Author Archives: Alex

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

OCLC Response to the WorldCat Local Special Collections and Archives Task Force

Here’s the report I discussed in the ALA reporting session. It’s interesting to read it and then look at some of our CLIO records as they appear in WorldCat Local by going to Cornell’s implementation of WorldCat Local and limiting search scope to “Borrow Direct”, then searching for a known unique item from CUL.