Meehleib, Tracy | 24 Jul 20:26 2014
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Library of Congress NDMSO MODS XSLT 1.0 vs. XSLT 2.0 Survey

Dear MODS Users,

 

The Library of Congress would like to better understand how its MODS stylesheets are being used. If you use any of LC’s MODS-related  XSLTs to convert records, please take a moment to fill out our survey here:  < https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVQ3J9T >.

 

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

 

Kevin S. Clarke | 22 Jul 20:20 2014
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MODS to DC XSLT (MODS3-5_DC_XSLT1-0.xsl) patch

Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to report this, but I believe I've found something in the MODS to DC XSLT (MODS3-5_DC_XSLT1-
0.xsl) that could be fixed.

We were getting empty dc:subject elements in our XML from the following template:

<xsl:template match="mods:subject[mods:topic | mods:name | mods:occupation | mods:geographic |
mods:hierarchicalGeographic | 
mods:cartographics | mods:temporal] ">
  <dc:subject>
    <xsl:for-each select="mods:topic | mods:occupation">
      <xsl:value-of select="."/>
      <xsl:if test="position()!=last()">--</xsl:if>
    </xsl:for-each>
    <xsl:for-each select="mods:name">
      <xsl:call-template name="name"/>
    </xsl:for-each>
  </dc:subject>

This was from MODS records that had mods:geographic elements, for instance, but no mods:topic,
mods:occupation, or mods:name elements.  
My solution was to wrap the dc:subject that is generated for mods:topic or mods:occupation elements, and
mods:name elements, in an xsl:test 
to make sure one of those exists before outputting the dc:subject element:

<xsl:if test="mods:topic | mods:occupation | mods:name">
  <dc:subject>
    <xsl:for-each select="mods:topic | mods:occupation">
      <xsl:value-of select="."/>
      <xsl:if test="position()!=last()">--</xsl:if>
    </xsl:for-each>
    <xsl:for-each select="mods:name">
      <xsl:call-template name="name"/>
    </xsl:for-each>
  </dc:subject>
</xsl:if>

I've attached a patch as well (which may more clearly illustrate the change).  If there is some place else (a
GitHub repository, for 
instance) to which I should report this, please let me know.

Thanks,
Kevin
Attachment (MODS-to-DC-topic-fix.patch): text/x-patch, 1425 bytes
Sai Deng | 15 Jul 19:34 2014
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MODS coding for parent serial record, serial issues and analytical article level records

Hi dear list,
In a DAMS repository, is it considered good practice to have a normal parent serial record and its issue
records with only limited information (vol., no.), for example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<mods version="3.4" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/mods-3-4.xsd" xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<relatedItem type="host">
     <part>
           <detail type="volume">
             <caption>Vol.</caption>
              <number>10</number>
             </detail>
          </part>
</relatedItem></mods>

Is the above MODS record considered adequate?

What would you recommend for MODS coding for parent serial, serial issue records and article level records?
Thank you for any feedback or suggestion!

Sophie

Lina Bountouri | 12 Jul 12:29 2014
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Submission deadline extended: Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

Apologies for cross-posting

------------------------------

 

Part of the 8th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2014), 27 - 29 November 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany

Submission deadline: New Deadline! July 31st, 2014

Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series

 

AIM AND SCOPE

Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

The exposure of cultural information into the Semantic Web makes clear that metadata have to be accurate and deeply interpretable in the semantic level. Conceptual Reference Models could facilitate these procedures since they constitute conceptualizations - according to the specific point of view of a memory institution or its particular community - providing at the same time the context for interpreting the respecting metadata to their domain of discourse. CRMs have also been viewed as global schemata in order to map different metadata specifications. At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector information etc.) to cultural information. The management of the cultural information provides challenges associated with (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction, evaluation, mapping, integration and effective use, (ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the provision of integrated access and advanced services to the users.

The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange ideas about open issues in all stages of the metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works for the connection and interlinking of the Cultural Heritage metadata to any other dataset published in the Semantic Web universe.

 

TOPICS

The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models, standards, interoperability, mappings and integration
  • Automated metadata extraction
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage collections
  • Collection models and item - collection relationships representation
  • Collection - level metadata modeling and management
  • Linked open data approaches for the cultural heritage domain
  • Composite content-discovery and management of components and interrelationships
  • Large volume content management - high resolution image data sets
  • 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
  • Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2014 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR 2014 proceedings (Springer CCIS series). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2014 call for papers web page.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

New Deadline! July 31st, 2014: paper submission

New Deadline! August 25th, 2014: acceptance/rejection notification

August 31th, 2014: camera-ready papers due

November 27th - 29th, 2014: MTSR 2014

 

SPECIAL TRACK CHAIRS

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Anila Angjeli, Bibliotheque National de France, France
  • Karin Bredenberg, The National Archives of Sweden, Sweden
  • Costis Dallas, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Irene Lourdi, Libraries Computer Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Emilia Masci, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Carlo Meghini, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Italy
  • Christian-Emile Ore, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Daniel Pitti, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, USA
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy
  • Andreas Vlachidis, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
  • Katherine Wisser, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA
  • Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Mary Alexander | 11 Jul 19:01 2014

facets and hierarchicalGeographic element

Hello,

I am looking for advice on faceting locations.

