Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.


AL Blogger Questions

March 30th, 2007 by infomancy

What differentiates blogging for library media specialists from writing for the generalist biblioblogs? Nothing differentiates school library blogging from other types of library blogging. This is actually what made American Libraries initial oversight of school library blogs so unfortunate. School librarians – like public, academic, special, law, medical, or any other type of librarian – [...]

Totally Shameless Plug

October 26th, 2006 by infomancy

Well, two of them actually. 1) I just published a review of “5 Misconceptions About E-Books” on the AASL Blog [Subscribe]. 2) The AASL blog (of whose editorial board I am a member) is looking for input of topics that should be covered on the blog. Please take a second to comment on the survey.


October 24th, 2006 by infomancy

Richard Wallis left a great comment on my recent post showing a very basic proof of concept about delivering MARC records via RSS. As he (very correctly) points out, I did indeed violate all kinds of RSS standards by attempting to deliver a .mrk enclosure. And yet, it provides a proof of concept showing that [...]


March 2nd, 2006 by infomancy

There have been some comments issues over the past two days that I am trying to get straightened out. For some reason WordPress has decided to start holding comments that have been passed by the much more rigorous Spam Karma filter. For now, WordPress’ comment controls have been turned off in the hopes that comments [...]

Guide – an E-Mail

February 16th, 2006 by infomancy

A conversation that began with my response to a question on LM_NET from a librarian in Georgia: >On 2/10/06, Chris Harris wrote: > > Answers embedded below… > > > >>> Katie Day 02/09/06 8:15 PM >>> > Okay, I’ve gone back and read the Help section of ScuttlEdu a bit more > carefully. > [...]