Friday, August 24, 2007
One of the books I'm currently reading is Social software in libraries : building collaboration, communication, and community Online by Meredith G Farkas (Amazon). It is a very readable, and seems to me reasonable treatment of the topic. Finding a mention of Catalogablog was a nice surprise.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Scriblio, the Mellon Award winning front end for the catalog, is now available for free download. It is based on WordPress, the popular blogging tool.
Scriblio (formerly WPopac) is an award winning, free, open source CMS and OPAC with faceted searching and browsing features based on WordPress. Scriblio is a project of Plymouth State University, supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Free and open sourceRepresents bibliographic collections — library catalogs and such — in an easily searchable, highly remixable web-based formatLeverages WordPress to offer rich content management features for all a library’s contentFree and open source
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Revisions to MODS.
We have revised the draft of the MODS schema version 3.3, which we had released for review in April. The revision is based on comments from the review of that draft.
Substantive changes to the previous (April 12) version:
Add Xlink attribute to physicalLocation This would allow for a link to the website of the entity in physicalLocation. This is equivalent to MARC 21 852$u, e.g.A review of the MODS approach to holdings information is documented.
Library of CongressAdd additional enumerated values for authority under : ISO 639-3 and RFC4646. ISO 639-3 is a new standard that codes all individual languages without the criteria for usage that ISO 639-2 has. RFC4646 updates RFC3066, which details how to use language codes in Internet applications. (RFC3066 already defined in MODS). We are planning to add these to the MARC source code list used for field 041$2.Changes to MODS holdings to be generally consistent with the ISO XML holdings standard, now out for ballot as a Draft International Standard (ISO TC46).
The new schema and the main MODS site has additional information about MODS 3.3 including the outline of elements and attributes.
We would like to have a 2 week review period. Please send any comments to the MODS list by Sept. 5.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Z Copy Cataloging is a Z39.50 client with additional features. It is a free to use. Features:
- Z39.50 search for recordsSearch by Title, ISBN or LCCNSort your result sets by relevancy (title search only), date, content (AACR, ISBD), or any chosen subfield (first instance only)See the most important fields for copy cataloging when choosing correct recordsView the full MARC record before choosingCompare two records and choose the bestOptional: Check the record for common errorsChoose records from different targets and then choose among them to find the best recordScripted changes to recordsOutput to CSV fileLight editing of subfields