2 thoughts on “on metadata and the printed word

  1. I love book pockets and cards, and really miss them. Those long printed slips (which I just lose) don’t cut it for me.

  2. Talk about metadata, remember when we had shelflist cards in the catalog department? Some of those in a library I worked at were actually handwritten with notes on them as to where they were purchased (or given as gifts), their list price, their purchase price, etc. etc. Cards for standing order reference volumes sometimes had info on when they had queried the publisher for release date for the latest ed. I even remember an few wry comments indicating disbelieve about the release date. Sorry to see those go when automation came along.

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