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It’s June and what to do??

Posted by Librarian/Information Professional on June 7, 2011

Every summer it seems there are so many things that I would like to accomplish, like emptying 2 file cabinets full of old unused materials. Yet it is so hard to get to my projects. It is not for lack of trying. Sometimes it is the lack of time and resources, i.e. available workers, and sometimes it is other people’s priorities. You know the type, they dream up stuff for me to do because I have all this available time. They often are my peers, who convince the right people that this is something that “we” should do. Funny, the “we” is usually me, and my projects get to take a back seat. So far I am waiting on that to happen as it always does, every summer.

So back to the other issue, having the resources to get to my projects. I came back after Memorial Day and my week vacation to discover that I had virtually no workers at all. One worker who had agreed to work found the opportunity to more hours in her home department. That left me with one worker who wanted to work one hour a day! So I dug through the very few applications. Most of the applicants had another campus job and only wanted another hour or so, here or there. No real help for me there! I did see one promising applicant, who informed me that she had just decided to take a job at a summer camp. Lucky me, I now had one worker could give me one hour per day. Since my assistant is out having major surgery, not enough workers!

Fortunately, things have a way of turning out OK. The original worker didn’t get the expected hours, after all, so I now have some excellent help. Wish I could steal her, but that’s not likely.

As I said, things have a way of righting themselves, today one of my academic school year workers walked in wanting to have some hours to work! YEA!! A trained worker!! So now we can, at least, climb out from under the never ending mail! I actually started thinking about emptying those 2 file cabinets again!

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You asked for digital projects?

Posted by Librarian/Information Professional on September 17, 2008

I came across this artile, Brad Eden’s Innovative Digital Projects. Whether all would be considered collections, I don’t know. Depends on the definition of collection. Yet, whatever they are, they are extraordinary. For those of us who are still wandering around looking for the ideal project, he has found quite a few for inspiration. Some are more repositories, others…well see for yourself.

Here are a couple of teasers for you:

This one changes on the hour: 10×10: Words and Pictures that define the time. 

On theme for digital repositories and collections is Digicult: Thematic Challenges for a Digital Culture at:  http://www.digicult.info/pages/Themiss.php.

These two are a sampling of the projects in this article from Library Technology Reports.

Eden, Brad. 2005. Innovative digital projects. Library Technology Reports 41(4): 24-44. Accessed through EBSCOhost 09/10/2008 at  http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy1.lib.ou.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=17723311&site=ehost-live

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