Meehleib, Tracy | 21 Nov 21:54 2014
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MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.105) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.22) Announcement

MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.105) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.22) Announcement

The Library of Congress' MARCXML to MODS 3.5 (XSLT 1.0 Revision 1.105 and XSLT 2.0 Revision 2.22)  are now available via the Library of Congress' MODS Web site at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-conversions.html>. The MODS 3.5 XSLT is based on the latest MARC to MODS 3.5 mapping made available by the Library of Congress in October of 2014 <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-mapping.html>.

Please note that content standards and practices using MARC vary among institutions, and sometimes within an institution over time or between types of collections or materials. No one stylesheet can deal appropriately with all variations in the use of MARC. The mapping decisions underlying the changes we have made, as well as the decisions underlying the LC stylesheet should be tested on sample records to determine whether the results are as desired or whether the institution needs to modify the stylesheet for a particular collection of records.

General questions about the mapping may be directed to the MODS Editorial Committee members via ndmso-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org. Specific questions about the stylesheet may be addressed to Tracy Meehleib at tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org .

Thank you,

Tracy

 

Tracy Meehleib

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540-4402
+1 202 707 0121 (voice)
+1 202 707 0115 (fax)

tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org

 

Meehleib, Tracy | 13 Nov 00:51 2014
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MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.104) Announcement

MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.104) Announcement

The Library of Congress' MARCXML to MODS 3.5 (XSLT 1.0 Revision 1.104) is now available via the Library of Congress' MODS Web site and at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/MARC21slim2MODS3-5.xsl >--it incorporates edits made in response to comments received since the release of Revision 1.102.

The MODS 3.5 XSLT is based on the MARC to MODS 3.5 mapping made available by the Library of Congress and last updated in October of 2014 <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-mapping.html>.

Please note that content standards and practices using MARC vary among institutions, and sometimes within an institution over time or between types of collections or materials. No one stylesheet can deal appropriately with all variations in the use of MARC. The mapping decisions underlying the changes we have made, as well as the decisions underlying the LC stylesheet should be tested on sample records to determine whether the results are as desired or whether the institution needs to modify the stylesheet for a particular collection of records.

General questions about the mapping may be directed to the MODS Editorial Committee members via ndmso <at> loc.gov. Specific questions about the stylesheet may be addressed to Tracy Meehleib at tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org .

Thank you,

Tracy

 

Tracy Meehleib

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540-4402
+1 202 707 0121 (voice)
+1 202 707 0115 (fax)

tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org

 

Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 12 Nov 22:30 2014

Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories - Call for Papers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2015
Read it online: http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015, will be held on June 8-11, 2015 in
Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to contribute to the program. This
year's conference theme is:

# LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS #

OR2015 is the tenth OR conference, and this year’s overarching theme reflects that milestone: Looking
Back/Moving Forward: Open Repositories at the Crossroads. It is an opportunity to reflect on and to
celebrate the transformative changes in repositories, scholarly communication and research data over
the last decade. More critically however, it will also help to ensure that open repositories continue to
play a key role in supporting, shaping and sharing those changes and an open agenda for research and scholarship.

OR2015 will provide an opportunity to explore the demands and roles now expected of both repositories and
the staff who develop, support and manage them - and to prepare them for the challenges of the next decade.
We welcome proposals on this theme, but also on the theoretical, practical, organizational or
administrative topics related to digital repositories. We are particularly interested in:

1. SUPPORTING OPEN SCHOLARSHIP, OPEN SCIENCE, AND CULTURAL HERITAGE ONLINE

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can best support the needs of open science, open
scholarship, and cultural heritage to make research as accessible as possible, including:
* Open access, open data and open educational resources
* Scholarly workflows, publishing and communicating scientific knowledge
* Compliance with funder mandates
* Considerations for cultural heritage and digital humanities resources

2. MANAGING RESEARCH (AND OPEN) DATA

Papers are invited to consider how repositories can support the needs of research data. Areas of interest are:
* Data registries
* Storage
* Curation lifecycle management
* Management and digital preservation tools

3. INTEGRATING WITH EXTERNAL SYSTEMS

Papers are invited to explore, evaluate, or demonstrate integration with external systems, including:

* CRIS and research management systems
* Notification systems (e.g. SHared Access Research Ecosystem, SHARE)
* Remote identifier services (e.g. ORCID, DOI, etc.)
* Preservation services
* Archival systems (e.g. CALM or Archivists’ Toolkit)

