Archive for June, 2016

BDC Research Room Schedule for July and August

June 29, 2016

BDC Panel Logo with Tagline  Everyone deserves a break – even me.  I’m taking some long delayed personal time in July and August which means some curtailment of the BDC’s usual and customary services. Anticipated schedule adjustments  and service restrictions are outlined below.

One of the best pieces of advice that any researcher can take to heart is: “Contact the Research Facility ahead of time to make arrangements and to confirm that it will be open the days and times you’d like to do your  work.” As of this writing, here are the list of known schedule adjustments for the BDC Research Room over the course of the Summer. There may be more and last minute adjustments at that – depending on staffing challenges and the weather. (Hurricane season began June 1 after all). Please make a note about these scheduled Research Room adjustments to our customary hours of public service.

July-Research-Room-ScheduleMon., July 4: All units of the Beaufort County Library are closed for Independence Day.
Thurs., July 7: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Fri., July 8: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Mon., July 11: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Fri., July 22: Research Room closed for staff continuing education activity 

Scheduled staff vacations will affect public service days during much of August with lunchtime closures of the Research Room on the following dates:

Thurs., August 4: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Fri., August 5: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Mon., August 8: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Thurs., August 11: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Fri., August 12: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Mon., August 15: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Thurs., August 18: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm
Fri., August 19: Research Room open 9 am to Noon; closed Noon to 1 pm; open 1 pm to 5 pm

Restriction of Consultation Services, August 1 – August 24, 2016:

Because I will be away, I cannot schedule Research Consultation appointments from August 3rd through August 19th. Even though Ashley is a quick learner, a good digital technician, and has great public service skills, she is not a qualified and credentialed reference librarian nor a registered reference archivist yet. Until that happens, I will handle all the reference transactions.

While I am away, reproduction permission requests are suspended. So if you’re working on an exhibit or publication for which you’d like to get permission to use some of our resources, you’d best get on that pronto. There will be no reproduction permissions processed between August 1st and August 24th – which means you won’t be getting any high resolution (or low resolution) images of materials we hold during this time frame. Please understand that Ashley is not authorized to grant reproduction permissions of our holdings.

PDF-August-2016_RESEARCH ROOM SCHEDULE

Please share with staff at your locations and with any researcher who might want to visit our Research Room in July and August.

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Lyrasis Workshops

June 29, 2016

LYRASIS online learning opportunities coming up this summer include offerings on metadata, preservation, and digitization. Check out “Preservation of Photographic Materials,” “Newspaper Collections: How to Manage, Preserve, and Digitize,” or “Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata.” Visit https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/events.aspx for the full schedule and to register.

 Disaster Preparedness – 6/30/16 and 7/7/16

 Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections and Services – 7/12/16

 Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries – 7/13/16

Introduction to Dublin Core Metadata – 7/14/16

Preservation of Photographic Materials – 7/14/16 and 7/15/16

Introduction to Copyright for Digitization – 7/19/16

Caring for Oversized Collections: Preserving Large, Paper-based Materials – 7/19/16

Newspaper Collections: How to Manage, Preserve, and Digitize – 7/26/16

Introduction to Audiovisual Digitization – 7/27/16

And more in August:

Archives Preservation

Digital Curation Workflows and Tools

Digitization for Small Institutions

…more at https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/events.aspx

Please contact me with any questions about our classes.

Best,

 Annie

Annie Peterson

Preservation Services Librarian

annie.peterson@lyrasis.org

678.235.2923

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LYRASIS

Free Training Webinars

June 27, 2016

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Crowdsourcing is a method of gathering information and data generated by audiences  as a collaborative, distributed problem-solving exercise to address tasks that might otherwise be overwhelming. At our next webinar, learn about using crowdsourcing to engage with and invite audiences to help improve your collections. http://www.connectingtocollections.org/seeding-engagement-and-cultivating-volunteers-through-crowdsourcing/

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Just Seeing if this idea will float …

June 16, 2016

From Grace:

Here’s a rather interesting idea: http://statelibrary.sc.libcal.com/event/2295329. The BDC and other members of the BCHRC have items that could spur such artistic expression.

Taking Care of Firearms in Museum Collections

June 13, 2016

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Have you ever been offered a firearm for your collection? Have you been unsure how to handle the donation or the legal status of the gun? How do you manage the preservation of a firearms collection currently in your museum?

Join us on June 15th, at 2:00 EDT for a free webinar, Lock Stock, and Barrel: Firearms Collecting for Museumshttp://bit.ly/22wnrQl

Connecting to Collections Care Online Community (www.connectingtocollections.org), a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, provides free collections care training and resources for smaller-sized cultural organizations. Need answers for collections care questions? Post them on the C2C Care Forum for quick, reliable answers from collections care specialists and your colleagues.

Susan Barger, PhD, Fellow-AIC

Connecting to Collections Care Online Community Coordinator