Querying the Library: Digitization & Its Impact
Friday, May 31, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
On Friday, May 31, 2013, join the James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College for the conference on Querying the Library: Digitization and its Impact.
8:30am to 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am to 9:15am Introductions
9:15am to 9:45am Publishing Inti: A Suite of Services Case Study
Mark Caprio and the Digital Services Publishing Team, Providence College
This Panel will discuss the collaboration between the Phillips Memorial Library and the faculty-editor of the journal Inti: La Revista de literatura hispanica to digitize and OCR older issues of this publication while creating a digital print-on-demand service for future issues.
9:45am to 10:15am Converting PDFs to EPUBs in Digital Commons@RIC
Brendan Ryan, Reference and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Rhode Island College
This panel will discuss the Digital Initiatives Project at the James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College where several thousand faculty papers currently in PDF format are being converted into the EPUB file format with rich multimedia content using the Pressbooks open source WordPress plug-in.
10:15am to 10:30am Break
10:30am to 11:00am Open Access and the Institutional Repository
Julia Lovett, Digital Initiatives Librarian & Andrée Rathemacher, Head of Acquisitions at the University of Rhode Island Library
This panel will discuss the efforts to pass a Harvard-style Open Access Policy at URI which will enable faculty authors to retain the rights to their articles even if they subsequently sign away their copyright to a journal.
11:00am to 11:45am General Discussion
11:45am to 12:30pm Lunch (Included)
12:30pm to 1:00pm The Role of the Conservator in the Digitization Program at Boston College Libraries
Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at the John J. Burns Library, Boston College
This panel will discuss the importance of a conservation program having a voice in the development of a digitization program, specifically, establishing criteria, selecting equipment/supports, choosing a work space, training staff, and determining a workflow.
1:00pm to 1:30pm Sixteen Students, Fourteen Weeks: Building a Digital Library Through Collaborative Learning
Kathryn M. Thornhill Simmons College GSLIS '13, and her colleagues Emily Powers, Chelsea Gunn, Christina Tanguay, and Emily Toner
This panel will discuss the creation of a digital library highlighting alumni scrapbooks from the Simmons College Archives. Topics covered will be the history and outcome of the project and the methods of digital library training and development, including digital preservation, rights management, metadata standards, and interdisciplinary teamwork.
1:30pm to 1:45pm Break
1:45pm to 2:15pm Flipping the Tour: Using Technology to Promote Active Learning
Maura Keating, Reference Librarian at Bryant University
This panel will discuss Bryant Librarians' partnership with writing faculty to design a library experience that would provide a meaningful introduction to information literacy concepts, including an interactive, guided virtual tour of library services and tools.
2:15pm to 2:45pm Tweeting Our Way to Success!
Mary Jordan, Assistant Professor at Simmons College GSLIS
This panel will discuss strategies to help libraries and librarians build and maintain a useful Twitter account.
2:45pm to 3:15pm Cross Platform Apps to Enhance Teaching & Learning
Kieran Ayton, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Rhode Island College
This panel will discuss ways students can access and use Academic PDF files from Digital Commons, library databases and other online sources using an iPad or other tablet computer with Adobe Reader, Dropbox, Goodreader and other apps.
3:15pm to 4:15pm General Discussion and Wrapup
When & Where
James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College
Rhode Island College is located on a 180-acre campus in the Mount Pleasant section of Providence. The college is the oldest of the three public institutions of higher education that operates under the aegis of the Board of Education.
Located in the center of the Rhode Island Campus, the James P. Adams Library provides students and faculty with the information, recorded knowledge and services necessary to support and improve instruction and learning at Rhode Island College.
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908