Presentation Type

Presentation

Date

2020-12-03

Description

While having a controlled vocabulary for our IR was an aspiration, with limited staffing and ad hoc additions, it was not a priority. Some items were added with keywords, most often supplied by faculty focused solely on their subject area, and others had no keywords. It seemed with every addition, the idea of implementing—and more importantly editing earlier submissions—slipped further away. However, when the shift to remote work meant that staff needed projects, many items on the IR wish list became a reality, including the controlled vocabulary. During this session, we will walk you through the process of how we assessed what we had, implemented order, and made a plan of how to maintain (and expand) the controlled vocabulary going forward. You will hear about what worked, what did not, and how we turned our 2020 lemons into some pretty sweet IR lemonade.

Keywords

institutional repositories, Northeast Institutional Repositories Day, NIRD, NIRD20, controlled vocabulary

Speaker Bio(s)

Christine Anne George is the Assistant Director for Faculty & Scholarly Services at the Cardozo Law Library. She received her MSIS from University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. Mary MacLeod is a Library Assistant at the Cardozo Law Library. She is a student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at CUNY Queens College. Olivia Smith is a Reference Librarian at the New York University School of Law Library and an adjunct professor of legal research at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She received her Master's in Library Science from CUNY Queens College and her J.D. from CUNY School of Law.

DOI

10.13028/2jm5-9938

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Creating Control Amidst the Chaos: Collaborating on a Controlled Vocabulary During COVID

While having a controlled vocabulary for our IR was an aspiration, with limited staffing and ad hoc additions, it was not a priority. Some items were added with keywords, most often supplied by faculty focused solely on their subject area, and others had no keywords. It seemed with every addition, the idea of implementing—and more importantly editing earlier submissions—slipped further away. However, when the shift to remote work meant that staff needed projects, many items on the IR wish list became a reality, including the controlled vocabulary. During this session, we will walk you through the process of how we assessed what we had, implemented order, and made a plan of how to maintain (and expand) the controlled vocabulary going forward. You will hear about what worked, what did not, and how we turned our 2020 lemons into some pretty sweet IR lemonade.