XML for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians

Author: Timothy W. Cole,Myung-Ja K. Han

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 385

View: 3779

This book provides a foundation of knowledge for catalogers, metadata librarians, and library school students on the Extensible Markup Language (XML)—one of the most commonly listed qualifications in today's cataloger and metadata librarian job postings. • Covers XML from basic concepts, such as core syntax and grammar, to advanced topics, such as transformation and schema design • Provides an in-depth look at metadata standards used in the library domain, including MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, and others • Introduces available XML tools, utilities, and XML related technologies • Includes case studies that draw from real-world applications that show how XML is used in library cataloging and metadata workflows
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Metadata

A Cataloger's Primer

Author: Richard Smiraglia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136435913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 1791

Find out what makes metadata an exciting addition to resource description Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer provides catalog librarians and students with a comprehensive instructional resource on the ongoing convergence of cataloging and metadata. Equally valuable in the classroom and as a professional reference tool, this unique book serves as an introduction to the concepts of metadata within bibliographic contexts, demonstrating the potential for resource description. The book introduces various metadata schemes, including the Dublin Core, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Extensive Markup Language (XML), and discusses how to plan and implement a metadata-driven digital library. Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer is more than a mere introduction to metadata applications and management. The book’s contributors present basic operational definitions, an outline of the evolution of metadata in the cataloging community, and a discussion of basic metadata techniques, calling on hard-earned knowledge gained from their experiences as educators working in cataloging and metadata applications. They provide work forms, work plans, and practical examples that demonstrate the application of metadata for resource description and depository development. Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer examines: data structures MODAL (metadata objectives and principles, domains, and architectural layout) framework literary displacement knowledge domains discourse communities information ecologies personal metadata electronic resources authorship attributes cultural information resources instantiation data modeling DTD (document type definition) digital libraries and much more! Metadata: A Cataloger’s Primer is an invaluable learning resource filled with introductory and theoretical material, original research, and instructive material for cataloging librarians and students.
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Conversations with Catalogers in the 21st Century

Author: Elaine Sanchez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 6238

Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices. * Contains essays authored by experienced, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and other experts * Includes original research survey results on librarians' views regarding current topics such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, the use of upstream data, and cataloging on the Semantic Web * Contains an introductory timeline and history of cataloging and metadata from ancient to present times * Provides a chronological bibliography of selected works related to cataloging and libraries through 1800 and a more complete bibliography of related works * Includes a foreword and afterword by three internationally known and respected cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Funktionale Anforderungen an Normdaten

Ein konzeptionelles Modell

Author: Gleen E. Patton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110232510

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

View: 2260

This book represents one part of the continued development and expansion of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records. It contains a further analysis of the characteristics of various entities which are in the focus of standard data (persons, families, corporate bodies, work, expression, manifestation, item, concept, object, event and place), the definitions under which these entities are known and the standard search entries which the cataloguers create for these entities.
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Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians

Author: Priscilla Caplan

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 4203

Metadata, or data about data, is used to organize and access information in an effective way. From cataloguing to organizing archives, metadata helps front-line librarians provide customers with a direct path to information. In this text, Priscilla Caplan presents a comprehensive description of the various forms of metadata, its applications, and how librarians can put it to work.
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Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape

Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape

Author: Tramullas, Jesus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466619139

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 4065

The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated. Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library automation back to the forefront of cutting-edge research. In today's age of Web 2.0 and social networking, libraries are entering the new Library 2.0 era, and this reference will present current and future librarians with the necessary new library automation research they will need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today's constantly changing technological environment.
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Der Eckenknick

