Re: [CODE4LIB] code4lib g+ hangouts

2011-10-18 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*... IRC is pretty accessible and open and not under the control of one private-sector corporation. I'm somewhat disappointed that g+ is being adopted so uncritically * *=* all in step with disclosing our ideas to OCLC Inc.

[CODE4LIB] in step with disclosing our ideas to OCLC Inc.

2011-10-18 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*Tee-hee! Now that's a bit different: OCLC is at least theoretically governed by the libraries that use it ... only a few OCLC members get to exercise full democratic power ... **BUT the input of the councils and the membership is on the agenda for the upcoming global council meeting next month

Re: [CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Digital Library Repository Developer, Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

2011-09-28 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*As a community, we create and modify our policies as we go along SO THAT we can contribute freely in our discussions with each other.* * * *Anybody, including a senior officer from corporate OCLC can simply state that her/his opinion does not represent her/his employer. **[without such

Re: [CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Digital Library Repository Developer, Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

2011-09-28 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*S... now that we've cleared this up - anyone want to apply?* *===* anybody can apply, but Roy's nephew will get the job . * * * *

Re: [CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Digital Library Repository Developer, Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

2011-09-27 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
* So BPL is developing its own digital repository system? Mind if I ask why? And are you throwing anything else at it beyond this one developer? Roy * *==* OCLC employees are publicly getting involved in job searches for other institutions? last week using this list to

Re: [CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Digital Library Repository Developer, Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

2011-09-27 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*I think it's a fair question and appropriate for this list. (Says another OCLC employee.) * *===* * * Hi Ralph, you must have more arguments, I'm sure, beyond being an OCLC employee for Roy's intervening in another institution's search. Please bring them on, thanks, *Ya'aqov* p.s. Can a

Re: [CODE4LIB] Job Posting: Digital Library Repository Developer, Boston Public Library (Boston, MA)

2011-09-27 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*Good point. We'll make that clear in other postings. Scot* ** You welcome Scot. In fact, everybody, before posting a job announcement, send it to CODE4LIB so OCLC and us all can opine on its formulations (sure Esme, it's all in the formulations. We must rely on

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation

2011-05-24 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Daniel, the template's very good indeed. Note though, VIAF includes already LCCN and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. It suffices for such name needs for WP. That reinforces Ralph's call for linking Identities and VIAF into Wikipedia records, *Ya'aqov* * * * * * * * * *On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:36

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation

2011-05-23 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Ya'aqov Ziso Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2011 5:15 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation Thanks Karen, but you don't indicate yet, how you solve disambiguation

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation

2011-05-22 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*Ode to your cheers: a**s a personal name, with birth and death dates, in NAF, is not an ambiguous heading. toolserver.org is all yours.* * * ***Joy to Stuart. * * * *** * On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 3:23 PM, stuart yeates stuart.yea...@vuw.ac.nzwrote: On 21/05/11 16:29, Ya'aqov Ziso wrote

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation

2011-05-22 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Thanks Karen, but you don't indicate yet, how you solve disambiguation? You indicate how you use WP as a resource for adding dates and subjects when they are missing. You don't indicate when/how you are resolving ambiguities with WP data. Again, please use Morris William as an example, *Ya'aqov*

Re: [CODE4LIB] wikipedia/author disambiguation

2011-05-20 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Karen, * - Identities in WorldCat are based on literary warrant, i.e., names for people who authored/edited something or were subject in someone else's literary work. Personal names in WikiPedia are not entered according to literary warrant. Nor is their form vetted according to NAF.

