Moving on from here and splitting my presence in two:

* personal / librarian stuff at
* scholarly pursuits / research stuff at

I hope you'll follow one or both, if you're interested in communicating with me! And that's a very well-written post.

I love your one follow-up question. Oh gosh oh golly, the 001 caused a very similar issue for me with vampires. I picked up one book packed with crazy "non-fiction" stories when I was 6 or 7 that gave me a hideous fear of the dark and a fascination with vampires for years.

The fear of the dark went away when my oldest brother gave me a necklace with a cross on it. Which made no sense, b/c I was an atheist. (Okay none of it made sense).

@baldur I like it. Great speed and nice use of real estate on big and small screens. Nicely done!

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"In this case, St. Martin's Press seems to have assigned the same ISBN (9781466879003) to e-book versions of both Water in Plain Sight and Born Bright." -- LIBRARIAN SIGH

@fribbledom Thanks for sharing! I was able to tune in this morning to catch some sessions as a result.

Great quality streams, kudos to everyone involved.

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It's 2019 and you can join the fun remotely! Here are links to all the live streams:

@platypus Hey, you have a track record of getting things done, and that's a really strong motivation to help you.

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@platypus Evergreen is really easy to DDOS so I've had to learn some tricks :/

Library SEO re-revisited 

@platypus Sure, but
"Disallow: /" for all user agents is drastic!

There are ways to block the bad bots and slow down the desirable ones so that the site can still be indexed and searched & so that the Internet Archive can archive it.

Really bad bots will just ignore robots.txt anyway...

@platypus For all that, I fear the claims earlier this decade that libraries just need to "speak the language of search engines" to make search engines love us and solve our general discoverability issues never panned out.

"language" is variously defined as or linked data, and applied to RDA and BIBFRAME too.

It would be useful to investigate how the discoverability thing is working for libraries these days. Methods would be tricky though...

@platypus Oh I hear you.

Will be interesting to see whether it's harder to do MARC21-> or MARC21->BIBFRAME-> Depends a lot on what the discovery layer code exposes to you (based on my XP with Evergreen, Koha, and VuFind).

In theory you only need to do the conversion to BIBFRAME once.

Library SEO re-revisited 

Five years ago I complained publicly and loudly about commercial discovery layers killing discoverability through search engines with restrictive robots.txt files (

Cornell what are you doing?

Stanford gets it though:

(This SEO moment prompted by @platypus)

@platypus But Stanford embeds rich microdata!

Well okay, just:

type: VideoObject
name: Novitiate

I guess that's the default with Blacklight?

One of the paper's conclusions: "we should modify vocab2 to accommodate the whole vocab1 elements so as to represent metadata in a straightforward manner in line with vocab1"

Or how about we just use vocab1's elements in conjunction with vocab2 for that subset of gaps?

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