Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Meta-Tag, You're Still It!

Tomorrow (Friday, April 15, 2011), Scowl-Face must turn-in his metadata project for his library school advanced cataloging class.  It is worth a gazillion points.  If he bombs it, he's toast.

You can see how it looks by clicking the hyperlink below.

[UPDATE (7/8/2011)It looks like OCLC or the course instructor has taken down the class postings for this CONTENTdm assignment.  So the link will "time-out," which means you can't see the project.  That's too bad.  It was kinda neat.]

Scowl-Face and his classmates used CONTENTdm, a metadata software developed by OCLC, which is some big-cheese library outfit in Dublin, Ohio.  He took a CONTENTdm workshop back in 2008, but it didn't stick, probably because our Library couldn't afford to buy a subscription at the time.  Anyway, Scowl-Face knows all about it now, having spent the past couple of weeks in class having it drummed deeply into his thick skull.  Hey, that's a segue if I ever heard one.

Thinking about Scowl-Face's project and how he's handling it, here's "Thick as a Brick" by Jethro Tull (1972).

So, what I wonder is this:  Is meta-tag like laser tag?  Who's "it"?  Where can you hide?  Do you use a laser mouse, which we felines truly love to chase around?

Playing Meta-Tag is Fun,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Metadata News Beat

1 comment:

  1. Not the entire album, of course. Thick as a Brick was a single composition that ran for the entire length of the two-sided LP, back in the days when there were such things. The album reached number one on Billboard's pop charts (in the U.S.).


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