Melanie Wacker | 13 Feb 23:28 2015

Job Posting: Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Metadata Librarian at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

The Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Metadata Librarian.

The purpose of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content generated by the Libraries and other units within Information Services; to work with the Digital Programs Division and Technology Services Group to ensure and coordinate integration of digital metadata with local and national systems, and to provide full original cataloging for resources in a variety of languages, formats and media.

The position manages research publication metadata curation and identity management for the ColumbiaPARC system and contributes to similar initiatives with other research libraries.

Reporting to the Metadata Coordinator, the incumbent:

1. Assists in metadata creation, application and maintenance for digital and physical objects system-wide. This includes consultations, creating and maintaining documentation, data analysis, training, quality control, data transformation, investigation of new tools & standards, and development of standards and best practices. Provides full original cataloging for resources in a variety of languages, formats and media.

2. Contributes to departmental, division and national cataloging/metadata policy and procedure development by identifying issues, preparing documentation and training, and serving on local, national, and international committees and task forces.

3. Creates and maintains departmental websites, wikis and blogs.

4. Provides technical support for the Libraries, particularly for metadata transformation and remediation tools such as Oxygen, MARCEdit, and Open Refine.

5. Curates research publication data and provides identity management for ColumbiaPARC.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Degree Required:

MLS or PhD or equivalent  

 

Minimum Qualifications:

- In-depth knowledge of metadata format and content standards.
- Working knowledge of identities management systems, including ORCID, VIAF/ISNI.
- Experience in name authority work and disambiguation strategies.
- Working knowledge of cataloging standards and procedures (RDA, MODS, MARC 21, LCSH, FAST).
- Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems.
- Working knowledge of XML/XSLT/XQuery and RDF/SPARQL.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Relevant experience in an academic environment.
- Extensive work in non-MARC metadata creation and curation, experience in providing technical services support for academic repositories and quality control for diverse projects.
- Aptitude for technology.
- Familiarity with linked data concepts.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

- Ability to work collaboratively across organizational units.
- Analytical skills and project management skills.
- Aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Understanding of the research and grant process.
- Ability to work across divisions and with faculty and scholars.  

 

Applications should be submitted through the following link:

https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60459

 

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

 

Bill Walker | 11 Feb 21:41 2015

Online Conference Announcement

Please excuse duplication

"Linked Data & RDF: New Frontiers in Metadata and Access"
An Amigos Online Conference
April 23, 2015
Call for Presentations

Amigos Library Services is seeking presentations for its April 23 online conference, "Linked Data & RDF:
New Frontiers in Metadata and Access" that will explore RDF, linked data and their applications in
libraries. 

RDF and the Semantic Web promise to change and enhance the way users are guided to information. Libraries
are eager to enable access to their resources not only from within their catalogs but also from web
searches.  

We are looking for presenters and presentations on the following topics:
	*RDF and linked data basics: explanations of what these are, how they work, and their potential for
libraries and other cultural heritage institutions.
	*Innovative applications of RDF and linked data in libraries and archives
	*Searching RDF: SPARQL, the query language for RDF documents
	*Emerging standards for linked data and RDF in libraries
	*Systems for searching, displaying and inputting RDF 
	*BibFrame, the LC replacement for MARC 21
	*Ontologies, OWL, RDFS 

If you can speak on one of the topics or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal to
http://www.amigos.org/node/3056 by March 5, 2015. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It's
easy and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Bill Walker, walker <at> amigos.org or 800-843-8482,
ext. 2853.

Bill
Bill Walker
Metadata and Digitization Specialist
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road | Dallas, TX 75244-3509
800-843-8482 x 2853 | 972-340-2853 (direct) www.amigos.org | walker <at> amigos.org

Michele R Combs | 10 Feb 22:40 2015
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Fwd: Call for papers - Journal of Library Metadata Special Issue on Controlled Vocabularies and the Semantic Web

This was posted to the LITA list, thought it might be of interest.

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

************************************

Call for Papers 

Journal of Library Metadata Special Issue 

Controlled Vocabularies and the Semantic Web 

Ranging from large national libraries to small and medium-sized institutions, 
many cultural heritage organizations, including libraries, archives, and 
museums, have been working with controlled vocabularies in linked data and 
semantic web contexts. Such work has included transforming existing 
vocabularies, thesauri, subject heading schemes, authority files, term and code 
lists into SKOS and other machine-consumable linked data formats. 

This special issue of the Journal of Library Metadata welcomes articles from a 
wide variety of types and sizes of organizations on a wide range of topics 
related to controlled vocabularies, ontologies, and models for linked data and 
semantic web deployment, whether theoretical, experimental, or actual. 

Topics include, but are not restricted to the following: 
Converting existing vocabularies into SKOS and/or other linked data formats. 
Publishing local vocabularies as linked data in online repositories such as the 
Open Metadata Registry. 
Development or use of special tools, platforms and interfaces that facilitate 
the creation and deployment of vocabularies as linked data. 
Working with Linked Data / Semantic Web W3C standards such as RDF, RDFS, SKOS, 
and OWL. 
Work with the BIBFRAME, Europeana, DPLA, CIDOC-CRM, or other linked data / 
semantic web models, frameworks, and ontologies. 
Challenges in transforming existing vocabularies and models into linked data 
and semantic web vocabularies and models. 
Click here for a complete list of possible topics: 
http://tandf.msgfocus.com/c/13QCaxBT4l1hMFZ 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a proposal (approximately 
500 words) including a problem statement, problem significance, objectives, 
methodology, and conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress). 
Proposals must be received by March 1, 2015. Full manuscripts (4000-7000 words) 
are expected to be submitted by June 1, 2015. All submitted manuscripts will be 
reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Please forward inquiries and proposal 
submissions electronically to the guest editors at
perkintj@...  

