Here is a holiday edition of 10 Things for your perusal:
- I love these WPA posters at the Library of Congress.
- We could all use this news literacy toolkit for unearthing fake news.
- Harvesting government history in preparation for the new U.S. administration.
- Good times here in the U.S. – fears of Trump prompt Internet Archive to create mirror site in Canada.
- From the Getty – the curse of ambiguous metadata fields on The Iris.
- The Seattle Public Library’s Special Collections on Native American heritage.
- An introduction to metadata and taxonomy from Robert Godino.
- How about metadata in electronic records management from the National Archives?
- From Cooper Hewitt – two articles on mass digitization: workflows and barcodes and digital asset management.
- Finally, check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives.
Have a happy season!
Here are some refreshing and non-political musings on librarian stuff:
- Bourbon Whiskey, Controlled Vocabularies, and Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Google Testing New Schema Markup for ‘Science Datasets’
- Taxonomy and Terminology: The Crossroad of Controlled Vocabulary
- Digital imagery reveals secrets of 800-year-old ‘royal’ book
- From the folks at Factor: Implementing Taxonomies and IA, Ensuring Success
- From Hack Library School: Digital, Digital, Digital: Content & Collections
- The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age
- Another DAM Podcast interview with Stacey McKeever from Team One on Digital Asset Management
- Counting Content: Using Numbers to Turn Research Into Content Strategy
- From the Getty: Metadata Specialists Share Their Challenges, Defeats, and Triumphs
Enjoy autumn and these 10 things:
- Help the Huntington Library decode civil war telegrams.
- Hack Library School on metadata and cataloging.
- What do Content Strategists do?
- Recordings of the webinar on controlled vocabularies from COAR.
- More crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress Law Library.
- What is SKOS and is there an open source tool for that?
- Be a fly on the wall at the NYC DAM Meetup.
- Check out the Getty Research Portal.
- Confronting the myths of coding and librarianship.
- The power of babble – insights on metadata and elephants.
Here are ten things to kick off autumn:
- Why do content marketers need digital librarians?
- Another DAM Podcast interview with Jan Delos Santos from RPA.
- Dublin Core versus Schema Markup.
- How to not fail at taxonomy by Emily Kolvitz.
- What is metadata and why is it as important as the data itself? BONUS: Metadata and DAM by the other Kevin Bacon.
- Advantages of a graph-based metadata repository.
- Metadata Boot Camp!
- NYPL reading room renovation.
- Check out Outside the Lines – libraries reintroduced.
- What is back-end content strategy anyway?
Also, Seattle folks – save the date for InfoCamp on October 22nd!
Here are ten stupendous things to consider:
- Check out this review of David Diamond’s Metadata for Content Management. I am not all the way through the book yet, but the section describing the concepts of metadata, taxonomy, and controlled vocabulary is simple and elegant.
- How does Comedy Central use digital asset management to find the funny.
- Autotagging is one way to streamline digital asset management.
- Well formed metadata and library discovery.
- Nice post on the basics of taxonomy by my former classmate Theresa Putkey.
- From SAA, Archival Outlook for July and August has a good article on linked data and more.
- Photos from the world’s oldest operating photo studio.
- Bookshelves to big data at the New School.
- A primer on digital asset management from CCO magazine.
- Cat librarians.
Here are ten things to consider along with your beach reading:
- How an archive of the Internet could change history.
- Another DAM Podcast interview with Liana Cave of KFC.
- Sharing content ownership in large organizations.
- A musical number about metadata in video form.
- Catalog librarians, reference librarians and cross training.
- Principles of Linked Data.
- The American Society for Indexing on Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabulary.
- Energize your DAM skills as an intrapreneur.
- Bringing special collections into today.
- UCLA Archive launches Kirk Douglas celebration.
An odd way to celebrate the Fourth of July by Mennen courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections.