Friday, July 13, 2007

2007 Annual Meetings of the MARC Advisory Committee

The cover sheets for the proposals and discussion papers presented at the 2007 Annual meetings of the MARC Advisory Committee have been updated with the results of the discussions. They are available at:

Thursday, July 12, 2007

PURL 2.0 Coming Soon

OCLC has announced an update to the PURL service.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and Zepheira, LLC announced today that they will work together to rearchitect OCLC's Persistent URL (PURL) service to more effectively support the management of a "Web of data."

The software developed will be released under an Open Source Software license allowing PURLs and the PURL infrastructure to be used in various applications for public or proprietary use. OCLC and Zepheira are collaborating to extend the open and inclusive community of PURL users.

Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control

This message was sent to SLA members. Applies to everybody.
Following the third successful public hearing of the Library of Congress’ Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control on 9 July, the Working Group has extended the final date for comments or testimonies to be submitted to the group to 31 July. For information about how to submit written commentary see the website. Although the working group’s report will be sent out for comments in October before submitting the report to the Library of Congress in November, members are encouraged to send comments, however short, in order to make an impact on this important report. For more information please see the Working Group Web site.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Journal of Internet Cataloging => Journal of Library Metadata

Call for Papers

The Journal of Library Metadata (JLM) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles on all aspects of metadata applications in libraries. The journal is published quarterly by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Previously titled the Journal of Internet Cataloging, after a change in title and editorship, JLM will now focus on metadata, an exciting, timely subject of importance to all libraries. The journal will publish three categories of articles: standard, peer-reviewed articles; shorter, scholarly, non-peer reviewed articles; and short viewpoint articles.

These articles will cover all aspects of metadata applications in libraries, including:

Application profiles
Best practices
Controlled vocabularies
Crosswalking of metadata and interoperability
Digital libraries and metadata
Display of search results
Federated repositories
Federated searching
Individual metadata schemes
Institutional repository metadata
Metadata content standards
Metadata harvesting
Preservation metadata
Resource Description Framework
Resource discovery and metadata
Search engines and metadata
Stochastic vs. deterministic searching
Tagging and tag clouds
Topic maps
Visual image and moving image metadata

Categories of Articles
Please consider writing and submitting an article that falls into one of the following three categories:
  • Peer-reviewed articles (original research, scholarly manuscripts), which should be 10-50 typed pages, double-spaced.
  • Short, scholarly, non-peer-reviewed articles, often practical in nature (for example, describing a particular library metadata implementation). These should range from 500-2,000 words, with limited citations to other resources.
  • Upbeat Viewpoint articles giving the author’s opinion on a timely topic related to library metadata applications. These should range from 500-2,000 words and may or may not contain citations. Focus should be on improvements or solutions instead of negative aspects of an existing system, standard, or service.
For more information please visit the Journal of Library Metadata web site.

Monday, July 09, 2007

The Future of Bibliographic Control Meeting

The Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control 3rd meeting is available as a Real media video. Wish they had made an MP3 version also.

Library PR

Getting the word out to other groups about libraries is something I feel strongly about. I've presented at music teacher conferences and the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Now my suggestion for a story has been picked up by CommandN. It was about LibraryThing and the hook was the $1000.00 worth of books they are offering to referrals for new employees. One small bit of PR but I'm feeling good about it.