Articles in category 'RDA'

I can’t remember when I first met Christine, but I certainly knew her well enough to make an informal (and more than a bit subversive) proposal to her at DC-2008 in Berlin. Jon & I had been discussing how RDA might develop translations — this was about the time when we had added the Properties […]

By Diane Hillmann, February 10, 2018, 8:44 pm (UTC-5)

Back in the old days (Feb. 2014, to be exact), I published a blog post entitled: “Wake Up Call for CC:DA”, written during an excruciating conversation at the tail end of a CC:DA meeting at Midwinter 2014. As part of that I recommended that CC:DA change its focus: “What we need here is to change […]

By Diane Hillmann, December 7, 2017, 4:52 pm (UTC-5)

One of the ongoing myths about RDA is that it’s just a set of instructions and rules for the creation and maintenance of bibliographic metadata, regardless of data model. This has never been entirely accurate, since the RDA instructions explicitly reference RDA’s FRBR-based metadata model, which was significantly modified by BibFrame. But the notion of […]

By Diane Hillmann, July 31, 2017, 2:57 pm (UTC-5)

While checking email during a moment of inattention at the recent ALA Midwinter meeting in Atlanta, I spotted an announcement of the new NISO publication “Understanding Metadata”, by Jenn Riley. It was a surprise, I’d not known that it was in preparation, but I hoped that such a primer would be helpful in raising the […]

By Diane Hillmann, March 1, 2017, 3:12 pm (UTC-5)

Sitting in the CC:DA meeting at ALA last week, listening to the RDA report and the questions it generated, I was struck yet again by the disconnect between the understanding by the audience of RDA as a content model — the Instructions as embodied in the Toolkit — and the presentation by the speakers of […]

By Jon, February 3, 2017, 2:56 pm (UTC-5)

Having just celebrated (?) another birthday at the tail end of 2015, the topics of age and change have been even more on my mind than usual. And then two events converged. First I had a chat with Ted Fons in a hallway at Midwinter, and he asked about using an older article I’d published […]

By Diane Hillmann, February 9, 2016, 9:19 am (UTC-5)

Not long ago I encountered the analysis of BibFrame published by Rob Sanderson with contributions by a group of well-known librarians. It’s a pretty impressive document–well organized and clearly referenced. But in fact there’s also a significant amount of personal opinion in it, the nature of which is somewhat masked by the references to others […]

By Diane Hillmann, January 3, 2016, 5:05 pm (UTC-5)

Those of you who pay attention to politics (no matter where you are) are very likely to be shaking your head over candidates, results or policy. It’s a never ending source of frustration and/or entertainment here in the U.S., and I’ve noticed that the commentators seem to be focusing in on issues of ideology and […]

By Diane Hillmann, October 12, 2015, 10:08 am (UTC-5)

A decade ago, when the Open Metadata Registry (OMR) was just being developed as the NSDL Registry, the vocabulary world was a very different place than it is today. At that point we were tightly focussed on SKOS (not fully cooked at that point, but Jon was on the WG that was developing it, so […]

By Diane Hillmann, September 20, 2015, 6:41 pm (UTC-5)

Over the past weekend I participated in a Twitter conversation on the topic of meaning, data, transformation and packaging. The conversation is too long to repost here, but looking from July 11-12 for @metadata_maven should pick most of it up. Aside from my usual frustration at the message limitations in Twitter, there seemed to be […]

By Diane Hillmann, July 16, 2015, 9:35 pm (UTC-5)