The American Society of Indexers is taking a survey of members’ salaries until Friday, April 9th. (Unfortunately, it still reflects ASI’s emphasis on back-of-the-book indexes because many of the multiple choice answers do not include selections for indexing for the Web or on the Web, indexing in formats or arrangements that are not like a [...]
Archive for March, 2004
I was in the woods at the time, so the server problems had nothing to do with me being online this time.
I was almost not going to blog tonight ’cause I just got back from a hike and I’m heading to a very long movie, but I’m really glad I decided to blog, otherwise, I wouldn’t have seen that Dave Winer posted a draft BloggerCon II schedule and the librarians/libraries/information professionals/archivists/interested parties session is on it! [...]
This comic strip fits too well with a number of conversations I’ve heard about how people can make money from their blogs. (Thanks for sharing, SR.)
Some Web people and I discussed the purpose and utility of assigning metadata to the pages of a Web site that’s currently being developed. We’ve been looking at using the Dublin Core. The more I lobbied for the importance of its inclusion, the more their skepticism leaked into my head. A few years back, it [...]
Gary Price reports Yahoo! News’ new search engine is out of beta testing. More details about it are on ResourceShelf. (Just so there’s absolutely no confusion, I am not the J.B. he credits with the info.)
“Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the second annual selection of 50 sound recordings to the National Recording Registry. Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian is responsible for annually selecting recordings that are ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.’ Registry recordings must be at least 10 years [...]
What a great use of a blog! The blogroll includes a number of blogs for libraries.
It’s that time of year when a professional association I belong to, the Special Libraries Association Boston Chapter, organizes a day-on-the-job event for local library and information science students. I’ve hosted students ever since I’ve had this job and have made arrangements for three students to visit me so far this month. The first one [...]
There was a library/information science Ph.D. student at tonight’s blog meeting. Because of how far apart we sat at dinner, I didn’t get a chance to talk to him until we were leaving the restaurant. His thesis about e-mail and related issues, like why people use multiple e-mail addresses, interests me. He asked for my [...]