How to dip a toe into the ocean of Digital Librarianship?
April 8, 2011 9:09 AM Subscribe
Librarians of Metafilter: Let's say I have a week to orient myself to the world of digital librarianship. What should I read?
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Background: Assume that I have worked in an academic library on a few small-scale digital projects (various flavors of XML-based metadata encoding) and have some PHP skills, but do not have a library science degree. I'm looking for a pretty broad "orientation," and don't expect to master the field by reading a few articles or blogs, but I'd like to start learning more about digital librarianship beyond my little corner of the field. I'm looking for both "essential" readings that lay the groundwork for the field in some way and "provocative" articles or blogs that highlight recent developments or matters of contention—or anything else you think I should read.