Friday, September 23, 2011

Addition to Source Codes for Vocabularies, Rules, and Schemes

The source code listed below has been recently approved. The code 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 code 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.

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

mapland Google maps world gazetteer

USGS Links to Change

USGS LogoImage via WikipediaThe U.S. Geological Survey is changing from using the DJVU format for their scans to PDFs. The consequence of this is that all the old links will be broken stop working. They will not have a redirect from the old URL to the new.

The preferred link to USGS publications should be formatted like this:

IAMSLIC News & Events has a bit more info.
The U.S. Geological Survey's Publications Warehouse ( will complete a process to migrate all of its' on-line publications into Portable Document Format (PDF) files by September1, 2011. At that time, the USGS will no longer support the previous DJVU format for its on-line publications. Libraries and Web site managers shouldlink to the publications citation page for USGS publications. At sometime after September 1, 2011, direct links to DJVU files will stop working and there will be no automatic redirect to the PDF version of those materials.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Information Standards Quarterly

The Summer 2011 issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly magazine is now available.
  • ISNI: A new system for name identification by Janifer Gatenby and Andrew MacEwan
  • ORCID: Unique Identifiers for Authors and Contributors by Martin Fenner
  • The Names Project: A New Approach to Name Authority by Alan Danskin, Amanda Hill, and Daniel Needham
  • Identify This! Identifiers and Trust by Geoff Bilder
  • The Use of the Standard Address Number (SAN) in the Supply Chain by Louise Timko
  • I² and ISNI: Improving the Information Supply Chain with Standard Institutional Identifiers by Jody DeRidder

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cartoon Gets Subject Heading Changed

Today's Shelf Check cartoon managed to get a subject heading changed on a bib record. That was quick.