Metadata in Practice IT IS BOTH an exciting and frustrating time to be working in the world of metadata. Exciting because so many new communities are discovering the usefulness of metadata at the same time as librarians seriously consider the limitations of our traditional notions of the functions of libraries. New metadata formats seem to erupt like dandelions on a... The Ultimate Digital Library: Where the New Information Players Meet Ihave literally been writing this book in my head for five years, and I must admit to leaping at the chance to create it when ALA Editions first approached me. The topic—simply described as “libraries and vendors”— represents such an undercurrent to how I think about libraries and librarianship that the first outline spilled... The Enduring Library: Technology, Tradition, and the Quest for Balance George Eliot’s Middlemarch, deemed by many the finest English-language novel of the nineteenth century, is rooted in a particular time and place. The time is the late 1820s and early 1830s and the place England—a country going through a profound change. Superstition was giving way to science, quackery to scientific medicine,...
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