“What type of “new” search activity does Hummingbird help?
Sharing from Ms Dahlia Shamsuddin, Senior Librarian of NLB:
There are new fields created in MARC21 to cater for RDA (for example: 264, 336, 337, 338). Libraries have to make a decision on how and what to show the information of these fields in the public catalogue. Kent State University Libraries has decided to show each 264 fields in one line with specified labels; and omit the 337 field and show the 336 and 338 together in one line with the label “format”
Metadata describes data. Data in here means something useful to the users. Metadata helps the data consumers (library users, staff of library or IT dept) achieve certain purposes. But metadata itself can be a kind of data.
Read this interesting article “Metadata, So Mom Can Understand” to know more.
Our bibliographic metadata (e.g. cataloguing records) does not only help users to find the resources in our collection, it can be ‘data’ in the context of Semantic Web. This is one of the arguments supporting the Linked Library Data movement.
Mr Stephen Rhind-Tutt gave a talk
“Increasing functionality and usage of video so it may gain its rightful place in the academy”
in the Keynote of Session 124 of IFLA 2013
The talk shared the ways the company give a new life of the hidden video collections delivered on the web. By adding annotations and semantic search features, videos can ‘perform’ the best on the web. The talk is full of insights. There is a video available in YouTube recording a similar talk by him earlier this year.
Download the Power Point Presentation here:http://alexanderstreet.com/about/arti…