Dewey Decimal Classification System 600 Technology (Applied sciences) 601 Philosophy & theory 602 Miscellany 603 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 604 Special topics Dewey Web Services For a long time, the Dewey team at OCLC has wanted to do something with Linked Data. That is, apply Linked Data principles to parts of the Dewey Decimal Classification and present the data as a small “terminology service.” The service should respond to regular HTTP requests with either a machine- or a human-readable presentation of Dewey classes. There should be a URI (and, even better, a Web page that delivers a useful description) for every Dewey concept, not just single classes. The data should be presented in a format that is capable of handling rich semantic information and in a way that allows users or user agents to just “follow their nose” to explore the data. For more complex stuff, the service should offer an API-like query access.
Get Yourself a Linked Data Piece of WorldCat to Play With By Richard Wallis on August 12, 2012 - 9 Comments Published in Data Publishing, Libraries, Licensing, Linked Data, OCLC, Open Data, schema.orgTagged: Libraries, Licensing, Linked Data, OCLC, Open Data, schema.org, WorldCat You may remember my frustration a couple of months ago, at being in the air when OCLC announced the addition of Schema.org marked up Linked Data to all resources in WorldCat.org. Those of you who attended the OCLC Linked Data Round Table at IFLA 2012 in Helsinki yesterday, will know that I got my own back on the folks who publish the press releases at OCLC, by announcing the next WorldCat step along the Linked Data road whilst they were still in bed. The Round Table was an excellent very interactive session with Neil Wilson from the British Library, Emmanuelle Bermes from Centre Pompidou, and Martin Malmsten of the Nation Library of Sweden, which I will cover elsewhere.
Library Barcodes Explained Beginning in the mid to late 1970s, barcodes began to replace punched cards and manual checkout slips at many major university and public libraries. The CLSI company of Boston, Massachusetts, which was later acquired by Geac Computers, of Markham, Ontario, developed the standard 14-digit Codabar labels currently used in many of these libraries around the world. The CLSI Standard replaced the Plessey standard, which had been used widely, as well as many locally-developed schemes. The label begins with a single digit representing the type of entity being described: special command to the library system software a person (i.e. a library patron, staff member...) an item (i.e. a particular copy of a book, tape, disk...)
FAST Dataset Download On this page you can download the most current FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) dataset. You can read about the activity here, access the FAST data through a search interface at or access FAST as Linked Data at FAST is an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). The purpose of adapting the LCSH with a simplified syntax to create FAST is to retain the very rich vocabulary of LCSH while making the schema easier to understand, control, apply, and use. The schema maintains upward compatibility with LCSH, and any valid set of LC subject headings can be converted to FAST headings.
Content-Negotiation for WorldCat By Richard Wallis on June 3, 2013 - 2 Comments Published in Consuming Data , Development , Libraries , Linked Data , OCLC , schema.org , Web , WorldCat Tagged: Linked Data , RDF , RDFa , WorldCat I am pleased to share with you a small but significant step on the Linked Data journey for WorldCat and the exposure of data from OCLC . Content-negotiation has been implemented for the publication of Linked Data for WorldCat resources. For those immersed in the publication and consumption of Linked Data, there is little more to say. However I suspect there are a significant number of folks reading this who are wondering what the heck I am going on about. It is a little bit techie but I will try to keep it as simple as possible.
About the ISBD Review Group ISBD Review Group (Singapore August 2013) Objectives The main objective of the ISBD Review Group is to maintain the International Standard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), which is intended to serve as a principal standard to promote universal bibliographic control, to make universally and promptly available, in a form that is internationally acceptable, basic bibliographic data for all published resources in all countries. The ISBD's main goal is, and has been since the very beginning, to offer consistency when sharing bibliographic information. In the ISBD, national bibliographic agencies are called upon to "prepare the definitive description containing all the mandatory elements set out in the ISBD insofar as the information is applicable to the resource being described." This practice is also recommended for application by libraries that share bibliographic data with each other.
MIMO EDM Case Study: MIMO and EDM Rodolphe Bailly, Cité de la Musique, partner of MIMO. Download as PDF Musical Instrument Museums Online (MIMO)was a project that ran from September 2009 to August 2011, and acted as a consortium of some of Europe's most important musical instruments museums. Within a specific project, MIMO brought together digital collections of musical instruments and has created a single online access point to them within Europeana. Standards (The Library of Congress) Resource Description Formats BIBFRAME (Bibliographic Framework Initiative) - serves as a general model for expressing and connecting bibliographic data EAD (Encoded Archival Description) - XML markup designed for encoding finding aids Extended Date/Time Format (EDTF) - comprehensive date/time definition for the bibliogrpahic community MADS (Metadata Authority Description Standard) - XML markup for selected authority data from MARC21 records as well as original authority data MARC 21 formats - Representation and communication of descriptive metadata about information items MARCXML - MARC 21 data in an XML structure MODS (Metadata Object Description Standard) - XML markup for selected metadata from existing MARC 21 records as well as original resource description VRA Core -- The VRA Core is a data standard and XML schema for the description of works of visual culture as well as the images that document them Digital Library Standards
ONIX for Books Codelists Issue 21 18 October 2013 Layout of codelists This document contains ONIX for Books codelists Issue 23, for ONIX 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0, arranged in a single table for reference and printing. Codelists are revised quarterly. 12 - Semantic Web in Libraries - Programme Simple Semantic Enrichment of Scientific Papers in Social Sciences Alexander Garcia / Philipp Mayr / Leyla Jael Garcia Florida State University / GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences / Universität der Bundeswehr, E-Business and Web Science Research Group In this paper we present a simple methodology for enriching scholarly papers in the social sciences domain.
an Experimental Classification Service Enter an ISBN, OCLC#, UPC, or ISSN Standard Number: An ISBN is a unique number assigned to an item by its publisher. Categories for the Description of Works of Art The relationship of a work created in multiples, such as a print, to other stages of the same work. 9.1. State Description 9.2. State Identification 9.3. Known States 9.4. Remarks 9.5. Updating the Library of Congress with Semantic Technology According to a recent article, “The Library of Congress has announced that it is going to undertake a major reevaluation of bibliographic control in a move that could lead to a gradual transition away from the 40-year-old MARC 21 standard in which billions of metadata records are presently encoded. ‘It’s a ten,’ said Sally McCallum without hesitation when asked to rank the project’s scope and importance on a scale of one to ten. McCallum is chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at LOC.”