Nod to my friend Mario Rups over at the Smithsonian for posting this on Facebook. I just had to share with the rest of you (and so timely too with it being October)!
Filed under Access Issues, future of cataloguing
Tagged as Bram Stoker, Dracula, FRBR
After you find a copy of Dracula, you might want to not only read it, but you also might want to do some analysis against it. For example, you might want to ask yourself, “How often is the word ‘blood’ used in the text, in what context, and where?” Answers these sorts of questions are only as far away as your nearest ngram extractor and concordance — http://bit.ly/9A1FG9 Fun!
Apologies for not responding sooner – I’m just getting over the flu.
Yes! I know what you’re saying. I went to the session at ALA where you, John and Tim were talking about next gen catalogues and now that they’ve been implemented, where are we going? See my post https://laureltarulli.wordpress.com/2010/07/26/weve-implemented-a-next-generation-catalogue-now-what/
Your ideas excite me – and I really see a lot of potential with the ability to extract data or manipulate the data within the catalogue to actually “use” it. You’re right – “fun” it a great word to use, especially when viewing what *can* be done, if we are willing to try it!
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