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Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

The ALCTS Scholarly Communications Interest Group and the Digital Curation Interest Group are co-sponsoring the ALCTS Preconference “The Quest for Reproducible Science: Issues in Research Transparency and Integrity” on Friday, June 24 from 8:00am-4:00pm in Orlando at ALA Annual.

Greetings!

If you are heading to ALA Midwinter 2015 please consider joining us on Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 1:00pm-2:30pm (US/Central) for the DCIG ALA Midwinter meeting.  The meeting will be held in McCormick Place West in MCP W176c

We are pleased to have Liz Bishoff, principal consultant for The Bishoff Group--a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization--to present "Managing Digital Collections: Report of IR/DR Activity among non-ARL Academic Libraries"

A description of her presentation: “In a 2014 survey, non-ARL libraries were asked about the status of their IR/DR implementation…The survey reports on…benefits of an IR/DR, identifies… software used to support an IR/DR and explores…preservation plans…used to support long term access.” 

Edit (2/16/2014): The PDF slides from Liz Bishoff's presentation can be downloaded below.

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Event Web Seminar: Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

by Rene Tanner on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 06:34 pm

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Title: ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation

Presenter: Allison Ringness, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University

Recording: The recording of this presentation is available online at: https://youtu.be/zO6JhS7iDwc

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Please join us at the upcoming ACRL DCIG Web Seminar “ACRL DCIG Reel Challenges: Digitizing Microfilm for Long-Term Curation” on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:00pm-1:00pm Central. 

To register, please visit the following page: 

https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed4e4f2a5b3ddfc15e814271e6455ac29

Preparing a digital project for long-term curation requires careful preparation.  This is doubly true for digitized microfilm projects, because of errors introduced during the microfilming process, the large number of files generated from digitized reels of microfilm, and issues associated with the materials that were microfilmed.  This case study spotlights two digitized microfilm projects at K-State Libraries.  The first, involving 90 years of the periodical Kansas Farmer, presented many difficulties.  Just one of the challenges was taking the reel-based organization scheme of the files received from the digitization vendor and converting it to a volume and issue based organization scheme that could be successfully curated for the long-term by Library IT. 

After the Kansas Farmer project, an entirely new workflow developed to address the challenges encountered during the digitization and preparation of Kansas Farmer for long-term curation.  This workflow was successfully implemented for a second digitized microfilm project, and involves detailed documentation of misprints in the source material and errors introduced during the filming process.  Additionally, the workflow is designed to incorporate automated file management and the work of student employees.  This case study will identify the challenges associated with digitized microfilm, present the solutions pursued by K-State Libraries to prepare their projects for long-term curation, summarize the successful elements of these solutions, and examine areas for further development of the digitized microfilm workflow.

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File DCIG_20160419_Minutes

by Brianna Marshall on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 09:30 am

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by Brianna Marshall on Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 06:34 pm

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Discussion ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP - Engaging the Digital Humanities

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 03:02 pm

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

ACRL E-Learning Webcast CFP

Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central time

Proposal Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016


Dear Colleagues,

The Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Digital Curation Interest Group invite presentation proposals that speak to the theme of “Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle.” The selected presentations will be featured during our ACRL E-Learning Webcast on March 23.

Librarians are playing ever more integral roles in the Digital Humanities research lifecycle. Librarians contribute concretely to the conception, development, dissemination, preservation, and curation of digital humanities research. These activities often require collaborations between librarians working in a diverse range of roles including but not limited to subject liaisons, digital humanities and digital scholarship librarians, metadata librarians, and digital curation librarians.

We invite presentation proposals based on first-hand experiences dealing with a wide array of data formats, tools, methods, and digital platforms utilized in Digital Humanities research, and placed in the context of the latest research literature.  By focusing discussion on practical challenges and solutions, it is our hope that your presentations will provide the library community with strategies that can be cross-purposed to a wide range of institutional contexts.

When crafting your proposal, please consider focusing on one or more of these learning outcomes:

  1.  Participants will learn how to identify the stages of a Digital Humanities research project in order to better collaborate with researchers.
  2.  Participants will learn about the use of data in Digital Humanities research in order to identify data curation needs.
  3.  Participants will learn how to identify the skills they need to engage in Digital Humanities research.
  4.  Participants will learn how to identify Digital Humanities research collaborators in the library.


Proposals should be no longer than 400 words, and can be submitted here:
Proposal submission form:  bit.ly/dhlifecycle
Proposals are due on February 12, 2016.
Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Padilla at tpadilla@mail.lib.msu.edu.


Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Michigan State University
Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suzanna Conrad, Head of Digital Services & Technology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Brianna Marshall, Digital Curation Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Event ALA Midwinter Virtual Meeting for DCIG

by Suzanna Conrad on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 03:23 pm

Recording now available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5aexk1ujda/

Recording now available: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5aexk1ujda/

The Digital Curation Interest Group (DCIG) will be holding our ALA Midwinter meeting virtually this year, so hopefully you can make it even if you aren’t attending Midwinter in Boston. The meeting will take place a week and a half after Midwinter to give everyone time to travel back from Boston!
 
Please join us on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 1:00pm-2:30pm Central for the DCIG ALA Midwinter virtual meeting. We are pleased to have Brianna Marshall present at the start of the meeting on “Creative Ideas for Revitalizing Research Data Services.”
 
