Stuff I think about at the reference desk: There should be a "March Madness" style face-off of library buzzwords. Complete with voting and brackets; may the best buzzword win! What do you think, LSW? (And if you think so, blab out a bunch of buzzwords.)
Digital repository, metadata. - LB needs a break.
ILL, catalog/catalogue, database, isi, paradigm, future, ebooks, serials, periodicals, journals, magazines, - Joe
Govdocs. - LB needs a break.
microcards, microformats, MLS, LoC, MARC, FRBR, and all those other cataloging thingy acronyms. - Joe
Michael Gorman. - LB needs a break.
SCMODS, no wait, that isn't... - Joe
ALA, SLA, LSW, ACRL, LITA, RUSA, YALSA, ALCTS... - Aaron the Librarian
EAD, digitize, link resolver, transliteracy - Hedgehog
(This thread has made me twitchy.) - LB needs a break.
What, nobody's posted impact factor yet??!?!?? - Catherine Pellegrino
Electronic theses and disserts! What do I win? - Joe from iPod
I will have a beer tonight and MAKE THIS SO. Either that or tomorrow night. - Andy
Faculty Liaison. - John Dupuis
I'll have that beer with ya... - Joe from iPod
Should it be called "MARC Madness"? - Andy
Totebag! Prompted by And yes, MARC Madness! - LB needs a break.
I'll have to tackle this tomorrow night, so if people have other terms, fire away. - Andy
I chuckle every time I still hear "synergy" and "Paradigm shift" - Eric Sizemore
I doing a count of the terms, there is well over 64. However, I think there may be 32 very jargony terms that might make it a fun run. - Andy
faculty liaison, facet, Cutter number - Pete's Got To Go
Do all 64 -- we'll decide which 32 make the cut - Aaron the Librarian
aren't there 68 teams in March Madness anyway? - ~Courtney F
Courtney: No, it's 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1. - Andy idea where i got 68 :) - ~Courtney F
I stand corrected. But lemme think on how many teams. There could easily be an acronym bracket. But thinking there might 3 other brackets and what they might be.... hrm. - Andy
I see this as one of those open air Road Warrior kind of vehicles, so every seat is a front seat. :P - Andy
But will Steve be chained to the front of the vehicle with an arrow in his leg? [eta: will you be wearing the hockey mask? - Aaron the Librarian
In grouping the terms, I see 4 brackets emerge: acronym, buzzword, jargon, and slang. (Yes, jargon and slang are the same, I'm just naming stuff.) - Andy
Additional terms I thought of: Googlization, digital natives, user experience - Andy
Um, a bit late for terms I guess, but festschrift is the best word I learned in library school. - Laura Krier
It's never too late for terms for better ones will push out some of the weaker ones. :D - Andy
Surrogate. Eigenfactor. H-index. Berry picking. Pearl growing. Faceted navigation. - Stephen Francoeur
Has anyone nominated "patron-driven acquisition" yet? - Catherine Pellegrino
can we add project names/products/services? Hathitrust, OAIster, LibQUAL+, etc. - Elizabeth Brown
Oh god, Taiga Forum. - Catherine Pellegrino
DOAJ. - Joe
afternoon bump for any more words before i make a list tonight. - Andy
Blended services. - John Dupuis
Learning commons. - John Dupuis
Authority files. - Stephen Francoeur
Huh. No one else posted: "diversity" or "multiculturalism"...? - Eric Sizemore