Well my first whingey post at my new job. I have to say that it is incredibly frustrating dealing with an IT department that do not want to let go of control. I understand that security is of high importance.
I’ve been away for a little while from my blog (mostly being a slacker). But I’m back! I’ve recently changed jobs and said goodbye to Brimbank Libraries. I’m now working in technical services at the City of Yarra in Melbourne’s
We are currently testing a magic wand (aka RFID wand) from FE Technologies. I have also tested the one from 3M and seen one from Bibliotheca and one from QLS (which was made by a Scandinavian company whose name I
I have been analysing our brand new RFID self-check machine that we are planning to install at our latest library to be RFID’d. It is quite interesting how the different vendors program their RFID machines to work. I know that
Being a library, people think that we are a dumping ground for books they have lying around. They don’t have to be in good condition or current, the library will take them. I wonder if that says something about the
After my whinge last week about the building audit’s recommendations, I am back with yet another document to complain about this week! (aren’t I great?) It’s not really a complain thing, more of a comparison thing I guess. Living Learning
The Building Audit of Victorian Public Libraries 2007 was a report created to get an overview of public library buildings in Victoria. At 258 pages it’s a bit lengthy so I must admit that I just read through the presentation
RDA just clicked. The little man who turned the lights off in my head at the ACOC conference the other week decided to come visiting and turn them back on. Thankyou little man. Okay, if we ignore authority data (which
It’s like a brand new Harry Potter novel: Harry Potter and the acronyms of doom. Synopsis: Harry is forced by his evil muggle foster parents to attend a cataloguing conference provided by ACOC, one of the older acronyms of doom.
Oooh, pretty. According to one of the staff at the library (I took a tour), this is one of the top 5 buildings in Brisbane that people ‘love to hate’. It reminds me of the Ernst & Young building in