Directions to ALCTS AACR2 and METADATA Institute on August 16-17 in Boston Sally Tseng 16 Jul 2001 12:58 UTC

Dear Colleagues:

ALCTS AACR2 and METADATA Institute on August 16 -17 in Boston

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a
division of the American Library Association, will host the AACR2 and
Metadata Institute in Boston on August 16 - 17, 2001 at the Crowne Plaze
Boston-Natick Hotel.  The Hotel is located 15 miles outside of Boston.
The address is:  1360 Worcester Street, Route 9, Natick, MA 01760. Tel.:
508/653-8800 (Please see Directions to the hotel at the end of this

A group of internationally acclaimed library professionals and educators
has been invited to serve as faculty for the Institutes to give in-depth
presentation.  The keynote address will be delivered by Michael Gorman,
Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno.  Other
faculty members include:  Matthew Beacom, Catalog Librarian for Networked
In formation Resources, Yale University, Jean Hirons, CONSER Coordinator,
Library of Congress, Sheila S. Intner, Professor, GSLIS, Simmons College,
Erik Jul, Executive Director, OCLC Institute. Regina R. Reynolds, Head,
National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress.  The faculty for this
institute include two distinguished international librarians, Ann
Huthwaite, Chair, Joint Steering Committee for Revision of AACR (JSCAACR)
and Library Resource Services Manager, Queensland University of
Technology; and Professor Yuan-liang Ma, Director, Shanghai Library,

This institute is one of the MUST attend institutes for all librarians in
the 21st Century. Libraries, regardless of their type, size, and location,
are faced with many challenges. Therefore, this Institute is designed for
librarians from all types of libraries who are responsible for providing
users with access to print publications or Internet resources, whether by
cataloging, by collecting, or by designing subject-specific Web pages, or
by other means. Topics range from library leaders' viewpoints on
cataloging in an electronic age to the how-to's of creating
bibliographic records.  It emphasizes the forthcoming revision of AACR2
rules, the creation of new rules for new resources and the major changes
in AACR2 chapters 9 and 12, integrating resources, ISSN, MARC21 and
metadata for managing Web resources and a vision for how to apply the new
rules. This Institute will provide you the most effective and most
efficient options to face these changes and to meet these challenges for
the coming year. Let's attend this Institute so we can turn these
challenges into opportunities

Registration fees for this institute are $325 for ALCTS members and New
England Library Association members; $375 for ALA members and
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
members; $425 for non-members.

To register and to learn more information about this Institute, see the
ALCTS Web site at  Or contact Julie Reese,
ALCTS Events Manager, ALA, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.  Telephone:
 800-545-2433, ext. 5034; Fax: 312-280-5033; E-mail:

Directions to the Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick Hotel:

ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Institute - Location:  The Crowne Plaza
Boston-Natick Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick hotel is located 15 miles outside of
Boston.  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.)

>>From Boston's Logan International Airport to the Crowne Plaza
Boston-Natick Hotel:

Take the Logan Express Shuttle to the Framingham station.  A round trip
ticket is $14.  Once you arrive at the Framingham station, call the Crowne
Plaza hotel at 508/653-8800 and they will pick you up. The hotel provides
free shuttle service within a one mile radius.

Leave Logan to Framingham:
   Weekdays:            6:30 a.m. - midnight every half hour
    Saturday:              7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. every hour
    Sunday:                 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. every hour
                                 1:00 p.m. - midnight every half hour

>>From Boston South Station to the Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick Hotel:

You can take a commuter train from the Boston South Station to the West
Natick stop on the Worcester/Framingham line.  A one way ticket is approx.
$3.50.  Once you arrive at the West Natick stop, call the Crowne Plaza
hotel at 508/653-8800 and they will pick you up.  The schedules at the
MBTA website located at

If you need further assistance with the MA commuter train service, call
the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Customer
Service/Travel Information desk at: 1-800-392-6100.

Note:  The hotel provides free shuttle service within a one mile radius.
There are a few stops in Natick, so be sure to get off at the West Natick

>>From IFLA Hotels in Copley Place:

The best way that I know of is to take the commuter train from Boston to
Natick.  The Marriott Copley Place is about 1.4 miles from the South
Boston Station, and the Hynes Convention Center is about 1.5 miles away.
According to the train schedule, a train leaves from the South Station at
7:00 a.m. and arrives at West Natick at 7:36 a.m.  From there they can
call the hotel to be picked up.

The other option would be to take a cab for approximately $45.

We look forward to sharing a very productive Institute with you.
Sally C. Tseng, Chair
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:
Irvine, CA 92623
Mary Lynette Larsgaard, Co-chair
ALCTS AACR2 and Metadata Regional Institutes
Assistant Head, Map and Imagery Laboratory
Davidson Library,
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara CA 93106 USA
Tel.:  805-893-4049, Fax: 805-893-8799