Update on ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Institute (Sally Tseng) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 09 Jul 2001 13:27 UTC

Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 14:29:52 -0700
From: Sally Tseng <sctseng@LIB.UCI.EDU>
Subject: Update on ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Institute

Dear Colleagues:

Many thanks for your interest in the ALCTS Institute on AACR2 and Metadata
to be held from August 16-17, 2001 in Boston, Mass., USA at the Crowne
Plaza Boston-Natick hotel.  The Hotel is located 15 miles outside of
Boston.  The address is:  1360 Worcester Street, Route 9, Natick, MA

I am pleased to let you know that ALCTS has reserved a block of rooms at a
group rate of $159 single/double.  This discounted rate is good through
July 25.  To reserve a room, call the hotel's reservation desk at
508/653-8800.  (Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12 noon.)

Please do not hesitate to let me know if there is any further information
I can provide.

Please see the program information below:

Dear Colleagues:

AACR2 AND METADATA  - An ALCTS Institute, Thursday-Friday, August 16-17,
2001 in Boston, Massachusetts

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (a division
of the American Library Association) invites you to participate in the
"AACR2 and Metadata" Institute, Thursday-Friday, August 16-17, 2001 in
Boston -- a great way to kick off the 2001 International Federation of
Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Council and General

This is one of the most important Institutes for your professional
development in the 21st Century!  Please sign up immediately!

The two-day event will offer a wealth of opportunities to hone practical
cataloging know how and investigate solutions to integrating resources,
seriality and other tangled issues in the online and printed environments
-- of especial interest to those who face cataloging, collecting, Web
interface design, or otherwise in the constantly evolving electronic

Find out the most effective and most efficient options for providing your
users with access to print and Web resources.  The first day will be
devoted to a thorough examination of traditional cataloging practices and
upcoming changes for monographs and serials, the second day to exploration
of a variety of issues related to metadata.  Here are a few of the areas
to be covered:

*       AACR2, Dublin Core, ISSN, MARC 21, RDF, W3C, XML, and approaches
to handling metadata
*       Review of existing cataloging standards (e.g., AACR2, CONSER
Guidelines, Hallam's Loose-leaf Cataloging, latest proposals and decisions from JSCAACR, CC:DA and MARBI, etc.)
*       Discussion on the future of cataloging in the electronic age and
the development of new rules, guidelines, and standards for electronic and integrating resources (e.g., databases, loose-leaf, Web sites, etc.)


ALCTS had assembled a faculty of distinguished international scholars to
speak at the Boston Institute including:

The keynote address "Cataloging in an Electronic Age" will be delivered by Michael Gorman, Editor of AACR2 and Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno.

Matthew Beacom, Catalog Librarian for Networked Information Resources,
Yale University, "Something Old, Something New: Using AACR2 and MARC to
Catalog Web Resources";

Jean Hirons, CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress, "Seriality: What
Have We Accomplished, What's Next?";

Ann Huthwaite, Chair, Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR
(JSCAACR) and Library Resource Services Manager, Queensland University of
Technology, ""AACR and other metadata standards: the way forward";

Sheila S. Intner, Professor, GSLIS, Simmons College, "Struggling Toward
Retrieval:  Can Alternatives to Standard Operating Procedures Help?";

Erik Jul, Executive Director, OCLC Institute "MARC and Mark-up: Different
Metadata Containers for Different Purposes";

Professor Yuan-liang Ma, Director, Shanghai Library, China, "Digital
Resources and Metadata Application in Shanghai Library"; and

Regina R. Reynolds, Head, National Serials Data Program, Library of
Congress, "ISSN: Dumb Number, Smart Solution".

The Boston Institute registration fee is $325 for ALCTS and New England
Library Association members; $375 for ALA and IFLA members; $425 for

AACR and Metadata continue to be vitally important topics, and combined
with an outstanding faculty and excellent subject matter the regional
Institute is a MUST attend for today's librarians.

These Institutes are co-sponsored by the ALCTS SS, Committee to Study
Serials Cataloging (CSSC), ALCTS CCS Cataloging Committee: Description and Access (CC:DA) and the ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee (NRMC).   A second Institute is scheduled for November 2001 in Dallas, Texas and a third in the spring of 2002 in San Diego, California.

To learn more about the Institutes or to register, see the ALCTS Web site
at:  http://www.ala.org/alcts. Or contact:

Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager, American Library Association, 50 East
Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611, USA, Tel:  1-800-545-2433 ext. 5034, Fax:
312-280-5033, Email:  jreese@ala.org


Sally C. Tseng, Chair, ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Regional Institutes, and
Head, Serials Cataloging, Science Library, University of California,
Irvine, P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557, USA, Tel.: 949-824-6832,
Fax:  949-824-2059, FAX (H):  949-857-1988,
Email:     sctseng@uci.edu

Mary Lynette Larsgaard, Co-Chair, ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Institutes
Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory, Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA 93106
Tel.: 805/893-4049  Fax: 805/893-8799
Email: mary@library.ucsb.edu

Thank you!  We look forward to sharing a very productive Institute with you.

Sally Tseng, Chair
ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Institutes
Head, Serials Cataloging                 Telephone:  949-824-6832
Science Library #331                     Fax:        949-824-2059
University of California, Irvine         FAX (H):    949-857-1988
P.O. Box 19557                           email:      sctseng@uci.edu
Irvine, CA 92623