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    • 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 ...
    • The Library Makes its Small Screen Debut: Using the iPod Touch to Trial Library Services on Mobile Devices 

      Vacek, Rachel; Arellano, Veronica; Bennett, Miranda; Coombs, Karen; Dasler, Robin (2009-03)
      This poster presentation was given at the Association of College & Research Libraries National Conference in Seattle, WA, in March 2009.
    • Library Mobile Web Design: Tips, Tricks and Resources 

      Vacek, Rachel; Williams, Berika (2011-10-22)
      Going mobile with your website? This presentation will walk you through some things to consider when thinking about the functionality and content of your library’s mobile presence, and point to useful tools for building ...
    • Library Websites of the Future 

      Vacek, Rachel (2014-11-13)
      This presentation highlights current web design trends, agile development methodologies, and current trends in library research, user behaviors, and the implications of Lorcan Dempsey's concept of Inside Out libraries and ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mashing Up and Remixing the Library Website 

      Vacek, Rachel; Coombs, Karen (2008-10-20)
      Libraries today are presented with the challenge creating a unified user experience out of systems which are traditionally highly separate silos. Often this is done by literally copying and inserting data and information ...
    • Metadata Maintenance Strategies 

      Duran, Albert; Weidner, Andrew (2015-04-14)
      Since 2013 the University of Houston (UH) Libraries Metadata and Digitization Services (MDS) department has been working towards the goal of improving the quality of legacy metadata in the UH Digital Library. This effort, ...
    • Metadata Quality Control for Content Migration: The Metadata Migration Project at the University of Houston [Conference Paper] 

      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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Migrating to Drupal: Open Source Library Intranets 

      Vacek, Rachel; Battles, Jason; McHale, Nina; Baird, Catherine (2010-10-23)
      This workshop was presented at Internet Librarian in Monterey, CA, on October 23, 2010.
    • Mobile Innovations in the UH Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel; Gola, Christina; Dasler, Robin; Hoya, Billy (2010-02)
      Overview of UH Libraries’ Microgrant Program, highlighting the successes and challenges of two mobile microgrant projects, and sharing how opportunities for collaboration manifested both in and outside the library.
    • 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 ...
    • New Technologies that Could Affect Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel (2011-08-03)
      A short presentation on the latest technologies affecting libraries today and in the not too distant future, for TechNet 2011 Conference in Decatur, TX, August 3, 2011.
    • Outside The Box: Building a Digital Curation Ecosystem for Preservation and Access 

      Weidner, Andrew; Watkins, Sean; Scott, Bethany; Krewer, Drew; Washington, Anne; Richardson, Matt; Wu, Annie; Thompson, Santi (2017-05)
      This presentation covers the tools and workflows that the University of Houston (UH) Libraries have developed to facilitate digital curation activities for our new repository architecture based on Hydra-in-a-Box, Archivematica, ...
    • Overcoming the Challenges to Creating a Single Online User Experience 

      Vacek, Rachel (2012-02-08)
      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 ...
    • A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians 

      Vacek, Rachel (Reference & User Services Association, 2008)
      The article reviews the book "A Practical Guide to Information Literacy Assessment for Academic Librarians," by Carolyn J. Radcliff, Mary Lee Jensen, Joseph A. Salem Jr., Kenneth J. Burhanna, and Julie A. Gedeon.
    • 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. ...
    • Preparing for Technological Changes within Academic Libraries 

      Vacek, Rachel (2012-11-13)
      A presentation given to the Oklahoma State University Library for their Library Futures Series. The presentation is about finding ideas for technology innovation, streamlining web content for reuse, preparing for mobile, ...