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Re: Announcing Issue 40 of the Code4Lib Journal

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Roy Tennant <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 7 May 2018 19:13:30 -0700

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I just want to say how much I enjoy the Code4Lib Journal, and how much I
appreciate all of those involved with it who continue to turn out
interesting issues, year after year. I admit, when the journal project was
first proposed, that I was skeptical that we as a community could muster
the will required to keep such a publication going year in, year out. Part
of my doubt came from my experience in keeping a publication alive for
decades. But clearly I was completely wrong. I'm not sure I've ever been
happier to be wrong, although there was that one time when I thought I was
going to die, clinging to a Grand Canyon cliff, that might win out in a
pinch. But the point is that I'm sure I'm only one of many who appreciate
the work that you all do who turn out issues with substantive, cutting edge
articles with regularity. Thank you so very much! Please keep doing it.
Roy

On Mon, May 7, 2018 at 8:19 AM, RUTH KITCHIN TILLMAN <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Joyfully cross-posted!
>
> The new issue of the Code4Lib Journal, Issue 40, is now available. Many
> thanks to the authors and editors who worked hard to make this issue
> happen. Interested in a survey of filenaming practices? Wondering how to
> develop centralized accessioning for born-digital archival materials? Want
> to bring together cataloging and wikidata edits to contribute your
> expertise and augment your library's catalog? Wondering what ever happened
> to that Arduino-based transaction counter (update, it's now a Pi!)? Or
> considering the principles behind digital collections? This issue's got
> something for you!
>
> Editorial: Beyond Posters: On Hospitality in Libtech
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13432
>
> Ruth Kitchin Tillman
>
> In this editorial, I will be using the word hospitality to mean the
> intentional welcome of others into a space which one currently occupies,
> possibly as a member of a dominant group. I do not wish to encourage the
> idea that one should cultivate or maintain a role of benevolent host in a
> way that forces others to remain forever guest or outsider, although there
> will always be newcomers. Hospitality may be a first step to ceding one’s
> position as host in a space. It may be expanding that space to become a
> place with many potential hosts, each respected for their varied
> contributions and skillsets. It may also be supporting those in a different
> space or a different role, such as those who use the technologies we build
> and support (both colleagues and patrons), and respecting them in that
> space.
>
> What’s in a Name? On ‘Meaningfulness’ and Best Practices in Filenaming
> within the LAM Community
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13438
>
> Drew Krewer and Mary Wahl
>
> Cultural institutions such as libraries, archives and museums (LAM) face
> many challenges with managing digital collections, particularly when it
> comes to organizing the individual files that make up each collection.
> While tools such as metadata and collection management systems support
> identification and arrangement for digital files, administrative control
> depends significantly on the mere filenaming in use beneath the surface.
> Anecdotal evidence has shown that many LAM institutions have specialized
> filenaming schemes in place for their digital collections. This paper
> includes a literature review of filenaming practices in the LAM community,
> followed by a description and analysis of survey data regarding filenaming
> practices in the LAM community. The purpose of the survey was to learn
> about filenaming conventions in use within LAM organizations who have
> filenaming policies in place. The data suggests that: similarities and
> differences exist in filenaming approaches between museums/galleries,
> archives/special collections, and academic institutions; it is preferred
> that filenaming be simultaneously meaningful to both humans and computers;
> and conventions that affect sortability are deemed more important than
> those that affect readability. The data also indicate several subtopics
> related to filenaming that would benefit from further study.
>
> Centralized Accessioning Support for Born Digital Archives
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13494
>
> Alice Sara Prael
>
> Archives often receive obsolete digital storage media alongside paper
> acquisitions: CDs and DVDs mixed in with folders of correspondence, Zip
> disks, and floppy disks set aside by the donor with the intention to review
> the content later. Archives must not only have the expertise to work with
> digital media, but also the hardware and software to capture the content
> without the risk of altering the files merely by viewing them. This article
> will describe how Yale University Libraries and Museums addressed
> accessioning of born-digital archival content on physical media through a
> centralized digital accessioning support service. Centralizing the hardware
> and expertise required for working with physical media made it possible to
> accession media more quickly and return the files to the originating
> archives for arrangement and description.
>
> Wikidata: a platform for your library’s linked open data
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13424
>
> Stacy Allison-Cassin and Dan Scott
>
> Seized with the desire to improve the visibility of Canadian music in the
> world, a ragtag band of librarians led by Stacy Allison-Cassin set out to
> host Wikipedia edit-a-thons in the style of Art+Feminism, but with a focus
> on addressing Canadian music instead. Along the way, they recognized that
> Wikidata offered a low-barrier, high-result method of making that data not
> only visible but reusable as linked open data, and consequently
> incorporated Wikidata into their edit-a-thons. This is their story.
>
> Redux: Tabulating Transactions with Raspberry Pi and Visualizing Results
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13385
>
> Tim Ribaric
>
> Often in the library tech world we are not given the opportunity to
> attempt a project again. Effort spent re-doing a previous project in a
> different way, in some sense, means wasting time that could be used to work
> on new initiatives. This article describes a redux of a project, a revenge
> story so to speak. In 2013 the Arduino based Tabulatron first entered
> production at Brock University Library. The device had its flaws, an
> attempt to rectify those flaws was manifested in the creation of the PiTab,
> the story of which is presented here.
>
> FAIR Principles for Library, Archive and Museum Collections: A proposal
> for standards for reusable collections
> http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/13427
>
> Lukas Koster, Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer
>
> Many heritage institutions would like their collections to be open and
> reusable but fail to achieve that situation because of organizational,
> legal and technological barriers. A set of guidelines and best practices is
> proposed to facilitate the process of making heritage collections reusable.
> These guidelines are based on the FAIR Principles for scholarly output
> (FAIR data principles [2014]), taking into account a number of other recent
> initiatives for making data findable, accessible, interoperable and
> reusable. The resulting FAIR Principles for Heritage Library, Archive and
> Museum Collections focus on three levels: objects, metadata and metadata
> records. Clarifications and examples of these proposed principles are
> presented, as well as recommendations for the assessment of current
> situations and implementations of the principles.
>
> Ruth Kitchin Tillman
> Coordinating Editor
>
>
> Ruth Kitchin Tillman
> Cataloging Systems & Linked Data Strategist
> Penn State University Libraries
> Paterno Library 126J | 814-867-1038
> [log in to unmask]
>

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