Computers in Libraries

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Articles from Vol. 30, No. 9, November

A Rising Tide of Digitization
-The Ohio Memory ProjectHow could we honor our commitment to our users, continue to provide promised services, and maintain the integrity of our projects under such tight budget restrictions?in 2009, after a year of planning and preparation, the second...
A Rising Tide of Digitization-The Ohio Memory Project: How Could We Honor Our Commitment to Our Users, Continue to Provide Promised Services, and Maintain the Integrity of Our Projects under Such Tight Budget Restrictions?
In 2009, after a year of planning and preparation, the second generation of Ohio Memory was launched. A collaborative effort of the Ohio Historical Society (OHS) and the State Library of Ohio, Ohio Memory is a repository for more than 75,000 digital...
Books to Check Out
job-related readingTwo New Titles From ALAIn Children's Services: Partnerships for Success (ISBN: 978-08389-1044-3, 144 pp., $50), editor Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and...
Building Digital Audio Preservation Infrastructure and Workflows
UW Libraries special collections holds more than 3,000 audio recordings of Pacific Northwest indigenous languages. Format migration was critical because many of the languages were extinct or endangered.in 2009 the University of Washington (UW) Libraries...
Building Digital Audio Preservation Infrastructure and Workflows: UW Libraries Special Collections Holds More Than 3,000 Audio Recordings of Pacific Northwest Indigenous Languages. Format Migration Was Critical Because Many of the Languages Were Extinct or Endangered
In 2009 the University of Washington (UW) Libraries special collections received funding for the digital preservation of its audio indigenous language holdings. The university libraries, where all four authors work in various capacities, had begun...
Butte Digital Image Project: Shifting Focus from Collection to Community
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Butte Free Public Library was established in 1894. At that time, head librarian J. Davies published a catalog of the opening collection. Two fires and one flood later, many of the monographs from that original collection...
Digitization-For the Here and Now and for the Future
Digitization projects are all the rage--from small libraries digitizing historical photographs to the extremely ambitious Google Books. It seems like the answer to a librarian's dream of providing easy access to all. No more worries about the disintegration...
Ensuring Our Digital Future
Fm thrilled to see digitization efforts underway all around the world. Almost all major libraries these days have some sort of effort underway to digitize photographs, manuscripts, or other unique content.Many of the libraries that I've visited in my...
Ensuring Our Digital Future: While the Current State of the Art in Digital Preservation Falls Short of an Ideal System That Guarantees Permanent Survival, Much Has Been Done to Address the Vulnerabilities Inherent in Digital Content
I'm thrilled to see digitization efforts underway all around the world. Almost all major libraries these days have some sort of effort underway to digitize photographs, manuscripts, or other unique content. Many of the libraries that I've visited...
From Digitization to Digital Preservation
I know that something has had a significant impact on me, when 6 months later I'm still thinking about it. It was about 6 months ago that I attended a very special symposium in Washington, D.C., on the topic of sustainable digital preservation....
From Real Challenges to Virtual Reality: Realizing Your Collection through Digital Partnership
With suspended expectations, interinstitutional digital collaboration has proven a win-win situation.~~ l n fall 2008, a t»llaboratìve partnership was formed between the libraries of two Indiana umI versities - Marian College's (now Marian University)...
From Real Challenges to Virtual Reality: Realizing Your Collection through Digital Partnership: With Suspended Expectations, Interinstitutional Digital Collaboration Has Proven a Win-Win Situation
In fall 2008, a collaborative partnership was formed between the libraries of two Indiana universities--Marian College's (now Marian University) Mother Theresa Hackelmeier Memorial Library, where author Mandity serves as systems/technology librarian,...
Location, Location, Location: Making Foursquare Work for Your Library
"South side of 2nd floor is really quiet." "Stapler by the printer always out of staples." "You can have them set aside your books at the front desk so you can just walk in and pick them up." "Always visit the art gallery." "The Saturday librarian...
Noted & Quoted
people * libraries * awards * promotionsawardsThe Society of American Archivists (SAA) announced that Christopher Prom and Scott Schwartz were inducted as Fellows of SAA.Prom is assistant university archivist and associate professor of library administration....
Setting Up Your Shop as a Developer
A reader wrote me with a practical question after my September column on "Getting Over the Hump." The column described strategies for getting over the barriers we all run into when taking on technical tasks that stretch our abilities. I wrote about strategies...
Setting Up Your Shop as a Developer: Over the Course of Your Career, You're Going to Use Lots of Different Approaches on Different Platforms, and the Key Thing Is to Get Started with Whatever Tools You Need to Be Using Now
A reader wrote me with a practical question after my September column on "Getting Over the Hump." The column described strategies for getting over the barriers we all run into when taking on technical tasks that stretch our abilities. I wrote about...
The New Ascendancy of Metadata and Taxonomy Skills
Usually when I write about digitization, I am drawn to the strategic and political benefits of using new digital collections to create excitement. Newly digitized resources have been valuable marketing tools for research libraries, enabling them to...
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