Anna Neatrour
  • Digital Initiatives Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Associate Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Keywords

  • Digital Humanities
  • Metadata
  • Digital Libraries
  • Linked Data
  • Library Technology

Presentations

  • Digital Matters Graduate Fellow and Faculty Grantees Research Talks. “Kennecott Miner Records: a Transcription and Collections as Data Pilot Project.” Neatrour, A., Wittmann, R., Jensen, A. University of Utah . Presentation, Presented, 12/2019.
  • Digital Library Assessment: Celebrating five years of community-driven work. Flynn, K., Kelly, E., Rissmeyer, C. Rosette-Tavares, A., Skates Kettler, H., Thompson, S., Neatrour, A., Perrin, J., Joyce, D., Rubinow, S., Severson, S. Digital Library Federation Forum. Presentation, Presented, 10/2019.
  • Century of Black Mormons. Parshall, A., Turner, J., Neatrour, A., and Reeve, W. P. Mormon History Association Conference. Panel, Presented, 06/2019.
  • Project management and documentation in libraries using git and github. McBride, B. and Neatrour, A. Utah Library Association Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2019.
  • Text Mining, Mining Texts. Cummings, R., Wittmann, R., and Neatrour, A. 4th Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Century of Black Mormons: A Public History Partnership. Reeve, W. P., and Neatrour, A. University of Utah Digital Matters Lab Speaker Series. Presentation, Presented, 12/2018.
  • Meet the New Repository, Different from your Old Repository: Migration Stories from the Front. Melvin, D., Carlson, S., Neatrour, A., Noonan, D., Stein, A., and Washington, A. Digital Library Federation Forum. Panel, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Future/Death of the Library: A Collaborative, Experimental, Introspective Dive into Digital Humanities. Cummings, R., Callaway, L., and Neatrour, A. Digital Library Federation Forum. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Highlights from Digital Exhibits Around the State of Utah. Neatrour, A. Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists Fall Caucus. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Western Name Authority File: An Open Data Approach to Digital Collections Authority Control. Neatrour, A., and Myntti, J. NISO Open Data Projects Virtual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 06/2018.
    https://www.niso.org/events/2018/06/open-data-proj...
  • Western Name Authority File. OCLC Linked Data Roundtable. Myntti, J., and Neatrour, A. ALA Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Digital Exhibitions: Leveling up with OmekaS and collaboration. Elbrader, A. and Neatrour, A. Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Western Name Authority File: Linking People and Corporate Bodies. Myntti, J. and Neatrour, A. Linked Library Data Interest Group, ALA Midwinter Meeting. (2018, February). Presentation, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Future/Death of the Library, A collaborative topic modeling project. Cummings, R., Neatrour, A. and Callaway, E. 3rd Utah Symposium on Digital Humanities. (2018, February). Presentation, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Migratory Paths: Metadata Migration and Planning Workshop. Digital Library Federation Forum. Neatrour, A., Dickson, M., Hardesty, J., Parker, B., Porter, E., Roke, E., Young, J. Presentation, Presented, 10/2017.
    https://sites.google.com/view/migratorypaths/home
  • Western Name Authority File: Preparing Charles Savage for Linked Data. OLAC Conference. Myntti, J. and Neatrour, A. Presentation, Presented, 10/2017.
  • Supercharged Digital Collections: Moving from the slow lane to the fast lane with scalable open source infrastructure. Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Myntti, J., McBride, B., Neatrour, A., Witkowski, A., Maringanti, H., Brunsvik, M.(2017, May). Presentation, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Improving Regional Metadata with the Western Name Authority File Project. DPLA Fest 2017. Neatrour, A. and Myntti, J. Presentation, Presented, 04/2017.
  • The Western Name Authority File: Improving Access for Digital Collections and Archives. Neatrour, A. and Myntti, J. 2017 Digital Humanities Symposium Utah. Presentation, Presented, 02/01/2017.
