Scholarship and Research

Research Areas

      • Digital Libraries / Institutional Repositories
        • Library Leadership technology decision making, examining the case of the Institutional Repositories (Dissertation research focus)
        • Broadening the role of the IR for campus through enhanced coverage of UF authored research located in publisher via API connections
        • Enhancing the digital library metadata through the use of machine assisted indexing
      • Using beacon technology to enhance the physical UX within libraries


Grants

Accessibility and Internationalization through Campus Beacons - $30,198 - UF Technology Fee Program - The purpose of this project is to enhance the accessibility of campus information, both for those who have receptive language impairments (auditory or visual) and/or for those who speak languages other than English, using beacons and a beacon app. - Project team: Gillian Lord, Ph.D. (Lead) with Sara Russell Gonzalez, and Todd Digby - 9/1/17 - 8/31/18

Publications

Discovering Open Source Discovery: Using VuFind to Create MnPALS Plus - Digby, Todd R. and Stephen Elfstrand, Computers in Libraries, March 2011, Vol. 31, No. 2.

Where Does That Electronic Resource Fit on the Library Web Page? - Digby, Todd R., Computers in Libraries, January 2004, Vol. 24, No. 1.

Managing Library Technology Resources Jointly: Collaborative Headache or Panacea? - Digby, Todd R., Computers in Libraries, January 2001, Vol. 21, No. 1.

Presentations

Enhancing the Institutional Repository through Publisher Partnerships to Increase Indexing, Linking, and Displaying of Faculty Published Materials - February 2017, NISO Virtual Conference: Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving (Presented with Robert Phillips, University of Florida)

Enhanced Institutional Repository Indexing, Linking and Display: Facilitating User Access and Publicly Funded Research Compliance - December 2016, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Fall 2016 Members Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Presented with Judith Russell, University of Florida)

Collaborating in the Cloud for Better Faculty Media Management (Poster Session) - April 2016 (EDUCAUSE Connect 2016, Miami, FL.)

Open Educational Resources - March 2016 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities - Board of Trustees, Academic and Student Affairs Committee.)

Open Discussion on Open Educational Resources - March 2016 (MnSCU Learning Spaces & Instructional Technology Special Interest Group webinar. Presented with Carrie Miller, Minnesota State University Mankato)

Charting the Future of MnSCU Library Services: The Challenges of a Collaborative Student Centered Approach - October 2015 (Academic & Student Affairs Leadership Conference, Brainderd, MN. Presented with Chris Schafer, Metropolitan State University and Erin Daly, Normandale Community College)

State Authorization for Distance Education, Minnesota Update - July 2015 (Minnesota eLearning Summit 2015 (Presented with Sandra Ecklein, Center for Educational Innovation, University of Minnesota.)

The Growing Community of College OER Projects - May 2015 (Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) national webinar. Presented with Katie Coleman & Thea Alvarado, College of the Canyons, and Paul Golisch, Paradise Valley College.)

We Want to Work with You: Re-imagining MnSCU’s Educational Innovations Unit - May 2015 (Academic & Student Affairs Leadership Conference. Bloomington, MN.)

Open Textbooks: Textbook Costs and the Impacts on Student Success - October 2014 (Academic & Student Affairs Leadership - Fall Conference, Deerwood, MN. Presented with Michael Amick, Central Lakes College and Kim Lynch, MnSCU Academic and Student Affairs)

Keynote Session - Riding the Ostrich: Leveraging Technology for Teaching and Learning - May 2014 (Riverland Community College, Office of Instructional Technology faculty development Day. Austin, MN.)

System-Wide Media Management: An Implementation Story. - February 2014 (eLearning 2014 Conference, Instructional Technology Council, Orlando, Florida.)

Analytics: Desire2Learn analytics pilot - October 2013 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN. Presented with Craig Schoenecker, MnSCU System Office)

Textbook Affordability – Lowering Costs and Open Textbooks - October 2013 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN.)

Media Management: What's here? What's coming? - October 2013 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN.)

Media Management: What's here? What's coming? - April 2013 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities IT Conference 2013, Brainerd, MN. Presented with Dan Baun, CIO SMSU)

What’s New in MnSCU’s Learning Management System and Academic Technology Landscape? - October 26, 2012 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN. Presented with Lesley Blicker)

Textbook Affordability - Opportunities and Challenges - October 26, 2012 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN.)

