HathiTrust confuses me. Can someone explain to me what contents are available to anyone and what contents are not? How do you get access to the contents that are not freely available? I see info about costs for partnerships, but that seems to be for institutions that are using Hathi to host their digital content, not for access to other content.
I'm curious: Would you expect most public library patrons to know that they can search for books in WorldCat? Would you expect them to know what WorldCat is? I was talking to someone today (who has been a librarian for a long time) who thought that they would. I didn't agree, but I thought I'd ask y'all.
This is going to be hard. But if someone asked you for tax rates (personal, income, VAT) for as many developing countries (asian etc) for as long a period as possible say 1945/1960 to present. What would be the most complete source?
An interesting experiment from Karen Coyle in coding RDA in XML: http://kcoyle.blogspot.com/2011... (please note that I don't know enough about either to really comment; just think it's nice to see a non-MARC example of how this could work)
OH: "We didn't do full cataloging on our graphic novels. We just did quick records and left out fields. We never thought they'd catch on and we didn't want to waste time on them. Who knew they'd have all of these series and that people would actually read them."
Between yesterday and today, I have viewed the home pages of every California public library/district (based on CA lib stats). Fewer awful ones than I remember from years ago. Too many "just a dept. of the city" pages. (Early work toward next book. Next week: New Jersey public libraries--a lot more districts than CA.)
Lots of people seem to understand that one reason Netflix needs to charge more is that the studios are going to hike prices on the content, and they need more money to provide a variety of content or even to continue providing the same content. Thinking about parallels to licensing of journals, etc. in libraries and explaining that to people.