The University of Sydney Library considers diversity and inclusion a strategic priority. This includes working to ensure that all First Nations staff, students, and community members the Library interacts with feel safe, valued, and respected, and that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage within the Library’s collection is recognised and protected in line with Indigenous Cultural Intellectual Property principles. The Library has recently published Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols, which demonstrate its commitment to embedding culturally competent practice in all it does across services, spaces, and resources. This document is sector-leading for Australian academic libraries in its scale and scope. The Protocols were informed by a cultural audit undertaken by the Library in 2019, and written by Nathan Sentance as Cultural Adviser in Residence.
Topics: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Works in Progress
Lorcan Dempsey presents on the effects of the pandemic on collection directions, including the accelerating demand to move more library services online, at Informatie aan Zee 2021.
This presentation and paper highlights how libraries and Wikimedia can collaborate to strengthen shared information access goals and shares success stories from libraires and OCLC working with Wikimedia to connect communities of knowledge.
Topics: Research Information Management
As a part of OCLC Research’s work in documenting how libraries as organizations operate, adapt, and evolve, the OCLC Research team met with global library leaders to discuss emerging library models in response to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked at new and evolving practices and policies, possibilities for collaboration, and how these opportunities can benefit their communities into the future.
Topics: New Model Library
For more than a decade, OCLC’s Research division has been investigating the tools, standards, workflows, and strategies for making the transition from traditional bibliographic metadata to fully linked data. In this presentation, OCLC Research Software Engineers, Jeff Mixter and Bruce Washburn, will provide a perspective on the promise and potential of library linked data that is framed by OCLC Research’s past work.
Topics: Linked Data
This webinar will be of interest to library and archive workers, those who manage and allocate resources to special collections, and those who are considering new modes of meeting facilitation and collaboration.
Topics: Archives and Special Collections, Works in Progress
As Wikipedia reaches maturity, celebrating its 21st birthday this coming year, isn't it time to consider its adulthood? Results from our research of 175 students, which used a simulated set of Google search results to see how students select and judge resources for a research project, suggest we should. Since its birth, students have been generally discouraged from using Wikipedia, but as this collaborative reference tool has evolved, so should our consideration of its value.
Topics: Wikimedia, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
In this presentation, research staff discuss and demonstrate a Wikidata user script that, for items that include a IIIF Presentation Manifest URL, will embed the ProjectMirador viewer and load the Manifest JSON so that the images referenced in the Manifest can be viewed in the context of other Wikidata statements about the work.
Topics: IIIF, Wikimedia
In this virtual presentation, Lorcan Dempsey describes two trends in metadata, Entification and Pluralization, as well as OCLC's work these areas.