Category Archives: Library systems

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.


OLE Project Final Report

The draft of the OLE Project (Open Library Environment Project) final report has been released for comment. The project goal "was to design a next-generation library system that breaks away from print-based workflows, reflects the changing nature of library materials and new approaches to scholarly work, integrates well with other enterprise systems and can be easily modified to suit the needs of different institutions." (Final report draft, p. 2)