Blog Archives

Send in the Clouds: California Community Colleges Move to Cloud-Based Library Management Platform

Article link: https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/02/05/california-ccs-to-move-to-cloud-based-library-management-platform.aspxO On February 5th the California Community College (CCC) system announced that they would be adopting the same cloud-based system wide library services platform. It is expected to be fully integrated into all 115 schools by 2020. This

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Knowledge Structures, Libraries, Library, Uncategorized

The Watts Towers Bivalve Inventory Project

A biologist yearns to discover the secrets of Watts Towers’ shells. Watts Towers is a 17 monument folk art installation in Los Angeles. Built from the 1920s-1950s by Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant, the towers are constructed from structural steel,

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Cataloging, Museums, Research Projects, Uncategorized

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

Paywall: The Business of Scholarship is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Open Access, Open Data

Lost and Hidden Cultural Treasures in Archives Waiting to be Discovered

While “wild” and “discovery” are not words people typically associate with conducting research in archives, libraries, and museums, maybe they are more relevant than we might at first think. Turpin points out in his introduction to the University Of Iowa Press’ first edition print, as part of their Iowa Whitman Series, that like Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, “plenty of American authors have left books in the dark” (xiv), which leaves me to wonder what other great works are hidden and tucked away in archives that we are yet to discover. This sense of uncertainty of what items and treasures may lie in our collections still waiting to discovered, make archives, libraries, and museums, a tad wild. — And what’s not to like about that?

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Archives, Books, Libraries, Library

by Hugh McLeod

Follow INFO 653 Knowledge Organization on WordPress.com
Pratt Institute School of Information