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Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Application of XSD, XSLT, and XQUERY
Call Number: 006.74 COLE
Publication Date: 2018-02-28
Even experienced catalogers and copy catalogers who know their way around the tags and strings of a MARC record need guidance when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web. Likewise, coders or new librarians coming from iSchool or software backgrounds need examples of how to use XLML or XSLT scripting with library records. That’s where this new handbook from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) comes in. Librarians working in their code editors will want this resource, with its 58 sample coding examples, at their side. It covers
-- essential background information, with a quick review of XML basics;
-- transforming XML metadata in HTML;
-- schema languages and workflows for XML validation;
-- an introduction to XPath and XSLT;
-- cataloging workflows using XSLT;
-- the basics of XQuery, including use cases and XQuery expressions and functions; and
-- working with strings and sequences, including regular expressions.
This handbook will help teach catalogers of all levels of experience how to code for efficiencies.
Call Number: 025.32 BREN
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
This concise guide to cataloging with RDA: Resource Description and Access specifically hones in on the needs of those seeking a simplified path to creating basic RDA records. First describing foundational RDA concepts and vocabulary, Brenndorfer then distills RDA instructions, matching them to cataloging practice in easy-to-follow language. Current with RDA instructions through the April 2015 update to RDA, this guide makes an excellent primer while also serving as a bridge to more complex cataloging. It’s an ideal resource for:
Small libraries that require standard cataloging but don’t need all the details of structure and content of the full RDA
-- LIS students who need an introduction to cataloging
-- Paraprofessionals seeking a ready reference for copy cataloging
-- Experienced catalogers needing a quick summary of RDA practice
A handy offline access point for solo and part-time catalogers, Brennndorfer’s guide also supports training and classroom use in any size institution.
Metadata: 2nd edition
Call Number: 025.3 ZENG
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Metadata remains the solution for describing the explosively growing, complex world of digital information, and continues to be of paramount importance for information professionals. Providing a solid grounding in the variety and interrelationships among different metadata types, Zeng and Qin’s thorough revision of their benchmark text offers a comprehensive look at the metadata schemas that exist in the world of library and information science and beyond, as well as the contexts in which they operate. Cementing its value as both an LIS text and a handy reference for professionals already in the field, this book
-- lays out the fundamentals of metadata, including principles of metadata, structures of metadata vocabularies, and metadata descriptions;
-- surveys metadata standards and their applications in distinct domains and for various communities of metadata practice;
-- examines metadata building blocks, from modeling to defining properties, and from designing application profiles to implementing value vocabularies;
-- describes important concepts as resource identification, metadata as linked data, consumption of metadata, interoperability, and quality measurement; and
-- offers an updated glossary to help readers navigate metadata’s complex terms in easy-to-understand definitions.
An online resource of web extras, packed with exercises, quizzes, and links to additional materials, completes this definitive primer on metadata.
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