The Bookseller has published an opinion piece on serendipitous discovery and how bookshops are fuelling that adrenaline buzz for buyers. Based on research for Beginning Cataloguing (forthcoming from Routledge), it highlights four elements that create the feeling of serendipity and ways in which these are used by bookshops.
You can read the full article on thebookseller.com.
Bodies in the Library will launch fully in the Autumn. For now it consists of a Twitter profile and an Instagram account that highlights library-related quotations in crime fiction, alongside other “bookstagram” posts. At the moment it’s featuring Dewey Death by Charity Blackstock, which includes chapter headings with numbers from DDC 15:
For our first, we beg your indulgence to share a little of the experience of starting a business during the current lockdown for Covid-19. We’d love to hear how you are all coping with the changes you’ve been experiencing too.Continue reading “Beginning a New Business During Lockdown”
This made me think that maybe I should say something about her here.Continue reading “Women in Type”
Having looked at the Library of Congress’s free pdfs of their schedules, I left you with the challenge of unpacking the first two parts of the spine label. Let’s have a look at those together now.Continue reading “LCC – Navigating the Free Schedules”
Quite often on Fridays we post one of our current listens on Instagram. Maybe it’s interesting to see what is accompanying our writing over time …
This post is written for beginning cataloguers, or those who want to know more about Library of Congress Classification and the old A.L.A. Rules.Continue reading “Cutting the Jargon: What’s a Cutter?”
In some ways it feels quite old skool to be starting a blog in The Year of Our Lord 2020, especially since my entry into Training was during the craze for “Web 2.0,” when it seemed every library wanted to start something with an RSS feed to keep their regular users up-to-date. Now we use Twitter to share quick snippets of news and Instagram to share pictures of our thrilling daily lives, so do we really need a blog too?Continue reading “Beginning Beginnings”