The joint Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC20) and the Minnesota Digital Library Annual Meeting (#mndiglib2020) was held virtually November 5-6, 2020. Our two conferences share the same goals of providing an opportunity to connect with colleagues, share projects, and learn from each other, with the added benefit of cross-pollination between two different groups with many affinities.
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Friday, November 6 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Role of Service Managers in Redeveloping Oregon Digital

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Oregon Digital is a cultural heritage digital library that emphasizes the history of Oregon and, in particular, the histories of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, the two entities that built the platform. Originally released in 2014, Oregon Digital is currently being upgraded to the latest version of the Samvera community’s Hyax release, a process that is also including a major refresh of look and functionality and revisioning of how information professionals and technologists collaborate. In this presentation, the project’s two Service Managers - a digital scholarship librarian from the UO and an archivist from OSU - will share their personal stories about assuming the role of Service Manager, and provide an overview of how the 2018 Oregon Digital development initiative has progressed.

The presentation specifically focuses on how the Service Manager role has been shaped; where UO and OSU service management overlaps (and diverges); and how user stories and advocacy have played a major role in digital repository interactive experiences. The presenters will also cover blockers to progress and lessons learned along the way, while concluding with thoughts on the future of Oregon Digital community management and outreach within the context of special collections and university archives, and digital scholarship services and programming.

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Chris Petersen

Archivist, Oregon State University
Chris Petersen has worked in the OSU Libraries since 1996. Much of his career has been devoted to exploring the life and work of Linus Pauling. He is also the director of the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project, the largest oral history initiative ever conducted... Read More →
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Kate Thornhill

Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Oregon
Kate Thornhill has worked at the University of Oregon Libraries since 2018, and teaches digital libraries and digitization for the University of Denver's Library and Information Science online masters degree program. Throughout her career, she has been devoted to developing and sustaining... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2020 3:00pm - 3:45pm CST
Calla Lily Room