Program & Panel Presenters Bios

    Data Management in Digital Scholarship
    Academic libraries are natural partners in the organization and curation of data generated by faculty researchers. Several large academic libraries have already become leaders in this effort by developing and implementing data management programs while simultaneously educating and guiding their faculty in this effort. This panel will discuss the findings of research data management efforts by faculty at two different institutions. At the University of South Florida St Petersburg, librarians are considering how a small research-oriented university might adapt the data management services developed at larger organizations. Their investigation has been supported by the USFSP Faculty Research Council with the award of an internal research grant. The authors will share the steps developed to undertake this investigation and anticipated outcomes of the project. The second portion of the presentation will describe the research data practices of 94 University of Central Florida researchers who completed a data management survey during Fall 2013. Although the survey was conducted to inform research data management needs of the institution, findings also revealed that researchers do not take extensive measures to prevent potential significant data loss. The UCF Libraries will use these results to strengthen faculty practices and plan for meeting campus data management needs.

Erica England (University of Central Florida - erica.england@ucf.edu)
An MLIS graduate from the University of South Florida. She currently works for the University of Central Florida in various departments, including Scholarly Communication, Reference & Information Services, and Acquisitions & Collection Services. Erica received her bachelors in English from New Mexico State University and taught at the secondary education level before pursuing her MLIS. She is a member of Phi Beta Mu.

Dr. Penny Beile (University of Central Florida - PBeile@ucf.edu)
Associate Director for Information Services and Scholarly Communication at UCF. Her research interests mainly focus on assessing information competence in higher education and the workplace and she has served as an advisor to the National Forum on Information Literacy, Educational Testing Service, and Project SAILS to develop content and recommend cut scores for standardized assessments of information literacy.

Tina Neville (University of South Florida St. Petersburg - neville@usfsp.edu)
Head of Library Research & Instruction at the USFSP Poynter Library. She attended the 2011 week-long Digital Preservation Management Workshop in Albany New York and recently completed a 4-week online Data Management Course. She and Deb Henry have co-authored several articles for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and RUSQ. Tina is a past president of FACRL and is currently an active member of the Florida Library Association.

Anthony Stamatoplos (University of South Florida St. Petersburg - stamatoplos@mail.usf.edu)
Associate librarian at the USFSP Poynter Library. He has published articles in library and higher education journals, has contributed to reference books and book chapters, and has presented at several state and national library and higher education conferences. He has conducted research on library use and student learning, including a project funded by the National Science Foundation to assess student learning as a result of mentored undergraduate research.


    Digitial Scholarship & Student Work
    While digital scholarship centers are increasingly associated with the use of physical space within university libraries for high-end technologies and collaborations among faculty and graduate students, academic libraries and independent librarians are participating in the practice of digital scholarship by working collaboratively with students. Collaborative practices include managing electronic submissions of theses and dissertations, capturing dance and recital performances, and producing open access journals of student scholarship. Key to successful student digital scholarship are reliable mechanisms for hosting, supporting, and preserving these works, as well as the open dissemination of these works through non-restrictive licensing and the empowerment of student editors and contributors. By capturing student digital scholarship in multiple formats and across the disciplines, librarians can curate digital collections that reflect diversity in content and format and that provide a more holistic view of student scholarship. This panel will address issues specific to diverse student digital scholarship initiatives conducted at four academic institutions, seeking to balance author rights, student needs, and institutional requirements with a desire for sustainable access and preservation in the face of limited resources.

Lee Dotson (University of Central Florida - Lee.Dotson@ucf.edu
Lee Dotson is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries. She has worked with digital projects at UCF since the Libraries began digitization efforts in 1999. Her involvement has covered all aspects of digital collection building from scanning and OCR to project management and preservation. In addition to traditional digital collections, she is involved with theses and dissertations related projects including ETDs, Honors in the Major electronic theses, and the retrospective digitization of print theses and dissertations.

Joanne Parandjuk (Florida Atlantic University - jparandj@fau.edu)
Joanne Parandjuk is a Digital Initiatives Librarian and Manager of Florida Atlantic University's Digital Library. Responsible for creating not only digital collections from Special Collections and University Archive materials, Joanne manages the FAU Libraries' institutional repository and works with both faculty and students to publish several campus peer-reviewed scholarly journals. A member of the statewide Digital Initiatives Standing Committee and its Islandora subgroup Joanne is interested in digital libraries and scholarly communications.

