Tag Archives: metadata

New IFLA Standard: IFLA Library Reference Model: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information

(3 October 2017) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM): A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017. IFLA LRM is a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. It is the consolidation of […]


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Have parts of DOAJ metadata in your catalogue/discovery service/A-Z List changed, are out-of-date or are missing completely?

(25 September 2017) DOAJ has received  several messages from library catalogue administrators, their readers, and researchers asking why all of a sudden so many of the articles indexed from DOAJ are now missing? Within library catalogues, users are perhaps seeing a 404 message. On DOAJ itself, users are noticing that the article content included in […]


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Library offers largest release of digital catalog records in history

25 million free records of bibliographic metadata (16 May 2017) The Library of Congress announced today that it is making 25 million records in its online catalog available for free bulk download at loc.gov/cds/products/marcDist.php. This is the largest release of digital records in the Library’s history. The records also will be easily accessible at data.gov, […]


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IFLA Palm-leaf Manuscript Preservation Workshop

(12 July 2017) IFLA hosted a two day workshop to discuss and scope the needs for metadata standards in palm leaf manuscript preservation. The workshop was held from 6-7 July 2017 at the IFLA PAC Centre, National Library and Documentation Board of Sri Lanka. Experts from Thailand, Laos, India, Indonesia, Germany and Sri Lanka participated […]


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Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) launches with early success

(6 April 2017) There is fresh momentum in the scholarly publishing world to open up data on the citations that link research publications. Six organizations today announced the establishment of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC): OpenCitations, the Wikimedia Foundation, PLOS, eLife, DataCite, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. Until recently, […]


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New report on digital transformation in publishing reveals sluggish progress: only 25 percent of publishers see themselves as ahead of industry peers

(14 March 2017,  London, UK) An in-depth study analyzing digital transformation in the publishing industry and released today found that 25 percent of publishers see themselves as “lagging” versus the rest of the industry in their current transformation efforts, while only 25 percent feel they are “leading.” The study, which included 25 leading U.S. and […]


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China and Metadata: History and Future Predictions

(13 October 2016) IGI Global article “Adaptation and Localization: Metadata Research and Development for Chinese Digital Resources” offered for free access. Summary: As library users, we often fail to realize the importance of the specialized players and tools working behind the scenes. An integral unit in the knowledge-sharing digitized world, metadata is one of these […]


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DOAJ to develop a metadata harvester and API

(16 April 2014) In May DOAJ we will be starting development of a metadata harvester and an API. The harvester will collect he PLoS metadata, doubling the DOAJ article count. The API will allow publishers to bulk upload their own article metadata without having to manually upload an XML file. For mega-publishers such as Redalyc, […]


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Librarians urge publishers to “get their metadata out there everywhere”

(22 January 2015, Los Angeles, CA) What are the biggest challenges that librarians face in promoting discovery of scholarly content? What can libraries, publishers, and other members of the community do to overcome them? “Improving the Discoverability of Scholarly Content: Academic Library Priorities and Perspectives,” a new SAGE white paper out today, discusses new ways for […]


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Librarians question latest version of Adobe Digital Editions

(8 October 2014)  Galen Charlton in his Meta Interchange blog has written that “It came to light on Monday that the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions is sending metadata on eBooks that are read through the application to an Adobe server — in clear text.” He says that “by sending the information in the […]


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Five things you should know about metadata

(28 July 2014) There’s a lot of discussion about the importance of metadata in libraries, publishing and bookselling, but confusion remains about what it is and how to do it well. Renée Register a metadata evangelist, explains metadata in 5 easy steps. Digitalbookworld.com is the place to go for metadata enlightenment.


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