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If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can't I?": Introduction and overview of issues Gordon Dunsire
My yellow brick road Early 2007: the world is black and white And I’m somewhat pessimistic about the future of cataloguing And the emerging information Dark Age … Mid 2007: the wind begins to blow SLIC’n’Flickr; NLS’n’YouTube Theme for my workshop for Croatian archives, libraries and museums is … Web2.0 stuff
Thunder and (en)lightening Me: I can do the Flickr and YouTube bit, plus a Google maps mash-up Co-presenter at workshop (younger (much!), slimmer (a lot!): I can do a basic introduction to other Web2.0 stuff like del.ic.io.us, Facebook, etc. And I get blown away …
Not in Kansas … So at the next CDLR staff meeting I enthusiastically suggest that we should all be getting engaged with this stuff And the Director agrees! And then the rest of the team (looking a bit bored) point out that they’ve all been on Facebook for months … And then I realize …
Image courtesy Daily Telegraph We are all, basically, Munchkins! And getting older all the time … Any youthful wizards or (good) witches out there?
Collective metadata Today’s presentations will focus on metadata for information retrieval And most of it will be familiar to library cataloguers, even if the labels are different That metadata, like those who create it, will be associated with specific organisations or individuals But what about metadata and Web2.0 at a higher level of granularity, and, in turn, cataloguers acting collectively?
A collective mash-up Location metadata from collection-level descriptions in the Scottish Collections Network (SCONE) Mashed with Google Maps Using the Application Program Interface Public, free
Google map of all Scotland’s archives, libraries and museums
Locations of Robert Burns collections in Scotland
And collective cataloguers? Web2.0 now an essential tool for developing cataloguing standards to meet the challenges of an international, digital environment Wikis, blogs, Skype, etc. And those standards becoming more Web2.0 compatible Open declaration for common utility FRBR, LCSH, LCNAF, MARC21, RDA …