Monthly Archives: September 2009

Bibliographic Control Alphabet Soup: AACR to RDA and Evolution of MARC

 

 

Save the date. There will be a NISO webinar given on Oct. 14 from 1-230 in room 522. Speakers include Diane Hillmann and Barbara Tillett.

Librarians, ILS vendors, and commercial cataloging service providers — as well as a wide variety of related service providers — all know that the proverbial, heavily acronym-spice "bibliographic control alphabet soup" involves the intelligent and well informed use of many ingredients. Chief in these are constantly evolving standards, combined with more than a sprinkling of creativity and insight. Three expert metadata chefs will analyze and discuss specific alphabetic ingredients already in use or soon to be implemented in the bib control kitchen.

http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/bibcontrol09

 

Sing your search query

The New Zealand Digital Library has a music digital library system called MELDEX that allows users to literally sing (or hum) their queries, generating a list of matching folksong tunes. If you click on the “Start a music query” icon, you can then choose to make a query using either “symbolic input” or “raw audio input”.

http://www.nzdl.org/fast-cgi-bin/music/musiclibrary?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=folktest&ct=0&l=en&w=utf-8