Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging

Feb 2018 | 176pp

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Coding with XML for Efficiencies in Cataloging
Practical applications of XSD, XSLT, and XQuery

Timothy W. Cole, Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han and Christine Schwartz

Even experienced cataloguers and copy cataloguers 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
  • cataloguing workflows using XSLT
  • the basics of XQuery, including use cases and XQuery expressions and functions
  • working with strings and sequences, including regular expressions.

Readership: This handbook will help teach cataloguers of all levels of experience how to code for efficiencies.

Timothy W Cole is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Myung-Ja (MJ) K Han is a Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christine Schwartz is a Metadata Librarian and XML Database Administrator at Princeton Theological Seminary.

 

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. A Quick Review of XML Basics

3. Library Metadata in XML

4. XML Validation Using Schemas

5. An Introduction to XPath and XSLT

6.  Cataloging Workflows Using XSLT

7. Using XSLT to Connect Libraries to the Semantic Web: Transforming XML metadata into HTML+RDFa

8. An Introduction to XQuery for Library Metadata Work including Use Cases

9. XQuery Basics

10. XQuery Functions Including Regular Expressions

11. Metadata Workflow Using XQuery: Creating HathiTrust submission files for monograph and serials print holdings

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

About the Authors

Index

 

Timothy W Cole is Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Myung-Ja (MJ) K Han is a Metadata Librarian and Associate Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christine Schwartz is a Metadata Librarian and XML Database Administrator at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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