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The Library Research & Innovative Practice Forum is an annual event in June featuring lightning talks, presentations, and poster sessions by UMD Libraries’ librarians and staff.

Recent Submissions

  • The Digital Diamondback: Unfolding University History through Open Standards and Open Data 

    Aughenbaugh, Kendall; Caringola, Liz; Pike, Robin; Westgard, Joshua (2018-06-14)
    Student newspapers have a long tradition of capturing unfolding narratives of campus history. As such, they are an invaluable resource for researchers interested in campus history and our staff when answering reference ...
  • How to Innovate Fearlessly: Community Notes 

    Goldfinger, Rebecca; Epps, Sharon; Dohe, Kate (2018-06-14)
    These are notes compiled by attendees of the Libraries Research & Innovative Practice Forum 2018 session entitled "How to Innovate Fearlessly," a panel featuring Sharon Epps and Kate Dohe, moderated by Rebeca Goldfinger. ...
  • EEBO in WorldCat Discovery 

    Guay, Beth (2018-06-14)
    The presentation provides a descriptive overview of the UM Libraries' Early English Books Online (EEBO) cataloging project described in "A Case Study on the Path to Resource Discovery," in Information Technology and ...
  • Solar Decathlon data management: Curating the legacy of Team Maryland 

    Durden, David; Cossard, Patricia Kosco (2018-06-14)
    University of Maryland Libraries are taking the lead in archiving and curating data sets for the UMD Solar Decathlon Team Maryland (2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2017, and Solar Decathlon Europe 2019). A 2017 report from the ...
  • My very first robot: Programming a Twitter bot to promote open access scholarship 

    Koivisto, Joseph; Koivisto, Joseph (2018-06-14)
    Social media is now recognized as an important element in promoting scholarship available on institutional repository sites. To capitalize on the value-added by social media engagement, automated "bots" can be deployed to ...

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