Japan: A Brief Look at the National Diet Library’s Digital Collection and Service for Information Access | InfoDocket

The presentation was given by Naoko Harai, a member of the NDL’s Acquisitions and Bibliography Department and looks at:

* Construction of Digital Collection
* Access to Digital Collection
* Provision of Bibliographic data

Metadata: International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) Assignments Top 7 Million | LJ INFOdocket

Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified [ISO 27729:2012] International Standard Name Identifier known as “ISNI”. Published in early 2012, the standard applies a unique 16-digit code to public identities, providing a single identifier that can be leveraged across many applications, syncing alternate or disparate spellings of the same name, and eliminating confusion when names are alike.

Content Matters Interview: The Montana State Library | The Signal

In this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group we’re featuring an interview with Diane Papineau, a geographic information systems analyst at the Montana State Library.
In addition to a traditional role of supporting public libraries and collecting state publications, the Montana State Library (MSL) hosts the Natural Resource Information System (NRIS), which is staffed by GIS Analysts.

The National Archives Announces First Ever Accredited Archive Services

The UK Archive Service Accreditation Committee has announced the first accredited archive services:

* Cumbria Archive Service
* Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives
* Media Archive of Central England
* Network Rail Corporate Archive
* Tyne and Wear Archives
* Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

The Road to BIBFRAME: The Evolution of the Idea of Bibliographic Transition into a Post-MARC Future

This article provides a representative overview of literature related to the idea of replacing MARC with a linked-data metadata structure, covering the period from 2002 through the 2012 release of the draft of the proposed bibliographic framework, BIBFRAME. Works proposing the replacement of MARC or exploring linked data in a library context are examined.

Open Preservation Data: Controlled vocabularies and ontologies for preservation ecosystems | Scape

The preservation community is busily building systems for repositories, identification and characterisation, analysis and monitoring, planning and other key activities, and increasingly, these systems are linked to collaborate more effectively. While some standard metadata schemes exist that facilitate interoperability, the controlled vocabularies that are actually used are rare and not powerful enough for the requirements of emerging scalable preservation ecosystems.

Connecting Communities: FADGI Still Image Working Group’s Impact on the Library of Congress and Beyond | The Signal: Digital Preservation

At the Library of Congress, Dr. Lei He is an imaging scientist who is currently researching the effects of compression on digital images. Dr. He also uses quantitative methods to analyze “edges” found in images. “Edges” are naturally occurring high contrast areas of photographs that can be used to determine what resolution is needed for digitization. Dr. He’s research is already improving the processes at the Library of Congress.

One Format Does Not Fit All: FADGI Audio-Visual Working Group’s Diverse Approaches to Format Guidance | The Signal: Digital Preservation

I wish I had a quick and easy answer when colleagues ask what file format they should use to create and archive digital moving images. My response usually starts out with “well, it depends.” And indeed it does depend on a wide variety of factors. Factors like what they want to achieve with the file, what equipment and storage space is available, are they reformatting old videotapes or creating new born-digital material? The list of considerations that can impact the decision goes on.