Not sure what schema they’re using, but the Roundabout Theatre Company here in NYC has a great online collection with some interesting records. Take a look!
If you’re interested in learning more about this collection, here’s a related event:
CollectiveAccess User Group Meeting (free!)
Monday, December 1, 2014 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join the CollectiveAccess User Group (CAUG) for a morning of project presentations. We’ll tour four diverse collections and get a behind-the-scenes look at how each organization uses CollectiveAccess:
- Booklyn (Maya Taylor): an archive of artist books and Booklyn’s exhibit history, using a highly-customized metadata schema
- Roundabout Theatre Company Archives (Tiffany Nixon): archives of theater production-related materials, featuring beautiful online finding aids
- Brooklyn Navy Yard (Dennis Riley) — get a pre-launch peek at a digital archive of photos and artifacts from Brooklyn’s shipbuilding past
- New York Society Library (Erin Schreiner, Matthew Bright, Brynn White) — get a pre-launch peek at the digitized reading history of 18th-century New York’s avid readers
is free, open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections. A collaboration between Whirl-i-Gig, a New York-based development team, and partner institutions in North America and Europe, CollectiveAccess powers digital collections projects all over the world — many right here in New York City!
The CollectiveAccess User Group convenes at METRO on a quarterly basis to discuss projects, aspects of development from code to project management, and using open-source technology to catalog and manage collections. If you or your organization uses CollectiveAccess—or you’re interested in it—please join us! Be sure to sign up for our email list
to get user group meeting updates. Questions? Email Robin Davis
, CAUG convener.
Visit http://metro.org/events/572/ for more information and registration.
This week’s subject matter for the readings (no pun intended) was particularly pertinent for me given I’m still on my crusade to master searching the classic catalog at NYPL which is the preferred on-line version of the NYPL’s catalog used by the Reference Librarians in the Mapping Division to find material pertinent to Patron’s (mainly students and researchers) queries/interests. Just this week I’ve been shown a couple of ways, one using the advanced search option and the other just keying in one or two “keywords” and then clicking on the LCSH that appears as starting points to a search. Thanks to the Chowdhury chapter I now have a much clearer idea of the way subject indexing systems are classified as pre-coordinated and post-coordinated systems and what this actually means in terms of the way keywords are combined in the former and not in the latter to assist in searching the catalog. The value of pre-coordinated subject strings is emphasized in the Mann article and was brought home to me even further when I commented on this week’s readings to colleagues, one of whom declared the problem with thinking of the Library catalog in the same way as one might a browser such as Google, is that “Patrons use so many search terms they wind up with nothing (they want to look at)”, the message would seem to be to keep things simple.
Seemingly at the other end of the spectrum from simple but with a huge “wow” factor is the NYPL Subject Heading Network created by Matt Miller to show the extent of the Steven A. Schwarzman Building’s collection – it’s a pretty amazing project and great fun to peruse. Miller blogs about the process here. Below is a screen shot of the NYPL Subject Heading Network – click the link to experience the “wow”!
NYPL Subject Heading Network
Here’s a link to Christina’s Prezi from last night: tinyurl.com/nlunlou
Also, here is a link to the event that she mentioned:
Doing It Your Way: Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries
- When: April 28 – 29, 2014
- Where: The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
- The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management. We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.
- Details / Registration: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_data2014
Some of you may have already seen this Tumblr, but just in case: Things Organized Neatly. It made me think of your in-class collections of 10 items that we’ll be using throughout the semester.