Friday, February 10, 2012

NISO Teleconference

NISO news.
NISO will hold its next open teleconference in our monthly series this coming Monday, February 13th at 3:00 PM.

The topic for the February call will be the recently-published White Paper on the Future Standardization Needs for Electronic Resource Management Systems, written by the NISO ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Working Group. The document is titled "Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper" and it provides an analysis and evaluation of the current state of standards and best practices that can be applied to ERM systems, as well as recommending action to NISO in a number of further areas to improve the use and interoperability of ERMs. The document can be downloaded at http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=7946&wg_abbrev=ermreview

Tim Jewell, Director, Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington and chair of the NISO Working Group, will be on the teleconference to discuss the white paper and answer any questions.

The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time.

The Open Teleconferences are an quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative. The calls are informal and questions and discussion is welcome. Following the featured discussion, there is also an opportunity for the NISO community to bring up any issue or topic of interest. This is an excellent time for you to raise any concerns, project ideas, or suggestions of focus for NISO in the coming year.

The Open Teleconferences are an quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative. The calls are informal and questions and discussion is welcome. Following the featured discussion, there is also an opportunity for the NISO community to bring up any issue or topic of interest. This is an excellent time for you to raise any concerns, project ideas, or suggestions of focus for NISO in the coming year.

If you are unable to join us, this call will be recorded and made freely available on the NISO website following the event—as are all of the Open Teleconferences. For more information or to listen to the previous call discussions, please visit: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/telecon/.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

New Romanization Tables

The new Khmer, Moroccan Tamazight, and Syriac Romanization tables are now available for downloading from the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage.

Monday, February 06, 2012

LCGFT for Moving Images: Best Practices

The OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee (CAPC) has approved the document Library of Congress Genre-Form Thesaurus (LCGFT) for Moving Images: Best Practices. It provides guidelines, with examples, for the usage of LCGFT for moving image materials, and complement existing official guidelines.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines, with examples, for the usage of Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) for moving image materials. These guidelines are intended to complement existing official guidelines. As genre/form practice in general is currently being reviewed by several other committees, these guidelines will need to be revisited in the future; however, these best practices fulfill the need for short-term guidance.

In controversial areas, where existing rules have been questioned as to their usefulness, suggestions are offered for a consistent local practice that libraries might adopt for their own catalogs while still staying compliant with rules for record creation and editing in shared bibliographic databases.