Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HILCC module for Drupal

In our Drupal sites for our library and now in our Knowledge Hub we've been using LCC to catalog items and then using HILCC to produce a navigatable architecture in our Drupal sites.


This functionality is now available to the public at large as a Drupal module, which you can download here:

http://drupal.org/project/hilcc

HILCC is a hierarchic classification scheme developed originally at Columbia University Libraries, designed to offer library catalogs a way to easily cluster similar-subject items for navigation. HILCC is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC license.

For now it's only available for Drupal 5, but a D6 version is in the works.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

LOC (re-)releasing Subject Headings and more

Karen coyle mentioned LC is bringing back subject headings and other information (some originally available in the now-defunct lcsh.info).

More info is available in http://id.loc.gov/

What this means, is that at last some of LC's controlled vocabularies will be available to build the semantic web.