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Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata by
Call Number: 025.3 HIDE
Publication Date: 2019
This new edition of Information Resource Description offers a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of information organization, examining the description of information resources as both a product and process of the contemporary digital environment. Through this unifying framework, the book provides an integrated commentary of the various fields and practices of information organization carried out by today’s information professionals and end-users. Key topics and updates to the first edition include
-- discussion of Big Data vs. the traditional database model;
-- an exploration of FRBR-LRM user tasks;
-- expanded coverage of scholarly repositories and questions around Open Access;
-- new section on the history of information organization;
-- expanded discussion of the functions, economics, and management of metadata; and
-- a new section on mobile access.
This book will be useful reading for LIS students taking information organization courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, information professionals wishing to specialize in this field, and existing metadata specialists who wish to update their knowledge.
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.
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