Lorcan

Librarian, writer, adviser

Reflections .. on my last day at OCLC

Today is my last day at OCLC. After 21 years. Here are some brief reflections.

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Reflecting life and career: Advice to an LIS graduate student

I got an email in October last year from Achilles Escudero-Kontostathis, a graduate student in LIS at Catholic University, Washington DC. He asked if I could talk about what I valued or found essential for a library student to know.

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Workflow is the new content 1: looking at research support and engagement

I have been talking about 'workflow as the new content' in presentations for several years now. It is probably too emphatic a statement, but I think it captures an important insight. In the digital environment we often create, use and share content through workflow applications.

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Research/Learning

Presentations: Collection directions, pandemic effects, Belgium, Italy

I presented updated versions of a presentation on libraries and pandemic effects and some implications for library collections recently. Each was delivered remotely, one to an event in Ostende, Belgium, and one to Milan, Italy, as unfortunately we have not yet returned to professional travel.

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Collections

Presentation: Two Metadata Directions

Here are some materials from my recent presentation on Two Metadata Directions, including slides, video and a link to a fuller discussion.

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Systems

Two metadata directions

Metadata practice is evolving. I discuss two important trends here: entification and pluralization.

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Systems

Working with Ghost: a review

This site is built with Ghost and the Krabi template. I use it for blogging and as a professional home on the web. Why Ghost? Here are some initial thoughts. Ask me again in a year's time ...

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A new web presence: transitions and towers

This is a new web presence for Lorcan Dempsey! My goal is to provide a contact point and to bring together various elements of my work, writing and career. In part I am influenced by the decentralizing impulse to control your own archive.

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