Digital Libraries

Brown Bag: Issues in Curating the Open Web at Scale - with Gary Price

Sep 20, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

E25-401

Much of the web remains invisible: resources are undescribed, unindexed or simply buried --  as many people rarely look past the first page of Google searches or are unavailable from traditional library resources.

At the same time many traditional library databases pay little attention to quality content from credible sources accessible on the open web.

How do we build collections of quality open-web resources (i.e. documents, specialty databases, and multimedia) and make them accessible to individuals and user groups when and where they need it?

IAPRIL: 3D PRINTING FOR FUN AND SCIENCE? A CONVERSATION ABOUT DIGITAL FABRICATION, THE LIBRARY, AND YOU

Apr 14, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Digital fabrication has changed considerably over the last few decades. Barriers to use have fallen, and technologies that were once the purview of specialized researchers are now sold in retail outlets like Sears, Staples and the Microsoft store. Schools and libraries have even begun getting into the act, from NC State to the Chicago Public Library.

Altman M, Borgman C, Crosas M, Martone M.

 

An Introduction to the Joint Principles for Data Citation

. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology [Internet]. 2015;41(3):43-44. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Data citation is rapidly emerging as a key practice supporting data access, sharing and reuse, as well as sound and reproducible scholarship. Consensus data citation principles, articulated through the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles [3], represent an advance in the state of the practice and a new consensus on citation

Brown Bag Lunch: New Discovery Tools for Digital Humanities and Spatial Data, Lex Berman, Harvard University

Jul 16, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The library catalog has evolved from the description of items in physical collections into a wide-reaching net of services and tools for managing both physical collections and networked resources.  The line between descriptive metadata and actual content is becoming blurred.   Librarians and catalogers are now in the position of being not only docents of collections, but innovators in digital research, and this opens up a number of opportunities for retooling library discovery tools.   This presentation will present a survey of methods and projects that have extended traditional catalogs …

Libraries and Research: Supporting Change/Changing Support

Jun 10, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Dr Altman will present a briefing at the OCLC Research Library Partnership Meeting , in Amsterdam, on the topic of researcher identifiers

Scholarly output is a major factor in the reputation and ranking of individuals, publications and institutions. It is often requires substantial manual effort, however, to reliably link common research outputs, such as journal articles, to the individuals that produce them.

Altman M, Crosas M. The Evolution of Data Citation: From Principles to Implementation. IASSIST Quarterly. 2014.Abstract
Data citation is rapidly emerging as a key practice in support of data access, sharing, reuse, and of sound and reproducible scholarship. In this article we review the evolution of data citation standards and practices – to which Sue Dodd was an early contributor – and the core principles of data citation that have emerged through a collaborative synthesis. We then discuss an example of the current state of the practice, and identify the remaining implementation challenges.

CNI Briefing: Integrating Researcher Identifiers into University and Library Systems

Mar 31, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Dr Altman in collaboration with Karen Smith-Yoshimura,  OCLC Research, will present a briefing at the CNI Member Meeting on researcher identifiers

Scholarly output is a major factor in the reputation and ranking of individuals, publications and institutions. It is often requires substantial manual effort, however, to reliably link common research outputs, such as journal articles, to the individuals that produce them.

Altman M, Bailey J, Cariani K, Corridan J, Crabtree J, Dessy B, Gallinger M, Goethals A, Grotke A, Hartman C, et al. National Agenda for Digital Stewardship. [Internet]. 2013. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The 2014 National Agenda for Digital Stewardship highlights emerging technological trends, identifies gaps in digital stewardship capacity, and provides funders and decision‐makers with insight into the work needed to ensure that today's valuable digital content remains accessible, useful and comprehensible in the future, supporting a thriving economy, a robust democracy, and a rich cultural heritage. It is meant to inform, rather than replace, individual organizational efforts, planning, goals, or opinions. It offers inspiration and guidance and suggests potential directions and areas of inquiry for research and future work in digital stewardship.

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