Getting social? RDA Resources on Pinterest

Do you like browsing for information via Pinterest? A group (which individuals may request to join) is managing a Resource Description & Access (RDA) social media board on Pinterest. There don’t seem to be many people contributing to the board yet, so most of the content originates from one or two websites/blogs.

I wonder whether the visual-bias of Pinterest is well-suited for revealing discussions about RDA, in which content is typically delivered textually. Discussion of RDA–and our knowledge of information organization in general–may be enriched by visualizations that help contextualize the use of this content standard within the broader metadata landscape.

Flow chart with the title, Resource Description & Access: a primerVisual created with easel.ly, a free tool that is pretty fun to use and doesn’t demand a lot of info when creating a user account (just a username and password).

Next meeting: Prepping for BIBFRAME: Smart[er] RDA Implementation

This is the first in a two-part series on how libraries might start thinking ahead for BIBFRAME, a standard that is being developed to replace MARC. The BIBFRAME.org website has a FAQ and a good ‘getting started’ selection on its homepage, if you’d like to learn more about the Library of Congress/Zepheira BIBFRAME initiative.

At this meeting, we will info-share how RDA is being implemented in a MARC environment and reflect upon how those implementation decisions affect the ease of an eventual data migration to BIBFRAME. Specific RDA/MARC coding examples will be shared in advance of the meeting via the listserv and blog.

All are welcome to participate!

DATE: Tuesday, October 15
TIME: 9:30—10:30am
PLACE: Wells Library Room 043
TOPIC: Prepping for BIBFRAME: Smart[er] RDA Implementation

RESOURCES YOU MIGHT CONSULT

  • BIBFRAME comparison service allows you to enter a LC bibliographic ID (i.e., a MARC 001) and compare the MARC/XML to the BIBFRAME/RDF. NOTE: most DLC records I’ve tried, do not work; I successfully used 15131323, a record that was used in the BIBFRAME demo…
  • PCC. (2013, January 1). BIBCO Standard Record (BSR) Metadata Application Profile. Retrieved from http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/scs/documents/PCC-RDA-BSR.pdf
  • RDA Vocabularies. All RDA elements and values have been given unique identifiers, thus preparing for linked data expression using the RDA content standard: http://rdvocab.info/

A final note: Although we’re kicking off the semester with a meeting that will be unapologetically MARC/RDA-oriented, the rest of the MDG meetings this semester will not be so cataloger-y. Promise.

Fall 2013 meetings

Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions! Here are the dates and topics for the upcoming semester. All meetings are held from 9:30-10:30 am in the Herman B Wells Library, Room 043.

Tuesday, October 15
Prepping for BIBFRAME: Smart[er] RDA Implementation
Moderator: Jennifer Liss

Tuesday, November 19
Party with SNAC[ks]! Services Powered by Authority Data
Moderator: Jennifer Liss with special guests, TBA!
Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative’s Metadata Strategy
Moderator: Julie Hardesty

Tuesday, December 17
Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative’s Metadata Strategy
Moderator: Julie Hardesty with special guests from the MDPI!
Party with SNAC[ks]! Services Powered by Authority Data
Moderator: TBA

Bring a beverage; goodies are provided. We look forward to seeing everyone!