59 Works

Restructuring & Reimagining Digital Collections

Jennifer O'Brien Roper & Ellen Catz Ramsey
In 2017 the University of Virginia Library administration commissioned an internal task force to identify best practices for digital project workflows. At the time, the process of moving digital collections from idea to completion was opaque for all staff involved in the process, and most were frustrated with both the process and the results. The ensuing task force report articulated foundational principles, identified needed tools, recommended specific changes to practice, and proposed an outline for...

Surveillance and Vendor Data Panel, University of Virginia Library

Brandon Butler, Timothy Morton, Ellen Ramsey, Robin Ruggaber & Judith Thomas
The University of Virginia Library presented this Surveillance and Vendor Data Panel discussion via Zoom on November 8, 2021. Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, warns that the conveniences of on demand digital information have made us blind and deaf to the ways high-tech giants exploit our personal data for their own ends. In her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Zuboff picks up on her argument that surveillance capitalism, a term she...

Copyright and CC Licenses for OER: What Every Librarian Should Know

Brandon Butler
Slides for a 60 minute session (with Q&A) introducing librarians to the intersection between Open Educational Resources and copyright, and how Creative Commons licenses can resolve the apparent conflict between them.

DOIng more with Hyrax

Chris Colvard
A lightning talk (seven minute) presentation given at Samvera Connect 2020 On-line described thus: Hyrax-doi is a new Hyrax plugin that provides tooling for working with DOIs including model attributes, minting, and fetching descriptive metadata. This presentation will give a quick tour of the features and how to use it in hopes of sparking conversation about how to improve it and its integration with Hyrax. This is part of the Advancing Hyku project's work on...

Samvera Connect 2021 Hyku Projects Panel: In the Community and In the Wild

Ellen Ramsey, Ilkay Holt, Amanda Hurford & Jenny Basford
Leads from Hyku projects in various stages (active implementation, nearing launch, and ramping up) joined for a lively session at Samvera Connect 2021 (online). We started with brief updates on work done in 2021 across our projects on prioritizing community features. Included was discussion about what works in local installations, what works (and doesn’t) when contributing code back to the community core, and how we collaborate across projects in formal (shared Hyku Roadmap, meetings, documentation)...

New Visualization Ideas for NCSES Publications

Vicki Lancaster
This is a project is being done with May Ayden at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics that explores how to “better” represent current NCSES visualizations. Visualization Criteria: contain statistical content that highlights NCSES or linked data, can provide additional statistical insights, can be reproducible in an automated production environment, require minimal cognitive effort to interpret, can appeal to a wide audience, can be provided to authors as alternative options for consideration in...

Verb Tense in Scientific Research Writing

Natalie Thompson
Slides from a presentation on using verb tense in scientific articles. Covers common tenses, common usage across sections of articles (abstracts, introductions, methods, results, discussions). Aimed at an audience of graduate students in engineering; examples from different disciplines within engineering. This work is CC-BY and use must include full citation & DOI. Individual images, examples, and materials from other sources are not CC-BY. The blue dinosaur icon is a GWL icon and not CC-BY.

Open Scholarship in the Humanities: Support at the University of Virginia Library

Sherry Lake
Talk presented at the "Towards the Development of a Community for Digital Edition Publishing: A Forum for Discussing Metadata, Preservation, Digital Publication Tools, and Open Access" forum held September 27 - 28, 2022 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The hybrid event was hosted by the Center for Digital Editing, the University of Virginia - Digital Publishing Cooperative, and eLaboratories. Presentation covers Humanities Data - what is it, how to share FAIRly and demonstration of UVa's Libra Open...

Digital Holocaust Mapping: From the Street to the Nation

Waitman Beorn
Presented at "Digital Mapping and Historical Imagination" Conference at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, in Lviv, Ukraine. This presentation will focus on two separate digital humanities projects at two very different scales: the local and the national. The first project is a mapping of the ghetto and the Janowska camp in Lviv. The second is a larger mapping of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, particularly in Galicia. The discussion will center...

Property Edges/ Common Thresholds

Leah Kahler
The landscape of the Locust Grove neighborhood in Charlottesville, Virginia is defined by edges, boundaries, and thresholds that take shape in planting patterns. Some edges are created by meticulously maintained shrubs, while others take shape through sprawling urban wilds. The construction of these edges have broad implications for how the landscape is experienced, by guiding or hindering movement and visibility. In addition, particular plant species communicate values and are tied to histories of the global...

Apartments and Gasoline

Madeline Gonzalez
How one corner parcel in Locust Grove, Charlottesville can reveal the history of an entire area. The changing uses of the corner of Gillespie Ave. and High St. directly reflects the history of an evolving and developing Charlottesville, from a rural farming area into an integrated suburban city space. By delving into the history of this specific lot, this project argues that a general geographic history of an area can be gleamed from a very...

Microscopic Estimation of Freeway Vehicle Positions Using Mobile Sensors

Noah Goodall, Brian Smith & B. Brian Park
The introduction of mobile sensors, i.e. probe vehicles with GPS-enabled smart phones or connected vehicle technology, will potentially provide more comprehensive information on roadway conditions than conventional point detection alone. Several mobility applications have been proposed that utilize this new vehicle-specific data rather than aggregated speed, density, and flow. Because of bandwidth limitations of cellular and an expected slow deployment of connected vehicles, only a portion of vehicles on the roadway will be able to...