Michael Rodriguez (Hodges University - mrodriguez8@hodges.edu)
Michael Rodriguez is a newly minted Librarian at Hodges University, where he is taking the lead in e-learning, resource management, and information services. He is a summer 2014 MLIS graduate from Florida State University, and earned his BA in English and history summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2013. Michael has published his research in the FCH Annals: The Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, blogged for Hack Library School (four of his posts have appeared in AL Direct), and volunteers as Southwest Florida’s Community Rep for the Digital Public Library of America. He is passionate about digital literacy, open access, publishing, blogging, e-learning, and emerging technologies.

Melissa Minds VandeBurgt (Florida Gulf Cost University - mvandeburgt@fgcu.edu)
Melissa Minds VandeBurgt holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently the Digital Services Librarian at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida after serving several years in Digital Services at California State University, Channel Islands' Broome Library. Melissa has been brought on at FGCU to develop the digital services division, implementing a common digital library platform, institutional repository and electronic theses and dissertations.


    Islands of Information: Maximizing Research Visibility in a Digital World
    A variety of perspectives, from academic libraries of different types and sizes, on developing and implementing institutional repositories and digital scholarship programs. They will address such issues as intradepartmental collaboration, alignment with existing digital projects, and achieving and sustaining institutional buy-in from administrators, faculty, and student researchers for the benefit of the wider scholarly community. The presentation prompts further questions: What is the role of digital scholarship in our work and institutions? Where and how can different institutions begin? Are we seeing a necessary collaboration or a fundamental change in how we see and use digital and archival assets? Are digital and real object the same except for format? What are the “best practices” for IRs? What outside funding sources, such as grants, might be utilized? What is involved in a strategic plan for implementing and maintaining IRs? What are some of the open source solutions in consortial environments available for your project proposal and are they really “free”?

Keri Baker (Nova Southeastern University - kbaker1@nova.edu
Reference Librarian for the Oceanography Library at NSU and Administrator for all Oceanographic Center NSU.

Sandra Hawes (Saint Leo University - sandra.hawes@saintleo.edu)
In addition to the Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida, Sandra Hawes holds a Master’s in Education (Leadership/Curriculum) from Saint Leo University, where she began working in September 2002. Since 2008, she has been the lead librarian providing services to students enrolled in the Center for Online Learning, a fully online undergraduate degree program at Saint Leo University. She is the chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL, where she also served as section chair (2013-2014). Her research interests include digital literacy, online instruction, Information Literacy, online reference, instructional materials, instructional videos, online learning, multiple intelligences, visual literacy, the future of libraries, academic libraries, embedded librarianship, institutional repositories, digital archives, and discovery services.

Katie McCormick (Florida State University - kmccormick@fsu.edu)
Katie McCormick is the Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections & Archives at Florida State University. In this capacity she manages the Rare Book & Manuscripts Department, the Claude Pepper Library, the Heritage Protocol University Archives Program, Cataloging & Description, and the Digital Library Center. Her professional interests include community engagement, preservation, strategic planning, digital access, audio/visual archiving, and teaching. She holds an M.L.I.S. Simmons College, and a M.A. in English, with a focus in Irish Literature and Culture, from Boston College.

Sarah Norris (New College of Florida - snorris@ncf.edu)
Sarah A. Norris is Technical Services Librarian at New College of Florida and manages the institutional repository and archives. She holds a MLIS from Wayne State University.


    University of Florida's "Developing Librarian" Digital Scholarship Pilot Training Project
In the spring of 2014 a group of subject specialists and curators at the University Florida Libraries formed the Digital Humanities Library Group. The purpose was to discuss issues in the world of digital scholarship, the internal state of digital scholarship at the UF libraries, and to emulate Columbia University’s successful program: “Developing Librarian,” an intensive re-skilling program aimed to meet increased user demand for digital scholarship services. In order both to learn these skills and put them to practical use, the group chose to work with the Grimms Fairy Tales sub-collection in the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature Digital Collection, a collection housed within the UF digital collections. The project will improve online user experience by enhancing aspects such as: text mining, GIS mapping, data visualization, linked data, and an online exhibit. However, the broader goal of the project is to equip library faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to run a digital scholar’s lab in order to collaborate effectively with faculty and students engaged in digital scholarship. On this panel we will hear from three participants: the chair of the working group, the curator of the Baldwin Library, and UF’s anthropology librarian.

