5 Things Thursday: Postcard Collection, Happy National Library Week, DAM

Here are five wonderful things:

  1. Happy National Library Week!
  2. Check out this fantastic postcard collection online at the Tacoma Public Library.
  3. What is DAM?
  4. America’s libraries photographed. And yes, The Seattle Public Library makes it again.
  5. I want this book on Description: Innovative Practices for Libraries and Special Collections.

5 Things Thursday: Cataloging, Rare Books, Future

Here are five things and a question:

  1. Should you take a cataloging course in grad school? Hack Lib School says yes and I say heck yeah!
  2. Want to learn more about rare books and go to California? California Rare Book School has some fabulous offerings. I hope to attend someday.
  3. Really nice job on CONTENTdm collections from Ball State University here.
  4. Does the future for public libraries include a Starbucks? Maybe not, but it does include special patron services and events like theaters or toy lending perhaps.
  5. Library and Archives Canada moves to outsource national catalogue most likely to OCLC.


QUESTION: For Dewey cataloging of 3 dimensional art installations regardless of material, 709 or 730? Discuss.



5 Things Thursday: Vegas, baby!, Problem Solving, Getty Research

Here are five more things:

  1. This company features vintage Vegas images from UNLV Special Collections. Cool!
  2. Interesting CONTENTdm ideas from Tim Shearer of UNC.
  3. Library technology webinars on everything from digital media labs to online volunteers from Tech Soup.
  4. How fabulous is the Getty Research Portal?
  5. U.S. libraries are community problem solvers. Yes they are…