1. Working on: Preparing for next week’s COLD retreat in San Diego, and gearing up to take up the work of chairing COLD in July. There’s been a lot of change in COLD with retiring and newly-appointed library deans. One of my goals in the coming year is to make it easier to find information about CSU’s libraries and organization. (By the way, in case you missed it there’s a lot of info about the ULMS project posted at: http://library.calstate.edu).
2. Excited about: Kennedy Library’s “Atelier Morgan: The Personal Archives of Architect Julia Morgan” traveling exhibit will be the featured at the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) annual convention in Chicago next week, through the sponsorship of the AIA California Council. It will be featured in the center expo at the Honors and Awards booth, since the AIA will honor Julia Morgan with the 2014 AIA Gold Medal. Morgan is the first female recipient of the Gold Medal since it was first awarded in 1907.
3. Thinking about: Special collections management systems. Think of them as integrated library systems with all the bells and whistles (ERM, etc.) – but customized for the information and administrative needs of curators of unique and special materials. Neither we, nor the campus, have one of these now. A couple of examples of these systems are: CollectionsSpace, ArchivesSpace and CollectiveAccess.
Have a great weekend.