Bio- Jenn Nolte

Hello, my name is Jenn Nolte and this will be my 6th course at SCSU towards my MLIS. I am currently employed full time as a systems librarian at Yale University Library, where I’ve worked for the past 8 years. I am interested in the different ways marked up data can be converted and processed to provide access to digital/online resources. I have worked extensively with MARC, and am also familiar with DC/MODS/METS and PREMIS. I have some CSS and HTML knowledge as well. Some of my responsibilities include supporting YUL’s proto-digital repository service and management of MARC data in our ILS. I often do XML conversions of MARC using MARCedit as well. I am excited about learning more of what digital archiving means to librarians and to their patrons, as well as exploring a digital repository/archive up close.

11 Years Later...

2012-09-11 13:21:07 jennifern

I came across this article on HuffPo today:

and linked to

Randy Scott is featured in the Living Memorial. I wonder if this note will also be digitized there, or if it already has been?


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If only this machine was available at VOICES...

2012-07-21 13:49:14 jennifern

So pretty! Wireless delivery! I can’t stop watching the picture of the baby go through the scanner.

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OCLC, the ALA, and PLA walk into a bar...

2012-07-11 09:04:47 jennifern

From the OCLC newsletter:

Public libraries to lead initiative to ensure public access to digital content

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand the challenges that U.S. public libraries face in providing e-book content to borrowers, as they ensure that all Americans continue to have access to commercially produced content through their local public libraries, even as formats change.

OCLC will partner with the American Library Association (ALA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) to review the e-book landscape and jointly develop recommendations for managing the e-book environment, in order to ensure adequate public access to these emerging resources.

More at

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Best class at SCSU hands down

2012-07-10 15:51:22 jennifern

I am overjoyed to finally be able to do hands-on work in my studies here; I am more of a do-er than a reader when it comes to librarianship. I remember my time in the Catalog department at Yale very vividly when I am entering metadata into Omeka; it is kind of relaxing 🙂

I cannot imagine how the people at VOICES do their work every day, I find myself thinking about our subject and feeling sadness on behalf of those who loved him. Their pain is very real and I just don’t know how people (like Cathy!) do it every day. I supposed the dignity and purpose of this project is enough to leap that hurdle.

Omeka is pretty neat; however I find its organization a tad unwieldy. I have already recommended it to my former boss at the small library I used to work at part-time; she has a room full of 19th and early 20th century books that once belonged to the patriarch of her organization, and it would be a great PR move as well as a fun project to digitize those books (almost all certainly out of copyright) and present them in a digital collection online. Coupled with the DIY book scanning web site I think I can definitely help her get that project started with no money at all.

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