5 Things Thursday: Library Stories, SIMP for CONTENTdm, Digitized Manuscripts

Here are five substantial things for this week:

  1. 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?
  2. Wow – ever need a giant list of digitized manuscripts? Here is one now.
  3. Want to know more about the varied life of an academic librarian?
  4. Four great looking books on innovative practices in archives and special collections.
  5. Forty seven library stories you may have missed in June. Some really good stuff here.

5 Things Thursday: Salaries, Rare Books, Metadata

Here are five more things for librarians and fans of information organization:

  1. Some statistics on employment for librarians and salaries from Library Journal.
  2. Your rare book questions answered here in a comprehensive FAQ page from RBMS.
  3. Five tips for librarians using web metrics.
  4. Metadata, Schema.org and getting your digital collections noticed.
  5. More summaries of RBMS conference – one on copyright and another on all the plenaries.

5 Things Thursday: Retrofitting Special Collections, DAM Books

Here are five more things:

  1. 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.
  2. Summer reading list of DAM books thanks to Henrik de Gyor.
  3. Comprehensive summary of Retrofitting Special Collections #RBMS conference highlights.
  4. 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.
  5. While you are awaiting slides from the BIBFRAME presentation at RBMS, check out Aislinn Sotelo on Context Collisions.