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  • Digital Preservation Steps with Archivematica: A Cross-Departmental Approach 

    Goodley, Lauren; Critchley, Nicole; Kennedy, Laura; Long, Jason; Mazzei, Erin; Peters, Todd C.; Price, Amanda N.; Waugh, Laura (2021-05)

    Archivematica is a strong tool that requires a strong team and team members. Follow along as we tell our tale: from deciding on Archivematica as a tool for creating AIPs through installation and implementation. Hear ...

  • Providing Broader Access: Texas State Retrospective ETD Digitization Project 

    Peters, Todd C.; Long, Jason; Mazzei, Erin; Waugh, Laura (2021-05-26)

    In 2016 the Texas State University Library began digitizing older thesis from the collection. They were not immediately uploaded to the DSpace Digital Collections Repository out of concern for author rights. Electronic ...

  • Gateway into Linked Data: Breaking Silos with Wikidata 

    Aycock, Mary; Critchley, Nicole; Scott, Amanda (2021-05)
    Linked data has been a hot topic in librarianship for the last decade, but technical, staffing, and budgetary barriers have prevented wide scale adoption. However, Wikidata has recently gained traction as a low obstacle ...
  • Exploring Accessibility Practices in Institutional Repositories 

    Lyon, Colleen; Waugh, Laura; Lindsey, Nerissa (2021-04-30)
    Institutional repositories (IRs) provide open access and availability to research and scholarship. One area that needs improvement is ensuring the accessibility of this digital content to people with disabilities. In the ...
  • Accessibility of ETDs: Raising the Bar 

    Johnson, Liz; Lyon, Colleen; Waugh, Laura (2021-04-15)
    Accessibility of online content is of a focus of effort for many higher ed institutions. Electronic theses and dissertations are no exception to this, and graduate school and library staff have been working to improve the ...
  • Piloting an Open Educational Resources Community 

    McClean, Jessica; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2020-11-13)
    The University Libraries Scholarly Communication Team has been developing an Open Educational Resources (OER) Community of Learning and an initial pilot launching in Spring 2021. This webinar is an interactive workshop on ...
  • Community Building: Using Peer Review to Engage Librarians and Faculty in the Design of an OER Community of Learning 

    McClean, Jessica; Price, Amanda N.; Morganti, Dianna; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2021-03-11)

    How can faculty become engaged - and more importantly - involved, in the use and promotion of OER? What kind of program will meet an important need and encourage long-term buy-in? How can faculty contribute to the ...

  • Scholarly Communication and Predatory Publishing in the Undergraduate Classroom 

    Morganti, Dianna (2020-02-11)
    When we discuss the topics of Scholarly Communication with undergraduates, we usually do so in the context of a “Research Experience” or openly publishing an honor’s thesis in the IR. Our undergraduate students are stumbling ...
  • Track Down Top Lit with MathSciNet 

    Morganti, Dianna (2017-11)
    MathSciNet is a valuable tool to save time for the Math Graduate Student. MathSciNet is both an index of Mathematics literature as well as a collection of reviews of the literature. Use MathSciNet to save yourself time in ...
  • Scholarly Communication in the STEM Classroom 

    Morganti, Dianna (2018-07)
    Changes in publishing norms and funding requirements have caused responding changes (both good and bad) in the publishing industry. A review of undergraduate papers in Computer Science revealed that 10% of students had ...
  • Open Source Digital Ecosystems for Accelerating Global Research, Innovation and Collaboration 

    Uzwyshyn, Raymond (2020-12-12)
    Can we better enable scholarly research network ecosystem possibilities on global levels? Is it time to begin thinking about systematically empowering a global research community collectively? In the last 5 years, Texas ...
  • The Southwest Texas State College Library Considers "Books for College Libraries" 

    Snowden, Dorothy P. (Texas Library Association, 1968-10)

    Before a copy of Books for College Libraries was received by the Southwest Texas State College Library, reference librarians had searched library literature for reports of library holdings compared with what had ...

  • Academic Researcher Profiles: Getting Started and Tips for Success 

    Ancelet, Lisa; Waugh, Laura (2020-11-12)

    Are you publishing or presenting research in your discipline? Do you want to make the most of the impact of your research? Develop an online researcher profile and make your research more discoverable by researchers ...

  • "Feed Me Seymour!": Technical Services Cooks Supporting Public Services Wait Staff 

    Bostwick, Lynn; Brown, Jodi; Hopper, Misty; Price, Amanda N. (2020-11-05)
    It is not a new reality that in libraries, especially in large libraries, one tends to think and perform duties in siloed workflows. We have our horse blinders on and forget that there are units in our peripheral vision. ...
  • Chronicling COVID: Capturing expression, promoting resources 

    Brown, Jodi; Kennedy, Laura; Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura (2020-11-05)
    Pandemic has become our existence; we live and breathe history every day. During this difficult period, it is important for libraries to facilitate finding space in our lives to focus on the human element. It is the vocation ...
  • Digital Scholarship Ecosystems for Open Science 

    Uzwyshyn, Raymond (Carnegie Mellon University, 2020-10-20)
    In the last 5 years, Texas State University Libraries has developed a robust digital scholarly research ecosystem to serve research faculty and graduate students and help them connect to larger global research communities. ...
  • Accessibility in Institutional Repositories 

    Waugh, Laura; Lyon, Colleen; Shelton, Abigail; Park, Kristi; Hicks, William; Lindsey, Nerissa (2020-08)

    Report on findings from a survey conducted in Fall 2019 to gauge accessibility practices for digital content made available in institutional repositories. For the purpose of this study, we focus on the digital content ...

  • Checklist for Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER) 

    Morganti, Dianna; Towery, Stephanie (2020-07)
    This checklist is intended to help an instructor evaluate an Open Educational Resource in terms of its: breadth of perspectives and accuracy, alignment, production quality, accessibility, student access, student engagement, ...
  • Square [metadata] Pegs and Round [repository] Holes: Making Metadata Work 

    Aycock, Mary; Goodley, Lauren; Waugh, Laura (2020-03-09)
    Many large libraries use the same digital access platform for institutional repository and special collection materials. However, librarians and archivists depend on different content standards for the metadata. The ...
  • Hybrid Approach to Scholarly Communication Education 

    Towery, Stephanie; Waugh, Laura; Price, Amanda N. (2020-03-09)
    Librarians must often wear many hats at their institution and find creative ways to do more with less. The Texas State University Libraries Scholarly Communications team uses a team-based approach to instituting, coordinating ...

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