Part 2: Concepts and Techniques of Library Science


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Concepts and Techniques of Library Science (Part 2)

We continue the session... and talk about specific types of access points.

In this series, you will learn and get your arms around how this can work for you! Bring your questions, bring your content, and we'll show you how to think like a reference librarian and apply it to your situation.

This is a three part series. Be sure to register for all three!

Part 1 (14 Jul) Video on YouTube:

Part 2 (11 Aug) Video on YouTube:

Part 3 (8 Sep) Video on YouTube:

We will discuss the foundation of library science and how it can help searchers working with an ever-growing library of content. Learn key strategies that will put you in the best position to execute effectively so you and your team can meet the increasing demands of creating, managing, and distributing content

TC Dojo Open Session
Audience: B - Beginner
Cost: Free

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Part 2: Concepts and Techniques of Library Science

  1. 1. Concepts andTechniques of Library Science or.. How library science can improve your life and the lives of your customers Liz Fraley,Single-Sourcing Solutions 8/13/2014TC Dojo Open Session 1
  2. 2. We’ve broken this presentation into three parts. Today is Part 2: Introduction to Library Science A bit of warning… This presentation is typically 60-90 minutes which precedes a 2-day workshop that we give to companies when preparing to help them develop their metadata strategy 8/13/2014 2
  3. 3. Refresh from Last Time Start with an Access Point • An access point is anything that you would want to use as way to fetch a certain piece of information • An Access Point can be: – a search term (keyword) – search phrase – something as specific as a product number or another coded number – a date – a title – an author – a company … then add Scope • Scope is a way to break up data so you can pull it out and group it in ways that are useful to the users – Children’s materials – Fiction – Non-fiction – Spanish • You don’t necessarily care what the bucket is, you just want a bucket
  4. 4. Example: Organizing Principles Photo by: stu_spivack Photo by: magnetbox
  5. 5. Types of Access Points • Methods to Facilitate Search – Controlled Vocabulary – Keywords – Numerical – Time/Date – Natural Language – Combined Searching • Access points let you leverage what you know about content – to let you find it: – What do you remember about it? – If you knew that you did this last spring, and your other search methods are failing you… When defining access points, make sure that you can narrow and enlarge the search in such a way that it allows you to group things in different ways
  6. 6. Controlled Vocabulary • Controlled vocabulary is a highly structured, rigorously constructed taxonomy that specifies hierarchy of terms and specifies the terms that can be used to describe (categorize) any piece of content in a library
  7. 7. Controlled Vocabulary • Files in a File Cabinet – The man who can’t find a thing when his secretary goes on vacation
  8. 8. Controlled Vocabulary • Benefits – Everyone is forced to look at the world the same way – Simple, while not as precise • Drawbacks – Have to know that “azure” is under “blue” – Not always obvious
  9. 9. Controlled Vocabulary • Card Catalog in the library
  10. 10. Keywords • Keywords expand your access points – Philippines vs Filipino vs Pilipino • Can be controlled language • But also allow you to use more natural language
  11. 11. Catalogs • Controlled vocabulary (LOC & other taxonomies like NLM) • Also has keywords which come from the summary – Helps to add other access points to the controlled vocabulary – Note: summary is written to include terms that are likely to be used by the searchers
  12. 12. PubMed and the MeSH Vocabulary • For a good recap of what we’ve talked about, and a look at a functioning system – – • PubMed is here: –
  13. 13. Example: China Photo by: Dainis Matisons Photo by: cygnus921
  14. 14. Example: Turkey Photo by: turtlemom4baconGoogle Maps
  15. 15. Photo by: antonellomusina
  16. 16. End of PartTwo Next time, we’ll get into detail about the last types of access points and how they work together. We will also talk about best practices for defining metadata values.
  17. 17. Questions! While you type in your questions, take a look at what’s coming up…
  18. 18. Don’t forget to vote for your choice of upcoming session topics! Registration Link: In the next TC Dojo… • Title: Concepts and Techniques of Library Science Part 3! • Date: Monday 8 September 2014 • Topic: …or How library science can improve your life and the lives of your customers. Have you ever bookmarked a site only to go back later and be unable to find that site in your bookmarks? Have you ever bookmarked a site twice only to wonder why you tagged it the way you did? Have you wondered how you will find the right content to reuse given hundreds of thousands of content library source files? In this series, you will learn how to get your arms around how this can work for you! We’ll talk about specific types of access points in more detail.
  19. 19. Don’t forget to vote for your choice of upcoming session topics! Registration Link: In the next Arbortext TC Dojo… • Title: Bringing Reusability to Your Stylesheets • Date: Thursday 21 August 2014 • Topic: We go to XML publishing for a lot of reasons. One of which is to achieve reusability of our information: Write it Once, Use it Anywhere. Often, beginning stylesheet developers will do a lot of repeated style coding to achieve desired output results. This style duplication, like information duplication, makes stylesheets difficult to maintain. Styler makes it easy to avoid this costly maintenance mistake by adding property sets and user formatting elements to your styling toolbox. In this session, we’ll talk about how to use property sets to make your styling more uniform and easy to maintain.
  20. 20. Grow your skills to become a TC Dojo Master It doesn’t matter where you are on the path or what tools you’re using. Network with your peers and benefit from each other’s experiences. Master Series Sessions are not webinars: They are virtual discussion groups! Members-only benefits: • Access to facilitated group discussions • Access to Arbortext Dojo session recordings • Access to the S3I Wiki • Free 15 minutes mentoring per month • And lots more... Present your specific challenges and solicit advice that applies to your unique situation. Get answers when you need them the most. The Master Series provides an opportunity for discussion in a confidential supportive environment with visiting experts and fellow Master Series Members. Sign up today! Next Master Series session –
  21. 21. Thanks for coming ! Liz Fraley The video will be posted to our TC Dojo YouTube Channel: If you’re an apprentice looking for a journeyman, contact us! 408-660-3219