This report presents an interpretation of a crosswalk from ONIX for Books 2.1 to MARC 21 developed by OCLC and made publicly available from the OCLC Web site and EDItEUR.This work represents a major upgrade in the statement of how data for bibliographic description can be exchanged between two standards that are widely used in the library and publishing communities. The discussion considers practical outcomes and identifies theoretical and conceptual issues that will inform the next major revision of this strategically important relationship.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
Omeka version 1.2 includes following features and plug-ins:
- Four themes that are easy to adapt with simple CSS changes and theme configuration
- Exhibit Builder plugin with 12 page layouts and 5 exhibit themes
- Tagging for items and exhibits
- RSS feeds for items
- COinS plug-in making items readable by Zotero
- SimplePages plugin for easily making static pages
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Image via WikipediaThe transcript and audio recordings of the 2010 ALISE Technical Services Education SIG program "Technical Services: Past, Present, Future" featuring Michael Gorman, Janet Swan Hill, and Arlene Taylor are now available.
The panel responds to the questions:
“Where were you working?/What were you doing during the transition between the ALA‐LC cataloging rules and AACR1, and/or the transition between AACR1 and AACR2?” “What worked well during this transition?” “What are some of the mistakes that cataloging/technical services should avoid in the transition from AACR2 to RDA?”‐ Resource Description and Access, by the way. I’m assuming most of you hopefully know that. And then the second question, “How can cataloging/technical services better collaborate with other stakeholders, such as fellow faculty members, other departments in the library, and the libraries and vendors, for example, as we transition from AACR2 to RDA?”
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Image via CrunchBaseNews from OCLC.
The OCLC Record Use Policy Council members have been working for the past few months to develop the next generation of a WorldCat use policy, and we are pleased to announce that the draft document, WorldCat Rights and Responsibilities for the OCLC Cooperative, is open for community review.
This Council, convened by the OCLC Board of Trustees last September, has produced a new draft document that incorporates many suggestions raised by the community over the past year. For example, rather than using legal language, we have drafted the new policy as a code of good practices, intended to outline the rights and responsibilities of OCLC members with regard to the use of WorldCat records.
We intend for this document to help inform the decision-making process for member library leaders as they seek to innovate around the shared resource that is WorldCat. We have sought to encourage the widespread use of WorldCat data while also supporting the viability and utility of WorldCat and the OCLC network of services.
The draft policy is not final. Between now and the end of May, we very much want your feedback. We hope you will take the time to review the draft policy carefully, and let us know your thoughts. You can post comments to the community forum, send an e-mail with your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org, or register to attend a webinar where you can ask questions and submit feedback to members of the Record Use Policy Council. We will continue to add content to the accompanying FAQas we get more questions from the community review process.
We plan to send a revised version of the draft policy to the OCLC Board of Trustees at the end of May for final review and approval. We anticipate that a final document will be published mid-calendar year 2010.
Please mark your calendars to attend NISO's upcoming free monthly teleconference call, to be held on Monday, April 12, 2010 from 3-4 p.m. (eastern) to learn about the work of NISO's Standardized Markup for Journal Articles Working Group. This group is developing a standard based on the currently existing National Library of Medicine (NLM) Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite. Join guest speaker Jeff Beck (Technical Information Specialist, National Center for Biotechnology Information [NCBI], U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health), co-chair of the working group, to learn more about this developing standard and its progress.
This Open Teleconference conversation is part of an ongoing series of month calls held on the second Monday of each month as a way to keep the community appraised of NISO's activities. It also provides an opportunity for you to provide feedback to NISO on our activities or make suggestions about new activities we should be engaging in. See the full list of 2010 calls at http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/telecon/