Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Paper published on geocoding LCSH

The paper we submitted to The Code4Lib Journal was published March 24, 2008:

Reusing metadata generated through years of cataloging practice is a natural and pragmatic way of leveraging an institution’s investment in describing its resources. Using Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), the Biodiversity Heritage Library generates new interfaces for browsing and navigating books in a digital library. LCSH are grouped into tag clouds and plotted on interactive maps using methods available within the Google Maps Application Programming Interface (API). Code examples are included, and issues related to these interfaces and the underlying LCSH data are examined.

By Chris Freeland, Martin Kalfatovic, Jay Paige, and Marc Crozier


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