From hand-crafted to mass digitized

Ricky, Jennifer and I just got back from the joint RLG Programs / SAA sponsored forum “Digitization Matters.” We spent the day discussing with a sell-out crowd of 200 archivists at the Newberry Library how digitization for special collections can be ramped up to achieve the kind of throughput which would qualify as “mass digitization” …

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Terminologies Services

Merrilee and I just sent a short strawman document for an upcoming invitational meeting on terminologies services to a very eclectic group of catalogers, digital librarians, visual resources curators, folksonomists, archivists and art librarians. We’ve had help from our OCLC Research colleagues Diane Vizine-Goetz and Andrew Houghton in preparing the document, and they’ll also join …

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NYARC: One for all, and all for one?

Brian and I are working with four New York City art museum libraries on a collection analysis of their joint bibliographic holdings. The institutions in question: Brooklyn Museum Frick Art Reference Library Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum of Modern Art We have (actually, in all fairness I should say: Brian has) completed a preliminary analysis, …

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LAMs – A work in progress

I continue to spend a lot of my time moving forward our project of investigating library, archive and museum relationships in campus environments – we’ve settled on a short-list of institutions to visit (I’ll disclose the list once all visits are confirmed), and Ricky, Diane Zorich and I are continuing to do some hard thinking …

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The RLG Union Catalog – the last record*

As you know the last year has seen an enormous amount of effort invested in the integration of the RLG Union Catalog (still called RLIN by lots of its long-time users; here’s the Internet archive page describing the Research Libraries Information Network ) with OCLC’s main database, WorldCat. You know this because many of you …

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