SharePoint picture library as a searchable photo database in a small library: a program description

  • Tanya Harron Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
Keywords: Sharepoint, photograph collection, photo collection, picture library

Abstract

In the digital age, librarians are being consulted on unique projects that are outside of the traditional role of responding to information requests.   This paper examines the role of a solo health librarian who was tasked with locating and creating a digital photo database for her organization’s small collection of digital photographs, clipart and logos.  This paper discusses the selection of SharePoint picture library as the organization’s photo repository, the steps taken by the librarian to create the database, issues with cataloguing the collection, and pros and cons of the software

Author Biography

Tanya Harron, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
Librarian, MLIS

References

1. Microsoft Corporation. [Microsoft Download Center] Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. 10 May 2010. Available from http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=24983

2. Ennis, L. A., Tims R. S. Harnessing the power of SharePoint for library applications.
Computers in Libraries. 2010;30:5. Available from http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/jun10/Ennis_Tims.shtml

3. Monte, C. SharePoint: a librarian’s most versatile tool. The New Librarian AALL and ILTA digital white paper. Available from http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Publications/products/aall-ilta-white-paper/sharepoint-2.pdf

4. Weldon, L. S. J. SharePoint is plug and play for librarians. Available from http://www.governmentinfopro.com/files/sharepointplug_play_librarians_weldonfinal.pdf
Published
2015-04-01
How to Cite
Harron, T. (2015). SharePoint picture library as a searchable photo database in a small library: a program description. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De L’Association Des Bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 36(1), 20-23. https://doi.org/10.5596/c15-006
Section
Program Descriptions