Friday, August 22, 2008

Beloit College Mindset List

The Beloit College Mindset List has once again arrived. Always enlightening and fun.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RSS and Rights Metadata

RSS4Lib has simple instructions for including Creative Commons rights metadata in your RSS feeds.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Semantic Web Podcast

The Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science has a podcast by Rober Wolfe, The Semantic Library: RDF in Practice. Some of the topics he discusses are:
  • SIMILE, Semantic Interoperability of Metadata in unLike Environments
  • Babel, Format Converter developed by the SIMILE Project
  • Longwell, A SIMILE demo by MIT Libraries
  • W3C Semantic Web Activity, Simple Knowledge Organization System
  • Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange
21 Aug. 2008 Listening to this on my commute. Fascinating. So much to consider.

‡biblios Released

LibLime announces the release of their open-source cataloging tool, ‡biblios.
At Code4lib 2007 you may have attended a presentation by yours truly about a new open-source cataloging editor initiative at LibLime called ‡biblios. In case you missed it, there's a video of the presentation available from:

Over this past week we put the finishing touches on the project Web site and the .9 release of the ‡biblios editor.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dangers in the Library

Who was prepared in library school for all the dangerous critters in the library?

Hebrew Script Tool

lc-hebrew-detransliteration allows you to convert from Library of Congress Romanized Hebrew to Hebrew script. Great for adding those 880 fields.

Work and Edition Fields

The Open Library has been doing some FRBR work on their records. They have been trying to decide which fields are work and which expression fields. Some end up as both. Not MARC BTW. They welcome comments.