Laura- Yes, that diagram is awesome! It does a great job of dividing up the standards by several different axes. I think the Function section in particular is what I didn't figure out on my own, mostly because I always assumed those functions were all contained in a single standard instead of split across several.
-Esme -- Esme Cowles <escow...@ucsd.edu> "...the ridiculous mix of the grand and pathetic, the painfully self-aware and the mockworthy clueless spiritual state that has gotten us so far ahead and so sadly behind the rest of the world." -- Joey Sweeney, Salon On 07 20, 2011, at 5:47 PM, Laura Smart wrote: > Esme (and all) > > Would Jenn Riley & Devin Becker's metadata standards visualization > have been helpful to you if it had been available back in the day? > http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/metadatamap/ > > Perhaps a detailed sub-set thereof? > > Perhaps at minimum a glossary of acronyms commonly tossed about by > catalogers? I'd write one but I think I'd be tempted to be snarky > when trying to explain RDA in brief... > > Laura > > PS re: SAGE, I'd heard. That it was useful/used for so long is a > testament to the your development and programming skills and those of > Chris Fryman and Brian Tingle. I raise my glass! For the peanut > gallery - SAGE was UCSD Lib's home-grown database of web resources > that pub services librarians used to create subject-guides on the fly > and was a thing of beauty to behold. Would that all software > developers do use cases, functional requirements, rapid > prototyping/agile development, and usability testing so well! > > PPS: sorry to all for the somewhat personal communications couched in > a public list discussion. The opportunity to publicly sing the praises > of the excellent programmers I've been privileged to work with was too > tempting to pass up. > > On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Cowles, Esme <escow...@ucsd.edu> wrote: >> Laura- >> >> One of the things I wish someone had explained to me at the beginning is all >> the different metadata standards we use and how they fit together. I'd been >> working with MARC metadata for years before anyone explained what AACR2 was, >> or various other controlled vocabulary content standards. In fact, I think >> it wasn't until I was in a meeting with librarians explaining our metadata >> to non-library people that I heard a lot of things spelled out. >> >> >> BTW, you might be interested to know that, after many years of faithful >> service, Sage is going to be decommissioned this Fall. >>