May 28, 2022

New Issue of NISO’s Information Standards Quarterly Looks at Evolution of Bibliographic Data Exchange

The new issue (Vol 25, No. 4; Winter 2013) of Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) became available online earlier today.

A PDF version of the complete issue is also available.

Ted Fons, Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management at OCLC, is the guest content editor of this issue.

He says:

The success of the web as a research tool has dramatically changed the library’s role in the exposure of library catalogs.…The rise of new metadata initiatives reflects the need to respond to this change and to increase our effectiveness in the exchange and management of library metadata.

It is my hope that this set of thoughtful essays provides you with some insight into the landscape of new metadata initiatives and is a useful continuation of the dialog on how we can improve data exchange.

The complete table of contents is available here.

Direct to Articles

Introduction from the Guest Content Editor
by Ted Fons, OCLC

BIBFRAME: Not Just Walking, But Running
by Kevin Ford, Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress

Feature Article: Are Current Bibliographic Models Suitable for Integration with the Web?
by Lars G. Svensson, German National Library

Opinion: Replacing MARC: Where to Start
by Paul Moss, OCLC

In Practice: A Transformative Opportunity: BIBFRAME at the George Washington University, an Early Experimenter
by Jackie Shieh, George Washington University

In Practice: Interview with Gildas Illien, Director, Bibliographic and Digital Information Department, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)
Interview by Ten Fons

In Practice: Schema Bib Extend
by Richard Wallis, OCLC

NISO Reports:  Charting a Course through a New Exchange Environment: The NISO Bibliographic Roadmap initiative
by Todd Carpenter, NISO


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The complete table of contents is available here.

PDF version of the complete issue is also available.

See Also: Video: Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update – November 22, 2013

About Gary Price

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