Wednesday, April 09, 2008

TEDSIG Spring Workshop

TEDSIG Spring Meeting
Technical, Electronic, & Digital Services Interest Group
May 2, 2008 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
OhioNet - 1500 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221

Tools and Techniques for setting them up
and filling them up

What's an IR? Basics and rationale for building an institutional repository
Timothy Robson, Deputy Director
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University

Timothy Robson holds the MSLS and MA in Music History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He began his career as Music Cataloger at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and then returned to CWRU as Head of Kulas Music Library. He subsequently served as Head of Cataloging and Assistant Director for Technical Services before becoming Deputy Director of Kelvin Smith Library in 1999. He has served as national chair of the Music OCLC Users Group, chair of the Music Library Association Subcommittee on Subject Access, chair of the Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians, among other professional activities. At Kelvin Smith Library, his portfolio currently includes supervision of the Technical Services areas (Bibliographic/Metadata Services, Preservation, Acquisitions, Serials) and technology, including Digital Case, the digital library, archive and institutional repository for Case Western Reserve, which "went live" in fall 2006 after two years of experimentation and planning. In a parallel life, Tim Robson also maintains an active career as a musician, serving as Director of Music at Euclid Avenue Congregational Church UCC in Cleveland, where he is organist and choir director. For four seasons he was the Music Director of the North Coast Men's Chorus.

Acquiring content for your IR: faculty and community involvement
Thomas Hayes
Head of Digital Library Programs
Case Western Reserve University

Tom Hayes holds an MLS from Kent State University in Kent, OH, and a BA in Creative Writing from Ohio University in Athens, OH. Tom began his library career as the webmaster, manager of video teleconferencing, and director of the Samuel J. Horwitz, MD, Pediatric Learning Center in the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital from 1999-2003. He served as president of the Medical Library Association of Northeast Ohio (MLANO) from 2001-2002. In 2003, he joined the staff of the Kelvin Smith Library as the Reference Technology Librarian. In 2005, Tom became the Managing Librarian of the Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman Digital Library, Language Learning, and Multimedia Services Center at KSL. In late 2007, Tom was appointed Head of Digital Library Programs. He is a member of the Digital Resources Management Committee at OhioLINK. In his spare time, Tom is pursuing an MFA as a playwright from the Northeast Ohio Masters of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) program, through Cleveland State University; and his play, Lord of the Burgeoning Lumber, will receive a five-week run at convergence-continuum in Tremont starting November 20th, 2008.

Implementing your IR: basic metadata issues
Maureen Walsh
Metadata Librarian
The Ohio State University

Maureen is a Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor for the Scholarly Resources Integration Department of The Ohio State University Libraries where she works with the Knowledge Bank (The Ohio State University's Institutional Repository), currently the second largest DSpace repository in the Unites States. Prior to joining Ohio State Maureen was with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Libraries for nine years. Maureen has also worked for the Northern Kentucky University Library, The Dayton Art Institute, and the Cincinnati Art Museum. She has an M.L.I.S. from Kent State University and a B.A in Art History from the University of Cincinnati.

An IR open discussion
Timothy Robson, Thomas Hayes, and Maureen Walsh

Questions? Contact Deberah England
Email: deberah.england at

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