Ian Ibbotson | 1 Apr 12:05 2009

Re: Dublin Core-SCORM crosswalk?

We might have something you can adapt as an output of the jisc transcoder
project, if you want to drop me a line with some more specifics I'll see if
we can help.

(are you trying to create SCORM from DC? if so I suspect you're going to
struggle. Vice-versa is probably reasonably easy).


2009/3/31 Alejandro Garza Gonzalez <alejandro.garza <at> itesm.mx>

> Way off topic for the list, but I have confidence someone knows about this.
> Could anyone suggest starting points for researching proposals or working
> crosswalks between Dublin Core and SCORM?
> Thanks =)
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Rocki Strader | 1 Apr 19:22 2009

"Electronic Serials: Getting Them and Keeping Them" : April 24, 2009

This message has been cross-posted.  Please excuse the duplication.

"Electronic Serials: Getting Them and Keeping Them"

TEDSIG Spring Meeting
Friday, April 24, 2009
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Place, Dublin, OH 43017

The Technical, Electronic and Digital Services 
Interest Group (TEDSIG) of the Academic Library 
Association of Ohio (ALAO) will hold its annual 
Spring Workshop on April 24, 2009, 9:30 am - 4:00 
pm.  Our theme is "Electronic Serials: Getting 
Them and Keeping Them."  The event will be held at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio.

Our featured speaker will be Regina Romano 
Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress.

We will also convene a panel of Ohio academic 
librarians who deal with e-serials issues:

Susan Banoun, Cataloging Unit, Head, in the 
Serials and Electronic Resource Dept, University of Cincinnati
Barbara Dunham, Electronic Resources Librarian, The Ohio State University
Deberah England, Electronic Resources Librarian, Wright State University
Yuezeng Shen, Head of Cataloging, Cleveland State University.

The workshop will close with a 
question-and-answer session with our panelists 
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Eric Lease Morgan | 2 Apr 14:50 2009

oclc data sharing policy survey

[Posted on behalf of Jennifer Younger, this is an additional  
announcement regarding the OCLC data sharing policy survey. Please  
consider completing the survey (http://tinyurl.com/ctptuy). --ELM]

Dear Colleague:

As chair of the OCLC Review Board on Shared Data Creation and  
Stewardship, I invite you to participate in a Web-based survey among  
librarians and other interested constituents. The primary goal of this  
survey is to gather input from both OCLC members and non-members about  
a proposed OCLC policy, Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat®  

The Review Board will consider the results of this survey in its  
recommendations to OCLC.

Please review the existing guidelines and proposed policy if you have  
not already done so:

   * Guidelines [1]
   * Proposed Policy [2]

The OCLC Review Board is an independent committee convened by the OCLC  
Board of Trustees and the OCLC Members Council. If you wish to find  
out more about the Review Board, please visit these links:

   * OCLC Review Board [3]
   * Press release - formation of Review Board [4]
   * Press release - Review Board members [5]
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Pascal Calarco | 2 Apr 16:25 2009

Soft launch of Primo at Michiana Academic Library Consortium


We're pleased to let you know that today we are 'soft-launching' our 
consortial Primo interface today, which we are initially calling 
"CatalogPlus," for the five libraries comprising the Michiana Academic 
Library Consortium (MALC).  These include:

     * Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame (Ex Libris Aleph)
     * Kresge Law Library, University of Notre Dame (III Millennium)
     * Cushwa-Leighton Library, Saint Mary's College (Ex Libris Aleph)
     * Bowen Library, Bethel College (Ex Libris Aleph)
     * McKenna Library, Holy Cross College (Ex Libris Aleph)

We have multiple views set up for each of the participating libraries:

http://ndcatalogplus.library.nd.edu/ (Notre Dame)
http://lawcatalogplus.library.nd.edu/  (Notre Dame Law Library)
http://smccatalogplus.library.nd.edu/ (Saint Mary's College)
http://hcccatalogplus.library.nd.edu/  (Holy Cross College)
http://bccatalogplus.library.nd.edu/  (Bethel College)

CatalogPlus will also be available via the search box on the Hesburgh 
Libraries's website (http://www.library.nd.edu/) after noon Eastern time 
today and the other participating websites after that.

