McGrath, Looking for advice for project to tranform MARC bib data into work records
Kelley McGrath sent Looking for advice for project to tranform MARC bib data into work records to the code4lib mailing list last week. (If you think mailing lists are dead and everything happens on blogs, you’re wrong.)
I am hoping someone can help me with my current conundrum. I am looking for recommendations for tools and methods for a project I am working on to try to implement some of the Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) work on FRBR works and moving images (http://www.olacinc.org/drupal/?q=node/27). I am not a programmer or coder, but we are going to have to hire someone to do this and give them some direction. So I am interested in what tools you would recommend for this purpose and why, as well as any other advice anyone can give me.
Basically what we want to do is take a large number of MARC bibliographic records for moving images, extract the information that might describe the FRBR Work and parse and normalize it. We then want to use this data to create provisional Work records. I am not so worried about getting the data out of MARC, but about how to work with the data once it’s out. I have listed the main steps we anticipate needing in broad outlines below.
Check the thread to see the replies; drop McGrath a note if you can help.
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative news
The March 2010 status report from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is a nice update. I admire projects that do updates like this. There’s some FRBR and FRAD news because of the Resource Description and Access work being done.
The DCMI RDA Task Group has continued to be busy finalizing the registration of the RDA Element sets and vocabularies. The completion date has been postponed to the first half of 2010 following the rescheduled release date of June 2010 for RDA, to be called the RDA Toolkit. The Task Group is currently discussing the generalization of RDA elements for use by the wider community.
“RDA vocabularies: process, outcome, use” by Diane Hillmann, Karen Coyle, Jon Phipps, and Gordon Dunsire was published in D-Lib Magazine vol.16 no.1/2 (January/February 2010). It describes some of the challenges encountered in the registration work and the solutions adopted.
Jon Phipps, Karen Coyle and Diane Hillmann gave a presentation on application profiles to the ALCTS (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services) Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) on January 18, 2010 during its Midwinter Meeting. The presentation used the Task Group work to illustrate various points.
Diane Hillmann continues to represent DCMI on the advisory board of the Vocabulary Mapping Framework (VMF) project. The first versions of the VMF matrix were released in November 2009. The matrix is a tool for automatically computing best-fit mappings between bibliographic metadata elements, and consists of RDF triples in the TTL format representing around 2,500 role and 11,500 relator concepts, with over 800 terms mapped from third-party vocabularies including RDA and Dublin Core. The matrix and further information about VMF are available here. Gordon Dunsire is a member of the core project team.
The Task Group continues to liaise with the the FRBR Review Group which maintains the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) and Functional Requirements for Authority Data (FRAD) models. The Review Group is discussing a draft registration of the entity-relationship model of FRBR.
Work has started on the registration of the FRAD model. The Task Group will discuss mapping the FRBR and FRAD elements used by RDA, and registered as part of the RDA element sets, with the FRBR and FRAD element sets when their registration is finalized.
Tillett, RDA Changes from AACR2 for Texts
As the United States begins to prepare to test the new cataloging code, RDA: Resource Description and Access, this presentation explores the changes from AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed.) that the new code brings. The focus of this presentation is a brief overview of the changed instructions for cataloging textual materials. The presentation lasts 41 minutes, and the Q&A session afterward runs 35 minutes.
Resource Description and Access in South Africa, 2009
On the RDA-L mailing list Pat Riva pointed out Resource Description and Access in South Africa, a one-day conference in July 2009. The opening talk is by Robert Maxwell, who wrote FRBR: A Guide for the Perplexed, and then a talk about FRBR by Madely du Preez and one about FRAD by Fiona Bell.