Recent Submissions

  • Community Copies: Exploring Preservation Policies for Video Submissions 

    Vinson, Emily (2016-11-12)
    "Community copies" are audiovisual duplications that weren't made for preservation, but usually for better access or sharing. Though they might not be high-quality copied, they are sometimes the only copies in existence ...
  • 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 ...
  • Metadata Quality Control for Content Migration: The Metadata Migration Project at the University of Houston [Presentation] 

    Weidner, Andrew; Wu, Annie (International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2015-09)
    The decision to migrate digital objects from one digital asset management system to another creates an excellent opportunity to clean and standardize descriptive metadata. The processes involved in moving large amounts of ...
  • Converting Your e-Resource Records to RDA 

    Guajardo, Richard (2014-05-03)
    Why wait? Convert your e-resource bibliographic records to RDA enhanced records. Library vendors can automate the RDA enhancement of your existing catalog records. In-house options are also available. The Library of ...
  • Navigating the Primo Resource Type Jungle: Connecting Resource Types to RDA and Local Collections 

    Guajardo, Richard; Young, Frederick (2016-05-04)
    At the University of Houston our decision for the use of resources types in our Primo discovery system were influenced by two local projects. Prior to implementing Primo, our library completed an RDA Enhancement project ...
  • Rediscover Discovery: Evaluating Web‐Scale Discovery Platforms 

    Guajardo, Richard; Wu, Annie (2013-03-19)
    In 2012, the University of Houston Libraries conducted an extensive evaluation process of the major library web-scale discovery platforms in the marketplace. The methodology included evaluation of vendor demonstrations, ...
  • RDA Is Here: Full Scale Implementation of RDA at UH System Libraries 

    Guajardo, Richard; Wu, Annie (2014-02-20)
    The national libraries of United States started their implementation of RDA on March 31, 2013. University of Houston Libraries decided to take action to ensure a simultaneous implementation of the new resource description ...
  • Walk & Learn for Wellness: Implementing an Employee Wellness Program 

    Brett, Kelsey; Martin, Lisa (2016-04-21)
    Presented the planning and results of an employee wellness program at the University of Houston Libraries. The wellness program included a walking challenge, a lunch and learn series, and the purchase of a treadmill desk ...
  • Using the User: A User-Centered Approach to a Primo Redesign 

    Brett, Kelsey; Frederick, Young (2016-05-04)
    This presentation discussed s a Primo redesign based on a user-centered approach. We collected information about the needs and expectations of internal and external users regarding Primo through a variety of activities ...
  • Creating a Beta-Space in an Academic Music Library 

    Lewin-Lane, Stephanie (2016-10-07)
    Students in the performing arts have unique research and study needs that often move beyond standard library services and into multi-disciplinary areas. The need to access multi-media, recording and music software, visual ...
  • Lessons Learned: A Primo Usability Study 

    Brett, Kelsey; Turner, Cherie; Lierman, Ashley (Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), 2016-03-01)
    The University of Houston Libraries implemented Primo as the primary search option on the library website in May 2014. In May 2015, the Libraries released a redesigned interface to improve user experience with the tool. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cleaning up legacy metadata for ETDs: Strategies, tools and a look into the future [Poster] 

    Liu, Xiping; Duran, Albert; Washington, Anne (2016-09-27)
    Since July 2015, the University of Houston (UH) Libraries Metadata and Digitization Services (MDS) Metadata Unit in collaboration with the UH Libraries Digital Repository Services (DRS) department has been working towards ...
  • Maintaining Legacy Metadata in CONTENTdm: The Metadata Upgrade Project at the University of Houston 

    Weidner, Andrew; Wu, Annie (2015-02-12)
    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 ...
  • Practical Project Management with Basecamp 

    Weidner, Andrew (2014-10-24)
    Juggling multiple time-sensitive projects can be challenging. Project managers must be able to see the short term details of work on specific projects and the long term time frames that facilitate effective prioritization. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Backwards in Heels: Partnering for Learner-centered Pedagogy in Online Modules 

    Lierman, Ashley (EDUCAUSE, 2015-10-28)
    This poster describes the process by which librarians at the University of Houston collaborated with one another and with teaching faculty in the English department to develop and pilot a learner-centered online learning ...
  • 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 ...
  • Technical Services Skills for the Future 

    German, Lisa (2016-09)
    2016 is an exciting time to work in Technical Services and more and more people are relying on us to be as effective and as efficient as possible in order to provide our user community with the scholarship they need to ...

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