5 Things Thursday: Axle, Archives, AquaBrowser

Here are five things for your consideration:

  1. Need a super simple DAM system for video? Check out Axle.
  2. The British Library has posted some fetching public domain work on Flickr. Lovely collection!
  3. Want to learn more about ProQuest librarian Tracey Griffith? She works on AquaBrowser and gives some valuable information for aspiring library professionals.
  4. Ever think about using Wikipedia strategically to link to digital collections? Well, read this article on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  5. Finally, a digital archive of historic Ford ephemera. Check out this post about the digitization project.

Web-Scale Discovery

I’ve been doing a lot of research on web-scale discovery services lately. This article published on Information Today yesterday by Athena Hopper is extremely comprehensive.

The division between the central index and the discovery layer is explained, major players in the WSD market are contrasted, and the article wraps up with a useful list of considerations, as well as examples of library implementations by product.