4. RE-USING REPOSITORY CONTENT

Papers are invited to show case how repository content can be re-used in the context of:

* Discipline-based repositories and services
* Discovery services
* Integration of semantic technologies
* Repository networks

5. EXPLORING METRICS AND ASSESSMENT

Papers are invited to present experiences on scholarly metrics and assessment services, particularly:

* Bibliometrics
* Downloads (e.g. COUNTER compliance)
* Analytics
* Altmetrics

6. MANAGING RIGHTS

Papers are invited to examine the role of rights management in the context of open repositories, including:

* Research and scholarly communication outputs
* Licenses (e.g. Creative Commons, Open Data Commons)
* Embargoes
* Requirements of funder mandates

7. DEVELOPING AND TRAINING STAFF

Papers are invited to consider the evolving role of staff who support and manage repositories across
libraries, cultural heritage organizations, research offices and computer centres, especially:

* New roles and responsibilities
* Training needs and opportunities
* Career path and recruitment
* Community support

8. BUILDING THE PERFECT REPOSITORY

Papers are invited to look ahead to OR16 and beyond to consider what the perfect repository would look like:

* Key features and services
* Who would be its users?
* How would it transform scholarly communication?
* What lessons have been learned since the first OR?
* Or, is it a pipe dream and there's no such thing?

Submissions that demonstrate original and repository-related work outwith these themes will be
considered, but preference will be given to submissions which address them.

# KEY DATES #

* 30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions
* 27 March 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to general conference
* 10 April 2015: Submitters notified of acceptance to Interest Groups
* 8-11 June 2015: OR2015 conference

# SUBMISSION PROCESS #

## cONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS ##

Two to four-page proposals for presentations or panels that deal with digital repositories and
repository services (see below for optional Proposal Templates). Abstracts of accepted papers will be
made available through the conference's web site, and later they and associated materials will be made
available in an open repository. In general, sessions are an hour and a half long with three papers; panels
may take an entire session. Relevant papers unsuccessful in the main track will automatically be
considered for inclusion, as appropriate, as an Interest Group presentation, poster or 24/7.

## INTEREST GROUP PRESENTATIONS ##

The opportunity to engage with and learn more about the work of relevant communities of interest is a key
element of Open Repositories. One to two page proposals are invited for presentations or panels that
focus on the work of such communities, traditionally DSpace, EPrints and Fedora, describing novel
experiences or developments in the construction and use of repositories involving issues specific to
these technical platforms. Further information about applications for additional Interest Groups and
guidance on submissions will be forthcoming.

## 24x7 PRESENTATIONS ##

One to two-page proposals for 7 minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides. Similar to Pecha
Kuchas or Lightning Talks, these 24x7 presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference
themes, with each block followed by a moderated discussion / question and answer session involving the
audience and whole block of presenters. This format will provide conference goers with a fast-paced
survey of like work across many institutions, and presenters the chance to disseminate their work in more
depth and context than a traditional poster.

### "REPOSITORY RANTS" 24x7 BLOCK ###

One block of 24x7's will revolve around "repository rants": brief exposés that challenge the
conventional wisdom or practice, and highlight what the repository community is doing that is
misguided, or perhaps just missing altogether. The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant
to provoke unconventional approaches to repository services.

### "REPOSITORY RAVES" 24x7 BLOCK ###

One block of 24x7's at OR2015 will revolve around "repository raves": brief exposés that celebrate
particular practice and processes, and highlight what the repository community is doing that is right.
The top proposals will be incorporated into a track meant to celebrate successful approaches to
repository services.

## POSTERS ##

One-page proposal for posters that showcase current work are invited from researchers, repository
managers, administrators, developers and practitioners. There will be the opportunity to make a
60-second pitch for your poster during “minute madness” and a chance for attendees to view and to
discuss your work during the poster reception.

## 2015 DEVELOPER TRACK ##

Each year a significant proportion of the delegates at Open Repositories are software developers who work
on repository software or related services. OR2015 will feature a Developer Track which will provide a
focus for showcasing work, exchanging ideas and participating in "lightning rounds". Further details
and guidance on submissions to the Developer Track will be forthcoming. Developers are also encouraged
to contribute to the other tracks as papers, posters, 24x7 presentations, repository raves and rants
24x7 blocks.

## WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS ##

One to two-page proposals for workshops and tutorials addressing theoretical or practical issues around
digital repositories are welcomed. Please address the following in your proposal:

* The subject of the event and what knowledge you intend to convey
* Length of session (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour, half a day or a whole day)
* A brief statement on the learning outcomes from the session
* How many attendees you plan to accommodate
* Technology and facility requirements
* Any other supplies or support required
* Anything else you believe is pertinent to carrying out the session

## PROPOSAL TEMPLATES ##

The OR2015 proposal templates are a guideline to help you prepare an effective submission. They are
provided in both the Word document and plain-text Markdown formats and provide details around the
requirements for:

* Conference papers and panels (DOC
<http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_paper_panel_template.doc>, TXT
<http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_paper_panel_template.txt>, RTF <http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_paper_panel_template.rtf>)

* 24/7's and posters (DOC
<http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_24x7_poster_template.doc>, TXT
<http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_24x7_poster_template.txt>, RTF <http://www.or2015.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/OR2015_24x7_poster_template.rtf>).

## SUBMISSION SYSTEM ##

The conference system will be open for submissions by 15 December 2014. PDF format is preferred.

# CODE OF CONDUCT #

We will be publishing guidelines for conduct for OR2015.

# SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME #

OR2015 will again run a Scholarship Programme which will enable us to provide support for a small number of
full registered places for the conference in Indianapolis. The programme is open to librarians,
repository managers, developers and researchers in digital libraries and related fields. Applicants
submitting a paper for the conference will be given priority consideration for funding. Please note that
the programme does not cover costs such as accommodation, travel and subsistence. It is anticipated that
the applicant’s home institution will provide financial support to supplement the OR Scholarship Award.

# PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS #

* Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee
* William J Nixon, University of Glasgow
* Imma Subirats, FAO of the United Nations

contact: <or15-program-chairs@...>

# LOCAL HOSTS #

* Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
* Virginia Tech University Libraries

contact: <or2015@...>

# CONFERENCE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA #

* website: <http://or2015.net/>
* twitter: <at> OR2015Indy and #or2015
* Facebook: <https://www.facebook.com/or2015>
Myung-Ja Han | 8 Nov 04:20 2014

Proposing two additional subelements - <copyNumber> and <barcode>

Hello, 


I would like to propose adding two subelements, <copyNumber> and <barcode>, under <location><physicalLocation><holdingSimple><copyInformation>. 


Our library has been trying to map all our records - including holdings and item records - to MODS, and we discovered that there are no proper subelements that allow us to describe barcodes and copy number in <copyInformation> element. One of the advantages of using MODS is that we can have bibliographic and holdings information combined in one record, and it seems that this element still has room for expansion that will allow users to fully express their holdings information. 


Currently, the element has six subelements, <form>, <subLocation>, <shelfLocator>, <electronicLocator>, <note>, and <enumerationAndChronology>, but none of them are suitable for describing barcode or copy number. I believe that barcode works as an identifier for an item, and the copy number plays an important role in collection management. I hope the MODS Editorial Committee and user community will consider adding these two subelements. 


Please find below how we describe our holdings records in MODS now (example 1). The second example shows how MODS can represent holdings information with two additional subelements. 


Thanks for your consideration!


Example 1

<location>

<physicalLocation displayLabel="Institution Code">IU</physicalLocation>

<holdingSimple>

<copyInformation>

<subLocation>Oak Street Facility [request only]</subLocation>

<shelfLocator>K1 .N66</shelfLocator>

<note displayLabel="Copy Number">1</note>

<note displayLabel="Barcode">30112027748349</note>

<enumerationAndChronology>v.26(1991)</enumerationAndChronology>

</copyInformation>

</holdingSimple>

</location>


Example 2

<location>

<physicalLocation displayLabel="Institution Code">IU</physicalLocation>

<holdingSimple>

<copyInformation>

<subLocation>Oak Street Facility [request only]</subLocation>

<shelfLocator>K1 .N66</shelfLocator>

<copyNumber>1</copyNumber>

<barcode>30112027748349</barcode>

<enumerationAndChronology>v.26(1991)</enumerationAndChronology>

</copyInformation>

</holdingSimple>

</location>

Melanie Wacker | 7 Nov 23:32 2014

Proposed Additions to Cartographics and Coordinates

The MODS Editorial Committee has discussed the request to enhance cartographics to include additional information. Particularly the ability to clearly designate a bounding box and its center point, as well as the ability to designate a map’s orientation, has come up repeatedly on this list. We are proposing the following to provide for more granularity:

·         Add attribute <at> point to cartographics subelement coordinates. Its value is ‘southCorner’, ‘westCorner’, ‘northCorner’, ‘eastCorner’, and ‘center’.  When <at> point is supplied, only one coordinate is to be supplied.

