What have I learned from cataloging dozens upon dozens of non-canonical (arbitrarily selected) old books? For one, an understanding of the discursive contexts by which such books have come to be of scholarly interest and relevance. This is cataloger knowledge, and this is a pursuit of knowledge I’ve contributed to as a cataloger at The Early Novels Database (END).
It’s true. You may only live once, but you live forever on the Internet. I’ve Googled myself, gone through all the hits that show up with my name, and thought about what this would imply for my future. As a marketing intern, I’ve slowly come to realize just how important it is to create and maintain a clean online identity. We’ve all heard about how Facebook and Twitter can get you fired, but I don’t think we’ve really discussed the importance of the maintenance and creation of a profile that could get you hired. I’ve decided that this is where I will touch down in my flash presentation for the fall.