5 Things Thursday: NYPL, DAM’s Gone Wild, Digital Humanities

Many interesting things to peruse this week:

  1. Check out this webinar presented by Picturepark and the talented DAM managers at Harley-Davidson. Turns out, they have similar issues to all DAM administrators and some awesome solutions.
  2. Big news in a big library system – NYPL and Brooklyn merge technical services without attrition! Learn how here.
  3. Want to learn what a Digital Humanities Librarian does? As always, Hack Library School gets the scoop.
  4. How are UC Berkeley researchers going to revolutionize e-books? For one thing, by making them app-based and not web-based.
  5. Am I the only aging hipster sad to miss Exene Cervenka of seminal 80’s band X speaking at the Los Angeles Public Library Foundation?
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Alaska’s Digital Archives

Alaska’s Digital Archives purpose is to provide a single easy to use location for institutions across this state to share their historical resources.

Take a look at this collaborative effort between Alaska’s academic and historical institutions, libraries and museums. It is a truly remarkable unified source for historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout Alaska.

Powered by OCLC’s CONTENTdm, the digital archive includes everything from ethnographic material to newspapers, videos, and of course, lots of information on the Gold Rush.

More than the contents of the collection, the cooperation needed to create this resource, sometimes between organizations unused to information sharing, can serve as an example for any consortium attempting a similar feat.

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MOD LIBRARIAN

Here are five things from the new WordPress blog location. Enjoy!

  1. From Hack Library School, a topic near and dear to my heart – ‘Apply Yourself.’ I have heard too many reticent library students lament that they don’t have the experience to do X, Y or Z. Many people ask how I got my dreamy job. I simply applied. And I show up and work hard every day.
  2. Duke University innovates yet again. Check out this new library service Digitize This Book! Digitization on demand for Duke users could be the wave of the future in helping libraries assess what requires digitization.
  3. One of my favorite lines on Henrik de Gyor’s Another DAM blog “Some vendors like to confuse clients.” Read about the DAM Glossary here.
  4. Check out this interesting and oddly accessible post on Improving Linked Data from Smithsonian Libraries. Even though the subject matter is…

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5 Things Thursday: Just Show Up!, Digitization, DAM, Training

Here are five things from the new WordPress blog location. Enjoy!

  1. From Hack Library School, a topic near and dear to my heart – ‘Apply Yourself.’ I have heard too many reticent library students lament that they don’t have the experience to do X, Y or Z. Many people ask how I got my dreamy job. I simply applied. And I show up and work hard every day.
  2. Duke University innovates yet again. Check out this new library service Digitize This Book! Digitization on demand for Duke users could be the wave of the future in helping libraries assess what requires digitization.
  3. One of my favorite lines on Henrik de Gyor’s Another DAM blog “Some vendors like to confuse clients.” Read about the DAM Glossary here.
  4. Check out this interesting and oddly accessible post on Improving Linked Data from Smithsonian Libraries. Even though the subject matter is botany, the situation applies to any type of unique collection of materials.
  5. Did you know that OCLC offered so much training? Check out the Training Courses here.

BONUS DAM: What’s in a filename? David Riecks can tell us all about naming and the vast importance for providing unique identifiers.

5 Things Thursday: Social Media, DAM, Get a Job

Here are five more tantalizing information related things for Valentine’s Day:

  1. Ten social media tips for libraries that are easy to implement and maintain.
  2. How did the NYPL increase card sign ups by 35% using smart social media?
  3. Want to know how to explain what you do for a living as a digital asset manager? Think iPod…
  4. Another old but awesome post – can a DAM handle rights managed assets?
  5. From the Hiring Librarians website, more stats on getting hired. Ranking high on this list is networking, presenting yourself well and luck. I agree with two out of three, but you make your own luck!