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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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Adam Soroka
Paper discusses workflows for indexing Fedora Repositories.

When Crisis Comes: Rapidly Acquiring, Describing, and Preserving Community-Created Digital Collections

Kara McClurken & Ivey Glendon
For many institutions, the question is not if natural or human-made emergency will come to your community but when. This program will discuss strategies for memory institutions for urgent, crisis related acquiring, describing, and preserving of community-created digital collections, taking into account legal, logistical, and organizational approaches for rapid digital collecting. Librarians from the University of Virginia will share their experiences documenting events such as their university president’s ousting and reinstatement, a high-profile publication about...

Authors’ Rights: Use the Law, Share Your Scholarship, Change the World

Brandon Butler
Slides for a ~1hour overview of copyright issues for academic authors, covering these topics: Copyright Basics Using 3rd Party Material in Your Writing (Figures!) Copyright provisions in a publishing agreement Things to think about Publishing and Dissertations Changing the World Resources

Your vote matters! Community input for Advancing Hyku feature prioritization

Ilkay Holt, Ellen Ramsey & Brian Hole
This presentation provided an update on the project at the end of its first year. Presenters introduced the developments made so far, architectural review for structural improvements for the Hyku framework, collaborations to strengthen the project deliverables and the forthcoming plans for the coming year. The sessions main goal was to kick off wider community input opportunity following the event to leverage the outcomes of the project. The project aims to support the growth of...

Research Information Costs at the University of Virginia

Brandon Butler & John Unsworth
The Big Deal journal bundles that the UVA Library acquires from commercial publishing vendors are on an unsustainable path. To fix this, the Library and faculty need to communicate more consistently about the cost and value of these resources, so that we can bring our spending under control and into line with the priorities of our research community. This presentation lays out some basic facts about the cost of research materials, the trajectory of those...

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.

Beyond Science: Humanities Research Data

Sherry H. Lake
Presentation for ASERL "Libraries in Process" community call. Looking at data from a non-STEM perspective. This presentation is on "Data in/ and the Humanities". Talks about how Humanities "research" is really just "data" and how that "data" differs from "data" in the more commonly thought about science domain.

LibraOpen Talking Points

Ellen Ramsey
This brief presentation introduces LibraOpen, a robust scholarly repository that puts UVA research center stage. LibraOpen, the newest part of UVA’s Libra Scholarly Repository service at http://libra.virginia.edu, opens up a world of options for propagating scholarship and research born at UVA. What’s new? - LibraOpen accepts an ever-growing range of scholarly output, - creates an immediate, persistent, worldwide-discoverable URL for scholarly work, - and allows scholars to easily and definitively claim and connect their scholarship...

UVA and Open Source Repositories Retrospective 2017

Ellen Ramsey
Presentation given at Coalition for Networked Information meeting in Washington, DC on December 11, 2017. In 2010, UVA was an early adopter of Hydra/Fedora repository solutions. By 2014, it was time for more than just a code refresh. In 2017, we now have multiple modular repository parts, some more open source than others. This is not your grandparents' repository. We have had successes (student deposits as graduation requirements, one-stop searching, consistent branding), some failures typical...

20 Years of Open Source at UVA

Ellen Ramsey
Presentation given at Open Repositories 2018 meeting in Bozeman, Montana on June 7, 2018. In 2010, the University of Virginia was an early adopter of Hydra/Fedora repository solutions. By 2014, it was time for more than just a code refresh. We have multiple modular repository parts, some more open source than others. We have had successes (student deposits as graduation requirements, one-stop searching, consistent branding), some failures typical of early institutional repositories (if you build...

Finding & Evaluating OER - Faculty Presentation - Fall 2021

Bethany Mickel & Judith Thomas
Slide deck of a workshop discussing the landscape of open educational resources (OER) with an emphasis on strategies for finding and evaluating materials for specific disciplines and needs.

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