Thank You, Russ Pollitt and CML!

February 21, 2017 0

We’d like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You!” to the Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Local History and Genealogy department’s Russ Pollitt, the Genealogy Subject Specialist. Attendees actively participated and asked great library-specific questions, from the diversity of CML’s local history resources to metadata standards of the collection. We were even lucky enough to see the nation’s largest scanner of it’s type which scans so precisely, the images are able to pick up details the human Read More

Life & Times of a Local History & Genealogy Librarian

February 14, 2017 0

Russ Pollitt, Genealogy Subject Specialist at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Local History & Genealogy (LHG) Division, will present a program about the daily activities associated with his role. We will learn about the work LHG does behind the scenes, such as acquisitions of special collections, preparation and maintenance of collections, collaboration with other entities, and community involvement. We will also learn more about LHG’s users, including who they are, how LHG can serve them, and what Read More

Wikidata with Kevin Payravi – Thank You!

January 23, 2017 0

We at CO-ASIS&T would like to say a big and heartfelt “THANK YOU” to Kevin Payravi for his presentation on Wikidata last week. Not only was this undergraduate up-and-comer’s talk interesting, informative, and polished, but he skipped out on his organization’s celebration for Wikipedia’s 15th Anniversary so he could get the word out about Wikidata. Visit the Wikipedia Connection’s website here – – to learn more about the organization he helps run, including a list of upcoming Read More

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