A bit more about her presentation: In this webinar, Brianna Marshall from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will reflect on the history, current state, and future of UW's Research Data Services group from the perspective of a new librarian who inherited an existing service. Brianna will focus on the ways RDS has reimagined its overall strategy, including services, organizational structure, and outreach, with an emphasis on takeaways for others working with data services at their institution.
 
After the presentation we will have a short business meeting and all attendees are encouraged to stay and participate.
 
More information on times and registration are below:
Name:  
ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Meeting
Start Time: 01/19/2016 1:00 PM Central
End Time: 01/19/2016 2:30 PM Central
Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e9aogteodg2/event/login.html
Event Registration Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e9aogteodg2/event/registration.html
Access:                  
Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked).
Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.
 
We hope you’ll join us!!
 
Regards,
DCIG Team

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Discussion CFP for Midwinter 2016 Virtual Meeting

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 

Dear DCIG members,
 
Looking for an opportunity to share your valuable experience and knowledge on digital curation topics with a larger audience?  
 
We encourage you to submit a proposal for a 60 minute webinar for our ALA Midwinter virtual business meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific!  Proposals can just be a short abstract of what you'd like to present and are due by October 31st.  Please send them to skconrad@cpp.edu
 
We’re encouraging submissions on topics such as the following:

  • Documentation and Organization of Digital Materials
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital Curation Software and Tools
  • Research Data Management

 
Per prior survey results, members are interested in seeing topics presented in one of the following ways: 

  • By Reviewing Best Practices
  • By Hearing about and Discussing Case Studies 
  • By Exposure to Useful Tools and Software

 
We encourage you to submit proposals related to these topics, but if you have another digital curation related topic you think is important to share we encourage you to submit it for review.  

Thanks! 
The DCIG Team

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Discussion CFP for ALA Annual in Orlando

by Suzanna Conrad on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

Dear DCIG Members,

Tell us about something you’ve been working on! The ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group is looking for proposals for ALA Annual 2016.   So please consider submitting a short abstract proposal. The presentation will occur at the Digital Curation Interest Group business meeting at ALA Annual in Orlando.

We invite proposals on topics germane to digital curation activities including (but not limited to) the following topics:
Documentation and organization
Digital preservation
Digital curation software and tools
Metadata specialists
Non-institutional repositories
Skills needed/Skills learned to tackle digital curation
Specific data management procedures such as file naming
Data purchased from vendors
Careers in digital curation
Digital curation lifecycle
Please submit a short description of what you'd like to present to Suzanna Conrad at skconrad@cpp.edu by January 15, 2016.

Thank you for your submissions!

Regards,
Suzanna Conrad
Convener

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Event May Webinar - Data Publishing with Dataverse

by Suzanna Conrad on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 02:56 pm

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at: 

https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

Copies of Dr. Crosas' slides are also attached to this post.

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Dear DCIG Members,

Recording: The recording of this webinar is now available at: 

https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

Copies of Dr. Crosas' slides are also attached to this post.

ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services & Digital Curation Interest Group invite you to attend our next webinar “Data Publishing with Dataverse.”

Speaker:

Mercè Crosas, Ph.D., Director of Data Science, The Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University, http://iq.harvard.edu/merce-crosas

Description:

Over the last decade, our Data Science team at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science has been iteratively developing Dataverse, a data repository framework to facilitate and enhance data sharing, preservation, citation, reuse and analysis. The open source Dataverse software has been installed as a research data repository atmultiple institutions worldwide. The Dataverse repository hosted at HarvardUniversity is open to all researchers, and currently has over 53,000 data sets containing 734,000 files. During the last two years, based on user feedback and community practices, we have implemented extensible data publishing workflows and effective ways to link publications to data. In this talk, I'll present what we have learned in the process, and how it has helped us define data publishing.

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

URL (recording): https://youtu.be/gLlzm4eMJQ0

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Regards,

Suzanna Conrad – DCIG Recorder

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Event Webinar Recording

by Rene Tanner on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 01:33 pm

This is the link to the recording for today's webinar "Science Metadata - More than Meets the Eye." A special thank you to our presenters, Wendy Kozlowski and Dianne Dietrich.

Duration: 00:43:35 minutes

Recording Date: 07/28/2015 12:00 PM CST

URL for Viewing: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2fm1rh1tbf/

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group (Association of College & Research Libraries)

To provide a forum and foster support in the exploration, adaptation, and implementation of emerging digital curation services, technologies, and infrastructures. To sponsor discussions or programs that share how libraries are working to meet the needs of curating a variety of content in digital form. To inform and educate librarians on digital curation trends and new technologies. To collaborate with other organizations within the library profession and academe on issues concerning digital curation.

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2015-2016 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Suzanna Conrad, Convener, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Convener elect, DCIG

Brianna Marshall, Recorder, DCIG

Megan Toups, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2014-2015 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Megan Toups, Convener, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Convener elect, DCIG

Rene Tanner, Recorder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Past Convener, DCIG

 

2013-2014 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener, DCIG

Megan Toups, Convener elect, DCIG

Suzanna Conrad, Recorder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2012-2013 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Patricia Hswe, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Convener elect, DCIG

Megan Toups, Recorder, DCIG

Marisa Ramirez, Past Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

 

2011-2012 ACRL DCIG Leadership

Marisa Ramirez, Convener & Co-founder, DCIG

Patricia Hswe, Convener-elect & Co-founder, DCIG

Yasmeen Shorish, Recorder, DCIG


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