5 Things Thursday: DAM; Adjusting; Cataloging

Here are five things for this week:I found a great article about adjusting to a new library workplace by Joanne Oud. While this examines only academic librarians, I'd say the topics apply to any type of library including things like actual job differing from job description.Are catalogers sometimes like art history detectives? I think so...Five steps for… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: DAM; Adjusting; Cataloging

5 Things Thursday: DAM, Special Collections, Primary Sources

Five things straight from my iPhone. Forgive typos please! 1. Is digital asset management a perfect career path for librarians? I think so and INALJ agrees. 2. Are MLIS programs teaching students how to catalog a variety of formats and materials? Nope. 3. ALA presents comprehensive study on special collections. 4. Do projects requiring students… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: DAM, Special Collections, Primary Sources

5 Things Thursday: Librarians, Seed Catalogs, Archival Resources

Here are five things to expand your library minds: Five things that people don't realize librarians do. Because they just read books all day... Fabulous resource page from The National Archives in the UK. The section on Practical Guidance is particularly compelling. Lovely collection of seed catalogs in a digital archive from the USDA. Take… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Librarians, Seed Catalogs, Archival Resources

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