Sunday, 17 June 2007

Word of the day

Today's word is collaboratorium. Dana reports "I'm not entirely sure how many words are being jammed into this one, but the meaning is pretty clear just on reading... I like it. First seen (by me) at the ubiquitous librarian."

There are now many places where the word is used, and in a number of different senses, but the clearest meaning - a place where collaboration takes place and which is designed and operates with this as a primary goal - works better. This is the meaning the Ubiquitous Librarian has in mind (not really ubiquitous, I hadn't come across him before, but the blog is great) in his link to a 2005 discussion of a new library space at Cal State San Marcos.

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