Thursday, November 08, 2007

Movers and Shakers

If you nominated someone better do it again.
Nominations for Library Journal's Movers and Shakers that were made before November 5 were not captured and stored on LJ's server. We need you to go back and Renominate those people. We are assured that the electronic nomination form is working, but if you prefer, you can supply all the information requested on the form and either fax it to 646-746-6734, or send it in an e-mail to Francine Fialkoff, The deadline has been extended to November 28.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Online Social Spaces

All the discussion of on-line social spaces seems to miss an important way folks are connecting, through their game consoles. I'm not sure of the numbers but I'm guessing the number of people connecting using X-Box Live is not insignificant. Where are the libraries in Halo 3?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Great news for MODS users
The University of Tennessee Digital Library Center is proud to announce the release of the DLC-MODS Workbook, version 1.2 under the GNU General Public License version 3.

The DLC-MODS Workbook provides a series of web pages that enable users to easily generate complex, valid MODS metadata records that meet the 1-4 levels of specification outlined in the Digital Library Federation Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records, (DLF Aquifer Guidelines November 2006).

Developed by programmer Christine Haygood Deane under the direction of metadata librarian Melanie Feltner-Reichert, this open source client-side software provides control of date formats and other problematic fields at the point of creation, while shielding creators from the need to work in XML. Metadata records created can be partially created, saved to the desktop, reloaded and completed at a later date. Final versions can be downloaded or cut-and-pasted into text editors for use elsewhere.

Developed in support for our state-wide digitization project, Volunteer Voices, we hope this system will assist others in their efforts to create valuable digital libraries also. The software can be viewed here and downloaded here.