Friday, January 02, 2009

Interesting Collocation

Cutter's functions for the catalog are something we all learned in Cataloging 101. The FRBR functions seem pretty familiar. However, if you let others loose on bibliographic data they come up with some interesting ways to collocate works, say by a person's library. Over at LibraryThing the crowd is entering and tagging the personal collections of famous people. Want to see what Lawrence of Arabia had on his bookshelves? Or maybe Aaron Copland? Just more proof the everything is miscellaneous.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Testing RDA

RDA news.
The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library and the National Library of Medicine have jointly decided to test Resource Description and Access (RDA), the proposed new cataloging code, before making a decision on whether or not to implement this new standard. See the joint statement and accompanying letter from Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress for more details.


I just heard of the search engine, GoodSearch. It makes a small donation to a charity of my choice each time I search.
GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. It's a simple and compelling concept. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
I'll be using this whenever I used to use Yahoo.