Dr. Richard Freeman (University of Florida - richardfreeman@ufl.edu)
Dr. Richard Freeman is currently the anthropology subject specialist for the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. He is presently working on two digital projects with UF faculty members (neither in anthropology!). One project is working with a body of historical photographs, the second is creating new visual content for the digital collection entitled: “Vodou Archive” housed within the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) in the UF Digital Collections. Freeman also worked as an archivist at the National Gallery of Art and as an assistant professor of anthropology. He has made numerous presentations at conferences and has several publications on Argentina and visual anthropology.

Dr. Blake Landor (University of Florida - blaland@uflib.ufl.edu)
Dr. Blake Landor has been employed since 1990 as the Classics, Philosophy and Religion Librarian in Library West (the Social Science & Humanities library). In that capacity, he has developed the collections in Classics, Philosophy, and Religion in support of the academic programs in these disciplines; offered specialized and general research assistance to faculty and students; given library instruction classes in various disciplines; taught citation management workshops on Refworks and Zotero; and (in the capacity of Coordinator of Collections for Library West since 2005) worked with other subject librarians, vendors, and the Acquisitions Dept. on issues concerning budgets and collections. During the past few years, Blake has become involved with Digital Humanities, being the PI in 2011 for a Mini-Grant funded project involving the cataloging of online Latin classical texts (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000779/00001) and, more recently, the PI for the UF Libraries’ “Developing Librarian” Digital Humanities Pilot Training Project (http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00022054/00001); coordinator (in 2012) of an ACRL Research Program on “Data Curation and Collaborative Research”; participant since 2012 in UF’s Data Curation/Management Taskforce; and founder/chair (since January, 2014) of UF Libraries’ Digital Humanities Library Group.

Suzan Alteri (University of Florida - salteri@ufl.edu)
Suzan Alteri is the current curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. Her research interests are teaching in special collections, women writers from the 18th century, educational materials for children, digital humanities, digital curation, and book illustration. She has published in Digital Defoe, Education Libraries, Archival Issues, and Library Journal. Alteri has also presented at the American Libraries Annual Conference, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference.


    Walking the Fine Line: Copyright Implications for Digital Scholarship
    Copyright issues are tricky enough when dealing with print materials, and digital scholarship can make things even trickier. This presentation will discuss copyright implications for digital scholarship and what librarians can do to help guide faculty through the process. Digital scholarship involves tricky copyright questions for a number of reasons. When producing one's own digital scholarship, there may be copyright implications with self-publishing or working with a traditional publisher (such as registering and/or keeping one's own copyright) that may, and often do, operate differently in a digital versus print environment. For authors who choose not to self-publish, many elect to publish in an open access journal, believing that there will be no copyright issues with publication. What many do not realize, however, is that open access does not necessarily mean that the author retains the copyright; this lack of clarity can cause confusion for faculty hoping to publish digitally and retain their own copyrights. By keeping track of the different intricacies of copyrights in the digital environment, which many of us do daily due to licensing of library electronic resources, librarians are in a unique position to provide guidance and information to faculty members seeking help with digital scholarship and publishing.

Ashley Krenelka Chase (Stetson University College of Law - akrenelk@law.stetson.edu )
Ashley Krenelka Chase is a Library Administrator at the Hand Law Library at Stetson University College of Law. Ashley is responsible for the coordination and direction of electronic resources, web page development, as well as coordination of reference and outreach services for the library. Ashley’s scholarly interests include the evolution of student and faculty research habits and finding clever ways to incorporate emerging technologies into those habits. Ashley has a B.A. in English from Bradley University, a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Florida.


Poster Presenters Bios

    Helping the Saint Leo University Community Learn about Its 21st Century Self and Its Past Through Digital Collections.
    Saint Leo University was founded in 1889, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of Florida. In November 2014, Saint Leo University will celebrate this 125th-year milestone and its enduring Benedictine Heritage during Founders' Week with a panel of historians and librarians, who study the history of the university and who help others learn about its past, thereby possibly understanding who it is today. This poster session will highlight three digital resources: Pioneer College, Saint Leo Student Yearbooks, and Saint Leo Student Newspapers, all three digital holdings playing a key role in digital history discovery for the Saint Leo University on-campus and distance communities of the 21st century.