Note: <coordinates> in general allows multiple coordinates within a single occurrence of the element, and it also allows multiple occurrences.  The semantics of multiple coordinates within a single element are clear, but the semantics of multiple occurrences has never been made clear.  In this proposal, there would be a single <coordinates> element for each corner of the box, as well as one, optionally, for the center.  The presence of the <at> point attribute would be sufficient signal that this is a bounding box, because <at> point does not exist in previous versions.

·         Add subelement <orientation>, a non-negative integer between 0 and 359, indicating degrees clockwise that the map is rotated from North.  So for a map rotated 23 degrees counter-clockwise the value is 337. A value of zero means North.

·         The cartographics element will be made extensible so that any schema may be used to express more granular information.

The MODS EC is now soliciting comments on this proposal. We would like to hear from you by Dec. 1, 2014.


Regards,
Melanie Wacker
on behalf of the MODS EC

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Melanie Wacker | 22 Oct 23:11 2014

MODS/XML to BIBFRAME

Hello all,

In response to the many calls for a MODS to BIBFRAME mapping in the last few months the MODS Editorial Committee has developed a MODS to BIBFRAME mapping table. Based on this, Stanford is working on an XSLT to convert MODS/XML to BIBFRAME. We will share the result as soon as it becomes available with this list.

In the meantime, we have also heard of some other institutions and individuals working on their own MODS to BIBFRAME transformations. We (and probably many others on this list) are very interested in learning more about these initiatives. So if you are working on something that you are willing to talk about, please post it to this list or feel free to contact a member of the MODS EC directly.

Regards,
Melanie

on behalf of the MODS Editorial Committee

Myung-Ja Han | 3 Oct 21:36 2014

Job Posting: E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist (Academic Professional)

University Library

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 

Position Available: As soon as possible after closing date of search. This is for a regular 100%, 12-month Academic Professional position in the University Library.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to serve in the position of E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist. This is an academic professional position for an entry level librarian with the requisite skills or course work or for a non-MLS professional with appropriate experience and skills. This position is largely responsible for developing and implementing library’s e-serials bibliographic control policy and practice. Under the direction of the Head of Content and Access Management, s(he) is to work to establish efficient work procedures and maintain high standards of both quality and production of bibliographic control for the Library's large collection of serials. The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist will work in the Content Access Management unit within the Technical Services Division. The position will work in a team environment with those Division faculty and staff responsible for the cataloging and management of e-serials and maintenance of serials in all formats.

 

This position may participate in research activity regarding issues in bibliographic control in digital library environments and the impact of implementing emerging cataloging standards in user services and discovery services. 

 

As the information landscape is changing, this position may be asked to cover additional and evolving services or functions related to enhancing the discovery and delivery of library content.

 

Qualifications: Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science; Demonstrated supervisory experience; Serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting or cataloging experience with electronic resources; Familiarity with cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and CONSER standards; Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications; Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.  See https://jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 24, 2014

 

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu



Myung-Ja "MJ" Han
Metadata Librarian
220 Main Library
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1408 W. Gregory Dr. (MC-522)
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-9515 (Main Library)
217-244-7809 (Grainger)
Jennifer Eustis | 2 Oct 16:35 2014
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coordinates in MODS

Hello,

 

I’m working with a data set that includes bounding box information as well as orientation, scale and projection. As you know, MODS currently has the wrapper cartographics where you can record scale, project and coordinates. However, coordinates is just one field. The only attributes in 3.5 are the global ones or lang; xml:lang, script; transliteration. Is there any way, to enhance this MODS element coordinates? It would be great to distinguish center point from a bounding box. Also with a bounding box, it would be great to be able to separate and distinguish the 4 corners, S W N E. There is also no element for orientation. What do people think?

 

Best,

Jennifer

Meyer, Sebastian | 2 Oct 16:03 2014
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Multiple identifiers for one person

Hi,

 

I am currently working on a MODS profile for our new Fedora Commons-based repository for open access publication services. All went well until I stumbled upon authors who had several associated IDs (ORCID, Scopus AuthorID, ResearcherID, GND, etc.). So obviously I cannot encode them like I would normally do, since this allows only for a single identifier:

 

//name[ <at> authorityURI="http://orcid.org"][ <at> valueURI="http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1419-2405"]/...

