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Catalogue 2.0 published!bibliotheekmeisjeCatalogue 2.0 cover

Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:28:46 +0000

I still can’t quite believe it, but Catalogue 2.0: the future of the library catalogue has been published!  This book brings together the hard work of Anne Christensen, Emmanuelle Bermès, Marshall Breeding, Karen Calhoun, Rosemie Callewaert, Lorcan Dempsey, Silvia Gstrein, Driek Heesakkers, Till Kinstler, Lukas Koster and me. In the book we explore … Continue reading

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Will MARC survive ELAG 2011?bibliotheekmeisjeEuropean Library Automation Group (ELAG) National Technical Library, Prague, Czech Republic, Main Hall

Sat, 14 May 2011 17:01:41 +0000

In two weeks time, the European Library Automation Group (ELAG) 2011 conference will be over.  After almost a year of planning and monthly conference calls, I can’t believe that it is almost here! Hosted by the National Technical Library (Národní technická knihova) in … Continue reading

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Cataloguing *is* important!bibliotheekmeisjeFrank Förster does FRBRooMörkrets Hjärta, the Swedish translation of Joseph Conrad's the Heart of DarknessPisanski: 'Something is better than nothing'Tillett: Next steps for the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)

Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:36:19 +0000

As a ‘metadata aggregator’ (and former cataloguer) the importance of cataloguing is to me self evident.  However, even in the library community, I know that this feeling is not shared by all.  That being said, the high attendance at IFLA’s Cataloguing session … Continue reading

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First-timers walk this waybibliotheekmeisjeNew comers walk this way at IFLA 2010IFLA first timer ribbon

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 16:59:46 +0000

Being an IFLA conference virgin, I decided that the new-comers’ session would be an important session for me.   Moderated by Josche Ouwerkerk and Federica Marangio from IFLA Headquarters this was a lively session intended to offer ‘a brief and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Göteborg: the city of the Volvo (and IFLA 2010)bibliotheekmeisjeWelcome to Götenborg: city of the Volvo

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:32:21 +0000

This morning I arrived into Gothenburg (Götenburg) to participate in my first IFLA conference.  Arriving at the airport after being welcomed by the official IFLA welcoming committee stationed at the airport, I was welcomed by Volvo!  Being a bad librarian, … Continue reading

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Linked data and librariesbibliotheekmeisje

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 04:54:44 +0000

On 21st July, I attend the Linked data and libraries event organised by Talis at the British Library.  For those who weren’t able to attend, Talis have set up an almost like being there web page including videos and presentation … Continue reading

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Preparing for IFLAbibliotheekmeisjeIFLA 2010

Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:30:29 +0000

Whilst watching Episode 15 of This Week in Libraries Stuart Hamilton, Senior Policy Adviser at IFLA HQ, told that IFLA 2010 will be more social media orientated.  As I will be attending the IFLA conference for the first time next week, … Continue reading

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