Speaks and writes on library innovation, organizational change, digital libraries,
online catalogs, e-resources, public and technical services. Recent work focuses on
increasing the visibility and value of academic research libraries for research, teaching
and learning. 

Articles

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Rethinking bibliographic control in the Web environment, Joho no kagaku to gijutsu = Journal of Information Science and Technology Association (2010)

Cataloging and metadata services have reached a crossroads. The digital age presents fundamental challenges to...

 

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Next Generation Cataloging (with Renee Register), Journal of Library Administration (2009)

Reports on progress OCLC is making toward early acquisition of metadata in WorldCat directly from...

 

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Being a librarian: metadata and metadata specialists in the twenty-first century, Library Hi Tech (2007)

Based on an analysis of the larger context the global infosphere, information-seeking behavior, and changing...

 

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Information Technologies, Innovation, and the Future of Libraries: Interview with Karen Calhoun, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services at Cornell University Library (with Jiang Airong and Teresa Mei), Da xue tu shu guan xue bao = Journal of Academic Libraries (2003)

In this interview, Karen Calhoun, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services at Cornell University Library,...

 

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Technology, productivity and change in library technical services, Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services (2003)

Explores the relationship of technology to productivity, describes early 21st century demands on library technical...

 

Books

Exploring Digital Libraries: Foundations, Practice, Prospects (2014)

From book cover: A landmark text on digital libraries for students of LIS, educators and...

 

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WorldCat quality: an OCLC report (with Glenn Patton) (2011)

This report describes OCLC's steps to make it easier to find items in WorldCat and...

 

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Online catalogs : what users and librarians want (with Joanne Cantrell, Peggy Gallagher, and Diane Cellantani) (2009)

Although library catalogs are often thought of as discovery tools, the catalog’s delivery-related information is...

 

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The changing nature of the catalog and its integration with other discovery tools (2006)

A large and growing number of students and scholars routinely bypass library catalogs in favor...

 

CORC: New tools and possibilities for cooperative electronic resource description (with John J. Riemer) (2001)

This collection of fourteen papers describes the Cooperative Online Resource Catalog (CORC) project, a pioneering...

 

Contributions to Books

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Supporting Digital Scholarship: Bibliographic Control, Library Cooperatives and Open Access Repositories, Catalogue 2.0 (2012)

Research libraries have entered an era of discontinuous change—a time when the cumulated assets of...

 

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Being a librarian: metadata and metadata specialists in the twenty-first century, Metadata and digital collections: a festschrift in honor of Tom Turner (2009)

Based on an analysis of the larger context the global infosphere, information-seeking behavior, and changing...

 

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An Integrated Framework for Discovering Digital Library Collections, Special Proceedings Issue of the 1st International Conference on Universal Digital Library (ICUDL2005) (2005)

Information seekers are generally on their own to discover and use a research library's growing...

 

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Mixing and Mapping Metadata to Provide Integrated Access to Digital Library Collections: An Activity Report (with Tom Turner, Meryl Brodsky, George Kozak, Martin Kurth, Fred Muratori, David Ruddy, and Sarah Young Chandler), International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, Oct. 24-26, 2001 (2001)

This paper provides a report of work in progress to implement integrated access to multiple...

 

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Redesign of Library Workflows: Experimental Models for Electronic Resource Description, Proceedings of the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the New Millennium: Confronting the Challenges of Networked Resources and the Web. Washington, DC, November 15-17, 2000 (2000)

Explores the transition from a highly centralized model for cataloging to an iterative, collaborative, and...

 

Unpublished Papers

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E-Journal Access Using the Catalog, Federated Search, and Reference Linking Systems (2004)

Discusses the use of a variety of means to search electronic journals, including via the...

 

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MAS 2010: Models for Academic Support: Final Report to the Mellon Foundation (with Oya Rieger, Susan Currie, and Edward Weissman) (2003)

Assisted by a Mellon planning grant and led by principal investigator Sarah Thomas, a Cornell...

 

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Interim Report: PCC Standing Committee on Automation (SCA). Task Group on Journals in Aggregator Databases (with John J. Riemer) (1999)

Recommends a useful, cost-effective and timely means for automatically creating catalog records to identify e-journals...

 

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Changes in Central Technical Services: Backlog Elimination (with Jim LeBlanc) (1997)

This report describes a cataloging backlog of about 97,000 items and outlines an innovative project...

 

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Report on Stack Collocation Loss (1997)

This internal report for Cornell University Library evaluates the probable impact of simply accepting call...

 

Presentations

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Engaging Your Community Through Cultural Heritage Digital Libraries (with Aaron Brenner), ALA Techsource Webinars (2014)

Based on the book Exploring Digital Libraries, this ALA Techsource webinar examines cultural heritage collections...

 

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Networking Repositories, Optimizing Impact: Georgia Knowledge Repository Meeting, COMO2014 and Georgia Knowledge Respository Annual Meeting (2014)

Prepared as the keynote for the Georgia Knowledge Repository's annual meeting, this presentation discusses why...

 

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Supporting Digital Scholarship: From Collections to Communities (with Aaron Brenner), American Library Association (2014)

A webinar presented by Aaron Brenner and Karen Calhoun for ALA TechSource based on Calhoun's...

 

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Rethinking Library Cooperatives: Prepared for the Program for Coope..., ALA Midwinter, PCC Participants Meeting (2014)

In the context of current initiatives around linked data and cloud-based service frameworks, the presentation...

 

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An Introduction to Research Methods: Needs Assessment, Surveys, Focus Groups and Personas (with Luke Ferdinand, John Fudrow, and Jeff Wisniewski), University Library System - ULS Leadership Program (2013)

Provides introductory information about four research methods used in libraries. Prepared for the University of...

 

Other

Digital Libraries: Evolving from Collections to Communities? A Panel Discussion (with Deanna Marcum, Jill Cousins, Herbert Van de Sompel, and Brian Beaton) (2014)

Presented at the 2014 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in London, this panel discussion explored...

 

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Project Management in Libraries: LIS2971 Summer Course (with Jessica G. Benner) (2014)

The growth of projects in libraries is pervasive. This short 1-credit course introduces LIS students...

 

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Overview of ULS Leadership Development Program (2014)

Describes the leadership development program for selected librarians and staff in the University Library System,...

 

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FY13 Planning Task Force Documents: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, August 2011-June 2012 (with Elvia M. Arroyo-Ramirez, Luke Ferdinand, and University of Pittsburgh. University Library System. FY13 Planning Task Force) (2012)

These documents provide a record of the work of the ULS FY13 Planning Task Force,...

 

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User Services Task Force Documents: University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. (with Susan Neuman, Heidi Card, and University of Pittsburgh. University Library System. User Services Task Force) (2012)

These documents provide a record of the work of the ULS User Services Task Force,...