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September 21, 2005

Librarians to the Rescue

Some quick metablogging:

I'm going to be using this personal log to mull over some big picture issues in my profession. This will likely bore everyone to tears, so here's some funny/cool library stuff to mitigate the nerdiness. I'd prefer to discuss professional stuff in a separate log, but we haven't worked out the policy issues of hosting such thoughts from a work domain. On top of that I am too lazy to set up another weblog at my personal domain. So, I'm taking advantage of the fact that it's no mystery to readers of this weblog what I do for a living by testing the limits of everyone's patience for pure workspeak. Who knows, maybe people will come to read this just for the insights into the future of the library profession.

On to the good stuff:

Proof from Metafilter why librarians make the internet go round.

How do I find my songs in ITunes (A.K.A. somebodies have got way too much time on their hands)

This is what I'm talking about, how many of you out there actually edit song information in Itunes? Okay, of that number how many of you knew that there was a real information organization problem in not being able to apply more than one genre tag to your songs? Now that you know, how many of you are going to start coordinating tag groupings with smart playlist to create dynamic, flexible playlists targeted to everday activities like commuting, working out, chillin', etc.? Wouldn't it be cooler if you did?

So you've got to plan the dorkiest wedding ever. Who you gonna call?

Librarians! Duh!

I want to stay in Room 1100.005

Who wouldn't?

This is what I'm talking about.

Figure it out for yourself.(via boingboing)

That's it folks, you heard it here third or fourth or maybe even fifth.

Posted by MetaMetadata at September 21, 2005 07:42 PM | TrackBack

I like this post, sweetie. I found it accessible and interesting and amusing. Thank you for introducing me to the Freakonomics blog. I've had that book on my to-read list for a few months now, and am thinking it's time to follow up.

Posted by: The Wifey at September 22, 2005 11:56 AM

Hey! Those dorky wedding people? THAT'S MY FORMER ROOMMATE.

You don't know me (I don't think). I only know you from the Wikimania planning pages. We both volunteered to work on the program.

Small world. Maybe not. I am also one of those L people, after all.


Posted by: phoebe at November 15, 2005 02:04 AM