Category: Library – General

Report "The Future of Email Archives" from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

by on September 2, 2018 2:40 pm
Please see here for the August 2018, 132-page report, which is subtitled “A Report from the Task Force on Technical Approaches for Email Archives.” Some principal takeaways (please see the Executive Summary on pages 1-3): To date, relatively few archival programs have systematically taken steps to capture, preserve and provide access to the evidence that… Read more Report "The Future of Email Archives" from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

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"