Category Archives: Cataloging

FRBR User Tasks applied to Software Applications

This post was inspired by reading Karen Coyle’s post from a few years ago that wrestles with FRBR User Tasks, while trying to unpack the searching process of users who conduct research with my company’s customized software applications. It is also … Continue reading

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Field Experience

This semester I am working on a field experience doing AV cataloging at Davis Library on campus. I’ve been keeping a notebook of daily activities, but I’d like to blog a little bit about it as well–especially since it is … Continue reading

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Dream Job

A classmate of mine posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago. How great would it be to catalog for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library? (!?)

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Bruce and Hillman say metadata is like…

…PORNOGRAPHY, in that it is difficult to define.* Sometimes it is all too similar to pornography, as we discovered last week in Metadata class when our well-intentioned instructor did a Google image search for “teach teens metadata” and ended up … Continue reading

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Subject Headings Jeopardy

What a wonderful summer. I’ve been volunteering at the Chapel Hill Public Library doing work on their Headings Report (so long… so very, very long that headings report…) and helping box books up for storage in anticipation of the renovation … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Everything is Miscellaneous – Chapter 1

The first chapter of David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous brings up an interesting thought on sorting through personal things—if you can’t find a place for it you’re more likely to get rid of it. This is true in terms of … Continue reading

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Protected: The Challenges of Audiovisual Cataloging Essay

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