Editor-in-Chief 
Jung-ran Park 
Drexel University 

Guest Editor 
Jody Perkins 
Miami University 

Guest Editor 
Steve Miller 
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 

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Strong, Marcy | 4 Feb 21:55 2015
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typeOfResource for digitzed letter

Hi everyone,

 

I am looking for some guidance related to the <typeOfResource> element. I have a collection of digitized letters that I am working on and am wavering between the use of “text” vs. “still image.” The letters are clearly text and if I was actually describing the letters themselves, then it would seem an easy decision. However, I am working with TIFF files of pictures of the letters, for which “still image” seems more appropriate to the file type.

 

My question is which version of the material I should have in mind when using this field: the original versions or the digitized? And what kind of repercussions might it have in my digital asset management system?

 

Thanks,
Marcy

 

 

Marcy A. Strong

Head of Metadata Services

River Campus Libraries

University of Rochester

755 Library Road

Rochester, NY  14627-0055

(585) 273-2325 | mstrong-pJ6Lu2hYgzhpggHy5YhRvdAIK75dWmlW@public.gmane.org

 

Melanie Wacker | 28 Jan 20:44 2015

Addition of <itemIdentifier>

Hello,
the MODS Editorial Committee discussed the addition of the subelements <copyNumber> and <barcode>  under <location><physicalLocation><holdingSimple><copyInformation>
originally requested here:
http://listserv.loc.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1411&L=mods&T=0&P=613

The MODS EC is proposing the addition of a repeatable <itemIdentifer> subelement with type attribute that
could be used to specify what type of itemIdentifier is being recorded. There would be no controlled list
of itemIdentifier types, but there may be suggested ones in the MODS guidelines.
For example:
<itemIdentifer <at> type='barcode'>
<itemIdentifier <at> type='copyNumber'>
<itemIdentifier <at> type='accessionNumber'>

We were unsure if the addition of a typeURI attribute (as available under <identifier> for
example:http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/userguide/identifier.html) is also warranted.
Please let us know if you have any use cases for this attribute and please send us your comments on the
proposal above.

Regards,
Melanie Wacker
on behalf of the MODS Editorial Committee

Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 28 Jan 10:44 2015

Open Repositories Conference Update: OR2015 Proposal Deadline Extended

Open Repositories Conference Update: OR2015 Proposal Deadline Extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2015

A message from the Open Repositories 2015 Conference organizers

Indianapolis, United States. The final deadline for submitting proposals for the Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories ( <at> OR2015Indy and #or2015) has been extended until Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The conference is scheduled to take place June 8-11 in Indianapolis and is being hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library and Virginia Tech University Libraries.

The theme this year is "LOOKING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OPEN REPOSITORIES AT THE CROSSROADS". You may review the call for proposals here: http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/ .

* Submit your proposal here: https://www.conftool.com/or2015/ by Feb. 6, 2015 *

We look forward to seeing you at OR2015!

Imma Subirats
-------------------------------------------------------------
Information Management Officer
OPCC, FAO of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome (Italy)

 

Subirats, Imma (OPCC | 20 Jan 09:44 2015

Open Repositories 2015: proposal submissions due January 30, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2015

The deadline for main conference and interest group proposal submissions and scholarship programme
applications is January 30, 2015.

The Tenth International Conference on Open Repositories, OR2015 <http://www.or2015.net/>, 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 year¹s 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
2. MANAGING RESEARCH (AND OPEN) DATA
3. INTEGRATING WITH EXTERNAL SYSTEMS
4. RE-USING REPOSITORY CONTENT
5. EXPLORING METRICS AND ASSESSMENT
6. MANAGING RIGHTS
7. DEVELOPING AND TRAINING STAFF
8. BUILDING THE PERFECT REPOSITORY

Submissions that demonstrate original and repository-related work without 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
* General Conference: <http://www.or2015.net/call-for-proposals/#submission>
* DSpace Interest Group: <http://www.or2015.net/dspace-ig/>
* EPrints Interest Group: <http://www.or2015.net/eprints-ig/>
* Fedora Interest Group: <http://www.or2015.net/fedora-ig/>

SUBMISSION SYSTEM: <https://www.conftool.com/or2015/> PDF format is preferred for submissions.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  <http://www.or2015.net/code-of-conduct/>
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME:  <http://www.or2015.net/scholarship-programme/>

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>
Meehleib, Tracy | 19 Dec 20:31 2014
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MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.106) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.23) Announcement

MARCXML to MODS 3.5 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.106) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.23) Announcement

and

MARCXML to MODS 3.4 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.95) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.18) Announcement

Most recent revisions of The Library of Congress' MARCXML to MODS 3.4 and 3.5 XSLTs are now available via the Library of Congress' on the MODS website’s “Conversions” page here:  < http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-conversions.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 .

 

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

 

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

 

Inge Hofsink

Metadataspecialist
Product Support

 

E inge.hofsink-S7D2T7EqzMY@public.gmane.org
T (070) 314 0487


1 januari 2015 treedt de nieuwe Bibliotheekwet in werking.
Vanaf deze datum werkt de KB ook voor de openbare bibliotheken.
Meer informatie over de veranderingen: kb.nl/eennieuwhoofdstuk

Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5 | 2595 BE Den Haag
Postbus 90407 | 2509 LK Den Haag | (070) 314 09 11 | www.kb.nl
English version | Disclaimer

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
mrrothen@...   
scrc.syr.edu 


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