New Items and Updates Partners contributed new items, including: Training materials in French: https://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/2022/uncategorized/formation-sur-la-configuration-et-la-capture-du-support-de-copie-manuel-et-video/ University of The Bahamas: https://dloc.com/AA00088892/00001 Please join us for the online conversation on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science with Archives (SOAS), on July 26, 11am-12pm About: https://bit.ly/3ylXAmD Nuevos elementos y actualizaciones Socios contribuyeron con nuevos artículos, incluidos: Materiales didácticos de digitalización en francéshttps://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/2022/uncategorized/formation-sur-la-configuration-et-la-capture-du-support-de-copie-manuel-et-video/ University of The Bahamas: https://dloc.com/AA00088892/00001 Únase a nosotros para la conversación en línea sobre Crowdsourcing y ciencia ciudadana con archivos (SOAS), el 26 de julio, de 11 a.m. a 12 p.m. Acerca de: https://bit.ly/3ylXAmD Nouveaux articles et mises à jour Partenaires ont contribué à de nouveaux éléments, notamment: SupportsRead More →

On July 26, from 11am-12pm (Miami time), please join us for a conversation on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science with Archives.   In this session, Joanne Ichimura and Dr. Sophie Salffner, Special Collections Archivist and Digital Archivist from SOAS University of London, will share about their upcoming planned Citizen Science Archival project, featuring letters from Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. SOAS Special Collections holds the archives of the Council for World Mission, including correspondence from London Missionary Society missionaries to the London office. The early 19th century letters from Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago have recently been digitised. However, the cataloguing of the letters is un-reflectedRead More →

University Press of Florida is hiring a Publicity Coordinator to join the marketing team. The position summary is: This full-time position coordinates and implements publicity campaigns for books published by University Press of Florida with an emphasis on promoting books written for nonacademic audiences as well as coordinating and contributing to various aspects of the Press’s external communications strategy. The focus of the work will be to raise the profile of the Press and its books among general audiences and stakeholders by securing book reviews and other media coverage, planning and coordinating content across the Press’s social media accounts, and communicating about the activities of theRead More →

With a heart overflowing with joy, I write from the always wonderful ACURIL conference! ACURIL is the Association of Caribben University, Research, and Institutional Libraries, and this year, it is in beautiful Curaçao. There’s too much to write, so I hope to caught up in the coming months on sharing on wonderful work and fun underway at ACURIL instititions! One note is that this year is the first year ACURIL is testing automated translation, using wordly.ai, which automatically detects and translates speech into transcribed text and audio in other languages. I’m interested to see the overall evaluation from all ~200 partipants. From what I canRead More →

Please see this amazing job posting: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/11879 For folks from non-library backgrounds, this job is welcoming! The statement to look for is there in the requirements: “A graduate degree in library/information science or another relevant field.” Also, if anyone is new to libraries, the JMU Libraries are known to be awesome, and led by the amazing Dean Bethany Nowviskie! They are also hiring for a couple of other key roles: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/2022searches/ Please check it out, and share! And, copied below for ease:) Thanks to the absolutely fabulous Julian Chambliss for sharing! About James Madison University Mission We are a community committed to preparing students toRead More →

Huge thanks to the amazing Digital Development Team in the Library Technology Services Department! Note: We’re moving to focus on production tools, so we will have fewer patron system updates while we work on updating production and preservation processes. And, I love all our systems, so will share whatever I can! The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and UF Digital Collections (UFDC), have several new updates, including: Date hierarchy view for newspapers. Example with dates: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00079436 Example with paging: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00079436/browse This has been the most requested feature for the new interfaces. The difference is having a browseable list of datesRead More →

FIX THE GAP: Crowdsourcing STEMM Speaking Engagement Fees & Honoraria is an awesome resource for improving equity for honoraria and other speaking engagement payments, and for the process overall. How often are folks on committees and asked what an honorarium should be? My experience is that this happens pretty often and a bunch of us not knowing benchmarks is the good situation; worse is when this isn’t discussed and then zero is assumed. How often are folks asked to speak and know their labor and what it will require from them, but then lowball or don’t ask at all because they don’t know standard benchmarks? SuperRead More →

I love sharing joyous things, and this is super joyous! archipelagos: a journal of Caribbean digital praxis, the top journal of Caribbean Digital Scholarship, has just published a special issue dedicated to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and guest edited by Hadassah St. Hubert and Perry Collins. This is a fantastic special issue! The issue begins with an introduction by the archipelagos editors, Kaiama Glover and Alex Gil, entitled “A love letter to librarians”, which includes: At the heart of this issue is the gift to all of us that is the Digital Library of the Caribbean, one of the largest and most stable suchRead More →

I had been wondering how fast the technological changes had been for folks in the Libraries at UF recently. Then, last week, I stumbled across an old grant from 2017 which included paying for a Zoom pro license as an experiment. In checking, it turns out the Libraries started with Zoom on February 5, 2018. Just over 4 years, the work to set up Zoom got started. Now, Zoom is a standard, routine part of operations. Microsoft Teams came even later, and again, it is a standard, routine part of operations. I remember the times before, when conference calls via phone were still in use,Read More →

With Library Technology & Digital Strategies having accomplished so much in the last two years (thanks to everyone on these amazing teams!), we’re looking to continue to build, grow, and mature operations. As always, we are looking to do so at in a sustainable manner, so a maintainable pace for accomplishing work and improving. For the next phase of work, retrospective techniques are useful for maturing operations. One that is great is the 4Ls Retrospective (my preferred Liked, Learned, Lacked, and Longed for, and also versions like Loved, Loathed, Learned, and Longed for). The framework is clear and productive, and I love this framework toRead More →