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NISO Two-Part Webinar: Engineering Access Under The Hood

Engineering Access Under The Hood, Part Two -- Enhancing & Harmonizing Metadata for Discovery & Use

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) 

Part 1 of this webinar, Challenges of Identity and Authentication Management, will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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About the Webinar

The first half of this two-part webinar program (scheduled for November 1) will provide an overview of the current landscape of options available to academic institutions for ensuring and streamlining access to materials by legitimate users. What’s working, which technological approaches may be outdated and what needs to be done (research, technology upgrades, etc.) to resolve the problem?

The second half of this session (scheduled for November 15) will provide an overview of the issues associated with delivering quality metadata by and to various stakeholders. Based on comments made, it’s an old issue. But what are the existing barriers? What improvements might be made? What stands in the way of successful implementation?

Agenda and Event Slides

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

Confirmed Speakers: Patricia Payton, Senior Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest/Bowker; Scott Anderson, Associate Professor & Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University; Marilyn White, E-Resource Librarian, Briget Wynne, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Katelynd Bucher, Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST).

Speaker Abstracts:

Eliminating Conflicts in Ebook Metadata
Patricia Payton
, Senior Manager, Provider Relations, Proquest/Bowker

Harmonizing and enhancing ebook metadata to print metadata is a focus for many publishers. Yet there is still work to be done. Some variations may occur including sales rights, publication dates, and pricing. Learn more about ebook metadata pitfalls by understanding how data recipients read and interpret your data. Also learn how NISO is bringing publishers and librarians together to set best practices for key ebook metadata points. 

Patricia Payton, Senior Manager Provider Relations for ProQuest and Bowker is responsible communicating book and journal metadata requirements and best practices to publishers of all sizes. Patricia has experience in retail bookstores as well as international markets. She also holds a Master’s degree in Library Information Science specializing in Digital Libraries as well as an MBA. She actively contributes to the Book Industry Study Group, the Association of American Publishers, and other industry committees. You can find her on twitter @Metadata24X7.

Conglomerating and Collocating Collections without Convoluted Concoction
Scott Anderson
Associate Professor & Information Systems Librarian, Millersville University

Scott Anderson will discuss how Millersville University is working with several vendor partners (Atlas Systems / EBSCO / TIND) to inject local / special collections content into its own discovery service and expose those collections to the open web via linked data. The idea is to use as much of the same workflow to harvest from finding aids, repositories, local catalog(s), into MARC defined elements to be transformed into linked data for the open web and associated applications, ingest into other local services, and perhaps collocated with identified subscription products.

Scott Anderson (MLS, MBA) is an Associate Professor and the Information Systems Librarian at Millersville University. He is responsible for most of the library's electronic services (Discovery, ILS, ILL, KB, repository, linking, etc), configuring content platforms, authentication services, action figures, bobble-heads, easy buttons, and making sure that what electronic content the library does know about is readily accessible to students and faculty. He is also a member of the Library's Collection Development Committee and is always tasked with identifying or fabricating use statistics to inform collection and service decisions through database, publisher or linking reports. He works with faculty and students in the areas of art & design, business, computer science, economics, and mathematics. Scott arrived at Millersville in 1994 just after the internet was born and has managed to break, fix and break again nearly all of the library's electronic resources and services.

Manipulating Metadata to Enhance Access
Marilyn WhiteE-Resource Librarian, Briget Wynne, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, and Katelynd Bucher, Metadata Librarian, Research Library Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library is a federal library located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The NIST Research Library’s mission is to support and enhance the research activities of the NIST scientific and technological community through a comprehensive program of knowledge management.

To fulfill this mission, the Library makes available to its researchers the following: proprietary databases, journals and e-books. In addition, the Library makes available to the public, agency content such as: the NIST Digital Archives (NDA), oral histories, photo collections, NIST Museum objects, and NIST authored technical publications. The Library also supports the publication and digitization of the agency’s Journal of Research NIST and NIST Technical Series reports.

This presentation will discuss how the advances in the technological landscape and user behavior have influenced changes in the Library over a period of 25 years and how we have arrived at our current hybrid configuration. We will also look at the decisions and challenges we face to make our systems compatible and how we have made uniformity in our metadata to disseminate our content across multiple platforms. We will give an overview of our current environment as well as discuss specific metadata tools and processes we used to achieve our goals.

The Library has content housed in a variety of platforms such as: Govinfo, Internet Archive, our agency repository (NIST Digital Archive), our own publication servers at the agency as well as registration of our DOIs with CrossRef. In addition, we also are now depositing our NIST-authored, externally reviewed content with PubMed Central. All these various entities require their unique metadata formats. In addition to this, we have also launched our discovery layer which acts as a single search mechanism on campus, for researchers to access all our proprietary content and agency publications. We’ll discuss how we corralled all our metadata, created consistencies across platforms and made our discovery layer work within the confines of our hybrid system.

Because of our efforts, we anticipate increased discovery and use of our proprietary resources and agency publications. We hope we will see an increased impact through frequent citing of NIST authored content which will raise the agency’s profile in the scientific community.

Katelynd Bucher is a metadata librarian in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library, where she creates and manages metadata for a variety of NIST content, including born digital and digitized NIST gray literature publications and archival photograph collections. She received her MLIS from Long Island University, and has worked in academic and federal libraries and in special collections.

Marilyn White is the e-resource librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she oversees the management of the Library’s e-resources. She is responsible for maintaining the library platform and discovery services. She received her MLIS from the University of Maryland and has worked in federal, academic and special libraries.

Briget Wynne is a librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Research Library, where she oversees interlibrary loan activities and provides reference services. She received an MLS from the University of Maryland and has worked in federal and special libraries.


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