NETSL 2009 Spring Conference: Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting April 17 Worcester Mass
The New England Technical Services Librarians are holding their 2009 Spring Conference called
Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass:
NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2009:
Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting
Friday, April 17, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Registration (registration closes April 3):
* Register by mail, with a check
* Online registration, with a credit card
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
NELA: New England Library Association
NETSL: New England Technical Services Librarians
* Karen Coyle, Librarian and Consultant in the area of digital libraries
Metadata is a Plural Noun
Libraries have operated for over 150 years with a very singular view of bibliographic metadata: the catalog record. In a new world of interactive, networked information, the catalog record can no longer stand apart if it is to serve information users. The focus must move from the record to the data itself, and to the many contexts where bibliographic data elements must be designed to interact with the online information universe.
* Breakout Sessions
o RDA: Boondoggle or Boon? And What About MARC?
+ Presenter: Rick Block, Columbia University Libraries
+ Abstract: The development of RDA has been fraught with contention and challenges. Will RDA be cataloger’s judgment or cataloger’s judgment day? Does RDA go too far or not far enough? Is RDA an “imminent debacle” or “the cataloguing standard for the 21st century”? Will it ever be implemented? And where does MARC fit in? Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion of RDA and the future of MARC.
o Beyond Federated Search: The Next Generation of Discovery
+ Presenter: Tracy L. Thompson-Przylucki, New England Law Library Consortium
+ Abstract: In 2004 the NELLCO Reference Interest Group began exploring federated search. One member, Franklin Pierce Law Center, recognizing the shortcomings of the federated search model, introduced an alternative approach based on enterprise search technology. In 2007 NELLCO received an IMLS grant to develop an open source discovery tool based on that technology. This presentation will explain and demonstrate NELLCO’s Universal Search Solution project.
o Fishing Upstream: Publisher-supplied Cataloging and Libraries
+ Presenters: Andreas Biedenbach, Springer Pub. and Leslie Horner Button, University of Massachusetts Amherst
+ Abstract: “On the Record”, LC’s Working Group Report on the Future of
Bibliographic Control, calls for making use of more bibliographic data
earlier in the supply chain. Two specific recommendations call on
libraries to “work with publishers and other resource providers to
coordinate data sharing in a way that works well for all partners” and
to “demonstrate to publishers the business advantages of supplying
complete and accurate metadata”. Andreas Biedenbach of Springer
Publishers will speak generally about what publishers can do for
libraries and specifically about his company’s efforts to work with
libraries to provide appropriate data in acceptable formats. Leslie
Horner Button, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will speak on
what libraries need from publishers. Together they will attempt to
define the common ground (and data) between libraries and publishers and
suggest ways to move forward.
o Collecting Free Web Resources: Selecting, Harvesting, Cataloging
+ Presenter: Alex Thurman, Columbia University Libraries
+ Abstract: We know how to collect print material and license commercial electronic resources, but what about free Web resources? Alex Thurman will discuss Columbia University’s ongoing effort to design a workflow for incorporating free Web resources produced by human rights NGOs into its collections, from selecting through archiving, cataloging and providing access.
* Lunch (Hot buffet lunch provided. Includes Chef’s selection of soup, salad & rolls, Chicken Piccata, Tofu Stir Fry (vegan), coffee, decaffeinated coffee, soft drinks, tea and dessert.)
* Presentation of the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services
* Spotlight on the New England Chapter of the Music Library Association (NEMLA www.wesleyan.edu
* Ted Fons, Director, OCLC WorldCat Global Metadata Network
* Mining the OPAC: Next Generation Catalogs Panel
o Primo: Kevin Kidd, Boston College
o VuFind: Daniel Lovins, Yale University Library
o WorldCat Local: Remlee Green, MIT
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