We are currently using Getty's Thesaurus for Geographic Names in the 
subject's subelement <geographic>.  To accomplish faceting, we will use the 
hierarchicalGeographic subelement and possibly switch to LCSH terms.

We are also thinking about faceting orginInfo's subelement <place> for 
correspondence materials.  I am not sure how we will approach this.  I was 
wondering if a hierarchicalGeographic subelement has been discussed for 
originInfo element in the next MODS release.

Please let me know what work for your faceting projects and controlled 
vocabularies.

Thank you!

Mary Alexander
Metadata Librarian
University of Alabama Libraries
malexand@...

Guenther, Rebecca | 9 Jul 23:28 2014
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Melanie Wacker new chair of MODS Editorial Committeee

We are pleased to announce that Melanie Wacker, Metadata Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries, is assuming the chair of the MODS Editorial Committee. She has been working with MODS since 2007 and was involved in getting Columbia's metadata ready for the Aquifer project at that time. Since Columbia has been using MODS in their  Academic Commons and Digital Library Repository, Melanie has played an active role in its implementation there. In 2010 she was one of the non-MARC testers for RDA and tested RDA in MODS. She has served on the MODS Editorial Board since early 2013.  Recently she has been active in two key MODS-EC activities: she has led the current effort to revise MODSRDF and is working on the subgroup that is mapping MODS to BIBFRAME.

Rebecca

 

Rebecca Squire Guenther

Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

Washington, DC

rgue-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org

 

Alix Bentrud | 9 Jul 16:13 2014

Announcement Last day to register MODS class from LYRASIS

Today is the last day to register for the introductory class  “Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources”  with instructor Rebecca Guenther being held July 15th,   2:00PM – 4:00PM EST.

This is a new class being offered by LYRASIS.

 

Class description:

“Using MODS to Describe Cultural Heritage Resources

 

The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is used widely for resource description in cultural heritage institutions doing digitization projects. This session gives an overview of its purpose, design principles, data elements and implementations particularly for digital projects.”

 

The cost is $75.00 for LYRASIS members, $100.00 for all others.

 

To register or to see the full LYRASIS class schedule go to  https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

 

 

 

 

ALIX BENTRUD

Preservation Services Librarian

LYRASIS

alix.bentrud <at> lyrasis.org

800.999.8558 x4875 Main

404.387.4853 Cell

alix.bentrud Skype

 
 

 

Please ask me about LYRASIS Digital..

 

 

 

Vicky Phillips | 9 Jul 16:09 2014
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Losing whitespace from nonSort element

Hi,
We seem to be losing the whitespace when formating xml e.g. 

<nonSort>Yr </nonSort>
<title>Annibynwr</title>

becomes

<nonSort>Yr</nonSort>
<title>Annibynwr</title>

Any suggestions as to what we should do in order to retain this whitespace?
Many thanks,
Vicky
Digital Standards Manager
National Library of Wales

Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 27 Jun 10:06 2014

Call for Expressions of Interest in Hosting the Annual Open Repositories Conference, 2016

Apologies for cross-posting

 

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June 27, 2014

 

Read it online: http://bit.ly/1rE2cKe

 

-- CALL for Expressions of Interest in Hosting the Annual Open Repositories Conference, 2016 --

 

The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest from candidate host organizations for the 2016 Open Repositories Annual Conference. Proposals from all geographic areas will be given consideration.

 

-- Important dates  --

 

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is accepting Expressions of Interest to host the OR2016 conference until August 24th 2014. Shortlisted sites will be notified before the end of September 2014.

 

-- Background  --

 

Candidate institutions must have the ability to host a four-day conference of approximately 300-500 attendees (OR2014 held recently in Helsinki, Finland drew more than 450 people). This includes appropriate access to conference facilities, lodging, and transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of supporting services (food services, internet services, and conference social events; conference web site; management of registration and online payments; etc.). The candidate institutions and their local arrangements committee must have the means to support the costs of producing the conference through attendee registration and independent fundraising. Fuller guidance is provided in the Open Repositories Conference Handbook on the Open Repositories wiki.

 

-- Expressions of Interest Guidelines  --

 

Organisations interested in proposing to host the OR2016 conference should follow the steps listed below:

 

1. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) must be received by August 24th, 2014. Please direct these EoIs and any enquiries to OR Steering Committee Chair Carol Minton Morris <cmmorris-db6tg5YPMqnNLxjTenLetw@public.gmane.org>.

 

2.  As noted above, the Open Repositories wiki has a set of pages at Open Repositories Conference Handbook which offer guidelines for organizing an Open Repositories conference. Candidate institutions should pay particular attention to the pages listed at "Preparing a bid" before submitting an EoI.

