Teaching Digital Libraries with Viewshare: An Interview with Dr. Erik Mitchell

This is a guest post by Camille Salas, the Viewshare.org coordinator for the Library of Congress.  This past December, I shared a lesson plan that uses the Library’s Viewshare platform to create digital libraries. Dr. Erik Mitchell, who teaches the Organization of Information class at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, created the lesson plan. After a […]

Viewshare Meet JSON, JSON Meet Viewshare

This is a guest post by Bill Amberg, a contract software developer and Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress, who are both working on Viewshare. Trevor Owens also contributed to the post.  We are pleased to announce a fifth option for importing data into Viewshare – JSON. Users now have the ability […]

Re-Discovering and Linking Metadata in Viewshare: An Interview with Jeremy Myntti

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. Jeremy Myntti is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Jeremy recently gave a presentation at the ALA Midwinter conference entitled Re-Discovering and Linking Metadata in Viewshare. In the presentation, he […]

Visualizing Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging with Viewshare: An Interview with Violeta Ilik

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress.  Violeta Ilik is the Metadata Cataloging Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries. Violeta recently gave a presentation at the ALA Midwinter conference entitled “Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: The first step is the hardest!.” In the presentation, she described […]

A Viewshare Roundup

Last October Viewshare turned two. I know what you’re going to say: Viewshare is getting so big and is so advanced for it’s age! We agree. (Editor’s note: the Viewshare program was retired in 2018.) This post will round up links to recent papers, presentations and blog posts that show how Viewshare enhances access to […]

Teaching Viewshare for Academic Work: An Interview with Moya Bailey

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. She interviews Moya Bailey from Emory University.   Moya Bailey is a graduate fellow in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University where she explores critical race, feminist, and disability studies. Her current work focuses on constructs of health and normativity […]

Teaching Digital Library Creation with Viewshare

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. As a first year graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Information, I, like many other library students across the country, enrolled in a required course that focused on the organization of information. I often referred to the […]

Back to School with Viewshare

This is a guest post from Camille Salas, an intern with the Library of Congress. In addition to the audio, physical, and visual media that students will encounter as they head back to school this fall, some students will use Viewshare* for the first time to explore a variety of new subjects. The Swag Diplomacy: […]