ALCTS AACR2 2002 Revision and Metadata Institutes Sally Tseng 05 Jan 2003 23:28 UTC

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year!

After two sold out offerings in early November, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the leader in the collection development and technical services profession, is pleased to announce another offering of the popular AACR2 2002 and Metadata Regional Institutes in Orlando, FL (Feb. 21-22, 2003) and San Jose, CA (April 4-5, 2003).  Deadlines for Early-Bird Special Registration Fees are: February 5 for Orlando and March 13 for San Jose.  For more information and registration, please visit ALCTS Web Site at:

The ALCTS AACR2 2002 and Metadata regional institute includes experts speaking and training on new concepts, revised and expanded chapters of the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Edition, 2002 Revised Edition, MARC 21, and the applications of these rules and formats.  It also explores new approaches to cataloging resources, especially the practicalities of dealing with metadata for Web resources with a vision for the future.

Learn from the experts the most effective and most efficient applications for cataloging by applying the new concepts and new and revised rules included in AACR2 2002 chapters 1, 3, 9, 12, 21 and other relevant chapters.   New information and revisions to AACR2 will be compared and implications for MARC 21 will be included in the presentations.  Scopes and topics range from cataloging in a dynamic electronic age to the how-to's of creating records in various formats including: cartographic materials, continuing resources, databases, electronic resources, newly defined integrating resources, legal and loose-leaf publications, serials, three dimensional items, video recordings, visual images and web sites.  Also included are the steps to building a metadata repository, standards, thesauri and the development of authority files to enhance end-user access as a means to provide integrated access to diverse information resources.


Acclaimed library professionals and educators have been invited to serve as faculty for this institute.  They will give in-depth presentation on the following topics:

*  "AACR and Metadata: Library Opportunities in the Global Semantic Web - LC, IFLA, Dublin Core, Virtual International Authority Files, and More"

*  "More Than Books:  Access to Locally-Held Materials in Alternative Media"

*  The New Chapter 12 for AACR 2002"

*  "Electronic Integrating Resources: AACR 2002 for Updating Web Sites and Databases" and "Chapter 9 Changes for Both Direct and Remote Access E-Resources"

*  "Chapter 3 Twenty Years Later:  Changes in Cataloging Cartographic Materials"

*  "There Ought to be A Law:  AACR2 2002 Amendments, Integrating Resources and Updating Loose-Leafs"

*  "Developing the Metadata Repository"

*  "Metadata Schemas and Controlled Vocabularies for Art, Architecture, and Material Culture"

ALCTS is proud to sponsor this critically important AACR2 2002 and Metadata regional institutes. To become a well-informed and knowledgeable librarian for the 21st Century, visit the ALCTS web site at

Space is limited. Sign up today for an ALCTS AACR2 2002 and Metadata Institute!

The registration deadlines are February 15 for Orlando and March 28 for San Jose. Registration will be taken on-site if space is available.

Accommodations, Institutes' Locations and Times:

February 21-22, 2003, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.).  Radisson Plaza Hotel Orlando, 60 South Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804, Phone: 407-425-4455

April 4-5, 2003, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Continental Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m.), Wyndham Hotel San Jose, 1350 N First Street, San Jose, CA 95112-4789, Phone: 408-453-6200

To reserve a room at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Orlando, call the hotel direct at 407-425-4455. ALCTS has reserved a block of rooms, for the ALCTS AACR2 2002 and Metadata Institute, at a group rate of $79 single/double (plus tax). Group rates are guaranteed until Wednesday, February 5, 2003, provided rooms are still available.

To reserve a room at the Wyndham Hotel San Jose, call the hotel direct at 800-538-6818. ALCTS has reserved a block of rooms, for the ALCTS AACR2 2002 and Metadata Institute, at a group rate of $89 single/double (plus tax). Group rates are guaranteed until Thursday, March 13, 2003. After this date, group rates will be awarded on a space available basis.

For more information, please contact:

Kirsten Ahlen, ALCTS, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Phone: 800-545-2433 ext. 5037, email:

Sally C. Tseng. Chair
ALCTS 2003 Preconference on Knowledge Without Boundaries                    ALCTS AACR2 2002 Revision & Matadata Regional Institutes
CALA Executive Director
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