Digital Initiatives | Annual Meeting Rochester
May 15, 2024 02:30 PM - 03:15 PM(America/Chicago)
20240515T1430 20240515T1515 America/Chicago Bridging Collections: Enhancing User Discovery of Archival Collections Through Alma Digital Libraries and archives can often seem siloed, organizing information and approaching collections in different ways. Yet, they share a common objective in providing users with an intuitive and meaningful discovery experience. Our University has a rich history of involvement in visual arts, which is manifested in our Archives' robust collection of original art objects and primary source materials. Historically, discovering and accessing these collections required locating and navigating finding aids, and the materials were largely invisible to many library patrons. Our adoption of Alma Digital presented an opportunity to seamlessly integrate these unique collections into the patron search experience. However, there were also challenges in adopting a library systems solution for archival collections. This presentation will highlight key decisions made in the presentation of archival materials and art collections through Alma Digital, including metadata transformation and enhancement, file format migration, and ongoing assessment practices. Rochester Ex Libris Knowledge Days and ELUNA Events 2024 eluna-conf-planning@exlibrisusers.org
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Libraries and archives can often seem siloed, organizing information and approaching collections in different ways. Yet, they share a common objective in providing users with an intuitive and meaningful discovery experience. Our University has a rich history of involvement in visual arts, which is manifested in our Archives' robust collection of original art objects and primary source materials. Historically, discovering and accessing these collections required locating and navigating finding aids, and the materials were largely invisible to many library patrons. Our adoption of Alma Digital presented an opportunity to seamlessly integrate these unique collections into the patron search experience. However, there were also challenges in adopting a library systems solution for archival collections. This presentation will highlight key decisions made in the presentation of archival materials and art collections through Alma Digital, including metadata transformation and enhancement, file format migration, and ongoing assessment practices.
Alma
Define essential components in the structure of Alma Collections and Alma Digital
Identify effective strategies for migrating and transforming metadata
Articulate key questions to address when considering adoption of Alma Digital for archival materials and art collections.
University Records and Information Management Archivist
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University of Regina
University Archivist
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University of Regina
Discovery Technologies Librarian
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University of Regina
 Jane Davis
VP for Access and Digital Services
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Linda Hall Library
Associate Director, Discovery and Delivery
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OhioLINK
 Bin Zhang
Systems & Technology Librarian
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Sacramento State
Bridging Collections: Enhancing User Discovery ...
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