The scene opens on a classroom. The students’ eyes are glazed over from the glow of the computer screens, half of them open to D2L, the other to some Instagrammer’s latest post. The professor asks the question, “What is metadata?” and one person, with a fox-like grin on their face, raises their hand and calls out, “It’s data about data.” Everyone breaks out in applause, confetti rains from the ceiling and cupcakes are served. This has happened to me more times than I can count, and yes, a quick hand raise asking for clarification could have solved all my problems but then I wouldn’t have had a blog post idea. So come with me as we take a journey on self-education and find out what all the fuss is about metadata and why you should actually care about it.
Barnes and Noble
Greetings, readers: I have big news for We Belong in History. Tonight, January 28, we will be featured at the Vancouver Barnes and Noble. Poets Leah Stenson and Shelley Reece will lead a discussion about poetry and the Northwest’s greatest poet: William Stafford. The event starts at 7:00 p.m., so bring a favorite poem and […]
Greetings readers, This week has been an exciting and challenging one for us here at Ooligan Press. We are assembling materials and information for our next We Belong in History launch party. Here’s the scoop: the next event party will be in conjunction with the Vancouver Barnes and Noble Stafford event on January 28 at 7:00 p.m. […]