4.17.14

5 Things Thursday: Postcard Collection, Happy National Library Week, DAM

Here are five wonderful things:

  1. Happy National Library Week!
  2. Check out this fantastic postcard collection online at the Tacoma Public Library.
  3. What is DAM?
  4. America’s libraries photographed. And yes, The Seattle Public Library makes it again.
  5. I want this book on Description: Innovative Practices for Libraries and Special Collections.

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4.10.14

5 Things Thursday: Cataloging, Rare Books, Future

Here are five things and a question:

  1. Should you take a cataloging course in grad school? Hack Lib School says yes and I say heck yeah!
  2. Want to learn more about rare books and go to California? California Rare Book School has some fabulous offerings. I hope to attend someday.
  3. Really nice job on CONTENTdm collections from Ball State University here.
  4. Does the futurefor public libraries include a…

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4.03.14

5 Things Thursday: Vegas, baby!, Problem Solving, Getty Research

Here are five more things:

  1. This company features vintage Vegas images from UNLV Special Collections. Cool!
  2. Interesting CONTENTdm ideas from Tim Shearer of UNC.
  3. Library technology webinars on everything from digital media labs to online volunteers from Tech Soup.
  4. How fabulous is the Getty Research Portal?
  5. U.S. libraries are community problem solvers. Yes they are…

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3.27.14

5 Things Thursday: Cool Libraries, Dublin Core, Bookbinding

Here are more than five things to keep you informed this week:

  1. 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.
  2. This Dublin Core Cheatsheetfrom the Automist could prove helpful in this data…

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3.20.14

5 Things Thursday: Archivists, RDA Express, DAM Infographic

Here are five plus things to ponder:

  1. Where do archivists belong? Figure that out, then look at this link to DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) to get inspired and finally, take this survey on preservation of social media.
  2. Check out this nifty infographic on the business case for digital asset management (DAM).
  3. This sounds too good to be true – RDA Express!
  4. Not surprisingly, the bigges…

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3.13.14

5 Things Thursday: Subject Headings, Reader’s Advisory, Shutterstock

Here are five super things:

  1. A colleague hipped me to this fabulous online collection from the Wisconsin Historical Society. My favorite part – the subject heading lists to aid in searching.
  2. Want a nice presentation on best practices for music cataloging in RDA and MARC? Look here.
  3. Wow! Shutterstock, becoming a major player in the stock photo space, is now acquiring WebDAM, a leading digital asset…

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3.06.14

5 Things Thursday: DAM, SPL Book Sorting, Digital Video

Here are five amazing things to knock your socks off this week:

  1. Did you ever see an RFID book sorting system in action? Here is the one used at the Central location of The Seattle Public Library as well as some stats and information.
  2. Ian Matzen compiled some information on describing digital video which is always a challenge.
  3. John Horodyski interviews Ian Matzen on the SJSU SLIS siteregarding job…

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2.27.14

5 Things Thursday: Nat Geo Archives, NYPL, ILS, Google Glass

Here are more than 5 things for your Thursday:

  1. Want to view a fascinating documentary on National Geographic archivist Bill Bonner? This seems like a dreamy job, white gloves and all…
  2. Metadata Matters asks us why are we waiting for the ILS to change?
  3. This seems hard to manage, but intriguing. North Carolina State University Libraries are now lending Google Glass.
  4. Do you have 164 minutes? Read…

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2.20.14

5 Things Thursday: FRBR, Special Collections, Cataloging, Librarians

In honor of my first week of work at my new job as Catalog Librarian, Special Collections at The Seattle Public Library, here are five wonderful things:

  1. Do you understand FRBR? Here is an insightful post on FRBR, conceptual modeling and lots of formerly confusing stuff. Take a few readings to digest this information before the light bulb goes on.
  2. What do archivists do when processing special…

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2.17.14
Happy President’s Day
Abe Lincoln courtesy of NYPL Digital CollectionsView Post

Happy President’s Day

Abe Lincoln courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections

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