I’ve recently been working my way through Terry Goodkind’s, Sword of Truth series on audio book. Great series, I highly recommend it. The audio book version I have was digitized from the original cassette tapes (don’t worry I’m not lugging around a cassette player, I gave that up two years ago) and this morning I took note of something really interesting about them. Although my recordings are .mp3s they still have the original cassette tape intros and outros still present. Part of the intro to each “cassette tape” is the narrator stating the recordings Library of Congress’ RC number, “RC41067″, page count (573) and the number of cassette sides (21) it covers. Cataloging Yesterday and Today: Where am I going with this? Well, other than the obvious kitsch value, think about how these cassettes might have been cataloged. You would assume the cataloger would have recorded that the audio recording… Read More »
Metadata and Taxonomies are my thing. I spend an awful lot of time drinking coffee and having existential dilemmas on how to categorize what the hell I do for a living.