One Thing Thursday: How did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?

Here is one thing for this week: How did the most beautiful library in America get demolished? Also, dear friends and readers - I am a little burnt out on the five things a week format of this blog. I welcome suggestions for content and format alike. How about 10 things on the 10th -… Continue reading One Thing Thursday: How did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?

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5 Things Thursday: Search-Based Architecture, Taxonomy Bootcamp, Carl Sagan

Here are five more things: Getting a crash course in organizing information at Taxonomy Boot Camp. Another DAM Podcast talks to Frank DeCarlo about pre-media. What is search-based architecture? The Carl Sagan collection. Should libraries think more like entrepreneurs? BONUS: Use cases for graph databases.

5 Things Thursday: DPLA, DAM, East Germany and Dolls?

Here are five things to amaze and amuse: DPLA is hosting a Metadata Aggregation Webinar January 22nd. How do you select the best DAM solution? East German Stasi files open to public online for first time. Awesome wiki about Special Collections and Social Media. Learn the 17 things you can check out of libraries including… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: DPLA, DAM, East Germany and Dolls?

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: 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: 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...