is responsible for planning and coordinating digitization of archival materials, creating online exhibits, facilitating cross-departmental workflows, and ensuring... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark J. Myers

Mark J. Myers

Senior Electronic Records Archivist, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Mark J. Myers is the senior electronic records specialist with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with over 18 years of experience in electronic records management and digital preservation. He is a member of the SAA-DAS faculty teaching about electronic records... Read More →
avatar for Ana Niño

Ana Niño

Digitization Assistant, University of North Texas
Ana is the Digitization Assistant for Special Collections at the University of North Texas where she oversees in-house digitization as well as preparations for off-site digitization.  Since returning to Texas from Cornell where she majored in Science & Technology Studies, Ana has... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Pierce

Gregory Pierce

Research Historian / archivist, Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections
Greg has an academic background in history, 20 years of experience working in the photographic industry, and a passion for information access. He started working in UNT Special collections as Metadata Coordinator in where he managed the department’s digitization and description... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Big Tex 1.102

3:45pm

Poster Minute Madness
Archivematica Across Texas
Sean Buckner

Characterizing College-level Research Strengths Using Data from a Research Information Management System 
Dong Joon Lee, Dough Hahn, Michael Bolton, Bruce Herbert, Ethel Mejia

Clustering Metadata Across Slavery Collections
Emily Higgs

Community Health Information Station: Curated Health Resources in a Kiosk
Lorraine Sheldon

Creating Efficient and Sustainable Workflows for Scholarly Works into a DSpace Repository
Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Diana Dulek, Laura Ramirez, Anne Washington

Exhibiting with Wordpress: The building of a digital curation template
Ian Collins

From Spreadsheets to DSpace: Building a Collection Management System in a Small Archive
Mohamed Haian Abdirahman, Elizabeth Stauber

Integration of Off-Site Repository Software with the Library Catalog and Inter-Library Loan
Todd Peters

Introducing CAP - an Application for Administering Heterogeneous IRs
James Creel

ISNI in Action at Texas A&M University: A Potential Solution Towards Name Disambiguation
Joseph Olivarez, Jeanette Ho, Naomi Behmer, Tatyana Chubarya

Lessons from Bridge2Hykus Phase 1
Todd Crocken, Andy Weidner

Library Workflow Exchange: Sharing is Caring
Shelly Barba

Gulliver's Travels and the Future of Repositories
David Corbly

Metadata Workflows: Designing Workflows for Metadata Creation and Remediation
Joseph Olivarez, Jeanette Ho, Charity Martin

Moving Forward: Library Website Redesign
Jingjing Wu

OER Resources for Texas Academic Libraries
Lea DeForest

Online Course Design: A Learner Centered Focus
Carrie Cruce

Public Events for Libraries: A Life Cycle Case Study
Eric Ames

Texas Levels of Preservation
Courtney Mumma

You Are Not Alone: Statistics from Bridge2Hykus Digital Collections Environment Data Collection Survey
Todd Crocken, Anne Washington, Andy Weidner, Sean Watkins


Moderators
CI

Clarke Iakovakis

University of Houston - Clear Lake

Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Haian Abdirahman

Mohamed Haian Abdirahman

Project Archivist, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
avatar for Eric Ames

Eric Ames

Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications, ITS/Libraries, Baylor University
Eric helps direct the ongoing marketing and communications efforts of Baylor's Libraries and ITS division. He serves as the libraries' grant writer, assists with strategic planning, writes high-profile content and directs elements of the libraries' public programming. Eric previously... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Davis-Van Atta

Taylor Davis-Van Atta

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Houston
Taylor Davis-Van Atta is Digital Scholarship Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, where he administers the institutional and data repositories and helps facilitate research projects through the Libraries’ Digital Research Commons. He is the founding publisher and co-editor... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Barba

Shelley Barba

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas Tech University
Shelley Barba is the Digital Scholarship Librarian and Electronic Theses and Dissertation Curator at the Texas Tech University Libraries. Ms. Barba’s research has focused on digital libraries, metadata, and management. Her articles have appeared in several library journals, and... Read More →
avatar for Sean Buckner

