What happens if a design teacher visits the website and downloads the image to use in research and forgets where it came from or the image ends up on flickr? If the image has no associated embedded metadata, well, then it basically has lost its identity.
Tag: Library and Information Science
The Libraries staff has (almost) completely moved into our new swing space. A few stray binders, a shelf or two of books, and other miscellaneous pieces aside, we are officially done.
A good way to make someone’s eyes glaze over at a party is to tell them that you write and edit the information that appears in online catalog records—but you should tell people this with a twinkle in your eye, because you know that as an archival or special collections cataloger, you get to work directly with the coolest of the cool materials. You’re often among the first at your archives or library to have the privilege of looking through the new acquisitions, and you’re also the one who examines the old treasures when it comes time to upgrade their catalog records.
The Special Collections-Preservation paid internship program for the summer of 2010 has selected Carrie A. Gross of Riva, Maryland. Carrie, presently enrolled as a MLIS student at Catholic University is more »
During the first week of June, I attended the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology, (IASSIST) 2010 Conference—Social data and social networking: Connecting social science communities across more »
The Freer Library is once again open for business! In celebration, enjoy this informative post by librarian Mike Smith: The Freer-Sackler Library's copy of Cang shu ji shi shi or more »