The DLF Project Managers Group provides a forum for sharing project management methodologies, best practices, latest trends and tools, alongside broader issues such as portfolio management and cross-organizational communication. The DLF Project Managers Group will host a lunch at this year’s forum with breakout group discussions. Come join in on the discussion and connect with other project managers.
Grab your lunch and join us.
This talk will review the new wave of online tools available for research, data analysis, data visualization, collaboration, publication, and reproducibility. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of these tools for open science and open data.Presenter: Matt Sundquist (Plotly)
A Role for Libraries in Supporting Ethics in Data Research
The research library, as part of a university support network for technical researchers, is in a unique position to assist researchers in navigating new, complex data issues of privacy, data reusability, and ethical decision-making. The Supporting Ethics in Data Research project explores the current and potential relationship between campus support networks and computer scientists in addressing emerging ethical issues throughout the research process. Through interviews, a review of ethics policies and protocols, and a literature review, this project examines the role of libraries within an ecosystem of ethical support and guidance across universities to better understand the nature of collaboration taking place and future possibilities.Presenters: Bonnie Tijerina (Data & Society Research Institute), Emily F. Keller (Data & Society Research Institute)
Recommendations from the MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force — Update and Resources
This project update will inform the DLF community about the outcome of last year's DLF working session on proposed geospatial metadata recommendations developed by the Mountain West Digital Library Geospatial Discovery Task Force. The presenters will demonstrate the new standards, discuss the mechanism for and the results of the feedback from the testing phase, and report on the final resources collected and collaboratively developed by the group. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to assign geospatial metadata in a standardized way that is easily harvested by national aggregators like the Digital Public Library of America.
Presenters: Liz Woolcott (Utah State University), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), Sandra McIntyre (Mountain West Digital Library), Rachel Wittmann (Clemson University)
A Barbie Doll, Pirate Booty & Grandma: Transforming Museums
Robert Miller (LYRASIS—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
A Genealogy of Reading, a Small, Linked Open Data Project
Purdom Lindblad (University of Virginia), Eric Rochester (University of Virginia), Jeremy Boggs (University of Virginia)
Accelerating Access: Making Open Access Policies Work
Kelsey Rosell (Symplectic—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
Avalon Media System - Video and Audio Repository for Digital Libraries: What's New in Version 4
Deborah Cane (Northwestern University)
Building a Better Scanner: Library IT and Student Engagement
Kat Hagedorn (University of Michigan), Meghan Musolff (University of Michigan)
Building Digital Scholarship Community with a Graduate Affiliates Program
John Russell (University of Oregon)
Building, Testing, & Ingesting into DPN – Working Through How to Preserve Digital Content for the Long Term.
Evviva Weinraub (Digital Preservation Network—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor), Dave Pcolar (Digital Preservation Network)
Creating Digital Partnerships for Cross Campus Collaboration: Connecting Independent Libraries and Archives through the Digital Scholarship Hub at the Library.
A. Miller (Middle Tennessee State University), Bonnie Allen (Middle Tennessee State University)
Creating Digital Scholarly Editions with Juxta Editions
Nick Laiacona (Performant—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
Dashboard Metrics for Scholarly Activity at a Small University: Open, Free/mium, Premium
Dana McFarland (Vancouver Island University)
DataQ: A Collaborative Platform for Answering Research Data Questions in Libraries
Yasmeen Shorish (James Madison University), Sarah Pickle (The Claremont Colleges), Christie Wiley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Megan Brenahan (Tufts University), Andrew Johnson (University of Colorado Boulder)
Elsevier ScienceDirect Pilot Program for Innovative Institutional Repositories
Letitia Mukherjee (Elsevier—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
The Expanding Archive: Denison LGBTQ Past / Present / Future
Shannon Robinson (Denison University)
Exploring Open Science
Bret Davidson (North Carolina State University), Ekatarina Grguric (North Carolina State University)
Find Your Park's Metadata
Rachel Wittman (Clemson University), Josh Morgan (Clemson University), Christopher Vinson (Clemson University)
Finding the Signal in the Noise: Normalizing Data Management into Library Literacy Programs
Ann Hubble (University of California, Santa Cruz), Christy Caldwell (University of California, Santa Cruz), Christy Hightower (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Geospatial Recommendations for the Spatially Challenged
Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), Liz Woolcott (Utah State University)
Libraries and Digital Humanities: ADHO Special Interest Group
Zoe Borovsky (University of California, Los Angeles), Sarah Potvin (Texas A&M University), Glen Worthey (Stanford University)
Living with the Legacy: Inheriting Problematic Digital Projects
Krystal Thomas (Florida State University)
Jennifer Royall (Content Conversion Specialists—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor), George Schlukbier (Content Conversion Specialists)
Navigating the Research Information Management Ecosystem
Marlee Givens (Georgia Institute of Technology), Susan Wells Parham (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Research Data as Part of A Personal Archive: Personal Archiving Consultation as Part of Research Data Services
Jordan Bass (University of Manitoba), Mayu Ishida (University of Manitoba)
ResearchPad: Open Access Mobile Cataloging for Libraries
Patrick Martinent (Newgen KnowledgeWorks—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
Restoring Telidon/NAPLPS Computer Graphics from the Early 1980s
John Durno (University of Victoria—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
SobekCM 5.0 : Migrating to a REST API and Microservice Architecture
Mark Sullivan (Sobek Digital Hosting and Consulting, LLC—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
Synopticity and RDF Implementation in Special Collections
Erik Radio (University of Kansas)
System Development for Automatic Ingestion of Large Amount of Data and Associated Metadata using REST API – Scope of DSpace
Nushrat Khan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), William Ingram (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Using the Virtual-private Cloud Model to Implement Sustainable, Scalable Digital Library Collections: A Case Study (based on Islandora).
