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What we think of as “the library” is undergoing a revolution. Now that more information is available digitally, many libraries have been downsized and the need for floor space is greatly reduced. Most libraries that remain have greatly diminished their footprint. Like academic libraries, special…

Successful change management involves many principles and criteria, among them: Start at the top with leadership but involve every level. Communicate regularly and engage everyone across all levels and channels. Marry the rational and the emotional arguments, and don’t neglect company culture.

LAC Group’s Content & Archive Services division is excited to be attending the 2018 annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), being held from November 27th through December 1st in Portland, Oregon. While known by many in the AMIA community as PRO-TEK,…

I attended the FEDLINK 2018 Fall Exposition held November 7, 2018 at the Library of Congress’ Madison Building. FEDLINK is the Federal Library and Information Network, a consortium of federal agencies for sharing library and information center resources, managed under the auspices of the Library…

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) expenses often fly under the radar and for that reason tend to be easily ignored. MRO expenditures are those purchases that fall under the category of indirect spend and include things like cleaning products, safety equipment, maintenance supplies, spare parts,…

Stock photography encompasses ready-to-use imagery such as photos, illustrations, graphics, icons, etc. that can be licensed to use for any number of purposes. Common creative business use includes marketing and advertising, blogs and newsletters, business presentations, training and web design. Stock images are available through…

Providers of financial research software are aggressively competing to load more bells and whistles on their products for investors and other financial services professionals. S&P Global Market Intelligence has rolled out its next-generation Capital IQ platform. Capital IQ, like other competitive, web-based products, is customizable…

Paper pricing has been steadily increasing, with several upturns in the last 12-18 months, an anomaly for a spend category that has been stable and buyer-driven. We are seeing increases averaging 8-10%, with additional increases as high as 15% pending in January.

In the first installment of our series, “Metadata for Mere Mortals,” librarian Erin Antognoli provided an overview of basic metadata principles, such as the types of metadata and the information they convey. She also covered where metadata creation falls in the data life cycle and…