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

PROGRAM:

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 Schema.org 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.

AGENDA:

(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

LOCATION:

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

Seeking speaker proposals for NCTPG’s 76th Annual Program

The Northern California Technical Processes Group is seeking speakers for its 76th annual program to be held in Spring 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area:
Libraries Without Walls Revisited

Image: adapted from Benson Kua, 'Empty Seats' http://www.flickr.com/photos/91545223@N00/2405779789 Found on flickrcc.net

When the phrase “libraries without walls” was first coined in the 1970s, everyone read books the old-fashioned way, while iPads and the Cloud were the stuff of science fiction. We ask how technology has changed our profession, made our jobs easier, created new challenges for us, and how it ultimately will transform the very idea of libraries and what librarians and professional staff do.

Some ideas that you might consider:

a) How are libraries transcending their traditional boundaries, either physical or theoretical?

b) How can collections services support librarians and professional staff in meeting user needs in environments beyond the library – whether by facilitating embedded librarianship, getting library metadata “in the flow” where users anticipate and need it, or by engaging with patrons to describe, build, and re-contextualize collections?

c) How are librarians and professional staff collaborating with other institutions/staff to support the concept and vision of “libraries without walls”?

Please submit your proposals (no longer than 250 words) to info AT nctpg.org no later than December 31, 2012, at which time we will choose three speakers. See our PAST PROGRAMS and ARCHIVE sections to see what we’ve been up to the last 76 years. And if you know colleagues that would be interested in presenting at our program, please get in touch with them! While we are mainly looking for presenters involved with collections services, we would also welcome proposals from people who focus on reference and outreach work (for example, embedded librarians).

We look forward to your ideas, and to seeing you next spring.

(Image adapted from Benson Kua, ‘Empty Seats’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/91545223@N00/2405779789 Found on flickrcc.net)