Thursday, November 29, 2012

Malay Romanization Tables

LC is looking for comments on the new Malay Romanization tables.
The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress has received a revision proposal for the Malay (in Jawi-Arabic script) ALA-LC romanization table from LC's Jakarta Office. Based on feedback from current users, a couple of additional changes to the table have been made, and the table has been renamed "Jawi / Pegon romanization table". The table's name change acknowledges that it covers more than simply the Malay language.

The revision proposal http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman_malay_proposal.pdf (PDF, 129 KB) highlights all additions and changes. A separate document
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman_malay_explanation.doc (DOC, 48 KB) enumerates changes in the revision proposal.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

QR Code Books

Just curious has anyone cataloged any of these books converted to QR Codes?


Monday, November 26, 2012

Metadata Object Description Schema Conversions Tools

News from the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress.
A new set of MODS 3.4 XSLT 2.0 stylesheets has been added to our MODS Conversions page http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-conversions.html for community testing and review. These new XSLT 2.0 stylesheets are based on the mappings made available by the Library of Congress on the same page.
The conversions include:
  • DC to MODS 3.4
  • MARCXML to MODS 3.4
  • MODS 3.4 to DC
  • MODS 3.4 to HTML
  • MODS 3.4 to MARCXML

Bibliographic Framework

LC has released Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services.
The Library of Congress officially launched its Bibliographic Framework Initiative in May 2011. The Initiative aims to re-envision and, in the long run, implement a new bibliographic environment for libraries that makes "the network" central and makes interconnectedness commonplace. Prompted in no small part by the desire to embrace new cataloging norms, it is essential that the library community redevelop its bibliographic data models as part of this Initiative. Toward that objective, this document presents a high-level model for the library community for evaluation and discussion, but it is also important to consider this document within a much broader context, and one that looks well beyond the library community....

The new, proposed model is simply called BIBFRAME, short for Bibliographic Framework.
The new model is more than a mere replacement for the library community's current model/format, MARC. It is the foundation for the future of bibliographic description that happens on, in, and as part of the web and the networked world we live in. It is designed to integrate with and engage in the wider information community while also serving the very specific needs of its maintenance community - libraries and similar memory organizations.

Semantic Web in Libraries Livestream

Towards an international LOD library ecosystem, this year's Semantic Web in Libraries conference will be live streamed.
For this years SWIB (Semantic Web in Libraries) conference in Cologne, we strive to provide a video livestream:

At 27./28. November, from 8 to 16.30 (GMT) on the conference homepage,

http://swib.org/swib12/

There you also find information about the schedule and the conference in general (which is organized by hbz and ZBW again). The conference language is English. #swib12 on Twitter.