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ACRL Technical Services Interest Group meeting Summer 2022

  • 1.  ACRL Technical Services Interest Group meeting Summer 2022

    Posted Jun 16, 2022 09:29 AM

    **Please excuse cross posting** 

    Please join us for the ACRL Technical Services Interest Group meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time / 2:00 PM Central Time / 1:00 PM Mountain Time / 12:00 PM Pacific Time

    Meeting link: 


    Presentation 1

    Presenter(s): Laura Turner, Associate Dean and Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, Copley Library, University of San Diego

    Title: Library Projects - How Your Focus on Mission and Scope Contributes to Success

    Abstract: This session will focus on five tips for communicating and maintaining mission and scope of library projects.  The presenter will provide suggestions for reporting on project progress and scope changes.  The session will also include examples to help understand the context of project mission, scope, and scope change/creep.

    Presentation 2

    Presenter(s): Bill Schultz, Jr., Head of Cataloging Services, & Kirstin Duffin, Research Support Librarian, Mary J. Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University

    Title: Launching a Document Delivery Service: Trials and Triumphs

    Abstract: With journal pricing being a constant, universal issue that causes real problems for academic 

    library collections, my colleague Kirstin Duffin (Research Support Librarian) and I (Head of

    Cataloging Services) began to look into alternatives to expensive electronic journal

    subscriptions. Our investigations and subsequent conversations with fellow library faculty via

    our Collection Development Committee led us to the decision to pilot Copyright Clearance

    Center's Get It Now document delivery service. For our presentation, we will discuss the

    process of running this as a pilot project, securing funding, selecting journal titles for the

    service, and the challenges we have encountered. Implementation occurred within months of

    migrating to Alma and Primo VE, adding another level of complexity. Particulars of what we

    will cover include article access impediments, customizing access for our institutional users,

    and strategies to publicize Get It Now availability to encourage its use. Overall, the launch of

    Get It Now has been a successful cross departmental collaboration, and considering the

    apparent scarcity of resources that addressed our challenges, we hope that attendees of our 

    presentation will be more informed as they pursue document delivery options.

    Presentation 3

    Presenter(s): Jeanette Norris, Manager, Monographic Cataloging Latin Script Unit, Yale University Library

    Title:  Using Workflows to Demonstrate Value and Opportunity

    Abstract: Workflows can demonstrate how an organization uses and values different aspects of the work and their expertise. In Technical Services, one common decision-point is determining how to either create or acquire descriptive metadata for resources in their collection. Pulling from management and library science literature, this presentation examines those decisions and how we can approach them as value-based decisions that can help us to justify that specific decision and explain to others the value of in-house metadata expertise and work.

    Presentation 4

    Presenter(s): Catherine Smith, Coordinator of Metadata, University of Alabama, & Darnelle O. Melvin, Special Collections and Archives Metadata Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Title:  A Metadata Assessment Framework for Systematic Evaluations of Metadata Schemas

    Abstract: The Core Metadata Standards Committee is presenting for public review the Metadata Standard Assessment Framework. This project grew out of a committee discussion to develop a framework that would help information professionals evaluate metadata schemas to determine its best fit for repositories, projects, or institutional needs. The committee decided that the framework would take the form of a rubric. In determining how to structure the rubric, the committee reviewed data models for metadata, most of which analyzed the appropriateness of the elements within a schema. This presentation will provide an introductory look at the proposed Framework and a review of the design and criteria.

    Thank you and we look forward to the program!

    David Van Kleeck - ACRL TSIG Convener

    Laurie Palumbo - ACRL TSIG Incoming Convener

    Dave Van Kleeck

    Authorities/Identities Librarian

    George A. Smathers Libraries

    University of Florida

    Laurie Palumbo
    Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
    University Libraries, West Chester University of Pennsylvania