Thanks, Debra, for encouraging participants to report out. The distributed conversations are tough to summarize (based on my limited experience) but if they include good links, people can try to follow along at a distance. The seed conversations sound like they'd be worth the trouble!
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:10:49 -0500
From: Debra Shapiro <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: LITA/ALCTS Library Linked Data IG managed discussion at ALA Annual in Chicago
Hi Karen, and others who might be interested; apologies to those who are not
The problem with streaming is that, after Jackie's short presentation - which could be captured, and I will try - it's going to be table discussions, and there might be 12 tables. So the noise level is going to be high, and we could only get fragments. We are going to ask table facilitators to post short messages to todaysmeet (http://todaysmeet.com/) about summarizing their table's talk. I will set up a room, and share the link to the transcript of those text messages. Folks might tweet as well; I'll establish some hash tag at the start of the session.
thanks for your interest,
On Jun 10, 2013, at 1:06 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> Debra - this looks very interesting, and makes me wish I were going to be there. But I'm not. If anyone in the audience is able to stream this, even without great AV quality, please send a message to the list. And for those of you who are going, could you brainstorm about informal streaming?
> On Mon Jun 10 11:00:42 2013, Debra Shapiro wrote:
>> Linked Data IG managed discussion at ALA Annual in Chicago
>> Sunday, June 30, 2013
>> 8:30 am to 10:00 am
>> McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N129
>> The LITA/ALCTS Library Linked Data Interest Group invites you to attend a managed discussion on Sunday, June 30, from 8:30-10:00 AM, at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Room N129. Jackie Shieh of George Washington University, one of the BIBFRAME Early Experimenters (EEs - http://bibframe.org/faq/#q13), will give a short presentation designed to kick off table discussions, on her institution's experience converting MARC data to BIBFRAME. Please contact Theo Gerontakos ([log in to unmask]) or Debra Shapiro ([log in to unmask]) if you'd like to volunteer as a table facilitator.
>> Questions? Please send to Debra Shapiro ([log in to unmask]), not the list
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>> Debra Shapiro
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>> Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 4282
>> 600 N. Park St.
>> Madison WI 53706
>> 608 262 9195
>> mobile 608 712 6368
>> FAX 608 263 4849
> Karen Coyle
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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:16:07 -0600
From: Sam Popowich <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Code4Lib YEG Meetup this Thursday
Apologies for cross-posting.
This is just a reminder that the 2nd Edmonton Code4Lib Meetup will take
place this Thursday, June 13th at the Underground Tap and Grill, 10004
Jasper Ave, Edmonton.
We'll be building on some of the ideas we had last time to start planning
an event for late summer or early fall.
Discovery Systems Librarian
University of Alberta Library
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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:13:07 -0000
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Job: Manager, IT Infrastructure and Client Services at Yale University
Library Information Technology
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Salary Grade: 25
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work
Week (M-F, 8:30 - 5:00)
The University and the Library:
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It
fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and
research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities
worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of
resources, including more than 15 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to
provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in 15
libraries, including Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, and Bass libraries, it
employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the
opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students,
participate on committees, and who are involved in other areas of staff
development. For additional information on the Yale
University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
Under the supervision of the Library Chief Technology Officer, manages and
monitors the design, development, implementation, and communication of
policies and practices for a sub-unit within the Library Information
Technology department that supports the Yale University Library.
Responsible for maintaining a reliable and secure computing infrastructure for
library staff and patrons, including network architecture, as well as identity
and access management, which are strategic initiatives at both the University
and Library levels. Coordinates with Yale ITS on computing infrastructure
issues as needed, including serving on relevant architecture committees.
Manages Library IT Support staff. Recruits, trains, and manages a team of
support technicians responsible for delivering expert, efficient, and cordial
computing support to the Library's staff, as well as some specialized patron
Designs and maintains the desktop, laptop, and mobile computing environment
for the Library, including hardware, OS, and productivity software suites that
will be supported. Designs and supports Library audiovisual infrastructure and
architecture; enhancing this infrastructure is one of the Library's current
strategic objectives. Manages a $375K+ equipment budget including a bi-annual
equipment request cycle. Works on special projects as assigned by the CTO.
