Friday, February 02, 2007

Dublin Core for Scholarly Works

A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works. Julie Allinson, Pete Johnston and Andy Powell describe a Dublin Core application profile for describing scholarly works that makes use of FRBR and the DCMI Abstract Model.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Pew Report on Tagging

The Pew Internet and American Life Project has released a report on tagging.
Just as the internet allows users to create and share their own media, it is also enabling them to organize digital material their own way, rather than relying on pre-existing formats of classifying information.

A December 2006 survey has found that 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online such as photos, news stories or blog posts. On a typical day online, 7% of internet users say they tag or categorize online content.

The report features an interview with David Weinberger, a prominent blogger and fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.


Exciting news from Oregon State.
Oregon State University releases LibraryFind® software.

We are pleased to announce the first public release of the LibraryFind metasearch software, developed by Oregon State University Libraries. LibraryFind is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

This first public release, version 0.7, has a number of advanced features, such as (but not limited to):

  • 2-click user workflow (one click to find, one click to get)
  • Integrated OpenURL resolver
  • 2-tiered caching system to improve search response time
  • Customizable user interface
As this is a pre-1.0 release, there are still a number of features, functions, and efficiencies we plan to add to the software. We encourage involvement from others in the library community who are interested in working on an open source metasearch product.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

MARC21 slim to MODS 3.2 stylesheet

LC has recently revised the MARC21 slim to MODS 3.2 stylesheet.

This revision adds requested functionality for outputting invalid or outdated standard numbers represented in subfields $y or $z in MARC 010, 020, 022, 024, 028, and 037 to the @invalid in MODS.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

UNT Call Number

Well, it's not Rolling Stone but I got my picture on the cover of Call Number.

Music TEKSLink

The Feb. issue of Southwestern Musician, in the Elementary Division column, has a description of the TEKSLink Project and an invitation to participate. If any Texas school librarians and their music teacher want to team-up just let me know. If you are a Texas school librarian and are not familiar with the project, you might want to get up to speed before your music teacher asks about it.

Web Directions South

The presentations from Web Directions South are now available as slides and MP3s. I plan to listen on my commute to Microformats and You-biquity. Plenty of other good ones are available.

Metadata and Delicious

Eric Lease Morgan has taken the Alex texts and extracted keywords from them and their metadata and then loaded this on All automated. Nice for discovery of the texts in the Alex Catalog. However, I wonder, since this is possible, just how soon before spammers set up something like this and destroy the social bookmarking sites.

Monday, January 29, 2007

MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

Addition to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

The code listed below has been recently approved for use in MARC 21 records. The code will be added to the online MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions.

The code should not be used in exchange records until after March 26, 2007. This 60-day waiting period is required to provide MARC 21 implementers time to include newly defined codes in any validation tables they may apply to the MARC fields where the codes are used.Addition to the MARC Code Lists for Relators, Sources, Description Conventions

Other Sources

The following code is for use in subfield $2 in field 886 (Foreign MARC Information Field) in Bibliographic records.


BIBSYS-MARC (Trondheim: BIBSYS) [use after March 26, 2007]