Sean Buckner

Digital Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University
I administer our use of systems: Archivematica, DuraCloud, DPN, AWSI'm affiliated with ALA/PARS, TDL, US ArmyInterested in workflows, preservation storage, policy, 3D files
avatar for Ian Collins

Ian Collins

Chicago, Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago
A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder(BS) and University of Texas at Austin(MSIS), Ian Collins is an American librarian with a British name who is currently exploring the intersection of digital libraries and digital preservation as the Digital Services Librarian at... Read More →
avatar for David Corbly

David Corbly

Director of Repository Services, University of Oklahoma
David has served in library technology roles at the University of Oklahoma Libraries since 1998, and in other universities prior to that. Since 2013, with the establishment of Oklahoma's SHAREOK repository consortium along with Oklahoma State University, he has been involved in and... Read More →
avatar for Todd Crocken

Todd Crocken

Content Strategist, University of Houston
After a decade of corporate and agency web development and content strategy, Todd has re-entered the academic fold.  Todd has a Masters of World History from George Mason University and his BA in history from University of Houston.
avatar for Jeff Downing

Jeff Downing

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Texas Arlington Libraries
Jeff Downing has served the library profession for over 35 years in academic and special libraries, a regional network, several society publishers and one for-profit company. He is now Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Texas Arlington Librarian, the same organization... Read More →
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Diana Dulek

Library Specialist, University of Houston
Diana Dulek is a Library Specialist at University of Houston Libraries, in Metadata and Digitization Services. Diana holds a B. A. in Spanish from Whitman College and is pursuing a M. A. in World Cultures and Literatures at the University of Houston. When not worrying about controlled... Read More →
avatar for Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs

Special Collections Intern, Southwestern University
Emily Higgs is a library professional with interest and experience in special collections, archives, digital collections, and digital humanities. She will complete her MSIS at the University of Texas School of Information in May. She is currently the Special Collections Intern at... Read More →
avatar for Dong Joon (DJ) Lee

Dong Joon (DJ) Lee

Researcher Information Systems Librarian, Texas A&M University
DJ is the Researcher Information Systems Librarian in the University Libraries at Texas A&M University. His areas of research include information and data management and its identity systems and metadata. He currently works on a research information management system (RIMS) at Texas... Read More →
avatar for Charity Martin

Charity Martin

Metadata/Series Cataloger, TAMU
Charity Martin began her career over 20 years ago as a serials cataloger.  Since then, she has worked both public and technical services; in academic, public and corporate libraries; and in public education.
avatar for Lea DeForest, MSIS

Lea DeForest, MSIS

Communication Strategist, Texas Digital Library
Lea joins Texas Digital Library with over ten years of experience in communications and fundraising. She holds a BFA in Furniture Design from Maine College of Art and Masters degree in Information Studies from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Lea also... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Sheldon

Lorraine Sheldon

Outreach Librarian, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Lorraine serves as the Outreach Librarian for the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library. In her work, she connects communities in the North Texas area with the quality health information and resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the UNT Health Science Center... Read More →
avatar for Anne Washington

Anne Washington

Coordinator of Metadata Services, University of Houston
Anne Washington is the Coordinator of Metadata Services at the University of Houston Libraries, where she is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library and other repository services. Her research interests include technologies... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Big Tex 1.102

4:30pm

 
Thursday, May 17
 

8:00am

Birds of a Feather | ePADD
In this one hour Birds of a Feather session, we will discuss our interest in and any current or future projects involving ePADD, a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives. Following general discussion of ePADD, we will discuss a proposal to form an ePADD User Group for Texas. Anyone is welcome to attend and contribute ideas for how ePADD users, and those interested in becoming ePADD users, can connect in between TCDL conferences. This session is appropriate for anyone who is interested in ePADD - no experience with the software is necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Chance Adams

Chance Adams

Digital Archivist, Harry Ransom Center
Abby Adams is the Digital Archivist at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin where her primary focus is to lead the stewardship of born digital archival materials and collaborate with staff to develop access methods for born digital materials at the Center... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Campus Dining 1.210

9:00am

Session 4 A | Cultural Heritage Collections Lightning Round
Exploring our Collections: The Many Colors of the UNT Digital Library
Pamela Andrews, Marcia McIntosh, Shannon Willis
This 24x7 presentation discusses a combination of outreach initiatives to promote use of digital collection items: #ColorOurCollections and Twitter.

