Marc must die?


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The results of the MARC must die? workshop at the European Library Automation Group (ELAG) Workshop 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

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Marc must die?

  1. 1. MARC must die? ELAG 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Or </li></ul>
  3. 3. from inertia to…. ELAG 2011
  4. 4. … agile cataloguers! ELAG 2011
  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. May 2011
  8. 8. MARC must die? <ul><li>Why do techies want to kill MARC? </li></ul> (via @tillk ) Alan Seal: Data Structures, MARC and Online Access. Essen Symposium 1985: 71-85
  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>
  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>
  11. 11. MARC must die? <ul><li>A new globally accepted data model </li></ul>
  12. 12. MARC must die? <ul><li>URIs are essential </li></ul>
  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>
  14. 14. MARC must die? <ul><li>Use-cases </li></ul>
  15. 15. MARC must die? <ul><li>Technical specifications </li></ul>
  16. 16. MARC must die? <ul><li>Away from manifestation-based cataloguing: data not records…. </li></ul>
  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>
  18. 18. MARC must die? <ul><li>Silk, a semantic content editor: </li></ul>
  19. 19. MARC must die? <ul><li>eXentible catalog, metadata services toolkit: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  20. 20. MARC must die? <ul><li>VTLS RDA sandbox: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 21. MARC must die? <ul><li>Agile Cataloguing workshop at #elag2012 ?! </li></ul>
  22. 22. MARC must die? <ul><li>Killing MARC is down to you……. </li></ul>
  23. 23. MARC must die? <ul><li>Are you up to the challenge? </li></ul>