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 more than five things to keep you informed this week: My library, the Central location of The Seattle Public Library made it onto two lists recently - American Public Libraries Great and Small from The New Yorker and Stunning Libraries from Around the World from The Guardian. It really is spectacular. This Dublin… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Cool Libraries, Dublin Core, Bookbinding
Here are five things: Pinterest inks a deal with Getty Images to close a copyright hole by adding Getty metadata. Getty's photos will then be properly attributed. Wonder if this will become a trend? Oh to be a fly on the wall in lovely Monterey, California for Internet Librarian. Here is Librarian in Black reporting… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Internet Librarian (#il2013), Pinterest and Getty Images, Social Media
Here are five things I find interesting: What is a MOOC? A massive open online course, of course. Read about the New Librarianship MOOC here on Hack Library School. I think I want to take this course immediately. How can DAM interact with social media platforms? DAMNEWS examines the perils and benefits of employing DAM… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: MOOC, DAM, Digital Preservation
Here are five things to help you celebrate Independence Day: Have I mentioned all this useful information from OCLC on Born-Digital content? Here are 35 FREE webinars for librarians. My favorite is "How to Build Websites Like Hollywood Builds Movies." Here is a plethora of information on how to nail your library interview from Mr.… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Born Digital (on the 4th of July?), Webinars, DAM, Interviewing
Here are 5 more exciting topics to explore: Certainly by now, you have all seen the Pew Internet study on young Americans' library habits. If you have a short attention span, look to Joe Murphy's site for an astute summary. A New Zealand museum archive seems to have some photos pointing to the possibility that… Continue reading 5 Things Thursday: Young Americans, Libraries, Amelia Earhart
Are you familiar with the Polar Bear Expedition Digital Collections at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan? I wasn't until I started researching ways to integrate MARC records, EAD, finding aids, user tagging and interoperability. The collections are amazing, but the behind the scenes peek offered by the articles on the About page… Continue reading Special Collections: The Next Generation