- The Joy Of Being Solo
- I'm Still a Librarian
- So, You Want to Be a Systems Librarian?
- To Be a Music Librarian
- One Day I Walk: How I Changed Specializations -- and Survived!
- Choosing To Change: From Public To Law Librarianship
- What's Online? Recommended Resources
- But I Want To Hold It In My Hand! Print Resources
Friday, November 01, 2002
- JSC Format Variation Working Group
- Incorporating FRBR Terminology in AACR
- Chapter 21 and “Rule of three”
- Revised Introduction
- GMDs and Class of Materials
Thanks to Matthew Eberle at Library Techlog for bringing this to my attention.
Thursday, October 31, 2002
Wednesday, October 30, 2002
I have found a work around. I'm e-mailing submissions to someone at another institution who then searches and inputs the record. This does create double work, more selectivity on my part (I don't want to place too heavy a burden on my colleague) and time delay.
This could be alleviated if one of the utilities offered access to their authority files and the ability to contribute as a separate service. They could bring in a few more dollars and the library community would benefit from the contributions of small, specialized libraries.
Tuesday, October 29, 2002
It does the fulltext linking for a host of different databases and supports OpenURL linking. It uses a special version of jake (GODOTjake) for the fulltext lookup (we are currently in the process of updating this version of jake) and it will also make use of the 856 field if available in the ILS. The result is a very robust and accurate linking system. As an example of additional functionality, it may be used to send ILL requests to other libraries as per a matrix of borrowing rules that can be setup and controlled. In cases where the ILL requesting is unmediated, the request can go direct to the lending institution.
An important role of the Open Archive Forum is sharing information about technical issues relating to open archives, and especially about implementations of the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Please help us by filling at least part of our questionnaire.
In this article, we'll try to answer the question "how" we implemented our WebPAC, what were our goals and how they were changing as we were progressing and adjusting them to fluctuating conditions. We will describe our environment, consisting of 19 different libraries with an undefined organisational structure, problems with space, insufficient communications between library staff and the management board, and many other problems. Another important question we want to answer is why we decided to solve our problem going step by step and using the existing Open Source solutions, no matter how complete or inadequate they were, instead of waiting for a single "perfect" solution that would solve all our problems in one integrated package. Finally, we will share with you what we have learned in this process and how our new knowledge affected creation of new requirements, as well as our future plans.They were using ISIS not MARC, so the details may not apply to everybody, still the process is valid. Found at oss4lib.
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Monday, October 28, 2002
This is a clarification of information on the newly assigned escape sequence for designating and invoking ANSEL, the Extended Latin character set used in MARC 21.
The email notification of the escape sequence assigned to the extended Latin set (ANSI/NISO Z39.47) provided information about the final character of the escape sequence only, which was identified as hexadecimal 45 (the uppercase letter "E"). The text of the registration itself, however, indicates that final part of the escape sequence for ANSEL is actually two bytes, hexadecimal 21 ("!") followed by hexadecimal 45 ("E"). Although "E" is the final character, it appears that the pair hex 21 45 ("!E") would need to be used in MARC 21 records to designate and/or invoke ANSEL. This is important with regard to the application of ISO 2022 which specifies the technique for using escape sequences to change character sets. ISO 2022 does not indicate that the final portion of the escape sequence is restricted to a single character. Please make note of this clarification when implementing any escape sequences to designate and/or invoke ANSEL (ANSI/NISO Z39.47)
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