the edgy librarian

the edgy librarian is an online curator- both interested in design and the implementation of information in social networks. the digital information revolution has begun!
“As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.”  ― Maggie Stiefvater,  Shiver

“As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

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Oxford University Press celebrates National Library Week!

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To celebrate National Library Week (13-19 April), Oxford University Press is making all of its online products free to access in the United States for the week!

Libraries are a vital part of many communities, whether for universities, towns, corporations, or hospitals, and this is our…

Academia.edu publishes research papers for free online after researchers upload them. On Friday, the company took down some papers after receiving Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notices from Elsevier, which often charges for access to the articles.
“Academia.edu is committed to enabling the transition to a world where there is open access to academic literature. Elsevier takes a different view, and is currently upping the ante in its opposition to academics sharing their own papers online,” Academia.edu told one researcher, Guy Leonard, who wasn’t alone.

It is impossible to manage any collection without some form of systematic description and documentation of its own constituent parts. The catalogue has long been the fundamental tool of curators and information managers, and this remains ever more true in the world of digital collections, which have an even greater reliance on detailed, technical description, or metadata.

from Adrian Brown’s Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To Guide for Organizations of any Size


Posted in response to hearing from someone today that they, “don’t need metadata.”

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