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    • API Authority Control: Leveraging Programmatic Access to Legacy Data 

      Weidner, Andrew (2015-11-14)
      Cleaning up legacy authority data in content management systems can be a daunting task, especially in the absence of tools for batch processing of existing records. This talk will describe a workflow for harvesting name ...
    • Automated Enhancement of Controlled Vocabularies: Upgrading Legacy Metadata in CONTENTdm [Conference Paper] 

      Weidner, Andrew; Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi (International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2014-10)
      To ensure robust, reliable, retrievable and sharable metadata, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries initiated a Metadata Upgrade Project in 2013 to systematically audit and refine the quality of the metadata in the ...
    • Automated Enhancement of Controlled Vocabularies: Upgrading Legacy Metadata in CONTENTdm [Presentation] 

      Weidner, Andrew; Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi (International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2014-10)
      To ensure robust, reliable, retrievable and sharable metadata, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries initiated a Metadata Upgrade Project in 2013 to systematically audit and refine the quality of the metadata in the ...
    • Automated Enhancement of Legacy Metadata in the CONTENTdm Project Client 

      Weidner, Andrew (2014-08-18)
      Authority control is essential for creating high quality, interoperable metadata. Reworking legacy data to bring it in line with recognized vocabularies is a time consuming process that presents many challenges. The Metadata ...
    • Automating the Audit: Updates from the Metadata Upgrade Project at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Weidner, Andrew; Thompson, Santi; Wu, Annie (2014-05-21)
      Since 2009 the University of Houston Libraries have expanded access to the rare and special collections through the University of Houston Digital Library (UHDL). Five years and 50,000 digital items later, UHDL is a powerful ...
    • Basic Querying with SPARQL 

      Weidner, Andrew (2015-04-23)
      The SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language is an essential linked data technology used to create, maintain, and retrieve RDF information. This session will provide an introduction to basic SPARQL query syntax including ...
    • Bayou City DAMS: Outside the Box 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean; Scott, Bethany; Washington, Anne; Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi; Richardson, Matthew (2017-01-11)
      The University of Houston (UH) Libraries made an institutional commitment in late 2015 to migrate the data for its digitized cultural heritage collections to open source systems for preservation and access: Hydra-in-a-Box, ...
    • Bayou City DAMS: Post-Harvey & Pre-Hyrax 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean; Washington, Anne; Elizondo, Marcus; Scott, Bethany; Crocken, Todd (2018-05-15)
      This is a lightning talk delivered at the May 2018 South Central States Fedora Users Group meeting held at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas. The talk provides updates on the Bayou City Digital Asset Management ...
    • Collaborative Metadata Application Profile Development for DAMS Migration 

      Washington, Anne; Weidner, Andrew (2017-10-26)
      In 2015, after an extensive review process, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries chose the open source systems Hyku (then known as the Hydra-in-a-Box project), Archivematica, and ArchivesSpace to form the Libraries’ ...
    • Curation Tools for Data Management and Digitization 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean (2017-06)
      The University of Houston (UH) Libraries made an institutional commitment in late 2015 to migrate the data for its digitized cultural heritage collections to open source systems for preservation and access: Hydra-in-a-Box, ...
    • Digital Preservation in the Bayou City DAMS 

      Weidner, Andrew (2018-04-27)
      This is a lightning talk presented at the 4th Annual Digital Preservation Symposium held at the University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library in Austin, Texas. The talk outlines the digital asset management system ecosystem ...
    • Hitting the Road towards a Greater Digital Destination: Evaluating and Testing DAMS at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi; Vacek, Rachel; Watkins, Sean; Weidner, Andrew (Information Technology and Libraries, 2016)
      Since 2009, tens of thousands of rare and unique items have been made available online for research through the University of Houston Digital Library. Six years later, the Libraries' new digital initiatives call for a ...
    • Hitting the Road towards a Greater Digital Destination: Evaluating and Testing DAMS at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Thompson, Santi; Vacek, Rachel; Watkins, Sean; Wu, Annie; Weidner, Andrew; Prilop, Valerie (2015-04-27)
      Since 2009, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries has digitized tens of thousands of rare and unique items and made them available for research through its UH Digital Library (UHDL) based on CONTENTdm. Six years later, ...
    • Hitting the Road Towards a Greater Digital Destination: Strategic Planning and Evaluation of DAMS at the UH Libraries 

      Wu, Annie; Weidner, Andrew (2015-10)
      In the Summer of 2014, the University of Houston Libraries formed the DAMS Task Force to identify a system that can support the growing expectations of the UH Digital Library. This presentation will focus on the two core ...
    • Implementing Hydra at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean (2015-09-22)
      This poster illustrates an early vision for the technology stack behind the University of Houston Libraries digital asset management systems migration from CONTENTdm to Fedora/Hydra based on the work of the Digital Asset ...
    • Implementing Open Source Systems for Digital Asset Management and Preservation 

      Weidner, Andrew; Krewer, Drew; Scott, Bethany; Watkins, Sean (2016-05-26)
      The University of Houston (UH) Libraries recently completed the comprehensive evaluation and testing of multiple systems for digital asset management and preservation. In concurrent efforts, a Digital Asset Management ...
    • Introducing Cedar: A Linked Data Authority Service at the University of Houston Libraries 

      Washington, Anne; Liu, Xiping; Weidner, Andrew (2018-02-10)
      In 2016, as part of the development of a new digital access and preservation ecosystem, the University of Houston Libraries established Cedar, a local linked data thesaurus. Using SKOS, Cedar includes terms for subjects, ...
    • Know Your Data: Metadata Quality Control for Content Migration 

      Weidner, Andrew (2016-04-22)
      Migration of digital objects from one digital asset management system to another creates an opportunity to clean and standardize descriptive metadata through automated analysis and remediation. This presentation will discuss ...
    • Launching Metaware.buzz 

      Riley, Jenn; Weidner, Andrew (2014-10-28)
      As library publishing becomes increasingly synonymous with offering traditional journal publishing services, it’s critical that libraries also engage in experimental publishing initiatives. Recent experimental publishing ...
    • Lessons from Bridge2Hyku Phase 1 

      Crocken, Todd; Washington, Anne; Watkins, Sean; Weidner, Andrew (2018-05-16)
      As part of Phase 1 of the Bridge2Hyku project, the project team at University of Houston will be creating reports on the digital collection environments at various institutions and on the requirements and limitations of ...