May 20, 2022

Digital Collections: Materials from CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting, May 2014 Now Available Online

The 2014 CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting meeting took place on May 20-21, 2014 at the University of South Carolina and featured a keynote presentation by Jon Voss.

Materials (presentations, videos, and posters) from the meeting are now online via the U. of South Carolina Scholar Commons.

Here’s what you’ll find:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • CONTENTdm Usage Reporting with Google Analytics, Christian Sarason, OCLC and Personalizing Google Analytics, Josh Wilson, North Carolina State Library
  • Overview of CONTENTdm and the Digital Collection Gateway, Geri Ingram, OCLC
  • Transforming CONTENTdm Metadata to Linked Data, Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Can One Story Change the World? Jon Voss, We Are What We Do

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Using Perl Modules to Interact with the CONTENTdm API, Andrew Bullen, Illinois State University
  • Using “Batches” to Create Workflows in CONTENTdm for Shared Projects within the Library, Jill Ellern and Paromita Biswas, Western Carolina University
  • Automating the Audit: Updates from the Metadata Upgrade Project at the University of Houston Libraries, Andrew Weidner, Annie Wu, and Santi Thompson, University of Houston
  • Best Practices for Scrapbook Collections in CONTENTdm: Lessons from the University Archives Scrapbook Collection at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Anna Craft, David Gwynn, and Kathelene McCarty Smith, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Kick it up a Notch: Advanced Upload Techniques, Features, and Tips-&-Tricks, Mark Anderson, University of Iowa
  • The Use and Future of Splash Pages for CONTENTdm Databases, Jill Ellern and Joel Marchesoni, Western Carolina University
  • Using XSLT and PHP to Streamline Populating ProQuest ETD Metadata into CONTENTdm, Yan Wang, University of Alabama and Birmingham
  • All Together Now: Collaboration in CONTENTdm Projects Jessica Short, Tennessee State Library and ArchivesAshley Knox, and John Quirk, University of South Carolina
  • Going Hosted: The Good, the Bad, and the Minions and Supporting Your Choice-Hosted or Local: Some Infrastructure Considerations, Jim Cunningham, Illinois State University Glenn Bunton, University of South Carolina and Christian Sarason, OCLC

Poster Sessions:

  • From Postcards to Practicum, Anne Price and Kathy Harden, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Digitizing Joseph M. Bruccoli’s Great War Collection, Brianna Hughes, University of South Carolina
  • Digitizing Historical Newspapers, Virginia Pierce and Laura Blair, University of South Carolina
  • Access to Spatial Datasets Using CONTENTdm, Rhys Stevens, Bryson Duda, and Maxine Tedesco, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • William Gilmore Simms Initiative, Website and Scrapbook Viewer, Jessica Hemphill, University of South Carolina

Direct to All Meeting Materials (via U. of South Carolina Scholar Commons)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.