As you may have reading Lauren’s last blog post, our Hack/Doc session led by Lottie and Eric of Openflows Community Technology Cooperative turned out to be more of a discovery day than a hack or documentation session. Having a discovery day reminded me of the old New Mickey Mouse Club song, Discovery Day.
Lauren and I met today and discussed our plans going forward, now that we’ve done some exploration with a group. Much of our previous timeline seems good, and we’re feeling like we might actually be able to build a more robust prototype that we can then develop workflows and decision making processes for with the larger zine library community. w00t! Eric built us two clean new ZineCat instances on the latest versions of CollectiveAccess, which we can start experimenting on.
Our plan for now includes:
- upload the full holdings for our first six libraries (ABC No Rio, Barnard, Bingham Center, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Denver Zine Library, and QZAP)
- possibly add the holdings from Anchor Archive zine library, including their thesaurus
- map more fields–not just author/title/collection. We’re going there with subject headings, keywords, and other types of descriptors!
- pursue making a zine as an alternative to the white paper requirement
- organize everything in a repository, maybe GitLab instead of GitHub, since GitHub is in bed with ICE
- plan human mediation of record conflicts for the near and far future
I think that about covers it. Too much? Not enough?