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The 2nd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC16) will take place August 9-11th, 2016 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa (Quad Cities). The UMDCC provides opportunities for digital collections creators and curators in the region and beyond to network, share best practices, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn from leaders in digital cultural heritage. The conference will be held jointly with the 2016 CONTENTdm User Group Meeting, sponsored by OCLC, on August 10-11th.

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Tuesday, August 9
 

8:15am CDT

Rideshare
The hotels and museum tours are not within walking distance of the St. Ambrose University campus, so driving to the conference, or renting a car, is recommended.

If you need transportation to/from your hotel to the conference center, we'll try to connect you with another attendee who can provide a ride. 

Sign up for rideshare here: http://z.umn.edu/16zm
 

Tuesday August 9, 2016 8:15am - 8:30am CDT
N/A

8:30am CDT

Registration and light breakfast
Continental breakfast sponsored by Minitex.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am CDT
Rogalski Center Atrium

9:15am CDT

Welcome and Keynote Trevor Owens: Next Steps for IMLS’s National Digital Platform
Building on 20 years of investments in digital tools, services and related training and education, over the past three years IMLS has reframed and focused its investments in these areas as a funding priority called the national digital platform. In this context, the national digital platform is a way of thinking about and approaching the digital capability and capacity of libraries and archives nationwide, with a strong focus on networked, collaborative approaches. This holistic approach focuses attention on the combined impact of software applications, social and technical infrastructure, and staff expertise that enable access to library content and services for all users. This presentation will provide an update on a series of recently funded projects in this priority area and explore trends and emerging themes in this area.

Slides
http://www.slideshare.net/tjowens/next-steps-for-imlss-national-digital-platform-64833654

Tuesday August 9, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

10:30am CDT

Break
Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

10:45am CDT

Deep Dive Into Digital Content: Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets
Join us as we dive into digital content and demonstrate a new, unique resource for historical research, Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets. The work of gathering primary sources on a specific topic and then providing the necessary context to those sources can be a difficult process for both educators and researchers. This new resource is designed to address this unique challenge. We’ll discuss the creation of the Primary Source Set project, including the development of the project following the DPLA model, the formation of our collaborative team, and the establishment of project parameters and workflow. Next, we’ll outline the primary source content selection along with curated secondary source lists for added context (e.g., scholarly articles from the Electronic Library for Minnesota databases, government websites). Finally, we’ll showcase the Primary Source Sets and their related Teaching Guides which supply educators and researchers with discussion questions and classroom activities.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

10:45am CDT

Glen Ellyn Public Library's Digital Yearbook Collection
The Glen Ellyn Public Library worked with the Glen Ellyn Historical Society to digitize the local high school yearbooks, some dating back to the 1940s. The yearbooks were then made available online via the library’s website. The presenters of this session will talk about the collaboration with the local historical society and walk participants through the process of turning the books into downloadable PDFs, and the process of making those PDFs available on a website.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 3

10:45am CDT

We've Decided to Establish a Web Archiving Program. Now What?

This presentation focuses on the second question — after, 'Should we give this a shot?' — that libraries, archives, and museums ask when starting a web archiving program: 'Now what?'

Your boss is on board. You've received approval from key stakeholders. You've chosen a vendor. But have you decided what — and what not to — collect?  To begin: I will discuss strategies I employed at my organization as I developed its inaugural web collection. Examples range from the more traditional — stakeholder input, advice from other information professionals — to the more creative — reading newspapers, talking to neighbors, turning to social media — in nature. The presentation will also consider the topic of inclusivity and diversity of web archives: is there a way to assure that your collection reflects the people and community you serve, and not the person — or people — who created it? To wrap, I will discuss the labor — and staff time — involved in the proper upkeep of web collections, and tools libraries can either purchase — or develop — in an effort to automate the collection process.

Attendees will walk away from this presentation with their own ideas about the way that web archiving intersects with their community, as well as knowledge of the tools and practices currently used by web archivists in support of well-established web archiving programs, and the idea that collection development policies are possible — and even necessary — when applied to these new collections.