This milestone represents the completion of the first phase of Primo for 
us, providing a union catalog of about 3 million bibliographic records 
offering enhanced usability, search, and services for our community of 
users.  Many people were involved in eight implementation workgroups 
throughout this phase of the project from all five libraries.  The 
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Erin Stalberg | 9 Apr 22:27 2009

Position: Associate Head of Metadata & Cataloging, Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University Libraries
Associate Head of Metadata & Cataloging

Vacancy Announcement

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position
of Associate Head of Metadata & Cataloging to lead the transformation of
monographic workflows from item-by-item cataloging of mass-published,
print materials towards workflows that prioritize electronic access to
the collections and the discovery of the Libraries' hidden special
collections. This management position offers the opportunity to join a
department that is committed to developing user-centered, transformative
approaches to cataloging in a changing landscape of bibliographic
control and in collaboration with colleagues across the Libraries. This
role is one of several Associate Head positions the NCSU Libraries has
established in its major departments as part of its commitment to
developing future leaders for academic and research libraries. The
Metadata & Cataloging department provides centralized cataloging
services for the Libraries and consists of 4 librarians and 15 support
staff. In addition to print, electronic, and audiovisual cataloging, the
department is responsible for non-MARC metadata for a wide variety of
digital projects.


The Associate Head shares management responsibility for developing and
articulating policies and priorities for the department and contributes
to the future of the Libraries' intellectual organization of
information. He or she leads the bibliographic control activities for
monographic materials and provides guidance throughout the Libraries on
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Beth Thornton | 10 Apr 15:19 2009

Survey on training methods and tools

This message has been cross-posted to several lists. Please excuse

We are conducting a survey on how catalogers are trained in the field. For
the purposes of this survey, cataloging includes all forms of metadata
generation and correction, and catalogers include professional and
paraprofessional staff who perform new cataloging and maintenance of
bibliographic records.

The idea for the survey came about in the course of discussion between two
managers/trainers at the University of Georgia: Beth Thornton and Robin Fay.
Robin has created a multi-media introduction to the UGA Cataloging
Department and Beth has been experimenting with using .mp3 files for
feedback on record review. While post-it notes and red pencils still figure
prominently in our training repertoire, we are looking for new ideas and
things that people at other institutions have hit upon, whether
tried-and-true or still in the experimental stages.

Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey before May 6, 2009. It
should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Many thanks.

This survey is posted by Beth Thornton, Head, Serials Cataloging and Robin
Fay, Head, Database Maintenance, University of Georgia Libraries.No
information will be linked to any individual or institution.

Michelle Ayers | 11 Apr 05:03 2009

Michelle Ayers is out of the office.

I will be out of the office starting  04/10/2009 and will not return until

Kindly contact Michael Hayes, Research and Digital Services Librarian  <at> 
267.299.7307 or michael_hayes <at> ca3.uscourts.gov if you need assistance.

B.G. Sloan | 14 Apr 20:32 2009

OCLC's proposed policy on record use - my two cents worth

Since I no longer work for an organization that processes OCLC records, the institutional contractual
implications of the proposed policy don't concern me as much as they might have in the past. For example,
back in the late 1980s I had several skirmishes with OCLC regarding record use in a consortial online union catalog.

Personally, I see this proposed new policy as OCLC's attempt to keep a lid on innovation, to prevent
innovative library and non-library Web 2.0 developers from making creative use of library metadata. I
think OCLC feels a little threatened by what's going on in this age of open systems and they are scrambling
to make sure they don't lose "control" over "their" data. 

If you look at the proposed policy from this perspective it makes perfect sense...for OCLC. But does it make
sense for the library community? Library systems are in danger of being further marginalized in the
information society if their metadata are locked down even tighter in library-only silos. If libraries
want to play a bigger role on the web they need to fundamentally re-think how their metadata are used,
including use of that data by third parties. If OCLC's proposed policy stands as written, libraries will
effectively be barred from considering innovative uses of their data unless OCLC gives its blessing. And
given the tone of the proposed policy, how likely will that be?

Bernie Sloan
Sora Associates
Bloomington, IN

Bernhard Eversberg | 15 Apr 08:58 2009

Re: OCLC's proposed policy on record use - my two cents worth

B.G. Sloan wrote:
> Personally, I see this proposed new policy as OCLC's attempt to keep
> a lid on innovation, to prevent innovative library and non-library
> Web 2.0 developers from making creative use of library metadata.
 > ...
> think OCLC feels a little threatened by what's going on in this age
> of open systems and they are scrambling to make sure they don't lose
> "control" over "their" data.
What appears as an "attempt to keep a lid on innovation" can only
result from the simple fact that their revenue derives from their sale
of records. OCLC's funding would have to be revised from a payment per
record use to, e.g., an annual membership fee based on, say, the size of
the library, by whatever yardstick one would measure this. Since
libraries are the owners, this issue is their's to consider, after they
agree on a new policy of innovation and openness.


Debbie Pennino | 15 Apr 09:08 2009

Deborah Pennino/Library/NEU is out of the office.

I will be out of the office starting  04/15/2009 and will not return until

I will respond to your message when I return.