Friday, January 30, 2009

OpenURL & using rules to generate target urls

I already use rules with textseeka to generate urls (to different levels: volume; issue; articles), for targets such as Royal Society of New Zealand titles, using data from the incoming openurl requests...

When there are DOIs, it should be possible to do the same with titles such as Annual Reviews, where the publisher has a DOI resolver for their content, just as there are publishers' OpenURL-flavoured resolvers.

I've tagged some items which might be of interest, if this is your thing here: - I've just realised I hadn't tagged the URL Clearinghouse, which is a great resource, (but which I need to contribute more to!), but I've just fixed it now.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dora shakes her booty

what can i say, I like retro stuff... and I like this twist:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

NTS:: RDA (Important Library Stuff)

Hmmm... it did look like RDA might be the sort of thing I was wanting... supposed to have the granularity I'd like, but just seeing the draft documents makes me just balk.

Once you download the zip file, and see the size of the pdfs, you realise how much work has been done, (a lot), but also how much work is involved in implementing it. Not being a cataloguer, getting my head around this would take too long, so I'm probably going to soften it, and go with something similar, but easier.

My grand plan, (which is all it is at this stage - whether it gets to be anything more is dubious), would be a central repository for the tags, and how they translate... whether this would be a networked thing remains to be seen.