Tuesday August 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 4

11:45am CDT

Lunch provided
Buffet lunch sponsored by Today's Business Solutions, Inc.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

1:00pm CDT

Digitizing Mount Hope Cemetery

The Jackson County (Iowa) Historical Society keeps among its holdings information regarding burials at Mount Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa, Iowa. This information is valuable to an active community of local history and genealogy researchers as well as to the Mount Hope Cemetery Association, funeral directors, and the community in general. While this information has been held in a database, there has been a need to modernize technology, standardize and enhance the data collected for the burials, and make the cemetery information available online and accessible by browse, search, and map-based discovery.

Mount Hope Cemetery is a nexus for the history of Maquoketa, and as photographs, documents, and oral histories held by JCHS are digitized, they will be linked to the burial records of the individuals connected to those documents to enrich the research and learning experience for those exploring this data and to provide enhanced access to the Society’s collections.

With the availability of new volunteer resources, JCHS has embarked on a project to accomplish these goals. This presentation will provide an overview of the project including:

  • Goals, scope, and barriers

  • Methodology, technology platform, and metadata

  • Progress to date

  • Lessons learned so far

  • Planned future enhancements and our wish list for future development



Tuesday August 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

1:00pm CDT

Digitizing Sheet Music Scores using Optical Musical Recognition
Learn techniques for using optical musical recognition software to digitize sheet music and produce "playable" digital files. In addition to learning how to use the software, we will discuss potential case studies where digitized sound files of sheet music is used to enhance potential online exhibits.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 3

1:00pm CDT

Umbra: Search African American History
The urgency of representing African American history and culture as fully as possible drives Umbra: Search African American History (umbrasearch.org), a freely available online search tool that brings together over 400,000 materials documenting African American cultural history from hundreds of US libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions. Over 15,000 records in Umbra come from the Minnesota Digital Library alone! Developed by the Givens Collection of African American Literature at the University of Minnesota Libraries, with Penumbra Theatre Company, Umbra builds on the work of the Minnesota Digital Library for participation in Digital Public Library of America.

Umbra consumes DPLA data, in new and different ways, coupling this data with partners not currently available through this national digital initiative. Through partnerships, open data, and technology, Umbra increases the accessibility of content that may otherwise be difficult to find in a large-scale digital aggregation. From implementing manual and algorithmic metadata enhancements to building an autosuggest search feature and an embeddable search widget, Umbra broadens the reach of collections from across the country, placing hundreds of thousands of primary materials at the fingers of students, scholars, and the general public. Now content from Umbra partners and DPLA contributors is not only gathered but also spread across the web, onto course pages, partners’ websites, and blogs.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 4

2:00pm CDT

Break
Refreshment break sponsored by Holder Printworks of Madison, Wisconsin. 


Tuesday August 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

2:15pm CDT

Audiovisual Digitization and Quality Control: How Do People Really Do This?
Is your organization facing a collection of aging A/V formats that you wish to digitize for preservation or access, and you're not sure how to proceed? Presenters Charles Hosale and Dana Gerber-Margie share their respective experiences with vendor-based and in-house digitization of audio and visual materials. Dana will discuss the innovative in-house digitization initiatives at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Charles will present UWM’s quality control workflow for AV materials that utilizes open source programs, such as Sonic Visualizer, QCTools, MediaInfo, and Fixity to ensure the fidelity of digitized records. Attendees will leave with an introduction to current AV digitization and quality control topics and techniques, practical understanding of and exposure to relevant software and resources, an implementable A/V digitization workflow designed for use in small and middle-sized cultural heritage institutions, examples of A/V use in CONTENTdm, and the feeling that they too can tackle A/V materials without being format and digitization experts!


Tuesday August 9, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

2:15pm CDT

Building Collections, Building Community: Collaborative Community Digitization Projects

This panel presentation will explore four collaborative projects working with different communities in the Upper Midwest to create, describe, curate, use, and share digital artifacts and collections. Presenters from a variety of academic, public, and state libraries and archives will share their experiences developing digitization initiatives with different local, institutional, and statewide communities to create and share digital collections.

