Re: [CODE4LIB] PICAplus to MODS conversion

2009-01-21 Thread Jakob Voss

Joachim Neubert wrote:


Has anybody built a conversion from PICA+ to MODS and is willing to
share the code?


First there is not one PICA+ but different variants like there are 
different MARC variants. Second the most PICA+ to anything conversions 
that I know use the FCV conversion language that was developed by PICA 
an is neither documented nor standardized - so you won't be able to do 
something with it unless you run your own PICA system. At GBV we export 
MODS via MARC and the XSLT provided by the LOC, the chain is


GBV-PICA+ --(FCV)-- MARC --- MARCXML --(XSLT)-- MODS

As you can imagine, the metadata quality does not get better with each 
step like alway when you do conversion between metadata formats. But its 
better than having to write n*n single conversions.


Greetings,
Jakob

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[CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings Lookup or Crosswalk

2009-01-21 Thread Ryan Eby
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good BISAC Subject Headings
source for looking up a recommended BISAC based on ISBN, LCSH, etc.
I've found some pages on oclc.org saying they were starting work on
crosswalks and possibly including them in WorldCat but I haven't seen
any returned in any WorldCat api calls yet. I've also read that ONIX
records often have a BISAC code, is there a good source that might
cover many publishers?

http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html

http://www.oclc.org/dewey/updates/numbers/

eby


Re: [CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings Lookup or Crosswalk

2009-01-21 Thread Rob Sanderson
And if you could get access to the catalogue, you could then train a
classifier (maybe bayes?) to predict BISAC given the other types of
headings (or other data) in the records.

Rob

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 12:21 -0500, Andrew Nagy wrote:
 I saw a great presentation by Jesse Haro from Phoenix Public on their Endeca
 catalog.  They had their catalogers go back and recatalog the entire
 collection with BISAC headings.  You might want to see if you can get in
 touch with him to see if he has any information for you.
 
 http://mlamasslib.blogspot.com/2008/05/endeca-developments-in-opac-world.html
 
 Andrew
 
 On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Ryan Eby ryan...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  I was wondering if anyone knows of a good BISAC Subject Headings
  source for looking up a recommended BISAC based on ISBN, LCSH, etc.
  I've found some pages on oclc.org saying they were starting work on
  crosswalks and possibly including them in WorldCat but I haven't seen
  any returned in any WorldCat api calls yet. I've also read that ONIX
  records often have a BISAC code, is there a good source that might
  cover many publishers?
 
  http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html
 
  http://www.oclc.org/dewey/updates/numbers/
 
  eby
 


Re: [CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings Lookup or Crosswalk

2009-01-21 Thread Roy Tennant
The BISG licenses BISAC to institutions that want to incorporate the
terminology into their internal systems[1]. I'm not sure what this means
for API access. But an email to the BISG seems the minimum of due diligence.
Roy

[1] http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/license.html

On 1/21/09 1/21/09 € 9:12 AM, Ryan Eby ryan...@gmail.com wrote:

 I was wondering if anyone knows of a good BISAC Subject Headings
 source for looking up a recommended BISAC based on ISBN, LCSH, etc.
 I've found some pages on oclc.org saying they were starting work on
 crosswalks and possibly including them in WorldCat but I haven't seen
 any returned in any WorldCat api calls yet. I've also read that ONIX
 records often have a BISAC code, is there a good source that might
 cover many publishers?
 
 http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html
 
 http://www.oclc.org/dewey/updates/numbers/
 
 eby
 

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[CODE4LIB] Dutch Code4Lib

2009-01-21 Thread Posthumus, Etienne
At various tech related library gatherings here in the Netherlands there
have been discussion about setting up a regional Code4Lib (or something
similar)
So as a start, if there any subscribers on this list who are in the
vicinity of Netherlands/Belgium and interested, please give me a shout.
 
We can then argue about a date/venue/agenda for an inaugural meeting.
 
Etienne Posthumus
TU Delft Library   -  Digital Product Development
t: +31 (0) 15 27 81 949
m: e.posthu...@tudelft.nl
skype:  eposthumus
twitter: http://twitter.com/epoz
http://www.library.tudelft.nl/
Prometheusplein 1, 2628 ZC, Delft, Netherlands
 


Re: [CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings License fees

2009-01-21 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
An Organization with revenue under $10 Million  pays an annual fee of $195
An Organization with revenue of $10 Million or higher pays an annual fee of
$395

Crosswalks to LCSH get us into the cost for LCSH+NAF. I haven¹t verified
that, but since LCSF/NAF are gov.docs they are not copy righted within the
US. That is, they can be shared by a consortium. More, soon.

