Is your catalog a jumble of AACR2 and RDA records trying to coexist? Our RDA enrichment process will refresh your AACR2 metadata by adding key RDA elements to create rich, new hybrid records.
Why? The changes in practice prescribed by RDA are aimed at future developments, including visions of linked data and library catalogs potentially operating in non-MARC environments. More practically, information such as media format now appears in different fields in newer records. By bringing the older content of your catalog up to the new standards, your records will display consistently in current discovery systems.
Take a look at our wiki and our RDA enrichment profile. See what options might help make your records more discoverable now and for your future plans.
Linked open data promises to revolutionize access to library resources. But linked data is only open when the links are persistent, freely accessible, and authoritative. Where do you start? The answer is URI enrichment.
During authority control processing, we can add URI links from external controlled vocabulary databases. For instance, your name and subject headings may link to the Library of Congress (NAF and LCSH), the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), or the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) database. Similarly, CMC fields (336, 337, 338) may link to their corresponding RDA registries.
We follow current recommendations from the PCC Task Group on URIs in MARC to append URIs to bibliographic headings, placing NAF and LCSH URIs from fully matched headings in a $0 and VIAF and ISNI URIs in a $1.
Performing URI enrichment prior to converting your catalog to BIBFRAME or another linked data schema optimizes your metadata for the conversion. If your institution is ready to lead the way, let us run some samples to show you what we can do to help.
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