[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

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

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

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