Panelists are:

Jessica English, Digital Initiatives Coordinator at South Dakota State University Archives, is working with campus and community organizations for Preserving Historic Hobo Day, collecting digital materials related to SDSU’s homecoming events in the Digital Library of South Dakota and Historypin.

Stephanie Kom, Digital Initiatives Coordinator at North Dakota State Library, travels with digitization equipment to public libraries around North Dakota for Scan Days to collect digital materials from the public to display in Digital Horizons Digital Library.

Katie Kuntz, Archiving Librarian at Rapid City Public Library, hosted Memory Lab, a digitization program where the community learned about preservation of personal documents and how to digitize their items with a flatbed scanner and digital camera.

Carla Urban, Digital Exhibit Outreach Coordinator at Minitex/Minnesota Digital Library, developed the Scan for Keeps program which brings traveling digitization equipment to public libraries in Minnesota to engage the community in digitizing materials.



Tuesday August 9, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 3

2:15pm CDT

Providing Access through Digital Projects: The Digitization of Increase Allen Lapham Papers
With nearly 110,000 cubic feet of archival materials, the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives provides a rich resource for it patrons in a wide variety of topics. The question becomes how best to provide access to these materials? A resource is only as meaningful as it its accessibility. Selecting collection for digitization is a timely and essential issue for modern archival professionals. So, how and why did we choose to digitize the Increase Allen Lapham Papers? In 2014 Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes published a biography of Lapham using a portion of the Lapham manuscript collection. Building on the success of this publication digitization of the collection began, allowing a wider audience to discover the original works of a founding father of Wisconsin. Once chosen, workflows were set in place for both scanning and uploading to CONTENTdm, taking in consideration the various types of materials found in the collection. In order to provide historical context, a descriptive paragraph is written at the folder level providing a dynamic place to begin exploration of the material. Through digitizing of the Increase Lapham Papers the society has provided access to materials usually only viewable in-house. Digitizing collections allows for a broader audience to explore and use the collections. The benefits of this access can be counted in both tangible and intangible ways. Amid rapid staff changes, the project has maintained streamlined workflows and quality content. During this session we will discuss staff changes, selection, workflows, access, and user groups of this digital collection.


Tuesday August 9, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 4

3:15pm CDT

Break
Tuesday August 9, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

3:45pm CDT

DPLA Service Hubs in the Midwest
The Digital Public Library of America's distributed network of Service Hubs is designed to ensure that cultural heritage institutions across the country have an on-ramp to participation in DPLA. In this plenary session, panelists working with the DPLA Service Hubs in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin will share updates on the current status of and future directions for DPLA partnership in their states. 


Tuesday August 9, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

5:00pm CDT

Opening Reception
Join us for appetizers and beverages at the library. Tours of the archives will be offered!

Reception sponsored by St. Ambrose University Library. 


Tuesday August 9, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
St. Ambrose University Library 518 W. Locust St.
 
Wednesday, August 10
 

8:00am CDT

Rideshare
The hotels and museum tours are not within walking distance of the St. Ambrose University campus, so driving to the conference, or renting a car, is recommended.

If you need transportation to/from your hotel to the conference center, we'll try to connect you with another attendee who can provide a ride. 

Sign up for rideshare here: http://z.umn.edu/16zm

Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am CDT
N/A

8:30am CDT

Workshop: Copyright and Related Issues in Digital Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding copyright concepts like the public domain, fair use, and licensing is essential to creating, using, and sharing digital content. This session includes an update on case law that may impact the applicability of fair use in digitization, some exploration of Creative Commons licenses and other contracts that affect copyright-like concerns, and an introduction to new standards in development for communicating copyright status of digital objects to patrons. There will be opportunities for interactive discussion, to make this session valuable for novices and experienced practitioners alike. 

