Staff Articles & Presentations

Staff Articles and Presentations

Technical Services staff are very active professionally in all aspects of technical services, metadata, and information organization research at the local and national levels. These presentations and publications show the depth and breadth of the work carried out by Cornell Technical Services staff members.

Snyder, Tracey. "LD4P & LPs: Development of a Linked Data Editor." Music Library Association, 2018. (presentation)

Nichols, Margaret. “Cataloging on the Edge: Describing Rare Hip-Hop LPs in the Afrika Bambaataa Collection.” Cornell University Library Kaleidoscope, February 2018.

Burns, Jasmine. “Review of Tropy.” Art Libraries Society of North America, December 2017.

Folsom, Steven; Kovari, Jason; Younes, Rebecca. The Bibliotek-o Framework: Principles, Patterns, and a Process for Community Engagement. Semantic Web in Libraries (SWIB) Conference, December 2017, Hamburg, Germany. (presentation)

Houissa, Ali. “Tunisia: Libraries, Archives, and Museums.” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 4th ed., vol. 7, CRC Press, 2017

Koennecke, Jesse. “Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L).” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 4th ed., vol. 2, CRC Press, 2017.

Chandler, Adam; Chao, Zoe; Young, Scott W.H. Building UX Capacity. Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Forum, November 2017, Denver, Colorado. (presentation)

Folsom, Steven; Kovari, Jason; Younes, Rebecca. Bibliotek-o: A BIBFRAME Implementation. DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, October 2017, Washington, D.C. (presentation)

Chandler, Adam; Koennecke, Jesse; Kovari, Jason; LeBlanc, Jim. LTS All-Staff Meeting, January 22, 2018. (presentation)

Burns, Jasmine. "Metadata en masse: Conducting Data Cleanup Across 'Snowflake' Image Collections." Digital Library Forum, October 2017. (presentation)

Johnston, Lisa R.; Carlson, Jake R.; Hswe, Patricia; Hudson-Vitale, Cynthia; Imker, Heidi; Kozlowski, Wendy; Olendorf, Robert K.; Stewart, Claire. "Data Curation Network: How Do We Compare? A Snapshot of Six Academic Library Institutions' Data Repository and Curation Services." Journal of eScience Librarianship, 6(1): e1102.

Snyder, Tracey. “Screencasting for Your Colleagues.” Cornell University Library, Career Development Days, 2017. (presentation)

LeBlanc, Jim. "Tracking Trends in Technical Services." Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional, 37:2 (March/April 2017), pp. 1, 4-7.

LeBlanc, Jim and Kate Harcourt. "Finale and Future: The 2CUL Technical Services Strategic Alliance." Library Resources & Technical Services, v. 61:1 (Jan. 2017), pp. 43-50.

Chandler, Adam and Melissa Wallace. "Using Piwik Instead of Google Analytics at the Cornell University Library." The Serials Librarian 71, no. 3–4 (November 16, 2016): 173–79.

LeBlanc, Jim. “Catching Time by the Tail: An Analytic, Strategic, and Aspirational History of LTS”.  Presentation at Career Development Week, April 06/2016: talk and accompanying powerpoint slides.

Casad, Mickey; Dietrich, Dianne; Kovari, Jason; Paolillo, Michelle A. Authenticity Amidst Change: The Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects. LC's digital preservation blog.

Kishimoto, Kevin and Tracey Snyder. "Popular Music in FRBR and RDA: Toward User-Friendly and Cataloger-Friendly Identification of Works." Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, v.54, issue 1 (2016), pp. 60-86.

Koennecke, Jesse. "Solutions for Streaming Video at Cornell University Library." Being Earnest with Collections column in: Against the Grain, v.27, no3, pp 58-59.

LeBlanc, Jim. “The Fourth Thing.” Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional, 35:1 (2015), 1, 6-8.

LeBlanc, Jim and Kate Harcourt. “The Pivot: Phase 2 of 2CUL Technical Services Integration.” Collaborative Librarianship, 6:4 (2014), 160-168.

Chew, Chiat Naun; Kovari, Jason; Folsom, Steven. “LTS and Linked Data: a position paper." Outlines motivations for adopting linked data techniques for describing and managing our collections, and seeks to articulate a specific role for Library Technical Services (LTS) within this enterprise. Date issued: 12/16/2015. Available at:

Chandler, Adam. “Ok, but What Does Linked Data Offer Library Patrons?” Presentation at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference, Austin, TX, February 25, 2015.

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Adam Chandler, and Wendy Sue Wilcox. “Are you reaching your audience?  The intersection between LibGuide authors and LibGuide users.” Reference Services Review 43, no. 3 (July 24, 2015): 491–508. doi:10.1108/RSR-02-2015-0010.

Chandler, Adam. “Providing Appropriate Access.” In The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange Environment, edited by Todd A Carpenter. Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, American Library Association, 2015

Rathmel, Angela, Liisa Mobley, Buddy Pennington, and Adam Chandler. “Tools, Techniques, and Training: Results of an E-Resources Troubleshooting Survey.” Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship 27, no. 2 (April 3, 2015): 88–107.

