Today I am at my last Basic Library Techniques (BLT) course, after this I am certified to be a library director - in a town of 10,000 or fewer residents in Massachusetts. OK those are a lot of terms and conditions, but I've gone through workshops in Library Administration, Collection Development, Cataloguing and now I am finishing up with Reference. Prior to this workshop I read Reference and Information
Why card based records are not good enough
I came across this article a while back on Open Source Exile about the deficiencies of the MARC format. For those of you not in the library world, MARC is essentially a digital version of the information you found in the card catalog.The article echoes a lot of my thoughts on the subject from when I was reading about information organization and cataloging a few years back when I first started working
Librarianship is dead. Long live librarianship.
OK, now that I've got your attention, I decided to create a complimentary post to this blog entry called instructional design is deadMuch discussion has been had on publib recently about the downgrading of librarianship as a profession.One comment says: I certainly wouldn't suggest that we should make our catalogingsystems deliberately arcane or complex simply to justify our existence(s). But there