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LITA Forum 2011 - XC: Tools for the Creation and Use of RDA, FRBRized and Linked Data

Powerpoint slides from a presentation given at LITA Forum 2011 conference in St. Louis. "Learn how XC transforms your MARC and DC metadata into FRBR, RDA, and linked-data environments with incredible performance and includes a faceted-browsing discovery layer (built on Drupal) driven by the FRBR Group 1 entities."

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl

eXtensible Catalog and RDA

Presentation at Library of Congress for U.S. National Libraries

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl
Jennifer Bowen
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code4lib 2011 - Enhancing the Performance and Extensibility of the XC’s MetadataServicesToolkit

Learn how we increased the performance of the XC Metadata Services Toolkit (MST) by over 900%. Our first release performed too slowly with degrading performance with large record batches and we needed to enable the MST to process a library’s entire catalog in a reasonable amount of time on a common server. The MST was also intended to be extensible. Libraries will almost certainly want to customize this process in some way. Thus our second goal was to make it is as easy as possible for a developer to write a service which can be plugged into the MST.

Presenter(s): 
Ben Anderson
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ALA Midwinter 2011 - LITA Next Generation Catalog IG - eXtensible Catalog: Transforming Legacy Metadata Towards FRBR, RDA, and Linked Data

David Lindahl, an executive director of eXtensible Catalog (XC), will discuss how XC transforms legacy metadata formats towards FRBR, RDA, and linked-data environments and integrates any ILS with any next generation catalog. Participants are encouraged to share local projects to incorporate linked data into their library catalogs and to relate the benefits of moving data into more web-friendly formats.

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl

ALA Midwinter 2011 - U.S. RDA Test Vendors Meeting - eXtensible Catalog Software for RDA

eXtensible Catalog Software Portfolio presentation at the U.S. RDA Test Vendors Meeting highlighting XC software support for RDA and FRBR. This presentation includes a description of the RDA features in the XC Schema, XC Metadata Services Toolkit, and XC Drupal Toolkit.

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl
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2010 ACOC Seminar - Canberra, Australia - eXtensible Catalog Software Portfolio

The eXtensible Catalog Project has developed four open-source software toolkits that enable libraries to build and share their own web- and metadata-focused applications on top of a service-oriented architecture that incorporates Solr in Drupal, a robust metadata management platform, and OAI-PMH and NCIP-compatible tools that interact with legacy library systems in real-time. XC"s Metadata Services Toolkit allows libraries to orchestrate and sequence metadata processing services on large batches of metadata. Libraries can build their own services or choose from our initial set of metadata services that clean up and "FRBRize" MARC metadata. XC software provides an RDA metadata test bed and a Solr-based metadata "navigator." XC"s user interface platform is the first suite of Drupal modules that treat both web content and library metadata as native Drupal nodes, allowing libraries to build web-applications that interact with metadata from library catalogs and institutional repositories as well as with library web pages. Other currently-available XC toolkits expose legacy ILS metadata, circulation, and patron functionality via web services for III, Voyager and Aleph (to date) using standard protocols (OAI-PMH and NCIP), allowing libraries to easily and regularly extract MARC data from an ILS in valid MARCXML and keep the metadata in their discovery applications "in sync" with source repositories. This presentation will showcase XC"s metadata processing services, the metadata "navigator" and the Drupal user interface platform. The presentation will also describe how libraries and their developers can get started using and contributing to the XC code.

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl

Access 2010 Winnipeg Conference - eXtensible Catalog Software Portfolio

The eXtensible Catalog Project has developed four open-source software toolkits that enable libraries to build and share their own web- and metadata-focused applications on top of a service-oriented architecture that incorporates Solr in Drupal, a robust metadata management platform, and OAI-PMH and NCIP-compatible tools that interact with legacy library systems in real-time. XC"s Metadata Services Toolkit allows libraries to orchestrate and sequence metadata processing services on large batches of metadata. Libraries can build their own services or choose from our initial set of metadata services that clean up and "FRBRize" MARC metadata. XC software provides an RDA metadata test bed and a Solr-based metadata "navigator." XC"s user interface platform is the first suite of Drupal modules that treat both web content and library metadata as native Drupal nodes, allowing libraries to build web-applications that interact with metadata from library catalogs and institutional repositories as well as with library web pages. Other currently-available XC toolkits expose legacy ILS metadata, circulation, and patron functionality via web services for III, Voyager and Aleph (to date) using standard protocols (OAI-PMH and NCIP), allowing libraries to easily and regularly extract MARC data from an ILS in valid MARCXML and keep the metadata in their discovery applications "in sync" with source repositories. This presentation will showcase XC"s metadata processing services, the metadata "navigator" and the Drupal user interface platform. The presentation will also describe how libraries and their developers can get started using and contributing to the XC code.

Presenter(s): 
David Lindahl