NETSL 2010 Spring Conference – Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the New England Technical Services Librarians’ 2010 Spring Conference!

Visit http://www.nelib.org/netsl/conference/2010/index.htm for more details on the program and registration information.  We look forward to seeing you there!

NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2010:

Crosswalks to the Future: Library Metadata on the Move

Thursday, April 15, 2010
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
http://www.holycross.edu/directions/hogan.html

Registration (closes April 2, 2010):

NELA/NETSL Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Student / Unemployed: $25

Morning Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Barbara B. Tillett, Chief, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress

“Building Blocks for the Future: Making Controlled Vocabularies Available for the Semantic Web”

Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Managing Objects and Data: From Call Numbers to Namespaces / Mark Caprio, Digital Services and Cataloging Librarian, Providence College and Martha Rice Sanders, Knowledge Management Librarian, The HELIN Consortium
  • Mapping Bibliographic Metadata / Jean Godby, Research Scientist, OCLC
  • Next Generation Library Systems / Kathryn Harnish, Director of URM Product Management, Ex Libris

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Metadata 101 / Kelcy Shepherd, Digital Interfaces Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
  • Go Fish! How to Catch and Clean MARC Records Using Z39.50 and MarcEdit / Benjamin Abrahamse, Head, Serials Cataloging Section, Cataloging and Metadata Services, MIT Libraries
  • Another Full Service Bibliographic Utility for Cataloging: Why This Matters / Leslie Strauss, President, SkyRiver

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

Jon Orwant, Engineering Manager for Google Books, Google Magazines, and Google Patents

“Creating a Trillion-Field Catalog: Metadata in Google Books”

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