HANDOUTS
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/presentation-links/umdc2016 

Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

8:30am CDT

Workshop: Expanding Your Toolkit: Useful Tools for Managing Born-Digital Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital materials are quickly becoming a regular part of content we need to manage for the long-term. Most of us do not have one master tool or application to use to complete all actions necessary for our work; we rely on a larger suite of available tools.  In this session, walk through the life cycle of a digital object and use tools to address various issues including how to capture information to create an inventory, collect metadata, transfer files, address inconsistencies and duplicates, and monitor fixity/stability over time. Time will allow for the use of tools with a sample set of files.

Note: You must be registered to attend this workshop. All workshops have a $35.00 fee.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
McMullen Hall, Rm. 102

8:30am CDT

Workshop: The Oral History Metadata Synchronizer at Scale: Implementing an OHMS Workflow
Limited Capacity seats available

Oral histories provide valuable research material, but can be difficult to present effectively in an online environment. In this workshop, presenters will demonstrate workflows and tools aimed at making oral histories discoverable and usable in a digital collections environment using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) and other tools. The workshop will include an introduction to the OHMS working environment, as well as the tools necessary for OHMS to function embedded in a CMS. Attendees will work with presenters through a step-by-stop process from the the preparation of a digital oral history object, to the creation of an OHMS record, including indexing, syncing, and web object creation. The workshop will include hands-on exercises and demonstrations. Throughout, the presenters will share their experiences implementing OHMS at UWM and integrating OHMS into the UWM Digital Collections, with a focus on the development of workflows designed to make OHMS, and oral histories, accessible online at scale and in a sustainable manner.

Note: You must be registered to attend this workshop. All workshops have a $35.00 registration fee. 


Wednesday August 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
McMullen Hall, Rm. 101

10:00am CDT

Tour: Davenport Public Library Richard-Sloane Special Collections
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour the special collections of the Davenport Public Library. The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center maintains extensive local history and genealogy collections. The genealogy collection supports genealogical research in Scott County, Iowa as well as other Iowa counties, the New England states, and states on the migration routes used by those who settled in this area. The Center also houses the collection of the Scott County Iowa Genealogical Society as well as the recently donated Richardson-Sloane Genealogical Library. 

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Davenport Public Library 321 N. Main Street

10:00am CDT

Tour: Figge Art Museum
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour the galleries of the Figge Art Museum. The Figge Art Museum is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building on the banks of the Mississippi, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections, and hosts world-class traveling exhibitions. Its studios, auditorium and spacious lobby are alive with art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Figge Art Museum 225 West Second Street Davenport, Iowa 52801

10:00am CDT

Tour: German American Heritage Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour of the German American Heritage Center. The German American Heritage Center works to preserve and enrich the German immigrant experience and its impact on the American Culture. The German American Heritage Center building was originally a busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s. Their permanent interactive exhibit “The German Immigrant Experience” was designed by nationally recognized firm of Morgan-Bailey Consulting and includes an orientation theater, six education stations and two restored hotel rooms.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
German American Heritage Center 712 W. Second Street

10:00am CDT

Tour: Putnam Museum
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour the vast collections store rooms at the Putnam Museum. The Putnam houses over
170,000 artifacts in their collection. The collection includes natural science, regional history and anthropology objects and specimen. The Discovery of King Tut exhibit is a must see! 
http://www.putnam.org/Exhibits/Featured/KingTut

The Putnam was founded in December of 1867 as the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences, one of the first museums west of the Mississippi.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Putnam Museum 1717 West 12th Street

12:00pm CDT

1:00pm CDT

1:30pm CDT

Welcome and Keynote: OCLC Research/Linked Data

OCLC and the Strategic Advisory Group for Digital Collections have created the Metadata Refinery Pilot Study to explore metadata enhancement and the conversion of record-based metadata from CONTENTdm and other digital repositories to entity-based linked data.

The goal of the pilot study is to answer these questions:

  • What services are needed for metadata enhancement and conversion from a record-based description system to an entity-based description system?
  • What are issues encountered when record-based descriptions of unique digital content are converted to linked-data entities?
This panel will discuss the background of the pilot study, the structure of the Strategic Advisory Group, and the progress made with the Refinery tools to date. The panel will then present real-life use cases of data enhancement and conversion from the Wisconsin Historical Society using the Refinery.

The breakout session will include a moderated Q&A in plenary, followed by time for attendees to speak further with the panelists about their questions and use cases individually or in small groups.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

2:45pm CDT

Break
Wednesday August 10, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

3:00pm CDT

OCLC Research/Linked Data Discussion
A moderated Q&A for the panelists from the OCLC/Linked Data keynote, followed by time for attendees to speak further with the panelists about their questions and use cases individually or in small groups.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

4:00pm CDT

Break
Wednesday August 10, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

4:15pm CDT

Lightning Round: Five in 75

Minimal Metadata: or how we sped from 0 to 27,000 images in 1095 days
John Pollitz, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
In 2013 The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire did not have a digital collection. Nor did we have a pot of money to create said collection. We had fallen behind other universities and we were coming up on our centennial celebration in 2016 when our historical collections would be in high demand. We had to move fast if we were to catch up and be part of the celebration. With a very limited budget but a wealth of material and a clear understanding of our audience we chose an open source tool for our platform. We staffed the project with students, interns and available staff. Perhaps our most critical decision was to create homegrown natural language metadata instead of established controlled vocabulary. We used Excel to create our metadata vocabulary dictionary. This streamlined dictionary allowed us to move quickly from initial scanning to finished product. By February 2014 we had a complete collection our university yearbook from 1917-1995 and our first 300 historic campus photos as a resource for centennial exhibits. By the end of that year we added 1,200 photographs, athletic yearbooks, and a collection of newsletters from the Western Wisconsin CCC camps from 1925-1941. We are currently adding a complete collection of our student newspaper from 1916-2004 in time for our fall celebration. While our metadata may not be as deep as some it has been fine tuned to our campus audience.

Digital Archives in the Literature Classroom
Sarah Dennis, St. Ambrose University
I plan to talk about my experiences teaching with digital archives at St. Ambrose University. I will discuss how my class used online archives to develop arguments about select 19th Century texts and how those archives benefited my classroom practice. I will also talk about how using digital archives in the classroom could serve students well in their future pursuits, such as graduate school or nonacademic careers.

Treat Your Digital Collection Like a Crime Scene
Steven Fowler Giese, Des Plaines Public Library
Using social media networks to market your digital collection can be a significant way to drive users to your collection, but success is often elusive. Treating your digital collection like a crime scene and creating an evidence board is a novel way to analyze the social media traffic to and from your digital collection beyond conventional user statistics analysis. In much the same way as law enforcement investigators use this visual technique to discover and track criminal connections, creating an evidence board for your digital collection can help you map the activities of your followers on social media, pinpoint the dead ends in your social media strategy and drive new users to your collection.

Accessibility and usability of library websites for visually impaired users compared to sighted users: a usability study
Rochelle La Macchio, Wayne State University
There are over 285 million visually impaired people worldwide. However there are limited usability studies for web development that include visually impaired users in their studies. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the accessibility and usability issues that participants encounter when completing a set list of tasks on two library websites. Both visually impaired and sighted users will be included in the study for comparison. The study aims to address whether there is need for improvement to current ISO standards to more effectively address accessibility and usability issues for all users by way of universal design. Method: A purposive sample of 10 visually impaired and 10 sighted users will perform set computer tasks for two library websites in a usability study. Data will be collected and recorded using Morae as well as pre and post questionnaires.

From the CMS to Cdm: Moving Museum Data into Campus Digital Collections
Josh Hickman, Beloit College 
During the last few years, a partnership between Beloit College's Morse Library and Logan Museum of Anthropology has led to the addition of several thousand images of museum collection items to the campus digital collections in CONTENTdm. To prepare for this project, staff from both the library and the museum worked to establish a scheme to map the museum data to Dublin Core and to develop a means by which images and data could be easily transferred. The resulting procedure involves the careful selection of appropriate data in the museum's collection management system, Re:discovery Proficio, as well as light packaging of the exported data and images to allow for the upload of objects both simple and compound into CONTENTdm. This presentation will provide an overview of the steps taken by the museum and library staff to ensure the successful and ongoing transfer of these unique digital collection items.


