Information Quality & Data Sampling

One of the many things that I enjoy about this blog is that I get to work through issues that I encounter at work. This blog began when the library where I was working became a RDA test partner. Over the years, this blog has given me an outlet to explore possibilities and share that. …

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The SMART Concert

Interesting enough I had continued conversations about titles and the relationship between metadata and technology. I don't want to dwell on the first except to say that it is important to illustrate how our jobs are changing and what that means for libraries and librarianship. In fact, many jobs in libraries are changing at a …

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SMART: Start Playing Instead of Failing

I wanted to go back to my last post on SMART or scoping metadata to be adaptive and reactive to technology. There are multiple ways to do this. For this post, I wanted to highlight the adaptive and reactive adjectives and explore their context here for SMART. The phrase "Fail fast, fail often" is not …

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Librarianship is a public service

Last weekend, I checked out the documentary film Ex Libris: The New York Public Library. It's a documentary by Frederick Wiseman that is close to 3 1/2 hours in length. It follows the work of many librarians at several branches of the New York Public Library. I have to say that one of my favorite …

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Catalog or Metadata Librarian

I recently attended the New England Technical Services librarians annual conference. This year, one of the breakout sessions was a panel of fairly new metadata librarians speaking about an informal interest group they created. They were part of a consortium of small liberal arts colleges. Not all who attended the group were metadata librarians as …

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