Inge Hofsink | 18 Dec 15:55 2014
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MARCXML to MODS XSLT transformations

Dear all,

 

I have a question/remark about the MARCXML to MODS 3.5 XSLT transformations on http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-conversions.html, the stylesheets our own transformations are based on.

 

For material type Continuing Resources, mods:frequency is based on MARC 008/18. In the MARCXML to MODS-stylesheets (XSLT 1.0, 2.0, MODS 3.5, 3.4), the following transformation is made: <xsl:when test="$controlField008-18='#'">Completely irregular</xsl:when>.

But according to the introduction on MARC 21 Bibliographic, “# - The graphic symbol # is used for a blank in coded fields and in other special situations where the existence of the character blank might be ambiguous. (In most textual examples, the blank is represented in the conventional way, by the absence of a character.)” (http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bdintro.html).

 

So in my opinion the transformation in XSLT should be <xsl:when test="$controlField008-18=' '">Completely irregular</xsl:when>.

 

If anyone would like to test/confirm this as well, we would really  appreciate it!

 

With kind regards

Inge

 

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Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 17 Dec 11:23 2014

Submit Your OR2015 Proposal: Conference System Now Open

*Apologies for cross-posting*

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 15, 2014

 

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

 

The conference theme is 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.

The organizers invite you to review the full call for proposals here: http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/, and to submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2015/ by January 30, 2015. There are several different formats provided to encourage your participation in this year's conference, all described on the OR2015 website.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is pleased to announce the release of the new OR Code of Conduct http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/. The OR Code of Conduct underscores the OR Conference core value of openness by providing a welcoming and positive experience for everyone, whether they are in a formal session or a social setting, or are taking part in activities online.

 

KEY DATES

30 January 2015: Deadline for submissions and Scholarship Programme applications

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

 

The conference system is now open and  is linked from the conference web site: http://www.or2015.net/

We look forward to welcoming you to Indianapolis!

 

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

 

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-/JYPxA39Uh5TLH3MbocFFw@public.gmane.org

Michele R Combs | 15 Dec 15:22 2014
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MODS mdWrap question

I have a METS file.  In it I have mdWrap sections, e.g. Dublin Core and MODS:

    <mets:mdWrap MDTYPE="MODS">
      <mets:xmlData>
        <mods:identifier displayLabel="ID Number" type="local">8094</mods:identifier>
        <mods:typeOfResource>still image</mods:typeOfResource>
        <mods:titleInfo>
          <mods:title>Addendum for U.C. Chapel Hill</mods:title>
        </mods:titleInfo>
      </mets:xmlData>
    </mets:mdWrap>

Since I've declared MDTYPE="MODS" for the mdWrap, do I still need the mods: namespace identifiers in the
subelements, or are they assumed and therefore optional?  Does the answer vary depending on what's
processing the mets document?

Thanks

Michele
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Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
315-443-2081
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scrc.syr.edu 

Tim Thompson | 12 Dec 22:14 2014
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Encoding page number for single-page items

Is there a standard convention for encoding single-page items using the MODS <part> structure? For example:

part[ <at> unit="page"]/start = 100

--OR--

part/detail[ <at> type="page"]/number = 100

Should <start> only be used with <end>, or can it be used alone to indicate a single-page item?

Thanks,
Tim

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Metadata Librarian (Spanish/Portuguese Specialty)
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Michele R Combs | 11 Dec 18:40 2014
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Geographic locations in MODS?

I have found subject/geographic (human-readable place name) and subject/geographicCode
(alphanumeric code for place name taken from an authority list).  

However, is there a mechanism for encoding for example lat/long for a specific location?

Thanks

Michele
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Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
315-443-2081
mrrothen@...   
scrc.syr.edu 

Meehleib, Tracy | 9 Dec 19:23 2014
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MODS Implementation Registry and Tools -- 2015 Update

Hi MODS Users,

 

We are in the process of updating the MODS Implementation Registry and Tools for MODS pages and would like to add any new projects/tools that are currently available to the community.

 

If you would like your projects/tools to be included, please supply information for each category in the MODS Implementation Registry http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/registry.php and/or Tools for MODS page http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/tools_for_mods.php , and we will add your projects/tools to the registry.

 

If you have already registered an implementation or a tool, please take a moment to review the entry for it and send us any new information we might need to bring the entry up to date.

 

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 <at> loc.gov

 

Michele R Combs | 8 Dec 18:58 2014
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MODS encoding of more granular recording info?

Are there specific mods element(s) for describing:

1) whether a recording's sound is stereo or mono or silent, 
2) whether a moving image recording is color or black and white, 
3) whether a recording is a camera original, a dub, etc.?  

