Interesting new tool just announced in the OCLC Research Library Partnership Weekly Newsletter:
“The WorldCat Live! API provides an easy-to-consume real-time feed of newly added items to the WorldCat global catalog of library collections and published materials.”
The following message was posted to the listserves by Kate James:
In response to recent inquiries on the PCC Listserv, the Policy and Standards Division (PSD) of the Library of Congress has updated the name authority records for Bombay (India) (n 79065461), Calcutta (India) (n 80049617), and Madras (India) (n 79107973) and created new name authority records for Mumbai (India) (n 2012073713), Kolkata (India) (n 2012073732), and Chennai (India (n 2012073827). These headings have been connected as earlier/late name headings.
PSD will initiate a special project to revise associated headings for corporate bodies, subject headings and classification captions. Please create new headings and/or update existing headings related to these cities only as needed in the course of your normal cataloging work.
E-Books: New Links in the Chain
Denise Hibay, Assistant Chief Librarian for Collection Development, New York Public Library
Susan Marcin, Networked Electronic Resources Librarian in the Continuing and Electronic Resources Management Department at Columbia University
Barbara Rockenbach, Director of the Humanities and History Libraries at Columbia University
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Meeting & Program: 6:30-8:00 PM
The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
South Court Auditorium
476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY 10018
Program (Members): $15.00
Program with September 2011-August 2012 Membership: $30.00
Program with September 2011-August 2012 Student Membership: $20.00
Program only (Non-members): $40.00
Recommendations and Reading, the 3rd and final part of Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives and Museums is now available
The PCC Policy Committee announced a discussion paper on The Future of Undifferentiated Personal Name Authority Records and Other Implications for PCC Authority Work, authored by John J. Riemer and Philip E. Schreur. The paper has been posted to the PCC Webiste under “PCC News & Events“.
Posted on behalf of the New York Technical Services Librarians
NYTSL Spring Reception—Hold the Date
New York Technical Services Librarians Annual Reception for Librarians, Information Professionals and Library School Students
Friday, March 23, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Columbia University Libraries
535 West 114th St.
New York, NY 10027
This is an opportunity for librarians, archivists, and information professionals from the metropolitan area to meet informally. It is also a chance for library school students to learn about the various professional organizations in the metropolitan area and to meet future colleagues and employers.
Wine & Cheese will be served.
You are welcome to bring announcements of professional opportunities to the reception.
More details will follow soon.
Virginia Bartow, NYTSL President
The 2nd part of the report on Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums focuses on a survey of site managers conducted in late 2009.
Fall Program Friday, November 4, 2011
The Future of MARC
Location: The Carroll Classroom in the Uris Center for Education at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York
City. Use the 81st Street entrance behind the south fountain.
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Join NYTSL for our annual fall program as we discuss the future of
bibliographic description and MARC with former LOC "digital pioneer"
Rebecca Guenther. Building off our Spring Program on RDA, we'll be looking
at how or if MARC can support the content new standard. Does MARC need to
change? Or do we need to support new structure and encoding standards for
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries,
primarily working on library technology standards related to digital
libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of
Congress developing national and international standards related to
metadata. This includes 22 years on the development and maintenance of the
MARC formats and the development of related XML formats, such as MODS and
MADS. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees,
several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has
given many tutorials, workshops and presentations. She recently began to
explore use of semantic web technology and the potential of Linked Data.
She left the Library of Congress in August 2011 to work as a consultant on
metadata development and planning.
Refreshments served, 6:00-7:00 pm
Meeting and program, 7:00-8:30 pm
Registration is now open for NYTSL's Fall Program on Friday, November 4,
2011. Please see instructions at http://www.nytsl.org/.
Due to limited space, we unfortunately cannot accept walk-in registration.
Please also note the updated contact information for our treasurer.
A new OCLC research report on Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums, part 1: Site Reviews was officially released on Oct. 3rd. Parts 2 and 3 will follow soon.