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    • Alternative Access: A Creative Solution to an Imperfect Digital Library 

      Vinson, Emily (2016-08-06)
      The University of Houston Libraries is currently undergoing a transition in Digital Asset Management systems. With current limitations of the Digital Library making video playback difficult, this presentation discusses use ...
    • American Library Association GLBT Roundtable 50th Anniversary Archival Digitization Project 

      Santiago, Ariana; Ettarh, Fobazi; Grissom, Andrew; McKeever, Lucas; Van Cleve, Stewart (2017-06-23)
      The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020. Founded in 1970 as the Task Force on Gay Liberation, it was the first gay and lesbian professional organization ...
    • An Analysis of Evolving Metadata Influences, Standards, and Practices in Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

      Potvin, Sarah; Thompson, Santi (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, 2016-04)
      This study uses a mixed methods approach to raise awareness of divergences between and among current practices and metadata standards and guidelines for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Analysis is rooted in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Apps in Facebook & Google OpenSocial: Why Librarians Should Pay Attention 

      Vacek, Rachel (2008-06-25)
      Looking at Google OpenSocial & Facebook Apps (in their early stages) and what it means for libraries.
    • Assessing Your Library Website Using User Research Methods and Other Tools 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-11-06)
      This is a presentation given to the Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. It's about using web analytics and content audits as well as a variety of user research methods to better understand ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Batch It: A Quicker Way to Bring ETDs into the Bibliographic Utility 

      Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi (2013-02-28)
      As the University of Houston moves toward an all-electronic thesis and dissertation submission process, the ability to provide efficient description and access to the increased volume of ETDs is more important than ever. ...
    • 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, ...
    • Bridging the Gap Between Print and Digital Environments 

      Vacek, Rachel; Riley, Anita (2010-11-11)
      Emerging technologies like QR Codes and Augmented Reality can help faculty, staff, and librarians extend services, promote resources, and widen access to instructional material to students in exciting and innovative ways. ...
    • Building a Better Mousetrap: Developing an Easy, Functional ERM 

      Brett, Kelsey; Castro, Jeannie; Vacek, Rachel (Proceedings of the Charleston Library Conference, 2013-07-12)
      The need for various stakeholders in the library to access licensing information is critical when various departments are working with electronic resources. Managing these electronic resources can be a daunting task for ...
    • Building a Single User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel; McHale, Nina; Battles, Jason (2011-10-18)
      The modern library web environment consists of multiple content sources and applications that perform essential functions that often overlap and could potentially create a fractured user experience. For example, content ...
    • Building it Small: Accessible Approaches to AV Digitization 

      Vinson, Emily (2017-05-25)
      Institutions large and small face the challenge of preserving and creating access to audio and moving image collection materials. This presentation explores approaches the AV preservation community have taken to building ...
    • Card Catalog Conversion: The Revenant 

      Scott, Bethany; Vinson, Emily (2016-05-25)
      Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, libraries around the world tackled the monumental task of converting miles of card catalog to machine readable formats accessible by computer. While this immense undertaking was ...
    • Cataloging in Transformation: New Trends and Future Outlook 

      Wu, Annie (2012-06)
      With rapidly changing technology, more and more libraries are building digital collections and shifting focus to online discovery environment. More and more resources are published in electronic format, which leaves libraries ...