Or does this all get lumped into physicalDescription/note ?

Thanks

Michele
+++++++++++++++
Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
315-443-2081
mrrothen@...   
scrc.syr.edu 

Michele R Combs | 8 Dec 18:56 2014
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MODS description of item that's part of an episodic series ?

Hi all --

I'm looking for an example of a MODS record describing something that's part of an episodic series (not a
serial, like issues of a journal) so I can see how to code the relationship between the individual item and
the series it belongs to, including its place in the series.

For example: Street and Smith published the Buffalo Bill dime novel series.  Suppose I have Buffalo Bill #8.
For example: The BBC television series Blackadder.  Suppose I have the 4th episode of the 2d season, which in
terms of the entire run of the show would be episode #10.

Verbal explanation would be nice.  Code snippets would be even better :)

Thanks --

Michele
+++++++++++++++
Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
315-443-2081
mrrothen@...   
scrc.syr.edu 

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Preserving italics, subscript and superscript in MODS

Dear All,

We are in the process of converting a Procite database to MODS.  Can 
anyone advise us as to how we can preserve text in italics and things 
like subscript and superscript?  Your help would be very much appreciated.
Regards,

Vicky 
Digital Standards Manager
National Library of Wales

Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 4 Dec 10:21 2014

CALL for OR2015 Scholarship Programme Applicants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2015

Read it online: http://www.or2015.net/scholarship-programme/

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories (http://www.or2015.net/) , OR2015, will take place on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). The organizers are pleased to invite you to apply to the 2015 Scholarship Programme.

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is delighted to announce that for OR2015 we will again be running our Scholarship Programme. This programme will enable us to provide support for a small number of full registered places for the 2015 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 provide details of your submission in the application form).

Two questions in the application form ask 'What is it about Open Repositories that interests you' and 'What do you expect to gain from attending the conference?' You may wish to prepare answers to these before completing the form, as the responses to these will be critical to the success of your application.

Please note: the Scholarship provides funding only for a full conference registration (including dinner and the poster reception). It does not cover other 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.

Application Form http://goo.gl/Vv03F4 (via GoogleDocs)

The deadline for applications is 30 January 2015.

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.

Full details on the Call for Proposals
http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/

Matthew Roth | 1 Dec 20:07 2014
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generating formatted citations for the web

Hi List,

After careful consideration over the past several months our web application 
has decided to store our citations in MODs as opposed to our propriety and 
often problematic relational structure. Great news for sure. We are now able 
to generate EndNote files, RIS files, BibTex files, DC, and MARCXML. With 
the latter two being less desired by our end users. Ideally our board of 
directors and (more importantly) our end users would like to generate 
formatted HTML citations in various formats. For example, the way Google 
scholar will give the user the choice of MLA, ALA, and Chicago. The problem 
looks to be that while there are several leads, no available resource exists 
for a proper HTML transformation.

The most promising one is the citeproc project and the Citation Style 
Language[1]. They have projects in various stages in multiple languages. 
However, of the list I am only able to function in java, python, and 
JavaScript. The problem to me is that most expect a JSON format that is not 
too well documented--as best as I can tell, some of the discussions I've 
come across on this format our several years old at this point.  

Only one purports to work with MODs. citeproc-hs[2] a haskell library seems 
to have once expected MODs, but 1. I am not familiar with haskell and two it 
appears to not have been kept to date. I have not ruled it out completely, 
but need to consult a primer on haskell first. 

The python library, citeproc-py[3] claims to work with bibtex. However, they 
are still having issues with UTF-8[4]. Additionally, either the mapping is 
off in their BibTex parser or bibutils[5] is producing poor BibTex files 
from the inputted MODs files. Finally, the library according to the 
README.rst[6] is still not ready for production. 

Ideally, there would be an Xquery/XSL transformation that we could call from 
our web application which is built upon exist-db[7]. I suppose our next step 
may be writing our own transformation, however, it seems like coming to this 
as a programmer and not a librarian I may not be searching in all the right 
places. Do I need to write my own transformation, or has the wheel already 
been created? 

[1]http://citationstyles.org/
[2]https://hackage.haskell.org/package/citeproc-hs
[3]https://github.com/brechtm/citeproc-py
[4]https://github.com/brechtm/citeproc-py/issues/25
[5]https://sourceforge.net/projects/bibutils/
[6]https://github.com/brechtm/citeproc-py/blob/master/README.rst#citeproc-py
[7]http://exist-db.org/exist/apps/homepage/index.html


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