A Platform for Exploration: Bringing Together African American History at umbrasearch.org

Sarah Carlson, Cecily Marcus
Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org) makes African American history more broadly accessible through a freely available widget and search tool, umbrasearch.org; digitization of African American materials across collections; and support of students, educators, artists, and the public through residencies, workshops, and events locally and around the country. This presentation will discuss the development of Umbra Search, including the technology and design, the role of collaborative partnerships, and the importance of outreach to enhance access and encourage use with these rich materials. We will also address the unique challenges of thematic aggregations for culturally specific materials and long term sustainability for digital platforms, as well as opportunities for shifting perspectives of collection building, access, and use.

Beyond the Pages:  Early Printed Books in Digital Collections
Barbara Laufersweiler
For early printed books, somewhere in the middle ground between simple image display and multispectral imaging, between metadata searches and virtual reality experiences, there are practical, low-cost, high-impact practices available for digitization and in digital collections. They create new possibilities for digital library users to engage with those early printed books more fully, opening the books to new scholarship and new engagement. I will present specific examples and recommendations for low-cost, high-impact practices for digitization and digital collections. To the extent such practices are adopted, digital collections can provide a great deal more information about early printed books, opening them more fully to the world in practical, straightforward ways.

Community Webs: Creating Community History Web Archives

Emily Ward, Kyrie Whitsett, Maria Praetzellis
Many public libraries have active local history collections and have traditionally collected print materials that document their communities. Due to the technical challenges of web archiving, the lack of training, educational opportunities, and an active community of public library-based practitioners, very few public libraries are building web archives. This lightening talk will include a presenter from the Internet Archive and a program participant from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Together they will review this grant funded program working with 27 public library partners to provide education, training, professional networking, and technical services to enable public libraries to fulfill this vital role.

Digging into Linked Data: Perspectives from the Long Tail
Paromita Biswas, Andrea Leonard
The success of the semantic web depends on widespread participation by organizations in making connections between open, structured datasets. Large libraries are beginning to make such connections – it’s time smaller libraries take the leap. But do these libraries have the resources? This presentation focuses on a collaborative linked data project between two mid-sized academic libraries--Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University. The presentation will highlight the successes and challenges faced by the presenters and will be a useful learning experience for those who are thinking of venturing into creating access for their special collections using linked data tools.

Box of Chocolates: Surfacing Unique Collections in Small-Bite Form
Jenifer Flaxbart
Hear about the approach the University of Texas Libraries (UTL) is undertaking to create small-scale digital exhibitions. Their “Box of Chocolates” approach serves to introduce a tempting variety of content “bonbons” to scholars, to inform their awareness of lesser known collections and inspire or enrich research, while minimizing workflow impacts.
It also provides a practical solution to collections-focused digital project engagement and discovery-related progress, allowing subject liaison librarians to simultaneously gain skills and promote distinctive UTL content, without over-taxing individual liaison, digitization unit, or UTL IT resource capacity.

Piloting Photogrammetry in Digital Libraries
Shannon Willis, Marcia McIntosh
Building on the 3D scanning and model hosting already developed at the University of North Texas Libraries (UNT), members of the Digital Projects Unit (DPU) piloted a technique new to its digitization lab: photogrammetry.  DPU members used special collection holdings at UNT, largely from the Texas Fashion Collection, to test several different methods of photogrammetry. This presentation will focus on these methods for model creation as well as metadata description, uploading, and viewing of the models in the UNT Digital Library.

Buildings of Texas: Supporting Visual Browsing of Geospatial Archival Holdings through Web Mapping
Grace Hansen
Providing access to geospatial archival holdings through visual browsing offers exciting new opportunities for all users. As part of the University of Texas at Austin Libraries' effort to build an infrastructure to support its geospatial data, Hansen is geocoding a dataset representing an archival collection at the Alexander Architectural Archives and creating a web map to provide access to descriptive information. This presentation will discuss both conceptual and technical considerations that went into this project, including the decision to conceptualize the map as a finding aid and the ways in which spatial browsing better supports discovery for geospatial collections.

The Renewed Interest in the Ethnology Teaching Collection
Patrice-Andre Prud'homme
The focus of a collection can change over the course of time. The University Museum at Illinois State University closed its doors in 1991, and many artifacts were relocated. Remaining artifacts would become part of a hands-on teaching collection, now known as the Ethnology Teaching Collection. Through the collaborative partnership between the Sociology and Anthropology department and Milner library, curated objects are being digitized to promote the significant historical and educational enduring value that the collection still exhibits as a teaching tool in contrast to similar objects held in museums.

Moderators
avatar for Jeremy Moore

Jeremy Moore

Digital Media Specialist, Texas State University
Jeremy Moore holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Texas and has been the Digital Media Specialist in the Digital & Web Services department at Texas State University, University Libraries since 2014. With over 20 years’ experience in photography... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Andrews

Pamela Andrews

Repository Librarian for Scholarly Works, University of North Texas
Pamela Andrews received her MA in English with a concentration in Rhetoric and Composition from University of central Florida, and her MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She currently works as the Repository Librarian for the Scholarly Works collection... Read More →
avatar for Paromita Biswas

Paromita Biswas

Metadata Librarian, Western Carolina University
Paromita Biswas is the Metadata Librarian at Western Carolina University. She heads the Library’s Cataloging Unit and works with both print and digital collections.
avatar for Jenifer Flaxbart

Jenifer Flaxbart

Asst. Dir. of Research Support & Digital Initiatives, University of Texas at Austin
As Assistant Director of Research Support & Digital Initiatives for the UT Libraries, Jenifer leads a Digital Scholarship Team focused on the research lifecycle, from data management planning and research data services to tools for digital research methods, GIS, and scholarly communication... Read More →
avatar for Grace Hansen

Grace Hansen

Graduate Student, School of Information
Grace Hansen is a graduate student specializing in archives at the University of Texas School of Information and expects to graduate in May 2018. She has worked at the Harry Ransom Center since 2014, where she filled roles as a library assistant, collection assistant, and graduate... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Laufersweiler

Barbara Laufersweiler

Director, Digital Collections & Digitization, University Libraries, University of Oklahoma
Doing digitization of special collections materials at OU since 2012 -- early printed books and manuscripts, maps, and manuscript collections, for OU’s History of Science, Western History, and other collections.
avatar for Andrea Leonard

Andrea Leonard

Metadata Librarian, Appalachian State University
Andrea is the Metadata Librarian at Appalachian State University, working with digital collections. She earned a B.A. from Virginia Tech, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh and, most recently, a second master’s from Appalachian State University. She served as an E-Resources... Read More →
avatar for Marcia McIntosh

Marcia McIntosh

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Texas
Marcia McIntosh received her master’s in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information.  She is the Digital Production Librarian at the University of North Texas where she assists in the coordinating, management, and training necessary to... Read More →
avatar for Patrice-Andre Prud'homme

Patrice-Andre Prud'homme

Director, Digital Curation, Oklahoma State University
In his role as Director of Digital Curation at the Oklahoma State University Library, Patrice-Andre Prud'homme, Ph.D. provides leadership and management in the area of digital preservation, curation, and access. While at Illinois State University, he was involved in digital preservation... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Big Tex 1.102

9:00am

Session 4B | Systems and Stakeholders
Transforming Library Culture, One Sprint At a Time: Lessons Learned from an Agile Scrum Approach
Dustin Slater, Melanie Cofield
In early 2017, the University of Texas Libraries embraced the Agile project management methodology and philosophy.  IT staff and key stakeholders were trained and certified before starting several projects, notably a web site redesign and a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) implementation.  Both have achieved the stakeholders’ goals: a new library web site has launched and the DAMS is in production.  In this presentation, we’ll share our lessons learned, describing concrete benefits and growing pains. We’ll also provide a demonstration of our DAMS, and discuss our future plans with Islandora.