  • Linking People: Collaborations Between Metadata Librarians and Programmers. Myntti, J., Neatrour, A., and Woolcott, L. Mashcat Conference, Georgia State University. Presentation, Presented, 01/2017.
    http://www.mashcat.info/2017-event/
  • Metadata Migration Managed: Fixing Metadata that was Up to No Good. Myntti, J., Neatrour, A., McBride, B., Witkowski, A., and Miranganti, H. Cataloging Norms Interest Group. ALA Midwinter Meeting. Presentation, Presented, 01/2017.
  • Metadata Support Group. Digital Library Federation Forum. Hardesty, J., Neatrour, A., Woolcott, L., and Parker, B. Discussion session facilitator. Other, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Scaling Authority Control: Issues (and Solutions) for Authorities at the Local, Regional, and National level. Clair, C., Gueguen, G., Harlow, C., Myntti, J., and Neatrour, A. Digital Library Federation Forum. (2016, Nov). Panel, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Library Workflow Exchange: Community Documentation of Best Practices. Woolcott, L., and Neatrour, A. Digital Library Federation Forum. (2016, Nov). Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Library Workflow Exchange: Sharing the ‘How’ of What We Do. Woolcott, L, and Neatrour, A. Presentation at the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section Acquisitions Committee meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando. Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Library Workflow Exchange: Sharing Promotes Efficiency. Woolcott, L., and Neatrour, A. Discussion facilitators, Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando. Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Linking People: Developing Collaborative Regional Vocabularies. Myntti, J. and Neatrour, A. Presentation at the Linked Library Data Interest Group. American Library Association Annual Conference, Orlando. Presentation, Presented, 06/2016.
  • Metadata Managed: How to Clean Data That is Up to No Good. Myntti, J. and Neatrour, A. Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Improving Access to Special Collections by Automating Descriptive Metadata Creation. Breiman, J., Myntti, J., Neatrour, A., Welland, B. Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Presentation, Presented, 05/2016.
  • Your digital humanities are in my library! No, your library is in my digital humanities! How libraries are enabling and engaging in digital humanities projects. Cummings, R. and Neatrour, A. Utah Symposium on the Digital Humanities. Utah Valley University. Presentation, Presented, 02/26/2016.
  • Library Workflow Exchange: Because we’re all tired of asking “Who has already done this?” Mashcat Conference, Simmons College. Neatrour, A. and Woolcott, L. Presentation, Presented, 01/13/2016.
    http://www.mashcat.info/2016-event/
  • Geospatial Recommendations for the Spatially Challenged. Digital Library Federation Forum. Neatrour, A. and Woolcott, L. Poster, Presented, 10/26/2015.
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid...
  • Recommendations from the MWDL Geospatial Discovery Task Force — Update and Resources. Digital Library Federation Forum. Woolcott, L., Neatrour, A., McIntyre, S., and Whittmann, R. Presentation, Presented, 10/26/2015.
  • Automating Controlled Vocabulary Reconciliation. Digital Library Federation Forum. Neatrour, A., and Myntti, J. Presentation, Presented, 10/26/2015.
    http://www.slideshare.net/aneatrour/automating-con...
  • Searching Free Regional and National Digital Libraries. Osher Lifeling Learning Institute Lunch and Learn presentation. Neatrour, A. and Masood, K. Presentation, Presented, 02/11/2015.
  • Providing Metadata from MWDL using Primo’s BriefSearch API. Webinar presented for the Ex Libris ELUNA/IGeLU group. Johnson, T., McIntyre, S., and Neatrour, A. Presentation, Presented, 01/26/2015.
  • Best Practices in Geospatial Metadata Working Session. Presented for the Digital Library Federation Forum. Session Leaders: Liz Woolcott, Utah State University, Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library, Rachel Wittmann, Clemson University, Sandra McIntyre, Mountain West Digital Library, Kristen Jensen, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, Dustin Olson, Utah State University, and Greta Bahnemann, University of Minnesota. Presentation, Presented, 10/29/2014.
    http://www.diglib.org/forums/2014forum/program/07z...
