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Libraries Annex Space Tracker (LAST)

The Libraries Annex needed a way to keep track of all open spaces that are created by weeding projects or expansions. In the past, staff would keep records of available space in Word, Excel and Access, but none of these programs allowed for easy retrieval of needed information. Being a storage facility, the Libraries Annex does not shelve items according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Instead, materials of similar height are housed together on appropriately sized shelves to maximize the use of the available shelf space. Materials on each shelf are numbered consecutively, giving a fixed order and a unique "address" to every item stored in the Annex. This unique address is called an Annex Code.

OpenWAAND - Women Artist Archives National Directory Platform

Women Artists Archives National Directory (<a href="http://waand.rutgers.edu" target="_blank">WAAND</a>), an ongoing project of Rutgers University Libraries , has laid the groundwork for OpenWAAND by developing the architecture, metadata schema, protocols, and survey instruments used to effectively describe collections and digital objects.

OpenWAAND consists of three linked databases: a Repository Directory, Collections, and an Entity (artist or artists' organization) Database. The Repository Directory is a database of archival organizations; it includes name, location, contact information, services provided, audiences served, and access policies and direct links to each. The Collections database describes the primary source material on a particular woman artist or women’s arts organization that is held by each repository and includes links to all online finding aids . The Entity database comprises basic information about the artist, such as dates of activity, genres, and geographic regions of the artist's activity.

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