Carol Ann Moon (Saint Leo University - carol.moon@saintleo.edu)
Carol Ann Moon is a librarian and an adjunct instructor of German at Saint Leo University. Frau Professor Moon enjoys reading and writing history and poetry, dancing flamenco, and traveling with her dog Denver.


    How does your Open Access Week programming grow?
    To support open access to digital scholarship, many institutions host Open Access Week programming. While the University of Central Florida Libraries initially had the desire to participate, limited resources and an uncertainty about the level of interest prompted an approach to start small and slowly grow the program from year to year. The first year featured discussion sessions for library staff led by one librarian. Since then the programming has expanded to feature webinars, produce displays and exhibits, host UCF speakers, and honor Open Access Champions. Now in its fifth year, the programming has grown to a full day event welcoming external speakers and colleagues from local institutions. The success is not limited to an increase and diversity in the membership of the OA Week planning team and programming, but has played a role in prompting the formation of the Scholarly Communication Task Force, the creation of the Research Lifecycle at UCF, and a fresh perspective on some position descriptions. This poster will showcase each year’s efforts and highlight some of the unexpected outcomes.

Lee Dotson (University of Central Florida - Lee.Dotson@ucf.edu)
Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries. She has worked with digital projects at UCF since the Libraries began digitization efforts in 1999. In addition to traditional digital collections, she is involved with theses and dissertations related projects including ETDs, Honors in the Major electronic theses, and the retrospective digitization of print theses and dissertations. Her involvement has covered all aspects of digital collection building from scanning and OCR to preservation and open access initiatives.

Cynthia Dancel (University of Central Florida - Cindy@ucf.edu)
Senior Arts Specialist at the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida where she has greatly enjoyed gainful employment for the past ten years. She was the recipient of last year’s Outstanding Service Award and her graphics and video work have received multiple awards at the American Librarian Association’s Information Exchange. She is currently working on marketing library services to researchers, expanding Open Access Week 2014, connecting with students and researchers via social media, and developing exciting exhibits and events at the library.


    Partnering with Faculty: Taking the Textbook Online
    The Open Textbook movement has emerged as a response to rising textbook prices as well as the increase in e-reader devices and the mobility of learning. With the growth of online learning, changing technology trends, and a national movement toward more affordable textbook options, open access textbooks offer an alternative to the traditional print textbook which is expensive and has very defined traditional copyright rules. The FIU Libraries are seeking to pilot a program with internal campus partners to encourage faculty to develop and use open access textbooks at Florida International University. The purpose of the pilot would be to encourage faculty experimentation and innovation in finding new, better, and less costly ways to deliver learning materials to students. The poster will discuss the roles the academic library can play in helping promote and encourage alternative textbook models, as well as ideas on how to engage campus partners.

Valerie Boulos (Florida International University - vboulos@fiu.edu)
Valerie Boulos has had a variety of roles at the FIU Libraries for the past 16 years in both technical and public services. As Head, Collection Strategies & Assessment, she currently coordinates collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries in both print and electronic format. Additionally, Valerie is a member of the FIU Textbook Affordability Committee and FIU Libraries Open Access Task Force.

Sarah J. Hammill (Florida International University - hammills@fiu.edu)
Sarah J. Hammill has been the Distance Learning Librarian at Florida International University (FIU) since 2004. She is interested in ensuring online students have access to the library resources when and where they need them. Additionally, she works closely with FIU Online to explore different ways to enhance online teaching and learning.


    Promoting Faculty Scholarship through the USFSP Digital Archive
    The USFSP Digital Collections Team at Poynter Library created and manages an institutional repository which provides faculty with a new and professionally beneficial service. These digital portfolios showcase and promote their body of scholarship, on a stable platform and with a permanent URL. The USFSP Digital Archive offers 24/7 open access to the “Faculty Works” collections, provides full-text indexing that is harvested regularly by Google, Google Scholar, and other indexers, and tracks usage to demonstrate the increasing visibility of faculty work to researchers outside of the home institution. From the faculty member’s vita, the Faculty Archive Team researches and prepares the information needed to create each profile, requiring minimal effort from the faculty members themselves. Faculty participants are finding the Archive collections helpful in preparing for tenure and promotion, collecting non-traditional use metrics, using the profile as a launching site for published presentations, and access to handout materials. In addition to researching copyright permissions, members of the Archive Team also consult with faculty on how to negotiate author rights for new publications. This poster will present details on these services as well as additional advantages of this new faculty initiative.

