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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...

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.

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...

The Book Traces Project: Implications for Shared Print Collections

Kara McClurken
In 2014, UVA was awarded a CLIR Hidden Collections grant to examine the Library’s pre-1923 items in our circulating collections. The goal of the project was to develop a protocol for identifying, describing and preserving evidence of past readership in our books located in the circulating collections. Project staff hoped to develop both a model and a conversation to have with other institutions about what makes a book unique, how to identify and describe those...

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...

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...

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

Brandon Butler
Slides from a presentation giving an overview of copyright's provisions relating to the rights of authors, with a focus on the interests of academic authors publishing in academic journals and books. Includes information about open access and why academic authors might be interested in retaining some rights in their work, even when publishing in traditional journals.

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...

ORCID Registration and Reporting in Sufia 7.4

Ellen Ramsey, Sherry Lake, Nestor Walker & David Goldstein
This presentation contains slides presented at SamveraConnect 2017 meeting, held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL November 8, 2017. The first screen capture demonstrates the user experience of a UVA researcher opting to create or connect an ORCiD ID (author disambiguation identifier) to work deposited to LibraOpen. Subsequent screens show the experience for a researcher who has opted to grant permission for ORCID to display the ORCID iD in LibraOpen, and to UVA/Libra to report...

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...

Bigger on the Inside: Integrating Research Data Services in Campus-Wide Networks

Michele Claibourn
The diffusion of data- and computationally-intensive approaches to an ever-widening range of disciplines poses opportunities and challenges to universities and the research partners and services within. In response, university libraries have been rapidly building and expanding research data services and expertise to meet emerging needs and support new forms of scholarship. An oft-stated goal of such efforts is to become more centrally integrated into larger networks -- within the library, within the home institution, and...

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.

Registration Year

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Event

Data Centers

  • University of Virginia Libraries