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Cataloging Correctly for Kids: an Introduction to the Tools and Practices by
Call Number: 025.32 CATA
Publication Date: 2021-05-24
Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is now the descriptive standard, there are new ways to find materials using classifications, and subject heading access has been greatly enhanced by the keyword capabilities of today's online catalogs. It's the perfect moment to present a completely overhauled edition of this acclaimed bestseller. The new sixth edition guides catalogers, children's librarians, and LIS students in taking an effective approach towards materials intended for children and young adults. Informed by recent studies of how children search, this handbook's top-to-bottom revisions address areas such as how RDA applies to a variety of children's materials, with examples provided; authority control, bibliographic description, subject access, and linked data; electronic resources and other non-book materials; and cataloging for non-English-speaking and preliterate children. With advice contributed by experienced, practicing librarians, this one-stop resource offers a complete overview of the best methods for enabling children to find the information they want and need.
Linked Data for the Perplexed Librarian by
Call Number: 025.0427 CARL
Publication Date: 2020-02-05
Linked data has become a punchline in certain circles of the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) community, derided as a much-hyped project that will ultimately never come to fruition. But the fact is, linked data is already happening now, evident in projects from Big Tech and the Wikimedia Foundation as well as the web pages of library service platforms. The goal of exposing cultural institutions’ records to the web is as important as ever—but for the non-technically minded, linked data can feel like a confusing morass of abstraction, jargon, and acronyms. Get conversant in linked data with this basic introduction from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). The book’s expert contributors
-- summarize the origins of linked data, from early computers and the creation of the World Wide Web through RDF;
-- walk readers through the practical, everyday side of creating, identifying, and representing semantically rich linked data using as an example the funk classic Mothership Connection album from the band Parliament;
-- explain the concept of ontologies;
-- explore such linked data projects as Open Graph, DBpedia, BIBFRAME, and Schema.org’s Bib Extension;
-- offer suggested solo and group entry-level projects for linked data-curious librarians who wish to dive deeper; and
-- provide a handy glossary and links to additional resources.
This valuable primer on linked data will enable readers at any level of experience to get quickly up to speed on this important subject.
Introducing RDA: a Guide to the Basics after 3R by
Call Number: 025.32 OLIV
Publication Date: 2021-03-08
Since Oliver's guide was first published in 2010, thousands of LIS students, records managers, and catalogers and other library professionals have relied on its clear, plainspoken explanation of RDA: Resource Description and Access as their first step towards becoming acquainted with the cataloging standard. Now, reflecting the changes to RDA after the completion of the 3R Project, Oliver brings her Special Report up to date. This essential primer concisely explains what RDA is, its basic features, and the main factors in its development; describes RDA's relationship to the international standards and models that continue to influence its evolution; provides an overview of the latest developments, focusing on the impact of the 3R Project, the results of aligning RDA with IFLA's Library Reference Model (LRM), and the outcomes of internationalization; illustrates how information is organized in the post 3R Toolkit and explains how to navigate through this new structure; and discusses how RDA continues to enable improved resource discovery both in traditional and new applications, including the linked data environment. The new edition of Introducing RDA will prove just as indispensable as the first for novices and seasoned veterans alike.
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