Monday, February 7, 2011

Daily Thoughts 2/7/2011 (The Content Management Bible, Twitter)

Honore Daumier, Der Leser, Oil On Wood, 2nd Third of the 19th Century

Daily Thoughts 2/7/2011

The book, The Content Management Bible, 2nd Edition by Bob Boiko has come in for me to read.  I am taking the time to learn some new skills. 

I checked the displays this morning and did some email reference.  I also did a little bit of weeding in the storage 800s.  We have started inventorying the collection in the storage area to make sure that things are properly entered into the catalog.  Some of it is checking for items that are market missing but are there, looking for items that are zero circulation, checking for duplicates, and other tasks.

We now have a Twitter account for our library.  We are starting to ask people to follow the library.  We have two followers right now.  If you are in Westchester and on Twitter, please take the time to follow.

I read some of The Content Managment Bible on the way home.  The author was writing about the difference between data and content.  Content is data that is made usable.  Content translates raw data into usabile information.  Then this usable information is put into networks to create knowledge which people can learn from.  It has a certain logic to it.  It is a little different than the logic I am used to in every day life.

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