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SILAS, or Singapore Integrated Library Automation Services, has been providing bibliographic services and products to Singapore libraries since 1987.

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Challenges with Linked Data in Libraries

published on 16 Jan 2014 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

There has been a movement of applying Linked Data in libraries since few years ago.  Many presentations have been done in various library conferences...

More on Hummingbird

published on 15 Oct 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

 More on Hummingbird from SearchEngineLand.com   What type of “new” search activity does Hummingbird help? “Conversational...

RIMMF

published on 11 Oct 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

Rimmf (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is a free tool developed by The Marc of Quality (http://www.marcofquality.com). It is: a visualization...

From Keywords Search to Entities Search

published on 09 Oct 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

Further to my last post of Google Launched New Search Algorithm "Hummingbird", here is another article from the SearchEngineLand.com giving more...

Google Launched New Search Algorithm "Hummingbird"

published on 27 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

"What type of “new” search activity does Hummingbird help? “Conversational search” is one of the biggest examples Google...

What is Metadata

published on 27 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

Sharing from Ms Dahlia Shamsuddin, Senior Librarian of NLB: "I want to share this YouTube video “What is Metadata” with all of you...

Deciphering the Semantic Web

published on 25 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

Video: Deciphering the Semantic Web "What is the Semantic Web? Technology Voice recently interviewed some leading Semantic Web researchers with...

Public View of RDA Records

published on 12 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

  There are new fields created in MARC21 to cater for RDA (for example: 264, 336, 337, 338).  Libraries have to make a decision on how and what...

Test your knowledge of RDA

published on 10 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

FRBR Concepts Test yourself!: FRBR Terminology Quiz  Test yourself!: Attributes of FRBR Group One Entities Quiz  Test yourself...

Metadata can be data

published on 08 Sep 2013 by Henry Lam in 5 Minutes Reading

Metadata describes data.  Data in here means something useful to the users.  Metadata helps the data consumers (library users, staff of library...

Latest Events

SILAS Knowledge Sharing Session #28

Date: 23 May 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building

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Metadata Discussion Group Meeting #5

Date: 27 Jun 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building



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SILAS Knowledge Sharing Session #29

Date: 25 July 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building

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Metadata Discussion Group Meeting #6

Date: 22 Aug 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room, Basement 1, National Library Building



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SILAS Knowledge Sharing Session #30

Date: 26 Sept 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building

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Metadata Discussion Group Meeting #7

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room, Basement 1, National Library Building



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SILAS Knowledge Sharing Session #31

Date: 28 Nov 2014

Time: 2-5pm

Venue: Multi-Purpose Room, Basement 1, National Library Building

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