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-10 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Karen Miller works at Northwestern University where an authorities librarian has been maintaining, to the dot, the authority related records (headings, subdivisions, encoding, etc.) for over 20 years. If a cataloger there makes a mistake, that will be fixed by the refined set of procedures run

[CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data / Ross

2011-04-08 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*Hi and thank you Ross, Jonathan, and Andy, I do wish someone from LC would answer Jonathan's questions for all codes and geographic subdivision or subject implications. There's so much self-inflicted pain I can go through trying to revive my cataloging days. Here are some clarifications though:

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*... Creating possibly invalid headings isn't necessarily a problem - as we won't get a match on id.loc.gov anyway ... *LCSH headings reflect materials cataloged by LC. You may have materials at your UK (or Albania, Tunisia, etc.) which were not cataloged yet at LC, thus nothing

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Andrew, please see *[YZ]* below *181 __ $z England and you would NOT find this heading in LCSH. This is issue one. Unfortunately, LC does not create 181 in LCSH (actually I think there are some, but not if it’s a name), instead they create a 781 in the name authority record. * *[YZ]* MARC/LCSH

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
07, 2011 11:28 AM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data Still digesting Andrew's response (thanks Andrew), but On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Ya'aqov Ziso yaaq...@gmail.com wrote: *Currently under id.loc.gov you will not find name authority

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Kevin, England exists as a corporate body and also as a geographic name. BOTH entities exist in LCSH. This doesn't apply to all geographic names, only to some. Andrew pointed us to VIAF, but I expect his algorithm to limit the search for LCSH. Let's wait for his reply. *Ya'aqov* *On Thu, Apr

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Jonathan, hi and thanks, 1. I believe id.loc.gov includes a list of MARC countries and a list for geographic areas (based on the geographic names in 151 fields. 2. cataloging rules instruct catalogers to use THOSE very name forms in 151 $a when a subject can be divided (limited) geographically

Re: [CODE4LIB] LCSH and Linked Data

2011-04-07 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
*Andrew, as always, most helpful news, kindest thanks! more [YZ] below:* *1. No disagreement, except that some 151 appears in the name file and some appear in the subject file:* *n82068148 008/11=a 008/14=a 151 _ _ $a England* *sh2010015057008/11=a

[CODE4LIB] OpenSource's loopholes: the OCLC DevNet case

2011-03-21 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
forward to how you will conduct the changes you committed to us five months ago, Respectfully, *Ya'aqov Ziso.* * * On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Ya'aqov Ziso yaaq...@gmail.com wrote: by using only names from authority files, we might also lose alternative names that we are currently

Re: [CODE4LIB] Which O'Reilly books should we give away at Code4Lib 2011?

2010-12-08 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Hi Kevin, -- if available, any of their current eBooks, -- *Ya'aqov* * * * * *** * On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Kevin S. Clarke kscla...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, If you have particular O'Reilly titles that you'd like for us to ask O'Reilly for, send them to me and I'll put them in our

[CODE4LIB] from Ya'aqov, please open

2010-11-25 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
You have received an eMail from my eMail address, sent as a virus by a reputed spam hoax fan box to my knowledge, do the following: 1. do NOT go to their web site 2. ignore its requests 3. delete the message

Re: [CODE4LIB] Let's go somewhere

2010-11-01 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
understand, let's discuss it some more, reach a consensus', etc. Alas, those who refuse a change can be re-programmed only by the administration. Anything else is a democratic waste of our time. Ya'aqov Ziso On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 8:00 AM, Eric Lease Morgan emor...@nd.edu wrote: On Oct 30

[CODE4LIB] Identities, Terminologies, xID

2010-03-22 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
appropriately.) Let me know if there are questions about any of this. Ralph -Original Message- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ya'aqov Ziso Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 3:29 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat Terminologies

2010-03-19 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Message From: Ya'aqov Ziso z...@rowan.edu Reply-To: WorldCat Developer Network Discussion List wc-devne...@oclc.org Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:32:20 -0400 To: wc-devne...@oclc.org Subject: Re: [WC-DEVNET-L] WorldCat Terminologies Karen, At the CODE4LIB Wednesday in Asheville breakout session

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat Terminologies

2010-03-19 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Karen, Seems like pulling-teeth was worth it. Thank you for these updates and for making them available for all interested. Essentially, given your 6 months latency compared to http://id.loc.gov) and the inclusion of NAF and non-NAF headings in Identities, both Terminologies and Identities are not

