5.15.14

5 Things Thursday: BISAC, DAM, Special Collections

Here are five more things to consider:

  1. Some fine resources on switching to a BISAC classification system – Dewey We or Don’t We?
  2. Hack Lib School on surviving cataloging class.
  3. How do people (especially kids) name things? A fascinating study of naming and ordering in special collections.
  4. Book – Digital Asset Management for Photographers.
  5. Librarian parody songs.

BONUS: The Seattle Public Library ce…

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5.08.14

5 Things Thursday: CONTENTdm, Secret Libraries, Online Classes

Here are five more library-related things to amaze you.

  1. Stephen Abram summarizes ALA’s 2014 State of America’s Libraries report.
  2. Check out these Secret Libraries of New York City. I know what I’ll be doing on vacation in the fall…
  3. Where can you find some affordable online courses on library topics like metadata, RDA, and XML? Library Juice Academy has some interesting choices.
  4. The CONTENTdm…

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5.01.14

5 Things Thursday: Local History, EAD, Web Archives

Here are five more things…

  1. A little local history find for Seattle folks – “Lost Eddie Sato World’s Fair Photos Now Found.” The slides were at a discount store in Chicago. Pretty mod stuff!
  2. Why archive websites? This article from LOC tells you about the why and what of web archiving.
  3. I’ve been looking for examples of nice finding aids in CONTENTdm. Here are some from the Phillips Library.
  4. I must…

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4.24.14

5 Things Thursday: Metadata, Finding Aids, Archives, Digitization

Here are five super things to peruse:

  1. How will the Vatican digitize millions of documents? Start with 50 experts, five scanners and a lot of time…
  2. Take part in the Librarian Design Challenge over on theanalogdivide.
  3. Metadata is a GAAS – granularity, automation, authority, and structure are all key players in creation.
  4. Great articleon adding finding aids to the library catalog. MARC, EAD and…

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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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