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Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change? 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.

Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change?

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 it always makes me grind my teeth. One reason for the dental destruction is that invariably the changes are small and niggly ones, the sort that make life annoying for those catalogers trying to apply RDA in a world still defined by MARC-based systems. Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries. April 16, 2014 LJ INFOdocket Information Industry News and Resources from Gary Price.

Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries

Www.niso.org/publications/press/UnderstandingMetadata.pdf. RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use. D-Lib Magazine January/February 2010 Volume 16, Number 1/2Table of Contents RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use Printer-friendly Version.

RDA Vocabularies: Process, Outcome, Use

A Grammar of Dublin Core. "We begin with the sentence, because the sentence is the unit of discourse, because words can be classified only from their function in the sentence, and because the pupil should, from the outset, see that what determines the words in the sentence and the sentence itself is the thought.

A Grammar of Dublin Core

"Alonso Reed and Brainerd Kellogg, Higher Lessons in English, 1877 Dublin Core Made Simple Dublin Core as a Language. Dublin Core is often presented as a modern form of catalog card -- a set of elements (and now qualifiers) that describe resources in a complete package. Sometimes it is proposed as an exchange format for sharing records among multiple collections. Infographic: Anatomy of a Librarian. Linked Data, Rdf & Sparql. Google Image Result for. The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 2: Combine linked datasets with Drupal 7 and SPARQL Views. Introduction Part 1 of this series, "The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 1: Expose your data using RDF," covered some of the new features incorporated in Drupal 7.

The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 2: Combine linked datasets with Drupal 7 and SPARQL Views

The article outlined how to make your web data more interoperable and your data sharing more efficient. An example showed how to use Drupal 7 to publish Linked Data by exposing content with RDF. In this article, learn how to take advantage of existing Linked Data on the web. Explore how to enrich Drupal 7 with data coming from different endpoints, and walk through a real-world use case with data from two independent publishers. DC-dot. News from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative DCMI names Advisory Board inaugural Chair and Chair-Elect 2013-12-04, DCMI is pleased to announce that Marcia Zeng has been elected as inaugural Chair of its Advisory Board and Joseph Busch as Chair-Elect.

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The Advisory Board is a primary source of expertise informing DCMI activities, serving as DCMI ambassadors, maintaining links between stakeholders in the DCMI community and DCMI, liaising with other metadata and content communities, and serving as a voice of their constituents by drawing the attention of the Initiative to constituent concerns as potential DCMI ? Work themes?. DCMI is in the process of creating a governance structure for the Advisory Board. The election of Advisory Board officers is the first step in that structuring. Linked Data for Libraries. Linked Data and bibliographic metadata models © PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE Some time after I wrote “UMR – Unified Metadata Resources“, I came across Chris Keene’s post “Linked data & RDF : draft notes for comment“, “just a list of links and notes” about Linked Data, RDF and the Semantic Web, put together to start collecting information about “a topic that will greatly impact on the Library / Information management world“.

Linked Data for Libraries

While reading this post and working my way through the links on that page, I started realising that Linked Data is exactly what I tried to describe as One single web page as the single identifier of every book, author or subject. I did mention Semantic Web, URI’s and RDF, but the term “Linked Data” as a separate protocol had escaped me. The concept of Linked Data was described by Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web. Dublin Core and the Cataloguing Rules: Dublin Core Metadata template. <META NAME = "DC.title" TYPE = "alternative title" <!

Dublin Core and the Cataloguing Rules: Dublin Core Metadata template

-- default is main title --> <! -- alternative=variant, i.e., 246 --> CONTENT = ""> <META NAME = "DC.subject" SCHEME = "LCSH|MeSH|AAT|LCC|DDC|{etc.} " <! 11 Things To Know About Semantic Web. 1.

