cataloging, berman, folks folksonomies

Two good posts in the archives over at Catalogablog. David talks about folksonomies, the word we love to worry about, in the same week as he discusses the fate of the Hennepin County Library Authority files, which are sadly inaccessible. When I was taking the bus down to ALA, Greg and I were in the bus terminal discussing Dewey and another guy leaned over and said “are you talking about Melvil Dewey? Are you guys librarians?” When I said that I was, one of the first things he said was “Do you know Sandy Berman?” I was happy to say that I do.