Will you be in Washington, DC for the American Libraries Association Annual Conference and Exhibition in June 2019? If so, we look forward to meeting you! The Smithsonian Libraries will more »
So you’re a library or museum and you’ve been crowdsourcing and now you’ve collected lots of fantastic data. What do you do with it?
Or maybe you’ve been thinking about crowdsourcing but you’re not sure how you would integrate what you get with the data you already have.
The truth is that crowdsourcing often yields lots of fuzzy data and fuzzy solutions for reintegration with existing content. It can be challenging to figure out how to herd all of that fuzziness together in a useful way for reuse in your own project, library, or database.
In my role as web developer at the Smithsonian Libraries, I recently attended the LITA National Forum in Columbus, OH. At the conference, I participated in an 8-hour pre-conference session on website analytics and how to use them to understand and improve the usability of a website. Since this is Open Access Week, I thought a summary of this session might be interesting to share.
Martin R. Kalfatovic, Assistant Director, Digital Services Divsion, was invited by the recently formed Medical Heritage Library (MHL) to share some some thoughts about the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The more »
I attended, along with Marcia Adams, the spring meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Baltimore. Also attending were staff from the Smithsonian’s Office of the Chief Information more »
No kidding, on April 1, I attended the meeting, "A National Conversation on the Economic Sustainability of Digital Information" here in Washington. The meeting was hosted by the Blue Ribbon more »