  • MWDL Application Profile - Informational Webinar about the MWDL Metadata Application Profile, used to ensure best practices and metadata consistency for repositories harvested by MWDL. Co-presented with Gina Strack. Presentation, Presented, 09/02/2014.
    http://mwdl.org/events/mwdlApplicationProfile.php
  • Expanding Outreach and Access for Your [digital] Collections: Creating Access for All. Presented for the Western States Government Information Virtual Conference. Speakers: Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library, Richard Prouty, Arizona Memory Project and Jennifer Birnel, Montana Memory Project. Presentation, Presented, 07/09/2014.
    http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/conferenc...
  • Linked Data: It's Easier Than You Think - Presented for the Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Presenters: Jeremy Myntti, Marriott Library and Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library. Presentation, Presented, 05/02/2014.
    http://conference.ula.org/content/linked-data-its-...
  • Providing the On-Ramp to the Digital Public Library of America. Presented for the Utah Library Association Annual Conference. Presenters: Sandra McIntyre, Mountain West Digital Library, Rebekah Cummings, Mountain West Digital Library, and Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library. Presentation, Presented, 05/02/2014.
    http://conference.ula.org/content/providing-ramp-d...
  • Serving as a Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America. Presented for the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries Annual Conference. Moderator and Panel Organizer: Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library Panelists: Jason Roy, Minnesota Digital Library, Tara Carlisle, Portal to Texas History, and Rebekah Cummings, Mountain West Digital Library. Presentation, Presented, 04/28/2014.
    https://conferences.tdl.org/tcdl/index.php/TCDL/TC...
  • Digital Asset Management System Options:Report of the University of Utah Libraries DAM Review Task Force. Presented by: Kinza Masood and Anna Neatrour. Presentation, Presented, 02/06/2014.
    http://mwdl.org/events/DAMS_options.php
  • Harvesting Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol: What Can Your OAI Stream Tell You? Presented by Sandra McIntyre and Anna Neatrour . Presentation, Presented, 12/13/2013.
    http://mwdl.org/events/harvestingOAIprotocol.php

Publications

  • Neatrour, A, Myntti, J. & Wittmann, R (2020). Documenting contemporary regional history: the Utah COVID-19 digital collection. Digital Library Perspectives. Vol. 36, 403-414. Published, 07/20/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/DLP-04-2020-0025
  • Wittmann, R., Neatrour, A., Cummings, R. & Myntti, J. (2019). From Digital Library to Open Datasets Embracing a "Collections as Data" Framework. Information Technology and Libraries. Vol. 38, 49-61. Published, 12/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v38i4.11101
  • Neatrour, A. & Myntti, J. (2019). Western Name Authority File: A Pilot Regional Name Authority Project. Journal of Library Metadata. Vol. 19, 19-38. Published, 05/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2019.1589685
  • Neatrour, A, Cummings, R. & Callaway, E. (2018). Kindles, Card Catalogs, and the Future of Libraries: A Collaborative Digital Humanities Project. Digital Library Perspectives. Vol. 34, 162-187. Published, 08/2018.
    https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DLP...
  • Neatrour, A, Myntti, J., Maringanti, H., Brunsvik, M., McBride, B. & Witkowski, A. (2017). A Clean Sweep: The Tools and Processes of a Successful Metadata Migration. The Journal of Web Librarianship. Published, 11/2017.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/193229...
  • Witkowski, Alan, Neatrour, Anna, Myntti, Jeremy & McBride,Brian (2017). Massive Newspaper Migration — Moving 22 Million Records from CONTENTdm to Solphal. D-Lib Magazine. Vol. 23. Published, 07/2017.
    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july17/witkowski/07witkow...
