Daily Recap: #RBMS14 Day 3 in 10 Tweets

We’re really getting into that Vegas state of mind…hence today’s Twitter recap starts with a little bit of (mannequin) leg!

This morning’s plenary on the marketplace and its impact on the ecosystem of special collections was moderated by Rachel D’Agostino, Curator of Printed Books at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Nina Musinsky offered  a thought provoking take from the perspective of a rare bookseller, while Steve Ennis brought an upper-level administrator’s viewpoint.

Katie Henningsen, Archivist and Special Collections Coordinator at the University of Puget Sound, moderated “Dis-Placed Librarians,” a session for special collections librarians who are new to their areas or must “retrofit” their talents to a new position or or subject area. Meanwhile, UCLA’s Nina M Schneider moderated a seminar on the reinvention of the library catalogue. Participants examined how  librarians can take advantage of new technologies like BIBFRAME to enhance access to special collections materials. And Bill Landis of the Yale University Library moderated “Teaching Ambidextrously: Supporting the Seamless Research Experience.” Finally, the fourth paper panel, on Space/Renovation, was moderated by Maureen Maryanski of the New-York Historical Museum and Society.

In the afternoon, Michael Inman of the New York Public Library and Charlotte Priddle of New York University moderated a discussion group on exhibition techniques, particularly focusing on the challenges and opportunities of online exhibition. Elizabeth Joffrion of Western Washington University Libraries moderated a seminar on hidden diversity in the archives. Emily Dunlay moderated Paper Panel Five, on Space/Function, while Yale University’s Ellen Ellickson moderated Paper Panel Six, on the History of Science.

Following the beverage break, Linda Isaac of California State University moderated Paper Panel Seven, which addressed digital special collections. The email correspondence of Susan Sontag took center stage, as did issues of copyright and public domain. Susan Horowitz of Haverford College moderated a lively seminar on crowdsourcing, focusing on case studies like NYPL’s “What’s on the Menu” project. Nina Mamikunian moderated Paper Panel Eight, “Space/Alternatives,” while Indiana University’s Lori Dekydtspotter moderated Paper Panel Nine, “Teaching/Learning.” 

The day concluded with a lovely reception at Nevada State Museum.


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