Monday, March 28, 2011

MCTC's Library Information Technology program is pleased to host the following College of DuPage teleconference:

" Cataloging: New Perspectives”

Presented by the College of DuPage

Broadcast date: Friday, April 8, 2011, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and come for part or all, including a brief discussion following presentation) 

LOCATION: MCTC Science Blding, Room S1500

To Register, please contact 

Karen Coyle is back to discuss, "What's going on with Cataloging???" Over ten years after the publication of FRBR and two years after the final draft of RDA, we come to a decision point.
The questions that are posed are not just about the adoption of new cataloging rules, but of possible new directions for library data. The report on the Future of Bibliographic Control advised us to increase sharing—between libraries and with non-library communities—and to move our data from silo'd databases to an open web platform.
We will review steps that are being taken to at least experiment with those recommendations: the definition of library terms in a format compatible with the Semantic Web; national and international efforts to create linkable library data for web services; and results from two significant efforts: the World Wide Web Consortium's Incubator Group on Linked Library Data and the U.S. National Libraries test of RDA. 

Karen Coyle is a librarian and a consultant in the area of digital libraries. She worked for over 20 years at the University of California in the California Digital Library, has served on library and information standards committees, and has written frequently on technical topics ranging from metadata development, technology management, system design, and on policy areas such as copyright and privacy.
On the Coyle’s Information blog at, Karen comments regularly on the digital age. She has served on the LITA Top Technologies Expert Group, as LITA Monographs Acquisitions Editor, and on the MARBI (MARC Standards Advisory Committee).  She wrote the Managing Technologies column for the Journal of Academic Librarianship (2005-2008) and contributed the recent Library Journal netConnect feature (April 15, 2009) “Making Connections,” in which she addressed the possibilities of linked bibliographic data.  

Christopher Cronin has been Director of Metadata and Cataloging Services at the University of Chicago Library since 2008.  Prior to going to Chicago, he was Assistant Professor and Head of Digital Resources Cataloging at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Mr. Cronin has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, and an MIS from the University of Toronto. He is active on several committees of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.  Mr. Cronin has been a consultant on numerous metadata initiatives, both nationally and internationally, and was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s recent participation in the U.S. National Libraries' RDA Testing.