From a long-suffering friend.
Physical therapy continues apace – twice a week I am prodded, pulled, twisted, yanked, stretched, and exercised like the Tin Man after his first oiling. A new implement has been invented since my last go-round with rehab. It is a rolling pin. For your butt. I wish there were a more graceful way of describing… Continue reading PITA
I’ve always had a gut feeling that identifiers help in adding authority to search results. If a website about a book has an ISBN on it, chances are the ISBN is referring to the actual book. This is true of dynamically-generated product pages at online bookstores – I know from my experience at B&N. And… Continue reading Some Logic Around Search, Identifiers, and Discovery
Today the BBC brings us the news that Richard Russo is releasing Interventions only on paper and not for sale online: [A] collection of four volumes, [it]is a “tribute to the printed book” and would not be made available online. The author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 with Empire Falls, said he wanted… Continue reading I Can’t Even
I sit across the aisle from a designer and he’s working on logos these days. I heard him saying something about wanting to have a book in the logo, or being attached to having books in the logo. And – this was a Friday afternoon, post-ISBNhour – my brain was off and running in sundry… Continue reading Knipls
This, by Lorcan Dempsey: http://orweblog.oclc.org/archives/002199.html Lorcan thinks about things in ways I can only aspire to.
Brian O’Leary and BISG are about to release their study on metadata in the book supply chain. I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peek and it’s great. Brian’s traced the progress of metadata from publisher to consumer, and documented what happens to it along the way. This will inevitably lead to cries for… Continue reading There Is No Such Thing As “Metadata”