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Rumsey, Abby Smith

Works: 30 works in 140 publications in 3 languages and 2,545 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Other, Curator
Classifications: Z665, 025
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When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess of information available in the digital age, and how ephemeral digital storage methods present a challenge for passing on current cultural memory to the future
The future of the past : preservation in American research libraries by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
This report summarizes the challenges and accomplishments in preservation efforts since the early 1960s. The paper gives an overview of the preservation and management of research collections and describes the context in which decisions are made by researchers and librarians about what to preserve and how. By examining how librarians and scholars grappled with the first great crisis in the preservation of library materials--the pandemic loss of information printed on embrittled acid paper--it traces the development of the current consensus on how to manage large collections recorded on many media of varying stability. Highlights include permanent paper, paper deacidification, the rationale for reformatting, the scope of the problem, and local responsibilities vs. National priorities. The need for a national preservation plan is discussed, as well as selection of materials for the national plan and the role of scholars in selection. The paper also addresses the problem that, despite striking progress made in preservation technology and management, the difficulties of preserving original library materials have scarcely diminished over time and demand the same thoughtful cooperation between scholars and librarians as they enter the 21st century as the brittle-book problem received in the 1980s. (aef)
Why digitize? by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
This paper is a response to discussions of digitization at meetings of the National Humanities Alliance (nha). Nha asked the Council on Library and Information Resources (clir) to evaluate the experiences of cultural institutions with digitization projects to date and to summarize what has been learned about the advantages and disadvantages of digitizing culturally significant materials. Findings revealed that digitization often raises expectations of benefits, cost reductions, and efficiencies that can be illusory and, if not viewed realistically, have the potential to put at risk the collections and services libraries have provided for decades. One such false expectation--that digital conversion has already or will shortly replace microfilming as the preferred medium for preservation reformatting--could result in irreversible losses of information. This paper defines digital information; identifies weaknesses of digitization as a preservation treatment; discusses the benefits and drawbacks of digital technology for access; and highlights issues institutions must consider in contemplating a digital conversion project. (Aef)
The evidence in hand : report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections by Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
The report establishes a framework for making or evaluating institutional policies for the retention of published materials and archival or unpublished materials in their original form. In five sections, the report presents the problem and its implications; a discussion of the term "artifact" ; an examination of the problems associated with particular media, from print and paper to audiovisual and digital; five case studies and a summary and recommendations
Strategies for building digitized collections by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Managing cultural assets from a business perspective by Laura Price( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Without understanding the value of collections as assets to the home institution, it is difficult for libraries to determine how best to make those assets most productive. This report describes how the Library of Congress developed and implemented a plan for greater accountability over its collections. The report presents a model for the management of library and archival collections, adaptable to any type of library that defines those collections as core assets and seeks to make them maximally productive while controlling risks to their integrity. The model focuses on business risk and proposes a framework of controls to minimize the risks that threaten the viability of those assets. The first section of the report defines business risk and discusses the origins of the risk-assessment model. The next section describes the risk-assessment process which includes creating an internal control framework identifying relevant controls, determining how to assess risk, conducting the risk assessment, addressing unacceptable risks, monitoring risk, and limitations on internal control. Finally, long-term benefits of risk assessment are outlined, with discussion on integrating technology and taking preventive action. The business risk model is fully described in the appendix. (Aef)
New-model scholarship : how will it survive? by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Access in the future tense ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Survey of the state of audio collections in academic libraries by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Living traditions of Russian faith : books & manuscripts of the Old Believers : an exhibition at the Library of Congress, May 31-June 29, 1990 by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Revelations from the Russian archives : a report from the Library of Congress ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Haare flechten 60 stylische Frisuren für den Alltag und besondere Anlässe by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Dieses Buch ist der ultimative Guide für wundervoll geflochtenes Haar, von eleganten Brautfrisuren bis hin zum lockeren Freizeit-Dutt. Ob nur mal schnell zum Bäcker, mit den Mädels um die Häuser ziehen oder eine festliche Abendveranstaltung - die Frisuren in diesem Buch helfen der Leserin, den perfekten Look für jede Gelegenheit zu finden. Folgt man den leicht nachvollziehbaren Anleitungen, helfen die Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotos ganz unkompliziert dabei, schnell und einfach bezaubernde neue Frisuren zu flechten
Prince V.V. Golitsyn : the life of an aristocrat in Muscovite Russia by Abby Smith Rumsey( Archival Material )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Sustainable economics for a digital planet : ensuring long-term access to digital information by Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The evidence in hand : report of the task force on the artifact in library collections ; November 2001 by Stephen G Nichols( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Chamber winds : student chamber ensembles ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Kosy, puchki, khvosty, zhguty, uzly : zapleti sebe sama by Abby Smith Rumsey( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Russian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
World enough, and time : libraries as agents of cultural memory ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Authenticity in a digital environment ( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Building and sustaining digital collections : models for libraries and museums by Abby Smith Rumsey( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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English (124)
German (3)
Russian (1)
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