10 Things on the 10th October: SKOS, Metadata, DAM, Crowdsourcing

Enjoy autumn and these 10 things:

  1. Help the Huntington Library decode civil war telegrams.
  2. Hack Library School on metadata and cataloging.
  3. What do Content Strategists do?
  4. Recordings of the webinar on controlled vocabularies from COAR.
  5. More crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress Law Library.
  6. What is SKOS and is there an open source tool for that?
  7. Be a fly on the wall at the NYC DAM Meetup.
  8. Check out the Getty Research Portal.
  9. Confronting the myths of coding and librarianship.
  10. The power of babble – insights on metadata and elephants.

10 Things on the 10th September: Metadata, Content, DAM, Dublin Core and More

Here are ten things to kick off autumn:

  1. Why do content marketers need digital librarians?
  2. Another DAM Podcast interview with Jan Delos Santos from RPA.
  3. Dublin Core versus Schema Markup.
  4. How to not fail at taxonomy by Emily Kolvitz.
  5. What is metadata and why is it as important as the data itself? BONUS: Metadata and DAM by the other Kevin Bacon.
  6. Advantages of a graph-based metadata repository.
  7. Metadata Boot Camp!
  8. NYPL reading room renovation.
  9. Check out Outside the Lines – libraries reintroduced.
  10. What is back-end content strategy anyway?

Also, Seattle folks – save the date for InfoCamp on October 22nd!

10 Things on the 10th August: Cat Librarians, Archives, Taxonomy

Here are ten stupendous things to consider:

  1. 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.
  2. How does Comedy Central use digital asset management to find the funny.
  3. Autotagging is one way to streamline digital asset management.
  4. Well formed metadata and library discovery.
  5. Nice post on the basics of taxonomy by my former classmate Theresa Putkey.
  6. From SAA, Archival Outlook for July and August has a good article on linked data and more.
  7. Photos from the world’s oldest operating photo studio.
  8. Bookshelves to big data at the New School.
  9. A primer on digital asset management from CCO magazine.
  10. Cat librarians.

10 Things on the 10th July Edition: DAM, Taxonomy, and Oh Metadata!

Here are ten things to consider along with your beach reading:

  1. How an archive of the Internet could change history.
  2. Another DAM Podcast interview with Liana Cave of KFC.
  3. Sharing content ownership in large organizations.
  4. A musical number about metadata in video form.
  5. Catalog librarians, reference librarians and cross training.
  6. Principles of Linked Data.
  7. The American Society for Indexing on Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabulary.
  8. Energize your DAM skills as an intrapreneur.
  9. Bringing special collections into today.
  10. UCLA Archive launches Kirk Douglas celebration.

10 Things on the 10th June Edition: Taxonomy, Monty Python, Lisa Grimm

Hello! Here are 10 information-related things to read while enjoying this pre-summer season:

  1. From John Horodyski, how taxonomy can help sort apples, oranges, and tofu.
  2. Another DAM Podcast interview with the fantastic Lisa Grimm.
  3. Some amazing Library of Congress online exhibits including a scrapbook about women’s rights.
  4. Transitioning from XML to RDF is a nice academic paper on considerations for linked data and the semantic web.
  5. Why asset identifiers are really, super important for interoperability.
  6. Digital asset management and the classification conundrum.
  7. Since I am in Edtech now, here are some Bloom’s Taxonomy resources.
  8. Genres, metadata, controlled vocabulary and Shakespeare?
  9. 50 fictional women to obsess over.
  10. The unknown hero that saved Monty Python from being erased.


10 Things on the 20th: Faceted Search, Taxonomy and Awful Library Books

Hello friends,

Apologies for missing 10 Things on the 10th due to my change of address earlier this month. Here are those belated 10 things:

  1. Enjoy these awful library books.
  2. Another DAM Podcast interview with Keith Bloomfield-DeWeese.
  3. Dilbert sends a digital file.
  4. PLOS and linked data – what happened?
  5. All you need to know about digital asset management.
  6. Taxonomy design for CMS.
  7. Measuring the success of your content.
  8. What is faceted search?
  9. Protege open source ontology manager.
  10. John Locke project metadata.