Reference resources for cataloguers

Useful resources for cataloguers.

General

Library library of Congress authority files
http://authorities.loc.gov/

MARC country codes
http://www.loc.gov/marc/countries/

Image metadata

NISO metadata for images in XML schema (MIX) is useful for when technical image metadata is needed
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mix/

RSS 2.0 - might be considered for very lightweight metadata for Web 2.0 technologies, including discussion posts, forum posts, tweets, etc.
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/rss/rss.html

Audio metadata

Federal Agencies Audio-Visual Working Group (2009). Embedding metadata in digital audio files introductory discussion for the Federal Agencies Guideline
http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-embedding.html

Poderator - a tool for creating metadata that can be read and processed by podcast applications, including iTunes. What metadata schema this tool uses is unclear
www.poderator.com

Video metadata

Microformats Wiki 
http://microformats.org/wiki/video-metadata-model

Foreign language

Translations of common terms from several languages to help foreign language item cataloguing 
http://staff.library.mun.ca/staff/toolbox/lang/biblang.htm

Music

Composer Cutter lists: 
A-H   http://lts.library.cornell.edu/lts/ac/cat/compcutii
I-P    http://lts.library.cornell.edu/lts/ac/cat/compcutiia
Q-Z   http://lts.library.cornell.edu/lts/ac/cat/compcuttersiii

Art

Getty Institute Union List of Artist Names Online
http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/ulan/