Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Reader and the Law

Eddi Reader is a Scottish singer, formerly of Fairground Attraction. I was aware of Fairground Attraction but really only began listening to Eddi Reader a couple of years ago and she has become a favorite. [Worldcat Identity][Soundunwound]. She sings some wonderful songs, one of which I link to below. Her musical versions of Robbie Burns’ … Continue reading The Reader and the Law

Focusing on the distinctive …

Links to a story in yesterday’s NYT are popping up around the place. Called Companies Slowly Join Cloud-Computing, it looks at recent moves by companies to source computing capacity in the cloud. There is some emphasis on Amazon’s services, but others are also discussed. The thing which has jumped out at many people though is … Continue reading Focusing on the distinctive …

Reading …

We have produced or been involved in a variety of reports recently. I thought it would be interesting to do a list of some … Godby, Carol Jean. 2010. Mapping ONIX to MARC. Report and crosswalk produced by OCLC Research. Available online at http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-14.pdf (report) and http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-14a.xls (crosswalk). (A welcome collaboration with Editeur.) Silipigni Connaway, … Continue reading Reading …

Interstitial reading

Evan Schnittman of OUP has an interesting post in which he discusses three types of digital reading: extractive, immersive and pedagogic. It is worth a read. Looking at his post, I was reminded of a phrase I used for a while: interstitial reading. We do quite a bit of reading in the interstices of our … Continue reading Interstitial reading

An all-through system? From Onix to MARC

One of the recommendations of the LC Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control encouraged greater reliance on an ‘all-through’ system for bibliographic data, where data created upstream by publishers and others could be mobilized downstream by libraries. I was reminded of these words at the time. Records serve different requirements and needs and … Continue reading An all-through system? From Onix to MARC

QOTD: “the professional conservatism of professors” …

I bought the much-noticed The marketplace of ideas: reform and resistance in the American university by Louis Menand in our very congenial local Border’s this morning. I will have to stop going in there to buy the paper 😉 Thanks to Google Book Search, here is a quote from page 15. What can he mean? … Continue reading QOTD: “the professional conservatism of professors” …