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The Curator August 23 2018 issue

The Curator: August 23, 2018

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With an infinite number of resources online, it can be overwhelming finding the perfect website for searching through media archives. Here are 6 sites that you’ll want to bookmark to broaden the range of your research.

6 media archives to boost your research →

Audrey McKay explains how the research of James A. Duke, a world-renowned botanist and a pioneer in alternative crops, will be preserved as his ongoing legacy for future generations.

Dr. James Duke’s agricultural research legacy →

Spice up your next presentation with the use of graphics, which add context to dull information. Here are the top 5 data visualization tools you can use to enhance your presentations and reports.

Top 5 data visualization tools →

An invaluable, historical asset can be lost to safety film deterioration. Randy Gitsch demonstrates the value of digitization and how images for the Marx Bros stay preserved to this day.

Safety film deterioration leaves its mark… →

…they’re at a fork in the road. John DiGilio shares the latest legal technology trends, including the new rules of digital KM, blockchain, AI building blocks.

The latest legal technology trends →

We salute Jason Curtis, a librarian in rural England who created his own museum that any archivist or librarian will appreciate, because it’s dedicated to obsolete media. The collection currently includes over 500 formats, and as he says in the article, “The more I collect, the more formats or variations of formats I discover.”

Jason Curtis: A librarian who collects media formats →

As business partner to the Mile High ALA Chapter (Association of Legal Administrators), LAC Group participated in the group’s 2018 Business Partner Expo, held August 16 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado. This year’s theme, Bet on your future with the MHC, was modeled on the Kentucky Derby, inspiring a variety of Derby costumes and decorations.

LAC Group supports legal administrators in Denver →

Tributes to women we admire

Aretha Franklin

On August 16, the world lost an amazing talent and leader in music and civil rights. Yet Aretha Franklin’s legacy will live on, including these library tributes:

American Libraries: Bibliography of titles in which which Franklin appears as a key figure

Worthington LIbraries: The life of Aretha Franklin

Library of Congress: Memorial to Aretha Franklin, whose 1967 recording of the song “Respect” was among the first songs inducted into the Library’s National Recording Registry

Carla Hayden

Speaking of Library of Congress, Amanda Ros, LAC Group employee and cataloger for the Library’s CIP E-book program, had what she described as a “major fangirl moment” when she met Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden earlier this summer.

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