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Library of Congress Authorities

Cataloging 101: May/June 2008 Sandra Q. Williams This is the final column of the Cataloging 101 series by Sandra Q. Cataloging Made (Almost) Easy Items find their way into the media center in many ways besides the traditional standard ordering process from vendors. CIP: One Source of Cataloging Records: This fifth column will discuss some of the ways media specialists can find cataloging information that has already been prepared for many of these uncataloged resources. Catalogers at the Library of Congress prepare CIP records when the book is still in its galley stage. Subject Heading Consistency The media specialist will need to consult the Sears List of Subject Headings (Miller, 2004) to find subject headings consistent with ones already in the local catalog. MARC formatting Now that the correct bibliographic information has been obtained for this item, the library media specialist must input the data into the automated catalog. Copy v. Glossary of Cataloging Terms Lyne, Sandford. 2004.

Canadiana Authorities Canadiana Authorities enables keyword searches for authority records (standardized terms) from Canadiana, the national bibliography found in the AMICUS Catalogue. Canadiana: The National Bibliography of Canada Search: Database Authority records Authority records are created by Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) cataloguing staff and are given authority control numbers. namename/titleuniform titleseries title Name authorities Name authorities are standardized terms for authors/creators and issuing bodies (associations, government departments and agencies). Title authorities Title authorities are standardized terms for name/titles, uniform titles and series titles. "Seen From", "See Also," "Equivalent" references These are references that are two-way links between related headings. an author by a pseudonyma body that has changed its namea body that has been established with a name in both official languages. See also (MARC field 5XX) Equivalent (MARC fields 1XX, 4XX, 5XX and 7XX) Search help Notes

Autoridades de la B.N.: Búsqueda Descubre una nueva forma de acceso a nuestras colecciones y recursos a través de La búsqueda es alfabética a través de índices. Introduzca el término completo o las primeras letras, seleccione el índice deseado y pulse Buscar.El sistema de alfabetización es letra a letra, sin tener en cuenta espacios ni signos ortográficos.Se muestran todas las entradas de autoridades, aunque sólo se puede acceder al contenido de las que están estudiadas y validadas.Las entradas alternativas se muestran precedidas de un punto, y conducen automáticamente a la visualización del registro de autoridad correspondiente.A la izquierda de las formas autorizadas se muestra un recuadro para marcar los registros de autoridad, que se podrán después exportar o visualizar.

Guide... This advice document aims to provide a comprehensive look at the various choices the developer of multimedia collections has in terms of metadata standards and the principles behind using them. It attempts to provide a synopsis of general metadata trends, a) in usage for audio, moving and still image format types; b) in specific areas of practice such as museums, archives, libraries and education; and, c) in various activities and tasks such as preservation, interoperability and resource discovery. For an overview of the whole series of papers, and an introduction to the metadata issues discussed here, please see An Introduction to Metadata. Contents Why use existing standards? While you could choose to make up your own metadata schemas and vocabularies from scratch, for various reasons it is generally preferable to use or adapt existing standards. What exactly do we mean by 'standards'? The word 'standard' can be problematic, since people use this term in different ways. Dublin Core

Program for Cooperative Cataloging The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) is one of two cooperative cataloging ventures. The PCC is an international cooperative effort aimed at expanding access to library collections by providing useful, timely, and cost-effective cataloging that meets mutually-accepted standards of libraries around the world. Read more about the PCC PCC programs include: Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program (BIBCO) Members contribute high quality bibliographic records that conform to approved standards. Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) Members create high quality bibliographic records for serials and integrating resources that conform to approved standards. Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) Members input authority records for personal, corporate, and jurisdictional names; uniform titles; and series headings to the LC/NACO Authority File. What's New, Decisions, Policies and Guidelines View more Decisions, Policies, and Guidelines RDA and PCC PCC Training Join the PCC

Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs Culture Teaching Strategies YOUmedia Earlier this month, we covered the Fayetteville Free Library‘s new Fab Lab, the public library’s plans to build a “makerspace” where library patrons could gain hands-on experience using 3D printers and other tools and could take programming and “shop” classes. It’s part of a larger movement to rethink and re-imagine what a public library will look like and what functions it will serve. While many people do see libraries solely as book repositories, it’s clear that the library is much more than that. A new competition sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. The idea was inspired by YOUmedia, a teen learning space at the Chicago Public Library’s downtown center. Recognizing the importance of museums and libraries as sites for hands-on learning, the MacArthur Foundation and IMLS-sponsored competition plans to take the YOUmedia model and spread it nationally. The St. Related

Library and Information Science: A Guide to Online Resources (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) While many scholarly library and information science publications are still available only in print or through subscription databases, there are a growing number of free online repositories and other full-text resources available on the Web. This page highlights major sources of Web-based, full-text content in the field. IFLA Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations and Useful Links A glossary of major library terms and abbreviations prepared by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions' Section on Bibliography. Multilingual Glossary of Terms A glossary of library science terminoloy designed specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) users. Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science (ODLIS) A major resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. Trove Australia's major online repository, Trove provides information about millions of resources collected by Australia’s libraries, universities, research repositories, and cultural institutions.

