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"Fatcat is a versioned, user-editable catalog of research publications: journal articles, conference proceedings, pre-prints, etc. Features include archival file-level metadata (verified digests and long-term copies, in addition to URLs), a documented API, and work/release indexing (aka, linking together of pre-prints and final copies)."
scholarly-communication  catalog  cataloging  research 
april 2019 by tsuomela
Nomenclature | Communities
"Robert G. Chenhall’s nomenclature for classifying man-made objects is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United States and Canada. Nomenclature’s lexicon of object names, arranged hierarchically within functionally defined categories, has become a de facto standard within the community of history museums in North America."
museum  museology  classification  description  cataloging  metadata  standards 
march 2018 by tsuomela
ckan - The open source data portal software
"CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available."
data-curation  data-publication  data  management  research-data  open-source  server  catalog  metadata  cataloging 
february 2017 by tsuomela
FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology)
"FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) is derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), one of the library domain’s most widely-used subject terminology schemas. The development of FAST has been a collaboration of OCLC Research and the Library of Congress. Work on FAST began in late 1998."
metadata  standards  LibraryOfCongress  libraries  subject  cataloging 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Overview (Bibliographic Framework Initiative Technical Site - BIBFRAME.ORG)
"This technical site for the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME.ORG) serves as the official repository for the vocabulary, tools and shared code in support of BIBFRAME. Led by the Library of Congress, this community effort represents the beginning of a transition from the MARC 21 communication format to a new RDF-based data model, embracing Linked Data practices in support of sharing and publishing metadata."
libraries  vocabulary  taxonomy  data  software  cataloging  metadata 
february 2014 by tsuomela
BeerBrarian: Libraries and (Post)Modernity: A Review of Radical Cataloging
"Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front,[1] (henceforth RC) edited by K.R. Roberto, a librarian at the University of Denver, is a collection of essays about the power of catalogs and classification, and how information professionals can use these tools to their advantage. First I provide background on radical cataloging via the work of Sanford Berman, Head Cataloger of the Hennepin County (MN) Library system from 1973 to 1999. Second, I discuss commonalities found throughout this edited volume, concentrating on catalogers’ attempts to make Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSHs) more user-friendly and representative of reality. Third, I evaluate how radical the agenda of this volume is, concluding that many of the policies and schemas proposed by RC authors, where applicable, are, in fact, incrementalist in nature. Fourth, I summarize and recommend successful strategies one can use to catalog. I conclude by offering resources to those readers interested in becoming radical catalogers. "
libraries  cataloging  radical  classification  politics  political 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Parallel Lines
"So take a look at the Open Metadata Registry (formerly the NSDL Registry) if you’re developing semantic schema for data or other open research. Many of the standards listed in the element sets have decriptive frameworks or other structures you can apply to research data collection, images, spectra, or lab notebook data. Don’t say no one told you." Annotated link
libraries  metadata  cataloging  crowdsourcing  collaboration  sharing 
august 2011 by tsuomela
SSRN-Copyright in an Era of Information Overload: Toward the Privileging of Categorizers by Frank Pasquale
Environmental laws are designed to reduce negative externalities (such as pollution) that harm the natural environment. Copyright law should adjust the rights of content creators in order to compensate for the ways they reduce the usefulness of the information environment as a whole. Every new work created contributes to the store of expression, but also makes it more difficult to find whatever work one wants. Such search costs have been well-documented in information economics. Copyright law should take information overload externalities like search costs into account in its treatment of alleged copyright infringers whose work merely attempts to index, organize, categorize, or review works by providing small samples of them. They are not free riding off the labor of copyright holders, but rather are creating the types of navigational tools and filters that help consumers make sense of the ocean of expression copyright holders have created.
copyright  intellectual-property  information-overload  indexing  cataloging 
january 2011 by tsuomela

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