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The recap below provides an overview of a busy semester behind the scenes in Technical Services at Gottesman Libraries. Course Reading List fulfillment, resource fulfillment via the materials request process, and the coordination and fulfillment of Digital Delivery documents only skim the surface of Simone Schloss’s contribution to the TC Community this ...
In a recent article for Deem Journal on cooperative housing and cities, author Joal Stein opens with a quote from
Why Wikidata? Over the past three weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the November Wikidata Institute, a thr...
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. Each year, DLF hosts a forum in partnership with colleagues from the Council on Library and Information Res...
📖 In Review: Summer 2020This review includes the work areas of library acquisitions and materials through Summer A and B terms, and the extraordinary work of
The Internet Archive, founded in 1996, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and digital library that provides free access to di...
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Our Spring 2020 semester started with a familiar, welcome rush to meet the needs of our community as we returned from the winter holiday well-rested and ready to process new materials, support course reserves, and identify key areas of improvement in library systems and software. The early months of this semester brought a revised materials request form, alongside the development of an email-based document delivery service in preparation for the closure of Gottesman Libraries’ long standing multi-use materials platform, DocDel.
The start of the fall semester is a busy time for the acquisitions and materials team at Gottesman Libraries, and the following highlights describe some of the major projects of the fall 2019 semester. In Scarlet Galvan's "More Than Things", she discusses the importance of making visible the often invisible labor associated with serials, technical services, metadata, and electronic resources. I returned to this paper again and again throughout the fall semester, and it's with this paper in mind ...
Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company, has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative Interfaces - one of the largest legacy library software companies in the world. Founded in 1978 in Berkeley, California, Innovative has developed many Integrated Library System (ILS) products including Sierra, Polaris, and Millennium. In use in academic, public, law, and medical libraries, the reach and influence of Innovative's software in the library automation industry cannot be understated.“I am excited ...
Gottesman Libraries subscribes to TeachingBooks, a database of children's and young adult literature and resources that...