Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Information R/evolution

An interesting (short) video by Michael Welsh, a ‘digital ethonography’ professor at Kansas State University, whose previous video "The Machine is Us/ing Us" was an Internet sensation:

Interesting-- as a conversation starter. As Peter Van Garderen points out, there's a lot to be said for quality metadata, which takes planning and coordination and sometimes, even, experts. (I'm sure our catalogers will have some things to say on that subject!)

1 comment:

  1. Helping catalog the Robert Stipe papers in the Interior Architecture Library at UNCG, I am finding that extracting useful, quality metadata from either original source materials (letters, memos, annotated grad school papers), or books in an unfamiliar language (Finnish) can be one of the hardest tasks I have taken on. I have an entire box of material that needs to be organized then cataloged. This is a great video! Thanks for posting-