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RDA-as-Service Only

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At the ALA Annual Conference exhibit floor I got my first chance to see the RDA Toolkit. RDA is "Resource Description and Access" -- the new standard for bi...

Mash-Up Request for Submissions

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I'm working with some colleagues at the Library of Congress on the on the description of complex analog and digital resources. In that research, we want to ...

Index Data on Z39.50 for Dummies

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Earlier this year, Index Data started a new blog. I wanted to call out a series of posts (parts one and two) their newly started blog called Z39.50 for Dum...

OCLC Review Board’s Blog

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There is a new page in the Record Use Policy area on the OCLC website with an invitation from Jennifer Younger, chair of the Review Board, inviting members o...

Members of the OCLC Review Board Announced

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OCLC announced late yesterday the members of the review board. In addition, they announced the establishment of an e-mail address for communicating with the...

Consideration of OCLC Records Use Policy

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At ALA Midwinter, ALCTS sponsored a panel discussion about sharing library-created data inside and outside the library community, with a particular focus on ...

XML Tower of Structural Metadata

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Jerome McDonough of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented a paper this summer ...

Thumbgrabber: a metadata augmentation tool

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In reading a background paper for the American Social History Online portal, I was reacquainted with a paper by Muriel Foulonneau, Thomas Habing and Tim Cole...

Open Library Demonstration Screencast

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Earlier this week, Aaron Swartz of the Internet Archive announced the demonstration website of the Open Library project, a new kind of book catalog that brin...

Resources for Describing Visual Materials

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A recent thread on describing visual materials from the IMAGELIB mailing list sparked the descovery of these resources. First was this bibliography of thesa...