Snyder, Tracey. “How to Give a Webinar and Do It Right.” Cornell University Library, Career Development Days, 2015.

Snyder, Tracey. “Relationships, RDA Style.” Music Library Association, 2015. (presentation)

Snyder, Tracey and Kevin Kishimoto. “Reconsidering Popular Music in FRBR: Toward Linked Data Discovery.” International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, 2015.

Snyder, Tracey. “BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies.” Notes 72, no. 1 (2015): 194-195.

Folsom, Steven, and Chew Chiat Naun.  “FAST at Cornell: Collaborating with OCLC Research for Enhanced Discovery.”  Presentation at the ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 28, 2014.

Kovari, Jason.  “Consultative Metadata Services @ Cornell University.”  Presentation at the ALA Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 28, 2014.

Folsom, Steven.  “Wrangling Metadata from HathiTrust and PubMed: Providing Full-Text Linking to The Cornell Veterinarian.”  Presentation at the NASIG Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, May 2, 2014.

Snyder, Tracey and Kevin Kishimoto. “RDA for Music: Popular Music, Jazz, and World Music Audio Recordings.” ALA Editions, 2014. (90-minute workshop/webinar) Access video recording.

LeBlanc, Jim, and Kate Harcourt. “Planning from the Middle Out: Phase 1 of 2CUL Technical Services Integration.” Collaborative Librarianship 6:1 (2014), 36-41.

Mullin, Casey and Tracey Snyder. “RDA: Where We Are, One Year Later.” Music Library Association, 2014. (moderated program session)

Belford, Rebecca, Tracey Snyder, and Kevin M. Randall. “Discovering Music: Small-Scale, Web-Scale, Facets, and Beyond.” The Serials Librarian 66, no. 1-4 (2014): 174-181.

Castro-Gessner, Gaby, Wendy Wilcox, and Adam Chandler. “Reading Your Audience: LibGuides Part2, Author and User Practices," presented at the Cornell University Career Development Week, Ithaca, NY, April 02, 2014.

Chandler, Adam. “Patron Privacy in a Surveillance State,” presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries 2014, Austin, TX, March 18, 2014.

Snyder, Tracey, and Kevin Kishimoto.  “Pop and Rock in RDA: The ‘Compilation’ Conundrum.”  Presentation at the Music OCLC Users Group Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 26, 2014.

Nadav-Manes, Boaz. "Cornell's work on POOF! (Pre-Order Online Form)." Ithaca, NY. February, 2014.

Nadav-Manes, Boaz. "Cornell's Innovative Batch Processing Techniques Put Into User-Friendly Practice." October, 2013.

Koennecke, Jesse, Colleen Major and Boaz Nadav-Manes. "Extreme E-Resource Endeavors: from PDA to POOF! to Interface Management and more ..." March, 2013.

Castro-Gessner, Gabriela, Wendy Wilcox, and Adam Chandler. “Hidden Patterns of LibGuides Usage: Another Facet of Usability.” In ACRL 2013 Proceedings, 2013.

Snyder, Tracey and Kathy Glennan. “RDA: Behind the Music.” Music Library Association, Atlantic Chapter and New York State-Ontario Chapter, 2013.

Snyder, Tracey. “Discovering Music at Cornell.” North American Serials Interest Group, 2013.

Chew Chiat Naun. FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) overview. Ithaca, NY, 8-Oct-2013.

Glennan, Kathy, Mary Huismann, Damian Iseminger, Kevin Kishimoto, Nancy Lorimer, Raymond Schmidt, Tracey Snyder, and Hermine Vermeij. “Hit the Ground Running! RDA Training for Music Catalogers.”  Music Library Association, 2013.

Snyder, Tracey. “Equally Valid Choices in RDA (Some More Equally Valid Than Others).” Music OCLC Users Group, 2013.

Chandler, Adam. “There Are Interesting Reports in the CUL Bibliomining System (” presented at the CUL Reference & Outreach Forum, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, October 9, 2012.

LeBlanc, Jim.  “2CUL Technical Services Integration (TSI) and the Shared LMS.”  Presentation delivered at the 7th Annual International Group of Ex Libris Users (IGeLU) Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, September 2012.

Snyder, Tracey. “The Embedded Librarian as Selector, Cataloger, and Instructor.” International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres; Cornell University Library, Career Development Week; Music Library Association, 2012.

Snyder, Tracey. “The Buddha Machine.” Music OCLC Users Group, 2012. (presentation)

Chandler, Adam, Glen Wiley, and Jim LeBlanc. “Towards Transparent and Scalable OpenURL Quality Metrics.” D-Lib Magazine 17, no. 3/4 (April 2011). doi:doi:10.1045/march2011-chandler.

Snyder, Tracey. “Music Materials in a Faceted Catalog: Interviews with Faculty and Graduate Students.” Music Reference Services Quarterly 13, no. 3-4 (2010): 66-95.

Confluence Conference Reports



Exploring the Impact of Including Multi-Script Records in the Cornell University Library Catalog (May 2012)