When I visit libraries and listen to what is needed, it appears that a major goal for many is to expand the reach of the library within the organisation…
I was greatly saddened to read of the recent death of Leonard Cohen. Poetry and Melodies. The simplest words, placed together, to reveal profound truths and emotions. And his unique delivery. A complete artist.
So you find yourself in the inevitable position of either starting, maintaining or updating your archive or collection. By no means a small task, but one that you have to complete all the same. So where do you begin? What do you need to consider and remember when working with the archive?
For many clients a package database application is the ideal solution, incorporating a set of fields and templates to reflect what are commonly accepted types of information. A prime example is that of bibliographic data (an organised collection of references to published reports, articles, books or similar). There may be a need for some