Re: [CODE4LIB] WorldCat Terminologies

2010-03-19 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
, but these (Identities, Terminologies, Research Terminologies) are still very interesting and useful services. From: Code for Libraries [code4...@listserv.nd.edu] On Behalf Of Ya'aqov Ziso [z...@rowan.edu] Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 2:14 PM To: CODE4LIB@LISTSERV.ND.EDU

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
also, I can assure you that to help keep registration fees low we'll be leaning on our vendors ... = Who would be these vendors? Seems CODE4LIB (bringing in creative, leading edge, OpenSource ideas where ILS have monolithically reigned) are the bad dream of ILS vendors. WorldCat

Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib 2011 Proposals

2010-03-03 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
OCLC continued our support at the highest level this year, as we have since the conference began. Roy == However OCLC Research are calculating such support, it would have been more helpful to have sent to the Conference more of those developers working with us on OCLC web services. Their

Re: [CODE4LIB] [WC-DEVNET-L] SpringerLink eBooks for SUNY

2010-03-03 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Karen Coombs, Hi, ³Terminologies ... all those terminologies databases that you used to have to buy, load, and maintain locally ‹ now available remotely for free ... (from the blurb OCLC distributed at the COIDE4LIB in Asheville, 2/21-25-2010) Could you please elaborate, how can Terminologies

[CODE4LIB] WorldCat Terminologies

2010-03-03 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Karen Coombs, Hi, ³Terminologies ... all those terminologies databases that you used to have to buy, load, and maintain locally ‹ now available remotely for free ... (from the blurb OCLC distributed at the COIDE4LIB in Asheville, 2/21-25-2010) Could you please elaborate, how can Terminologies

Re: [CODE4LIB] Q: MARC formats in XML

2010-02-16 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
MARCEdit http://people.oregonstate.edu/~reeset/marcedit/html/downloads.html has validation tools the xcmetadataservicestoolkit (has/will have) http://code.google.com/p/xcmetadataservicestoolkit/ in each you will have to specify what exactly you wish to validate/match (Dublin Core scheme, MARC21

Re: [CODE4LIB] Choosing development platforms and/or tools, how'd you do it?

2010-01-06 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
. Thanks to Ross for forestalling what might have easily sunk into yet another platform war === Discussing our professional preferences is diametrically opposed to war. I am encouraged by our differences and ability to identify and handle them professionally. Do we need mediators

Re: [CODE4LIB] T-shirt Design Contest

2010-01-05 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
I asked Roy, Which of the Roy Tennant Undergarments line are you most looking forward to? He replied, Depends. === are you sure he didn¹t say ³deep-ends² (?)

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-11 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Ethan, kind thanks, and three questions to you (and I presume UVirginia¹s Solr refers to Blacklight, thus am CC-ing Vufind-ers): 1. I asked myself Œif WorldCat indexes and upkeeps FAST, why do you need to index FAST in your local Solr?¹, and I answered: because you want to link FAST to your local

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-11 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Ethan, so you will be dynamcally generating XForms for each term in the FAST index? and display what the user selects? how will you make them more relevant? Could you point us to any user interface where one can see some sample snippets? Kindest thanks, Ya¹aqov On 12/11/09 10:46 AM, Ethan

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-11 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
particular terms are shown out of hundreds of thousands, I don't know. Ethan On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Ya'aqov Ziso z...@rowan.edu wrote: Ethan, so you will be dynamcally generating XForms for each term in the FAST index? and display what the user selects? how will you make them

Re: [CODE4LIB] Auto-suggest and the id.loc.gov LCSH web service

2009-12-10 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
O Holy Night, O HOCLC-ly Joy, thanks for the gifts Ralph! at http://orlabs.oclc.org/FAST/autosuggest.html I did this: 1. I entered cross reference Œwarming, global¹ and it retrieved 1,247 hits; I checked the first title (Global warming by Cynthia Bily, 2006), its OCLC record had ŒGlobal warming¹

Re: [CODE4LIB] Pinyin (Romanized Chinese) searching

2009-10-29 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Till, Bess, Ralph, assuming the algorithm for enriching the spellings of a word (from PinYin to Chinese) exists, will the result include both forms, PinYin AND Non-PinYin Chinese transliteration and BOTH forms will be indexed? the principle of indexing different forms for spelling a vertain

Re: [CODE4LIB] [VuFind-General] long term direction

2009-05-24 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Kindest thanks (!!) to all those who replied to my questions. Nothing fancy, I just lined up answers by their question so we see them on one page, as listed below. Please note Alan's question in his reply to #6: how do we merge patches as we keep working on an improved RC? Ya¹aqov Ziso,

[CODE4LIB] VUFind and authority control

2009-04-22 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
November 6, 2008 seems so long ago! But some questions there found follow ups. I volunteered for authority control in VUFind. Did anyone else follow up on that? Perhaps we can exchange some very good news, especially on the saving part. Ya¹aqov Ziso, Bibliographic Systems Librarian, Rowan

Re: [CODE4LIB] marc21 and usmarc

2009-01-22 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
see YZ below: Does anybody here know the difference between MARC21 and USMARC? for all intensive purposes they are synonimous (USMARC at its 21 iteration is MARC21) Apparently we need to tell Primo that my data is one of the following formats: MARC21 YZ it¹s this! MAB German MARC DANMARC2

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

Re: [CODE4LIB] NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-19 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
On 10/18/08 7:50 PM, Calhoun,Karen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Ya'aqov, sorry I was not clear; I meant to convey that for now, your group will need to get this data from the Library of Congress or another source. Karen Sent from my Blackberry OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Re: [CODE4LIB] NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-18 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
, eResources-Serials, Rowan University = (from AUTOCAT) Hello again Ya'aqov Ziso, Sorry this is long, but I thought some clarity might be achieved by providing a perspective on the partnership between LC, the bibliographic utilities, and libraries that has brought

Re: [CODE4LIB] NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-18 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
in the near term is to subscribe to the updates. Karen Sent from my Blackberry OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. From: Ya'aqov Ziso To: Calhoun,Karen Sent: Sat Oct 18 17:11:00 2008 Subject: NAF notification service from OCLC Karen, in case you are not subscribed to CODE4LIB, here

[CODE4LIB] FW: NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-17 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
, at the least, a notification of NAF of which they have contributed? 3. What is the role of OCLC in these processes? 4. Does OCLC pay for NAF? if not, could CODE4LIB obtain NAF and NAF updates on a similar basis? Kind thanks for your attention and forthcoming replies, Ya'aqov Ziso [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [CODE4LIB] NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-12 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Ziso, On 10/11/08 5:48 PM, Roy Tennant [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Forwarded by permission. Roy On 10/10/08 10/10/08 • 2:57 PM, Calhoun,Karen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear Ya'aqov Ziso, Your email request/proposal of 4 October 2008 to Roy Tennant (My proposal to you is that OCLC

[CODE4LIB] NAF notification service from OCLC

2008-10-04 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
will assist system staff in planning their authority work and sufficient also for CODE4LIB's current purposes. If you wish to explore this opportunity for collaboration some more, I will be glad to follow up offline. Kindest thanks, Ya'aqov Ziso, Rowan University = On Thu

[CODE4LIB] http://code4lib.org/conference

2008-09-29 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
Could anyone provide more details on registration to http://code4lib.org/conference Kindest thanks, -- Ya¹aqov Ziso, Rowan University 856 256 4804 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [CODE4LIB] LOC Authority Data

2008-09-29 Thread Ya'aqov Ziso
As of last update of the LOC authority files, 08-11-2008: Name authority files total 7,161,713 records Subject authority files total 339,144 records http://www.loc.gov/cds/PDFdownloads/csb/index.html informs us American citizens of the quarterly updates for New Subjects, and Replacement