You might also be interested in the work at http://www.kbplus.ac.uk . The
site is up at the moment, but I can't reach it for some reason... they have
a public export page which you might want to know about
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I think KBART is such an effort. As with most library standards groups,
> there may not be online documentation of their most recent efforts or
> successes, but: http://www.uksg.org/kbart
> On 10/16/2012 2:16 PM, Godmar Back wrote:
>> at our library, there's an emerging need to process title lists from
>> vendors for various purposes, such as checking that the titles purchased
>> can be discovered via discovery system and/or OPAC. It appears that the
>> formats in which those lists are provided are non-uniform, as is the
>> process of obtaining them.
>> For example, one vendor - let's call them "Expedition Scrolls" - provides
>> title lists for download to Excel, but which upon closer inspection turn
>> out to be HTML tables. They are encoded using an odd mixture of CP1250 and
>> HTML entities. Other vendors use entirely different formats.
>> My question is whether there are efforts, software, or anything related to
>> streamlining the acquisition and processing of vendor title lists in
>> software systems that aid in the collection development and maintenance
>> process. Any pointers would be appreciated.
>> - Godmar