Wondering what I’ve been up to at work lately? Well I’ve been swamped with getting ready for the ‡biblios.net beta test.
‡biblios.net is a subscription-based, hosted version of the open-source ‡biblios metadata editor (www.biblios.org) that released earlier this year. In addition to the editor, ‡biblios.net includes some extended community features such as integrated real-time chat, forums, and private messaging.
‡biblios.net also provides access to the world’s largest database of freely-licensed library records. The database will be freely available to ‡biblios.net subscribers and non-subscribers alike via Z39.50, OAI, and direct download.
Furthermore, the database itself will be maintained by ‡biblios.net users similar to the way that Wikipedia’s database is maintained by users.
We’re now looking for enthusiastic participants to help shape the final production release of ‡biblios.net. The beta test will start this week and we’re looking for copy and professional catalogers alike to test out the new service. Sign up ASAP at http://www.biblios.net
Can’t test, but want to keep up with us? Follow us on Facebook.