Articles in category 'RDA'

The planning for the Midwinter Jane-athon pre-conference has been taking up a lot of my attention lately. It’s a really cool idea (credit to Deborah Fritz) to address the desire we’ve been hearing for some time for a participatory, hands on, session on RDA. And lets be clear, we’re not talking about the RDA instructions–this [...]

By Diane Hillmann, December 19, 2014, 10:22 am (UTC-5)

I know many of you are puzzled by this event, so do take a look at a rundown of the plans on the RDA Toolkit Blog. Not so surprisingly, we were inspired by the notion of a hackathon, but it had to be focused on something other than computer code and application building. All of [...]

By Diane Hillmann, November 30, 2014, 2:59 pm (UTC-5)

Everyone is getting tired of the sage-on-the-stage style of preconferences, so when Deborah Fritz suggested a hackathon (thank you Deborah!) to the RDA Dev Team, we all climbed aboard and started thinking about what that kind of event might look like, particularly in the ALA Midwinter context. We all agreed: there had to be a [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 27, 2014, 1:57 pm (UTC-5)

I saw the announcement a few weeks ago about the demise of MARBI and the creation of the new ALCTS/LITA Metadata Standards Committee. My first reaction was ‘uh oh,’ and I flashed back to the beginnings of the DCMI Usage Board. The DCUB still exists, but in a sort of limbo, as DCMI reorganizes itself [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 26, 2012, 11:01 am (UTC-5)

A few years ago, I wrote an article for a collection of writings in honor of Tom Turner, a talented metadata librarian at Cornell who sadly died too young. That article, “Looking back—looking forward: reflections of a transitional librarian” (Metadata and Digital Collections: Festschrift in honor of Tom Turner), although it meanders around a bit [...]

By Diane Hillmann, August 5, 2012, 12:56 pm (UTC-5)

I discussed the utility of the sub-property relationship in Getting to higher MARC branches, Netting more MARC fruit, and Adding MARC fruit to the cornucopia. Coincidentally, Bob DuCharme posted Simple federated queries with RDF which outlines the same technique and provides additional information on its use for resource discovery. Those posts are somewhat technical, and [...]

By Gordon Dunsire, May 12, 2012, 1:17 pm (UTC-5)

Netting more MARC fruit discussed the use of the rdfs:subPropertyOf property to allow MARC21 data to interoperate with triples based on similar properties in element sets from other metadata schemas. We can show the procedure in action using the Target audience property described in Getting to higher MARC branches. A quick examination of the namespaces [...]

By Gordon Dunsire, April 23, 2012, 4:14 pm (UTC-5)

I’m supposed to be writing a paper (as part of a team and as designated herder) but like most people I have strategies for avoiding such tasks, not necessarily in ways that are entirely useless, just useless in the context of a particular deadline. In this instance, I’ve been listening to an interview of Janet [...]

By Diane Hillmann, April 24, 2011, 3:55 pm (UTC-5)

Friday I attended the RDA Update, organized as the “Briefings From RDA Test Participants.” The room was full (overfull, actually), and I ended up sitting in the back on a chair pulled from the main seating area towards the back wall. Beacher Wiggins provided the background and updated the group on the plan and timetable. [...]

By Diane Hillmann, January 9, 2011, 9:33 am (UTC-5)

One continuing theme of the recently concluded DC-2010 is that of the perpetual search for consensus on what the hell DCMI should be doing. I know this continual search for identity is a common phenomenon with this sort of organization, as it is for the human adolescent hovering around the age of 15 years. Like [...]

By Diane Hillmann, October 23, 2010, 11:26 am (UTC-5)