mp3’s from Digitization Matters forum

Not only do we have a new web-presence (as Merrilee has noted below), now we’re actually stuffing it with neat content. The mp3 files from the recent Digitization Matters forum just went live – download them to your iPod from here. And soon there’ll be more – we’re all spending the week in Dublin, Ohio …

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Conference wishlist?

Lorcan forwarded a pointer to this blog posting by Pete Johnson, which enumerates desirables in a conference or event. I agree with Pete, I’d like to have wireless at all conferences, I always appreciate varied (and vegetarian) food options, I’d like a minimum of paper (a lot of it does seem like junkmail or spam, …

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Across the Tasman Sea

For the last week or so I’ve been visiting RLG partner institutions in New Zealand and Australia: National Library of New Zealand, National Library of Australia, University of Sydney, and University of Melbourne. I’ve also met with a couple other institutions who we feel could both contribute to, and benefit from, RLG partnership. It’s been …

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Approaches to Metadata Creation: Survey says…

In July and August RLG Programs conducted a survey among 18 RLG partners we had selected because they had “multiple metadata creation centers” on campus that included libraries, archives, and museums and had some interaction among them. Our objective was to gain a baseline understanding of current descriptive metadata practices and dependencies, the first project …

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On the Road Again

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Fall travel period for me. I head off for New Zealand and Australia to visit our colleagues “down under”. Down under is actually a term that displays a hemispheric bigotry. The third rock from the sun has no “up” or “down”. Particular map projections may make it seem that …

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More Consensus; Less Controversy

A graduate student in history from UIUC told an audience of archivists at SAA that, because she begins her research on the web, she wants to know all the collections we have, and what we archivists did to them. Historians have not abandoned material archives, rather they are instilling a critical analysis of primary sources. …

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