5 Things Thursday: Rare Books, Maps, Digital Collections

This is my 500th post for Mod Librarian! Celebrate and check out these 5 things:

  1. Two books on map cataloging by Paige Andrew of Penn State University Libraries – one on RDA and maps, the other basics of sheet maps.
  2. Here is an interesting interview with Digital Archivist at UCLA Gloria Gonzalez.
  3. I’ve been thinking a bit about DCRM. What is it best used for? How can it be incorporated or mixed with standard public library standards like AACR2 and RDA?
  4. This is a funny set of posts with some real insights into the shortcomings of MARC, XML, RDA and other bright ideas for the library world.
  5. Oh to be a fly on the wall at this conference – New Spaces for Old Books.

BONUS ROUND: Our department is considering implementing some level of custom classification to our specialized collection focused on local history. Here are some examples I have found of libraries doing just that (or having done that in the past. Please share your experiences if you know of more or especially systems for a particular topic (like history and genealogy).


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