At the Digital Library Federation Forum session Power to the People: Personal Digital Archiving Labs, four different organizations spoke about their personal digital archiving programs and projects. Organizations represented in the session included Madison, Wisconsin Public Library, DC Public Library, the New York City XFR Collective, and the iSchool at UW-Madison.
The November issue of the Digital Initiatives & Metadata Review features the following articles:
- Power to the People: Personal Digital Archiving Labs
Cataloging & Metadata
- Highlights from ALCTS webinar: Embedding URIs in MARC using MarcEdit
- Highlights from ALCTS webinar: How to get from here to BIBFRAME
Digitization & Preservation
- 2016 Digital Library Federation Conference
- GIF IT UP 2016 winners announced
- New contribution to Minnesota Reflections: Heritage Education Commission
Embedded URI in MARC: An Essential for Linked Data is the 3rd webinar in the From MARC to BIBFRAME series, presented by Jackie Shieh from (George Washington University Libraries), and offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). The speaker continued discussing how to prepare our MARC data for transition to BIBFRAME, covered the benefits and challenges to embedding URIs into our bibliographic resources, suggested workflows for inserting URIs, and demonstrated using the open source software MarcEdit for batch look-up and insertion of URIs in bibliographic records
This 4th webinar in the ALCTS From MARC to BIBFRAME series continued discussing how to prepare our MARC data and cataloging departments for transition to BIBFRAME. Carl Stahmer spoke of the transition in two phases: “Have your MARC and eat it too,” in which we work within the MARC format to enhance our data and being to utilize Linked Data; and “Native Linked Data,” in which we operate in a Linked Data environment from start to finish, without conversion of data to and from MARC.
I had the great good fortune to both attend and present at last week's 2016 Digital Library Federation Forum held in Milwaukee, WI. I was able to connect with like-minded professionals from across the country and attend sessions on a wide range of topics from digital scholarship and digital humanities to project management and practical digital workflows. As a presenter I shared the recent work on Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Sets.
Earlier this fall we announced a new additon to Minnesota Reflections, a series of oral history interviews from the Heritage Education Commission. An additional 60 interviews have been uploaded and added to this collection, bringing the total up to 90 interviews. The Heritage Education Commission is located in Moorhead and is an independent, non-profit commission developed for the purpose of creating, initiating and conducting programs and projects which aid in the preservation or restoration of the cultural heritage of the Upper Midwest region.