Friday, December 9, 2011

Went to the NCAR Library yesterday, and it was good

Some of the members of the DU Student Chapter of SLA went to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Library yesterday.  We had a good time meeting with two of the Archives staff, Matthew Ramey and Kate Legg. I learned about a bunch of things that they are doing, some of which are:
We had good discussions ranging from policies and procedures, to the art of negotiation and advocacy, to new systems such as Chronopolis and OpenSky, to copyright and other legal ramifications of digitization, to how to balance the needs of administration (looking for institutional metrics) with the needs of the average patron.  I wish I had time to go into more detail, but check out their websites and pages, and give them a call/email if you have any questions about their services and collections.

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