Collaboration for resources - the Minnesota Learning Commons - October 13, 2012 (MEMO 2012 Fall Conference, St. Cloud, MN. (Presented with Gary Langer, Jon Voss, and Karen Johnson)

Collaborate or Duplicate - How can the Minnesota Learning Commons help you? - December 12, 2011 (TIES 2011 EdTech Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Presented with Gary Langer, Jon Voss, and Karen Johnson)

eTools, eCirriculum, and eIntegrations - July 29, 2011 (Minnesota eLearning Summit 2011, Northwestern College. Presented with Dr. Chris Scruton, Director, Academic Technology for Faculty Education, University of Minnesota.)

Minnesota Learning Commons: Overview & Application for the Minnesota Library Community - April 29, 2011 (Academic and Research Libraries Division (ARLD) Day, Minnesota Library Association, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Presented with Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education)

Textbooks: Let's Look at the Options - January 6, 2011 (Saint Cloud Technical & Community College - Faculty In-Service Day, Saint Cloud, MN)

Faculty Evaluation at Two-Year Minnesota State Colleges - October 28, 2010 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN. Presented with Kristina Keller, Laurie J. Becker, Jo Poncelet, and Jeff Judge)

Textbooks: Saving time and money. - October 22, 2010 (Minnesota Student Leadership Summit. Bloomington, MN)

Better IT Customer Service (with) RightNow - April 27, 2010 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities IT Conference 2010, Brainerd, MN, Presented with Samantha Erickson, John Roos, and Kyle Snay)

Finding Common Ground: Minnesota Learning Commons Partnership in Action - February 26, 2010 (Realizing Student Potential/ITeach 2010 Sessions, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN, Presented with with Gary Langer, Deborah Proctor, and Chris Scruton)

The Minnesota Learning Commons - October 22, 2009 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN. Presented with Deborah Proctor)

Roundtable Discussion: Reducing Textbook Costs - June 9, 2009 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Center for Teaching and Learning Summer Lodge)

Refreshing Your Library Web Site with Web 2.0 - June 4, 2009 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Center for Teaching and Learning Summer Lodge. Presented with Michael Kirby)

Reducing Textbook Costs: Pilot Projects, Lessons, and Opportunities - May 29, 2009 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers Meetings, Hennepin Technical College)

Textbook Pilot Programs - February 6, 2009 (Minnesota State University Student Association, February Conference. Mankato, MN)

Textbook Legislation: Opportunities and Challenges - January 31, 2008 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Chief Financial and Facilities Officers Conference)

Textbooks: Opportunities and Issues - October 30, 2007 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting)

MnPALS Consortium Futures Discussion - October 2006 (MnPALS Consortium User Group Meeting, Mankato, MN)

The Library in Online Education: Providing quality library resources to your online students. - June 2006 (Minnesota Online Summer Conference, Bemidji, MN.)

Hold on to your Blog: Podcasting, Vlogging, and other emerging eLearning Technologies. - June 2006 (Minnesota Online Summer Conference, Bemidji, MN)

Exploring LibData and Assignment Calculator: New MnSCU library tools for connecting information with students. - April 2006 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities IT Conference 2006, Brainerd, MN)

Digital Library Resources: The Current State of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Libraries - October 2005 (Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers - College and University Deans Meeting, Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood, MN, Presented with Keith Ewing)

Intellectual Property: Yours, Mine, & Ours. - October 2005 (Minnesota K-12 Online Learning Alliance (MINOLA) Faculty Workshop, Brooklyn Park, MN)

The Role of Academic Libraries and Librarians in a Diverse and Changing Academic Environment. - October 2005 (Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN)

Integrating SFX and Metalib Library Resources into Desire2Learn Courseware. - February 2005 (UW System Learn@UW Integration Sub-Committee, Madison,WI)

SuperSearch and FindIt@uwrf - October 2004 (University of Wisconsin - Chancellor's Administrative Council.River Falls, WI., Presented with Valerie Malzacher)

Exlibris MetaLib and SFX linking services. - September 2004 (University of Wisconsin System Information and Technology Management Council Conference. Green Lake, WI., Presented with Valerie Malzacher)

Using MS Access for Creating Journal Lists for Staff and the Public. - April 2004 (EndUser 2004 Conference, Endeavor Information Systems, Chicago, IL)

Evaluating the WWW Interfaces for Integrated Library Systems. - October 1997 (South Dakota Library Association Annual Conference. Huron, SD. Presented with Paul A Wyss)