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Friday, June 22 - 8:00am

8:30am - 4:00pm
Creating Library Linked Data: What Catalogers and Coders Can Build [$] Preconference/Institute, Ticketed event Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

High quality metadata: billions of bibliographic records, finding aids, descriptions of digital content - is a major asset of the library community. Agreement is growing on the benefits of transforming this wealth into linked data. Much experimentation is taking place. However, production-quality tools and infrastructure for linked data are in their infancy. This pre-conference will bring together catalogers and programmers to initiate the systematic, consensus-building approach needed to make Library Linked Data reality.

Cost :
LITA Member: $235; ALA Member: $299; Non-Member: $380

Friday, June 22 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) Interest Group Forum/Update Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Please join us for two very interesting presentations on FRBR and its impact on cataloging and catalogs.

Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Dean for Information Management Services at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and Chair of the eXtensible Catalog Organization

The eXtensible Catalog (XC) is free, open source software that provides a production system for converting MARC, Dublin Core, and potentially other metadata schemas for use in a FRBR-based discovery environment. XC’s software development and accompanying user research show how the FRBR model directly supports the needs of users and has taught us important lessons about implementing FRBR in a production environment. These lessons can also help guide us as we examine the feasibility of incorporating the FRBR model into the creation of linked data for libraries. .

Scott Piepenburg, Cataloging Coordinator/Metadata Librarian University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Scott will present on the basics behind FRBR and it impacts cataloging and an ILS. He will discuss how FRBR is related to Ranganathan’s theory of cataloging and how an ILS can use the information. The presentation will offer theoretical and concrete examples of FRBR principles in practice and how they apply to real-like objects. It concludes with a discussion and example of how an ILS may, or may not, be designed around FRBR principles.

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Saturday, June 23 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
Linked Data & Next Generation Catalogs Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

Discussions on the concepts of linked data have been everywhere, but practical strategies for its implementation are hard to find. “Linked data,” a recommended best practice for exposing, sharing and connecting pieces of data information and knowledge on the Semantic Web, is expected to be fully embraced by the next generation catalogs already in the later stages of development. During this session, attendees will learn about the basic concepts of linked data and the impacts and benefits of adapting linked data in the area of future bibliographical control. To supplement our discussion, developers from a few next generation catalog systems will demonstrate their implementations of linked data.

Cory Harper (NYU); Phil Schreur (Stanford); Theodore Fons (OCLC); Yvette Diven (Serials Solutions) Jennifer Bowen (eXtensible Catalog)

The group will have a business meeting following our program.

Saturday, June 23 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:30pm
Mapping Atlanta: Building Spatial History Tools and Digital Resources Poster session Anaheim Convention Center
Exhibit Hall Poster Area Table 5
Description :

By leveraging geospatial technologies to link spatial features with archive and library collections, historical atlases and other cartographic resources can be transformed into digital databases and tools for researchers. This session will explore the organization and operation of a large-scale, collaborative mapping initiative. It will describe in detail the project's genesis and iterative technological implementation, as well as demonstrate how rich content can be drawn from archives and artifacts using geographic information systems and applied for use within the university classroom. Issues in digitization, metadata standards, and system interoperability will be addressed using a repository architecture solution that provides a flexible and generic method for object handling, as well as for potential use within linked data applications.

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Saturday, June 23 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Linking Data Across Libraries, Archives, and Museums Program Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

The linked data movement is an effort to develop best practices for publishing and connecting structured data on the Web. This panel will examine efforts to create an environment in which all cultural heritage institutions can more easily contribute to the open Web.

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Sunday, June 24 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED: Linked Library Data Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden 1
Description :

Meeting of the Interest Group has been cancelled due a conflict with the presentation of the Bibliographic Framework update from the Library of Congress

Interests :
10:30am - 12:00pm
Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency Orange County
Grand Ballroom E
Description :

Join CCRIG for a peek into the future of library catalogs, as cataloging practices transition from AACR2 to RDA, and into the FRBR and linked data environment. Find out how libraries are applying theoretical constructs now, and what kinds of research we need to move forward with improving library catalogs. Speakers will be available for brief question and answer sessions following their presentations.

“Everyday Cataloger Concerns: A Research-Based Agenda for Library Cataloging,” presented by Allyson Carlyle, Rachel Ivy Clarke, Paul J. Weiss, Violet Fox, and Morgan Bell, University of Washington Information School.

This research project focuses on bridging the gap between conceptual, academic cataloging research and the needs of catalogers. The presentation will review the results of interviews and focus groups to identify the most important areas of research for practicing catalogers, research directions for improving library catalogs, and will provide a comparison of practicing cataloger views and the views recently expounded by the Library of Congress about cataloging research.

“Fishing for FRBR in MARC, Mining for Data in Free Text,” presented by Kelley McGrath, Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon.

A report on part of a larger project, which uses the XC Metadata Services Toolkit to extract MARC data to create provisional records for FRBR group 1 entities populated with structured data optimized for machine manipulation. The discussion will include the methodology used for identifying data elements, especially those that potentially occur in multiple MARC fields or may be hidden in free text fields like notes, as well as examples of the problems encountered, and an initial assessment of the accuracy of the process.

“RDA in RDF: Transitioning to the FRBR Catalog and the Semantic Web,” presented by Kimmy Szeto, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Maritime College, State University of New York.

In preparation for the transition from AACR2 to RDA, the presentation will report on the potential of the application of RDA in the current catalog environment. It will include a theoretical overview of RDA, RDF and Linked Data; a demonstration of converting and encoding actual bibliographic records to RDA, RDF and XML; and a review of implementation challenges in existing library systems and how they can best prepare for the Linked Data future.

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Sunday, June 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
PCC Participants Meeting Forum/Update Anaheim Convention Center
Description :

The proposed batch recoding of authority records as a result of the implementation of Resource Description and Access (RDA) presents an opportunity to reconsider Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) policies on undifferentiated names in the LC/NACO Authority File. In the spring of 2012, PCC developed an exploratory paper to investigate the issues surrounding undifferentiated names, and the consequences of changing PCC policies to differentiate them.

The PCC invites the community to a forum for discussing the exploratory paper on undifferentiated names in the LC/NACO Authority File at the PCC Participants Meeting.

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