Europeana – European history gone digitial?

Apparently ‘Europeana gives multilingual access to two million digitized books and other items of cultural and historical significance held in over 1,000 institutions in the 27 EU states’.

I guess the question is – is Europe’s digital library good or google gone bad?

What do you think?


Election results for your Deweys

The DDC blog has happily posted the newest addition to the DDC schedules following Barack Obama’s win yesterday.

973.93 2001–

973.931 Administration of George W. Bush, 2001–2009

973.932 Administration of Barack Obama, 2009–

I was so excited that I’ve already pencilled the changes into my DDC! πŸ˜‰

To be a librarian, or not to be a librarian, that is the question …

There’s a great list of the top 10 reasons why – and why not – to be a librarian over on Timothy McSweeney’s website.

I can’t decide which is my favourite reason to be a librarian. is it because “Playing Scrabble on the Internet can be considered professional development” orΒ  is it that you “Get to spend two hours designing a sign that says the library will be closed for the holidays”?

What’s your favourite?