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: An Introduction to the Database of the World’s Knowledge

January 4, 2017 0

Imagine Wikipedia’s information in a structured form: that’s Wikidata. Wikidata is a free, open, collaborative, and multilingual knowledge base that can be read by both humans and machines. It’s a central storage for structured data that can be used by Wikipedia and its sister projects, as well as the general public. Wikidata proves to be a powerful and useful tool for libraries, museums, mapping services, developers, and everyday people. Kevin Payravi will present ‘Wikidata: An Read More

Legal Research for Non-Law Librarians – Thank You, Supreme Court Library!

December 9, 2016 0

We’d like to extend a sincere “Thank You! ” to our hosts at the Supreme Court of Ohio Law Library for accommodating our group and for a wonderful tour of such a beautiful building. We’d especially like to thank our two speakers – Erin Waltz and Marissa Mason – for their presentation titled “Legal Research for Non-Law Librarians.” The presentation contained useful information and valuable resources for anyone and everyone to take advantage. They’ve graciously Read More

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