- Internet library for librarians : cataloging – A basic list of useful links produced by InfoWorks Technology Company (TLC), compilers of Cataloger’s Reference Shelf.
- Internet Resources of Use in Information Organization – A list of links on relating to cataloguing and metatagging. Topics included: general resource guides, controlled vocabularies, classified systems, cataloging standards, authority control, Marc standards, cataloging special materials, metadata schemes and generators and cooperative cataloging and consortia.
Resources on local writers
- A Database of Singaporean Authors – This website aims to be a resource center for the reading, writing and publishing needs.
- Singapore Art – This is the online archive on Singapore artworks and research. The list is arranged in alphabetical order.
- Singapore Infopedia (National Library Board) – Singapore Infopedia is an electronic encyclopedia on Singapore, providing access to collection of articles on Singapore’s history, culture, people, and events. Each article provides and overview of a topic and is accompanied by references that could be used to research the topic further. Related images in selected articles and cross-referencing between related articles help to create a fuller understanding of a particular topic.
- https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/ – This is a one-stop service and networking center where the writing community in Singapore can gain access to a myriad of services and resources tailored for their special needs. It also provides links to: Singapore Literature Prize; Asian Children’s, Writers and Illustrators Conference; Singapore Book Club; Writers Kit; Publishers & Book Dealers.
- Singapore Writers Centre
United States, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health
- Medical Subject Headings – This is the official homepage of National Library of Medicine (NLM). It contains the Browser and other useful info relating to Medical Subject Headings.
- MARC standards – From the Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress, provides official documentation, including extensive guides to the formats and code lists. Also check for news and announcements.
- Dublin Core Metadata Initiative – Homepage of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Provides documentation on metadata terms and element set.
- Encoded Archival Description – Provides documentation for EAD DTD Version 2002 which is the encoding standard for machine-readable finding aids such as inventories, registers, indexes, and other documents created by archives, libraries, museums, and manuscript repositories.
- FRBR – IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for bibliographic records.
- Text Encoding Initiative – Provides guidelines which specify encoding methods for machine-readable texts in the humanities, social sciences and linguistics.
- Chinese Pinyin Dictionary
- Word2Word Languag Resources – This is a commercial site consists links that are providing free language translation, however there is a limitations of automatic translation. Beware that the systems do not provide a 100% accurate translation of your text.
- Free Translation – FreeTranslation.com is owned by SDL, a leading globalization company. With in excess of 2 million visitors per week, this site allows users to obtain free translations of both text and web pages. It also provides access to a range of SDL’s core translation and localization services.
- Online Indonesian English Translator – Established in 1999, this is a one stop solution for translation services in Singapore.
- The Researching Librarian – This site lists national library catalogues alphabetically by country. It aims to give all the information necessary to connect to the catalogue. The University of Queensland Library maintains this site.
- Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania – This site comprises collection of links to the websites/SNS of the CDNLAO community. Some linked pages in the table are displayed in languages other than English.
- Conference of European National Librarians – This site comprises links to the websites of the CENL community (a network of 48 national libraries in 45 European countries) in alphabetical order. The names of National Libraries are displayed in native languages other than English.
- Universities Worldwide – The site provides searchable database of Universities around the world. The database links to 9660 Universities in 2078 countries as at January 6th, 2020.
Kelley McGrath on RDA and MARC
Kelley recently posted on the Internet this PDF entitled “Will RDA Kill MARC” (https://pages.uoregon.edu/kelleym/KM_MWpresentation.pdf) (from ALA MidWinter 2011). This is a straightforward and easy to follow presentation on the limitations of MARC21, some of the benefits of RDA, and its shortcomings as well. Kelley gives us the added bonus of including her notes to each one of her slides. As a result, it’s easy to follow along and get a good sense of where’s she’s going. If you don’t know much about RDA or have been following along for some time, this is a good presentation to stop and read.