Development of Digitization Programs at Small College Libraries

This post was originally written for my library management class, as part of an assignment where we imagined ourselves to be working at particular library and to imagine how that library would deal with challenges related to our areas of interest. I chose to write from the perspective of the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Baruch College of City University New York. The William and Anita Newman Library of Baruch College (a small branch of the public City University of New … Read More

Article Review: Brewster Kahle on Access and Preservation

This blog post was old, but I found the topic intriguing; digital preservation is my particular area of interest, so I’m always curious about the challenges and opportunities that face the digital access movement, and Brewster Kahle is definitely one of the people at the forefront of this area. “Kahle suggests that universal access is within our grasp and suggests that two key elements in its provision are the roles and politics that will undergird the work.” I found it … Read More

Article Review: The Decline of the Humanities

I am a humanities person. When I started college, I was going to be an art history major. Whenever anyone asked what I was studying (they always do), and I said, “Art history,” the response I received was always, “What are you going to do with that?” I could never really answer that question, so I eventually changed majors to something more familiar, if not any more likely to get me a job: Literature and Japanese. It’s not that I … Read More

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