Library IT Client Services is a tier 1, 2, & 3 support organization focused on
interacting with Library customers on a daily basis. We are the first point of
contact for many IT services and our emphasis is on enhancing the productivity
of our customers by providing service as reliably and efficiently as possible.
Our primary objectives include providing great customer service and improving
1. Reviews and determines staffing needs, job posting requirements, salary
guidelines, and labor agreement interpretations for exempt and non-exempt
staff in one or more functional department of the University.
2. Manages the administrative support needs for exempt and nonexempt staff and
provides recommendations, improvements, solutions and assistance as needed.
3. Manages and monitors technology needs, conducts inventory, and system
requirements for the assigned departments.
4. Develops and prepares budgets, financial forecasts, and financial analyses
and the actual vs. budgeted performance reports for the departments.
5. Manages the use of facilities in one or more departments including office
space, work stations, equipment, and office supplies.
6. Manages administrative support for activities of one or more departments to
ensure timely completion of projects.
7. Manages and coordinates training sessions for assigned departments when new
policies or practices are adopted.
8. Ensures compliance with University and federal regulations as they apply to
the assigned departments.
9. Identifies, plans, and develops administrative policies for the assigned
10. Assists in reviewing and implements University and departmental policies
as they pertain to the administrative functions of the assigned department.
11. Assesses and makes recommendations regarding staff development and
12. Monitors, develops, plans, and executes systematic research on user
requirements through such mechanisms as surveys, interviews, focus groups and
13. Manages a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in related field and 5 years of experience or an equivalent
combination of education and related experience.
Required Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor and develop
staff, including technical areas. Demonstrated exceptional customer service
skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize a team around shared
goals. Demonstrated project management skills.
2. Advanced skills with contemporary desktop computing technology, including
Mac, Windows, Unix, and Mobile OS, hardware, and software applications.
3. In-depth ability with Active Directory and its components: implementing
group policy, managing computers, organizational units, users, groups,
profiles, software management and deployment.
4. Comprehensive, expert-level ability with desktop operating environments.
5. Demonstrated ability with SQL databases and administering SQL databases.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
1. Management experience in a higher education environment.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of BigFix Relevance.
3. Experience with VBScript, Visual Basic, Visual Studio, and Windows Software
Preferred Licenses or Certifications:
ITIL Foundations, Service Now, Microsoft Certifications.
Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
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educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
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Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
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consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:17:15 -0000
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Job: Digital Programs Archivist at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Essential Job Duties:
* Manages an active mass digitization program, and provides leadership in the creation, management and delivery of digital content to meet the needs of the Atkins Library's constituents. This includes digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats.
* Develops a digital program framework that includes creating policies, planning and implementing workflows, quality control, prioritizing projects and building productive partnerships with internal and external collaborators.
* Coordinates with the Archivist for Collection Management and University Archivist for the accessioning, arrangement, and description of born-digital records and descriptive metadata for all collections
* Ensures the use and technical service functionality of archival database(s)
* Supervises Metadata Librarian and possibly other staff
* Manages workflow to upload records into library online catalog, databases and other discovery tools, adhering to regional and national best practices and standards for description including MARC, DACS, ARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS and other relevant schema
* Maintains statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve digital program workflows
* Collaborates with relevant members of the Library and University community in planning and creating digital collections
* Investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migration
* Manages organization and preservation of reformatted and born digital collections.
* Assists with public services, development and grant writing, and coordinates grant implementation as needed for Special Collections
* Participates in professional activities and in library and university faculty governance
* Supports and participates in other work of the department as assigned
* Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
* Excellent benefits package
* Salary: competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Experience/Education:
* Master's degree in Library and Information Science or Master's degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with archival-related coursework or professional development.
* Minimum of three years of experience working archival collections in multiple formats and digital collections.
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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:21:33 -0000
From: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Job: Head of Metadata and Collections at University of Virginia
The University of Virginia Library seeks innovative and forward-looking
leadership for Metadata and Collections Management for the Albert and Shirley
Small Special Collections Library.
Reporting to the Director of the Small Special Collections Library, the Head
of Metadata and Collections Management will be responsible for administration,
budgeting, planning, staffing, supervision, and evaluation of integrated
technical services and inventory management for the Library's collections, in
all formats, including born-digital content.
