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Collection evaluation: a book reviewcjc45kohnbook

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:35:13 +0000

I just finished reading* Karen E. Kohn’s Collection evaluation in academic libraries: a practical guide for librarians. Apart from the fact that it’s an awkward A4 size, that doesn’t fit into bags easily and is hard to read in a comfy reclined position (what, who doesn’t read collection development monographs in bed?), I found it […]

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What I learned at ALA: final round-upcjc45

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:58:02 +0000

This is the third, much-belated, blog post reporting on ALA Annual at Anaheim. There is more RDA-related information from ALA in my first post on the international aspects and second post on the RDA Toolkit. This post has taken a long time to finish, largely because of the sheer volume of information I’m trying to […]

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RDA Toolkit, updates from ALA and beyondcjc45

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 21:05:42 +0000

This is the second blog post reporting on ALA Annual at Anaheim, with some information from webinars attended since I returned. The first post is here. I’ve been writing up all my notes from ALA to compile these blog posts and sorting them thematically. However, the RDA Toolkit  seemed to want to have a post […]

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Getting the international view of RDA at ALAcjc45

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:12:57 +0000

This is the first of my blog posts reporting on my attendance at ALA Annual in Anaheim in June. I came home with a huge amount of notes, links to follow and new information. Since I got back, I’ve been to RDA meetings, given a FRBR workshop, met with the RDA group in my workplace, […]

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Informal RDA discussion for RLUK members: what I got out of itcjc45

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:48:21 +0000

As I mentioned in my previous post, yesterday was the informal discussion about RDA that Helen Williams and I organised for RLUK members. Helen and I were really gratified to see so many people turn up and felt the discussion went well. I personally found it very useful and got a lot out of it, […]

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Going to London, where the streets are paved with acronyms…cjc45

Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:40:11 +0000

Tomorrow I am going to London for a very full day of RDA and FRBR. In the morning, it is the informal RDA discussion for RLUK libraries which I’ve organised with Helen Williams. I cannot say how much I’m looking forward to it – born from a little casual remark on Twitter (as are all […]

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Adventures at ALAcjc45

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:13:58 +0000

I’m in Anaheim, California for ALA Annual. It’s hard to type that sentence without doing a little happy dance. I was extremely fortunate to be awarded one of the conference bursaries from the John Campbell Trust this year which has allowed me to attend ALA. In my application for the bursary, I explained that there is […]

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Train the cataloguing trainer: interesting conversations on Twitter, part Icjc45

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:51:13 +0000

This blog post was inspired by a fascinating conversation I had on Twitter* today about training cataloguers. There were some ideas there that merited a little bit more breathing space and a chance for wider input so here I am, hastily blogging about it. I have trained a lot of people to catalogue, in virtually […]

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Anatomy of a cataloguer, or, I’m not angry, I’m just disappointedcjc45

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 08:22:01 +0000

This blog post started life as a comment on the “Anatomy of a cataloger” post by Theresa Schultz over at LISNPN but it got a bit too long and then moved slightly in another direction anyway so I’m posting here on my much-neglected blog. First of all, it’s not entirely true that I wasn’t angry. […]

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Creating spaces for cataloguing conversations to happencjc45

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 13:06:03 +0000

At the start of year I said I hoped 2011 would be another Year of Cataloguing Conversations. I’ve realised that this is already happening in a variety of ways and I am thinking of more ways to create spaces for these conversations to happen. I hope this will continue over the rest of the year. At […]

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