Wednesday, February 25, 2015

OBS/TS name that grant contest

Posted on behalf of the OBS/TS Joint Research Grant Committee

Name that Grant Contest!

Did you know that TS and OBS offer a grant to do research? Did you know that research can be as simple as evaluating an app?

A recent survey says that many people are confused by the name of the OBS/TS Joint Research Grant. (Hint, it's not about researching joints!)

We'd like you to rename the Grant!

We’re holding a contest to find a creative, catchy name that will also accurately represent the purpose of the Grant (See below for Grant Guidelines).
  • All AALL members are eligible to enter
  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • Entries will be accepted from February 16th through March 16th
  • Winner will be determined by vote
  • The winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • All entrants will be entered into a raffle for a free membership to OBS-SIS or TS-SIS

Go to the Name that Grant Contest to enter*.

*You will need to register with the contest website in order to enter the contest or vote

Friday, February 13, 2015

PCC news

Phase 3A of RDA changes to name authority records were completed in December 2014.

The announcement contains details on the changes and has links to other information of interest to NACO authority file users.

The Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division has also prepared a posting describing the changes:

The bulk of these changes seem to have affected music headings and were necessary for phase 3B, scheduled for April 2015.

Additionally, the PCC recently released a Vision, Mission and Strategic Directions document outlining its vision and direction for the period January 2015-December 2014.

Common ground: Exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC

Godby, Carol Jean and Dennenberg Ray, Common ground: exploring compatibilities between the linked data models of the Library of Congress and OCLC, January 2015.

This white paper, jointly issued by the Library of Congress and OCLC Research, documents the areas of alignment and difference between OCLC's project and the Library of Congress' BIBFRAME initiative. The paper concludes with some recommendations for closer alignment of the two linked data projects.

The paper has been widely recommended and provides a worthwhile perspective as we think about future directions for our bibliographic data