Putting XML to Work in the Library: Tools for Improving Access and Management

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American Library Association, 2004 - Computers - 205 pages
Miller and Clarke, both affiliated with Lane Medical Library, Stanford University Medical Center, outline steps to help libraries make the most of XML. They explain what XML is and why it's important, show how it integrates with MARC and AACR data, and show how to use XML's style sheets and schemas.
 

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The authors, who are from the Lane Medical Library at the Stanford University Medical Center, argue that XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is a solution to many of the digital access and management ... Read full review

Contents

In the Scheme of Things
91
Schema Development
93
The Development Process StepbyStep
94
Library Information in Context
96
Open Libraries?
97
Think Globally Act Locally
99
Bibliographic and Authority Records
101
The Ultimate Crazy Quilt?
102

Mixed Content
17
Entities
18
Comments
20
White Space
21
Character Encoding
22
The XML Declaration
23
Processing Instructions
26
Putting It All Together
27
All in the Family
30
Document Type Definitions
31
Namespaces
32
Stylesheets
33
Browsers and Viewing
35
X Whatever
36
Generic Aspects of XML
38
The Nice Thing about Standards
44
Getting Started
45
I Need Some XML Validation
48
DTDs Document Type Definitions
49
XML Schemes
54
RELAX NG Schemas
59
Where Do I Go from Here?
67
XPath
68
XLink
70
XPointer
73
Doing it with Style sheets
76
Getting Started
77
XSL FO Stylesheets
82
CSS Stylesheets
85
Fixity versus Fluidity?
116
Simplicity without Sacrifice?
136
XMLTools What Do You Want to Do Today?
145
XML Editors Mark it Up
146
Simple Text Editors
147
JEdit
148
XMLOperator
150
BitFlux Editor
153
XML eXchaNGeR XNGR
156
The Changing Face of XML
159
Cocoon and Xalan
161
Kawa and Qexo
163
Not Just Another Pretty Face
165
Amaya
167
Conclusion
170
The Future Is Now Trends and Possibilities
173
Xinclude
174
Scalable Vector Graphics SVG
176
DocBook
179
OpenOffice AbiWord and Microsoft Word
180
XML Possibilities
181
Updating MARC with MARCUTL
183
Maintaining PubMed LinkOuts
186
MARC to XOBIS in 2003 and Beyond
188
Conclusion
190
References
191
Index
195
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