in the face of adversity.
I am referring back to my end of 2010 year post regarding new goals for 2011, and the High Visibility Cataloguing project. My reason for doing this, was to quickly reflect on my values and goals after having a quick lesson in the art of receiving belligerent criticism from a professional peer who was infact ‘recommended’ to me for her passion in the metadata field. Passion as it turns out, is in fact nothing more than a confrontational nature, and not even a positive one unfortunately.
So here I am, reassessing myself, and the tasks ahead for gathering information for cataloguers, gathering cataloguers infact, and marrying the whole thing up to my end of the spectrum – METADATA MANAGEMENT. With the full support of the chair of Cilip’s Cataloguing and Indexing Group, Stuart Hunt, as well as Alan Danskin, Metadata and Bibliographic Standards Coordinator at the British Library, I will endeavour to continue the work that myself and Celine have started on VISIBILITY, and within that initiative, highlight the spectrum of tasks within cataloguing and metadata management in order for librarians and library assistants to be able to see that they need not feel de-skilled, but infact play a significant role in organisation and retrieval.