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Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging and Metadata: Practical Applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery (An ALCTS Monograph)
Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han, and Christine Schwartz
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1653-7
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $60.00
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176 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 9780838916537
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, I

This title will be available Winter 2017. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Even experienced catalogers and copy catalogers who know their way around the tags and strings of a MARC record need guidance when creating metadata for sharing bibliographic records or digital collections on the web. Likewise, coders or new librarians coming from iSchool or software backgrounds need examples of how to use XLML or XSLT scripting with library records.  That’s where this new handbook from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) comes in. Librarians working in their code editors will want this resource, with its 58 sample coding examples, at their side. It covers
  • essential background information, with a quick review of XML basics;
  • transforming XML metadata in HTML;  
  • schema languages and workflows for XML validation;  
  • an introduction to XPath and XSLT;  
  • cataloging workflows using XSLT;
  • the basics of XQuery, including use cases and XQuery expressions and functions; and  
  • working with strings and sequences, including regular expressions.
This handbook will help teach catalogers of all levels of experience how to code for efficiencies.

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