- ItemThe Virtual Graduate Research Marathon: Remote Library Instruction for Doctoral Candidates(Libraries Unlimited, 2022)This book includes narratives from diverse settings of lessons learned and sustainable practices to prepare educators and librarians for any challenges that might arise in the future.
- ItemAuthor identifier analysis: Name authority control in two institutional repositories(International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2018-11-05)The aim of this poster is to analyze name authority control in two institutional repositories to determine the extent to which faculty researchers are represented in researcher identifier databases. A purposive sample of 50 faculty authors from Florida Southern College (FSC) and Ryerson University (RU) were compared against five different authority databases: Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF), Scopus, Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), and International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). We first analyzed the results locally, then compared them between the two institutions. The findings show that while LCNAF and Scopus results are comparable between the two institutions, the difference in the ORCID, VIAF, and ISNI are considerable. Additionally, the results show that the majority of authors at each institution are represented in two or three external databases. This has implications for enhancing local authority data by linking to external identifier authority data to augment institutional repository metadata.
- ItemReport of the Association of College & Research Libraries Technical Services Interest Group Meeting, American Library Association Annual Virtual Meeting, June 2021(Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2022)The article offers reports related to technical services meetings held in June-July 2021. It notes reports on new developments including integrated library systems, next generation catalogs, and reports from professional meetings. Reports include the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Technical Services Interest Group (TSIG) meeting; the American Library Association Core Linked Data Interest Group Meeting; and the Core MARC Formats Transition Interest Group Meeting.
- ItemORCID ids in the open knowledge era(Springer International Publishing, 2021-05-21)The focus of this poster is to highlight the importance of sufficient metadata in ORCID records for the purpose of name disambiguation. In 2017 the authors counted ORCID iDs containing minimal information. They invoked RESTful API calls using Postman software and searched ORCID records created between 2012–2017 that did not include affiliation or organization name, Ringgold ID, and any work titles. A year later, they reproduced the same API calls and compared with the results achieved the year before. The results reveal that a high number of records are still minimal or orphan, thus making the name disambiguation process difficult. The authors recognize the benefit of a unique identifier that facilitates name disambiguation and remain confident that with continued work in the areas of system interoperability and technical integration, alongside continued advocacy and outreach, ORCID will grow and develop not only in number of iDs but also in metadata robustness.
- ItemReport of the Core Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group, Core Virtual Interest Group Week(Taylor & Francis, 2022-07-24)Core Interest Group Week takes place each year, during the first week of March. The Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services (RPLTS) Interest Group (IG) was one of the 25 interest groups that met between March 7 and 11, 2022. The program featured three presentations covering management, training, and documentation in technical services. The meeting had 469 registrations for the virtual event, 251 of whom attended live.