Friday, January 11, 2008

Next Generation Catalog

The Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science has made available 3 podcasts of recent talks on the next generation catalog.
  • Anne M. Prestamo / AquaBrowser
  • Jennifer Ward/WorldCat Local
  • Next Generation Library Catalogs: David Lindahl
The cataloger in me wants to see title / statement of responsibility, it just looks backwards.

This is part of a larger podcasting series by GSLIS at Simmons. All are well worth a listen, even if they are out of scope of this weblog.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


The latest issue of SCATNews , the Newsletter of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section, is now available on the IFLA website.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

2007 Annual MARBI Meeting Minutes

The 2007 Annual MARBI Meeting minutes are now available online.

MARC module for Drupal 5

Drupal, an open-source CMS, now has a MARC module.
This module provides a way to map data in the MARC record to Drupal content types and import sets of MARC records.

The module currently supports mapping to the default node fields, taxonomy fields and CCK text fields.

By importing a library's MARC records directly in to Drupal as nodes, you can easily recreate your library's catalog in a rich social environment.
Seen on oss4lib.

Institutional Repositories

Institutional Repositories, Tout de Suite, the latest Digital Scholarship publication, is designed to give the reader a very quick introduction to key aspects of institutional repositories and to foster further exploration of this topic though liberal use of relevant references to online documents and links to pertinent websites. It is under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License, and it can be freely used for any noncommercial purpose in accordance with the license.

From the e-mail announcement.