Thursday, March 04, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday Dublin Core

March 1 Dublin Core turned 15. Seems just yesterday....

I saw this in the latest NISO Newsline, always worth reading.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Orleans

I'll be in new Orleans this weekend. Any suggestions for family-friendly attractions to visit. It is for a wedding, so I don't expect we'll have lots of time, but an hour or two to see some sights should work. Does the Catholic church in Lafayette Jackson Square have a Sunday mass? Is the church worth seeing? Coffee-au-lait and begniees at that shop across the street Cafe du Monde after might make for a nice Sunday morn. Where best to see the River? Any nice parks along it? Thanks.

Thursday. The Saint Louis Cathedral has a 9 am mass on Sunday, still not sure if it is worth seeing inside, but that and then Cafe du Monde might make a nice Sunday morn. The Aquarium sounds good. There is a park from there along the River that might be a nice walk. All depends on how much free time we have. Thanks for the suggestions.

Facts on File MARC Records

Facts on File is offering MARC records for free for their databases.
Facts On File is pleased to provide our subscribers with free MARC records for its reference databases. Multiple records exist for each online resource to meet the different needs of schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.
The records have either LC, LC Annotated, or Sears subject headings.

Monday, March 01, 2010

ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review

News from NISO.
Please join NISO on its next FREE open teleconference call on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 3-4 p.m. (eastern). This month’s call will discuss the ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review project to conduct a "gap analysis" regarding electronic resource management (ERM) related data, standards, and best practices. The analysis includes a review of the ERMI data dictionary as it presently exists, and a mapping of ERMI data elements to those within relevant standards-related projects. Hear from guest speaker Tim Jewell (Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication University of Washington), co-chair of the Working Group about the group's progress to date and how their analysis will determine future work in the ERM standards arena.

The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate in the conversation. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) and enter the code: 17800743.

Citation Metadata for Google

If Google can find something, that goes quite a way to making it discoverable. The NASA Astrophysics DATA Service, (ADS) is using metadata Google recognizes to enhance their service. They kindly provide a list of the fields Google will index.