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Making and Moving Metadata: Two Library of Congress Initiatives Sally McCallum NDMSO, Library of Congress NISO/BISG Forum - June 22, 2012.

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1 Making and Moving Metadata: Two Library of Congress Initiatives Sally McCallum NDMSO, Library of Congress NISO/BISG Forum - June 22, 2012

2 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Contents Cataloging in Publication (CIP) CIP data for E-books Pilot project MARC records for E-books Next steps Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Genesis Goals Approach

3 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Metadata for printing in books and for electronic distribution for 41 years Expansion to electronic books Initially, e-books that are also print books Usual CIP program requirements - plus

4 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) CIP data for E-books pilot Pilot October 2011 – July 2012 Different publisher types Wiley-Blackwell (Wiley and Jossey-Bass imprints) University Press of Mississippi RAND Corporation World Bank

5 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Pilot project What publishers do: Get CIP for print book in usual way Apply for e-book CIP (brief electronic form) Place CIP data on copyright page of e- book Submit copy of e-book to LC Following the Librarys best edition rules With no digital rights management restrictions

6 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Pilot project What LC does: Creates CIP and send data to publishers via Sends CIP MARC records to LCs MARC customers (e.g., OCLC and other networks) Adds e-book to LC collections Allows access to one reader at a time on the LC campus

7 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) MARC records for e-books Basis is the CIP record for the print book Differences: New LCCN Add e-book ISBNs if not in print book record LC classification reduced to classification part (050 $a only) Add [electronic resource] in title field (245 $h) Change field 300 to 1 online resource Add e-book series, if applicable Add field 588 with CIP data source and review notes Add field 776 with print citation and LCCN/ISBN links to print record Coded data: 008/23 = o (online); 007/00 = c (electronic resource); 007/01 = r (remote)

8 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Next steps Just beginning transfer of e-book files to LC Move from pilot to production – July 31 Announce and solicit more publishers Continue refinement of data programs and application forms

9 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Questions Questions? Project staff Program questions Karl Debus-Lopez Diane Barber Technical questions David Williamson Camilla Williams

10 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Genesis MARC 21s age going on 50 which has pros and cons Pro: fully permeates the environment, globally Pro: adapted to multiple cataloging styles Con: accumulation of data elements Pro: adapted to XML environment Con: but still burdened by structural limitations Con: not easy to adapt to Linked Data conventions

11 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Genesis New library cataloging rules - RDA More identification and parsing of data More controlled vocabularies Use of terms over codes Goal of maximal linked data – using URIs where possible Emphasis on relationships More flexibility with authoritative headings

12 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Goals Broad accommodation of content models New view of different types of metadata descriptive, authority, holdings, preservation, rights, technical, archival Reconsideration of the activity relationships exchange, internal storage, input techniques Accommodation of linking Traditional = textual, identifiers Semantic technology = URIs Accommodate needs for different types of libraries Large, small, research, public, specialized, … MARC 21 compatibility Maintenance of MARC 21 continued Enable reuse of data from MARC Provision of transformations to new models

13 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Approach Approach Orient to a Web and Linked Data exchange environment Investigate use of semantic web standards RDF (Resource Description Framework) data model Various syntaxes: XML, JSON, N-triples, etc. Note taken of ONIX explorations Abstract data models for ONIX with semantic implications ONIX as RDF investigations

14 NISO/BISG Forum June 22, 2012 Sally McCallum Library of Congress Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BFI) Where we are Contracted with Zepheira in May major tasks: Review and analysis of community initiatives on use of semantic web techniques and modeling of interchange of records in a Linked Data framework Development of prototype services and tools related to modeling to enable community experimentation Following community review and discussion, roadmap for next phase of work Follow the progress Join the discussion

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