Friday, February 29, 2008

Radical Cataloging

Soon to be available Radical cataloging : essays at the front by K R Roberto with an introduction by Sandy Berman. (Amazon WorldCat)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Interactive Course Assignment Pages

I saw the Interactive Course Assignment Pages (ICAP) mentioned on the Library Web Chic's weblog. not cataloging related, but still looks useful. For colleges and universities, of course, but how about for the homework help area at the public library? School libraries? So many places this could be useful.
Librarians have enough to do and maintaining static HTML pages is tedious and time-consuming. The ICAP tool enables librarians with minimal technical expertise to create dynamic web pages that integrate Web 2.0 features, such as chat and RSS feeds, with traditional library content, such as catalogs and article databases.

The ICAPs use a module layout to display content written and produced by librarians, as well as library resources and interactive widgets.


Somewhere along the way the Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) evolved into the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA).
As a web author, we invite you to use our system to describe, that is, label, your online content in a way that can be processed by computers. The system is designed to be as objective as possible: ICRA makes no value judgements at all about any content.

Users, principally parents of young children, then apply their own judgement in deciding which sites should and should not be available in their homes or workplaces. This is done by means of software that can read and interpret the labels found.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Simple Knowledge Organization System Document

The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group has announced the publication of the SKOS Primer as a W3C First Public Working Draft.
This is a substantial update to and replacement for the previous SKOS Core Guide W3C Working Draft dated 2 November 2005. It is a companion document to the SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System Reference W3C Working Draft dated 25 January 2008.

The Weblog

I was thinking of moving this weblog over to Wordpress. It is just time for a change. However, that would break too many links. I think I'll just do a complete redesign of this site for March 5. That was the date in 2002 this got started. Just seems like a good time for a new look. Comments?

FRBR and Moving Image Materials

Greenwood Publishing Group kindly gave Martha Yee permission to post her chapter (Chapter 11, FRBR and Moving Image Materials: Content (Work and Expression) versus Carrier (Manifestation)) from Arlene Taylor's book, Understanding FRBR, at the UC eScholarship repository.
Some of the major problems with Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition (AACR2R) stem from the failure to clearly analyze the FRBR entities work and expression (content) so as to distinguish them from manifestation (carrier) for nonbook materials such as moving image materials. In this chapter, a clearer and more logical analysis of these concepts is attempted, and, at the end of the chapter, the progress made so far in RDA (Resource Description and Access) development is assessed as well.

Tagging and Culture

Collaborative and Social Tagging Networks by Emma Tonkin, Edward M. Corrado, Heather Lea Moulaison, Margaret E. I. Kipp, Andrea Resmini, Heather D. Pfeiffer and Qiping Zhang appears in Ariadne issue no. 54. Covers "a series of international perspectives on the practice of social tagging of documents within a community context".