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Posted by gaelicnotes on October 19, 2010

RDA and AACR2 compared: examples
The Library of Congress has posted some examples in Word format that illustrate the differences between the AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules. Take a look  >>>
Library of Congress Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, May 24

Ever wonder what a QR code is…..

It is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The “QR” = “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes store addresses and URLs that may appear in magazines, on signs, buses, business cards, or just about any object that users might need information about and can be read by cell phone cameras that have the correct reader applications. With thanks from Wikipedia

A cataloger’s perspective on coding
The future of library cataloging and metadata is inextricably bound up with technology. Although many predict doom and obsolescence for library metadata, I do believe that bibliographic data still has a role to play in the universe of information.”…  Read more >>>>
Code4Lib Journal, no. 11 (Sept. 21)

The internet needs a Dewey Decimal system
Read what Paul Shapiro has to say on the matter …The more precisely we can describe things, the more precisely people will be able to find what they need.
PC World, Sept. 27

Noteworthy reads

In the Special edition of Library Management which focuses on Africa several articles by GAELIC members are published

Moropa , Robert    Academic libraries in transition: some leadership issues, a viewpoint

Library Management 2010 (31, 6) p381-390

Chiware , Elisha R .T Positioning the technological university library in higher education and human resources development in Africa Library Management 2010 (31, 6) p381-390 p. 391-403
  Henning , Judy C .  Management of open distance libraries with reference to learner support

Library Management 2010 (31, 6) p381-390 p. 440-450

  Moshoeshoe – Chadzingwa , Matšeliso M .  Human resource management in Southern African libraries Library Management 2010 (31, 6) p381-390 p. 451-465
  Mbambo – Thata , Buhle Assessing the impact of new technology on internal operations : With special reference to the introduction of mobile phone services at UNISA Library Library Management 2010 (31, 6) p381-390 p. 466-475



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