5 Things Thursday: BISAC, DAM, Special Collections

Here are five more things to consider: Some fine resources on switching to a BISAC classification system - Dewey We or Don't We? Hack Lib School on surviving cataloging class. How do people (especially kids) name things? A fascinating study of naming and ordering in special collections. Book - Digital Asset Management for Photographers. Librarian… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: BISAC, DAM, Special Collections

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5 Things Thursday: Postcard Collection, Happy National Library Week, DAM

Here are five wonderful things: Happy National Library Week! Check out this fantastic postcard collection online at the Tacoma Public Library. What is DAM? America's libraries photographed. And yes, The Seattle Public Library makes it again. I want this book on Description: Innovative Practices for Libraries and Special Collections.

5 Things Thursday: Archivists, RDA Express, DAM Infographic

Here are five plus things to ponder: Where do archivists belong? Figure that out, then look at this link to DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) to get inspired and finally, take this survey on preservation of social media. Check out this nifty infographic on the business case for digital asset management (DAM). This sounds… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Archivists, RDA Express, DAM Infographic

5 Things Thursday: Subject Headings, Reader’s Advisory, Shutterstock

Here are five super things: A colleague hipped me to this fabulous online collection from the Wisconsin Historical Society. My favorite part - the subject heading lists to aid in searching. Want a nice presentation on best practices for music cataloging in RDA and MARC? Look here. Wow! Shutterstock, becoming a major player in the… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Subject Headings, Reader’s Advisory, Shutterstock

5 Things Thursday: DAM, SPL Book Sorting, Digital Video

Here are five amazing things to knock your socks off this week: Did you ever see an RFID book sorting system in action? Here is the one used at the Central location of The Seattle Public Library as well as some stats and information. Ian Matzen compiled some information on describing digital video which is… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: DAM, SPL Book Sorting, Digital Video