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RUSA Budget and Finance (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Budget and Finance Committee, June 25, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm

ALA Annual

Hyatt Regency McCormick Field / CC 20AB

10:30 - 11:30 am

1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes) 

2. Volunteer to take minutes (1 minute)

3. Approval of Minutes, May 2, 2017 (2 minutes)

4. Old Business

a) AFL-CIO committee expenses (registrations, booth) – MCMANUS & GERACI  (10 minutes)

ALA Annual

Hyatt Regency McCormick Field / CC 20AB

10:30 - 11:30 am

1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes) 

2. Volunteer to take minutes (1 minute)

3. Approval of Minutes, May 2, 2017 (2 minutes)

4. Old Business

a) AFL-CIO committee expenses (registrations, booth) – MCMANUS & GERACI  (10 minutes)

b) RUSQ Open Access Proposal – TROTT (20 minutes)

5. New Business/Action Items

a) Approve FY2018 budget - LEBEAU (20 minutes)

6. Agenda Building for next meeting - ALL (2 min)  

7. Next Meeting:  TBD by Doodle

8. Adjourn

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Emerging Trends Committee (Systems and Services Community of Practice)

Discussion 2017 Annual Agenda

by Rameka Barnes on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 08:07 pm

LLAMA SASS Emerging Trends Committee (Systems and Services Community of Practice)

ALA 2017 Annual

Saturday, June 22 | 8:30-10:00 | MCP| S105

AGENDA

 

1. Introductions & announcements

 

2. Old Business:

            A. Committee name change

3. New Business:

            A. Membership 2017-2018

            B. Committee direction, plans

            C. Any new emerging trends, ideas, hot topics, what’s next

LLAMA SASS Emerging Trends Committee (Systems and Services Community of Practice)

ALA 2017 Annual

Saturday, June 22 | 8:30-10:00 | MCP| S105

AGENDA

 

1. Introductions & announcements

 

2. Old Business:

            A. Committee name change

3. New Business:

            A. Membership 2017-2018

            B. Committee direction, plans

            C. Any new emerging trends, ideas, hot topics, what’s next

            D. Program ideas for 2018 MidWinter/Annual

            E. Any new business

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ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Discussion AOC ALA Meeting Agenda

by Kerry Creelman on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:50 pm

Academic Outreach Committee meets Saturday, June 24, from 3-4pm CST in the Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4A.

The agenda is attached, the meeting is open. New committee members and interested parties are welcome to attend and participate.

ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Discussion Planning & Managing the Outreach Calendar for the Year, June Summary

by Kristen Mastel on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:45 pm

Did you miss our great conversations in June around Planning & Managing the Outreach Calendar for the Year?  Here is a brief summary, and you can view the Hangouts on our YouTube channel. 

ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event Applying Agile Practices to Metadata Workflows: Data and People in Transition

by E. Shieh on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 04:29 pm

 

 

Dates: Monday, June 26 @ 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Conference Venue: McCormick Place: MCP W190a

Session title: 

Applying Agile Practices to Metadata Workflows: Data and People in Transition

 

Description:

 

Research activities are heavily dependent upon content found on the web. Moreover, the web is moving rapidly from the document-based web to the semantic web where anyone can say anything about any topic (the AAA slogan). http://goo.gl/qHvmST

 

The Semantic Web is a jungle where data are rich and massive, interconnected without roadmaps, index, or guidance. What it has is a series of tools and languages that are making their way into libraries' working spaces. Ontologies, linked data, RDF, data modeling, metadata, identity management, etc., have been morphed into common vocabularies for information services. Our cataloging and metadata community embraced the RDF language as a potential replacement for MARC as the current encoding standard. Cataloging professionals have begun preparing the alignment of libraries' very siloed MARC data to linked open data. While many of us still consider the semantic web that moves library data toward linked data as a daunting revolution for the profession, others remain skeptical of its potential and usefulness.

 

In adjusting to the challenges of transitioning library data toward linked data, library technical services managers have been looking for practices that will enable them to create robust and responsive services in order to deliver more returns. Some have found the trend in software development industry of applying agile principles for deliverables very applicable and attractive for managing library projects. Its acceptance is gaining momentum in libraries beyond their IT departments. How will the team-based approach help transitioning workflows that involve library data and library staff who need reassurances about their talents and contributions? In an effort to offer new ways of thinking about how metadata and cataloging work is accomplished, this session will look at both an implementation of a linked data-based workflow and a separate environment that utilizes agile project management to deliver results.

