Review #10: How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box

In the article, How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box, written by Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer, the general consensus is – we’re lazy…and spoiled.  Google has destroyed us! Acknowledging the massive difficulty in incorporating the complexity of existing library systems within a single search box, the authors have failed to…

Article Summary #9: The Life of a Digital Asset (Infographic)

I’m including The Life of a Digital Asset infographic (provided by the Asset Bank company) simply so that I get to use the word DAM in every other sentence. But seriously, Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems are currently the most effective way of accessing and publishing digital assets, especially digital media.  The Asset Bank infographic…

Article #7: Planning for Metadata

In the 2007 article Planning for Metadata by Jody Perkins, I have found that while information on metadata has exploded since this article was written,  it was the narrative on her personal experiences within the field that I have found most useful and still relevant ten years later.  She stresses the importance of planning in advance…

Article #6: Metadata Normalization As an Indicator of Quality?

In the article Metadata Normalization As an Indicator of Quality?, the author Mark E. Phillips analyzes the Digital Public Library of America’s metadata subject fields in order to provide insights into improving metadata records at their source.  In particular, he is using the subject fields as an indicator of of the quality of a set…

Article Review #2: Competencies Required for Digital Curation

  The goal of Competencies Required for Digital Curation:  An Analysis of Job Advertisements by Jeonghyun Kim, Edward Warga, and William E. Moen is to analyze public job announcements in order to discover what skills are truly being sought after in the field of digital curation.  Given that this was published in 2013 using data created…