Category: Library – General

Another Valuable Post: "Rightsizing library space and collections Less is more with NSF [National Science Foundation] library move"

by on May 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Please see here. An instructive portion of the post: Rightsizing the print collection The new NSF library is physically smaller than the one in the old building. The shelf space was reduced by nearly half—from 2,655 linear feet to 1,343 linear feet. The move was an opportunity to analyze the library’s print collection and weed… Read more Another Valuable Post: "Rightsizing library space and collections Less is more with NSF [National Science Foundation] library move"

Valuable Post: "How to know your organization needs DAM [digital asset management]: When digital file storage no longer suffices"

by on May 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Please see here. Major points addressed: The shortcomings of digital file storage Limitations… – Files can be stored according to multiple schemes that may not make sense to everyone. – Items can easily get misfiled. – Metadata structure is either nonexistent or limited and doesn’t support detailed information about every asset type. – Full text… Read more Valuable Post: "How to know your organization needs DAM [digital asset management]: When digital file storage no longer suffices"

New Paper of Interest: "Data Visualization as a Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services in the Library Research Lifecycle"

by on February 7, 2018 5:24 pm
Please see here for this article: Data Visualization as a Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services in the Library Research Lifecycle Andrea L. Ogier, Virginia Tech Michael J. Stamper, Virginia Tech Publication Date 1-22-2018 Article Type Full-Length Paper DOI Link https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2018.1126 Abstract Objective: The purpose of this article is to explore data visualization as a consulting service… Read more New Paper of Interest: "Data Visualization as a Library Service: Embedding Visualization Services in the Library Research Lifecycle"