Introducing the Texas A&M University Libraries Digital Asset Management Ecosystem

James Creel, Jason Savell, Ryan Luddusaw, Jeremy Huff, William Welling
After several years of planning and technical development across Texas A&M University departments, the University Libraries are excited to announce the deployment of the first round of production-level services and applications comprising our Digital Asset Management Ecosystem. In this presentation, we will give a grand tour of the existing services and discuss our next steps. Our approach has emphasized a service-oriented architecture with separation of concerns between components and standard protocols for information transfer. This has enabled us to integrate legacy components into the same workflows as new ones. In particular, our legacy DSpace instance, OAKTrust, participates on a par with a new Fedora repository, and both repositories can receive content from our ingestion tools and use that content to drive user-facing discovery and exhibition layers. Conduits for curation and ingestion of content include legacy workflows with DSpace SAF (Simple Archive Format), SWORD (Simple Webservice Offering Repository Deposit) from Vireo, and various command-line scripts. New, more user-friendly workflows use RESTful APIs through the MAGPIE (Metadata Assignment GUI Providing Ingest and Export) application that has been presented previously at TCDL. The MAGPIE application can bring in metadata from our Voyager catalog, CSV spreadsheets, DSpace SAF exports, and automated suggestions from controlled vocabularies. The content (PDF or image) and metadata are then displayed in the system for a human to edit and amend. Publication over REST APIs is currently available for DSpace, Fedora, and Archivematica. MAGPIE can also operate in a “headless” mode if no human curation is required. In “headless” mode ingested content is published immediately to the destination. Content available in our DSpace and Fedora IRs is of course exposed via the out-of-the-box interfaces these systems provide. For DSpace, these interfaces include the XMLUI, Solr, and an RDF webapp. For Fedora, these include Solr, Fuseki, and a robust messaging service. In addition, Fedora now offers a facility called API-X for proxying and modifying HTTP requests to Fedora in interesting customizable ways. One important development in this framework is the PCDM extension from Amherst College, which provides RDF metadata for PCDM-structured objects in your Fedora repository. We use this extension to drive a new IIIF manifest generator that generates Collection or Presentation manifests compatible with a variety of services, including Spotlight, Mirador and the Bodleian Libraries IIIF Manifest editor. In the future, we plan to enhance our IIIF manifest generator to utilize RDF responses from the DSpace RDF webapp in the same way it does from the Amherst PCDM Fedora extension. We will also continue to deploy new user-interfaces for discovery and exhibition. In this regard, we are pleased to have the flexibility to use custom in-house solutions or existing open-source projects, so long as they adhere to standards such as well-defined REST APIs, PCDM-RDF, and IIIF.

Experiments with Metadata Quality Interfaces

Hannah Tarver, Mark Philips
This presentation will provide an overview of the design features and goals of newly-developed metadata quality interfaces in the UNT Libraries’ Digital Collections. It will present data gathered from observation, interviews, and focus groups conducted with metadata creators, editors, and their managers over the past year. Finally the presentation will offer examples of how these interfaces could be operationalized in other digital library platforms for users at other institutions.

Moderators
AZ

Amanda Zerangue

Texas Woman's University

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Cofield

Melanie Cofield

Head of Access Systems, University of Texas Libraries
As Head of Access Systems at UT Libraries, Melanie coordinates the administration and implementation of traditional and emerging systems and standards, and provides consultation on metadata best practices across the organization. For the past year, she has served as Product Owner... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Tarver

Hannah Tarver

Department Head, Digital Projects Unit, University of North Texas
Hannah Tarver is the department head of the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Lab, which digitizes and describes cultural heritage materials.  She received her MLS in information organization from the University of North Texas and oversees metadata creation and quality control for The... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Lil Tex 1.122

