Anna R. Craft

Anna R. Craft is a member of the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she serves as Metadata Cataloger in the University Libraries. In a role that integrates aspects of metadata and scholarly communications, she helps to ensure that the Libraries’ resources (print and electronic) are discoverable and available for patrons worldwide. She started her library career at the North Carolina State University Libraries, served as Metadata Librarian at Western Carolina University, and earned her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She writes, speaks, and teaches on general metadata, MARC cataloging, open access, institutional repositories, library career building, and related topics. When not librarian-ing, she is reading, running, and writing.

There are 22 included publications by Anna R. Craft :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Ann Tatlock. Travelers Rest. [Review] 2012 214 In Travelers Rest, her ninth novel, North Carolina-based author Ann Tatlock reminds readers that hope can be found in the midst of the most difficult struggles.
Best practices for scrapbook collections in CONTENTdm: lessons from the University Archives Scrapbook Collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro [Slides] 2014 573 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project, geared toward an audience of CONTENTdm users. Delivered May 21, 2014 at the CONTENTdm Southern Users Group Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. Co-presented by Anna C...
Champagne wishes, caviar dreams: incorporating ereaders into leisure reading while on a beer budget 2011 295 In the spring of 2010, staff at Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library began investigating how to use end of year funds. One of the chosen ideas was to experiment with circulating Kindles loaded with leisure reading titles. The pilot program wa...
Champagne wishes, caviar dreams: incorporating ereaders into leisure reading while on a beer budget [Slides] 2011 165 Slides from a presentation on the use of e-readers, specifically Kindles, for delivery of leisure reading content in an academic library. Delivered November 3, 2011 at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC. Co-presented by Anna Craft, Elisabeth...
Civil Rights Greensboro and the Women Veterans Historical Project: Migrating existing digital collections into CONTENTdm [Slides] 2015 267 Slides from a presentation on UNCG's effort to migrate two of their most visible digital collections from an internally developed content management system into CONTENTdm. The process used was a collaborative effort that involved four groups within t...
The Craft Revival Project: library leadership in creating connections between small cultural institutions 2010 562 The Craft Revival Project is a collaborative digital project partnering a mid-sized academic library with six small cultural heritage institutions in order to document the historic effort to revive handmade crafts in the western part of North Carolin...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery 2013 879 In the fall of 2011, The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro embarked on the digitization of a collection of approximately 250 historical scrapbooks that documented university history and spanned most of the twentie...
Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery [Slides] 2013 537 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 4, 2013 at the Archiving Conference held at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Sm...
From foundation to tower: building blocks for your library career [Slides] 2013 564 Slides from a presentation on library career stages. Delivered October 18, 2013 at the North Carolina Library Association biennial conference in Winston-Salem, NC. Co-presented by Nataly Blas, Anna Craft, Beth Filar Williams, and Mary Krautter.
Help, we started a journal! : adventures in supporting open access publishing using Open Journal Systems [slides] 2015 618 Slides with notes from a presentation on library support for open access publishing using Open Journal Systems (OJS). Delivered November 5, 2015 at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC.
Library roles in supporting creation of serials: Open Journal Systems at UNCG [slides] 2016 67 Slides with notes from a presentation discussing roles for librarians in supporting researchers who are creating serials using Open Journal Systems (OJS), an open source journal management and publishing system. This presentation discussed UNCG’s OJS...
Open access / closed coffers: repositioning an institutional repository to reflect reality 2012 177 During 2011, a combination of budgetary and staffing factors led the NC DOCKS institutional repository system at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to restructure its staffing, policies, and procedures, particularly with relation t...
Open access / closed coffers: repositioning an institutional repository to reflect reality [Slides] 2012 64 Slides from a presentation on the restructuring of policies, procedures, and staffing for UNCG's locally-created institutional repository system, NC DOCKS. Delivered November 9, 2012 at the Charleston Conference in Charleston, SC.
Paging through history: lessons learned from a scrapbook digitization project [Slides] 2014 302 Slides from a presentation on an interdepartmental scrapbook digitization project. Delivered April 8, 2014 at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Meeting in Raleigh, NC. Co-presented by David Gwynn, Anna Craft, and Kathelene McCarty Smith.
Research data support at UNCG: A metadata perspective [Slides] 2015 155 Slides from a presentation discussing the integration of support for data set sharing and management in an established institutional repository system, within the larger framework of an academic library that is working to expand its research support ...
Southern Highland Craft Guild 2011 790 The collections of the Southern Highland Craft Guild are available to visitors at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina. Here visitors can explore library and archival materials that document traditional and conte...
Staying relevant: the new technical services [Slides] 2014 328 Slides from a presentation on changes in library technical services careers. Delivered May 13, 2014 at the Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Supporting open access publishing via Open Journal Systems [Slides] 2014 476 Slides from a presentation on open access educational publishing via Open Journal Systems (OJS). Delivered virtually on October 22, 2014 as part of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) virtual conference, "Using the Web as an E-Cont...
Supporting research data: a collaborative library approach [Slides] 2016 58 Slides from a presentation discussing the UNCG University Libraries' research data management services, which strive to best meet the needs of the campuses while also maximizing limited resources. At UNCG, librarians collaborate across departments to...
Thinking outside the search box: redefining roles for catalogers in an academic library [Slides] 2012 276 Slides from a presentation on the changing role of the cataloger in academic libraries. Delivered June 24, 2012 at the ALCTS Metadata Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual conference held in Anaheim, CA. Co-presented by Anna Craft and David Gwynn....
Thinking practically about metadata for digital projects in your library [Slides] 2011 80 Slides from a presentation on metadata basics for library projects. Delivered October 6, 2011 at the North Carolina Library Association biennial conference in Hickory. Co-presented by Anna Craft and Elizabeth Gregg.
What exactly do you do here, anyway? : advocating for technical services in our libraries [Slides] 2012 85 Slides from a presentation on advocating for technical services in libraries. Delivered October 22, 2012 at the North Carolina Library Association Resources and Technical Services Section workshop held at The University of North Carolina at Greensbor...