10 Things on the 10th October: DAM Expectations, Linked Data, Vocabulary, Katherine Hepburn

Here are ten things to kick off autumn, pumpkins:

  1. Deb Fanslow on Closing the DAM Expectation Gap.
  2. Another DAM Podcast talks to Mark Leslie from Adidas.
  3. Simplifying photo metadata.
  4. NYPL has a Katherine Hepburn collection.
  5. Edward Gorey’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
  6. More on photo organizing – the genealogical proof standard.
  7. This thesis by Espen Albert contains great information on accessing linked data.
  8. How will AI change search engines?
  9. One knowledge graph to rule them all.
  10. A nice little review of FRBR.

10 Things on the 10th September: NY DAM, Subject Headings, Taxonomies, DBpedia

Here are 10 things to end the summer:

  1. Listen to the audio recording of the NYC DAM Meetup on AI and Automation.
  2. Using MeSH (Medical) subject headings in cataloging.
  3. Sign up for the Digital Asset Management Business Ontology Community Group.
  4. How to use DBpedia: a linked data case study about movies.
  5. Another great overview of taxonomies and why we love them.
  6. A beginner’s guide to natural language processing (NLP).
  7. Keywording Now by Henrik de Gyor available on Kindle.
  8. Ten books on machine learning.
  9. Why data partners should link their vocabulary to Wikidata.
  10. From Duke University Libraries, Squirlicorn, spirit guide of the digital repository.

10 Things on the 10th August: 3D Digitization, Wikidata, DAM, Automated Metadata…

Here are ten library and information-related things:

  1. 3D digitization at the Smithsonian – automation, metadata, and more.
  2. Why data partners should link to Wikidata.
  3. Know your DAM requirements.
  4. Tagging tech interview with Emily Kolvitz.
  5. Keywording alternatives for photography.
  6. Assessing the quality of automated metadata.
  7. How to put an effective metadata strategy in place.
  8. Why connected data is a game changer for financial services.
  9. National Archives universal electronic records management requirements.
  10. Conserving Darwin’s library.

10 Things on the 10th July: Wax Cylinder Archive, DAM, Hipster Coffee Shops, Metadata

Here are ten things for our summer reading club:

  1. Check out the UCSB library of wax cylinder recordings.
  2. The incomparable Ralph Windsor on DAM and interoperability.
  3. A taxonomy of hipster coffee shop names.
  4. Many of the tips in this article by Emily Quan on improving DAM user adoption apply to any enterprise-level content system.
  5. This explanation of the DATS data tag set is useful for anyone trying to establish a data model.
  6. Grafter bills itself as industrial-strength linked data and RDF manufacturing.
  7. From the 2017 IA Summit: Bram Wessel “Was Nate Silver Wrong?
  8. For a belated Independence Day offering, here is an interesting piece by NYPL archives.
  9. How taxonomy improves search at the Huffington Post.
  10. Finally, do you really need a graph database?


10 Things on the 10th June: NLP, Data, Subject Analysis, and Cool Archives

Here are ten things for June:

  1. This sounds like a really amazing day for anyone in Seattle interested in the power of natural language processing.
  2. Can you use deep learning if your data is not that big?
  3. A slightly whimsical, but informative piece on the how to of library subject analysis.
  4. Did you know you can search the LibGuides at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to uncover gem collections like Scrapbooks on the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart or Revolution…Grrrl Style.
  5. How to create your own controlled vocabulary for your Digital Asset Management system or for anything, really…
  6. Decentralized Evolution and Consolidation of RDF Graphs.
  7. Museum Community Letter to Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software Vendors.
  8. Ultimate beach reading list from Harper’s Bazaar.
  9. ASMP Rights Management presentation by Henrik de Gyor.
  10. Do you need a DAM?

BONUS: Free Primary Sources and the Magic of Metadata Harvesters

10 Things on the 10th May: Taxonomy, Brooklyn, Canadians…

Hello! Mod Librarian returns from hiatus. I will be writing from the Big Apple starting next month and I truly appreciate the time off from this blog to get my affairs in order for the relocation. Onwards…

  1. Nice article on the meaning of taxonomy from a UX perspective.
  2. Do you need an authority for specifically Canadian subject headings, eh?
  3. Want to find the best open source graph database projects or solutions?
  4. I can’t wait to explore the Brooklyn Collection in person.
  5. An interview with Dan Piro of the National Hockey League on Another DAM Podcast.
  6. I am very interested in structured content because of its flexibility. And, because I now work on it every day in my current gig.
  7. Summer is approaching – perhaps time for a visit to the Coney Island Collection.
  8. Very thorough DAM reading list from Tim Strehle.
  9. How to measure DAM success. Any article that quotes John Horodyski is a keeper…
  10. The preservation of glass plate negatives.

Coming up next month: I will be writing this from my new home in Brooklyn. East coasters – I hope to finally get a chance to meet many of you in person.

10 Things: Taking a Break

Well, I was hoping that my last post February 10th would garner a lot of interest, community knowledge, and tips.

A lot of people read it, but I received no comments or responses.

In addition, I am going to be managing a major life change in the next few months. As such, Mod Librarian is on indefinite hiatus.

I hope to return in the fall.

Thank you for reading!


Mod Librarian aka Tracy Wolfe