MetaData, MetaKoha

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MetaData, MetaKoha

  1. 1. MetaData, MetaKoha <ul><li>Galen Charlton </li></ul><ul><li>2011 KUDOS Conference </li></ul><ul><li>3 May 2011 </li></ul>
  2. 2. One problem <ul><li>MARC must die! </li></ul><ul><li>To which MARC responds, “I’m not dead yet!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. And another challenge <ul><li>Cataloging must be attend to both the present and the future </li></ul><ul><li>Records must continue to be pushed out </li></ul><ul><li>But the current model is changing </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s coming <ul><li>RDA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But what is RDA? Gloss on MARC21? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or Linked Data? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Non-MARC <ul><li>RDA will eventually inspire new serializations </li></ul><ul><li>Meanwhile, libraries have growing piles of non-MARC metadata </li></ul>
  6. 7. Usability <ul><li>Usability matters, and not just for patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Catalogers have to handle a lot of records </li></ul><ul><li>... a LOT of records </li></ul>
  7. 8. Editor <ul><li>Time for experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Time to better support more types of users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have fast-add </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We must also support the “power cataloger” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Record(s) management <ul><li>Different types </li></ul><ul><li>Large quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Record improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow </li></ul>
  9. 10. MetaKoha <ul><li>What use is sharing the source if we don’t also share the data? </li></ul>
  10. 11. MetaKoha <ul><li>Share records </li></ul><ul><li>More importantly, share changes to records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember Ian Walls’ Git presentation yesterday? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine that applied to cataloging </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. A call to the community <ul><li>Integrated metasearch </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated support for non-MARC metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Record sharing </li></ul>
  12. 13. An IDE for catalogers <ul><li>Change tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow tracking – send this record for review, get a sign-off </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloger productivity </li></ul>
  13. 14. Sharing ideas <ul><li>Flat-text editor (Evergreen, also something Jesse Weaver was working on a couple years ago) </li></ul><ul><li>MARC framework information (tag tables mostly have the same information for everybody) </li></ul>
  14. 15. Specifics <ul><li>Updated MARC21 frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Indexes for RDA: 336, 337, 338 </li></ul><ul><li>Support for alternative metadata editors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This also affects search </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Thanks <ul><li>Galen Charlton </li></ul><ul><li>VP for Data Services, Equinox </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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