10:30am

Session 5B | Panel | Accessibility of Content in Institutional Repositories: Going Beyond Open Access
Academic libraries play an important role in meeting the needs of their campus communities, including providing access to digital resources for all patrons. Making content accessible often includes collaboration with academic departments, administration, ADA offices, information technology, and other stakeholders. Approaches to accessibility for digital resources vary by institution depending on available resources, infrastructure, and the digital tools being used. In many cases the concern is not just with newly submitted material, but also existing content that may have been added over a course of several years. This panel will discuss accessibility efforts at three different campuses as it relates to audio and video digital content in their institutional repositories. Each institution will share the approach they’ve taken, what resources they have focused initial efforts on, and what they anticipate next steps to be. The panel will also share perspectives from users of content, and why accessibility efforts are so important.

Speakers
avatar for Nerissa Lindsey

Nerissa Lindsey

Catalog Librarian, Texas A&M International University
Nerissa Lindsey is the Catalog Librarian at Texas A&M International University. She is responsible for managing the cataloging department, the TAMIU Digital Repository, and the Dataverse Repository.
avatar for Colleen Lyon

Colleen Lyon

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Texas at Austin
Colleen Lyon is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of responsibility include open access, open education, copyright education, and institutional repository management.
avatar for Laura Waugh

Laura Waugh

Digital Collections Librarian, Texas State University
Laura Waugh is the Digital Collections Librarian at Texas State University. She manages the Digital Collections Repository and Dataverse Repository including working with faculty on data management, depositing materials, and metadata best practices.


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Lil Tex 1.122

10:30am

Session 5 A | Data Visualization
Storing Social Media: Mining, Mechanics, and Morals
Joshua Been, Christina Chan-Park, Bill Hair
Researchers at Baylor University are mining Twitter and Facebook to measure and visualize consumer/political/social sentiment, identify relationships between topics of interest, analyze the use of language, and measure the cumulative responses to organizational social media campaigns. We developed a model to train researchers how to deposit their mined social media content into the Texas Digital Repository. As part of these training resources, we incorporated the various ethical dilemmas surrounding the potential storage and reuse of social media contributions from perhaps unsuspecting contributors around the world.

Border Land: the Struggle for Texas, a.k.a. the Struggle to Visualize Faculty Research Into A Digital Project
Ramona Holmes, Dr. Sam Haynes
Digital Creation at UTA Libraries assisted Dr. Sam Haynes, Director of the Center of Greater Southwestern Studies, to visualize his research for online deployment. This presentation covers the evolution of his dataset into GIS coordinates, metadata, and a website that is being used by K-12 history teachers across the state of Texas. Also, this presentation covers the development of the online materials as well as the process of using student employees to generate content and the absolute joy of scavenging for grant money. The struggle is real! Learn from our successes and misadventures to enhance your faculty’s research, and create some truly unique resources.

Moderators
KS

Krystal Schenk

University of Texas at Arlington

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Been

Joshua Been

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Baylor University
Provides academic support and outreach in the areas of text analysis, data visualizations, and geospatial research.
avatar for Christina Chan-Park

Christina Chan-Park

Science Librarian, Baylor University
Christina Chan-Park is the science librarian at Baylor University where she has been liaison to 17 departments.  Although her Ph.D. is in geophysics, her current research interests are in scholarly communications, specifically data management, academic identity, and bibliometric... Read More →
avatar for Bill Hair

Bill Hair

Theology & Philosophy Librarian, Baylor University
A native of North Carolina, Bill lived in Tennessee and California before arriving at Baylor in 1994. He earned his BS in Education from The University of Tennessee at Nashville, the MDiv from Mid-America Seminary in Memphis and the MLS from Vanderbilt. Married to the same woman for... Read More →
avatar for Ramona Holmes

Ramona Holmes

Associate Director, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Ramona Holmes has 25 years of technical services experience in cataloging, metadata, and digital imaging. She currently serves as the Associate Director of the Gibson D. Lewis Library at the University at the North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC Library). Ms. Holmes previously... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Big Tex 1.102

11:30am

11:30am

Texas ETD Association Meeting
Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Tower 1.112 G

1:00pm

Session 6A | Panel | Post-Custodial Praxis at LLILAS Benson: Lessons in Digitization, Access, and Community Partnerships
LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies & Collections works in partnership with archival organizations and community partners in Latin America to digitally preserve underrepresented histories and human rights documentation. By adopting a post-custodial archival model, we can support goals of digital preservation and access without physically removing collection materials from communities that use and identify with them. This panel will bring together archivists, partners, students, and scholars to share best practices, workflows, and lessons learned from a diverse array of post-custodial projects.

