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UC DLFx 2018: Defining and Sustaining Digital Collection and Scholarship Services

UC DLFx 2018
Defining and Sustaining Digital Collection and Scholarship Services Zoe Borovsky UCLA), Mary Elings, Erik Mitchell (UCB), Laura Smart (UCI), Carl G. Stahmer (UCD), Stacey Reardon (UCB) 
Dialogic open space: Panelists will introduce. 
Framing questions What current use cases demonstrate a need for DS? Who are we missing? Demographics of folks we're serving? How are digital outputs changing our collection and preservation strategies and what changes do we need to make in the future? What additional or redeployed resources and labor will be required to provide necessary services? Are current and imagined services sustainable compared to traditional library services? has the questionnaire
No one definition of digital scholarship, but seeing working with different groups on campus, but not sure how working best with that group. Is this question of expertise or infrastructure that we're providing? Different views on best/most sustainable a…

UC DLFx 2018: Keynote by Don Norman

UC DLFx 2018: Keynote by Don Norman

Broad experience.
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ originally from Nobel Prizewinner, book published in the 1940s. Imposible - no matter what we invent it never turns out the way we want  it to. Easy to predict future, hard part is getting it right.

What he does know about libraries. Rainbow's End, The Name of the Rose. Engelbart's Groundbreaking demonstration of what you can do. Read all sorts of reports, asked lists. Nothing he can tell us we haven't already heard, thought, or do. He should say what he does and how he works and what it is as a designer and what he needs. Design is a way of thinking, of approaching problems. Trying t teach this to all - democratizing design. Don't need to send in experts to tell you your needs and build something to solve needs, and convince you this is what you need. This is standard. Instead, show you how we learn and let you do it yourself with mentoring and tutor…

UC DLFX 2018 Combined Session G Notes

UC DLFX 2018 Combined Session G 

Digital Conversion in the Modern Research Ecosystem
Stefan Elnabli (UCSD) - Media Curation Librarian and Supervisor, Digital Reformatting Operations

Interesting place to be halftime in collections and half in digital collections.
Digital conversion/digitizing isn't just a means of preservation or of access, but foundational to entire creational process of library collections which includes its use in modern research. Files we produce and disseminate should be considered tools.

in service of digital scholarship, and knowledge production, digital conversion is integral to the preservation, access, and future of our digital collections. What is the basis for knowledge production? how do we get from data to knowledge. How do we use our digital collections to answer different kinds of research questions? What is the value of digital collections and how can we measure it?

Token OAIS Model - refers to open archival information system. Producer submits to a …

UC DLFx 2018: Combined Session E Notes

Launching the Digital Lifecycle Program at UCB
Lynne Grigsby  (Head Library IT) and Eric Mitchell, AUL/DCS

Major strategic initiative through Library's strategic planning process. Last year and a half, developing current digitization strategy.

Digital Lifecycle Program Mission and Goals

To convert and publish on a massive scale the UCB collections. (To digitize content and shepherd all digitally converted assets of the library through their lifecycle to service the mission of the library.
Goal 1: Create and manage digitized assets
Goal 2: Have a formal, ongoing, and sustainable digitization program that focuses on the entire digital lifecycle
Goal 3: Provide effective access and widespread dissemination of content

How do you effect this change from ad hoc project based digitization to high throughput.
- Respect and identify multiple digitization streams and make sure they don't conflict (wax cylinder digitization, vendor sourced 2D material digitization, AV content con…

UC DLFx 2018: DeMystifying Data Curation

UC DLFx 2018

Demystifying Data Curation - Vessela Ensberg (UCD), Emily Lin (UCM), Ho Jung Yoo (UCSD), Amy Never (UCB)

Purpose of data curation: FAIR data principles--Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Qualities of data that make them valuable.
Findable: DOI; Accessible: online, fixity-checked, backed-up---these are called Bit Curation (we depend on technology).

Interoperability: file formats still active, can be open and read
Reusability: metadata to put data in context for researchers to decide whether or not they can use it.
This is curation for long term use.

Curation for long term use:
When: pre-ingest or post-ingest--
How: in depth (documentation happens down to each variable) or limited in scope.
Tension between time, quality, and return on investment

4 models/case studies on how they approached curation in their experience, what skills are necessary, and what difficulty there is in providing those services.

Case 1
Emily Lin - UC Merced
NSF program: Critical Zone Observa…

UC DLFx 2018: Combined Session A Notes

Combined Session A: 

UC Data Network: A Systemwide Solution for Free Research Data Management - Stephen Abrams

Point: what can we do collectively together to raise the systemwide capacity to deal with UC's rich research outputs. Technical platforms and community for open data publication, preservation, sharing, and reuse of UC research data. Partnership between campus VCRs, CIOs, etc.

New imperative/justification: Research data are raw material of scholarly inquiry and important to be recognized as first class scholarly outputs. Effective management of this research data and sharing of it increasingly called for by funders, publishers, institutions. Data stewardship good for scholars and scholarship. Should be scholarly best practice. Responsibility for this rests with individual scholars who may not have time, inclination, expertise or technical capacity to meet these obligations. Many resort to commercial alternatives (Googledrive, etc.)--legitimate concern that we don't want…

UCDLFx 2018 - Keynote (Notes)

UCDLFx - Digital Library Federation X Conference
February 27, 2018
Keynote Christine L. Borgman

Big Data, Little Data, or No Data? Scholarship and Stewardship to build the UC Digital Library - Dr. Christine L. Borgman


Her book: Big data, little data, no data: Scholarship in the networked world (MIT Press, 2015)

DLF folks: Endangered data week is this week Oct 15-17 is DLF forum, NDSA immediately after.

UCR University Librarian remarks. Historical framework for why this is important. Mistake in library school--mission statement too close to computer science department, so lost the SLIS. We lost nerve as librarians about bringing unique insights to the table. CS folks came to us to ask about how to handle all this metadata and data? Th library profession has an incredible role shaping the digital now and the digital future. Vital force in bringing unique and critical insights to he table, how we c…