Thursday, January 20, 2011
Daily Thoughts 1/20/2011
I have started reading Metadata Fundamentals for Librarians by Priscilla Caplan. I am finding it surprisingly interesting. The idea that there is a standard format for metadata called Dublin Core makes it easier to think about it. Metadata is basically data about data. I think I am getting the basic idea of how it works. It is basically a way to standardize and index searching for data.
I made a few calls for programming today. I talked to the senior services people in the city and the Womens Enterprise Development Center. I also checked the displays to make sure things are in order.
I left a little bit early today to go to the New York City Digital Show and Tell. http://www.bisg.org/events-0-628-nyc-digital-show-and-tell.php I was one of the people who watched, they were doing short pitches for different digital ebook products. There were some surprises. I will write more about it later. I learned Book Glutton has a new spinoff product, Read Social. I also found out about some interesting new sites like http://www.peroozal.com/ which is a site where authors recommend books they have read. I will write about it mor later.