The next meeting of the Metadata Discussion Group will be on Tuesday, January 10th. Library staff, SLIS faculty and students, and those on campus interested in the topic are welcome to attend.
In response to requests from participants after last months’ discussion of the Library of Congress’ Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, this month we will be discussing how LAMs might cope with legacy data. To inform our discussion, we will test-drive a few transformations of MARC to other XML-based schema, such as MARCXML, MODS, and EAD.
DATE: Tuesday, January 10
PLACE: Wells Library 043
TOPIC TO INVESTIGATE: LAMs Legacy Data and Data Transformations
SOME RESOURCES ON XML:
- I have 20 minutes: W3C. (2001, last updated 2011) “XML in 10 points” http://www.w3.org/XML/1999/XML-in-10-points
- I want to some hands-on: Browse through or do a few exercises in Eric Lease Morgan’s “XML in Libraries: a Workshop” http://infomotions.com/musings/xml-in-libraries/ or try out the much more general W3School’s “XML Tutorial” http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp
A RESOURCE ON CONVERTING LEGACY DATA TO LINKED DATA:
- Bowen, Jennifer. (2010) “Moving Library Metadata toward Linked Data: Opportunities Provided by the eXtensible Catalog.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, DC-2010. http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/index.php/pubs/article/view/1010
Hope to see you there!