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Archive for the ‘Cataloging/Metadata’ Category

Calling all Catalogers

Fellow catalogers, I have been spending a lot of time these last few months working on getting a new web-based cataloging tool ready for you all. It’s finally time! I’d like to invite you to sign up for free and try out ‡ a community cataloging tool from LibLime. So, what the heck is it? ‡ is a web-based original and copy cataloging tool with built in federated search of  [ Read More ]

Sign up for the ‡ Beta Test

Wondering what I’ve been up to at work lately? Well I’ve been swamped with getting ready for the ‡ beta test. ‡ is a subscription-based, hosted version of the open-source ‡biblios metadata editor ( that LibLime released earlier this year. In addition to the editor, ‡ includes some extended community features such as integrated real-time chat, forums, and private messaging. ‡ also provides access to the world’s largest database of  [ Read More ]

Full Draft of RDA Available

I have to be honest- I’m terrified to even open this link …. The full draft of RDA is not now available for review. Why am I scared? Something that takes this long to finalize cojures up an image of an infinite switch (or if/else) block. For non-coders – I’m imagining a document that says if you see this do this – except if you see this … and so  [ Read More ]

A call for help

Karen Coyle has a great post on her site where she calls for help on creating “An easy, online, social library catalog.” Why another cataloging tool? Karen has recently returned from Kosovo where many of the library don’t have catalogs and certainly don’t have the resources to run many of the affordable solutions out there. Here’s Karen’s checklist: A social networking site where the society members are libraries, not individuals.  [ Read More ]

This is an interesting sounding event hosted by NFAIS at PALINET headquarters: The Internet, search engine technology, and the growth in electronic resources have significantly changed both the publishing and the library environments. And a new, born-digital generation of information seekers is accelerating the pace of change as they embrace technology and integrate it into all aspects of their lives. This evolution from a print to digital information environment is  [ Read More ]

ISBN Changer

Tim Spalding has written a tiny little API to change ISBN10 into ISBN13: A smart young programmer from a book-related company and I were talking. It turns out that, to validate ISBNs and get back both 10- and 13-digit versions he was submitting ISBNs to Amazon Web Services. That’s like calling NORAD to find out if it’s raining.* Nor did he seem likely to hunt around for an ISBN library  [ Read More ]

Learn to shelve books – the fun way

It took me a little bit to figure out what to do – but this is a fun idea. Library of Congress Classification, the game! Via Thingology.

Thank you Brad – I was very tired and cranky because I had to go back out after work to a work party – but now I can’t stop laughing! You have to read his post entitled Michael Gorman makes me cry. Well Brad, I’m still laughing and that’s why I’m crying!! I have to leave for the party now – so you’ll all have to read his post yourself.  [ Read More ]

Cataloging Blogs as Serials

Back when I started here at the Seminary I decided to catalog my blog as an exercise in cataloging a serial. “But why a serial?” you may ask. I recently got an email to this affect and sent it on to Chris Schwartz, my cataloging mentor here, and here was her answer: Here’s how we decided at Princeton Seminary as to whether or not to catalog blogs as serials or  [ Read More ]

Conversation on Cataloging

I had an interesting chat with a friend regarding cataloging rules and tools that I wanted to share with you all. I know it can sometimes be hard to follow someone else’s chat transcript – but here you go: Brooke: I think I want to try gluing my catordogging cripple speak to my lack of coding knowledge Brooke: You know how there’s dublin core Brooke: RDA and MARC Brooke: as  [ Read More ]

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