Andromeda Yelton

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google autocomplete tells us the true nature of libraries?

January 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

A librarian plays with Google’s autocomplete feature. Hilarity ensues. (FWIW, if I type “andromeda is”, it autocompletes to “andromeda israel”. If I type “andromeda is “, it has no suggestions at all. Apparently I’m…nothing?)

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libraries are mentioned, though alas not by me

December 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

On the internet, everyone gets their fifteen seconds of fame.

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better late than never

December 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The biography “Napoleon” by Emil Ludwig recently arrived at Toledo’s main library, with a brief note that read: “I removed this book from your stacks in 1949 and did not check it out. I apologize. It’s an excellent book and in good condition.” And this, I guess, is why your circ clerks need to have [...]

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Cutter number? But I…

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

McSweeney’s list of library science jargon that sounds dirty. You know….none of it sounded dirty before it was in a list….

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lipstick, cowbells, and serendipity!

November 9th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Hilarious slideset on library 2.0 OPAC features with a great subtitle — “Utilising Web 2.0 in the OPAC: lipstick, cowbells and serendipity.”.

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i saw this as a scene in a real novel recently, too

October 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

“A headstrong young protagonist in way over her head visited the microfilm room of the New Haven Public Library Tuesday night in order to delve deeper into a riveting plotline that could put her career—and maybe even her life—on the line….” Thanks, Onion! Having dealt with microfilm myself recently (for the first time in, probably, [...]

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“why google and apple win and you don’t”

October 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

This cartoon doesn’t realize that it’s making the same claim as discovery interfaces and other current OPAC design thinking, but it is.

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I can totally go study every morning

September 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Dudes! Did you see the library they’ve got here? Thank you, McSweeney’s.

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in which hilarity ensues

July 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Fake NYT bestseller list.

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