Here are the five things to ponder this week:
- Interested in 35 Powerful Cloud Tools for Librarians? Some obvious ones like WorldCat, some not so obvious like freshdesk.
- The Accidental Taxonomist discusses card sorting and taxonomies. All in all, card sorting is a very useful tool and can be done with index cards or a web based application. If you haven’t tried it, I highly encourage it!
- How do taxonomies help news organizations understand their content?
- Are you in the UK? Want to attend a conference there on Digital Asset Management for Museums? Who wouldn’t?
- Here is a question I have asked myself – what is linked data and why should I care? Lots of resources here to help you start understanding and caring…
Here are five great things:
- Before there were rules about patron confidentiality, Elvis autographed this library card to check out a book.
- Read this paper on the rising importance of Special Collections (my favorite!).
- Are you aware that Hack Library School compiled an entire useful e-book?
- Thank goodness, NYPL rethinks its redesign. Read about it here.
- Extensis has developed an ROI calculator for DAM. It really is worth it…
Here are your five things:
- Do you want your mom to understand metadata? Have her read this!
- How are modern libraries branching out? Check out this NPR story.
- Are you interested in Aboriginal culture? Well, the world’s largest collection will soon be online.
- Here are 32 great free webinars for librarians being offered in September. Lots of information on the affordable care act, fall books, homelessness, embedded librarianship, etc.
- Need some resources to demonstrate the value of libraries? Stephen Abram has compiled quite a list.