The MARC standard format is dying!

The MARC standard format is dying!

Resuscitation attempts have proven unsuccessful! A heart transplant is underway. Created in 1962 and the first industry ever to standardise data in a structured manner, MARC has been the watchword in protecting library data for over 50 years.

Leonard Cohen Poetry and Melodies

Leonard Cohen Poetry and Melodies

I was greatly saddened to read of the recent death of Leonard Cohen. Poetry and Melodies. The simplest words, placed together, to reveal profound truths and emotions. And his unique delivery. A complete artist.

The Library as a Shrine

The Library as a Shrine

From the age of five, Saturday morning was special. I was able to attend the library at the top of the hill, beyond the cinema (we called it the Pictures). The Library was a grand building with a set of stone steps leading up to impressive wooden doors that signified it was a place of importance. There were treasures to keep secure inside, valuable and easily available for me to explore. No book was too small or too large

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