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Survey of Dublin Core Use and MARC

Resoum Kidane of Bibliographic Services at King's College London is conducting a survey on DC use. I am currently conducting a survey concerning the use of Dublin Core (DC) and MARC amongst cataloguers and other information professionals. The main aim of this research is to obtain a perception from cataloguers and other information professionals, concerning the future trends of cataloguing. As the future of MARC becomes the subject of debate  [ Read More ]

RDA not the answer – what is?

Disclaimers: I’m a new cataloger I haven’t kept up with RDA Now to the meat. Karen Schneider has an interesting post at the Techsource blog. Karen says: …the next time you complain about the limitations of library data"”the gazillions of records we have created about the physical items in our libraries"”and wonder why none of the cool new applications leverage the millions of library records shared worldwide, or why your  [ Read More ]

WorldCat Lists

Awesome! Alice posts about WorldCat Lists. Lists are a way for you to group library-owned items you have found while using WorldCat. Lists let you keep track of items of interest and refer back to them whenever you want to. You can share your lists with friends and colleagues, too. Here are some existing lists. I see one name I know on the list of existing lists: Stuart Weibel has  [ Read More ]

RDA Print Survey

Chris points us to a survey to help decide if there will be a print version of RDA. I find that while I have access to Cataloger’s Desktop, I still rely heavily on the print versions of my cataloging guides. It’s just easier to flip through the pages than it is to find what I’m looking for online. I also prefer to read print over the screen (I read plenty  [ Read More ]

Should catalogers learn to be programmers?

There is an interesting discussion going on at Cataloging Futures. The question is how do we upgrade our Cataloger’s skill sets? How do we prepare them for cataloging of digital collections? Most catalogers have the important skill set already: experience with structured data and standards, good analytical skills, the ever necessary discipline of being attentive to details, etc. But these skills have to be upgraded. We definitely can’t rest on  [ Read More ]

Everything is Misc Video

David Weinberger did a talk at Google about Everything is Miscellaneous. It borrowed a bit from the keynote I heard last year at KMWorld – and is just as exciting. I highly recommend that you watch it if you have some time to devote. David is a great speaker and just draws you into his world and gets you all excited – or at least that’s what he does for  [ Read More ]

The Virtues and Limits of Cataloging

Christine points me to a post a by Eli Jacobowitz on The Virtues and Limits of Cataloging. From the post: First of all, current implementations of tagging are "flat" – there is no meta-meta-data about what type of label a tag represents. Is "Mona Lisa" the title, author, location, genre, art movement? I agree! Second, and fairly obviously, tags are susceptible to spelling errors and multiple listings for the same  [ Read More ]

Social Cataloging Compared

librarytwopointzero has a comprehensive comparison of three social cataloging tools: Gurulib, LibraryThing, and Shelfari. The conclusion? I think you can see that Librarything is my favourite. I think, in comparison to the other two, Librarything really gives you that extra.

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