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The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data and More
Metadata is going through a massive transformation. The RDA 3R project, BIBFRAME, and other linked data standards are changing the ways we provide access to information. How are these changes affecting the way you catalog?
Kicking off the conference is keynote speaker, Kathy Glennan, Chair-Elect of the RDA Steering Committee. Her keynote, Evolution of the RDA Toolkit and Its Impact on Catalogers, will provide information about the external and internal factors that have driven the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign Project and will discuss what catalogers need to do to get ready for the new Toolkit.
Following her presentation, are a series of concurrent sessions with several programming options and featuring topics such as, The Community College Perspective: RDA Conversion in a Small Academic Library, Planning for Linked Data, Cartographic Cataloging, What Google can teach us about Cataloging, and more!
Schedule of Sessions:
11:00 am - 11:45 am Opening Keynote - Evolution of the RDA Toolkit and Its Impact on Catalogers
Speaker: Kathy Glennan
Description: RDA Steering Committee Chair-Elect Kathy Glennan will provide information about the external and internal factors that have driven the RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project, highlight some of the significant changes coming to RDA, and discuss what catalogers need to do to get ready for the new Toolkit.
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm RDA Influence on the Development of FOLIO
Speaker: Laura Wright
Description: The Inventory app in the FOLIO suite of micro-services is being developed to be metadata format agnostic, that is, it will be compatible with multiple data sources such as MARC, Dublin Core, and BibFrame. RDA vocabulary and elements are proposed as default filters/facets, for example, RDA content type and nature of contents. This session will outline some of the ways RDA has shaped the development of FOLIO and the potential implications of a format-neutral catalog environment.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Planning for Linked Data
Speakers: Amanda Ros and Jeannette Ho
Description: Texas A&M University Libraries has recently joined the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) cohort. This presentation will give an overview of what the LD4P project is, why we are interested in participating, an overview of our objectives and timeline, and what we hope to learn.
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm #DPLWhatsNext - Linked data at Dallas Public
Speakers: Pauline Stacchini, Andrew Wright and Gloria Gonzales
Description: Join Zepheira and the Dallas Public Library (DPL) to learn more about how linked data works, how DPL used it to develop and implement a new service, and where we predict linked data is heading.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Give them what they ask for: What Google can teach us about cataloging
Speaker: Trey Gordner
Description: How do people search for books? To answer this question, our team analyzed millions of real Google searches. We find a significant disconnect between search terms and cataloging practice: most of the details we catalog are never searched, and most of the terms searched aren't in the catalog record. Even if catalogs can be crawled by Google (as they can with Linked Data), they will not appear in search results unless the metadata follows Google's most important maxim: Give the user what they want. In this session, I present our findings and demonstrate why current proposals for the future of cataloging fall short of search engine visibility.
- Thursday, November 8, 2018
- 11:00am - 5:00pm
- CDLC, Small Meeting Room
- Cataloging Continuing Education RAAC Webinar
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