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 two weeks into the course and we’ve explored topics like ethics, censorship and most interestingly, what can be considered a document like thoughts, performance or speech. The ideas around speech set my mind buzzing; my own background is Jamaican and the patois we speak usually exists as a spoken language, though there are many examples of it being written down including a version of the New Testament, created in December 2011. That alone sparked a debate about whether Patois could be considered a ‘real’ language.
A slight detour but I what I think I’m trying to grasp at is, that nearly everything we do from looking up a book in a library to the way you organise the apps on your phone can be linked to LIS.
I’m already looking forward to the lively discussions in my next lecture!