Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Enriching the Catlog

Dynamic Catalogue Enrichment with SeeAlso Link Servers by Jakob Voss appears in Proceedings European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Aarhus, Denmark.
The poster presents architecture and usage of SeeAlso, a simple protocol for link servers that is used to dynamically enrich catalouges of libraries in the German Common library network GBV.
Currently the tool is at version 0.50, so it may take some tech savvy to get it up and running.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Work Records for Music

The Music Library Association's Bibliographic Control Committee (BCC) has announced the availability of the Final Report of The BCC Working Group on Work Records for Music.
The recommendations in the final report cannot be applied in a current, "real world" environment. Instead, the working group provided a conceptual document based on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) conceptual models that addresses what a work record for music should encompass.

Cataloging Playaway Devices

The Playaways Cataloging Joint Task Force, comprised of members from OLAC and MLA, has announced that the final version of their Guide to Cataloging Playaway Devices Based on AACR2 Chapters 6 and 9 has been approved. The Guide is available in PDF, HTML, or MS Word formats.

Monday, September 08, 2008

NH Classification Schedule for Artistic Photography

Faculty want the artistic photography books with the rest of the art books? Class NH is an alternative to the way LC handles these materials.
The NH schedule is designed for the classification of photography books of an artistic nature. It was initially compiled for the 4th edition of N, which was issued in 1970. When the Library of Congress rejected the proposed subclass for art photography, it was published by ARLIS/NA in 1974. NH has been adopted by a number of libraries with strong collections of artistic photography as an alternative to TR, which emphasizes the technical aspects of photography.