11 Things To Know About Semantic Web

You don’t need to apologize for calling it Web 3.0. Of course the Web does not upgrade in one go like a company switching to Vista. Library Linked Data. Karen Coyle's home page. The FRBR Blog. Special Issue: 21st Century Metadata Operations: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions. FRBR and the History of Cataloging. Library metadata and the semantic web. Towards a conceptual framework for user-driven semantic metadata interoperability in digital libraries: A social constructivist approach. Purpose – With the aim of developing a conceptual framework which aims to facilitate semantic metadata interoperability, this paper explores overarching conceptual issues on how traditional library information organisation schemes such as online public access catalogues (OPACs), taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies on the one hand versus Web 2.0 technologies such as social tagging (folksonomies) can be harnessed to provide users with satisfying experiences.

Towards a conceptual framework for user-driven semantic metadata interoperability in digital libraries: A social constructivist approach

Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews works in relation to current metadata creation, utilisation and interoperability approaches, focusing on how a social constructivist philosophical perspective can be employed to underpin metadata decisions in digital libraries. Articles are retrieved from databases such as EBSCO host and Emerald and online magazines such as D-Lib and Ariadne. Abstract. RDF will often be the metadata model of choice in the Semantic Sensor Web. However, RDF can only represent thematic metadata and needs to be extended if we want to model spatial and temporal information. For this purpose, we develop the data model stRDF and the query language stSPARQL. stRDF is a constraint data model that extends RDF with the ability to represent spatial and temporal data. stSPARQL extends SPARQL for querying stRDF data.

In our extension to RDF, we follow the main ideas of constraint databases and represent spatial and temporal objects as quantifier-free formulas in a first-order logic of linear constraints. Thus an important contribution of stRDF is to bring to the RDF world the benefits of constraint databases and constraint-based reasoning so that spatial and temporal data can be represented in RDF using constraints.

Standard library metadata models and structures for the Semantic Web. Purpose – There has been a significant increase in activity over the past few years to integrate library metadata with the Semantic Web. While much of this has involved the development of controlled vocabularies as “linked data”, there have recently been concerted attempts to represent standard library models for bibliographic metadata in forms that are compatible with Semantic Web technologies. This paper aims to give an overview of these initiatives, describing relationships between them in the context of the Semantic Web.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper focusses on standards created and maintained by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, including , , and . Moving library metadata toward linked data. To ensure that they can participate in the Semantic Web, libraries need to prepare their legacy metadata for use as linked data. eXtensible Catalog (XC) software facilitates converting legacy library data into linked data using a platform that enables risk-free experimentation and that can be used to address problems with legacy metadata using batch services.

The eXtensible Catalog also provides "lessons learned" regarding the conversion of legacy data to linked data by demonstrating what MARC metadata elements can be transformed to linked data, and helping to suggest priorities for the cleanup and enrichment of legacy data. Converting legacy metadata to linked data will require a team of experts, including MARC-based catalogers, specialists in other metadata schemas, software developers, and Semantic Web experts to design and test normalization/conversion algorithms, develop new schemas, and prepare individual records for automated conversion.

Focus on Metadata: Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata. Submitted by Daniel A. Freeman on January 19, 2010 - 12:27pm Today, we face a significant time of change that is being prompted by today’s library user. This user no longer visits the physical library as his primary source of information, but seeks and creates information while connected to the global computer network. The change that libraries will need to make in response must include the transformation of the library’s public catalog from a stand-alone database of bibliographic records to a highly hyperlinked data set that can interact with information resources on the World Wide Web.

Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata. If there is one constant, it is that throughout these nearly two centuries, the modern library has continually transformed itself in an effort to respond to the needs of its contemporary user. Today, we face another significant time of change that is being prompted by today’s library user. This user no longer visits the physical library as his primary source of information, but seeks and creates information while connected to the global computer network. Semantic Web, Cataloging, & Metadata.

Semantic Web. C Semantic Web Activity. Semantic Web. Www.catalogingfutures.com/catalogingfutures/2010/04/changes-from-aacr2-to-rda-a-comparison-of-examples.html.