Owen Stephens | 1 Mar 13:41 2012

Indexing Rare Book collections

Has anyone done any work with rare book collections and 'next gen' discovery systems. I'm interested in
seeing examples and particularly in what data has been used from MARC records, and how (if this differs
from more generic collections). If anyone has mappings or configurations used with SolrMARC driven
systems (e.g. VuFind or Blacklight) that would also be very useful and interesting.

Thanks,

Owen

Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
Web: http://www.ostephens.com
Email: owen <at> ostephens.com
Telephone: 0121 288 6936

Eric Lease Morgan | 1 Mar 14:55 2012
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Re: Indexing Rare Book collections

The "Catholic Portal" is an implementation of a "next-generation library catalog" using MARC records
from rare book rooms, etc. -- http://bit.ly/nIF8wl

The Portal is a part of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. The goal of the Alliance is to bring
together rare, uncommon, and infrequently held materials from libraries, archives, etc. in an effort to
support scholarly research. It is a VuFind implementation whose metadata comes in a number of flavors:
MARC, EAD, and incarnations of Dublin Core. This metadata is first made accessible on the Web by member
institutions. I then harvest it, validate it, enhance it (slightly), and stuff the result into VuFind's
underlying Solr index. The end result is not really a "catalog" but an interface to an index. 

We are slowly working on various enhancements including harvesting and indexing full text, as all as
supporting text mining interfaces against full text so the content can be "read" distantly.

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University of Notre Dame

(574) 631-8604

Owen Stephens | 1 Mar 16:18 2012

Re: Indexing Rare Book collections

Thanks Eric - would you be able to share any of the code you use to manipulate the data and the SolrMARC index
config and associated scripts? I'm particularly interested in how you map the MARC data (which fields,
how much manipulation is required) and extract facets etc from it.

Thanks,

Owen

Owen Stephens
Owen Stephens Consulting
Web: http://www.ostephens.com
Email: owen <at> ostephens.com
Telephone: 0121 288 6936

On 1 Mar 2012, at 13:55, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:

> The "Catholic Portal" is an implementation of a "next-generation library catalog" using MARC records
from rare book rooms, etc. -- http://bit.ly/nIF8wl
> 
> The Portal is a part of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. The goal of the Alliance is to bring
together rare, uncommon, and infrequently held materials from libraries, archives, etc. in an effort to
support scholarly research. It is a VuFind implementation whose metadata comes in a number of flavors:
MARC, EAD, and incarnations of Dublin Core. This metadata is first made accessible on the Web by member
institutions. I then harvest it, validate it, enhance it (slightly), and stuff the result into VuFind's
underlying Solr index. The end result is not really a "catalog" but an interface to an index. 
> 
> We are slowly working on various enhancements including harvesting and indexing full text, as all as
supporting text mining interfaces against full text so the content can be "read" distantly.
> 
> -- 
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James Weinheimer | 2 Mar 09:18 2012
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Cataloging Matters Podcast, no. 14: Musings on the Linked Data Diagram

All,

I would like to announce that I just made a new Cataloging Matters 
Podcast, no. 14: "Musings on the Linked Data Diagram".

http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2012/03/cataloging-matters-podcast-no-14.html

Please share this with others who may be interested.

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*James Weinheimer* weinheimer.jim.l <at> gmail.com
*First Thus* http://catalogingmatters.blogspot.com/
*Cooperative Cataloging Rules* 
http://sites.google.com/site/opencatalogingrules/
*Cataloging Matters Podcasts* 
http://blog.jweinheimer.net/p/cataloging-matters-podcasts.html

Jesús Tramullas | 2 Mar 10:19 2012
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IC-ININFO 2012 : 2nd International Conference on Integrated Information (Budapest)

Dear Colleague:

It is our pleasure to circulate the 1st announcement of the 2nd 
International Conference on Integrated Information, IC-ININFO 2012 ( 
http://www.icininfo.net ).

Topics
IC-ININFO-2012 topics encompass, but are not restricted to, the 
following areas:

• Library Science
• Information Science
• Digital Libraries
• Electronic Archives
• Information Management
• Records / Document Management
• Knowledge Management
• Cultural Heritage Management
• Conservation Management
• E-research
• E-science
• Electronic publishing
• Human resources management
• Information and Knowledge Services
• Information retrieval
• Open Access and Open Source
• Operational information systems
• Re-engineering change in higher education
• Resource development policy
• Semantics Web
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Bernhard Eversberg | 2 Mar 11:45 2012
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Re: Cataloging Matters Podcast, no. 14: Musings on the Linked Data Diagram

Am 02.03.2012 09:18, schrieb James Weinheimer:
>
> I would like to announce that I just made a new Cataloging Matters
> Podcast, no. 14: "Musings on the Linked Data Diagram".
>
> http://blog.jweinheimer.net/2012/03/cataloging-matters-podcast-no-14.html
>

Now this piece is highly welcome and really deserves all the attention
it can get, given the high esteem currently placed on "Linked
Data", plus the fact that it has been prominently placed in the
"Bibliographic Framework" arena.

Linked data originating from libraries have been made available some
time ago, from several projects. Are there any reports as to their
utility, their actual usage, and the quality and advantages of using
them? After reading your statement, "Do I believe that the problems of
libraries will be solved by making our metadata/catalog records
available through linked data? No",  one can't help thinking that it
is another case of unfounded promises and expectations. Surely there
have been a few attempts to make use of those data. Where are the
reports on the results and experience gained? Or is the big killer app
just about to be released, kept top secret up until now? If so, it might
be more appropriate to quote "Julius Caesar" than "Hamlet":

    There is a tide in the affairs of men which,
    taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,
    omitted, all the voyage of your life
    is bound in shallows and in miseries.

