Friday, January 29, 2010

ERL 2010 Conference

I'll be at the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference early next week. #ERL10 Looking forward to this, looks like a lot of good content and presenters. I may post summaries of the talks I hear, if I have the time and energy at the end of the day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cataloging Exhibition Publications

Cataloging Exhibition Publications: Best Practices by the Art Libraries Society of North America provides useful guidance for these materials.

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 MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until after March 26, 2010. 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.

Other Sources

Field 034 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data) The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 034 (Coded Cartographic Mathematical Data) in the Authority and Bibliographic formats.

Addition:
wikiped
Wikipedia
(http://www.wikipedia.org/) [use only after March 26, 2010]
Term, Name, Title Sources

The following codes are for use in subfield $2 in fields 600-657 (Subject Added Entries/Index Terms) in Bibliographic and Community Information records; subfield 662 (Subject Added Entry) in Bibliographic records; subfield $2 in fields 700-754 (Added Entry Fields) in Bibliographic records; subfield $2 in fields 700-754 (Index Terms) in Classification records; subfield $2 in fields 700-788 (Heading Linking Entries) in Authority records; and subfield $f in field 040 (Cataloging Source) in Authority records.

Additions:
bjornson
Bjornson: emneord for Bjornsonbibliografien
(http://www.nb.no/baser/bjornson/Bjornsonemneord-LC.html) [use only after March 26, 2010]

hamsun
Hamsun: emneord for Hamsunbibliografien
(http://www.nb.no/baser/hamsun/emneord.html) [use only after March 26, 2010]

netc
National Emergency Training Center Thesaurus (NETC)
(http://www.lrc.fema.gov/lrcinfo.html) [use only after March 26, 2010]

stw
Standard-Thesaurus Wirtschaft = STW Thesaurus for Economics (Kiel: ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek fur Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
(http://zbw.eu/stw) [use only after March 26, 2010]
The following code was previously defined for usage in subfield $2 in fields 600-651 (Subject Added Entries/Index Terms) in Bibliographic records and and in subfield $f in field 040 (Cataloging Source) in Authority records.

Usage has been expanded. It may now be used in subfield $2 in fields 600-657 (Subject Added Entries/Index Terms) in Bibliographic and Community Information records; subfield $2 in field 662 (Subject Added Entry) in Bibliographic records; records; subfield $2 in fields 700-754 (Added Entry Fields) in Bibliographic records; subfield $2 in fields 700-754 (Index Terms) in Classification records; and subfield $2 in fields 700-788 (Heading Linking Entries) in Authority records.
rasuqam
Repertoire d'autorites-sujet de l'UQAM [use in expanded fields only after March 26, 2010]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mobile App for the Catalog

LibraryThing has announced a low-cost mobile app for the catalog, Library Anywhere.

Monday, January 25, 2010

MODS Mapping to MARC

The MODS Editorial Committee have revised the transformation from MARCXML to MODS 3.3.

Changes in the transformation reflect changes made in the MARC to MODS 3.3 mapping.