Monthly Archives: January 2007

OHDUG

The Ontario Horizon-Dynix Users Group (OHDUG) met at the Northern District Branch (near Yonge-Eglinton) of the Toronto Public Library.     The news on Horizon 8 was that it was becoming more like a major migration to a new integrated … Continue reading

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Thomas Homer-Dixon: The Upside of Down

On Monday night, prior to going to OLA, I had the opportunity to hear Thomas Homer-Dixon speak about his new book, The Upside of Down at the Bookshelf e-Bar in Guelph.    The Upside of Down, by Thomas Homer-Dixon   … Continue reading

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OLA Itinerary

OLA 2007 Super Conference Wednesday OHDUG 9-4 Northern District Branch, Toronto Public Library   7:30 Registration Toronto Convention Centre 8:00 Plenary Cory Doctorow – BoingBoing blog   Thursday 9:05-10:20 Session 307 Green Computing (convening) 10:40-11:55 Session 403 The Changing Nature … Continue reading

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Sites I Like – LibraryThing

One web site that should be de rigueur for cataloguers to explore is LibraryThing. Primarily designed to catalogue a personal collection of books, I have used it to track the major books I have read over the last several years … Continue reading

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Why information theory?

I had used the term ‘itheory’ (short for ‘information theory’) in the original address of my blog (itheory.spaces.live.com) because I wanted to pursue some ideas about this topic.   I was introduced to Information Theory in my Master of Library … Continue reading

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The library by day

I have worked at the Guelph Public Library for over twelve years, cataloguing books and government material, finetuning the MARC bibliographic and authority structures, working the reference desk, building the collection, and — the accomplishment of which I am most … Continue reading

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Blog beginnings

Welcome to my blog.   The term ‘blog’ is derived from ‘weblog’, which an early online diarist jokingingly broke into ‘we blog’ in 1999. ‘Blog’ quickly became a noun and verb. The two most distinguishing features of blogs are 1) … Continue reading

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