Information Management

Think about:  Collection Development  Organization & Access  Preservation & Retention  Knowledge Management  Information Governance

Information Management

Digitizing Historical Documents

You've got a lot of useful material, but its format makes it difficult to use. You decide to digitize! Do you do it in house? Send it out? Where will you store the files? How will you make it accessible to users? What are the copyright implications? Ideally this would be a panel discussion with a variety of approaches people have taken.

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APIs (Accessible Powerful Information?)

A well-known library technologist has said that it is critical for librarians to know how to deploy APIs in conjunction with library systems. This program will focus on the basics of APIs, what are they, how are they are used, and how we can learn to use them. Examples will feature how APIs have been successfully used to improve discoverability and access to resources.

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Vendor statistics: are we asking the right questions?

Are we getting the information we actually need from vendor statistics? How do we get the data we really need using the tools we have.

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Tools for Metadata Enhancement: MarcEdit and More

Deep Dive (preferred) or regular session to provide an in-depth introduction of metadata enhancement and customization tools such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and Python. Program would illustrate more advanced features of common tools (MarcEdit) while illustrating the capabilities and benefits of tools metadata librarians may not be as familiar with (Python). If done as a Deep Dive, at least 30-45 minutes would be devoted ...more »

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Is Digitization Preservation?

Common digitization beliefs

Guidelines for the stewardship of digital records

Making digitization and preservation work together

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Using MarcEdit: Beyond the Basics

Hands on preconference workshop or deep dive (like this year's Linked Data on Your Laptop) to expose attendees to advanced, specialized, and sophisticated uses of MarcEdit software (http://marcedit.reeset.net/). Program should include practical example uses and a significant hands on component.

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Digitizing Historic Statutes

Digitization of superseded statutes seems to be largely accomplished by law libraries. This session would discuss the costs and benefits of such projects and help participants scope their projects and seek out support from stakeholders.

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Creating a Preservation Plan

Collection care prioritization

Ethical issues - digitizing, making publicly available, ownership

Managing a preservation program

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The B&O Railroad, the C&O Canal and the Rise of Railroad Law.

On July 4, 1828, work began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first common carrier railroad in the United States. That same day in nearby Washington, D.C. ground was broken for the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. These two companies and their counterparts in other states would become the first major American corporations. Steam locomotives would ultimately triumph over mule-drawn canal boats; by the mid-1800s railroads ...more »

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The care and feeding of data: managing data sets

We'd love to see a program on the care and feeding of data sets - how do we manage them, how do we make long term plans, how to archive them, etc.

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Information Governance -- What Is It & Why Should I Care?

Information Governance (IG) is a natural for law librarians. It combines Knowledge Management (we've been doing that since before the Great Library of Alexandria), IT, Records Management, Data Governance, and many other fields that we deal with on a daily basis. Yet, so many of us are not at the IG table. This intro to IG session explains what IG is, how it affects the entire organization, and where librarian skills fit ...more »

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Collection Development: Just in case v. Just in time

The idea is not new. But how to proceed. When you have to make a decision on whether to cancel an expensive e-resource or print publication, what factors do you look at? What factors do you consider as decisive? Is there any fact or information that is crucial for decision-making, but is not available or accessible to you? Does it matter if you are in a teaching school or a research school? Does it matter if you are ...more »

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