Thinking on updating

January 14, 2011

I am working on brainstorming two things at once.

  1. What to included when updating the current archives webpage to look more like the library webpage.
  2. Content for a presentation I’ll be doing next week of my use of digital images.

Luckily, both things seem to require much the same content. 🙂

For the presentation I have:

  • Providing research materials for faculty
  • Working with a class building a wiki with information on campus buildings
  • Cataloged images in the OPAC, with links to images in the holdings field
  • PR through the library blog
  • Images added to the RRLC CONTENTdm project, FLAG Heritage

Ideas for the near future:

  • Using an online site like to build timelines, campus buildings, college presidents, any other ideas?
  • Setting up Twitter and Facebook accounts to make more people aware of our collections. See: National Archives (@archivesnews) on Twitter
  • Setting up a Flickr account to post images and get feed back on who, when, what and where on photos that we are clueless, or almost clueless about. Similar to the Library of Congress project. Have any of you tried this? How did it go?

All suggestions gratefully accepted.


3 Responses to “Thinking on updating”

  1. Lisa Rickey Says:

    I set up a Flickr account for our library’s local history room, to share some of the images we had on CONTENTdm in a forum where they might be more likely to be discovered. We haven’t actually tried to use it for unidentified photos yet though. I would like to do that at some point. I would think this would be very helpful especially if it could get the backing and publicity of the main Community Relations department, such as featuring it in an alumni newsletter (in your case) or in library publications – so that a significant number of people will know that it’s there.

  2. Amir Says:

    I have a question.
    I am PhD student in Iran that i am working on using MARC in archival softwares in Iran. I want to know can we use Unimarc fields for archival materials? how this is possible?
    I read your post about MARC to EAD. Can we map MARC to ISAD?
    Thanks so much.
    this is my question to all archivists.

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