As we approach the end of our DITA module, I've found myself reflecting on all of the concepts we've learned; what data is, how it can be tamed, organised, disseminated, counted and analysed. There's so much we've explored with data yet we've only begun to scratch the surface of Library Science. A couple of weeks ago, David Bawden taught us about exploring the meaning in data and … Continue reading What else can we do with Data?
What to do with the Data? As my CityLis classmates and I delve further into the world of information, I am learning that there are more ways to research and gather information than I'd ever imagined. Even though using Google is still a favourite of mine! Last week in CityLis, we were asking ourselves, once we have data, how do we work with it? We can collect it, store it, clean it, … Continue reading What to do with the Data?
One day, my Mum browsed on Amazon, looking for the series 4 DVD box set of Murder, She Wrote. Innocent enough right? However, mere minutes after having made her purchase, all she saw were Amazon adverts for Murder, She Wrote. A couple of days later she received a couple of emails about it and promoting other shows … Continue reading And Just How Do You Know This Much About Me?
Let's start this again. I've started a new chapter in my life called 'MA Library Science', a change prompted by my job as a Library Assistant at Middlesex University and my manager, who told me to look into Library and Information Science (LIS) if I really wanted to develop a career in this sector. Just … Continue reading A New Chapter
It's been so long hasn't it? Let's not lament but continue! A good friend of mine and I went into Waterstones Piccadilly (aka the best place to lose all your money) and both came out with Thérèse Desqueyroux (and a stack of books I haven't got round to reading yet, haha) Premise: Thérèse is freed from court, … Continue reading Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac
I’m disappointed in myself, I thought I would be blogging at least once a week and I haven’t stuck to it. In good news, I had an interview for a job and read some books that have been on my list. One of them is... Gone Girl! Here be spoilers... I devoured it. Like, staying … Continue reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I have had dreams of Paris. Being a former literature student, I thought of strolling down a road, heading to a cafe to read and observe the city buzzing around me. This book only intensifies that desire. Paris Sketchbook, by Jason Brooks, is a collection of drawings, collages and sketches revolving around ‘Architecture’, ‘The Street’, ‘Le … Continue reading Paris Sketchbook by Jason Brooks