Gail Truman (Truman Technologies—a 2015 DLF Forum Sponsor)
Who Are You and Why Are You Here? Assessing the Scholarly Impact of Duke Digital Collections
Molly Bragg (Duke University), Will Sexton (Duke University)
Who is That and What Do They Do? Showing Connections between External Services and Your Institutional Repository
Daniel Draper (Colorado State University), Suzi White (Colorado State University)
The DLF Assessment Working Group will host an assessment-themed lunch, which will build on their presentation, Collaborative Efforts to Develop Best Practices in Assessment: A Progress Report, (Monday, October 26th, 1:30-2:30). The lunch will include facilitated discussions among attendees and coordinators of each working group, including citations, analytics, cost assessment, and user studies. Discussions will focus on determining the next steps for working groups, identifying areas for new working groups, and connecting new participants with preferred working groups.
This working session covers several use cases that detail the complexity of large-scale digital library system (DLS) migration from the perspective of three university libraries and a statewide academic library services consortium. Each will describe the methodologies developed at the beginning of their migration process, the unique challenges that arose along the way, how issues were managed, and the outcomes of their work.
Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and the University of Central Florida are members of the state's academic library services consortium, the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC). In 2011, the Digital Services Committee members began exploring alternatives to DigiTool, their shared FLVC hosted DLS. After completing a review of functional requirements and existing systems, the universities and FLVC began the implementation process of their chosen platforms. Migrations began in 2013 with limited sets of materials. As functionalities were enhanced to support additional categories of materials from the legacy system, migration paths were created for the remaining materials.
Some of the challenges experienced with the institutional and statewide collaborative legacy collections were due to gradual changes in standards, technology, policies, and personnel. This was manifested in the quality of original digital files and metadata, as well as collection and record structures.
Additionally, the complexities involved with multiple institutions collaborating and compromising throughout the migration process, as well as the move from a consortial support structure with a vendor solution to open source systems (both locally and consortially supported), presented their own sets of unique challenges.
Following the presentation, the speakers will discuss commonalities in their migration experience, including learning opportunities for future migrations.
Presenters: Jamie Rogers (Florida International University), Lee Dotson (University of Central Florida), Lydia Motyka (Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), Joanne Parandjuk (Florida Atlantic University)Co-author: Melissa VandeBurgt (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Come join us for a social meetup aimed at those interested in intersections between digital humanities and libraries. The happy hour is hosted by dh+lib, the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations’ Libraries and Digital Humanities Special Interest Group, and the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities Interest Group (with local hosts Zoe Borovsky, Thomas Padilla, Sarah Potvin, Glen Worthey).
Introductions and LODLAM overview - Ben Hyman (BC Libraries Cooperative)
Cleaning and publishing metadata: hands on tutorial with OpenRefine - Christina Harlow (University of Tennessee)
Opportunity for workshop participants to give 2-3 minute lightning talks/demonstrations about their or their institution's LODLAM applications/efforts
Querying and linking data with SPARQL - Tom Johnson (DPLA)
Options may include: Small group work with instructors; Exploring existing projects; LOD policy and strategy at your institution
We strongly encourage participants to bring a laptop so they may participate in hands-on training.As of 9/29/15, this workshop is sold out.
Islandora is a digital repository framework that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions (Solution Packs) for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. Islandora combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications (including Solr), to deliver a wide range of functionality. The workshop will give participants a chance to explore how community members are using Islandora, and how to:
Registration for this event is $80 USD and includes refreshments and lunch.