Metadata standards is a huge topic and evaluation a difficult task, one I’ve been involved in for quite a while. So I was pretty excited when I saw the link for “DRAFT Principles for Evaluating Metadata Standards”, but after reading it? Not so much. If we’re talking about “principles” in the sense of ‘stating-the-obvious-as-a-first-step’, well, […]
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A few days ago, while catching up with list traffic on RDA-L, I stumbled on a conversation between two librarians that got me thinking. They were talking about the myriad of changes in their ILS’s designed to make MARC usable with RDA. It’s a topic I still see a lot of on the lists, and […]
[Continuing from a post earlier today] The second, and not unrelated, announcement had to do with the end of printed versions of the Red Books, which have traditionally represented LCSH in its most official form. In the LC report to CC:DA the cessation of publication of the Red Books was announced: In 2012, LC conducted […]
The Library of Congress recently made a couple of announcements, which I’ve been thinking about in the context of the provision of linked data services. In May, LC announced that a ‘reconciliation’ had been done on the LC relators, in part to bring them into conformance with RDA role terms. This is not at all […]
One of the things I often do in the weeks following ALA conferences is check out the blog posts about sessions I missed attending. One such was the session on “Recent Trends in Catalog Architecture: ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Interest Group.” I don’t recall what we were doing instead of going to this session, […]
… and I say that not just because Jon and I have been working with the Project on their metadata planning. It’s an excellent paper, and we’re delighted it’s out, so we can tell people about it, and encourage them to read it and talk about it. We’ve been talking up the XC Project as […]
Maybe it’s just me, but I like to be able to look at data “in the raw,” without some developer deciding for me what I’m allowed to see, and how I’m allowed to see it. There was an old story I used to tell about visiting a vendor booth at ALA Exhibits some years ago, […]