oder Wie die Bibliotheken sich an den Büchern versündigen

Author: Nicholson Baker

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644019517

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 9665

Es begann damit, dass Nicholson Baker, erfolgreicher Autor von Romanen wie «Vox» und «Die Fermate», in der Zeitschrift «The New Yorker» einen Artikel darüber veröffentlichte, dass die Computerisierung der Kataloge einem Bibliotheksbesuch viel von seinem Charme und seiner Effizienz genommen habe. Dann erfuhr er, dass der Neubau der San Francisco Public Library zu klein geraten war für den vorhandenen Bestand und dass die Verwaltung daraufhin ein paar hunderttausend Bände auf eine Müllkippe bringen ließ – das Raumproblem war gelöst. Schließlich entdeckte er, dass die großen renommierten amerikanischen und englischen Bibliotheken ihre wertvollen Sammlungen von Tageszeitungen nach der Mikroverfilmung auflösen. Da fing er an, ernsthaft zu recherchieren. Und fand heraus, dass es eine Lobby vom Fortschrittswahn irregeleiteter und von Raumnot bedrängter Bibliothekare gibt, - die in die Welt gesetzt hat, auf säurehaltigem Papier Gedrucktes werde «zu Staub verfallen», - die Mikroverfilmungen herstellt, die fehlerhaft, benutzerunfreundlich und hässlich sind, - die nun als «scan gang» Bücher digitalisiert, obwohl weder Hardware noch Programme eine problemlose Archivierung zulassen, - die alle Warnungen der auf Bewahrung des Vorhandenen bedachten Kollegen in den Wind schlägt ... «‹Der Eckenknick› informiert, argumentiert und verliert dabei nie die Kraft eines ironischen Manifests, das in Amerika zu erregten Diskussionen Anlass gegeben hat ... Es liest sich wie ein gut recherchierter Krimi und ein brillanter Essay zugleich ... Bibliothekare sind auch als Mörder leise. Um festzustellen, ob gestorben werden muss, genügt es ihnen oft, eine Ecke einer Buch- oder Zeitungsseite einmal vorn, einmal zurück zu falten. Wenn die Seite bricht, dann ist die Zeitung, das Buch in Lebensgefahr.» Süddeutsche Zeitung
Posted in Literary Collections

Dewey Dezimalklassifikation

Theorie und Praxis. Lehrbuch zur DDC 22

Author: Lois Mai Chan,Joan S. Mitchell

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110942313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 9552

Increasing use of the DDC in the German-speaking regions leads to a considerable increase in the demand for information and teaching material on this classification system in Library training and practice. The German translation of the DDC instruction book offers both students and all those working practically or researching with the DDC classification, an extensive introduction to the theoretical basics of the classification, supplemented by professional aspects and many individual examples. The use of tables and the notation synthesis are explained in detail, and clarified with practical exercises. This textbook is thus also well suited for individual studies, offering numerous possibilities to check and repeat what has been learned. For the teacher, there are notes on structuring leasons and preparing teaching material and tests.
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Academic Library Cataloging Practices Benchmarks

Author: Primary Research Group

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 1574401068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

View: 3130

This 254 page report presents data from a survey of the cataloging practices of approximately 80 North American academic libraries. In more than 630 tables of data and related commentary from participating librarians and our analysts, the report gives a broad overview of academic library cataloging practices related to outsourcing, selection and deployment of personnel, salaries, the state of continuing education in cataloging, and much more. Survey participants also discuss how they define the catalogers¿ range of responsibilities, how they train their catalogers, how they assess cataloging quality, whether they use cataloging quotas or other measures to spur productivity, what software and other cataloging technology they use and why, and how they make outsourcing decisions and more. Data is broken out by size and type of college and for public and private colleges.Just a few of the reports many findings are presented below:¿More than 70% of the libraries in the sample say that their catalogers have salary levels that are comparable to those of public service librarians at their institutions.¿About 27.3% of the survey participants routinely use paraprofessional staff for original cataloging. Public colleges were more than three times more likely than private colleges to use paraprofessionals for original cataloging, and larger colleges were more than twice as likely as smaller ones to do so.¿41.56% of the libraries in the sample outsource authority control, obtaining new and updated authority records.¿About 15.6% of the libraries in the sample outsource the cataloging of e-journals; close to 28% of research universities do so.¿20.78% of libraries in the sample use MarcEdit or other MARC editor to preview records and globally edit to local standards prior to loading. ¿29.7% of the libraries in the sample have technical services areas that track turnaround time from Acquisitions receipt to Cataloging to shelf-ready distribution.¿About 24.7% of the libraries in the sample use paraprofessional support staff for master bibliographic record enrichment in OCLC. Most of those doing so were public colleges and offered beyond the B.A. degree.¿Authority control experience was considered a very important criterion for hiring by only 8.11% of survey participants, while a bit more than 35% considered it important. 21.62% considered authority control experience not so important as a hiring criterion.
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The Metadata Manual

