open library

Question of the day: What to use to catalog a small church library?

So, the question of the day was about how to catalog a church’s library. This article has some great suggestions especially in regards to collection management decision making. In addition to determining which audience level, type of media, and subject headings schema to use (Sears, LCSH, etc.), I would add to also figure out how you want to provide access to the catalog and what ...

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Skyriver vs. OCLC

Lots of resources related to the recent lawsuit against OCLC including recent articles, blog postings, procedural court docs. (from my twitter stream) “The suit alleges that OCLC, a purported non-profit with a membership of 72,000 libraries worldwide, is unlawfully monopolizing the markets for cataloging services, interlibrary lending, and bibliographic data, and attempting to monopolize the market for integrated library systems, by anticompetitive and exclusionary ...

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Open Library project update

The final report of the Open Library Environment project is available for reading. ♥ this project with its focus on the behind the scenes… because if the behind the scenes (processing system/database/data) doesn’t work very well, the public interface is not going to work very well. I am definitely keeping an eye on this project and I hope to be able to contribute in some ...

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