 

3.  The EoI must include:

 

• the name of the institution (or institutions in the case of a joint bid)

 

• an email address as a first point of contact

 

• the proposed location for the conference venue with a brief paragraph describing • the local amenities that would be available to delegates, including its proximity to a reasonably well-served airport

 

4. The OR Steering Committee will review proposals and may seek advice from additional reviewers.  Following the review, one or more institutions will be invited to submit a detailed proposal.

 

5.  Invitations to submit a detailed proposal will be issued before the end of September 2014; institutions whose interest will not be taken up will also be notified at that time. The invitations sent out will provide a timeline for submitting a formal proposal and details of additional information available to the shortlisted sites for help in the preparation of their bid. The OR Steering Committee will be happy to answer specific queries whilst proposals are being prepared.

 

-- About Open Repositories --

 

Since 2006 Open Repositories has hosted an annual conference that brings together users and developers of open digital repository platforms. For further information about Open Repositories and links to past conference sites, please visit the OR home page: http://sites.tdl.org/openrepositories/.

 

Subscribe to announcements about Open Repositories conferences by joining the OR Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/open-repositories.

 

Please feel free to reflect this call for Expressions of Interest out through your communities.

 

Thank you!

 

The Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee

Shelley Doljack | 27 Jun 00:18 2014
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Description for more than one type of resource

If I have a digital object in my repository that is actually made up of multiple resources, how should I
describe it in MODS? For example, I have a recording of an interview and the transcript of the interview.
These two things are considered one digital object in my repository. I want to create a MODS record that
describes aspects of these two types of resources. Has anybody else encountered such a thing and how are
you modeling this in MODS?

I didn't really find anything in the list archives about this situation, so I apologize if this has been
discussed before.

Thanks,
Shelley

--

-- 
Shelley Doljack  
Discovery Metadata Librarian 
Metadata Department
Stanford University Libraries
sdoljack@...
650-725-0167

Lina Bountouri | 26 Jun 09:58 2014
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MTSR 2014: Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications, 2nd Call for Papers

Apologies for cross-posting

------------------------------

Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for Cultural Collections & Applications

 

Part of the 8th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2014), 27 - 29 November 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany

Submission deadline: July 13th, 2014

Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series

 

AIM AND SCOPE

Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions, mainly museums, archives and libraries. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own metadata as tools for the description and dissemination of cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

The exposure of cultural information into the Semantic Web makes clear that metadata have to be accurate and deeply interpretable in the semantic level. Conceptual Reference Models could facilitate these procedures since they constitute conceptualizations - according to the specific point of view of a memory institution or its particular community - providing at the same time the context for interpreting the respecting metadata to their domain of discourse. CRMs have also been viewed as global schemata in order to map different metadata specifications. At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector information etc.) to cultural information. The management of the cultural information provides challenges associated with (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction, evaluation, mapping, integration and effective use, (ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the provision of integrated access and advanced services to the users.

The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange ideas about open issues in all stages of the metadata life cycle. The track also welcomes works for the connection and interlinking of the Cultural Heritage metadata to any other dataset published in the Semantic Web universe.

 

TOPICS

The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural heritage metadata models, standards, interoperability, mappings and integration
  • Automated metadata extraction
  • Ontologies and knowledge representation for the cultural heritage domain
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage collections
  • Collection models and item - collection relationships representation
  • Collection - level metadata modeling and management
  • Linked open data approaches for the cultural heritage domain
  • Composite content-discovery and management of components and interrelationships
  • Large volume content management - high resolution image data sets
  • 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Federation of repositories/data infrastructures
  • Integration of intra or inter disciplinary heterogeneous resources
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Preservation metadata for cultural heritage digital objects
  • Metadata quality metrics
  • Case studies

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.

The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2014 and accepted contributions will be published in the MTSR 2014 proceedings (Springer CCIS series). Authors of accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.

Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program: Electronic library and information systems (Emerald) (list incomplete).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2014 call for papers web page.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

July 13th, 2014: paper submission

August 17th, 2014: acceptance/rejection notification

August 31th, 2014: camera-ready papers due

November 27th - 29th, 2014: MTSR 2014

 

SPECIAL TRACK CHAIRS

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Trond Aalberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
  • Anila Angjeli, Bibliotheque National de France, France
  • Karin Bredenberg, The National Archives of Sweden, Sweden
  • Costis Dallas, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
  • Irene Lourdi, Libraries Computer Centre, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Maria Emilia Masci, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy
  • Carlo Meghini, National Research Council of Italy (ISTI-CNR), Italy
  • Christian-Emile Ore, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Christos Papatheodorou, Ionian University and Digital Curation Unit, IMIS, Athena RC, Greece
  • Daniel Pitti, Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia, USA
  • Stephen Stead, Paveprime Ltd., UK
  • Chrisa Tsinaraki, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy
  • Andreas Vlachidis, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales, UK
  • Katherine Wisser, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, USA
  • Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


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