From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 09:59:43 -0500 Message-Id: <199412121459.JAA08643@ws02-00.rsch.oclc.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Background references for URC issues Folks, The following are references I cited as background information in my remarks at the URI meeting in San Jose last week. In addition, I added one that Erik Jul brought to my attention that may be of interest. If you are interested but cannot get these from your local library, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'll also be happy to post my notes from my talk if anyone would like to see them. stu --------------------------- The following articles afford an introduction to TEI headers and their application, as well as some background on the evolution of cataloging standards in libraries. The Documentation of Electronic Texts Using Text Encoding Initiative Headers: An Introduction Richard Giordano Library Resources and Technical Services 38(4) 389-401 1994 Discusses the benefits and possible faults of the TEI header as a basis for electronic text cataloging. A basic introduction to TEI headers Cataloging Electronic Texts: The University of Virginia Library Experience Edward Gaynor Library Resources and Technical Services 38(4) 403-413 Describes one of the first efforts to integrate electronic document cataloging in a conventional library environment; discusses aspects of mapping between TEI headers and MARC records. The Core Record: A New Bibliographic Standard Willy Cromwell Library Resources and Technical Services 38(4) 415-424 1994 A background paper on the development of a new cataloging level intended to reduce the costs of cataloging; less extensive than conventional full-level cataloging, more detailed than minimal-level cataloging. Taylor, Arlene G. 1994. The information universe: Will we have chaos or control? American Libraries 25, no. 7: 629-632. A good overview of what librarianship has traditionally brought to the management of information, including issues of description and access, and how these same capabilities are necessary for information in electronic format accessible via wide-area computer networks.