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what’s here, what’s next, and why
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Emerging Technologies in
Academic Libraries:
Michael Cummings
Library Sy...
It’s about all departments
AGENDA
Emerging
Technologies in
Academic
Libraries:
• What’s here
• What’s next
and …
• Why you...
Develop expertise
How to become
an expert
• Experience
- Library Systems
Coordinator, GW
- Library Systems
Manager, GT
• C...
Library Administration
ADMINISTRATION
Why you care
• Need ROI
• Data Driven
Decisions
• Advocacy
Support
What’s here
• Tab...
Interactive Data Visualization
ADMINISTRATION
Why you care
• Need ROI
• Data Driven
Decisions
• Advocacy
Support
What’s he...
Research: Digital Humanities
RESEARCH &
INSTRUCTION
Why you care
• You want to
provide expert
services
What’s here
• EDS
•...
Data Management
RESEARCH &
INSTRUCTION
Why you care
• You want to
provide expert
services
What’s here
• EDS
• E-Resources
...
API’s / Web Applications
https://github.com/cummingsm
A growing trend in both commercial and open source software
is to pr...
an API example
API example: Use the Internet Archive API, lookup the book on the fly,
and if it is freely available online...
Demand Driven Acquisition
RESEARCH &
INSTRUCTION
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• EDS
...
Tools for Research & Instruction
WCONLINE
RESEARCH &
INSTRUCTION
Why you care
• Our patrons
demand
virtual
reference
What’...
Digitization / Technology
ARCHIVES
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• Dspace
• ContentDM...
Digitization / Collaboration
Watch this video
Digitization / Collaboration
http://exhibits.library.gwu.edu/exhibits/show/c...
Digitization / Online Exhibits
ARCHIVES
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• Dspace
• Cont...
Digitization / Online Exhibits - Omeka
ARCHIVES
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• Dspac...
Digitization / EAD Finding Aids
ARCHIVES
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• Dspace
• Con...
EADs indexing in Discovery Catalog
ARCHIVES
Why you care
• You want to
provide access
to resources
What’s here
• Dspace
• ...
NextGen back office systems
RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
Why you care
• New workflow
• The potential
for improved
access.
• Major c...
RDF, Bibframe, Linked Data
RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
Why you care
• New workflow
• The potential
for improved
access.
• Major ch...
Sample RDA and URI Catalog Record
RDA fields
Linked
Data
fields
RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
OCLC Linked Data Explorer
OCLC Linked Data Explorer
RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
LIT Department & Technology Changes
LIBRARY IT / WEB
Why you care
• Budget
• Training
What’s here
• Intranets
• HTML 4
• N...
Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems (CMS)
• Information architecture policy
• Rights management
• Consis...
Open Source Applications
LIBRARY IT / WEB
Why you care
• Budget
• Training
What’s here
• Intranets
• HTML 4
• Network file...
Access Services and more
ACCESS SERVICES
Why you care
• Better services
• Requires more
expertise for
staff
What’s here
• ...
New Approaches to Facilities
ACCESS SERVICES
Why you care
• Patron
engagement
• Library as a
place
What’s here
• Tradition...
What’s Next? You can do this.
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Emerging technologies in academic libraries

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Emerging technologies in academic libraries. A department by department overview. Data visualization, online reference, nextGen library platforms, open source software, digital asset and archive management systems, digital humanities, scientific and creative software, new physical spaces for libraries.

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Emerging technologies in academic libraries

