Saturday, April 21, 2012

30 Days of Photography - Day 17

I picked up my shiny new replacement camera on Wednesday (wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Although I still don't have my 50mm prime lens because they've had to order it in - SAD FACE FOREVER), and can therefore FINALLY start up this series again! Hopefully now I'll get it finished, rather than leaving things hanging as they've been for the past however many months...

Anyway, the theme for day 17 is "technology". To be honest, I had no idea what to do for this. I mean, photos of mobile phones or modems or laptops aren't particularly exciting. So I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to show you what I spend chunks of my time doing now:

MARC coding. Fascinating, no? (For the record, this isn't actually something I coded. The records I've done are far sloppier than this, and have way less lines of data in them!)

The joys of training to become a librarian... And yes, that does make sense to me!

K xx


  1. Hmm...never realised librarians did this sort of coding! Worked as a lib assistant/shelver through my uni days and while I pretty much learnt the Dewey system by-heart, didn't know much else.

    1. Mostly, the computer does it for you. But you still have to be able to understand what it means to make sure the computer is reading the code as it should! And knowing Dewey by heart is definitely a good life skill to have :)

  2. Well that was a strange flashback to the days of my library diploma! Cataloguing was always my favourite aspect of the job, but now I'm quite happy to work in a library without actually doing much in the way of library work. It's the best of both worlds! Plus, I have the most ridiculously long stack of books to read - it's insane.

    1. That DOES sound like the best of both worlds! Although I've found I enjoy the cataloguing side of things much more than the provision side of things. I guess because controlled vocabularies make more sense to my brain or something???


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