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Posts Tagged "cataloging"

RDA Change: It Don’t Come Easy

Change don’t come easy, especially in the very structured and detailed work of creating catalog records. At “Vendor Plans for Implementing RDA” six brave souls on the panel took on the complicated subject of how their companies are attempting to implement RDA. Curiously they were at different stages of the process. Some were still struggling […]

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taxonomy vs. folksonomy

Lorraine here, with a quick thought from the YALSA blogger meetup.  Some serious work on tagging and categorization is taking place at the YALSA blog and much of it is clearly needed – having standardized tags and categories make stuff findable (I assume that I need not elaborate further, o library-blog readers…) However, Beth Gallaway […]

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New Classification System for Public Libraries?

Enjoy this guest post from Laena McCarthy, Image Cataloger and Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and Project Manager for LibraryThing’s Open Shelves Classification system. Greetings PLA Blog readers.  I invite you all to help us build the Open Shelves Classification (OSC), a free, “humble,” modern, open-source, crowd-sourced replacement for the Dewey Decimal System. To learn […]

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