Ya¹aqov Ziso, Bibliographic Systems Librarian, Rowan University 856 256 4804






On 1/21/09 12:40 PM, Roy Tennant tenna...@oclc.org wrote:

 The BISG licenses BISAC to institutions that want to incorporate the
 terminology into their internal systems[1]. I'm not sure what this means
 for API access. But an email to the BISG seems the minimum of due diligence.
 Roy
 
 [1] http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/license.html
 
 On 1/21/09 1/21/09 € 9:12 AM, Ryan Eby ryan...@gmail.com wrote:
 
  I was wondering if anyone knows of a good BISAC Subject Headings
  source for looking up a recommended BISAC based on ISBN, LCSH, etc.
  I've found some pages on oclc.org saying they were starting work on
  crosswalks and possibly including them in WorldCat but I haven't seen
  any returned in any WorldCat api calls yet. I've also read that ONIX
  records often have a BISAC code, is there a good source that might
  cover many publishers?
  
  http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html
  
  http://www.oclc.org/dewey/updates/numbers/
  
  eby
  


Re: [CODE4LIB] BISAC Subject Headings Lookup or Crosswalk

2009-01-21 Thread Ryan Eby
Yep, I caught the license information but it appeared that they didn't
really have much more than a list for you to use locally. More or less
stated how you line up their headings with your local items is up to
you. Probably won't pursue the cost until I know that it can be done
programmatically versus human recataloging.

eby

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM, Roy Tennant tenna...@oclc.org wrote:
 The BISG licenses BISAC to institutions that want to incorporate the
 terminology into their internal systems[1]. I'm not sure what this means
 for API access. But an email to the BISG seems the minimum of due diligence.
 Roy

 [1] http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/license.html

 On 1/21/09 1/21/09 € 9:12 AM, Ryan Eby ryan...@gmail.com wrote:

 I was wondering if anyone knows of a good BISAC Subject Headings
 source for looking up a recommended BISAC based on ISBN, LCSH, etc.
 I've found some pages on oclc.org saying they were starting work on
 crosswalks and possibly including them in WorldCat but I haven't seen
 any returned in any WorldCat api calls yet. I've also read that ONIX
 records often have a BISAC code, is there a good source that might
 cover many publishers?

 http://www.bisg.org/standards/bisac_subject/index.html

 http://www.oclc.org/dewey/updates/numbers/

 eby


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[CODE4LIB] ETD package for ProQuest/UMI old and new delivery platforms

2009-01-21 Thread Han, Yan
Hello, All, 

 

As mentioned before, I have received quite a few inquiries about the
packages. I have created a web page so that you can download them. I
have also made some fixes on the package. The software package does:

* Unzip ProQuest/UMI ETD delivery Zipped files, and create one
directory per ETD. 

* Rename these ETDs into other preferred file names (in my case,
Wang_arizona_0009D_10075.xml -- azu_etd_10075_sip1_m.xml)

* Generate digital signature for digital preservation.

* Create MARC records from ProQuest/UMI XML files.  (i.e. a MRK
file will be generated for direct loading to catalog. I load MRC file to
innovative and Koha)

* Create embargo notification and moving embargo ETDs to a
different directory for future loading

Note: My package is based on files received by U. Arizona. I do not have
access to other Universities/colleges files. I am not sure if your
University/College have a completely different file naming/structure. If
you can email me your university/college file pattern, I might be able
to generate something more flexible.  

 

The download page is available at
http://www.afghanresource.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_contenttask=v
iewid=37Itemid=52 . There are two packages existing. Please make sure
you have the similar file pattern listed on the page. 

 

Thanks,

 

Yan Han 

 


[CODE4LIB] Upcoming Code4libNYC Meeting Thursday, January 29th

2009-01-21 Thread Kevin Reiss
Hi List Members,

Just a reminder that our regional Code4lib group, Code4libNYC, is holding our 
first 
meeting of the New Year. The time, date, and location are:

Time: Thursday, January 29th from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon
Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council Offices
Address: 57 E. 11th Street, New York, NY (near Union Square)
Directions: 
http://www.metro.org/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=20Itemid=228

All are welcome to attend. If you are thinking of coming please
RSVP to me so we can have a general head count prior to the meeting.

We are hoping to continue the interactive round table/lightning talk
format that we've had at our previous two sessions and we are looking
for any interested members who would like to speak at the upcoming
meeting. These talks are informal and can be about anything you'd
think the group might find interesting. Some of the early scheduled topics
include:

*CakePHP Web Application Framework
*An Open-source ERMS project, FreERMS
*Using Omeka as a Digital Collection Building Tool

There is plenty of time for all who wish to present to speak so please
contact me at reiss.ke...@yahoo.com if you are interested in getting on 
the schedule. The METRO office provides network connectivity and 
projection so if you'd like to demo something that can easily be accomplished.

For more information on our past activities and programs see
our wiki at http://www.metro.org/collaborate/index.php/Code4libNYC.

See you on the 29th,

Kevin Reiss, Co-Convenor, Code4libNYC