January 27, 2022

Cool! Harvard Library Lab Releases 20 Project Overview Videos Online

Here’s some very interesting viewing for library/database/information retrieval types (geeks).

20 new videos about different Harvard Library Lab projects and programs including Library Cloud and the Awesome Box project that we mentioned the other day.

You’ll not only learn about the projects but you’ll also meet some of the people responsible for them.

From tracking mobile usage to converting MARC to RDA to social tagging and MUCH more there is a lot of interesting material here for everyone.

We’ve embedded all of the new videos below. Most run between 2-4.5 minutes and the blurbs below each video were provided by Harvard.

Sit back, relax, and learn.

Library Cloud is a web server that makes available to all Harvard library innovators data and metadata gathered from the Harvard libraries.

An additional returns box that offers library users the ability to promote any item. Includes an accompanying data service and API.

Inserts scanning into the acquisitions or cataloging process for some of Harvard’s hidden printed book collections.

A shared production tool, workflows, and a shared repository for the collecting, archiving, access and preservation of electronic architectural files.

A study in which students track their library engagement using a mobile application.

Shared tools for the OCLC Connexion client to facilitate efficient workflows for metadata creation.

An open source records management tool to enhance user and system access to records retention schedules and assist in the management of University records in all formats.

Geocodes data from Library Cloud and maps them to show how geocoding catalog data enhances a user’s catalog search experience.

Converts existing MARC records to RDF in order to use Linked Open Data and synonym enhancement to improve access and discoverability to the Countway Digital Library.

Assesses user needs in order to identify and review a transcription tool for use at Harvard.

A lightweight metadata-­‐only repository to catalog and link to scholarly artifacts created at, or in affiliation with, Harvard.

Enables faculty, students, staff and the general public to collaboratively view, curate, annotate, exhibit and remix Harvard-­‐owned digital multimedia.

Inserts scanning into the acquisitions or cataloging process for some of Harvard’s hidden printed book collections.

An online interface that displays upcoming events associated with a specific geographic community.

Using H2O, professors can freely develop, edit, and collate course materials by selecting cases from a wide repository.

An ingest front-end to an existing tool that will allow the Harvard Library to organize and label email archives and similar digital content.

Developing the robust capability to ingest metadata and generate catalog records for HOLLIS to facilitate timely discovery of HFA collections.

Explores the use of social tagging in order to make the information in archival collections more easily discoverable.

An exhibit program that emphasizes connections between teaching and research by displaying key sources associated with the research of the library community.

Demonstrates the benefits of using Encoded Archival Context — Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-­‐CPF) to describe creators of manuscript collections.

See Also: Current and Completed Projects (via Harvard Library Lab)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.