Friday, January 25, 2013

MODS and MADS Implementation Registries

The Network Development and MARC Standards Office is in the process of updating the MODS and MADS Implementation Registries and the Tools for MODS pages and would like to add any new projects/tools that are currently available to the community.

If you would like your projects/tools to be included, please supply information for each category in the MODS Implementation Registry and/or Tools for MODS page, and your projects/tools will be added to the registry. For MADS projects, please supply information for each category in the MADS Implementation registry.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cataloging Matters Podcast

James Weinheimer has made available another Cataloging Matters Podcast, Cataloging Matters No. 17: Catalog Records as Data.
Hello everyone and welcome to Cataloging Matters, a series of podcasts about the future of libraries and cataloging, coming to you from the most beautiful, and the most romantic city in the world, Rome, Italy. My name is Jim Weinheimer.

We hear that the problem with catalog records is that they are not data. This means that the records are meant primarily for display and consequently, are of very limited use in the new information environments. What does this mean and, I question, is it correct?