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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 (, 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 or contact NETSL
Treasurer Penny Schroeder at