Deborah Henry (USFSP Nelson Poynter Memorial Library - henry@mail.usf.edu)
Deborah Henry holds the rank of Librarian and has worked for over 25 years in the Library Research & Instruction Department of Poynter Library. She has co-authored several articles, books, and book chapters. Her research interests include academic librarianship, tenure and promotion of librarians, digital archives, open access, collection development, and reference services. She is a past president of FACRL and an active member of the FLA.

Tina Neville (USFSP - neville@usfsp.edu)
Head of Library Research & Instruction at the Poynter Library. She attended the 2011 week-long Digital Preservation Management Workshop in New York and recently completed an online Data Management course. She and Deb Henry have co-authored several articles for the Journal of Academic Librarianship and RUSQ. Tina is a past president of FACRL and is currently an active member of FLA.

Carol Hixson (USFSP - hixson@usfsp.edu)
Dean of the Poynter Library since 2009. She has authored articles and book chapters on team building, transformative change, digital collections, and open access and has given presentations throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. She has been an active member of ALA, ACRL and ALCTS for thirty years and served in a leadership capacity for many years within the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.


    Teens in Public Libraries: Preparing our YAs for College Libraries
    While public libraries may not be considered research institutions, public librarians have the responsibility to have a solid grasp of what is going on at academic libraries. Librarians, specifically those who work with youth, are preparing these young people for what academic libraries offer. In this sense, it is essential to have public and academic librarians partner on programs and share ideas about how to best prepare teens for digital scholarship while battling issues such as the digital divide. In my poster, I plan to showcase some ways in which meaningful programs can be developed between these two institutions in order to better prepare teens for life in an academic library.

Kayla Kuni (New Port Richey Public Library - kkunilib@gmail.com)
I have worked in the youth department of the New Port Richey Public Library since April 2013. In August of 2014, I earned my MLIS from USF. I am currently interested in how technology is used in public libraries and how that technology is being used for life-long learning.


    Theses and Dissertations at UCF: Creating, Organizing, and Preserving our Digital Scholarship
    Theses and dissertations are an important part of digital scholarship at the University of Central Florida Libraries. The Libraries maintains a large collection of legacy, print-only theses and dissertations, as well as born-digital and retrospectively scanned works, for both undergraduate honors theses as well as graduate theses and dissertations. Students in the undergraduate Honors in the Major program have been publishing theses since 1990 and this collection includes over 1,600 print-only and born-digital works. Records for all of these theses are included in the libraries' online catalog, as well as a link to the electronic copy when available, however, the metadata contained in these records varies greatly. By creating a digital collection of these works, and standardizing the information users can search, it will be much easier for students, faculty, and librarians to search and use the full collection of digital scholarship, as well as discover print-only works waiting to be digitized. This poster will demonstrate how UCF is working to make these items more discoverable and accessible to the wider community, thus increasing the scope and reach of the University's digital scholarship.

Kerri Bottorff (University of Central Florida - kerri.bottorff@ucf.edu)
Kerri Bottorff worked in public libraries for several years before moving to academia with the University of Central Florida Libraries in 2009 where she is the Digital Collections Projects Coordinator. She has been immersed in the Retrospective Theses and Dissertations project since shortly after its inception, becoming the Libraries' self-proclaimed "Thesis Guru." She has also helped create digital collections for ETDs and Honors in the Major electronic theses, as well as assisting on other assorted digital collections.


    Together Forever: Incorporating digital workflows into exhibit planning and execution at the University of Miami Libraries
    Many special collections in academic libraries are engaged in annual exhibit programs that showcase their holdings and invite the public into their spaces. These exhibits often require a great deal of research and staff time to implement. However, only the people who come into the library see these exhibits, and the work of curators and staff disappears once they are taken down. At the University of Miami Libraries (UML) we are expanding the audience and access to the scholarly value of these exhibits by translating them to the online environment. Five UML departments (Special Collections (SC), Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC), Digital Production, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Communications) work with the Digital Repository Librarian to create efficient workflows that will ensure that the online exhibit replicates, and in some cases enhances, the physical exhibit using a common Omeka template. As of July 2014, two exhibits are already online, three are in the works, and plans are being made to fully incorporate the digital workflow component into the CHC’s Spring 2015 exhibit planning timeline. Our poster will address the challenges encountered thus far, workflows and timeliness and will provide recommended best practices for the attendees to take back to their institutions.

