From the NYPL Digital Collections – why is this naked kid cooking a turkey wearing just an apron?
Here are five interesting things:
- The Seattle Chapter of ASIS&T posted a video of a talk by Andrew Szydlowski of Serials Solutions speaking to University of Washington students about his career trajectory from traditional library to technology metadata wrangler. Really interesting information for students of all kinds, as well as librarians wondering about the corporate side of librarianship at a cool company. Advice: take a project management course…
- Check out these Thanksgiving themed films from the archives at NARA. My favorite – U.S. Navy cooks preparing turkeys as if they are Julia Child.
- Don’t taxonomists love lists? Alice Redmond-Neal writes an insightful post on how taxonomists can leverage their love of lists into actionable knowledge and touches on SEO, tagging, metrics and integration.
- Did you know that Serials Solutions (a ProQuest company) posts informational webinars? Even if you do not use their products specifically, these webinars touch on major points in discovery services, customization of products for libraries, usage statistics and reporting. Free!
- From Caro Pinto at In the Library With the Lead Pipe, a post on designing the future of libraries.
Here are five super cool things:
- The American Library Association announced that they will begin work on an action plan for U.S. libraries with support from a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- An insightful post on what some people do not avail themselves of the wonders of the public library. Among the reasons – the need for instant gratification, e-reading, bad WiFi. Funny, I just go for the free books…
- Ever think about your digital asset management system in terms of the people that use and maintain it? Here is a great audio presentation on The People Aspects of DAM.
- Taxonomy addicts rejoice. Heather Hedden, the accidental taxonomist, has added her Taxonomy Bootcamp presentation here.
- Creating context for digital music files can be achieved with metadata. Check out this post from the LOC.
Here are 5 things for your consideration:
- There is a cool article in the print issue of ALA’s American Libraries currently on the collections being made available at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Check out the digital collections here.
- Interested in an archive of fashion videos? I am – especially the gems from the 1950’s found here.
- Would you like a thesaurus, vocabulary or taxonomy? Check out TaxoBank.
- Want information about information architecture that goes beyond websites, apps and screens? UX Matters is on the case.
- Ever think about running DAM systems for multiple clients? Picturepark may have a solution.