Friday, June 02, 2006

MARBI @ ALA

The following papers are available for review by the MARC community:The MARC Advisory Committee will meet to discuss these at the Annual ALA in New Orleans at the following times: Sat., June 24 10:30-12:30 (JW Marriott, Orleans/Rosalie/St.Claude) Sun., June 25 1:30-5:30 (JW Marriott, Orleans/Rosalie/St.Claude)

There will not be a Monday afternoon meeting.

Cataloguing Principles

The updated Lithuanian translation of the IFLA Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (based on the Sept. 2005 draft) has been posted on the IFLA website.

Metadata Object Description Schema

The final version of MODS version 3.2 is now available.

SRU and KenoSearch

Eric Lease Morgan has put together an SRU to KenoSearch interface.

Cataloging in Publication Survey

LC is conducting a survey on the Cataloging in Publication program. Let them know your opinions on this. The survey can be reached from the CIP page.

Library of Congress Series Treatment

The statement from LC on how they will treat series starting June 1, is on-line.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

MARBI Papers @ ALA

The following papers are available for review by the MARC community:Other papers and a draft agenda will be distributed shortly. The MARC Advisory Committee will meet to discuss these at Annual ALA in New Orleans at the following times: Sat., June 24 10:30-12:30 (JW Marriott, Orleans/Rosalie/St.Claude) Sun., June 25 1:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:30 (JW Marriott, Orleans/Rosalie/St.Claude)

There will not be a Monday afternoon meeting.

LibX for Firefox

The Firefox extension, LibX looks like a very useful tool.
  • LibX is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to your library's resources.
  • LibX is open source.
  • LibX is a framework from which editions for specific libraries can easily be created.
It recognizes, CrossRef DOIs, ISBNs, and ISSNs, and PubMed IDs. Has OpenURL support, including COinS. Supports off-site access. Can be customized for your institution. This is one I'll have to download and try.

Noticed on Outgoing.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Open WorldCat

In my time at the reference desk today I added TOC and summary notes to some of our publications in Open WorldCat. See for example:I'm not sure if these will be available to searchers on Yahoo, I added them into Google. I'm not even sure if they are searched when doing an Open WorldCat search. I'll have to experiment later. Maybe sometime they will migrate to the bib records.

31 May 2006. It seems that the addition of a TOC or a summary in Google does appear in Yahoo. neither appear to search that text, but maybe it has yet to be spidered and indexed.

KenoSearch Indexer Review

Eric Lease Morgan has published Fun with KinoSearch a review of an indexing tool. Seems like a very viable alternative to swish-e and Plucene.

Nature Publishing Group and Metadata

In common with many other scholarly publishers Nature Publishing Group makes citation level metadata available through its RSS feeds using the DC and PRISM vocabularies.

It is also experimenting an SRU wrapper service into its search indexes again exposing result records in DC and PRISM

Question: Would it be useful (or even helpful) to also expose this metadata in MODS? As a complement to DC/PRISM? (And what about ONIX?) What is the sweet spot for libraries/publishers? (We can't really do this without some feedback from you guys. We may not have that level of imagination. Believe. :~)

What do libraries want? What do end-users want? What can publishers do to improve the overall situation? To make our metadata feeds more widely useful?

Our general perception is that an open disclosure of our metadata records will facilitate a third party service ecology which can only be of benefit to all.

Looking for answers. Pretty, please.

Cheers,

Tony

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Tony Hammond

New Technology, Nature Publishing Group
4 Crinan St., London N1 9XW, UK
tel:+44-20-7843-4659
t.hammond@nature.com

Posted with permission.

AARC Revision Process

The Outcomes of the Meeting of the Joint Steering Committee Held in Ottawa, Canada, 24-28 April 2006 are now available. Highlights include:
  • There will only be two parts to the new code.
  • Made a formal distinction between the term "required element" and the term "element required if applicable".
Other topics were also decided and discussed. It will be mapped to MARC in an appendix.

Additions to the MARC Code Lists

Additions to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

The codes listed below have been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The codes will be added to the online MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until after July 26, 2006. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementors time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables they may apply to MARC fields where the codes are used.

MARC Term, Name, Title Sources & Other Sources
These codes are for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in fields 600-651, 655-657 and in field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records.

Additions:

  • dacs - Describing archives: a content standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists) [use after July 26, 2006]
  • reo - Maori Subject Headings thesaurus - Nga Upoko Tukutuku http://mshupoko.natlib.govt.nz/mshupoko/) [use after July 26, 2006]
  • rma - Ru'us al-mawdu'at al-'Arabiyah (al-Riyad: 'Imadat Shu'un al-Maktabah, Jam. al-Riyad) [use after July 26, 2006]
The code below is for use in subfield $2 in Bibliographic and Community Information records in field 658 and in field 040, subfield $f (Cataloging Source / Subject heading/thesaurus conventions) in Authority records.

Addition:

  • paas - Pennsylvania Academic Standards