Wednesday August 10, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

6:00pm CDT

Birds of a Feather Dinners
Sign-up sheets will be available at the registration table for Birds of a Feather dinners. Here are the topics. Restaurant choices will be added soon.
More details will also be provided at the conference. 

Wednesday August 10, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Area Restaurants
 
Thursday, August 11
 

8:15am CDT

Rideshare
The hotels and museum tours are not within walking distance of the St. Ambrose University campus, so driving to the conference, or renting a car, is recommended.

If you need transportation to/from your hotel to the conference center, we'll try to connect you with another attendee who can provide a ride. 

Sign up for rideshare here: http://z.umn.edu/16zm

Thursday August 11, 2016 8:15am - 8:30am CDT
N/A

8:30am CDT

9:00am CDT

Welcome and Keynote: CONTENTdm Product Update
Shane Huddleston, CONTENTdm Product Manager, will discuss OCLC's future plans for digital services and demonstrate the progress on the upcoming release of CONTENTdm 7. This release will have a redesigned end-user web site that is mobile-friendly, meets accessibility standards, and introduces support for the national digital infrastructure.


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

10:30am CDT

Break
Thursday August 11, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

10:45am CDT

A New Look for Minnesota Reflections: An Enhanced User Experience
This past spring staff at the University of Minnesota Libraries were charged by the Minnesota Digital Library to explore the possibility of replacing the current CONTENTdm discovery layer with a more effective solution. Our intent was to leverage new technologies by which we could increase the user satisfaction of our site. The resultant prototype has to-date exceeded our expectations and allowed us to think about discovery and UX design in new ways, decoupled from the constraints of CONTENTdm.

This presentation will discuss the work done to create these customizations, including the use of the CONTENTdm API, the Blacklight (blacklight.org) discovery platform, Solr, and several open source image and document viewers. This new discovery integration successfully reduces user response time and allows for the creation of an attractive, flexible, responsive, and potentially more feature rich interface in order to deliver digital library content. This project also continues to lean on the CONTENTdm application, particularly the vital role it plays as the administrative backend that supports the complex Minnesota Reflections project.

Prototype URL: http://lib-mdl-dev.oit.umn.edu


Thursday August 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

10:45am CDT

Collaborating for Access: Metadata Template Creation at Wichita State University Libraries
The Metadata Group at Wichita State University Libraries was formed to create metadata templates for a digitization project between Special Collections and University Archives and Technical Services. To that end, the Group, comprised of members of both units, met over the course of six months with the goal of creating records that align with current Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging standards, as well as reflecting the unique qualities of the manuscript collections. Through their collaboration, they created two metadata templates: one for core level description, and one for minimal level description. Lizzy Walker, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian, will discuss the planning process, the metadata elements and standards they chose, the templates' use with CONTENTdm, and how the templates have benefited both units.


Thursday August 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 3

10:45am CDT

11:45am CDT

Lunch provided
Thursday August 11, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

1:00pm CDT

Collaboration for Access to Legal Material
The Library of Michigan collaborates with a variety of state agencies to acquire, describe, digitize, and provide access to legal material which would otherwise have very limited public accessibility. While there are some commonalities with all these projects, each collaboration and title has its own specific requirements and challenges This session will look at how we worked within CONTENTdm to create collections and metadata specific to these legal materials. We will also look at efforts taken to ensure these materials are accessible to people with visual and print disabilities.


Thursday August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 2

1:00pm CDT

Using CONTENTdm’s APIs to Customize Your Site
Using CONTENTdm's API suite, developers can unlock the full potential of their metadata and images. This session will show how to use PHP and Perl code to harness the power of the CONTENTdm APIs.


Thursday August 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 4

2:00pm CDT

Break
Thursday August 11, 2016 2:00pm - 2:15pm CDT
Rogalski Center Ballroom 1

2:15pm CDT

 
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