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In early March, XCO Co-Executive Directors Dave Lindahl and Jennifer Bowen were invited to meet with the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee at the Library of Congress to discuss XC's partial implementation of RDA. As a follow-up to that meeting and presentation, the committee invited Dave and Jennifer to submit a written statement for inclusion as an Appendix to the group's final report. The Committee's report, due out within the next month, will include recommendations regarding...

Here is exciting news regarding resource sharing and discovery using the NCIP protocol.

The open source community of software developers working on and supporting the eXtensible Catalog’s (XC) NCIP Toolkit, http://code.google.com/p/xcncip2toolkit/ is pleased to announce the release of new software.

We are releasing:
• NCIP Core – required for all installations. Installation instructions at...

The open source community of software developers working on and supporting the eXtensible Catalog’s (XC) NCIP Toolkit, http://code.google.com/p/xcncip2toolkit/ is extremely happy to announce the first production use of the new NCIP Toolkit that supports version 2.0 of the NCIP protocol.

Lehigh University, a member of Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc (PALCI) is using the XC NCIP Toolkit as a way to perform cir...

Check the XCO wiki for a list of upcoming presentations about XC: http://www.extensiblecatalog.org/wiki/eXtensibleCatalogWiki:Current_events. Hope you can join us at one of these events!

Here's some news that involves XC’s Drupal Toolkit. The Denver Public Library has produced "Creating Communities" project http://creatingcommunities-denverlibrary.org/ and this project has a page on Drupal.org at http://drupal.org/node/903926. As of this writing, it is also featured on the Drupal main site http://drupal.org/. Denver Public mad...

Early this spring, a community of library developers interested in interoperability between discovery interfaces and integrated library systems formed a working group to build on the work of the DLF ILS-DI Task force. After several months of collaboration between this developer community, OCLC team members and the eXtensible Catalog Organization, we are excited to announce OCLC’s plans to contribute an implementation of version 2.0 of the NCIP standard, derived from the OCLC Web-sc...

The XC team welcomes feedback on our ILS data extraction sample scripts. We have now added a script for III Millennium to the existing scripts for Voyager and Aleph systems.

• Automates the synchronization of MARC metadata between the ILS and XC or other systems.
• These sample scripts serve as a starting point for an institution, allowing a much faster start.
• The extracted data can then be used to populate XC or other external systems on a regularly scheduled...

The eXtensible Catalog Organization is hosting a meeting of XC community members to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 5th-6th, 2010. Current and future members of the XC community will gather to learn about XC Project’s accomplishments and to create an action plan for remaining XC software development. Attendance at the meeting is by invitation. We encourage institutions that are interested in making a significant contribution to the future development of the XC Softw...

We’re delighted to report that the CARLI Consortium and the University of North Carolina/Charlotte have agreed to join the University of Rochester as Founders of the eXtensible Catalog Organization (XCO)!  The XCO Founders will be announcing the launch of this new not-for-profit organization in early 2010.  The XCO’s mission is to maintain and improve XC software, provide guidance and future direction for XC, and foster a community of users and developers around XC.  Thank you to Su...

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between the eXtensible Catalog and Nylink!  In the coming months, Nylink staff will begin offering web-based training for the XC software toolkits, especially for the XC Metadata Services Toolkit (MST).

Nylink has always excelled at providing training related to metadata initiatives, whether in MARC-based cataloging for OCLC, or more future-oriented topics such as FRBR and RDA.  Nylink’s staff trainers (Lynne Graziadei, Lauren Pinsl...