Many of our part-time students have interesting day jobs. Ellen Dutton works as a school librarian in a great environment that has encouraged her passion for information literacy. Here’s a stop animation she’s made to give students an overview of DDC, which I’m sharing here for the benefits of the cataloguers whom I know read this blog regularly. Do click through to see her videos on other library topics.
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As expected, Keith Manley’s talk last night to Cilip in London, ‘Love, blood and teddy bears : the rise of the twopenny libraries,’ was fabulous. There’s a good summary on Tom Roper’s Weblog today, and as with all Cilip in London talks, there’s bound to be a write-up forthcoming in London Clip.
I was struck by two things. Firstly, I was really impressed that Keith Manley could present such interesting information in such an entertaining way when most of it was drawn from government documents. As an erstwhile civil servant, I know just how dry some of his sources really are, and was amazed at how he managed to breathe life into them. And laughter. The audience was spell-bound.
Secondly, it struck me how little I know about how these commercial libraries were organised. I mean, clearly there would be some sort of rough subject groupings, but it struck me that this would probably be approached from a very different angle from the way municipal public libraries were classifying their stock at this time (1930s-50s, with a few stragglers lasting into the 1960s). Read the rest of this entry ?
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