Archive for May, 2009

Today I got a very disappointing note in my inbox, from the US National Libraries RDA Test Project. I guess I’d call it a “ding” letter, and I have to say it was more than a bit surprising. I had volunteered to help with the testing, not by creating records, mind you, but in analyzing [...]

By Diane Hillmann, May 29, 2009, 5:08 pm (UTC-5)

This week, Karen Coyle wrote a post about LCSH as linked data: beyond “dash-dash” which provoked a discussion on the id.loc.gov discussion list. It seems to me that there are several memes at play in this conversation: LCSH and SKOS As Karen points out, LCSH is more than just a simple thesaurus. It’s also a [...]

By Jon, May 20, 2009, 3:45 pm (UTC-5)

Friday I was in Hyde Park, NY, at the site of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, attending the NYLINK Annual Meeting. I’d been asked to come and talk about change in cataloging. NYLINK, formerly the SUNY/OCLC Network, is one of the struggling regional service providers that used to be the primary brokers [...]

By Diane Hillmann, May 11, 2009, 9:06 am (UTC-5)

This week I’ve been on the road, doing presentations at the New Jersey Library Association meetings on Wednesday, and Five Colleges in Western MA Friday morning. I’ve been doing all this travel in the faithful MetadataMobile, increasingly an object of interest, amusement and (almost) veneration by those who have heard about her. It’s been a [...]

By Diane Hillmann, May 3, 2009, 2:23 pm (UTC-5)