About C&M

Welcome to Cuttering&Muttering, the chronicle of an MLIS student processing information overload.

Expect commentary on the fields of library & information studies, digital literacy, information policy, online culture, and public library programming. Plus the inescapable detritus of a bibliophile’s life—notes on current readings, books & illustrations, maybe the occasional quotation.

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Cuttering is the act of creating a Cutter number to distinguish an author in cataloguing records. Derived from combining the first letter of the last name with a series of numbers, Cutter numbers are used to arrange alphabetically while using the fewest possible characters.


The Cutter number for my last name is ‘W56’.