Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Signal posted a Bibliography on digital asset sustainability and preservation costs

The Signal the Library of Congress Digital Preservation blog posted a great Bibliography with links today. It’s well worth the look even just to know the types of resources that are available.


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Google a Day

I just found out about these quizzes today and I had to recommend them on here.

First there is this game from Google called Google a Day which is pretty challenging.  There are several questions here for you to answer daily. I do think a pause button would be nice but I can see why they don’t have that option available.

Second Wired has this Google a day puzzle. Just as challenging but just one a day. So I guess you can call this Google a day lite.

They are mostly multi – layer. You have to say find out the question before you can answer it. For example, one of today’s was

“As of 2012, in what county is the third busiest airport in the country of which “Amhran na bhFiann” is the national anthem? ”

First you need to find out which country has that National Anthem once you know that you can figure out the answer.

I like this because it keeps my research skills in top shape very important since I’m not working as a reference librarian every day.

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Some work for myself and two articles for you

First I would like to address while I haven’t posted very often the last few months.

I found some temporary work, a grant funded position that runs to the end of June. I’m working for the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Archive. I’m processing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge photograph collection with another project archivist hired under the grant.  So far it’s been a great experience and I can tell you alot more of how suspension bridges are build, along with many other Varrazano bridge facts.

That said here are two articles that I thought were of interest. This one it’s about the relative amount of data or “big data” you have doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you can find your content. I also liked the information and link the CIP course. I might look into that in a few months.

This article by Mary Yurkovic provides some basic steps on how one could take on creating a DAM solution without becoming overwhelmed.

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