Submitted by Michael Stephens on June 29, 2007 - 12:12pm
Submitted by Tom Peters on June 28, 2007 - 10:48pm
The ALA Annual Conference in DC, which just ended, was another energizing, informative event. In a forthcoming post I will summarize the more substantial sessions and issues that came to my attention. However, in the spirit of the adage, "Life's uncertain; eat dessert first," I would like to share with you the most fun I had at ALA in DC.
Vendor receptions are a time-honored event at these conferences, and the protocol is well-established: Read More »
Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on June 21, 2007 - 9:30pm
(If you're at ALA Annual Conference/>/> while you're reading this, the RDA Update Forum is Saturday, June 23, 4:00-5:30 at WCC 206.)
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Submitted by Michael Stephens on June 4, 2007 - 10:53pm
Greetings from my blogging hiatus while I finish my dissertation. Amidst statistics and coding data, I have librarian bloggers on the brain. So much so, I just wanted to post a quick shout-out to the ever-growing populace of the Biblioblogosphere and those who find inspiration there.
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Submitted by Tom Peters on May 20, 2007 - 4:32am
A hush has fallen over the music industry. It may be the hush of anticipation prior to the birth of an heir who will lead the kingdom to a new golden age, or it may be the calm before the onslaught of the perfect storm.
DRM (Digital Rights Management)--which may be the baby, or it may be the bath water, it depends on who you ask--appears to be on its way out, at least for music. First, Apple and EMI announced an agreement to sell DRM-free digital music files beginning this month. Consumers will pay about 30 percent more for DRM-free music, but there already are many precedents where consumers prove willing to pay more to have something left out of a product. Exhibit A: bottled water. I rest my case. Read More »
Submitted by Karen G. Schneider on May 3, 2007 - 1:36pm
This book is dangerous. Everything is Miscellaneous takes all the precious ideas we are taught as librarians and throws them out the window. Structure, order, precise metadata, bibliographic control: gone, gone, gone, gone. Even, for you edgier types, ye who tell of your Semantic Web and your RDF triples: old-school, good-bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Read More »