Into the Stacks - Chip's Month in Review

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Chip Calhoun - Into the Stacks of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives

October 2, 2017

Chip Calhoun, Digital Archivist

September has ended, and so has my month of running our social media. Because so much of my work is on our databases and our online resources, I took us on a tour of some of those. Before our next INTO THE STACKS tour guide takes over, let's review the things we looked at this month.

We started with one of our most recent projects, the Physics History Network. We've been discussing this a lot (we're very proud of it!), but this month we looked at the XML standard behind it and how we get that encoded.

This month all of the archivists here worked on adding new records to our International Catalog of Sources, so I showed how we create those catalog records.

I also showed how we encode the finding aids which describe our collections.

Next I showed off our growing online collection of online manuscript biographies. We have many more in our collections, and I'm working on getting the permissions squared away so we can put them online; in the meantime, all of them are listed in our catalog.

On a #throwbackthursday we dug up our old site from the late '90s.

I talked a little about backup tapes, which we've only dipped our toe into dealing with. We try to bring in digital collections on less awkward formats, but that's not always an option.

And I talked a little about email, another relatively new area for us.

Thank you for coming with me on this month's tour! Our INTO THE STACKS guide for October will be posting soon.