Author Archive for bibliography

Linked Open BNB Preview Now Available

Background The British Library is developing a version of the British National Bibliography which it will make available as Linked Open Data . The initial offering includes published books with future releases extending coverage to include serial publications, multipart works, integrating resources, kits and forthcoming publications. The first subset of […]

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Testing Resource Description and Access (RDA) – Announcement

The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine have issued a statement from the Executives of the three libraries regarding the Report and Recommendations of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee on the implementation of RDA—Resource Description & Access.  The full Report and Recommendations […]

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LC Statement on ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’

The Library of Congress has issued a statement ‘Transforming our Bibliographic Framework’ in which it announces a new collaborative initiative to be led by Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services, Deanna Marcum to look at the issues involved in migrating from MARC to new bibliographic metadata formats. As part of its […]

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Worldwide review of Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographie started

The IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies – including membership from the IFLA sections on Classification & Indexing, Bibliography, Knowledge Management, and Cataloguing has created a set of draft Guidelines which is now available for worldwide review at: http://www.ifla.org/en/node/1707

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Spanish translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” now available

The Spanish translation of “National Bibliographies in the Digital Age” is now available as a PDF on the SC section of the IFLA web site.   Many thanks to Francisca Movilla López, Chief of Spanish Bibliography Section, Biblioteca Nacional for managing the translation process.

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The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) launched

The ISNI International Agency aims to assist media companies prepare for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI), a new standard which will streamline the way creative rights holders are referenced on the Internet. “The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI – Draft ISO 27729) is an ISO certified global standard capable […]

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The RDA Toolkit launches

The Co-Publishers of the RDA Toolkit (American Library Association, Canadian Library Association, and CILIP—through its publishing imprint, Facet Publishing) have announced that the RDA Toolkit is now live . The system includes: RDA instructions that are searchable and browseable AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions Workflows, mappings: tools to customize the […]

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