What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
The library world descends on Adelaide when the ALIA National 2016 Conference opens on Monday 29 August. We look forward to this meeting hub for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors of Australia and the international community.
State Library South Australia Selects Recollect
University of Newcastle Selects Recollect
We believe in lasting online engagement within a community, and recognise the principles that need to be considered for capturing past and present information with a view to building identity as well as informing and perhaps setting future direction.
Many community service organisations, such as libraries and archives, have been working through a significant sea change as many of their customers seek more and more digital services. These customers are experiencing a new world on line through various social platforms like Facebook and are frustrated when they are offered a digital representation of traditional services.
Janine Delaney was one of the presenters at this year's NDF Conference, held last week at Te Papa.
One of the very first collections to be ingested into Recollect was the Revelle Jackson collection from Upper Hutt City Libraries.
You don’t tend to get those words together in the same string, but what’s exciting me about metadata at this point is the creative possibilities that it offers. For most of my time in archives & libraries, metadata seems to have been primarily about standards and those standards were primarily about interoperability. So metadata that works for computers... but what about metadata that works for people?
Some digital collections may be greatly enhanced by asking for contributions from your community - whether that is your member base, current and previous residents in your area, or others from your global audience who may be able to share content that is relevant.
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