  1. 1. what’s here, what’s next, and why should we care? Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries: Michael Cummings Library Systems Coordinator George Washington University Washington, DC 2015 Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries: what’s here, what’s next, and why should we care?
  2. 2. It’s about all departments AGENDA Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries: • What’s here • What’s next and … • Why you should care Presented by Michael Cummings July, 2015 University Library Like any organization, technology has an impact on all departments in the library.
  3. 3. Develop expertise How to become an expert • Experience - Library Systems Coordinator, GW - Library Systems Manager, GT • Collaboration - WRLC Consortium Projects • Education / Professional Development - MLIS - Conferences - Associations • Research Listservs e.g, Code4Lib Social Media etc. GW MLIS 2015 Speaker
  4. 4. Library Administration ADMINISTRATION Why you care • Need ROI • Data Driven Decisions • Advocacy Support What’s here • Tables • Excel • Charts & graphs What’s next • Interactive Data Visualizations • Tableau • D3 • HighCharts • Infographics University Library Facts are good, facts compared to more facts are better.
  5. 5. Interactive Data Visualization ADMINISTRATION Why you care • Need ROI • Data Driven Decisions • Advocacy Support What’s here • Tables • Excel • Charts & graphs What’s next • Interactive Data Visualizations • Tableau • D3 • HighCharts • Infographics University Library View interactive dashboard
  6. 6. Research: Digital Humanities RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • You want to provide expert services What’s here • EDS • E-Resources • Citation mgmt What’s next • Digital Humanities • Data Mgmt • API / web-apps • Hathi, etc • Archive-it • DDA • Web-based appointments Librarians need to develop new skills to support digital humanities. Source: demographics.coopercenter.org/DotMap/index.html
  7. 7. Data Management RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • You want to provide expert services What’s here • EDS • E-Resources • Citation mgmt What’s next • Digital Humanities • Data Mgmt • API / web-apps • Hathi, etc • Archive-it • DDA • Web-based appointments Watch this video Data Management plans are required. Librarians can help researchers understand and develop data management plans. Source: https://youtu.be/N2zK3sAtr-4
  8. 8. API’s / Web Applications https://github.com/cummingsm A growing trend in both commercial and open source software is to provide APIs that enable developers to customize the product. RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • EDS • E-Resources • Citation mgmt What’s next • API / web-apps • Hathi, etc • Archive-it DDA • Web-based appointments
  9. 9. an API example API example: Use the Internet Archive API, lookup the book on the fly, and if it is freely available online, provide a link in the GWU catalog. RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • EDS • E-Resources • Citation mgmt What’s next • API / web-apps • Hathi, etc • Archive-it DDA • Web-based appointments
  10. 10. Demand Driven Acquisition RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • EDS • E-Resources • Citation mgmt What’s next • API / web-apps • Hathi, etc • Archive-it DDA • Web-based appointments DDA: Demand Driven Acquisition is a service trend that impacts public service, tech service, collection development.
  11. 11. Tools for Research & Instruction WCONLINE RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION Why you care • Our patrons demand virtual reference What’s here • Jing, etc • Chat • Email • Skype/Facetime • Youtube/Vimeo • Libguides • libStats What’s next • WebEx • LibGuides 2.0 • Web-based appointments
  12. 12. Digitization / Technology ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing Kirtas Kabis III robotic arm digitizing system Digitization / Technology • Selection • Scan to digital format • Optical Character Recognition • Dublin Core Metadata • Manage digital files • Upload files to repository • Public Access • Digital repository • Library Catalog • Exhibits • Long term preservation
  13. 13. Digitization / Collaboration Watch this video Digitization / Collaboration http://exhibits.library.gwu.edu/exhibits/show/cultural- imaginings/introduction http://gwdspace.wrlc.org:8180/xmlui/handle/123456789/4055/ browse?type=title ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing
  14. 14. Digitization / Online Exhibits ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing Customized (Php, Jquery, CSS) Omeka Exhibit Bilingual English / Arabic Digitization / Online Exhibits
  15. 15. Digitization / Online Exhibits - Omeka ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing Omeka and Neatline mapping plug-in Digitization / Online Exhibits
  16. 16. Digitization / EAD Finding Aids ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing Artefactual / Archivematica / Access to Memory Digitization / EAD Context and Data Exchange
  17. 17. EADs indexing in Discovery Catalog ARCHIVES Why you care • You want to provide access to resources What’s here • Dspace • ContentDM • Bepress • Digitization • OCR • Omeka • Pinterest/Tumblr • Archivist toolkit • Archive-it What’s next • Access to Memory (AtoM) • Omeka • EADs indexing in Discovery Catalog
  18. 18. NextGen back office systems RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Why you care • New workflow • The potential for improved access. • Major change What’s here • MARC 21 • EAD, DC • Desktop client software • OCLC • RDA What’s next • “NextGen” systems • RDF & Bibframe • Semantic web • Linked data
  19. 19. RDF, Bibframe, Linked Data RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Why you care • New workflow • The potential for improved access. • Major change What’s next • “NextGen” systems • RDF & Bibframe • Semantic web • Linked data Resource Description Framework (RDF) Universal Resource Identifier (URI) Linked Open Data Semantic Web Schema.org XML / XSLT JSON
  20. 20. Sample RDA and URI Catalog Record RDA fields Linked Data fields RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  21. 21. OCLC Linked Data Explorer OCLC Linked Data Explorer RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  22. 22. LIT Department & Technology Changes LIBRARY IT / WEB Why you care • Budget • Training What’s here • Intranets • HTML 4 • Network file storage • Equipment obsolete What’s next • Cloud Storage • HTML 5 / CSS • RWD • Web apps • Sched.org • Booked • New CMS Embrace the “internet of things” …what could possibly go wrong? ;-)
  23. 23. Content Management Systems Content Management Systems (CMS) • Information architecture policy • Rights management • Consistency of design • Campus integration (e.g., Single sign on) • Ease of use • Cost. Infrastructure. • Reliability & Support • Features: Source: OmniUpdate CMS LIBRARY IT / WEB Why you care • Budget • Training What’s here • Intranets • HTML 4 • Network file storage • Equipment obsolete What’s next • Cloud Storage • HTML 5 / CSS • RWD • Web apps • Sched.org • Booked • New CMS
  24. 24. Open Source Applications LIBRARY IT / WEB Why you care • Budget • Training What’s here • Intranets • HTML 4 • Network file storage • Equipment obsolete What’s next • Cloud Storage • HTML 5 / CSS • RWD • Web apps • Sched.org • Booked • New CMS Open Source Applications Source: http://www.sla.org/attend/2015-annual-conference/2015-online-planner/
  25. 25. Access Services and more ACCESS SERVICES Why you care • Better services • Requires more expertise for staff What’s here • Scanners vs copiers • Wireless Print • Virtual Desktop • Office software • Equipment loan What’s next • 3D printers • Single Sign On • Computing software • Multimedia Software 3D Printing Support all of this too…
  26. 26. New Approaches to Facilities ACCESS SERVICES Why you care • Patron engagement • Library as a place What’s here • Traditional library • Learning Commons • What’s next • Furniture • Power outlets • Off-site collections • High-tech group study rooms • Information kiosks Off-site storage
  27. 27. What’s Next? You can do this. LIBRARY - WIDE What’s next?

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