Monday, March 14, 2011

Daily Thoughts 3/14/2011 (The Accidental Taxonomist, The Information)

Lady Ingram and Her Two Sons Martin and Steven). Oil on Panel. 38 x 33 in (96.5 x 83.8 cm)., 1557

Daily Thoughts 3/14/2011

Today has been another steady day.  I spent some time compiling statistics from the childrens room for the survey.  I also updated the library Twitter account.  I also checked the displays and did a little more weeding in the mezzanine. 

I am doing a tour of the library for a group on Wednesday.  There are a few art pieces in the library.  We have our ceiling painted with a mural based on the Unicorn Tapestry in the Cluny museum in Paris, there is also a large Tiffany glass installation at the top of the stairs.

I have been taking some time to review the zero circulation books that are part of the inventory project in the mezzanine or storage area.  It is kind of interesting.  We have started fairly recently and right now are going through the books on librarianship and book selection.  There is quite a bit on the history of old libraries in the United States.

On the way home, I read some more of The Accidental Taxonomist.  Heather Hedden is describing taxonomy structure which can get fairly complicated.  I get the idea of mind mapping, related terms, and understand the different software programs.  Node labels, faceted categories, and hierarchical organization are new concepts for me.  I also read a little bit more of The Information by James Gleick.  He is currently writing about Dell Shannon who is the father of information theory.  Dell Shannon is describing how to program the first chess program.

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