5 Things Thursday: Card Sorting, Get a Job, ALA, DAM, Rock and Roll

Here are 5 things. What a week!

  1. Is online card sorting even better than the real thing (meaning real index cards)? I have done both and each has its pros and cons.
  2. Here are some tips for new students looking for library jobs. The only other thing I would add to this list is to make the job search like a mandatory course for your last semester/quarter of the MLIS. Make a spreadsheet, set up automatic feeds for job listings, network your patootie off…
  3. The Association for Library Collections &Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), with the support of Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), divisions of the American Library Association, are pleased to announce the formation of the ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee. Great news for those concerned about bibliographic standards.
  4. Here is a glimpse how digital asset management can help with municipal budgets. I don’t know about you, but my focus is creative assets leaves me intrigued by how other types of organizations use DAM.
  5. Did you know that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a library and archive? From Clive Davis’ correspondance to the Soul Asylum collection, this could be very interesting.



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