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MADS: XML schema for authorities

By ksclarke, Section Standards
Posted on Thu Jun 10th, 2004 at 02:38:36 PM EST

The following is excerpted from the release announcement of MADS: "LC has drafted an XML schema for an authority element set that may be used to provide metadata about agents (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics, genres, etc.) The MADS draft schema is now available for broad review to inform its completion. Based on input from prospective users, the schema will be revised and made available for experimentation. The review period will be between June 4 and July 16, 2004."

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OpenURL Standard goes to ballot

By kcoyle, Section Standards
Posted on Mon Jan 26th, 2004 at 06:11:43 PM EST

The OpenURL standard will soon be going out to NISO members for balloting. If you are familiar with the original OpenURL, this standard should be regarded as a superset of that, a kind of OpenURL parent, as it were. If your organization is a NISO voting member, I highly recommend spending some serious time with this standard.

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info URI

By kcoyle, Section Standards
Posted on Mon Dec 22nd, 2003 at 01:55:55 PM EST

There have been recent announcements about the development of a URI scheme called "info". This would allow the creation of URIs for some much-needed identifier schemes like LCCN, DOI, PubMed Identifier, etc. There is now a prototype of the info URI Registry and an FAQ that explains many of the details.

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NISO Board Proposes Name Change

By kcoyle, Section Standards
Posted on Wed Aug 27th, 2003 at 11:58:19 AM EST
This email was sent today to voting members of NISO. Somehow the new name would still result in an acronym of NISO and not NISOI. I would love to see a good semantic analysis of "networked" -- a term that is rapidly becoming "overworked" but that may still have its uses.

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Update to OpenURL Patent Story

By kcoyle, Section Standards
Posted on Sat Jul 26th, 2003 at 04:02:07 PM EST
This is a recent update to the story of the story of the Openly patent on its OpenURL resolver.

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Converging bibliographic standards needs?

By dchud, Section Standards
Posted on Wed Apr 16th, 2003 at 10:39:48 AM EST
There is an auspicious convergence going on of folks from diverse communities working on new bibliographic citation standardization efforts. For several years folks in the free software community have struggled with the issue of core data models and storage standards for citation management tools... wait, no, actually, when I say "struggled", I really mean "have dealt with the problem of not being able to adopt library-community-promulgated standards by building their own incompatible solutions, which work well enough in isolation, but are hard to integrate with other community standards". In any case, it appears some of these developers and projects are cross-polinating discussions of actual nascent library standards development groups. Read on for a list of these efforts and where to look to go get involved in the discussion; with so many great tools out there, and the flexibility of the toolkits we now have to develop standards, we really have to support efforts to cooperate across communities (by which I mean inside and outside of the library community! :).

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XOBIS 1.0a: The XML Organic Bibliographic Information Schema

By ksclarke, Section Standards
Posted on Thu Oct 17th, 2002 at 08:49:45 AM EST
The Medlane project has released an alpha version of their new library information XML schema. Named XOBIS, this schema attempts to improve access to, and navigation through, library information by reorganizing library data into modular, reusable data structures. Unlike existing literal MARC to XML conversions, XOBIS' data structures emphasize access over description. For more information, visit the XOBIS website (http://xobis.stanford.edu).

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