View this recording for an overview of the tools used in scanning special collections materials compiled by the SHARES Sharing Special Collections Working Group.
Topics: Works in Progress, SHARES
View this webinar for an introduction to the Principles and Protocols for Sharing Special Collections through Interlibrary Loan.
Topics: Works in Progress, SHARES, Resource Sharing, Research Library Partnership
In this webinar, librarians from the University of Pennsylvania offer compelling examples of the evolving role of the library in providing research analytics services to support both researchers and broader institutional goals.
Topics: Research Support, Works in Progress
In this webinar, learn how and why University of Notre Dame developed a Metadata Community of Practice.
Topics: Metadata, Works in Progress
In this session, Dortmund shares lessons learned in OCLC’s work and research to date but will also enumerate a number of remaining challenges that require library engagement to address.
Topics: Linked Data, Metadata
Across three presentations, the NAFAN research team shares an update on their work and preliminary research findings from focus groups interviews with archivists and a pop-up survey of archives users. They also discuss research questions, data collection and analysis methods, and efforts to align methods with project values and principles.
The pandemic provided an opportunity to reimagine the working environment as we embraced flexible and remote working. How much has the work environment really evolved since the pandemic? And how sustainable is this evolution? What has been the impact on recruitment and retention in this evolving landscape? This session heard from international partners about the realities of changing working environments and practices at their institutions and considered what lessons we can learn from their experiences.
Topics: New Model Library
The authors identify and discuss the opportunities and challenges archivists experience when describing archival materials, sharing archival description on the web, and making decisions about whether or not to participate in current finding aid aggregations.
Topics: User Research, Archives and Special Collections
Building a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN) is a collaborative project rooted in the goal of providing inclusive, comprehensive, and persistent access to descriptions of archival collections by building the vision and roadmap for a national finding aid network available to a broad and diverse set of contributors and researchers. OCLC Research has conducted extensive research with archivists and archival users, in service of shaping the NAFAN vision. The project team will give an overview of NAFAN, share research findings, and discuss how these will inform the vision for a national archival discovery platform that is community-driven, -sustained, and -governed.
In this presentation, Sandra Phoenix, Executive Director, described the organization’s Sankofa Experience in remembering and embracing the past to make positive progress in the future. Learn about collections, HBCU Library Alliance programs, and how together we can envision a future to strive toward.
Topics: Distinguished Seminar Series, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion