Content Café Update

I was cataloguing some paperbacks and I happened to notice that they were displaying the proper book cover even with an ISBN-13 listed first. Apparently, my “issue”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2006/08/14/content has been “fixed(Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel)”:http://catalog.myhlc.org/Polaris/Search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.5&type=Advanced&term=Burke&term2=PEGASUS+DESCENDING&term3=&term4=&by=AU&by2=TI&by3=KW&by4=KW&bool1=And&bool2=And&bool3=And&limit=TOM%3d*&page=0 and ahead of any schedule I was expecting. Good for B&T. And good for …

Content Café and ISBN-13

I was just looking at something in our catalog and noticed that whenever “a book(Pegasus descending : a Dave Robicheaux novel)”:http://catalog.myhlc.org/Polaris/Search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.5&type=Advanced&term=Burke&term2=PEGASUS+DESCENDING&term3=&term4=&by=AU&by2=TI&by3=KW&by4=KW&bool1=And&bool2=And&bool3=And&limit=TOM%3d*&page=0 is referenced by the new ISBN standard, a book cover is not displayed. I went and did some checking and found a partial answer. bq.Content Café is just a …

ISBN13

I got an e-mail today reminding me of the upcoming switch to ISBN13 next January. Polaris has prepared a document that provides what looks to be a good overview, “Understanding the Impact of the 13-Digit ISBN(Understanding the Impact of the 13-Digit ISBN)”:http://www.polarislibrary.com/AboutGIS/13_digit_ISBN.asp, even if you are not their customer. You …

Cnet on FRBR

I did a double-take when I found this “entry(A blog on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records)”:http://news.com.com/2061-11200_3-5785684.html?part=rss&tag=5785684&subj=news in my Cnet Feed. The live bookmark sits right next to Catalogablog which recently had this “entry(FRBR 24/7)”:http://catalogablog.blogspot.com/2005/06/frbr-247.html. Only the thing is that I can’t figure out why Cnet couldn’t link to “The …

Folksonomies: Threat or Menace?

bq.Tagging is fundamentally about tapping the collective human wisdom, rather than relying on a computer algorithm, for search. And that human wisdom is bound to help you discover information a computer might not otherwise know to retrieve. – “Ben Shneiderman(Tags Ease Sifting of Digital Data)”:http://www.librarystuff.net/2005/05/tags-ease-sifting-of-digital-data.html bq.Folksonomies are far from generating …

Authority control in AACR3

I haven’t read much about “AACR3(AACR3: Resource Description and Access)”:http://www.collectionscanada.ca/jsc/docs/aacr3pptjan2005.pdf yet, but since I appear to be taking on a new role within our Cooperative, this document by Deirdre Kiorgaard and Ann Huthwaite, “Authority control in AACR3(Authority control in AACR3)”:http://www.nla.gov.au/lis/stndrds/grps/acoc/kiorgaard2005.doc, may prove to have been essential reading. “FRBR(Functional Requirements for …

Sadomasochism in Europe

I just catalogued two books: “In the Name of Ishmael(In the Name of Ishmael)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0786869402/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/ by Giuseppe Genna and “Platform(Platform)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0375414622/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/ by Michel Houellebecq. Both by European authors and both with plots involving sadomasochism. Is this a trend, or what?