9.11.14

Here are 5 more things of interest:

  1. A lovely British take on why organisations need a digital asset management department. Including that “the role of this department being about education rather than just a place to dump all the cataloguing jobs that DAM users don’t fancy taking on themselves…”
  2. Incredibly special Special Collections libraries complete with an archive of punk.
  3. How to design…

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8.21.14

5 Things

Here are five summer things:

  1. Check out the awesome digital collections at The Seattle Public Library.
  2. 10 must read books about libraries and librarians which I have not read.
  3. David Diamond on the sheer value of information professionals.
  4. NASA seeks public help with photo archive.
  5. Using ArchivesSpace as DAM for Austin graffiti.

Thanks for reading, loyal readers. Taking two weeks off and returning…

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8.07.14

5 Things Thursday: Rare Materials, Archivists and Archives, OCLC

Here are five more things:

  1. OCLC Research Quarterly Highlights (Issue 13) is now available and features interesting articles on digital preservation and Rangananthan as well as scholarly records.
  2. Archivally Correct talks about changes for visitors at the National Archives.
  3. Some great presentations from the Women Archivists Roundtable.
  4. Standard Citation Forms for Rare Materials Cataloging are…

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7.31.14

Here are 5 things…

Here are five things for this week – apologies about the pop ups on some…

  1. From the brilliant John Horodyski, Digital Asset Innovation.
  2. Right in my own backyard, University of Washington Special Collections saves film clips.
  3. Some nifty MARC related tools from Roy Zimmer.
  4. Controversy over “gay” penguin books in Singapore.
  5. Mass digitization from scratch on code4lib.

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7.17.14

5 Things Thursday: Salaries, Rare Books, Metadata

Here are five more things for librarians and fans of information organization:

  1. Some statistics on employment for librarians and salaries from Library Journal.
  2. Your rare book questions answered here in a comprehensive FAQ page from RBMS.
  3. Five tips for librarians using web metrics.
  4. Metadata, Schema.org and getting your digital collections noticed.
  5. More summaries of RBMS conference – one on copyright

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7.10.14

5 Things Thursday: Retrofitting Special Collections, DAM Books

Here are five more things:

  1. Cool local history collection from the city of South Perth and the Ransom Center’s First World War digital collection of posters – both powered by CONTENTdm.
  2. Summer reading list of DAM books thanks to Henrik de Gyor.
  3. Comprehensive summary of Retrofitting Special Collections #RBMS conference highlights.
  4. UCSan Diego’s Special Collections Technical Services policies. I…

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7.04.14

Happy 4th from the NYPL Postcard Collection and Mod Librarian!
7.03.14

5 Things Thursday: #RBMS2014, #ALA2014, Spaces and Metadata

Happy 3rd of July! Here are 5 things, mostly gleaned from Tweets of the librarians that did attend RBMS and ALA this year.

  1. Fabulous presentation about spaces for special collections by Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. My favorite comment regarding rows and rows of archival boxes “Amidst the beige and grey,students not only begin to…

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6.26.14

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 to use primary sourcesdrive them to libraries,…

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6.19.14

5 Things Thursday: Rare Books, Maps, Digital Collections

This is my 500th post for Mod Librarian! Celebrate and check out these 5 things:

  1. Two books on map cataloging by Paige Andrew of Penn State University Libraries – one on RDA and maps, the other basics of sheet maps.
  2. Here is an interesting interview with Digital Archivist at UCLA Gloria Gonzalez.
  3. I’ve been thinking a bit about DCRM. What is it best used for? How can it be incorporated or mixed with…

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