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 this survey on Cross Perceptions of Public Services and Technical Services Librarians. I am confused about it because I perform both reference and cataloging functions…
- Truest thing – librarianship (and success) is all about relationships. Read this post about another thing not learned in grad school.
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 parody songs.
BONUS: The Seattle Public Library celebrates ten years of the architectural wonder that is the Central library.
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? Library Juice Academy has some interesting choices.
- The CONTENTdm Southern Users Group meeting has some great topics and speakers – from splash pages to batches to scrapbook collections.
- More perspective from librarians regarding digital collections, complete with three informative videos on launch, support and management.
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 examples of nice finding aids in CONTENTdm. Here are some from the Phillips Library.
- I must watch this webinar now – “Achieving Thresholds for Discovery: Addressing Issues with EAD to Increase Discovery and Access.” Thanks OCLC!
- Check out this Kickstarter project for library advocacy – libraries are more than books!