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"Best Practices for Digital Repositories" - ALA Midwinter 2017 ALCTS CaMMS CNIG Program Announcement

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"Best Practices for Digital Repositories" - ALA Midwinter 2017 ALCTS CaMMS CNIG Program Announcement

Sai Deng

*** Please excuse cross-posting *** 

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group is pleased to announce its program at the ALA Midwinter Conference to be held in Atlanta, GWCC, Room A312, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Saturday, January 21st, 2017. 

This year’s theme is “Best Practices for Digital Repositories,” featuring six speakers who will bring two regular talks and four short talks.  Our goal is to present more programs with a great deal of relevant information, and encourage follow-up with presenters as needed.

Regular Talks (10 minutes each):

·         Minnesota Digital Library’s Geospatial Metadata Work (Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota Libraries)

 

An overview of the geospatial metadata enhancement project that was recently completed for the Minnesota Digital Library collections. Greta Bahnemann, MDL's Metadata Librarian, will discuss the foundation of this metadata work, including her participation in the Mountain West Digital Library's Geospatial Discovery Task Force and the set of best practices that were produced.  The benefits associated with this work will be summarized, including the anticipated uses of geospatial metadata as well as being in better compliance with new national best practices as adopted by the Digital Public Library of America.

 

·         A Lightweight Structured Data Implementation Using JSON-LD and Schema.org for Digital Repository (Lucas Mak, Lisa Lorenzo, Nicole Smeltekop, Michigan State University Libraries)

The Islandora digital repository has been serving as a testbed for new services and tools for the Digital Information Division at Michigan State University Libraries.  One of those recent endeavors is the incorporation of structured data on item display page using JSON-LD and schema.org vocabularies to enhance discoverability by search engines.  This presentation will give a brief project overview, discuss the MODS and schema.org mapping process and its implementation in Islandora, and talk about moving into exposing URI (the real linked data) through the same implementation.

Short Talks (7-8 minutes each):

·         Metadata Migration Managed: Fixing Metadata That Was Up to No Good (Jeremy Myntti and Anna Neatrour, University of Utah)

The University of Utah's Marriott Library has been working on migrating all digital collections out of CONTENTdm to a system incorporating open source software using Apache Solr (indexer), NGINX (webserver), and phalcon (PHP framework).  This presentation will provide an overview of the metadata cleanup and standardization tasks that have been completed during the migration along with future plans for post-migration remediation to ensure that our metadata is consistent with best practices.

·         XML MARCs the Spot: Mapping Multiple Metadata Standards for Consolidated Use in An Institutional Repository (Jennifer Fagan-Fry and Sarah Davis, LAC Group at NOAA Affiliate)

This presentation will address the challenges of building the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Institutional repository with a special focus on the solutions to the key problems of: combining disparate metadata schemas (MARC21 and EndNote) into one standardized version (MODS), accommodating specific Fedora requirements without major edits to the existing catalog metadata; and collaborating with NOAA’s repository partner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a custom export and conversion file for NOAA’s standardized (MARC XML and Excel) metadata. 

·         Mapping a Digital Repository to Linked Data (Maura Valentino, Oregon State University)

In 2014, Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) made the decision to move its institutional repository from DSpace to a linked data instance of Sufia. This involved mapping each field currently used in DSpace to a linked data field within an existing namespace, however some DSpace fields cannot find a match. OSULP curates a namespace, OpaqueNamespace, for necessary fields that currently don’t have a namespace. This presentation will focus on how the linked data fields were chosen, when OpaqueNamespace was chosen and how using linked data will allow for more accurate use of the repository and its collections.

·         Getting Started with DOIs in the Institutional Repository (Jeffrey M. Mortimore, Georgia Southern University; Ashley D. Lowery, East Tennessee State University) 

Assigning DOIs in the institutional repository builds legitimacy and extends the reach of your IR content. This session will cover the basics of CrossRef membership and DOI management for institutional repositories, with special emphasis on Digital Commons. Topics will include membership costs and responsibilities, DOI structure and syntax, recommended workflows for manual and automated deposits, and considerations for Memoranda of Understanding.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Sai Deng ([hidden email]) and Jessalyn Zoom ([hidden email]), Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Bridges ([hidden email]) and Debra Skinner ([hidden email]), Co-Vice Chairs

 

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