5 Things Thursday: Nat Geo Archives, NYPL, ILS, Google Glass

Here are more than 5 things for your Thursday:

  1. Want to view a fascinating documentary on National Geographic archivist Bill Bonner? This seems like a dreamy job, white gloves and all…
  2. Metadata Matters asks us why are we waiting for the ILS to change?
  3. This seems hard to manage, but intriguing. North Carolina State University Libraries are now lending Google Glass.
  4. Do you have 164 minutes? Read this – Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World by R. David Lankes.
  5. NYPL presents absurd vintage skating photos.

5 Things Thursday: FRBR, Special Collections, Cataloging, Librarians

In honor of my first week of work at my new job as Catalog Librarian, Special Collections at The Seattle Public Library, here are five wonderful things:

  1. Do you understand FRBR? Here is an insightful post on FRBR, conceptual modeling and lots of formerly confusing stuff. Take a few readings to digest this information before the light bulb goes on.
  2. What do archivists do when processing special collections materials? The Iowa State University Special Collections blog takes on that question.
  3. Wow. Comparing the process of weeding library materials to weeding out ineffective librarians. Controversy!
  4. Just what I need right now – cataloging resources from INALJ. All the usual suspects in one handy post.
  5. This music video was shot in my very first library – the Hazleton Area Public Library. Makes libraries and librarians look super cool!