Friday, March 07, 2008

LibraryThing Local

LibraryThing Local maps libraries, bookstores, and book events.
LibraryThing Local is a gateway to thousands of local bookstores, libraries and book festivals—and to all the author readings, signings, discussions and other events they host. It is our attempt to accomplish what hasn't happened yet—the effective linking of the online and offline book worlds. Books still don't fully "work" online; this is a step toward mending them.

LibraryThing Local is a handy reference, but it's also interactive. You can show off your favorite bookstores and libraries (eg., mine include the Harvard Bookstore, Shakespeare and Company and the Boston Athenaeum) and keep track of interesting events. Then you can find out who else loves the places you do, and who else is going to events. You can also find local members, write comments about the places you love and more.

Is your library included? If not it is easy to add it. I added the Lunar and Planetary Institute Library.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Oreo Ad

Here in the States there is a new Oreo ad that has pitched percussion music, sounds like something from the Orff's Schulwerk. Is that so? Which volume?

ORE Specification and User Guide

The latest version of the ORE Specification and User Guide has been released.
Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) defines standards for the description and exchange of aggregations of Web resources. This document provides an introduction and lists the specifications and user guide documents that make up the OAI-ORE standards.

Monday, March 03, 2008

FRBR in Chinese

A translation of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) into Chinese has just been made available on IFLANET

Peeps @ the Library

Peeps are in the stores, so it is time once again to point to Peep Research. Brings a smile every year.

New Look

Back on March 5, 2002 I started Catalogablog. Over the years I made many changes to the look and contents of the weblog, but always within the same template. Now I feel the need to change. Let me know what you think about the new look.


The FRBR e-mail list brought the news that Barbara Tillett has updated the RDA section of her chapter in the book Understanding FRBR (WorldCat Amazon) edited by Arlene Taylor.

"Due to publishing schedules, the section published in the book reflected the way RDA was shaping up prior to the October changes that now more clearly show the relationship of RDA to FRBR."