Dear Low-Income First-Generation (FGLI) Scholars

Regina Carter
This presentation was provided by a former low-income, first-generation (FGLI) college student who currently serves as a librarian. It is written in the form of a personal narrative and concludes with a letter to FGLI scholars. It was shared during the University of Virginia's AL1GN Conference on March 22, 2019 and serves as a reminder to FGLI scholars that obtaining a college degree is indeed possible.

Affordability and Equity: A program supporting the use of OER

Judith Thomas & Bethany Mickel
The Affordability and Equity grant program, sponsored by the Jefferson Trust and offered by the University of Virginia Library, provides support to faculty who want to adopt, adapt, or create open educational resources (OER). OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open resources have the potential to provide equitable access to...

Samvera Connect 2021 Lightning Talk with Demo: Author Profile Syncing with ORCID in Hyku

Paul Danelli & Elisa Pettinelli Barrett
Presented at Samvera Connect 2021 (online), this short demo of the integration between the Author profile (in Hyku) and ORCID was developed as part of the Advancing Hyku project. The integration allows repository depositors and authors to establish and control synchronization of works between the repository and ORCID. Based on the chosen settings within the author profile (always synch, ask before manually synching individual works, do not synch), when a work is deposited using the...

Sentences and Punctuation Refresher for Scientific Research Writing

Natalie Thompson
A presentation with examples and practice problems on basic elements of sentence structure and punctuation. Aimed at an audience of graduate students in STEM. Parts of presentation & materials adapted from the EAL Graduate Writing Camp, Writing Services, University of Guelph by Natalie Thompson for the UVA Engineering Graduate Writing Lab. This presentation is CC-BY and any use must include full citation & DOI. Individual images and examples & materials from other sources are not...

Advancing Hyku: End of Project Update at Samvera Virtual Connect

Ellen Ramsey, Ilkay Holt & Elisa Barrett
This presentation at the open source community meeting "Samvera Virtual Connect" summarized the structural improvements and new features contributed by the end of the project to the Samvera Community’s Hyku platform. The project's aim was to support the growth of green open access through institutional repositories. The project partners were University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The...

Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design

Ashley Hosbach
Slide deck and presentation notes for "Sites Lacking Sight: Architectural Imperialism in Library Design." Academic library architecture embodies the university's need to demonstrate monumentalism, authority, power, and knowledge through the built environment. This presentation critically examines settler colonial narratives in library architecture (exterior and interior) and considers implications for library users across historically marginalized communities and the university setting at large. Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 47th Annual Conference in...

Campus-based Deficit Thinking in Libraries

Ashley Hosbach
Despite the rise in enrollment of distance education learners, dual-mode universities still frame online learners as a minority population and view online learning as a negative and inferior experience. Dual-mode libraries serving these institutions not only follow the same pre-set framing, but also actively contribute to this mindset. This presentation discusses campus-based deficit thinking in libraries and how to better serve distance education programs and their students. Presented at UVA Library's "Let's Talk Teaching" session...

Better Data and Measurement for Local Public Policy Decisions

Joseph Salvo
Local officials make decisions daily on policies, strategies and programs that affect the quality of life of their residents.  We live in a data driven world where “open data” has become an institutionalized mantra, especially in government at all levels.  Yet, the increased availability of these data sets does not presage their usefulness for application to the practical problems that the locals face. Different concepts, methods of collection, units of analysis, time periods, disclosure avoidance...

Collecting in Times of Crisis:7 Steps to Increase Preparedness

Kara McClurken
Slides from Keynote address given 15 October 2019 at the ODNFest 2019 for the Ohio Digital Network at the State Library of Ohio. The talk highlights the history of collecting in times of crisis at UVA as well as suggests seven steps that institutions can do to help them be better prepared to respond to documenting tragic events or events that require a rapid response. The presentation ends with links to additional resources, including UVA's...

Copyright and CC Licenses for OER: What Every Faculty Member Should Know

Brandon Butler
Slides for a 60 minute session (with Q&A) introducing faculty to the intersection between Open Educational Resources and copyright, and how Creative Commons licenses can resolve the apparent conflict between them.

The Use Of Message-Driven Workflows On The Service Bus Pattern for Indexing Fedora Repositories

Adam Soroka
Paper discusses workflows for indexing Fedora Repositories.

Integration Challenges & Rewards: Heterogeneous Solutions with Fedora4 at the Core

Ellen Ramsey & Robin Ruggaber
A single solution for managing every type of content is increasingly anachronistic in today’s scholarly research environment, but a collection of unrelated silo-ed containers quickly becomes unwieldy and unsustainable. The questions is, can one modern repository foundation support a wider array of content management options? At the University of Virginia Library, we are taking a modular approach to containing and contextualizing repository contents. We want to leverage a variety of externally hosted or developed solutions...

Canaries in the Text Mine: Fair Use Rights and Text+Data Mining with Licensed Content

Brandon Butler
Slides from a webcast on the scope and availability of fair use for text and data mining on licensed content.

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