Centralized Digital Accessioning at Yale University

By Alice Prael As digital storage technology progresses, many archivists are left with boxes of obsolete storage media, such as floppy disks and ZIP disks. These physical storage media plague archives that struggle to find the time and technology to access and rescue the content trapped in the metal and plastic. The Digital Accessioning Service…

Community Owned digital Preservation Tool Registry (COPTR)

COPTR describes tools useful for long term digital preservation and acts primarily as a finding and evaluation tool to help practitioners find the tools they need to preserve digital data. COPTR is collating the knowledge of the digital preservation community on preservation tools in one place. Instead of organisations competing against each other with their…

yEd Graph Editor

yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux,…

Responsive Acquisitions: A Case Study on Improved Workflow at a Small Academic Library

by Brian Greene Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch…

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Archival Processing Manual

by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University The Archival Processing Manual for the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library records policies and procedures for processing manuscript collections at Beinecke and thereby serves as a training guide for new staff as well as an ongoing resource for all staff.…

rOpenSci packages

This is a complete list of all available rOpenSci packages. Packages are grouped by ones that acquire data, full-text of journal articles, altmetrics, data publication, focus on scalable and reproducibile computing, data visualization, data tools, image processing, taxonomy, HTTP tools, data analysis or geospatial work. http://ropensci.org/packages/