Friday, May 18, 2007

Resource Description and Access

Outcomes of the April 2007 meeting of the Joint Steering Committee
for Development of RDA have been mounted on the JSC Web site.

Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators

Lou Rosenfeld is the guest this week on Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators.
Jon Udell speaks with Lou Rosenfeld on this week's Interviews with Innovators. Fellow superpatron Edward Vielmetti put Jon in touch with Lou, with whom he shares an affection not only for Ann Arbor, Michigan, but also for a cluster of topics including information architecture, search analytics, print and online publishing, designing for usability, tagging, and microformats.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


John Allsopp, has just come out with the book, Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0. In the Five Pertinent Questions column he briefly discusses the importance of this mark-up.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Enhancing the Catalog

In Danbury Conn. the public library has added LibraryThing for Libraries to their catalog.
What is LibraryThing for Libraries?
  • Give your patrons exciting new content, including recommendations and tag clouds.
  • Let your patrons take part, with reviews, ratings and tags. Keep the control you want.
  • Enhance your catalog with just a few lines of HTML. Works with any OPAC and requires no back-end integration. Really.
  • Draw on the collective intelligence of your patrons and LibraryThing members.

Future of Bibliographic Control

Extensive notes, by Mark R. Lindner, on the 2nd meeting of the LoC Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control are available on the Off the Mark weblog.