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    • 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 ...
    • How to Be a Geek Goddess 

      Vacek, Rachel (Taylor & Francis, 2009-12-02)
      The article reviews the book "How to Be a Geek Goddess," by Christina Tynan-Wood.
    • How to Build a Better Mousetrap 

      Vacek, Rachel; Brett, Kelsey; Castro, Jeannie (2012-11-10)
      The need for various stakeholders in the library to access licensing information is critical when certain departments are working with electronic resources. For example, liaison librarians receive calls from faculty wondering ...
    • How to Rock the Planning Process for your Next Digital Library Web Project 

      Vacek, Rachel; Westbrook, Nicole (2013-05-07)
      Does thinking about web projects for digital libraries make you feel as though you're trapped between a rock and a hard place? You will need to engage digital library partners and stakeholders; collect and analyze diverse ...
    • How Users Conduct Research Using Discovery Systems: Results of a Usability Study 

      Brett, Kelsey (2016-04-05)
      A group of librarians at University of Houston Libraries conducted a usability study to find out how users complete common research tasks using the library’s discovery system. The methodology, results, and impacts of the ...
    • Impact the UX of Your Website with Contextual Inquiry 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-10-20)
      This was a virtual presentation given at the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference on October 20, 2015.
    • Impact your Library UX with Contextual Inquiry 

      Vacek, Rachel (2015-09-26)
      A contextual inquiry is a research study that involves in-depth interviews where users walk through common tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. It can be used to better understand the ...
    • Implementing Digital Preservation at the University of Houston 

      Scott, Bethany (2016)
      Developing digital preservation and access programs presents both challenges and opportunities. Challenges include selecting and implementing software and systems appropriate to the needs of the institution and advocating ...
    • 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 ...
    • Improving the Drupal User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel; Watkins, Sean; Morris, Christina M.; Keller, Derek (Code4Lib, 2010-12-21)
      Drupal is a powerful, but complex, Web Content Management System, being adopted by many libraries. Installing Drupal typically involves adding additional modules for flexibility and increased functionality. Although ...
    • Intranet 2.0 from a Project Management Perspective 

      Vacek, Rachel; Sharpe, Paul (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
      Library intranets require flexibility and efficiency and enhance the internal communication and collaborative nature of creating and organizing the institution's information. At the University of Houston Libraries, the ...
    • iTouch and Go: Funding Innovation in the UH Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel; Dasler, Robin (2009-10-27)
      UH Libraries trialed the use of the iPod Touch as a tool to enhance the work of librarians. This presentation outlines the successes and pitfalls of this trial and you’ll learn ways in which you can jump-start a similar ...
    • 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 ...
    • KUHT: Preserving American's First Public Television Station 

      Vinson, Emily (2015-11-20)
      Broadcasting from the University of Houston, KUHT signed on the air for the first time on May 25, 1953, with the promise of providing the growing city with educational programming. Focused on preservation and access, the ...
    • 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 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. ...
    • Librarians Using Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel (2009-07-10)
      At the University of Houston Libraries, we wrote a microgrant for prototyping mobile services on iPod Touch devices. We looked not only at user needs and expectations, but we also looked at how librarians are using mobile ...