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00:00:00 - Beginning of interview 00:00:29 - Interviewee Background and Structure of UW Colleges Libraries

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Ok, so what brought you to the UW Colleges?

Segment Synopsis: Discusses position as a librarian at a UW College campus and role as Executive Director of the library system. Discusses development of library catalog and services at the UW Colleges, and administrative structure of the library system. Moves into discussion of impact of regionalization on library system and administration. Discusses structure of campuses and relationship between library operations, campuses, and building/buying collections around college curriculum.

Keywords: UW Colleges; administrative affairs; governance; library services; organizational structure; regionalization; restructuring; staff; staff culture

00:08:42 - Centralization of Services and Impact of Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: So obviously that's the change after the initial restructuring

Segment Synopsis: Discusses movement toward centralization of libraries, change in this model due to restructuring, and later alignment with four year campuses. Discusses differences between paces of four year receiving institutions.

Keywords: UW Colleges; administrative affairs; centralization; library services; organizational structure; restructuring; staff culture

00:14:05 - Centralization of Library Services and Decision-making during Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: So where was it important for you to be involved um in decision making

Segment Synopsis: Discusses centralization of budget for libraries collections and administration, and operations as a consortium. Moves into discussion of role on libraries functional team at the Steering Committee, and movement of staff after restructuring.

Keywords: UW Colleges; community relations; financial affairs; library services; restructuring; staff; student services

00:20:45 - Student Information Systems and Library Resources during Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Could you expand on why that kind of lag occurred

Segment Synopsis: Discusses IT and student information services (SIS) as they relate to library catalogs. Discusses models of different courses/course delivery within the UW System and the UW College system, and how decisions at the system level in academic affairs and enrollment influence libraries and access to catalog resources for students.

Keywords: UW Colleges; enrollment; financial aid; information system; library system; restructuring

00:28:16 - Mission of UW Colleges and Negotiation/Distribution of Library Resources

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Partial Transcript: JC: Right, right. Our faculty were very excited, so you know

Segment Synopsis: Discusses mission of the former UW Colleges libraries, and relationship between library mission and resources. Moves into discussion of negotiation of library resources, and building courses alongside resources. Talks about standardizing information literacy and collections across the former UW Colleges campus.

Keywords: UW Colleges; branch campus mission; library system; mission; non-traditional students; receiving campus mission; restructuring

00:35:28 - Culture of the UW Colleges Libraries and User Services

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Partial Transcript: LEH: I think some of that goes a little bit into the question

Segment Synopsis: Discusses culture of UW College libraries and demographics of libraries, and culture between staff members/within the library profession at the UW College libraries. Discusses ILS and user services within UW library services, and shared sense of collaboration.

Keywords: UW Colleges; Wisconsin Idea; community relations; county relations; library services; library system; restructuring; shared services

00:42:54 - UW Online and the UW Colleges Libraries

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Yeah, I'm kind of curious, you talked a little bit about UW Online

Segment Synopsis: Discusses opportunities for student transfer and structure of UW Online faculty/course delivery. Talks about relationship between online classes and library instructional services, and how that relationship has changed over time.

Keywords: UW Colleges; UW Online; UW System; library instruction; library services; online programs; restructuring

00:50:06 - Information Systems and Resources between UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Its a really interesting kind of need that needs to be filled

Segment Synopsis: Discusses distance education and authentication of resources between institutions and faculty.

Keywords: UW Colleges; enrollment; faculty; library services; restructuring; student information system; student services; teaching

00:54:21 - Open Educational Resources/Initiatives and the UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Yeah, so you talked a little bit about open education

Segment Synopsis: Discusses intellectual property rights and publishing market, delivery of resources to students, and the capabilities of live online resources. Moves into discussion of open education textbook initiative and opportunity of UW Colleges to create courses with open education resources. Discusses change of open resource program due to restructuring. Discusses format of the UW Colleges and ability to make change.

Keywords: UW Colleges; accessibility; library services; library system; open education; restructuring

01:05:48 - Discussion of Announcement of Restructuring

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Talked a little bit about working groups, let's go with number five

Segment Synopsis: Discusses announcement of restructuring in newspaper, and feelings of surprise surrounding announcement. Talks about motivations behind decision making, demographics of the former UW Colleges, and long term plan beyond restructuring.

Keywords: UW Colleges; communication; restructuring; staff; staff culture

01:15:22 - Staff Reactions and Culture of the UW Colleges

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Partial Transcript: LEH: And um... what were your colleagues thinking during this process?

Segment Synopsis: Discusses personal nature of reactions, sacrifices of UW staff, and culture of the UW System.

Keywords: UW Colleges; UW System; faculty; mission; restructuring; staff; staff culture

01:21:51 - Final Thoughts

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Partial Transcript: LEH: Alright.. well I see you have some notes, is there anything else you'd like to add?

Segment Synopsis: Talks about the process of restructuring, different inputs from different places, and uncertainty of the process.

Keywords: UW Colleges; communication; community relations; restructuring

01:24:57 - End of Interview