After many months of conversation, internal testing, plus one substantial live run, we are thrilled to announce that Backstage is now able to add 34X fields to your bibliographic records as part of your automated RDA enrichment processing.
Under RDA, the 34X fields provide a place for characteristics of an item’s format and presentation, allowing details that go beyond the prescribed range of CMC terms in the 33X fields. These descriptors are often already present in the MARC record, but they are scattered across a range of fields and subfields. Placing this information into 34X fields can make the data more accessible to emerging discovery tools, opening new avenues for faceted search and linked data.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a May 2017 deadline for its Common Heritage program, which offers grants to preserve and understand our American cultural heritage through events to digitize local historical materials while also providing public programming to interpret community experiences, histories, and identities. Continue reading →