Please post: New England Technical Services Librarians Spring 200 2 conference (fwd) Marcia Tuttle 12 Feb 2002 14:11 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:05:00 -0500 From: "Miller, David" <dmiller@POST03.CURRY.EDU> Subject: Please post: New England Technical Services Librarians Spring 200 2 conference New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) announces the program for our Spring 2002 Meeting: Something Old, Something New: Looking at Standards. The meeting will be held on Friday, April 12, 2002, at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. The keynote speaker is Sally McCallum, (Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress), addressing "The Metadata and Markup Explosion." After years of steady standardization on AACR and MARC 21, the library community is being enticed by the potential of lots of different metadata schemes and markup techniques. Where are we going and how do we make choices? Ms. McCallum will explore the relationships, relevant applications, and emerging directions for several prominent markup methods, from MARC to ONIX to Dublin Core. Lynne Howarth (Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto), is the afternoon speaker; her topic is "Making Sense of Metadata: Towards a Common Core for Bibliographic Control." With the proliferation of digitized resources accessible via Internet and Intranet knowledge bases, and a pressing need to develop more sophisticated tools for identification and retrieval of electronic resources, both general purpose and domain-specific metadata schemes have assumed prominence. The IFLA Working Group on the Use of Metadata Schemes has been charged with (1) determining a metadata 'core record' which could be used by authors and/or publishers of electronic records to enhance resource discovery, and to provide, where appropriate, elements for incorporation into bibliographic records, and (2) providing guidance/guidelines on the appropriate use of metadata records and bibliographic records in libraries. This presentation will describe progress on, and outputs from, each of these initiatives. There will also be a choice of breakout sessions: 1) "XML Basics", by Norman Desmarais (Providence College); 2) "Workable Solutions with Dewey Classification", by Linda Tiernan Kepner (Peterborough Town Library, Peterborough, N.H.); 3) "ONIX In-Depth," by Sam Dempsey (Informata.com), and 4) "Adopting and Adapting: Metadata Standards in Harvard's Digital Library Initiative," by Robin Wendler (Harvard University Library.) Birdie McClennan (University of Vermont) will give a brief presentation during the lunch period on the work of NASIG, the North American Serials Interest Group. Advance registration is highly recommended for the NETSL Spring Meeting. For more information, see the NETSL web site at http://nelib.cjwebsolutions.com/netsl/indexnew.html or contact NETSL Treasurer Penny Schroeder at email@example.com.