5 Things Thursday: Retrofitting Special Collections, DAM Books

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… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Retrofitting Special Collections, DAM Books

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5 Things Thursday: CONTENTdm, Secret Libraries, Online Classes

Here are five more library-related things to amaze you. Stephen Abram summarizes ALA's 2014 State of America's Libraries report. Check out these Secret Libraries of New York City. I know what I'll be doing on vacation in the fall... Where can you find some affordable online courses on library topics like metadata, RDA, and XML?… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: CONTENTdm, Secret Libraries, Online Classes

5 Things Thursday: Local History, EAD, Web Archives

Here are five more things... A little local history find for Seattle folks - "Lost Eddie Sato World's Fair Photos Now Found." The slides were at a discount store in Chicago. Pretty mod stuff! Why archive websites? This article from LOC tells you about the why and what of web archiving. I've been looking for… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Local History, EAD, Web Archives

5 Things Thursday: Cataloging, Rare Books, Future

Here are five things and a question: Should you take a cataloging course in grad school? Hack Lib School says yes and I say heck yeah! Want to learn more about rare books and go to California? California Rare Book School has some fabulous offerings. I hope to attend someday. Really nice job on CONTENTdm… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Cataloging, Rare Books, Future

5 Things Thursday: Vegas, baby!, Problem Solving, Getty Research

Here are five more things: This company features vintage Vegas images from UNLV Special Collections. Cool! Interesting CONTENTdm ideas from Tim Shearer of UNC. Library technology webinars on everything from digital media labs to online volunteers from Tech Soup. How fabulous is the Getty Research Portal? U.S. libraries are community problem solvers. Yes they are...