Book Review—The Introvert’s Edge

The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone by Matthew Pollard with Derek Lewis (© 2018 Rapid Growth L.L.C (Published by AMACON: The American Management Association) If you are an extrovert, don’t worry about the title of this book. It does include tips for you! I had to smile when my most extroverted friend wrote this to me recently. It is something that most of us introverts...

Selling Books in the Coronavirus-19 Season

Hello Authors! I have just become one of you. During this quarantine I’m typesetting two books I had just finished writing ar the end of December of last year. One of these books is intended to help employees transition to self-employment, something many people may find helpful for the future.  For those of you who have a business connected with your book, or who know that it isn’t just enough...

Another Novel Way to Promote Your Book(s)

Nancy Humphreys’ comment: In my previous post on Authormaps I talked about Julia Shopnick’s’ dynamite seven new ways to promote your book(s) online. Julia now has a new article coming out which she asked me to post on Authormaps. Here is the text for Julia’s newest article for Vol. 37 No. 2 of the IBPA Independent: Julia Schopick March/April 2019 “Facebook Groups;...

Novel Ways to Promote Your Book(s)

Are you looking for more ways to promote your book(s)? I highly recommend a series of articles recently written by Julia Schopick especially for book authors. Julia is a back-of-the-book indexing indexing client of mine who wrote a book, Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases in 2010. Her book was inspired by earlier twentieth century...

What is Metadata?

Working both as a librarian and as a computer network manager, one of the most annoying things in my job(s) was learning a second vocabulary for computing.

Every field of study has its jargon. So, at the end of this post, I’ll tell you how I think librarians and computer programmers came to use such different words for such similar things. But first, a look at library metadata.

Library science is the study of all existing fields of knowledge. For lack of a word, let’s call that the study of “meta-knowledge”. Metadata is a way of describing the meta-knowledge that librarians work with.

Librarians who create metadata

Catalogers are technical services librarians who work with the print materials, digital files, and media that come into a library. Catalogers create metadata for “documents” provided directly to patrons or for public services librarians to use in answering questions from their library patrons.


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