Thursday, April 28, 2011

NLM Classification Updated

News from the National Library of Medicine.
The online National Library of Medicine Classification, available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/, has been issued in a newly revised edition as of April 28, 2011.

Forty-six (46) new class numbers were added and three (3) class numbers were canceled. Sixty-nine (69) MeSH terms were added to the index, including forty-one (41) new to the MeSH vocabulary as of 2011; in addition, one hundred and seventy-eight (178) class number captions or schedule notes and six hundred and six (606) index entries were modified since the 2010 edition was published on April 29, 2010.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

DOIs as Linked Data

Instance linkages within the Linking Open Data...Image via WikipediaDOIs as Linked Data is an excellent post by Ed Summers at Inkdroid. Plenty of implications to consider for cataloging and scholarly publishing and access.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Procedural Guidelines for Proposed New or Revised Romanization Tables

News from LC.
I am pleased to report that the "Procedural Guidelines for Proposed New or Revised Romanization Tables" is now available on the LC website at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romguid_2010.html. These guidelines were developed jointly by the Policy and Standards Division at the Library of Congress, the Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and the Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) within the Cataloging and Classification Section of the American Library Association. The need for a formal procedure became apparent in recent efforts to revise certain Romanization tables. A draft was issued on June 15, 2010, with a request for feedback. The current procedure, dated August 13, 2010, is the result of that feedback and was printed in Cataloging Service Bulletin Issue 127http://www.loc.gov/cds/PDFdownloads/csb/CSB_127.pdf (PDF, 289 KB).

Additions to Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes

The source codes listed below have been recently approved. The codes will be added to applicable Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes lists. See the specific source code list for current usage in MARC fields and MODS/MADS elements.

The codes should not be used in exchange records until 60 days after the date of this notice to provide implementers time to include newly-defined codes in any validation tables.

National Bibliography Number Source Codes
The following source code has been added to the National Bibliography Number Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

Addition:
jnb
Japanese National Bibliography (Tokyo: National Diet Library)

Classification Scheme Source Codes
The following source code has been added to the Classification Scheme Source Codes list for usage in appropriate fields and elements.

Addition:
mu
Clasificacion Musical de la Bibliografía Nacional de Espana (Madrid: Biblioteca Nacional de Espana)

Subject Heading and Term Source Codes
The following source in the Subject Heading and Term Source Codes list formerly had code "ndllsh" assigned to it. It has been assigned a new code:

ndlsh
Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan kenmei hyomokuhyo = National Diet Library list of subject headings (Tokyo: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan)