Thursday, May 01, 2008

myLOC

I may have missed this news, maybe while I was at TxLA, but I've not seen it elsewhere; the Library of Congress now has a "my" portal, myLOC.

Statement of International Cataloging Principles

The Statement of International Cataloging Principles is available for worldwide review.
As Chair of the IFLA Meeting of Experts on an International Cataloging Code (IME ICC) I am pleased to invite comments from the worldwide library community on the final draft of the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles and its accompanying Glossary.

In order to provide the appropriate review period and to schedule adequate time to cumulate, analyze, and incorporate comments before the General Meeting of IFLA in August, the Statement is being posted today on a public Wiki. The IFLA Headquarters Office is closed for holiday April 30-May 5th, but as soon as they return we will move the files there and redirect from the Wiki. In the meantime please link to: http://catprinciples.pbwiki.com/ and view and/or download the Statement for your review; and please use the accompanying voting document for your response.

MARC Records

Ed Summers has "created a bittorrent of the concatenated MARC files donated to the Internet Archive by Scriblio (7,030,372 records)":

http://inkdroid.org/torrents/lc-bib.torrent

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Library of Congress Subject Heading Suggestion Blog-a-Thon

The results for the Library of Congress Subject Heading Suggestion Blog-a-Thon are in. The effort resulted in 24 subject headings, 6 cross-references, and 2 subdivisions suggestions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Transparency

Get Satisfaction looks like a unique 2.0 tool to make the organization transparent.
Get Satisfaction is a direct connection between people and companies that fosters problem-solving, promotes sharing, and builds up relationships. Thousands of companies use this neutral space to support customers, exchange ideas, and get feedback about their products and services. Get Satisfaction is open, transparent, and free. You’re free to ask, free to answer, and free to start a new conversation. Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate: companies, employees, customers — anyone with an opinion, an answer, or something to say.
A few libraries are repersented. Michael Stephens needs to see this.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day is this weekend, May 3.

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 June 25, 2008. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementers time to include newly defined codes in any validation tables they may apply to the MARC fields where the codes are used.

Category Code Sources
The following codes are for use in subfield $2 in field 072 in Authority and Bibliographic records (Subject Category Code) and in subfield $z in field 073 (Subdivision Usage) in Authority records.

Additions:

bisacsh
BISAC Subject Headings
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
bisacmt
BISAC Merchandising Themes
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/merchandising.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
bisacrt
BISAC Regional Themes
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/region_codes.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
Classification Sources
The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 084 in Bibliographic and Community Information records (Other Classification Number), in subfield $2 in field 084 in Classification records (Classification Scheme and Edition) and in subfield $2 in field 065 in Authority records (Other Classification Number).

Addition:
blissc
British Library Inside service subject classification. (London: British Library) [use only after June 25, 2008]
Term, Name, Title Sources
The following codes are for use in subfield $2 in fields 600-657 and 662 in Bibliographic and Community Information records, and in subfield $f in field 040 (Cataloging Source) in Authority records.

Additions:
bisacsh
BISAC Subject Headings
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
bisacmt
BISAC Merchandising Themes
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/merchandising.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
bisacrt
BISAC Regional Themes
(http://www.bisg.org/standards/region_codes.html) [use only after June 25, 2008]
quiding
Quiding, Nils Herman. Svenskt allmant forfattningsregister for tiden fran ar 1522 till och med ar 1862. (Stockholm: Norstedt) [use only after June 25, 2008]
skon
tt indexera skonlitteratur: Amnesordslista, vuxenlitteratur.
(Stockholm: Svensk biblioteksfrening) [use only after June 25, 2008]