Thursday, February 11, 2010

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

Come join your LIT colleagues and MCTC Faculty in viewing the next College of DuPage teleconference on:

Friday, February 19, 2010, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, with brief discussion to follow.
Bring a lunch to eat too, if you like. We will watch the teleconference on a large screen in the new MCTC Science building conference room S3420.
No charge; but please RSVP to (if you did not do so via evite)

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.