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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