Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force survey

Please share widely // Veuillez le partager à volonté Message bilingue // Bilingual message Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force survey In the coming days, a sample of Canadian libraries will be receiving an invitation to participate in a survey developed by the Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force to assess current understanding and readiness for the probable transition from encoding bibliographic data in MARC to BIBFRAME. BIBFRAME is the linked data alternative to MARC currently being developed and implemented by Library of Congress. Library of Congress will continue providing bibliographic records in MARC, but internally they are shifting to creating records natively in BIBFRAME. Other BIBFRAME projects are underway in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and as interest expands, we would like to ensure that Canadian libraries have an opportunity to not only be prepared for a possible transition to BIBFRAME, but also to participate fully in the development and implementation of this new standard. For more information on the BIBFRAME model, please see the plain-language description prepared by the Task Force, now available via the CFLA-FCAB Website. The Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force is a joint project of the CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee and Fédération des milieux documentaries (FMD). The research method used by the Task Force is based on a statistical sample, so no additional surveys will be sent out upon request. If you or your library has not received a survey and you would like to contribute to the CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee’s assessment of the impact of BIBFRAME on Canadian libraries, please contact your regional representative on the committee. We want to hear from... read more

Which is greener, books or e-books? Neither.

Which is greener, books or e-books? Neither. https://www.treehugger.com/culture/which-greener-books-or-e-books-neither.html There is a third, more sustainable option: the library. “This is key, what I have called the fallacy of false choices. It’s like my answer to the bottles vs cans debate; there is a third option, reuse and refill. There is almost always a third option; with books, the answer is the library. Books from the library are not disposable; they are used many times, they are shared.”... read more