Speakers
avatar for David A. Bliss

David A. Bliss

Digital Processing Archivist, University of Texas at Austin
David A Bliss is the Digital Processing Archivist at LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas at Austin. His work is focused on digital preservation and post-custodial digitization projects in Latin America.
avatar for Matthew Butler

Matthew Butler

Associate Professor, Department of History, UT Austin
Matthew Butler is associate professor in the history of modern Mexico in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author or editor of numerous books on Mexican agrarian and religious history, including Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico’s... Read More →
avatar for Itza A. Carbajal

Itza A. Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin LLILAS Benson
Itza Carbajal is the Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson. Her research focuses on community centered archival practices, use of Post-Custodialism, and the role of Community Archives. More at: www.itzacarbajal.com
avatar for Jane Field

Jane Field

Project Coordinator and Community Archivist, Texas After Violence Project
Jane Field is the Project Coordinator and Archivist for the Texas After Violence Project. She began at TAVP as a volunteer in 2016, when she processed and digitized a collection of historical records about the death penalty in Texas during the era of the electric chair. In her current... Read More →
avatar for Edward Shore

Edward Shore

PhD Candidate, Department of History, UT Austin
Edward Shore is a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Texas at Austin specializing in the history of slavery, race, agro-ecology, alternative development in Brazil. His dissertation, "Geographies of Resistance: Fugitive Slave Communities, their Descendants... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Big Tex 1.102

1:00pm

Session 6 B | Scholarly Communications
Stealing from Elsevier: The Evolution of a Library-based Technology Ecosystem that Serves an End-to-End Research Workflow
Bruce Herbert​​​, Michael Bolton
Recent analysis of Elsevier’s business acquisitions and new products shows that the publishing company is seeking to create scientific workflow services by integrating individual products and platforms like Mendeley, Hivebench, SSRN, Digital Commons, Scopus, and SciVal.  An integrated suite of tools serves the researcher from planning the research to publication by focusing on user authentication and user profiles, seamless workflows, and integrated data layers that control the underlying data and analytics.   At Texas A&M, we are experimenting with open source systems that can also serve researchers along the entire research lifecycle in ways that allow us to control the underlying data and analytics, enhance the access to our research, strengthen author/faculty rights, and decrease costs

Cultivating data literacy: Implementing Services Supporting Effective Data Use on Campus

Peace Ossom Williamson
Research Data Services are becoming increasingly common in libraries serving academic communities. These offerings fall within a network of services to assist users during all phases of the research data lifecycle; however, the services offered at various libraries in the realm of “research data” vary greatly from campus to campus. This session will focus on research data services at the University of Texas at Arlington, and the presenter will also provide a current look at the landscape of research data services nationally. In regards to her institution, she will give an overview of services she developed and implemented in the 2 years since she began her role in research data services. She will share past and current projects and initiatives for public services supporting use of data and data tools at a university, including successes and failures. Some examples include the development of a data tools workshop series, instruction sessions within courses, data management plan review services, and space allocation and development in a data lab. The presenter will also discuss learning efforts and a collaborative project between the Libraries and other campus departments to create a data portal for researchers. The presenter will include steps for developing research data services for attendees interested in establishing or expanding offerings at their institution, and she will share opportunities and methods of learning the content knowledge necessary to provide these services. Participants will be encouraged to offer their expertise and share their perspectives and experiences offering research data services at their institutions.
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Moderators
CI

Clarke Iakovakis

University of Houston - Clear Lake

Speakers
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Bruce Herbert

Director, Office of Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M University. As Director of OSC, Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lil Tex 1.122

2:15pm