5 Things Thursday: Librarians, Seed Catalogs, Archival Resources

Here are five things to expand your library minds: Five things that people don't realize librarians do. Because they just read books all day... Fabulous resource page from The National Archives in the UK. The section on Practical Guidance is particularly compelling. Lovely collection of seed catalogs in a digital archive from the USDA. Take… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Librarians, Seed Catalogs, Archival Resources

5 Things Thursday: BISAC, DAM, Special Collections

Here are five more things to consider: Some fine resources on switching to a BISAC classification system - Dewey We or Don't We? Hack Lib School on surviving cataloging class. How do people (especially kids) name things? A fascinating study of naming and ordering in special collections. Book - Digital Asset Management for Photographers. Librarian… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: BISAC, DAM, Special Collections

5 Things Thursday: CONTENTdm, Secret Libraries, Online Classes

Here are five more library-related things to amaze you. Stephen Abram summarizes ALA's 2014 State of America's Libraries report. Check out these Secret Libraries of New York City. I know what I'll be doing on vacation in the fall... Where can you find some affordable online courses on library topics like metadata, RDA, and XML?… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: CONTENTdm, Secret Libraries, Online Classes

5 Things Thursday: Local History, EAD, Web Archives

Here are five more things... A little local history find for Seattle folks - "Lost Eddie Sato World's Fair Photos Now Found." The slides were at a discount store in Chicago. Pretty mod stuff! Why archive websites? This article from LOC tells you about the why and what of web archiving. I've been looking for… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Local History, EAD, Web Archives