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Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Davis Organizations in Wikidata

(2021)

UC Davis participated in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Wikidata Pilot, to investigate the use of wikidata as an authoritative source for cataloging. From that experience, we hope to use the Wikidata items created for UCD organizations, such as departments, colleges, and research centers, etc, in our Aggie Experts project as our source for our campus academic organizational structure. This lightning talk describes why that’s a good idea and how to do it.

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Making Email Archives Discoverable through ePADD

(2021)

Presentation on archiving email records using ePADD.

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Stronger Together: Shared Collection Development for Africa

(2021)

Research interests in African Studies range from anthropology to zoology, with source material produced in an array of languages -- indigenous, colonial European and Arabic. To support this research, the Library of Congress collects and catalogs material from 29 African countries, and both UCLA and UC Berkeley participate in their Cooperative Acquisiton Program. This year, for the first time, UCLA and UCB created a shared collection development approval plan, taking advantage of the new integrated library system and fulfillment network to provide a richer and more diverse information ecosystem to students, faculty and independent scholars.

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Opportunities to Collaborate with the UC Berkeley Oral History Center

(2021)

This talk provides an overview of the work of the Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library and opportunities for collaboration. The Oral History Center puts stories in the historical record that hadn’t been there before and might otherwise be lost. We preserve thousands of voices from all walks of life, political perspectives, national origins, and ethnic backgrounds through oral history interviews. We also produce interpretive materials, such as podcasts; train scholars in the field through educational initiatives, including workshops and internships; create curriculum for K–12; and write articles for scholarly and lay audiences. During shelter-in-place, we pivoted to remote interviewing, created a toolkit and hosted a webinar to train practitioners. We are committed to open access and all of our transcripts, articles, and podcasts are accessible online or in-person at no cost. We partner with other universities and organizations, such at the National Park Service and California State Archives, on projects ranging from the WWII home front to the birth of the Chicano Studies movement. Opportunities for collaboration include oral history projects; projects with oral histories and other archival materials; interpretive materials, such as multimedia showcases, exhibits, oral history performance, or podcasts; educational initiatives, such as building curriculum or conducting training; and digitization and preservation of oral histories; among others. Some benefits of partnerships include an enhanced scholarly experience (and donor relations) by supplementing existing or incoming archival collections with oral histories; highlighting the work of university alumni and leading university scholars; and creating more opportunities for public engagement.

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Connecting with researchers via local data curation: the UCSB experience with Dryad deposits

(2021)

Since March 2021, the UCSB Library's Research Data Services (RDS) became the first UC campus to be part of Dryad's workflow and responsible for curating campus affiliates' deposits to the repository before public release. Our assistance ranges from data files and metadata inspection to more involved processes, including data transformation and documentation augmentation to maximize deposited data's reproducibility and potential reuses. This experience has allowed our department to establish a closer relationship with researchers and better understand their data-related needs while helping us promote data literacy and make our services more well-known on campus. This presentation will cover our internal workflow and curation steps; a debrief of the most common curatorial actions performed, the feedback we have received from depositors, and how we plan to move forward with our curation services.

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An API request: tools and the Alma/Primo APIs

(2021)

Call for collaboration surrounding use of the Alma/Primo APIs and tools for automation. At UC Santa Cruz, we have used the program Postman to automate the process of deleting electronic collections in bulk. As part of the P2E process of our migration from Millennium, some records had electronic collections created as inventory, instead of electronic portfolios. For proper display in Primo, they needed to be converted to electronic portfolios. As a librarian with limited coding experience, Postman allowed me to use the Alma API to automate some of this work. As we complete the SILS migration, I believe it could be valuable to create a space or community to share work around the Alma/Primo APIs and tools that we find helpful. Postman allows for the use of workspaces and easy sharing of API work without sharing institution-specific information, and there are other library-developed tools that utilize the Alma/Primo APIs.

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Wiki Edit-a-Thon Relay

(2021)

The Metadata Services Program (MS) at the UC San Diego Library partnered with Wikipedia Edit-a-thon organizers focused on creating a more diverse and inclusive Wikipedia to create a Wiki-Relay where MS staff create Wikidata entries for Wikipedia articles created during Edit-a-Thons. This lightning talk will review the benefits, the structure, lessons learned and future plans.

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UCSC's Participation in HathiTrust's Publication Date Review Project

(2021)

Tens of thousands of HathiTrust volumes are closed for reading access simply because they lack the metadata necessary for HathiTrust’s automated rights algorithm to make a confident assessment. In the spring of 2020, HathiTrust’s Copyright Review Manager eyed an opportunity and stepped into gear to create a simple project that would enable volunteers from HathiTrust’s member institutions to open up more HathiTrust volumes for reading access while working from home due to Covid19 closures. And the Publication Date Project was born!

Three staff from the UC Santa Cruz library volunteered to join the project and were trained by a CDL staff member who is an expert reviewer in HathiTrust’s Copyright Review program.

Our lightning talk will focus on our experience working on this project.

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The Library Community Collective - Conversations on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

(2021)

In the wake of the racial violence occurring in the United States in 2020, the UC San Diego (UCSD) Library created a collaborative, non-hierarchical, employee-led group that allowed for a new way of sharing and listening across the organization. The Library Community Collective (LCC) is a collaboration between the Library Community Building Committee and the Library Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has provided an ongoing platform for challenging discourse on topics such as white supremacy, allyship, anti-asian violence, fat phobia, race and health disparities and microaggressions. In hopes of providing a model and inspiration for other libraries to pursue similar initiatives, we will provide background on the LCC and its creation, methods, outcomes and challenges.

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Wrangling UC Usage Data for HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS)

(2021)

Presentation on usage data for HathiTrust's Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).

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