 

Speakers:

Lisa Lorenzo
Metadata Librarian
Michigan State University
lorenzo7@mail.lib.msu.edu

Kate Harcourt
Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging
Columbia University Libraries
harcourt@columbia.edu

Melanie Wacker, @mwacker3
Metadata Coordinator
Columbia University Libraries
mw2064@columbia.edu

 


Speaker Bios & Abstracts:

Agile and Scrum in the Michigan State University Libraries Digital Repository

Lisa Bio:

Lisa Lorenzo is a metadata librarian at Michigan State University Libraries working primarily with the library’s digital repository metadata. She is a member of an Agile development team working to improve and expand the MSUL digital repository and is responsible for transforming metadata from various sources and formats into standards-compliant MODS and Dublin Core to facilitate searching within the repository and metadata reuse in other systems, such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Lisa’s recent projects undertaken with her colleagues on the development team include normalizing MODS records across all collections in the repository, updating and implementing local metadata guidelines documentation, and dynamically generating JSON-LD metadata as part of an experimental search engine optimization initiative. She also has a quarter-time appointment as a reference librarian and participates in national and regional professional organizations.

 

 

Abstract:
In 2014, Michigan State University Libraries (MSUL) launched its online digital repository, a Fedora Commons repository with an Islandora front end. As the repository’s development team (RepoTeam) grew and more collections were slated for ingestion into the site, the need for a structured project management approach became apparent. In 2016, Scrum, an Agile project management framework, was adopted. RepoTeam’s use of the Scrum framework has evolved as its members have changed and the digital repository has expanded to include more collections. This presentation will outline the Scrum-based Agile framework used in the development of the MSUL digital repository with particular attention to how this process has improved metadata creation and maintenance. It will also provide a discussion on the challenges and limitations of adapting a project management style designed for a corporate software development setting to a library environment.

 

 

Applying Agile Practices to People in Transition

Kate Bio:

Kate Harcourt is the Director of Original And Special Materials Processing at Columbia University Libraries and Information Services. The Division consists of 9 librarians and  6 support staff. She manages original cataloging including rare books, digital metadata and special formats such as Music and Serials.  The Division is the home for projects and new initiatives such as web archiving and she has been active in Mellon and CLIR grants including  2CUL and LD4P (Linked Data for Production).  Kate has been Columbia’s PCC BIBCO representative since 1997 and is the outgoing Chair of the PCC.  During her tenure as Chair, several key committees were formed in response to the PCC Vision, Mission and Strategic Directions to move the community forward in linked data and identities management. She has published papers in Library Resources and Technical Services and Collaborative Librarianship.


Abstract:
This presentation will address ways in which managers can use agile practices developed for software development to empower staff and create a workplace culture that encourages collaboration and experimentation.  
 

 

Managing Ongoing Change in Columbia's Metadata Workflows

Melanie Bio:

Melanie Wacker is Metadata Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries and Information Services. She works with colleagues across the organization to ensure the integration of digital metadata with local and national systems to enable information discovery. Her responsibilities include development of application profiles for digital collections, metadata creation, training, consultations, and NACO/SACO work. Melanie is currently the Columbia lead for her institution’s LD4P (Linked Data for Production) project participation. She is active in several national and international committees and task forces and has published papers in Library Resources and Technical Services, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, Alexandria, and Journal of Library Metadata.
 


Abstract:
Columbia University Libraries’ non-MARC metadata workflow does not exist in a vacuum. Many outside influences have introduced change in recent years. Faceted discovery interfaces, new cataloging rules (RDA), metadata doing double duty in various systems, more sprint-oriented development approaches and a move towards linked data have played a role. Adapting to ongoing change has become the new normal.


This presentation will explore first the types of changes that have become necessary to our workflow both in response to current developments and in order to produce more linked-data ready metadata for the future and then take a look at the impact that this has had on staff development and responsibilities.

 

Speaker slides will be attached when available.

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: Tech Tools Lightning Round (July 13 at Adler University in Chicago) - Chicago Distance Library Services Group

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:23 pm

Deadline is June 30th, 2017. 
 
The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago, IL. Share the free or inexpensive tech tools you use to reach distance or online library users! Tell us about the problems these tools have helped you solve, and share examples of your process or projects.
 

Deadline is June 30th, 2017. 
 
The Chicago Distance Library Services Group is calling for presenter submissions for a Tech Tools Lightning Round to be held on Thursday, July 13, at Adler University in Chicago, IL. Share the free or inexpensive tech tools you use to reach distance or online library users! Tell us about the problems these tools have helped you solve, and share examples of your process or projects.
 
Speakers should expect to speak for no longer than 10 minutes, with a few minutes reserved for questions. For consideration, submit proposals to our online submission form by June 30th, 2017.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion JoVE Librarian Travel Award

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 02:00 pm

Apply TODAY for the Charleston Edition of the Award: Deadline is 8/18/17 @ Midnight PT.
MLA Award Recipients have been announced: Meet the 3 librarians awarded
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Apply TODAY for the Charleston Edition of the Award: Deadline is 8/18/17 @ Midnight PT.
MLA Award Recipients have been announced: Meet the 3 librarians awarded
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The JoVE Librarian Travel Award

JoVE will award 6 librarians who are taking leadership roles to raise awareness about Scientific Research Reproducibility in their communities with (1) a travel grant to the MLA'17 Annual Meeting or the 2017 Charleston Conference and (2) the opportunity to showcase their initiative(s) with video.  

How to Apply

To apply, please create an account at the bottom of this page. Once logged in, submission fields will appear at the bottom of the page. Fill out the form and submit your application materials. You will receive a confirmation email after you have submitted. Should you have any questions, please contact us at librarianaward@jove.com 

Terms and Eligibility

Each awarded librarian will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for conference related expenses. Interviews and video shoots about each librarian's initiative will happen at their institution or on site at the conference. 

  • Applicants must be currently employed as Librarians in an Academic, Medical, or Research Institution.
  • Applicants must select if they are applying to attend the MLA or the Charleston conference. A librarian who wants to be considered for both the conferences should submit two individual applications; however please note that the same person can only receive the award for only one conference.
  • Applications must be received by the deadline (MLA deadline is 2/24/17, Charleston deadline is 8/18/17). 

 

Application Requirements

JoVE empowers:

  • Collaboration between librarians and scientists/faculty/students in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
  • The use of new technologies for scientific research in the context of the reproducibility crisis.
  • Creative ways libraries spread information within academic and non academic institutions.

In that spirit, each applicant should submit:

A one-page essay (500 words max.) describing the librarian’s initiative to raise awareness on the reproducibility crisis, including the tools they make available to their researchers and faculty. Providing specific examples of initiatives are encouraged and supporting materials* can be uploaded together with the essay but it is not mandatory. Any results or evaluation data from past initiatives will also be considered as supporting materials. 

* For example but not limited to the following: Libguides URLs, Flyers, Email and Social Media Campaigns, Blogs, Orientation Packages, Videos, etc. 

Evaluation Criteria

A jury of academic librarians will judge the applications using a 'blind review' process. The five main criteria on which applications will be judged are: (1) Submission is well written and addresses the theme, (2) Specific examples of campaigns or activities are provided, (3) Specific resources, tools, or technologies selected by librarians for scientists' use or for communication are shared, (4) The initiative(s) are well designed and creative, and (5) Submission includes how the initiative(s) will be assessed and evaluated. 

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ALCTS CMS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group

Event E-Resource Preservation Strategies (CMERIG Session @ ALA Annual 2017)

by Sunshine Carter on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 01:20 pm

The ALCTS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (CMERIG) is pleased to announce its program for ALA Annual in Chicago. The program’s theme is “E-resource Preservation Strategies”  and will feature three speakers.

TimeSunday, June 25, 3:00-4:00 PM

LocationMcCormick Place, Room W178a

Program: 

The ALCTS Collection Management and Electronic Resources Interest Group (CMERIG) is pleased to announce its program for ALA Annual in Chicago. The program’s theme is “E-resource Preservation Strategies”  and will feature three speakers.

TimeSunday, June 25, 3:00-4:00 PM

LocationMcCormick Place, Room W178a

Program: 

The Band-Aid Approach: Providing Access to Locally Hosted Perpetual Access

Sunshine Carter, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

Figuring out how to handle post-cancellation access can be a daunting task.  Hear about an informal approach being tested at the University of Minnesota Libraries to provide both discovery and access for acquired data sets, PDF documents and post-cancellation access.

Internet Archive: Ideas for Proactive and Patron-Friendly Use

Susan J Wishnetsky, Assistant Collections Librarian, Northwestern University

When open access titles, small society newsletters, or government agency publications disappear from their web sites, we know that Internet Archive is likely to have saved a backup, often with all the content still available and intact.  Instead of suppressing our catalog records and directing patrons to the Wayback Machine to perform another search, why not use Internet Archive’s links to make the process seamless for our patrons?  And with Internet Archive’s “Save Page Now” feature, we can also make sure that vulnerable content is captured before it’s too late, helping to ensure its preservation for the future.

Workarounds for Post-Cancellation Access Rights and Records in Electronic Resource Management Tools

Christina Geuther, Electronic Resources Librarian & Assistant Professor, Kansas State University

Electronic resource management tools were not built for cancellations, but adding to collections.  In an environment of cuts and cancellations, metadata and acquisitions departments at Kansas State University put their heads together to activate perpetual access for electronic collections, provide for their record discovery when it was no longer hosted, and document the status within the Ex Libris Alma system.  In a few cases, the consortial agents of license agreements were by this time defunct.  The librarians tracked down paper trails from a ten year period, at a time when licenses were just starting to include post-cancellation rights language.

See you in Chicago! 

Sunshine Carter (Chair) & Michael Fernandez (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect)

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