Marc must die?

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The results of the MARC must die? workshop at the European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Workshop 2011, http://elag2011.techlib.cz/en/855-07-marc-must-die/ Prague, Czech Republic

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Marc must die?

  1. 1. MARC must die? ELAG 2011 http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/hes_watching_you/images_html/wanted_for_murder.html
  2. 2. <ul><li>Or </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VP5jEAP3K4
  3. 3. from inertia to…. ELAG 2011 http://www.mjlifecoach.com/wp-content/uploads/stuck_in_mud.jpg
  4. 4. … agile cataloguers! ELAG 2011 http://www.bqf.org.uk/innovation/2011/03/21/advice-for-leaders-of-smes-be-agile/
  5. 5. MARC must die? <ul><li>Workshop goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a better understanding of why library technologists want to kill MARC </li></ul><ul><li>Get a better understanding of the value that cataloguers see in MARC records </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a shared vision of how we would like library bibliographic metadata to evolve </li></ul>
  6. 6. MARC must die? <ul><li>Bibliographic References: </li></ul><ul><li>MARC Project Final Report (1968) </li></ul><ul><li>@rtennant MARC must die (2002) </li></ul><ul><li>@lukask Who needs MARC? (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Coyle Metadata Mix and Match (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Thomale Intepreting MARC (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding MARC tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>LoC Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative (May 2011) </li></ul>
  7. 7. http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition/ May 2011
  8. 8. MARC must die? <ul><li>Why do techies want to kill MARC? </li></ul>http://yfrog.com/gycmoafrj (via @tillk ) Alan Seal: Data Structures, MARC and Online Access. Essen Symposium 1985: 71-85 http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/s/Seal:Alan.html
  9. 9. MARC must die? <ul><li>Why do techies want to kill MARC? </li></ul><ul><li>MAchine Readable Cataloguing </li></ul><ul><li>is not machine readable </li></ul>http://www.sacredwaste.com/machine_readable_mug-168225945234869229.html
  10. 10. MARC must die? <ul><li>Why do techies want to kill </li></ul><ul><li>MARC? </li></ul><ul><li>A web OPAC doesn’t mean </li></ul><ul><li>your data is on the web </li></ul>http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/web-30-6.jpg
  11. 11. MARC must die? <ul><li>A new globally accepted data model </li></ul>http://www.mkbergman.com/wp-content/themes/ai3/images/2009Posts/090628_data_model_relationships.png
  12. 12. MARC must die? <ul><li>URIs are essential </li></ul>http://www.w3.org/TR/cooluris/
  13. 13. MARC must die? <ul><li>‘ Phone book’ of Identifiers </li></ul><ul><li>VIAF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled vocabularies, e.g. LCSH, as SKOS </li></ul><ul><li>Using Identifiers from outside ‘libraries’ </li></ul>http://tinyurl.com/3n58yom
  14. 14. MARC must die? <ul><li>Use-cases </li></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/59/Use_Case_diagram_V1.JPG
  15. 15. MARC must die? <ul><li>Technical specifications </li></ul>http://www.air-via.com/pics/specifications.gif
  16. 16. MARC must die? <ul><li>Away from manifestation-based cataloguing: data not records…. </li></ul>http://www.loc.gov/cds/downloads/FRBR.PDF
  17. 17. MARC must die? <ul><li>Specification of the cataloguing workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing is no longer the domain of just librarians… </li></ul>http://bu-consulting.co.cc/i/workflow.jpg
  18. 18. MARC must die? <ul><li>Silk, a semantic content editor: www.silkapp.com </li></ul>
  19. 19. MARC must die? <ul><li>eXentible catalog, metadata services toolkit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://code.google.com/p/xcmetadataservicestoolkit/ </li></ul>
  20. 20. MARC must die? <ul><li>VTLS RDA sandbox: </li></ul><ul><li>www.vtls.com/services/rdasandbox </li></ul>
  21. 21. MARC must die? <ul><li>Agile Cataloguing workshop at #elag2012 ?! </li></ul>http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N55/graphics/sportsshorts.jpg http://ju-n.net/files/2010/01/scrum-board.jpg
  22. 22. MARC must die? <ul><li>Killing MARC is down to you……. </li></ul>http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv54/19denis_2009/item8.gif
  23. 23. MARC must die? <ul><li>Are you up to the challenge? </li></ul>http://topnews.in/law/files/murder_2.jpg

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