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- ItemOpen AccessBest practices for sharing your OER with the world(2018-03-05) Ruddock, Kathryn; Johnson, Rowena; Hurrell, ChristieThese are the slides from a workshop. Workshop description: Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property licence that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge (Hewlett Foundation, 2017). This workshop will cover two important components of developing OERs: understanding the copyright and licensing issues involved in OER development and sharing, and deciding where to share OERs to maximize their discoverability and long-term preservation. Participants will leave the workshop with a checklist of items to consider when adopting, adapting, or creating an OER. It is aimed at individuals who are already developing, or who plan to develop, an OER. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: - Assess the copyright considerations of adopting, adapting or creating OERs - Determine an appropriate licence under which to share an OER - Identify open platforms on campus through which to share OERs
- ItemOpen AccessA collaboration in creating digital natural history collections: A case study of Alberta native bees(2021-10-16) Alexander, Rob; Ruddock, Kathryn; Summers, MindiAt the University of Calgary, a collaboration among staff and students in the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Libraries and Cultural Resources, sought to explore how we could make our Biological Sciences natural history collections (invertebrate, vertebrate, and herbarium) accessible to a range of diverse stakeholders interested in biodiversity conservation. Using native bees as a case study, we digitized over 230 species of bee, producing 368 public records that includes three photographs of each bee specimen: lateral, anterior, and dorsal, along with associated metadata. This work involved the launch of a biodiversity website and digital collections where these photographs and student-created natural history illustrations are now available as open educational resources. Our digitization work is continuing for bees as well as other insect groups, and we are currently expanding our digitization capabilities to create 3D models. These 3D models will be annotated for students in biology and engineering courses, and used to train both students and citizen scientists in insect identification. Our collaboration has generated campus-wide interest in bees, with recent collaborations with the Office of Sustainability leading to the University of Calgary becoming a BeeUniversity and the start of the Calgary pollinator Count citizen-science initiative.
- ItemOpen AccessCollection Management to Digital Asset Management for Digital Collections: Strategies for migration and sustainability(2021-10-22) Ruddock, KathrynDigital asset management systems offer a sustainable platform for digital collections, but may need to be tailored for library use cases. University of Calgary libraries moved from a collection management software to a digital asset management software for digital collections. This presentation will outline steps for migration, prepping data, transforming data, and building collections from asset building blocks.
- ItemOpen AccessCreating digital collections of biological specimens: Lessons for teaching and learning(2021-08-11) Ruddock, Kathryn; Summers, Mindi; Vamosi, JanaUniversity of Calgary Libraries has partnered with faculty in Biological Sciences since 2016 to digitize, describe and share herbarium and invertebrate specimens through digital collections as a resource for students. These collections are used by students and are created in partnership with students as part of course assignments. COVID-19 and online instruction made the collection and training resources even more valuable to our learners than we originally envisioned. Join us to learn how we created these collections, uses for the digital objects in teaching and learning, and limitations of the digital collection when the physical specimen is not accessible.
- ItemOpen AccessHow Many GLAM Professionals Does it Take to Preserve the EMI Music Archive?(2022-01) Ruddock, Kathryn; Johnson, Elizabeth-AnneIn short, it takes a village. We are opening up the EMI Music Canada Audio-visual Digital Collection in May. This is an exciting milestone in our EMI Music Canada Fonds preservation project that is years in the making, involving University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources team members across Archives and Special Collections, Technology, Discovery and Digital Services and the Copyright Office. Each team member has a unique role on this project, bringing a depth of expertise and giving us the opportunity to innovate. In this session we'll give you an overview of the areas of activity in this project, our unique roles and give you a sneak peek in to the audio-visual collection.
- ItemOpen AccessLeveraging a Digital Asset Management System for the Full Data Lifecycle for Digital Collections(CNI, 2022-04) Ruddock, KathrynDigital asset management systems can offer a lot of functionality that creates a one stop platform for managing digital collections at each step of the data lifecycle – plan, create, collect, process, analyze, store, preserve and share. This capacity to manage so many pieces of digital collections services through one platform, can make the adoption of this kind of technology a key component in designing sustainable digital collections services. This presentation will provide a summary of University of Calgary’s implementation of the Cortex digital asset management system and how we are using Cortex at each step of the data lifecycle to manage digital collections.
- ItemOpen AccessMoving into a Digital Asset Management System for Digital Collections at University of Calgary(2021-04-23) Ruddock, KathrynUniversity of Calgary Libraries is moving from a collection management software, CONTENTdm, to a digital asset management software, Cortex, to manage digitized and born digital collections. This presentation will describe our selection process, software features and how to use our new Digital Collections platform.
- ItemOpen AccessMultidisciplinary Research Infrastructure: The Role of 21st Century Libraries Data Management Plan(University of Calgary, 2015) Ruddock, Kathryn; Brosz, John; Hickerson, Thomas
- ItemOpen AccessMultidisciplinary Research Infrastructure: The Role of 21st Century Libraries Participant Packet(2016-11) Ruddock, Kathryn; Lippincott, Joan; Hickerson, TomIncludes daily agendas, pre-workshop preparation materials
- ItemOpen AccessOpen Badges for demonstrating Open Access compliance: A pilot project(2018-10-10) Hurrell, Christie; Pival, Paul R.; Ruddock, KathrynThis presentation will describe a pilot project to integrate Open Badges into a DSpace institutional repository. The Open Badge demonstrated that self-archived research articles complied with national funders’ Open Access policy. The presentation will report on researchers’ opinions on using badges, as well as the results of user experience testing during the self-deposit process.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Preservation to Access Pipeline for the EMI Music Canada Audiovisual Collection(2022-12-13) Cawthorn, Kate; Murray, Annie; Ruddock, KathrynAt CNI’s fall 2017 meeting, University of Calgary (UCalgary) Libraries and Archives gave an update about a then-new acquisition of the complete Archive of EMI Music Canada and its partner labels, a donation from Universal Music Canada. The UCalgary team collaborated across libraries and archives to create a robust conservation-to-preservation-to-access pipeline for the audiovisual recordings before they were forever lost, and the multi-year, multi-grant project is near its end. This session will describe the project’s overarching goals, methods, and decisions on how to make the collection available and useful to researchers now and in the future. It will also provide an account of the kinds of challenges inherent in a preservation project of this scale and strategies used to mitigate those challenges. This work was completed with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation and Universal Music Canada.
