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When Disaster Strikes — UPDATE

Back in September, I wrote a blog post about a fire that happened in my undergraduate library at Kansas State University that took place on May 22, 2018. The Dean of Libraries at Kansas State University, Lori Goetsch wrote an

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MSU Works With Refugee Development Center to Catalog Materials in African Languages

The Library at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, teamed up with the city’s Refugee Development Center to catalog documents written in African languages that include Swahili, Hausa, Arabic, and Amharic. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said that the

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Handwritten Notes

Duly Noted: The Past, Present, and Future of Note-Taking by Sebastian Stockman from the Atlantic. November 2019 Though this article is from 2012, I feel like it still holds relevance to the topics we’ve been discussing in Knowledge Organization. Are handwritten notes

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When Disaster strikes, Kansas State University Libraries Answer the Call to Organize 1.5 Million Collection Items

After our class last Thursday, I spent a lot of time thinking about all the different and ordinary ways my life is organized. Thinking in a library setting, typically you think of the basic organization that comes with organizing books.

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The Largest Online Catalog for Artists’ Books

While this post isn’t a current event, per-se I thought this would be an interesting topic to touch on for Knowledge Organization. When folks typically think of catalogs, we likely think of libraries and librarians as catalog proprietors. But there

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Coding Culture and Consequences

This new book entitled Coders: The making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world by Clive Thomson is a call to pay attention to the influence of coders.  It is a reflection on how the niche culture

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Dwarsliggers – the future for the book?

Dwarsliggers. Dwarsliggers. Dwaaaarrrsliggers. Pretty fun to say, right? Even more fun – it’s the Dutch word for a special print of pocket-size books. These tiny books are the size of a cellphone and flip horizontally, with pages “as thin as

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Every Page of This Book Is a Slice of Cheese

Cataloging artists’ books are often challenging for catalogers especially for those who aren’t learned on the subject. Artists’ books take on many different forms, shapes, and sizes. While browsing Twitter last year, I came upon some some conversations about 20 Slices by

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How the N.Y. Public Library Fills Its Shelves (and Why Some Books Don’t Make the Cut)

Since libraries have a finite amount of space, not every book would be able to make it onto the shelves. As a frequent user of libraries as well as a second semester MSLIS student, I have somehow managed to remain

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by Hugh McLeod

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