“eXtensible” Cataloging: Opportunities presented by the eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project Jennifer Bowen ALA Annual Conference,
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“eXtensible” Cataloging: Opportunities presented by the eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project Jennifer Bowen firstname.lastname@example.org ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, 2008 1
Some of my recent past lives… Specialist cataloger (Music) Cataloging manager RDA developer 2 and now…. Software development project leader!
What is the eXtensible Catalog? www.eXtensibleCatalog.info Set of open-source tools Facilitate resource discovery and metadata management Funding from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and from XC partner institutions Software release: July 2009 3
eXtensible Catalog features Empower libraries to customize/develop discovery solutions Integrate library content into various web environments Enable sharing of metadata and software Expand the role of libraries 4
XC (eXtensible Catalog) Team Project team –13 FTE, including 6 developers Metadata consultants –Diane Hillmann, Jon Phipps XC Partners 5
XC will provide… Compatibility with ILS, etc. via OAI-PMH Out-of the-box user-interface functionality Toolsets for customization, web application development, metadata enrichment Infrastructure for moving beyond MARC The “XC Network” of services 6
The XC Network Metadata Hub ILS Repository XC Metadata Services Library Website Custom App. Learning System 7
Enabling customization and development Empowers libraries “Lowers the bar” for local development XC works alongside network-level applications Focuses attention upon needs of local users Encourages user research 8 Custom App.
Enabling customization and development New roles for catalogers/cataloging –Design local applications –Engage in user research Challenges: –Keep an open mind –Present options, not objections –Think broadly 9 Custom App.
Integrating library content into web environments Bring metadata to the users New “measures of success” for metadata standards Compatibility with web standards now essential Existing metadata may not even be usable 10 Learning System
Integrating library content into web environments Challenges for catalogers –Perceived loss of control –Rethink standards development What’s needed –Make legacy metadata as usable as possible 11 Learning System
The XC Network Metadata Hub ILS Repository XC Metadata Services Library Website Custom App. Learning System 12
XC Metadata Services Normalization: transform coded metadata so that it can be used/displayed Schema transformation: MARC, DC to XC FRBRization Authority control matching Services 13