curios, A New Blog on Digitization From the Brown University Library
The Brown University Library is pleased to announce the launching of curio a new weekly blog, focusing on imaging rare, unusual, and intriguing objects.
The blog is written by Digital Production Services staff about curios, objects that are valued for their unique qualities, both physical and scholarly.
Brown selectively digitizes its Special Collections, providing public access online, anytime, anywhere. The process for deciding which materials will be digitized is closely aligned with teaching and research needs. As a result, Digital Production Services (DPS) staff come in contact with otherwise “hidden” Library artifacts on a daily basis. Many of these unusual items present technical challenges for digitization or description. The blog will feature items that are singled out for their unique properties and for the methods used to digitize them.
As explained by Ann Caldwell, Head, Imaging and Metadata Services, “The staff in Digital Production Services is constantly awed, amused, fascinated, and thrilled by the materials we digitize and describe. In that respect, we’re some of the most fortunate people in the Library. Not only do we get to see these items, but we get to share them with you and digitally preserve them for the future.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.