Esme (and all)
Would Jenn Riley & Devin Becker's metadata standards visualization
have been helpful to you if it had been available back in the day?
Perhaps a detailed sub-set thereof?
Perhaps at minimum a glossary of acronyms commonly tossed about by
catalogers? I'd write one but I think I'd be tempted to be snarky
when trying to explain RDA in brief...
PS re: SAGE, I'd heard. That it was useful/used for so long is a
testament to the your development and programming skills and those of
Chris Fryman and Brian Tingle. I raise my glass! For the peanut
gallery - SAGE was UCSD Lib's home-grown database of web resources
that pub services librarians used to create subject-guides on the fly
and was a thing of beauty to behold. Would that all software
developers do use cases, functional requirements, rapid
prototyping/agile development, and usability testing so well!
PPS: sorry to all for the somewhat personal communications couched in
a public list discussion. The opportunity to publicly sing the praises
of the excellent programmers I've been privileged to work with was too
tempting to pass up.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Cowles, Esme <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> One of the things I wish someone had explained to me at the beginning is all the different metadata standards we use and how they fit together. I'd been working with MARC metadata for years before anyone explained what AACR2 was, or various other controlled vocabulary content standards. In fact, I think it wasn't until I was in a meeting with librarians explaining our metadata to non-library people that I heard a lot of things spelled out.
> BTW, you might be interested to know that, after many years of faithful service, Sage is going to be decommissioned this Fall.