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Gowing, Cheryl A. | 2 Mar 17:20 2012
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Job Posting: Metadata Librarian at University of Miami

Apologies for cross-posting...

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of
Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian
will work collaboratively with the other Metadata Librarian and colleagues in CMS, Digital Scholarship
& Programs, and special collections to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital
content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and
national cataloging and metadata standards. The incumbent will also coordinate quality control
projects for non-MARC metadata from digital collections.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of
extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is privately supported,
non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The
University comprises 11 degree granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and
Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music,
Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu<http://www.miami.edu>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries
(www.library.miami.edu<http://www.library.miami.edu>) rank among the top 50 research libraries in
North America with a collection of over 3.3 million volumes and 76,869 current serials titles, including
72,942 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and
serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul
Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta &
Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has
independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately
10,370 undergraduates, 5,259 graduate students, and 13,058 full and part time faculty and staff. 
Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 56 professional and 90 support
staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, RLG, and Lyrasis.

POSITION:  Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian works
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JOHN E WENZLER | 9 Mar 03:25 2012
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Position Announcement – San Jose State University - University Library Data Management Coordinator

Position Announcement – San Jose State University 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. LibraryJob Title: University Library Data Management CoordinatorJob ID:
22286Full/Part Time: Full-timeRegular/Temporary: RegularJob Code: 2889Department: University
Library Technical Services
____________________________________________________________CompensationClassification:
Library Services Specialist IVAnticipated Hiring Salary: $3,524/month - $4,487/monthSalary Range:
$3,524/month - $5,639/month About the PositionEducation and ExperienceHigh school education or
equivalent, and three years progressively responsiblerelated library experience. Any combination of
education and experience thatprovides the required knowledge and abilities may be
considered.Preferred Qualifications- Experience with an integrated library system, such as
Millennium or Voyager.- Experience creating and analyzing statistical reports.- Experience in
Library Digital Services.- Experience with MARC format in bibliographic records.- Bachelor’s
degree.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesPosting DateMarch 6, 2012First Screening DateMarch 20, 2012This
position is open until filled; however, applications received after the firstscreening date will be
considered at the
 discretion of the university.Required Application MaterialResumeLetter of InterestComplete SJSU
Online Employment Application to apply, please visit our website
at:http://my.sjsu.edu/jobs/ Equal Employment StatementSJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer committed tonondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, sexualorientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or
coveredveteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
Reasonableaccommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self
disclose. Contact InformationOne Washington Square San Jose, CA
95192-0046Phone: 408-924-2250 Fax: 408-924-1784 Email: hrsg <at> sjsu.eduHuman
Resources University Shared ValuesLearning: Valuing education and promoting life-long
learning.Student and Employee Success: Placing our highest priority on academic success andpersonal
growth.Excellence: Setting the
 highest standards in all we do.Integrity: Being honest, fair and accountable for our actions.Diversity:
Respecting diversity and recognizing the strength this factor brings to ourcommunity.Community:
Valuing collaborative relationships.
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Paiste, Marsha S. | 11 Mar 23:31 2012
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Registration is Now Open for the NETSL Spring Conference 2012

NETSL Spring Conference Program 2012
iLIBRARY : DIGITAL FUTURES FOR LIBRARIES

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Space is limited so be sure to register early to assure your seat at this exciting program. Please note that
only advanced registrations will be accepted this year.

Online Registration: 
http://nelib.org/nelaevents/calendar?eventId=423577&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Mail-In Registration Form: 
http://nelib.org/Resources/Documents/NETSL/NETSL2012_ConferenceRegistrationMailin.pdf 

NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The full program is listed below and can be viewed at: http://nelib.org/netsl/2012conference

Keynote speakers:

RACHEL FRICK is the Director for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library and
Information Resources (CLIR). She previously served as a Senior Program Officer at the Institute for
Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and has held a variety of library positions including Head of
Bibliographic Access and Digital Services at the University of Richmond.

JOHN UNSWORTH recently began a new position as vice provost and chief information officer at Brandeis
University. He had previously been Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
(GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  John also served as the Director of the
Illinois Informatics Institute and has been active in several important Digital Humanities
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Kirsten Leonard | 12 Mar 03:57 2012
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Building list of products libraries want to interface with via APIs, Web Services etc.

I'm a member of the newly reconstituted LITA Technology and Industry
Interest group being Co-Chaired by Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University)
and Matt Goldner (OCLC).  We're developing a white paper on best practices
or suggested guidelines for librarians and vendors when implementing cloud
computing solutions.

As part of this, we're trying to build a list of products by type and name
that your institution would expect a cloud computing library management
product to interface with via API's, Web Services or through other
standardized interfaces.  In addition, we are looking at the following
questions: 

What are the data and service points most critical for libraries to work
more efficiently? 

What are the new functions that libraries should be focusing on?

I am interested to hear about the types of systems your library is
using/connecting with and, if you don't mind, the product and vendor names.
For instance list the ERM, digital repository, administrative, distance
education, course management, learning management, authentication,
authorization, etc. systems used on your campus.  Where are you trying to
pull in data from and where are you trying to send ILS data to?  What are
the systems that you would LIKE to connect with but aren't able to
currently?

Please send your thoughts to kleonard <at> palni.edu .

For more information on the project:

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