Andromeda Yelton

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answering Andy about ALA

February 21st, 2011 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

(Can I resist the alliterative title? No.) Andy Woodworth asks the entirely reasonable questions about ALA reformation: But on this point, I have questions for my fellow young librarians. How is it slow? How is it bloated? How is it not meeting your expectations or needs? What should it be doing? This is something I’ve [...]

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controlled vocabulary, tagging, and the structure of the ALA

February 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

The structure of ALA seems to me like a controlled vocabulary. Everything has its place on the org chart; every new term (subunit, committee) must be vetted and approved by deliberative process. I appreciate the utility of controlled vocabularies — I use them regularly when I do research — but in my messy, information-novelty-seeking, let-a-thousand-flowers-bloom [...]

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