Andromeda Yelton

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#libmadness round 2

March 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Voting open now, through midnight Eastern tomorrow. Some contests I’ve got my eye on: the children’s librarians smackdown (Rollins/Batchelder); cataloger v. cataloger (Dewey/Cutter); and the sword & sandals & scrolls matchup (Eratosthenes/Callimachus). And also, of course, all of Andy Woodworth’s MARC madness, where voting is now open; once I write this post I’m going to [...]

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#libmadness: introducing the Library of Congress brackets

March 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

You know, I assumed it would be easiest to find photos for recent librarians. This has turned out not to be the case. Strange. (If you have suitably licensed photos — some of these librarians are quite recently deceased and doubtless some of you knew them — I would love a copy.) Another note: Wikipedia [...]

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#libmadness round 1: let the voting begin (and #marcmadness too!)

March 19th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Hi, Internet. Sorry I’m behind schedule on the Library of Congress bracket; my daughter’s been sick this morning. If you’re jonesing for more bracketology, do check out Andy Woodworth’s MARC Madness! I’ll get the LoC bracket up later today. In the meantime, why should ignorance stop anyone from voting? While it has been really interesting [...]

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#libmadness: introducing the BPL bracket

March 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Melvil Dewey (1851-1931, USA) Invented the Dewey decimal system. Founding member of Library Journal, the American Library Association, and the first library school (at Columbia). Superpower: Spelling. Er, spelin. John Cotton Dana (1856-1929, USA) Public library leader who advocated for access and usability: open stacks, broad collections of local relevance, and the first business collection [...]

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#libmadness: introducing the Bodleian bracket

March 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Thomas Bodley (1545-1613, England) Founded the Bodleian, and made it the first depository library; pioneering fundraiser. Superpower: Secret diplomatic missions to France. Antonio Panizzi (1797-1879, England) As head librarian at the British Museum, doubled its collection and designed its iconic reading room. Devised and implemented a new cataloging code. Advocated for the public’s right to [...]

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#libmadness: introducing the Alexandria bracket

March 17th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Are you psyched for Library Bracketology? Let’s meet the competitors in the Alexandria bracket! S.R. Ranganathan (1892-1972, India) Cataloger and theorist, noted for his five laws of library science and the colon classification system; considered the father of library science in India. Superpower: His entire LIS background before landing his first library job, as a [...]

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Library bracketology! (#libmadness)

March 17th, 2011 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

Over here in the US, it’s March Madness time. I know very few librarians who are 6 foot 5, 20-year-old men, but why should we miss out on the fun? So it’s time for… LIBRARIAN BRACKETOLOGY! That’s right! Famous librarians of history go mano-a-mano, you vote, and we’ll see who is the last librarian standing. [...]

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