Mei Méndez (University of Miami Libraries -meimendez@miami.edu)
Librarian at the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. She is responsible for exhibits, acquisitions, and reference and user services. In this role she has curated or coordinated five popular physical exhibits.

Lyn MacCorkle (University of Miami Libraries - lmaccork@miami.edu)
Digital Repository Librarian, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami Libraries. She administers the digital collections repository and maintains the associated web site. As part of her responsibilities, she develops related web-based applications to share and present the library’s digital resources.


    The UCF Research Lifecycle, an Institutional Model Facilitating Outreach
    This poster presents information about the UCF Research Lifecycle (RLC) model, developed by the Research Lifecycle Committee as a project of the Office of Scholarly Communication. It describes activities that have taken place since the development of the RLC in 2012. The lifecycle has served as a model for outreach about digital scholarship, research services, and information literacy in university-wide discussions, a campus-wide publication, internal and external presentations, and for planning of the Publishing in the Academy graduate workshop series. The RLC has also been remade into various media to aid in educating faculty about the university’s resources. A video was created to explain how to use the lifecycle and where to find more information, and an online toolkit was created for faculty, which includes downloadable bookmarks, handouts, posters and an online clickable pdf to zoom in and learn about each part of the lifecycle. The poster also illustrates the collaborative efforts between the UCF Libraries, the College of Nursing (CON) and the Office of Research and Commercialization (ORC) to develop a Grants research guide for CON faculty and presentations related to scholarly communication.

Corinne Bishop (University of Central Florida - Corinne.Bishop@ucf.edu)
Corinne Bishop is an Associate Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries. She supports graduate student outreach and serves as subject liaison for Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s Studies. She served as primary contributor on the UCF Information Literacy Modules project and as a primary member on the planning team for the development of the libraries initial undergraduate Canvas course "Introduction to Library Research Strategies." Her professional interests include online and blended learning pedagogies, instructional design, educational technology and tools, and scholarly communication instruction and outreach.

Andrew Todd (University of Central Florida - Andrew.Todd@ucf.edu)
Andrew Todd has been a librarian with the University of Central Florida (UCF) Regional Campus libraries since 2003 and currently works as a Regional Campus librarian at the EFCC/UCF Joint-Use Library in Cocoa and as the subject librarian for the College of Nursing. Andrew was the Information Literacy Faculty Fellow for the University of Central Florida Quality Enhancement Plan in 2006-2008, and has presented with other librarians and teaching faculty on the subjects of embedded librarianship, instruction statistics, and information literacy at various regional, national and international conferences.

Cindy Dancel (University of Central Florida - Cindy@ucf.edu)
Cindy Dancel is Senior Art Specialist at the University of Central Florida Libraries and a member of the Scholarly Communication Advisory Committee. Cindy contributed much to refining the graphics for the UCF Research Lifecycle model and was also co-developer of the Scholarly Communication website and the ‘Lifecycle Toolkit.’ She also serves on the Libraries’ External Communications Committee, the Exhibits Committee, and is a member of the Open Access Programming Group and the Web Working Group.


    Using Digital Collections for Research, Teaching, and Scholarship
    This poster presentation will illustrate how digital collections add value to the scholarly communication chain by supporting research, teaching, and scholarship in several ways: 1) increase access to primary materials, 2) increase access to special collections and archives 3) increase access to local materials of historical, cultural, and artistic significance 4) expand open access 5) foster collaboration with faculty and students 6) increase the reputation and visibility of your university and library. I will use specific examples from the Florida Atlantic University Digital Collections to “show and tell” and include the importance of creating metadata to enhance discovery and access to your digital collections. In addition, this poster will very briefly touch upon digital sustainability; mainly that of ensuring ongoing access to digital collections and ensuring long term preservation of these same materials.

Sunghae Ress (Florida Atlantic University - sress@fau.edu)
Digital Projects Librarian at Florida Atlantic University. My primary areas of responsibility include creating digital materials for online access, creating descriptive metadata to enhance discovery, and sending packages to Florida Digital Archive for long term preservation. My work also includes reviewing the university’s special collections and archives then making selections for online access. In addition, my institutional repository work includes creating metadata for Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Faculty Papers and student creative works. My hobbies are reading fiction, painting (watercolor and acrylic), and volunteering as a docent at the local museum. I received my MLIS degree from University of South Florida in 2013.