Here are 5 things to discuss and consider:
- From Digitization 101, a video about the Grateful Dead archive at UC Santa Cruz. Although I did not have time to watch it all, it is always fascinating to hear how collections based on popular culture come together from acquisition to processing. And, imagine the crowdsourcing possible with that loyal fan base…
- Should library catalog metadata be open licensing or public domain and what are the major differences? This post on Creative Commons spells it all out for you as well as making a good case for simply sticking with the CC0 Public Domain Dedication for catalog data. I agree!
- Just for fun, the difference between data and metadata as illustrated by the Simpsons.
- Another great DAM article from Henrik de Gyor on version control – a topic that many people do not adequately understand especially in regard to the importance in a DAM system. If I had a penny for every time I tried to explain the difference between a version of an asset and a variation, revision, rendition, etc. I would have many pennies.
- From the recent IFLA conference in Helsinki, a code of ethics for librarians and other information professionals. An interesting read for any librarian in any country pondering their place in the information dispersal business.
BONUS: Paper from IFLA from Daryl Green on Utilizing social media to promote Special Collections: What works and what doesn’t. Practical ideas on harnessing the power of social media to promote collections and break free of the “age-old tweedy perception” of Special Collections.