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Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change? | Metadata Matters 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 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. Why Are We Waiting for the ILS to Change? | Metadata Matters
Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries January 14, 2014 LJ INFOdocket Information Industry News and Resources from Gary Price Reference Resource: “Newspaper Metadata Manual” From University of North Texas Libraries
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
"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."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. A Grammar of Dublin Core A Grammar of Dublin Core
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Linked Data, Rdf & Sparql
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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 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. The Semantic Web, Linked Data and Drupal, Part 2: Combine linked datasets with Drupal 7 and SPARQL Views
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. 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. DC-dot
Linked Data for Libraries @ CommonPlace.Net Linked Data for Libraries @ CommonPlace.Net 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“. 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 Dublin Core and the Cataloguing Rules: Dublin Core Metadata template <META NAME = "DC.title" TYPE = "alternative title" <!-- default is main title --> <!-- alternative=variant, i.e., 246 --> CONTENT = ""> <META NAME = "DC.subject" SCHEME = "LCSH|MeSH|AAT|LCC|DDC|{etc.}" <!
1. 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. 11 Things To Know About Semantic Web 11 Things To Know About Semantic Web
Library Linked Data From Library Linked Data Welcome to the Library Linked Data Incubator Group (LLD XG) wiki. The mission of the LLD XG, chartered from May 2010 through August 2011, has been "to help increase global interoperability of library data on the Web, by bringing together people involved in Semantic Web activities — focusing on Linked Data — in the library community and beyond, building on existing initiatives, and identifying collaboration tracks for the future." Reports Translations include Spanish and Chinese and are available via the W3C Translations Archive: Library Linked Data
Karen Coyle's home page Hot Topics My Library Journal article on Google and the FTC ruling Some MARC2BIBFRAME examples Presentations from 2012 now available. Write-up of keynotes from DC2012 in Kuching, Malaysia and Emtacl12 in Trondheim, Norway now available as a document: Think "Different"
The FRBR Blog Massey, Linking Petterson – Visualising FRBR data with Protovis Linking Petterson – Visualising FRBR data with Protovis by David Murray takes a fresh angle on FRBR that I don’t recall seeing before. (Protovis is a tool for doing graphical visualizations in your browser.) This short article describes a potential use of a bibliographic data set that has been created using the principles of FRBR 1 (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records).
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Volume 48, Issue 6 & 7, 2010 Editor-in-Chief: Sandra K. Special Issue: 21st Century Metadata Operations: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions
FRBR and the History of Cataloging
library metadata and the semantic web
New Library World | 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. 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.
Library Hi Tech News | Standard library metadata models and structures for the Semantic Web
Moving library metadata toward linked data
Focus on Metadata: Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata
Understanding the Semantic Web: Bibliographic Data and Metadata
Semantic Web, Cataloging, & Metadata