Happy Extraterrestrial Abduction Day!

Just in time for Extraterrestrial Abduction Day, commemorated by Earthlings everywhere on 20 March, we bring you the list of the top ten most popular library items with the subject heading “Alien abduction”: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977  movie) The True Meaning of Smekday, by Adam Rex Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens, by John E. …

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Graph-ted on: Dewey and Wikipedia

Introduction Since entering the library world, I’ve been fascinated by the substream of uber-geeks which are the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) nerds. It was the enthusiastic and technical-leaning banter of Editor-in-Chief Michael Panzer, that enticed me. When I learned that the DDC is designed to be able to describe all possible concepts, and then also …

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Library Engagement with Digital Humanities

When our colleagues at OCLC Research Library Partner institutions were asked for topics that they’d like to see addressed, they kept saying, “Do something about Digital Humanities,” but they didn’t say what needed doing. When we said at staff meetings, “We should do something about Digital Humanities,” we were asked what exactly and demurred. What …

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