NCTPG Member Discounts for CLA Spring Fling 2015

Registration for the 2015 California Library Association Spring Fling is now open!

NCTPG members can get the reduced CLA rate of $75 for the RDA workshops and $35 for the webinar. If you attended the NCTPG Annual Meeting “Archives in the Digital Age” last year, you are an NCTPG member! Please contact the CLA office at to register at the member rate.

Call CLA to register to get the discounted rates.

Accidental or Born Technical Services Managers? 
Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Laney College, Oakland
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

Basic Cataloging with RDA
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Presented by the CLA Technical Services Interest Group

NCTPG 2015 Annual Meeting

Production, Distribution, Access: Navigating the Confluence of Publishers, Vendors, and Libraries

78th NCTPG Annual Meeting

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015

San Francisco Public Library Koret Auditorium

This year’s speakers:

AND a panel discussion moderated by Sarah Forzetting, Ordering and Fiscal Librarian, Stanford University

Register online to the attend the Annual Meeting!

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Save the date for our 2015 Annual Member Meeting!

Save the date! The NCTPG Annual Member Meeting will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 at San Francisco Public Library Main.

Our theme this year is Production, Distribution, Access: Navigating the Confluence of Publishers, Vendors, and Libraries.

Speakers on the topic will be:

Please mark your calendars. Further meeting details will be coming soon.

NCTPG/OCLC Linked Data Event

Please join NCTPG and OCLC for a special Linked Data event at the San Francisco Public Library!

This event will be in addition to our Annual Meeting in the spring.

Library Data [R]evolution:
Applying Linked Data Concepts

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library

(Portions of this event will be live-streamed for virtual participants)

Archived footage and slides from the event


In recent years, libraries have made increasing explorations into applying linked data concepts to library metadata. Hear leaders from OCLC and the Library of Congress share insights into the evolving metadata landscape. Learn about two libraries’ active pursuit of linked data projects using BIBFRAME and standards, and see how linked data is changing workflows and consumption of library data. Later, join us for an OCLC update and in-depth discussion on the current and future directions of OCLC cataloging and metadata services.


(Note: The morning session will be live-streamed and open to virtual participants.)

9:00: Registration and refreshments for in-person attendees

9:30: The Metadata Landscape and Putting Metadata to Work

Sally McCallum, Chief, Network Development/MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
Ted Fons, Executive Director, Data Services and WorldCat Quality Management, OCLC
Carl Stahmer, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of California, Davis Library
Kenning Arlitsch, Dean, Montana State University Library

11:30: Panel discussion, with questions from in-person and online attendees, moderated by Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research

12:30: Lunch, hosted by OCLC

1:30: OCLC Update, Eric Forte, OCLC Member Services Liaison

2:00: OCLC Cataloging and Metadata strategy, services and discussion

3:00: Adjourn

Register to attend


San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102