 

How would you handle this? Is there any valid way of associating more than one identifier with a single person? Repeating the //name block with different identifiers wouldn't solve the problem since that would be interpreted as having several distinct authors who just happen to have the same names (because their given identifiers differ).

 

The obvious solution would be to use //identifier as a repeatable child of //name. I am actually surprised that this isn't allowed, yet. May I suggest adding it in the next MODS schema release? Or is there a different approach I am missing?

 

Sincerely,

Sebastian

 

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Head of Digital Library Dep.

 

Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)

IT Department

01054 Dresden, Germany

Tel.: +49 351 4677 206 | Fax: +49 351 4677 711

E-Mail:  sebastian.meyer-9q37W/UCdAvod10D2ZLB3g@public.gmane.org

 

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Scott Carlson | 15 Sep 20:51 2014

Job Announcement: Database & Metadata Management Coordinator - Houston, TX

-- Apologies for Cross-Posting --

Rice University is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented Database &
Metadata Management Coordinator. The successful candidate will provide
leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data quality control,
database maintenance and problem resolution. The position reports to the
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in Technical Services.

Responsibilities:  Coordinates authority control of both MARC and non-MARC
metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. Develops new
and effective approaches to quality control, consulting with various
stakeholders as appropriate. Serves as a liaison to authority and database
enrichment vendors and manages the loading and quality control for
vendor-supplied data. Collaborates with other staff to provide leadership in
transitioning the department to a post-MARC communication format as we
continue to contribute metadata to the local institutional repository and
proactively explore linked data, the semantic Web and BIBFRAME. Assists in
and/or manages special projects undertaken by the Department as assigned by
the Department Head. Participates in departmental and library-wide
committees and work groups established to further various aspects of the
Fondren Library mission. May lead project teams. Assists in other cataloging
activities as needed.

Required Qualifications:
-ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science
-two years of successful related experience in quality & authority control
of MARC and non-MARC metadata
-some successful project management experience, preferably in an academic
library.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Project management skills.
-Proven ability to solve problems.
-Leadership and training skills and an ability to reach consensus with
diverse constituencies.
-Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision.
-Flexibility in performing different tasks as library needs change.
-Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork.
-Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals
are realized.
-Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education.
-Ability to work without close supervision.
-Thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices
(e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, etc.).
-Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic web
applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives (e.g. VIAF,
ORCID, ISNI). 
-Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably Marcive
authorities processing.
-Experience with loading large vendor record sets.
-Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using
global changes to clean up data.
-Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with metadata
crosswalks.
-Knowledge of the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access
(RDA).
-Knowledge of OCLC.
-Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi. 
-High level of proficiency using MarcEdit.
-Knowledge of institutional repositories platforms, preferably DSpace.

Preferred qualifications:  Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other tools or
macros for large-scale editing/transforming of metadata; experience with
developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity

Salary & benefits:  $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit
days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF;
health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with
opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services
supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library
(http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 2.8
million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles
available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site
shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and
development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and
University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library
departments and University information technology staff.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth
largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and
easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see:
http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive first consideration.
Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, addresses,
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at:
https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54454. Inquiries: Melinda
Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@... Rice
University is an
Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual
Orientation/Gender Identity.

--

-- 
Scott Carlson
Metadata Coordinator
Rice University, Fondren Library
scarlson@...

Meehleib, Tracy | 11 Aug 21:49 2014
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MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.101) Announcement

MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.101) Announcement

The Library of Congress' MARCXML to MODS 3.5 (XSLT 1.0 Revision 1.101) is now available via the Library of Congress' MODS Web site and at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/MARC21slim2MODS3-5.xsl >--it incorporates edits made in response to comments received since the release of Revision 1.96.

The MODS 3.5 XSLT is based on the MARC to MODS 3.5 mapping made available by the Library of Congress and last updated in May of 2014 <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-mapping.html>.

Please note that content standards and practices using MARC vary among institutions, and sometimes within an institution over time or between types of collections or materials. No one stylesheet can deal appropriately with all variations in the use of MARC. The mapping decisions underlying the changes we have made, as well as the decisions underlying the LC stylesheet should be tested on sample records to determine whether the results are as desired or whether the institution needs to modify the stylesheet for a particular collection of records.

General questions about the mapping may be directed to the MODS Editorial Committee members via ndmso-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org. Specific questions about the stylesheet may be addressed to Tracy Meehleib at tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org .

Thank you,

Tracy

Tracy Meehleib

Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540-4402
+1 202 707 0121 (voice)
+1 202 707 0115 (fax)

tmee-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org

 


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