A Practical Workbook

Author: Rebecca Lubas,Amy Jackson,Ingrid Schneider

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780633955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 6372

Cultural heritage professionals have high levels of training in metadata. However, the institutions in which they practice often depend on support staff, volunteers, and students in order to function. With limited time and funding for training in metadata creation for digital collections, there are often many questions about metadata without a reliable, direct source for answers. The Metadata Manual provides such a resource, answering basic metadata questions that may appear, and exploring metadata from a beginner’s perspective. This title covers metadata basics, XML basics, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and CDWA schemes and provides exercise in the creation of metadata. Finally, the book gives an overview of metadata, including mapping and sharing. Outlines the most popular metadata schema written by practicing metadata librarians Focuses on what you “need to know Does not require coding experience to use and understand
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Die Rifa?iya Aus Damaskus

Eine Privatbibliothek Im Osmanischen Syrien Und Ihr Kulturelles Umfeld

Author: Boris Liebrenz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789004311510

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 1852

In Die RifāʽīyaBoris Liebrenz explores the book culture of Ottoman Syria (16th to 19th century) through a unique Damascene private library and asks about the practice of producing and transmitting knowledge, as well as the nature of the reading audience.
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Practical Strategies for Cataloging Departments

Author: Rebecca L. Lubas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884492X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 117

View: 1762

Gathers practical advice from leaders in cataloging, metadata, and education to help catalogers create flexible, Web 2.0-compliant, multi-metalingual cataloging departments.
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Die Rückkehr zur Erde

Roman

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641145627

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 1859

Die Suche nach der Erde geht weiter Golan Trevize und Janov Pelorat sind bei ihrer Suche nach der sagenumwobenen Ursprungswelt der Menschheit auf dem Planeten Gaia gelandet, wo sie einige Hinweise entdecken. Die Spur führt nach Comporellon, eine Welt, die von sich behauptet, die älteste von Menschen besiedelte zu sein. Sie hoffen, in den umfangreichen historischen Aufzeichnungen dort Hinweise auf noch ältere Kolonien zu entdecken und sich so Schritt für Schritt der Erde zu nähern. Doch nicht alle Welten sind den Suchenden friedlich gesinnt ...
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The Metadata Manual

A Practical Workbook

Author: Rebecca L. Lubas,Amy S. Jackson,Ingrid Schneider

Publisher: Chandos Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 1036

Cultural heritage professionals have high levels of training in metadata. However, the institutions in which they practice often depend on support staff, volunteers, and students in order to function. With limited time and funding for training in metadata creation for digital collections, there are often many questions about metadata without a reliable, direct source for answers. The Metadata Manual provides such a resource, answering basic metadata questions that may appear, and exploring metadata from a beginner's perspective. This title covers metadata basics, XML basics, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and CDWA schemes and provides exercise in the creation of metadata. Finally, the book gives an overview of metadata, including mapping and sharing. Outlines the most popular metadata schema written by practicing metadata librarians Focuses on what you "need to know" Does not require coding experience to use and understand
Posted in Computers

Standard Cataloging for School and Public Libraries, 5th Edition

Author: Sheila S. Intner,Jean Weihs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 241

View: 9061

A proven resource for librarians and students, this updated classic opens the door to understanding current library cataloging processes, shows you how to use them to create standard catalog records, and provides guidance in managing the cataloging workflow. • Describes today's new cataloging tools and shows how they are applied to real resources in various media, sharing numerous examples that illustrate the points raised • Explains the way library catalog records are produced for online catalogs • Describes MARC formats and explains how they relate to new metadata schemas such as MARC XML, the Dublin Core, and BIBFRAME • Discusses how to set goals and objectives, supervise others, evaluate outputs, and report to and interact with internal and external players in the world of libraries • Includes examples and illustrations of all tools and offers practice exercises to reinforce understanding
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Metadata in Practice

Author: Diane Ileana Hillmann,Elaine L. Westbrooks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908822

Category: Computers

Page: 285

View: 2699

This collection of reports from the field is an opportunity for librarians to learn from the experience of others involved in technically diverse digital library archive projects. It offers project planners, metadata librarians, systems and technical services librarians, and catalogers a problem-solving approach and real-world supplement.
Posted in Computers