Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Recently the bookstore that allowed some artists to arrange the stock by color received a good bit of press. Ian pointed me to an older effort by the New England School of Law to provide color as a limit on searching. I've posted this before, but it is an interesting concept. Using the binding company's colors provides a limited palette and removes ambiguity such as purple, plum, wine, ox-blood, and all the other terms that are available to describe color.
at 4:31 PM
Moving Beyond Metasearching: Are Wrappers the Next Big Thing? by Brian Kenney appears in the latest Library Journal.
Bieber who also is codirector of NJIT's Collaborative Hypermedia Research Libratory told LJ that project participants are using a "wrapper" specific to each system that analyzes the display screens such as where the author and title are located. Most vendors today produce pages in XML which makes the process easy--the information is embedded. All results from the same vendor are returned in the same layout wherever you search.
at 3:24 PM
In preparation for a new MADS draft, there is a "preview" draft".For reference see Rebecca's message of August 27 (subject: MADS review) accessible from the archive.There are three changes from the previous version:
- Descriptors now allow empty elements, so you can use an xlink attribute (URI) in lieu of a value.< ref > is replaced with two elements:
- < related type="earlier | later |parentorg | broader | narrower |other" > and< variant type="acronym |abbreviation | translation | expansion | other" >.
- One < authority >Zero or more < related >Zero or more < variant >Zero or one < otherElements > which is a wrapper for one or more "other elements".
at 9:04 AM