Learning About RDA
Lots of mentions of FRBR et al on the Learning About RDA blog. There is a variety of writers, I think from a course at a library school who are doing this as part of their work.
University of Colorado at Boulder brushes up on FRBR
Brushing Up on FRBR describes how the 35 cataloguers at the University of Colorado at Boulder are reading and studying FRBR together!
They did it in a really interesting way, using digress.it to allow people to comment on each and every paragraph of the report. For example, here’s the definition of Expression, and discussion about it. It looks like there aren’t a whole lot of comments online, but I bet there was quite a bit of discussion in person. I hope it was a fruitful project.
Thirty-five cataloguers talking about FRBR — you know that’s going to be fun!
Panel participants wanted at ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
This hit various mailing lists:
Request for panel participants, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
ALA Annual, Washington, D.C., Friday, June 25, 2010, 10:30-12:00 p.m.
The ALCTS FRBR Interest Group is seeking participants/presenters for a panel discussion on FRBR, its implications and implementations. All topics related to FRBR are welcome, but given the imminent release of RDA we are most interested in exploring issues other than descriptive cataloging. Some suggested topics include:
- implications for user interface design and implementation;
- FRBRoo and the CIDOC CRM;
- FRAD and FRSAD;
- overview and background on data modeling in general
Presentations should be brief, around 10-15 minutes, to allow for discussion time after the presentations. Please send a brief description of your proposed presentation by May 24, to our contact information below.
Thanks for your consideration,
Tami Morse McGill
Chair, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
University of Wyoming Libraries
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ALCTS FRBR Interest Group
OCLC raises limits on free access to xISBN and xISSN
Karen Coombs posted Daily noncommercial usage limits raised for xISBN and xISSN on the OCLC Developer Network Blog. Now you can do 1,000 queries a day, even if you’re just a regular person, and not affiliated with a library that’s got the right permissions with them. Well done, OCLC!