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
Standards, guidelines and recommendations
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
The acronyms of doom, part 2.
I may have fallen asleep in a lecture or two at university but I don’t recall ever snoozing during a professional conference. Unfortunately the recent ACOC conference seemed to have that effect on a few people in the audience. It
RDA and the acronyms of doom
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.
Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications. The standard is maintained by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of
The Library Science collection
A bit off topic for this week I guess (seeing as it’s not to do with my website project) but I am currently weeding our library-science collection and, well, I am starting to wonder what other libraries have in their
Guess who will be speaking at the Gulliver Forum this Thursday? That’s right, it’s me! By speaking I mean I’ll be doing a short presentation on how I found the Learning 2.0 program. By presentation I mean some powerpoint slides
And here’s to you Mrs Robinson…
Guess who is pregnant? That’s right, it’s Mrs Robinson and she’s pregnant to me! I love library gossip. Let’s see some of the things I’ve been gossiped about since I started working in libraries. 1. Who I sleep with (men,
#15 On Library 2.0 & Web 2.0 …
I found this exercise fascinating. The very first thing I noticed was, of the five speakers listed in the exercise, only one was female. For a female dominated industry, I find that quite sad. Why aren’t more females spouting the