Reader’s Advisory is keeping me busy reading books outside my comfort zone. Romance-check. Mystery-check. Western-check. Although for my western book I chose All the Pretty Horses since I’ve never read Cormac McCarthy. Warning-All the Pretty Horses is NOT a good book to speed read. Take a couple weeks to read it, not two days. We’re onto adventures next week so I picked up Casino Royale at the library this morning. It’s short and I hope to God it’s interesting. Not that my other books weren’t but I am dying for a page turner.
I’m also finishing up finding books for my book talk in RA. My topic is Humorous Essays and it’s been fun brainstorming books. I’m still looking for a catchy title though. Hook a girl up if you can think of one.
Ok ok, so I’ve been busy with reading and single parenting for a bit (husband gone for a couple weeks to England-did I already mention that?). What about Digital Collections? Well, I’ve thought of a collection idea for class-hope it’s appropriate, need to ask Doc Martens-and have been trying to keep up and understand the readings. We’re talking about metadata this week and I have to admit that sometimes metadata can get confusing. I’m cool with MARC but am still sketchy on details of other metadata standards. I found a helpful resource the other day that I’m hoping hasn’t been posted already-the Metadata Reference Guide created by the Metadata Advisory Group at MIT Libraries. It has links to metadata glossaries, various standards, and suggested readings. I hope you find it helpful.