NISO announces the publication of a revision to the Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART) Recommended Practice (NISO RP-9-2014). The original recommended practice, issued in 2010, provided all parties in the information supply chain with straightforward guidance about metadata formatting—focused mainly on journal resources—to ensure the exchange of accurate metadata between content providers and knowledge base developers. Building on the initial recommendations, the revision includes the more granular, complex issues that cause problems in metadata supply, including consortia-specific metadata and metadata transfer for open access publications, e-books, and conference proceedings.
After the last post Seb got me wondering if there were any differences between libraries, archives and museums when looking at upload and comment activity in Flickr Commons in Aaron s snapshot of the Flickr Commons metadata.
This is only one suggestion, but I believe that these are the sorts of efforts that would, even if only partially successful, make much greater differences in the lives of the patrons than RDA and FRBR could ever hope to do. Such a project would take advantage of the powers of modern systems, and would cause little disruption to the library's everyday work. And I think it would actually be a lot easier to do something like this with the catalog than what we saw with the Little League box scores. That was incredible. Give me access to the XSL sheet and I could probably do the first sentence right now. Maybe more.
The National Library of Norway’s vision is to act as a national memory bank by providing a multimedia knowledge centre focusing on archiving and distribution. To achieve this vision the National Library of Norway shall be a modern digital national library – and thus a new form of national library.
Through the generous support of a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act, over 800 prints, photographs, and pieces of ephemera documenting the African American experience will be digitized and added to the Library Company’s digital collections catalogImPAC.
Latest News: The Working Group published its draft recommendations for public comment from January 6-February 4, 2014. The comment period is now closed and the Working Group is reviewing the comments for responses and potential modification of the recommendations.
An experimental physicist named Carl Haber has won wide recognition, and a MacArthur Fellowship, for a revolutionary image-scanning technology that has the power to pull sound from rare and fragile recordings without touching them, and in so doing, to help protect some of the most vulnerable corners of this country’s aural heritage. Over the last few months, a large converted mill building in Andover has become home to the fourth groove-scanning system in the country. The IRENE system in Andover lives at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, an independent conservation lab. In a small back room, a sound archivist has been working daily, scanning all varieties of records as well as older wax cylinders whose grooves are etched vertically and therefore require a special 3-D scanning technique.
The increasing reliance of the CMO on technology to help them know and respond to customer needs, coupled with the availability of cloud infrastructure and applications, is forcing both the CMO and CIO to re-evaluate their roles...