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    Creating a Sustainable Workflow for Converting Online Finding Aids into MARC Records
    (2019-01-01) Kardos, Ann
    Data regarding library collections exists in many locations. While this often works for those researchers who know what they're looking for, one institution created a plan to convert online finding aids into MARC records for the discovery layer. The project makes additional avenues to discover unique collections but also gives opportunities to create Library of Congress name authority records for distinct entities or hidden individuals and groups. This project became a model for standardization of this work across the consortium, and brought together stakeholders from metadata, special collections, archives, digital collections and library IT.
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    The Open Hub: Six Years of a Collaborative OER Initiative
    (2017-01-01) smith, jeremy
    Presentation at the 2017 New England Faculty Development Conference
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    The Open Hub: How Libraries Facilitate OER
    (2016-01-01) smith, jeremy
    An examination of the role of libraries in the support of Open Educational Resources at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
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    Empowering Through Staff Training and Team Skill Building
    (2019-01-01) Eustis, Jennifer M.; Bergin, Meghan
    This topic aims to open up a discussion on how staff training and skill building workshops can empower both veteran and new staff in technical services and cross train staff outside of technical services on metadata and cataloging projects. Training and skill building occur frequently in and out of the office. At UMass Amherst, several staff have moved on, new staff have arrived, and the library is preparing for a migration to a new Library Services Platform. These changes have led to staff taking on new responsibilities and well as several cross training opportunities. Workshops have been recently offered to learn new software such as Outlook calendar, Trello, and Slack. Other workshops have been offered to prepare people to better their use cataloging tools such as MarcEdit and OpenRefine. Documentation has been updated or created to help staff learn new workflows such as cataloging music, updating local holdings records with OCLC, cataloging archival books, or how to handle batch loading.