Monthly Archives: August 2006

Stop the War on Metadata

Here’s an article written by Jeffery Beall for Library Journal (aka the general public), titled “Stop the War on Metadata.” Think of it as a counter to the news about Hampton University. (Thanks to Margaret Mauer of Kunt State for the link.) Excellent reading. Enjoy!

Cataloging Katrina 1 Year Later

As you know if you’ve been listening to the radio or watching the tube or glancing at the newspapers this morning, it’s been one year (as of yesterday) since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita smashed life, limb, and property on the Gulf Coast. Mayne people are doing many things to remember this tragedy–I for one, can […]

The Publisher Liked It!

My article on NYAM’s Grey Lit Report has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries! (Woot for me! Woot, I say!) This will be the first library-based article I’ve ever gotten in print, and I’m really looking forward to it. More as events unfold.  And second . . . […]

Good News, Bad News

First, the good news: Lily the NYAM Special Projects Librarian has let it be known that the presentations from the 2006 August RLG Members Forum are now available as MP3 files. The talks include The Future of MARC by Bill Moen and Sally McCallum, and and topics such as Folksonomies, visual resource cataloging, and describing […]

Thomas R. Frieden to Speak at NYAM

This just in from the Academy’s Office of Programmatic and Academic Affairs: The New York Academy of Medicine invites you to attend the 2006 Medical Student Forum, Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30-7:70 pm. The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, "Take Care […]

OCLC Acquires Home of Content DM

This just in: OCLC acquires DiMeMa, developer of softwarefor digital media management   CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Softwarekey component of OCLC digital solution set   "DUBLIN, Ohio, August 15, 2006—OCLC Online Computer Library Center has acquired DiMeMa (Digital Media Management), the organization that developed and supports CONTENTdm, the leading digital management software for libraries distributed […]

News Flash: Junk Food Makes Kids Fat (Duh!)

The reputation of the reporting news agency aside, two words fit here: no kidding.  (Buy the book.) I like the idea very much. It’s the execution I have doubts about. I mean, the human brain is hands down the best computer ever to see the light of day. The one thing that mechanical brains have […]

Worldcat.org is Now Available!

As the headline said: Worldcat.org is now available (yea!) Very little to write about today, as we’re in the process of picking out shelf list cards and processing the tomes we unearthed from MLCNY last year, and there are quite a lot of them. I’m told that NYPL is taking some of them off our […]

Avoid Milk? Yes!

I don’t know Mark Hyman personally, nor have I read his book, but I do subscribe to his e-mail listserv and he seems to know what he’s talking about when I can follow his reasoning and the science behind it. At any rate, it’s just plain fun to read a MD ream the agriculture industry, […]