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Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick

When MARC consumed ScOT: a tale of linked educational metadata

Tuesday 9 February 2016, 11:25 - 11:55
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Ben Chadwick

Education Services Australia, Vic

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Australian school libraries have an expressed need to organise resources according to Australian Curriculum (AC) outcomes. Education Services Australia (ESA) has aligned digital resources to the AC since 2011, publishing it on platforms including Scootle. The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) at ESA creates and distributes MARC records to 93% of Australian school libraries, but has not traditionally provided curriculum-alignment data. This paper describes a trial in which headings from a linked data subject vocabulary (the Schools Online Thesaurus) in MARC records are supplemented with URIs for the purpose of consuming AC alignment data. A widget is presented to demonstrate possible downstream applications.


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