Here are five things for this week – apologies about the pop ups on some…
- From the brilliant John Horodyski, Digital Asset Innovation.
- Right in my own backyard, University of Washington Special Collections saves film clips.
- Some nifty MARC related tools from Roy Zimmer.
- Controversy over “gay” penguin books in Singapore.
- Mass digitization from scratch on code4lib.
Here are five substantial things for this week:
- What is the SIMP (Submission Information Metadata Packaging) tool developed for use with CONTENTdm and the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system at the University of Utah?
- Wow – ever need a giant list of digitized manuscripts? Here is one now.
- Want to know more about the varied life of an academic librarian?
- Four great looking books on innovative practices in archives and special collections.
- Forty seven library stories you may have missed in June. Some really good stuff here.
Here are five more things for librarians and fans of information organization:
- Some statistics on employment for librarians and salaries from Library Journal.
- Your rare book questions answered here in a comprehensive FAQ page from RBMS.
- Five tips for librarians using web metrics.
- Metadata, Schema.org and getting your digital collections noticed.
- More summaries of RBMS conference – one on copyright and another on all the plenaries.
Here are five more things:
- Cool local history collection from the city of South Perth and the Ransom Center’s First World War digital collection of posters – both powered by CONTENTdm.
- Summer reading list of DAM books thanks to Henrik de Gyor.
- Comprehensive summary of Retrofitting Special Collections #RBMS conference highlights.
- UCSan Diego’s Special Collections Technical Services policies. I need to look at a lot of these while figuring out how to approach our own strategies for the future.
- While you are awaiting slides from the BIBFRAME presentation at RBMS, check out Aislinn Sotelo on Context Collisions.
Happy 3rd of July! Here are 5 things, mostly gleaned from Tweets of the librarians that did attend RBMS and ALA this year.
- Fabulous presentation about spaces for special collections by Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. My favorite comment regarding rows and rows of archival boxes “Amidst the beige and grey,students not only begin to grasp the scope of an institution’s collection and the breadth of formats it contains, but they also begin to appreciate how value is attached to those materials – and just how much of it lives only in material form, and will likely not be digitized any time soon.“
- Slides from Jennifer A. Liss, Metadata Librarian at Indiana University Libraries. I wish I had been able to attend this, but it echoes some of my top concepts – that catalogers need to be visually literate (aboutness, anyone?), that taxonomy is the key to the world of findability, disambiguation and relationships should be paramount. Too bad so much time is spent on MARC records when more time needs to be spent on automating metadata creation and promoting discovery in ways beyond the library catalog…
- Lovely libguide from Purdue University. I am thing we need something like this to help our researchers.
- NCSU Libraries have made their open source tool lentil available. It enables crowdsourcing data for images, like on Instagram. Example here.
- Finally, Franklin Vagnone on the Anarchist Guide to Historic House Museums.