[Libs-Or] OLA preconference: Describing the Future

Lori Robare lrobare at uoregon.edu
Tue Mar 6 15:45:03 PST 2012

Please join us for an exciting preconference at OLA 2012 in Bend:

Describing the Future: RDA, Metadata, and Linked Data
Speakers: Adam Schiff and Karen Coyle

This is a full-day preconference, but attendees can register for just 
the morning or just the afternoon session.

9:00 am-12:00 noon
Changes from AACR2 to RDA: A Comparison of Examples
Speaker: Adam Schiff

Back by popular demand, and updated to reflect the latest revisions to 
RDA, this program will use numerous side-by-side examples in MARC format 
to show the most significant changes between AACR2 and RDA cataloging 
practices. Covers descriptive elements, access points, and authority 

1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Steps to Linked Data
Speaker: Karen Coyle

You have undoubtedly heard about the Semantic Web and linked data, but 
it may not yet be clear to you what makes your metadata usable as 
"linked data." This half-day session will take you through the basic 
steps of creating data that can play well on the Web, with hands-on 
exercises that will help you understand these concepts. We'll take some 
time at the end of the session to apply what we've learned in a 
discussion on the future of library data and the new bibliographic 

Speaker information:

Adam L. Schiff is Principal Cataloger, University of Washington 
Libraries, Seattle.  Adam trains catalogers, develops cataloging 
policies, and serves as the NACO, SACO, and BIBCO coordinator and a 
liaison to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. He is a NACO trainer 
and teaches several Catalogers Learning Workshop courses. From 
2006-2010, Adam chaired one of the two RDA Examples Groups created by 
the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA to provide the 
examples included in the text of RDA. He is currently chair of the ALCTS 
Subject Analysis Committee's Subcommittee on Genre/Form Implementation.

Karen Coyle is a librarian specializing in metadata development, with a 
particular interest in the future of bibliographic control. She recently 
served on the W3C Incubator Group on Library Linked Data, and has
written three Library Technology Reports on the Semantic Web and library 

The morning session is sponsored by the Technical Services Round Table 
(TSRT), and the afternoon session is co-sponsored by TSRT and the 
Library Technology Round Table.

For more information, please contact Lori Robare, lrobare at uoregon.edu.

- Lori

Lori Robare
University of Oregon Libraries
lrobare at uoregon.edu

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