Posted on June 8, 2005.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Flood
Photographs are available on the U of H library website. 9” of rain in 6 hours, 50 year flood, debris formed a dam at a bridge, then washed over the banks.
Gov docs – 95% lost. Comprehensive depository library since 1907. Also a UN depository.
Library school class trapped in the basement. They had to throw a chair out of a window and climb out over broken glass.
• Keep backup files off site
• Hire someone to do the documentation and replacement
• Look at the Library Disaster Planning Handbook
They’ve got some donations from BYU (Oahu) and UN. But will not be able to replace a ton of things that are local to Hawaii.
Donna Thompson, H-S CfA
• Notification service
• http://myads.harvard.edu (also from query page)
• registration for two different products, weekly or daily e-print notification
• weekly notification
- e-mail for each database (astro, phys, preprint)
- toc updates for a list of journals,
- can login and retrieve a query or run the saved query on demand
• Daily e-print (new articles)
- Not run exactly every week, more like every 10 days
- Old articles recently added to the database will appear as new articles
• With a grant, hired some students to work on getting metadata for old volumes
• Missing journals – even if not on their list! Send her an e-mail.
• If you get a request for a specific journal you would like to see in ADS let her know.
• ESA-SPs are in progress getting scanned (yay!)
• She needs old ApJ Letters from the 1970
Harvard Sciences Digital Library
Experiences with an institutional repository
• 7 months behind schedule
• Inability of new version to use math/phys symbols in title
• Handle system (permanent url) – won’t operate through a firewall right now. Alternatives to handle system aren’t accepted by d-space
• Click through copyright/license (not tested in Mass. State law)
- Research articles (so authors have to obey those rules for original publication/publisher)
- Data sets
- Learning materials
• Logo issues, name issues with administration
• Getting content – researchers are lining up impatiently to give content (exception of math community)
• Content is ps or pdf almost exclusively
• No conflict with ADS
• High demand to store datasets
• How do you do it so it’s usable
Policies and Procedures
• Useful to the community
• Agreement on policies has been easier than expected
• Best practices
• Relationship to google print or google scholar?
• Relationship to non-science libraries
• Virtual journal or virtual subject overlays envisioned haven’t really happened
• Relationship to metasearch or federated search
• Redundancy and preservation
• How to get the man-hours to really support this
MMST – multi-mission at space telescope
International Virtual Observatory – collections of datasets
NAS – recent report asking what will be done to preserve these large datasets
DAS – at NASA GSFC digital assets system using a customized version of Dublin Core, Goddard Core.
Weblogs at the Library
David Bigwood, http://tinyurl.com/8kg57
• Easy to do
• A good way to distribute information in multiple formats automatically (IM, SMS, e-mail, RSS)
• Particularly helpful for new acquisitions lists
• Keep in mind
- Less formal – but check spelling, grammar, etc.
- Keep it up to date – don’t let it get stale, probably at least once a week
- Write for your readers – what do they want to read and need to know
The whole point of weblogs is to tell our stories to our constituencies.
Note: Here are the PAM blogs I know about
Individual, professional (there are at least a couple of personal ones which I’m not sure the owners are advertising? feedback?)
- Christina (mine!) http://christinaslibraryrant.blogspot.com
- David http://catalogablog.blogspot.com
- John http://jdupuis.blogspot.com
- Catherine http://englib.info
- Randy http://stlq.info
I’ll try to add to this when I’m a bit more awake
Edited: 6/13/05, 5pm (Eastern), added linking for blogs, fixed some bullets