New resources on researchworks

We have added some new resources to our ResearchWorks page, and more will be added over the next while. New resources include:

XSLTproc: OCLC Research's XSLTProc is a tool for managing and using arbitrary XSLT stylesheets. [About XSLTProc [OCLC - ResearchWorks]]
SchemaTrans crosswalk repository and schema transformation. Crosswalks in the SchemaTrans repository are initially modeled using METS, a standard for encoding metadata about objects in digital libraries. The resulting records are deposited into an OAI repository that can be searched by human or machine using the SRW/U protocol. SchemaTrans translates XML documents from the specified source to the target by matching the dependencies in the documents against the records in the METS database.[About the metadata crosswalk repository [OCLC - ResearchWorks]]
NACO Normalization service. OCLC Research's NACO Normalization Service enables systems to convert names and other text strings to a format more conducive to machine comparison and sorting. [About NACO Normalization Service [OCLC - ResearchWorks]]

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Jan 21, 2005

Hi, I wandered into your blog while trying to learn more about FRBR. I'm trying to design a library exhibit about the history of our catalog and cataloging that will be interesting to non-librarians. So far I've encountered some interesting (and depressing) quotes that I might like to use. I'm referring to some of Tim Burke's remarks in "Burn the catalog." I volunteered to do this exhibit because I like a challenge, but I think I'm in over my head. People don't tend to stand and read a lot in an exhibit. I need a short and easily understood definition of FRBR and I haven't been able to formulate one. Do you have any ideas?
Also I keep feeling that I need to justify why the catalog is the way it is, the product of many years, technologies and rules that are so slow to change and that isn't helping. I enjoyed reading your blog. Elizabeth