Event Announcement: Documentation in Tech Services

From Dan Lipcan et al. of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Dear Colleague,

Have you ever wondered how other libraries manage to keep track of all those local decisions, workflows, cataloger’s judgments, and exceptions to every rule?  So have we, which is why we are presenting “It’s Documentary, My Dear Watson: Documentation in Technical Services,” a program sponsored by the Thomas J. Watson Library.  The program will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and will be followed by a brief reception in the Watson Library.

We are purposefully leaving the topic broad to encourage creativity and variety but as food for thought some aspects we are interested in here are: the tools used (wikis, blogs, Post-it notes), success stories, disasters, public vs. private documentation, best practices, training interns and new staff, etc.

The format will be fast paced with 4-5 minute informal presentations from as many as 10 speakers, a sort of Pecha Kucha or Ignite talk style in an effort to get as many ideas flowing as possible for the discussion to follow.

If you are as excited as we are and would like to be a speaker please reply with the topic of your presentation, and whatever hardware or software you require (PowerPoint, internet connection, easel).

We will let you know by February 24, 2014 if you have been accepted as a speaker but all are welcome to join us for the discussion! Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested and thank you in advance.


Andrea Puccio

Dan Lipcan

John Lindaman

Tamara Fultz

I think this will be worth the time and effort to attend.

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