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An Introduction to SQL for Librarians

An Introduction to SQL for Librarians By Ruth Kitchen Tillman Why are Librarians Suited to SQL? Because querying information is what we do. You’ve thought “ok this is what I want, now where do I go to get it and what should I put into the fields?” In many cases we’re already doing mediated queries…

The Preservation of Glass Plate Negatives

by Greta Bahnemann Almost all archives possess some type of photographic collection. Many individuals typically think of “photographs” as plastic-based negatives and slides; but these photographic techniques are relatively recent inventions. Prior to the invention of cellulose nitrate film in 1903, photographic emulsions were made on glass supports. These glass supports are typically referred to…

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,…

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