The Age of Misc

Traditionally, organising has been seen as a human activity and retrieval as a machine activity (Glushko, 2013). Elaine Svenonius however recognised that automatic text processing and indexing (part of the information retrieval field) had come to either complement or make up for bibliographic description and cataloguing. Svenonius proposed that retrieving information and organising it are … Continue reading The Age of Misc

Should libraries abandon MARC, reconceptualise RDA and FRBR, and adopt RDF?

Libraries are one of the oldest ways of organising information. All of the great ancient empires had (and venerated) their libraries. From Mesopotamia to Egypt to Greece and Rome. For the vast majority of their history, libraries have organised information that is manifested in physical objects like books, and then later journal articles and microfiche, … Continue reading Should libraries abandon MARC, reconceptualise RDA and FRBR, and adopt RDF?

An Introduction to the Information Behaviour of Arts and Humanities Students and Researchers for new Subject Librarians. An Annotated Bibliography.

This is a piece of work I put together for my MA in Library and Information Services Management course from November 2017. It is an annotated bibliography aimed at subject librarians taking on roles with arts and humanities faculties. It probably focuses more on humanities than arts to be honest.   Al-Shboul, M. K., & … Continue reading An Introduction to the Information Behaviour of Arts and Humanities Students and Researchers for new Subject Librarians. An Annotated Bibliography.

Hiatus

I've had a bit of a hiatus in my blogging over the summer. This has mainly been due to the end of my PGCE in May. Yes, that's right folks, I'm officially a qualified teacher! I am now getting back into things and have finally started my MA in Managing Library and Information Services via … Continue reading Hiatus