  • Regional Aggregation and Discovery of Digital Collections: The Mountain West Digital Library. Anna Neatrour, Rebekah Cummings, and Sandra McIntyre. Chapter in Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to a Library's Licensed and Digitized Content, edited by Ken Varnum published by ALA Editions (http://alaeditions.org). Published, 04/2016.
  • Use existing data first: Reconcile metadata before creating new controlled vocabularies. Myntti, J. and Neatrour, A. (2015) Journal of Library Metadata, 15(3-4). doi:10.1080/19386389.2015.1099989. The use of controlled vocabularies is essential in the creation of metadata for digital collections in order to provide consistency and ease of use for patrons and researchers. The University of Utah has been working to clean up metadata for digital collections to ensure that data adheres to best practices with the use of specific, controlled vocabularies. This has included a major data-cleanup project utilizing multiple approaches including a vendor's authority control service, data reconciliation in OpenRefine, and the exploration of different tools used for the creation and maintenance of local controlled vocabularies. Published, 12/11/2015.
  • Roosevelt’s Tree Army: Civilian Conservation Corps. Digital Public Library of America. National digital exhibit. September 2015. http://dp.la/exhibitions/exhibits/show/civilian-conservation-corps. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • The SIMP Tool: Facilitating Digital Library, Metadata, and Preservation Workflow at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library This article presents a case study of the Submission Information Metadata Packaging (SIMP) tool developed at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. The Library designed this platform-independent tool to facilitate the deposit of descriptive metadata and derivative formats into CONTENTdm, the Library's current digital asset management system. It also supports the submission of technical metadata and archival content into the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system. The Marriott Library deliberately developed the SIMP tool to accommodate multiple workflows and ingestion processes in a modular fashion, which allows the Library to easily modify the tool to extend its functionality to other digital asset management and preservation systems or enterprise repositories. Published, 07/15/2014.
    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july14/neatrour/07neatrou...
  • Automating the Production of Map Interfaces for Digital Collections Using Google APIs by Anna Neatrour, Anne Morrow, Ken Rockwell, and Alan Witkowski, The University of Utah D-Lib Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011 Abstract: Many digital libraries are interested in taking advantage of the GIS mapping capabilities provided by Google Maps and Google Earth. The Digital Ventures Division of the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library has successfully completed an innovative automated process in which descriptive metadata in the form of place names was used to determine latitude and longitude coordinates for digital collection items. By enhancing digital collection metadata in this fashion, hundreds of records were updated without data entry from project staff. This article will provide an overview of using the Google application programming interface (API) to return geographic coordinate data, the scripting process with XML digital collection data, and the use of online tools and Microsoft Excel to upload digital collection data to Google Earth and Google Maps. The ability to automate metadata changes opens up a variety of possibilities for digital library administrators and collection managers. Published, 10/2011.
    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september11/neatrour/09ne...
  • Utah Digital Repository Initiative: Building a Support System for Institutional Repositories Karen Estlund and Anna Neatrour As the deployment of institutional repositories (IR) becomes mature, more libraries will take advantage of consortial or regional ties to provide support, training, and expertise in IR development. This support structure is essential for organizations that otherwise would not have the staff, time, or infrastructure to creation an IR. The Utah Digital Repository (http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/utah_ir/), an LSTA grant-funded project, serves as a model for the creation of a statewide repository. This case study will explore the development and growth of institutional repositories in academic libraries in the state of Utah. Built on the existing framework of the Mountain West Digital Library, the Utah Digital Repository project provided a librarian's toolkit, training sessions, outreach, and technical assistance as pilot sites developed an IR. This framework of support ensures that an academic library of any size can launch an institutional repository. A single web site allows users to search the aggregated metadata of multiple institutions. This article includes statistics and survey results in addition to an overview of the development process that will aid other libraries considering the development of similar shared resources. Published, 11/2007.
    http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november07/neatrour/11nea...