The Head also provides both leadership and expertise in library-wide efforts
to prioritize, develop and implement discovery and access systems that support
research and instructional use of the Library's unique resources. He/she will
work collaboratively with curators, conservators, and others to ensure
preservation of the collections; work with others to define and support a
program for digitization of library holdings; and, promote the further
development of digital library content and functionality.
He/she will serve as a principal liaison for the Small Library to other U. Va.
library units and university departments, to fulfill the library's goals and
objectives for effective metadata & collections management. As a member of the
Small Special Collections Library's Management Team, the Head will set goals
and priorities for the Small Library overall, in support of the U. Va.
Library's and the University's strategic goals.
The Head of Metadata and Collections Management will supervise a team composed
of full-time staff as well as student assistants, interns, and volunteers, and
will cultivate a forward-looking, collaborative environment, set high user-
centered service standards, and foster an environment of continuous
Education: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, OR graduate-level
advanced training and certification in archival practice and administration,
OR equivalent training and experience
Experience: 4-7 years of full-time professional archival or special
collections library experience in technical services. Substantive experience
processing manuscript and/or archival collections, creating EAD-encoded
archival finding aids, and preparing MARC records for archives and manuscripts
essential; experience applying applicable standards and best practices for
description and management of rare books and other printed media highly
desirable. 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a library or archives.
Education: Undergraduate degree in the humanities; second advanced degree,
preferably in the Humanities.
Experience: Considerable experience with archival management systems (e.g.,
Archon, Archivist ToolKit, ArchivesSpace) and/or managing manuscript and
archival metadata in an integrated library system.
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Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:24:07 -0500
From: Dana Pearson <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: best way to make MARC files available to anyone
I have crosswalked the Project Gutenberg RDF/DC metadata to MARC. I would
like to make these files available to any library that is interested.
I thought that I would put them on my website via FTP but don't know if
that is the best way. Don't have an ftp client myself so was thinking that
that may be now passť.
I tried using Google Drive with access available via the link to two
versions of the files, UTF8 and MARC8. However, it seems that that is not
a viable solution. I can access the files with the URLs provided by
setting the access to anyone with the URL but doesn't work for some of
those testing it for me or with the links I have on my webpage..
I have five folders with files of about 38 MB total. I have separated the
ebooks, audio books, juvenile content, miscellaneous and non-Latin scripts
such as Chinese, Modern Greek. Most of the content is in the ebook folder.
I would like to make access as easy as possible.
Google Drive seems to work for me. Here's the link to my page with the
links in case you would like to look at the folders. Works for me but not
for everyone who's tried it.
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:56:36 -0400
From: Eric Phetteplace <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: best way to make MARC files available to anyone
Dana - perhaps a public Dropbox folder? Or just put the files up on your
site somewhere, served with a "Content-Disposition: attachment" header so
they trigger a download when accessed? E.g. here's a
on that. If they must be a recognized MIME type, you could compress
them as .zip or .tar.gz files on the server, which would reduce download
time either way.
I did try clicking the links on your site and they never downloaded, the
request just timed out.
Not to discredit what you're doing, which is great, but aren't MARC records
already available for Project Gutenberg? See their offline
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Wye Mills, MD
On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Dana Pearson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I have crosswalked the Project Gutenberg RDF/DC metadata to MARC. I would
> like to make these files available to any library that is interested.
> I thought that I would put them on my website via FTP but don't know if
> that is the best way. Don't have an ftp client myself so was thinking that
> that may be now passť.
> I tried using Google Drive with access available via the link to two
> versions of the files, UTF8 and MARC8. However, it seems that that is not
> a viable solution. I can access the files with the URLs provided by
> setting the access to anyone with the URL but doesn't work for some of
> those testing it for me or with the links I have on my webpage..
> I have five folders with files of about 38 MB total. I have separated the
> ebooks, audio books, juvenile content, miscellaneous and non-Latin scripts
> such as Chinese, Modern Greek. Most of the content is in the ebook folder.
> I would like to make access as easy as possible.
> Google Drive seems to work for me. Here's the link to my page with the
> links in case you would like to look at the folders. Works for me but not
> for everyone who's tried it.
> Dana Pearson
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