Poster Sessions

3D Print Your Data

Got multidimensional data? Print it out! Learn how to 3D print numerical data with the open-source tools, Tangible, OpenSCAD and Slic3r. This poster presents a case study and model demonstrating the necessary steps to transform your data from CSV to cylinder, spreadsheet to spheroid, text to torus (or to any... more

A tentative project of Engati-based Chatbot for reference desk.

Along with the development of Artificial Intelligence, AI, technology, chatbots have been increasingly used in the library space. Along with the increasing research literature regarding the potential of AI technology in improving customer services, chatbot has been widely used in answering simple questions and greeting to patrons in practice in... more

Advancing Hyku: improving institutional repositories for Green Open Access

Advancing Hyku is collaborative project to support the growth of open access through institutional repositories, by introducing significant structural improvements and new features to the Samvera Community’s open source Hyku platform. The project partners are University of Virginia Library, Ubiquity Press and the British Library, with funding from Arcadia, a... more

Applying Photogrammetry to Library Collections

Through a collaborative effort with Digital Humanists, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ Digitization Lab is expanding its services to integrate photogrammetry—a cost-effective method to render physical objects or structures into digital 3-D models. An emerging technology in libraries, photogrammetry offers an augmented approach to document and preserve three-dimensional objects and historical... more

CC-PLUS: Consortia Collaborating on a Platform for Library Usage Statistics

CC-PLUS is an open source software platform that provides libraries and consortia with a usage statistics tool to support data-driven stewardship decisions. Using the SUSHI protocol, CC-PLUS harvests COUNTER-compliant reports from multiple vendors into a single shared database. Reports are harvested automatically on a schedule determined by each institution, then... more

Crowdsourcing for Metadata Enrichment and Outreach: Harnessing the Institutional Memory of the Crowd

This poster will present a digital initiative at the University of Scranton for a crowdsourcing platform to generate descriptive metadata for a digital collection of archival campus photographs. The goals of this initiative are to enhance the discoverability of resources through metadata enrichment and to provide an outreach opportunity to... more

Customizing WebPac Pro with Bootstrap to improve user experience

The most current build of Innovative’s WebPAC Pro OPAC lacks responsive features, which makes it very difficult to navigate on mobile and tablet. By integrating the open source Bootstrap front-end framework, WebPac pro can be customized to be fully responsive and mobile friendly. This poster highlights how WebPac Pro can... more

DokuWiki as a Knowledge Base

This poster walks through using DokuWiki with the Active Directory plugin to give different groups of library staff access to technical support (FAQs) for computers, printers, and software. It also serves as a knowledge base for IT staff to manage and coordinate processes involving the ILS, SQL Server, Task Manager,... more

Drupal 7 to Drupal 8: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Hundreds of academic libraries use Drupal to organize and display content on the web - but less than 40% of sites using Drupal have upgraded to D8 (according to usage statistics), and support for D7 is ending in less than 2 years. This poster will walk you through... more

Establishing Governance for Project and Service Management

Recently, the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries began to implement a new strategic plan, which greatly increased the number, complexity, and scope of new projects and services sponsored by the Libraries. Historically, initiation, planning, and management of projects and services within Libraries lacked both codified processes and uniform management tools. Libraries’... more

Extracting with Style: Using Natural Language Processing to Generate Summaries of Rare Materials

In our collection, the majority of resources have a blank summary field (MARC 520), presenting an opportunity for us to improve resource discovery for patrons. Not only can a good resource summary help a patron decide if they want to access a resource without leaving the library website, but the... more

Insourcing authority control

Access and discovery of library resources in the catalog depends on consistent, authorized access points. Some libraries turn to outside vendors to provide automated authority control, but this can be too expensive for many. This poster explains some simple tricks that even the coding-challenged can use to begin in-sourcing automated... more

Let’s Talk About Contingent Labor

Are you on your third 3-year project to build the next big thing in libraries? Did you get hired to start a digital archiving program in 2 years with contract renewal up in the air? Contingent labor in libraries looks like a lot of things, from contracting developers to grant... more

Macro Migration: Implementing a Cloud-Based Metadata Microservice with Fedora

This poster illustrates a Fedora-based metadata microservice that utilizes Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud-based products for indexing, storing Resource Description Framework triples and files, and managing Docker containers, demonstrated in a beta implementation of a publication metadata discovery layer. When embarking upon the 10-month project to develop a... more

Maximizing Productivity: Expediting Metadata Creation and Cleanup for Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Oklahoma State University

Automated tasks and batch processes are integral components of successful, efficient metadata workflows. Creating and cleaning metadata for user-submitted content, like electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), can prove time-consuming and overwhelming small metadata teams. At Oklahoma State University (OSU), Digital Resources and Discovery Services has expedited the metadata creation and... more

NewspaperWorks: It's How Samvera Does Newspapers

NewspaperWorks is a plugin for Samvera and Hyrax-based repository applications that provides custom ingest, management, and display functionality for digitized newspaper content. NewspaperWorks can be used to add newspapers to an existing repository, or to create a stand-alone bespoke newspaper content interface. This poster outlines the major features of this... more

Open Data Barriers that Persist at the Institutional Level

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at The University of Washington is a large academic research institution where many different people contribute to large-scale research projects on a global scale. As librarians responsible for data acquisitions for an Institute – not just individual users - we face a range... more

Parting the Metadata Sea: a Migration to Preserve Religious Sound

The American Religious Sounds Project, a joint effort from Michigan State University and Ohio State University, has been gathering sound recordings of American religious life since 2014. The project is undertaking a dual process of expanding to other institutions and ingesting the collection into the Vincent Voice Library at MSU.... more

Pythagoras: Using Python to Find Patterns in Music Score Data

Pythagoras is an ongoing digital humanities project using Python to parse and analyze music scores encoded as MusicXML files. The primary goal of the project is to identify relationships within individual works, among works by the same composer, and among works from different composers.

First, a score is converted from XML... more

Surviving a post-developer wasteland

When the entire web application development team of 2 left UNCW Randall Library’s IT department at the same time to pursue employment in the corporate world, we were faced with the dilemma of how to support a complex and recently expanded set of technologies. These included 50+ applications and websites,... more

Testing the Usability, Scalability, & Accessibility of a Small-Scale Application

Numerous library Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors have developed products with API access to facilitate data views and data management. Subsequently, the vendor customers working with this API data create graphical user interface (GUI) applications for ease of use by non-coders. This poster will document through the use of... more

The application of machine learning technique at an academic library: a python example

This poster will present the pilot project of using classification method, a machine learning (ML) technique, to categorize the vast amount of data of the library’s virtual reference transcripts. Two classification models, random forest model and gradient boosting model, were explored to classify the chat questions into two categories: reference... more

There, and Back Again: Or, how to pave your way to the Library of the Future, and still honor your past

From Academic to Corporate to Public, these areas are all hiring librarians. But in a world where IT, librarianship, and research are intersecting more and more, how much people in these roles adapt? How must libraries?


Using XQuery for Metadata Transformations

The Vanderbilt Television New Archives, Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, includes over 80,000 news programs from 1968 to present, described in 1.1 million news story records. The relational database is bulky, messy, and unsustainable for long-term preservation. The goal of this project was to migrate the records first written in... more

What's a Microfilm? Proper Digital Archiving for Theses and Dissertations

Many universities still rely on paper or microfilming of theses and dissertations as a record of scholarly output despite the challenges that brings with embargoes and the capture of additional media types such as data sets, time-lapse photography, etc. Even with a properly proportioned institutional repository, are these unique files... more