- ItemOpen AccessPreserving and Sharing the EMI Music Canada Archive at the University of Calgary(2022-06-09) Murray, Annie; Gilbert, Robb; Johnson, Elizabeth-Anne; Jones, David; Nichols, Andy; Ruddock, KathrynMembers of the EMI project team at the University of Calgary will present a 60-minute roundtable overview of their work to receive, describe, preserve, and provide access to a significant portion of the audiovisual recordings from the EMI Music Canada Archive, which was donated to the University in 2016 by Universal Music Canada. With the support of the Mellon Foundation, the team has developed methods for the large-scale digitization and migration of nearly 40 audiovisual formats. All recordings that undergo migration and digitization are imaged. The team has implemented an access and a preservation system to deliver and preserve this collection over time. Using artists and recordings from the EMI fonds, experts from the team in Calgary will demonstrate the project’s overarching goals, methods, and decisions on how to make this collection available and useful to researchers now and in the future. We will provide an account of the kinds of challenges inherent in a preservation project of this scale, and the ways we have sought to mitigate those challenges.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Role of Next Generation Libraries in Enhancing Multidisciplinary Research(2016-04-05) HIckerson, Tom; Lippincott, Joan; Ruddock, Kathryn; Sadler, ShawnaHow well are research libraries positioned to meet the needs of today’s multidisciplinary research? What are the common needs across disciplines conducting such research? These are the questions the University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources sought to answer through focused discussions among researchers extending over three days in the fall of 2015. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we hosted workshops with researchers from three multidisciplinary research clusters of strategic priority to the University of Calgary – Arctic Studies, Smart Cities and Visual Analytics. External facilitators managed the various sessions and three disciplinary experts from other Canadian universities (Toronto, Carleton and Queens) contributed in broadening the scope of the inquiry. Library staff and representatives of the University’s Research Services Office acted principally as observers, but contributed as needed in identify existing research infrastructure capacities. In this project briefing, we will discuss the planning and conducting of these workshops, report on the common research support needs and themes, examine the implications for 21st century libraries in planning services and technologies and explore their role in the development of research platforms.
- ItemOpen AccessStarting Something: Innovating While Maintaining Sustainability through DAM at the University of Calgary(2022-06-30) Ruddock, KathrynUniversity of Calgary's Libraries and Cultural Resources has been on a journey implementing a digital asset management system to manage public facing Digital Collections from digitized and born digital library, archives and museum holdings. This presentation reviews the Digital Collections management changes over the last seven years, when implementing the digital asset management system.
- ItemOpen AccessUnderstanding Digital Scholarship Needs to Support the Evolving Nature of Academic Research(2017-04-20) Hurrell, Christie; Ruddock, KathrynLibraries are transforming spaces and services to better support the nature of 21st century research. For example, many academic libraries are developing digital scholarship centres or labs. This lightning talk will provide an overview of two consultation processes employed at the University of Calgary to gather feedback from scholars on how the library could support new modes of research. The University of Calgary undertook two consultation processes: the first was a focused workshop conducted in 2015 with scholars from three multidisciplinary research clusters: arctic studies, smart cities, and visual analytics. The second was a series of semi-structured interviews conducted in 2016 with individual scholars from a range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. The workshop participants highlighted common research support needs including data and data repositories,digitization, expertise, space, skills training, and funding for collaborations. The interview participants highlighted similar needs, with space, access to interdisciplinary collaborators, and training/consultation being the most commonly identified research support needs. This talk will be of interest to other academic libraries wishing to reshape library spaces and services to support the research needs of their local community. Key outcomes include: Understand trends in how libraries are supporting the evolving nature of academic resource. Learn about how one library gathered feedback on research support needs from scholars. Understand how existing library resources and expertise can be coordinated and/or reallocated to support new modes of research.
- ItemOpen AccessUnpacking the Impact and Usage of Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Case Study(2019-05-09) Ruddock, Kathryn; Hurrell, ChristieA graduate thesis or dissertation, for most graduate students, represents the culmination of years of research and study, and are an important record of the intellectual output of an academic institution. Like many academic institutions, the University of Calgary began in 2012 to deposit electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) into PRISM, the University of Calgary’s Digital Repository. PRISM provides a valuable archive and dissemination vehicle for unique research outputs of early career researchers. All theses are described and categorized with disciplinary information. Usage data is tracked from November 2015 – present. These characteristics of the ETD collection also allow for investigation into understanding the usage of these documents and how they relate to other research outputs, like articles and monographs, the impact of which are commonly measured by metrics such as citation counts or download statistics. For this case study, we investigated the usage patterns of the ETD collection to understand how these scholarly outputs fit into the scholarly communications ecosystem. Through analysis of statistics and metrics available through the repository as well as those available through academic databases, we explore the following questions: What do repository usage statistics tell us about ETDs as a scholarly output? Do factors like subject and length of time available influence higher usage of ETDs in a repository? And does repository usage correlate to a citation advantage, either for the thesis itself or for derivative works?