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Journal Cover Information Technology and Libraries
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   ISSN (Print) 0730-9295 - ISSN (Online) 2163-5226
   Published by Boston College Homepage  [8 journals]
  • President's Message: 50 Years

    • Authors: Andromeda Yelton
      Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2017-09-17
      DOI: 10.6017/ital.v36i3.10086
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2017)
  • Editorial Board Thoughts: Content and Functionality--Know When to Buy
           'Em, Know When to Code 'Em

    • Authors: Kenneth J. Varnum
      Pages: 3 - 6
      PubDate: 2017-09-17
      DOI: 10.6017/ital.v36i3.10087
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2017)
  • Managing Metadata for Philatelic Materials

    • Authors: Megan Ozeran
      Pages: 7 - 17
      Abstract: Stamp collectors frequently donate their stamps to cultural heritage institutions. As digitization becomes more prevalent for other kinds of materials, it is worth exploring how cultural heritage institutions are digitizing their philatelic materials. This paper begins with a review of the literature about the purpose of metadata, current metadata standards, and metadata that are relevant to philatelists. The paper then examines the digital philatelic collections of four large cultural heritage institutions, discussing the metadata standards and elements employed by these institutions. The paper concludes with a recommendation to create international standards that describe metadata management explicitly for philatelic materials.
      PubDate: 2017-09-17
      DOI: 10.6017/ital.v36i3.10022
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2017)
  • A Case Study on the Path to Resource Discovery

    • Authors: Beth Guay
      Pages: 18 - 47
      Abstract: A meeting in April 2015 explored the potential withdrawal of valuable collections of microfilm held by the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries. This resulted in a project to identify OCLC record numbers (OCN) for addition to OCLC’s Chadwyck-Healey Early English Books Online (EEBO) KBART file.[i] Initially, the project was an attempt to adapt cataloging workflows to a new environment in which the copy cataloging of e-resources takes place within discovery system tools rather than traditional cataloging utilities and MARC record set or individual record downloads into online catalogs. In the course of the project, it was discovered that the microfilm and e-version bibliographic records contained metadata which had not been utilized by OCLC to improve its link resolution and discovery services for digitized versions of the microfilm resources. This metadata may be advantageous to OCLC and to others in their work to transition from MARC to linked data on the Semantic Web. With MARC record field indexing and linked data implementations, this collection and others could better support scholarly research.
      [i] A KBART file is a file compliant with the NISO recommended practice, Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART). See KBART Phase II Working Group, Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART): Recommended Practice: NISO RP-9-2014 (Baltimore, MD: National Information Standards Organization (NISO), 2014), accessed March 14, 2017,
      PubDate: 2017-09-17
      DOI: 10.6017/ital.v36i3.9966
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2017)
  • Bibliographic Classification in the Digital Age: Current Trends &
           Future Directions

    • Authors: Asim Ullah, Shah Khusro, Irfan Ullah
      Pages: 48 - 77
      Abstract: Bibliographic classification is among the core activities of Library & Information Science that brings order and proper management to the holdings of a library. Compared to printed media, digital collections present numerous challenges regarding their preservation, curation, organization and their resource discovery and access. In this regard true native perspective is needed to be adopted for bibliographic classification in digital environments. In this research article, we have investigated and reported different approaches to bibliographic classification of digital collections. The article also contributes two evaluation frameworks that evaluate different classification schemes and elaborate different approaches that exist in theory, in manual practice and automatically in digital environments. The article presents a bird-eye-view for researchers in reaching a generalized and holistic approach towards bibliographic classification research, where new research avenues have been identified. 
      PubDate: 2017-09-17
      DOI: 10.6017/ital.v36i3.8930
      Issue No: Vol. 36, No. 3 (2017)
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