Meehleib, Tracy | 30 Jul 21:10 2014
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LC NDMSO survey monkey XSLT 1.0 vs 2.0

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, and haven’t already responded to this survey, please take a moment to fill it out:  

< 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

 

 

McCallum, Sally | 29 Jul 23:10 2014
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AV study posted

Just posted on the BIBFRAME (BF) web site is a study carried out by Audiovisual Preservation Solutions for the Library of Congress concerning an appropriate model for AV material and relating that to the BF model:  BIBFRAME AV Modeling Study: Defining a Flexible Model for Description of Audiovisual Resources.   It discusses the special characteristics of AV material that make it different from textual and other media and makes some general recommendations.  With the increasing impact of AV as information resources and the need to preserve material in those media, special attention to it is appropriate as we develop BIBFRAME.

 

This report was carried out in close consultation with the Library of Congress’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center (NAVCC) staff in Culpeper, Virginia, a vast archive that preserves and serves AV resources.  The report examines a number of proposed community models such as FRBR/RDA, FIAF, OLAC, indecs, Variations, PBCore, EBCore and others that inform the analysis.    The recommendations will become considerations for the BF model development as there are various ways the special attributes of these media could be accommodated.

 

The report is composed of a base document (the analysis, AV model, and recommendations) with appendices that give more detail about situations encountered with AV material.

 

As usual, comments, concerns, and discussion are encouraged via the BIBFRAME listserv (see the BIBFRAME home page/contacts) or direct to bfcomment-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org .

 

Sally

 

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Sally H. McCallum

Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office

Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20540  USA

smcc-+hwoy1Po9Oc@public.gmane.org

Tel: 1-202-707-5119 – Fax 1-202-707-0115

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Lina Bountouri | 28 Jul 14:47 2014
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Final Call for Papers: MTSR 2014 - 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

Melanie Wacker | 25 Jul 22:33 2014

MODS relatedItem to associate datasets with research publications

The MODS Editorial Committee has considered the proposal to add a relatedItem type value for expressing the relationship between a research publication and the data set(s) that it is based on. A comparable element describing this relationship is included in MARC 21, 786 (Data Source Entry). However, it was also pointed out on the listserv that only including a relatedItem type for datasets may be too narrow to address the larger issue of different types of accompanying materials deposited in repositories and that an approach allowing for the inclusion of external vocabularies may be preferable.
The entire listserv discussion can be found here:
http://listserv.loc.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A1=ind1404&L=mods

The  MODS Editorial Committee feels that new type values for relatedItem should be added only when they are strongly justified. Instead, we would like to introduce a mechanism whereby type values from external vocabularies can be supplied.   We propose the addition of 4 new attributes:

  • otherType

  • otherTypeAuth

  • otherTypeAuthURI

  • otherTypeURI

<at> otherType may be supplied alone, in which case it is an uncontrolled type.
If <at> otherType is supplied along with <at> otherTypeAuth, then it is a controlled type where <at> otherTypeAuth is its authority.
<at> otherTypeAuthURI may be used to supply a URI uniquely identifying the vocabulary from which the controlled type has been selected.
<at> otherTypeURI may be used to supply a URI uniquely identifying the controlled type value from a vocabulary.

The MODS Editorial Committee solicits comments on this proposal. We'd like to receive feedback by August 15.

Melanie Wacker
on behalf of the MODS EC
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..

 

 

 


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