Glossary: As of January, 2012, this site is no longer being updated, due to work and health issues See also the Markup and Formatting Languages Glossary. Many terms added in September, 1998. For additional terms, we recommend checking the the Glossary for Information Retrieval, the Modern Information Retrieval (book) Glossary, and the Free Online Dictionary of Computing. Adjacent Searching: see Proximity Begins-With Partial Word Matching Some search engines will match indexed words that contain a search term at the beginning -- this is a form of partial-word matching. rose is an exact match roses is a begins-with partial word match roseola is a begins-with partial word match arose is a partial word match but not a begins-with match Bibliometric Analysis: see Link Tracking Boolean Search A form of logical comparison first described by George Boole (hence the name). Boolean operators let you define whether multiple search term are matched within a text block (usually a web page). Click Tracking Date Range

Nailing the Library Interview « Mr. Library Dude Getting that librarian position can be a daunting process. First, you write your cover letter and resume. You wait. This page spotlights: I created this resource after cleaning out an old file cabinet in my office where I came across interview questions from my first librarian job search in 2002. Since my first library job, I’ve served on a number of search committees and have formulated my own questions that I like to ask potential librarians as well. Like this: Like Loading... This page has the following sub pages.

August 20, 2012 - University Libraries Monday Memo News From Around the Libraries - New Staff Contact for Better World Books - ABES Science Librarian News - Update from Research and Learning Division Staff Tidings and Kudos - Awards and Good News From AAEA - Upcoming Farewell to Tony Ihrig - ABES Tidings Upcoming Events - Summer History Immersion Showcase - Libraries Civil Service Committee Meeting - Instructional Designer Candidate Presentations - Head of University Archives and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy Candidate Presentations Exhibits at the Libraries - First Contacts: Native Americans and Champlain in New France - Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. News From Around the Libraries New Staff Contact for Better World Books The Collection Management and Preservation Unit is now responsible for coordinating shipments to Better World Books. Changes in Libraries Gate Count Coordination Beginning on August 20, 2012, libraries gate count collection and posting will be coordinated by Elisabeth Granquist at Magrath Library.

Library Day in the Life Project / FrontPage The Project is now closed and will remain as an archive. You can read more about Bobbi's decision to close the Project here. The Library Day in the Life Project was a semi-annual event coordinated by Bobbi Newman of Librarian by Day. Twice a year librarians, library staff and library students from all over the globe shared a day (or week) in their life through blog posts, photos, video and Twitter updates. Whether you are a librarian or library worker of any kind, help us share and learn about the joys and challenges of working in a library. Library Day in the Life Project by Bobbi Newman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Public Library Users Want Both Books and Technology A new report by the Pew Research Center indicates that free access to technology in public libraries is as important to Americans ages 16 and older as printed books and reference services. “Library Services in the Digital Age” (PDF file), released January 22 by the center’s Pew Internet and American Life Project, showed that 80% of the 2,252 interviewees said borrowing books and consulting reference librarians were “very important” library services, while 77% gave free access to computers and the internet the same rating. Of those who gave a high rating to technology in the library, African-American and Hispanic users were more likely than whites to feel free access was very important. Women and those with some college experience were also especially likely to feel this way. The survey was conducted October 15–November 10, 2012, via cellphones and landlines in both English and Spanish. Ask-a-librarian services (37% said they would “very likely” use this service).

First all-digital library in the U.S. will look like an Apple Store | Internet & Media The first book-free library in the U.S. may look pretty familiar to visitors. That's because it's being modeled after an Apple retail store. Bexar County, Texas, which includes San Antonio, will launch the nation's first all-digital public library system, dubbed BiblioTech, this year. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff got his inspiration for the all-digital library from Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, according to the San Antonio Express-News. "If you want to get an idea what it looks like, go into an Apple store," Wolff said, according to the report. Here's how it will work, according to the San Antonio Express-News: There won't be any physical books in the library. However, creating the library won't be cheap. Digital versions of books have become popular as more people buy tablets and e-readers. Wolff noted that BiblioTech won't replace the current library system but will enhance what's already available.

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