Friday, January 8, 2010

Cataloging: Where are we now? Where are we going?

Presented by the College of DuPage

Friday, February 19, 2010, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)

Fee: No charge; registration is required.


Librarians are justly proud of their accomplishments in organizing the world’s published information through the use of standard subject headings and the ubiquitous, demanding MARC record. But, with the explosion of more information stored electronically, are our old standards still relevant today? Has keyword trumped the subject heading? Librarians also see their roles changing as more information description and metadata production are handled by other professionals. Will online tagging or vendor descriptions diminish the need for librarians? Questions are rife on what exactly are the thrust of RDA and the new AACR2?


Renee Register, Senior Product Manager at OCLC and Karen Coyle, noted consultant and leader in the area of digital libraries will review current cataloging practices and discuss the future of metadata, the MARC record, the Resource Description and Access standard, and the librarian's place in online information organization and access.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to .

To register to stream to your desktop, go to Select the button next to Bundle - Both Series, Paid for by State Library or Agency. Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; complete only the shipping area and e-mail address, NOT the billing information. College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.

Watch the teleconference with fellow colleagues!  Minnesota Regional Sites include:  Alexandria Technical College, Byron Elementary School, University of Minnesota–Duluth Library, SMILE, NLLN and Fargo–Moorhead Tri-College Libraries, MINITEX,  and NCLC/ALS.
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