Here are five things to discuss at holiday parties. 5 Things will be taking a much needed break next week returning January 3, 2013 (unless the Mayans were right):
1. Check out this archive of book covers. Yummy for designers and bibliophiles alike.
2. Scientific American explores metadata with a holiday themed twist.
3. Want a nice compilation of digital image collections online? Scott Spicer has done the work for you here on ALA Connect.
4. Just in time for holiday photos – a guide to photo metadata fields.
5. And for more stunning photo archives, take a look at the collaboration between the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana on migration.
Finally, happy holidays to all and enjoy this slightly creepy Christmas postcard from my favorite NYPL digital collection.