Timothy W. Cole is mathematics librarian and coordinator for library applications in the iSchool’s Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the coauthor of XML for Catalogers and Metadata Librarians (2013) and Using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (2007) and has published widely on metadata, linked open data, and the use of XML in libraries. Cole is a past cochair of the W3C Web Annotation Working Group. A member of the University of Illinois faculty since 1989, Cole has held prior posts in the Library Systems Office and Engineering Library. He is the winner of the 2017 LITA/OCLC Kilgour Award.
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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.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 A Quick Review of XML Basics
Chapter 3 Library Metadata in XML
Chapter 4 XML Validation Using Schemas
Chapter 5 An Introduction to XPath and XSLT
Chapter 6 Cataloging Workflows Using XSLT
Chapter 7 Using XSLT to Connect Libraries to the Semantic Web: Transforming XML Metadata into HTML+RDFa
Chapter 8 An Introduction to XQuery for Library Metadata Work including Use Cases
Chapter 9 XQuery Basics
Chapter 10 XQuery Functions including Regular Expressions
Chapter 11 Metadata Workflow Using XQuery: Creating HathiTrust Submission Files for Monograph and Serials Print Holdings
Chapter 12 Resources for Further Study
Appendix A Sample SPINE Metadata Record for an Emblem Book (discussed in Chapter 7)
Appendix B XSLT for Creating Book-Level HTML+RDFa (discussed in Chapter 7)
Appendix C XSLT for Creating Emblem-Level HTML+RDFa (discussed in Chapter 7)
Appendix D Configurations for Working with XML, XSD, XSLT, and XQuery
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"Recommended for the serious, dedicated student of XML and its related technologies."
"A pragmatic, clear and succinct factual guide ... If you’re looking for a book which demonstrates the power of XML and its application in library work in detail, dive in!"
— Catalogue & Index
"A number of appendixes provide numerous samples and examples of coding along with software configurations. A good book to build efficiencies using metadata in libraries."