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?
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.
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?
Here are five things for you! Are you in Seattle on October 28th? Go to the Central Library for a special program Voices from Beyond the Grave: Stories from Seattle Cemeteries. How much do I love metadata games? DAM user expectations... Librarians reactions to Pew study on social media. Library research in the 1980's.
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
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.
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...
Here are more than 5 things for your Thursday: Want to view a fascinating documentary on National Geographic archivist Bill Bonner? This seems like a dreamy job, white gloves and all... Metadata Matters asks us why are we waiting for the ILS to change? This seems hard to manage, but intriguing. North Carolina State University… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Nat Geo Archives, NYPL, ILS, Google Glass
Here are five interesting things: The Seattle Chapter of ASIS&T posted a video of a talk by Andrew Szydlowski of Serials Solutions speaking to University of Washington students about his career trajectory from traditional library to technology metadata wrangler. Really interesting information for students of all kinds, as well as librarians wondering about the corporate… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Taxonomy, Serials Solutions, NARA
Here are five super cool things: The American Library Association announced that they will begin work on an action plan for U.S. libraries with support from a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. An insightful post on what some people do not avail themselves of the wonders of the public library. Among… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Music, DAM