Chair, Cataloging and Discovery Services Department University of Florida
A Tale of Two Catalogs: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times - How Two Integrated Library Systems Serve One Campus / Jill Kehoe, Library Director, SUNY Maritime College Library
The Evolution of Physical to Digital Archives: A Systematic Approach Towards the Goldey-Beacom College Image Digitalization Process / Russell Michalak, Director of Library & Learning Center & Archives and Briana Daly, Library, Training, & Analytics Specialist, Goldey-Beacom College
This presentation focuses on the transition of Goldey-Beacom Colleges archives from Gale Primary Sources to Adam Matthew's Quartex platform completed by the Hirons Library and Learning Center (HLLC) staff. During this transition, the HLLC staff learned about the software that worked well for converting archives, what practices worked and what did not work for the HLLC. With the help of Quartex support, the HLLC was able to upload over 30,000 historical archive images and documents that can be searchable, viewed, and downloaded by the college community.
Overwhelm: Deciding to do less with less / Susan Kromrie, Acquisition, Collection Development Librarian, Southwest Baptist University
As librarians, we have been enjoined for years to “Do More with Less”. As our budgets shrink and people aren’t replaced we have struggled to do all that we can to serve our students and other stakeholders. But what happens when we reach the point where we really cannot do more with less and instead have to do less with less? At our private, liberal arts university, in addition to the pandemic troubles, we had a large budget cut, lost one-third of our library staff, and greatly reduced the size of a branch campus library. The technical services was especially hard hit as we lost two of four positions. We could not longer do more with less.