[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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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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