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Library Services Platform Manager

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Mike Waugh
Contact:
1201 N. Third Street
Suit 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225.219.7168

About Mike

Mike Waugh joined LOUIS in June 2018. Previously he worked at LSU Libraries as the Head of Technology Development and Management and Systems Librarian, where he gained experience working on integrated library systems such as SirsiDynix Symphony and BLUEcloud applications and discovery services such as EBSCO Discovery Service. He worked on a variety of library technology projects, including the Louisiana Digital Library (migrated to the open source Islandora platform), and new installations of ArchivesSpace and Aeon. In the midst of working on these projects, Mike developed expertise in technology project planning, particularly agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban. He became a certified ScrumMaster and facilitated project planning for a team of developers and librarians.

Mike received both his Masters of Library and Information Science and his bachelor's degree in creative writing from Louisiana State University. He started working in 2001 for East Baton Rouge Parish Library, and worked there for ten years in a variety of roles, in computer services where his major projects included migrating the library system from GEAC to V-Smart, developing the library's website, and hosting weekly storytimes as a children's librarian.

Mike is a member of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana and grew up on the reservation in Charenton, Louisiana.

Presentations

Waugh, M., and Key, C. "Creating a Reproducible Metadata Transformation Pipeline Using Technology Best Practices". Digital Initiatives Symposium. San Diego, CA. April 2018.

Waugh, M., Comeaux, D. and Frank, E. "Re-assessing Web-Scale Discovery: a Longitudinal Look at Perceptions (Poster Session)". LITA Forum. Denver, CO. November 2017.

Waugh, M., Kelly, E. and Key, C. "Teaching with the Louisiana Digital Library". LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2017.

Waugh, M., Comeaux, D. and Frank, E. "Assessing and Testing EDS". LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2017.

Waugh, M. "Using Trello for Collaborative Project Management". LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2017.

Waugh, M. "Building an Agile Team". LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2016.

Waugh, M. and Frierson, E. "EBSCO and SirsiDynix Product Integration and Partnership". EBSCO User Group for EDS Customers. Boston, MA. May 2016.

Waugh, M. "Data Wrangling with Open Refine". Learning with LOUIS webinar. April 2016.

Waugh, M., Frank, E. and Comeaux, D. "e-Books as Course Materials: Demonstrating Value with 'Free Textbooks'". Electronic Resources and Libraries. Austin, TX. April 2016.

Waugh, M. and Tillay, R. "Data Wrangling with OpenRefine." LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2015.

Waugh, M., Frank, E., and Comeaux, D. "LSU's E-Textbooks Project: Strategy, Implementation, and Moving Forward." LOUIS Users Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2015.

Waugh, M. "Using OpenRefine to Analyze and Clean Data from Symphony and e-Library". Customers of SirsiDynix User Group (COSUGI) Conference. Portland, OR. April 2015.

Waugh, M. and Frank, E. "EDS in Moodle." Learning With LOUIS webinar. November 2014.

Waugh, M., Frank, E. and Frierson, E. "Implementing a Library Reading List Tool in a Learning Management System." LITA National Forum. Albuquerque, NM. November 2014.

Waugh, M. and Palermo, N. "Configuring and Using OCLC's WorldCat Discovery Services." LOUIS User's Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2014.

Waugh, M., Comeaux, D. and Frank, E. "A Usability Assessment of EBSCO Discovery Service." LOUIS User's Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. October 2014.

Waugh, M. et al. "Third-Party Discovery Layers: A Panel Discussion". Customers of SirsiDynix User Group (COSUGI) Conference, Detroit, MI. May 2014.

Waugh, M. and Frierson, E. "Course Readings in Learning Management Systems". CNI Spring 2014. April 2014.

Waugh, M., Griffin, L., and Nicholson, J. "RDA Blast Off at LSU Libraries", Louisiana Library Association Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 2013.

Waugh, M. and Stigall, Lisa, "From Discovery to Delivery", Louisiana Library Association Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, March 2013.

Waugh, M. et al. "Discovery Layer Panel Discussion", Customers of SirsiDynix User Group (COSUGI) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. March 2013.

Waugh. M. "Learning with LOUIS: EDS Tips and Tricks". Learning With LOUIS webinar. March 21, 2013.

Waugh, M. and Braunstein, S. "Herding Stats: Best Practices for Collecting and Reporting Library Statistics", LOUIS Users Conference (LUC), Port Allen, La. October 2013.

Waugh, M. "Customizing Discovery". LOUIS Users Conference (LUC), Port Allen, LA. October 2013.