The LITA-ALCTS CCS Authority Control in the Online Environment Interest
Group (ACIG) is pleased to present the following program at ALA Annual
Conference in Chicago:
"XML and Authority Control"
Sunday, June 26, 2005, 1:30-4:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, S405
Information traditionally stored in MARC authority records in library
catalogs is increasingly being used in interesting ways in XML
environments. This program will look at standards that have emerged to
facilitate the XML uses of authority data, projects that have begun to
implement these standards, experimental research being conducted in the
field, and general issues surrounding the use of controlled vocabularies in
1. "MADS (Metadata Authority Description Schema), a MODS Companion"
Sally H. McCallum, Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office,
Library of Congress
The LC Network Development and MARC Standards Office has drafted an XML
schema for an authority element set that may be used to provide metadata
about agents (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics,
geographics, genres, etc.). The schema was created to serve as a companion
to the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS). This talk will cover the
motivation for the MODS and MADS schemas and the opportunity for
coordination. It will explain the characteristics of MADS and the
relationship of MADS data elements to the MARC Authorities format.
2. "XML for Authorities at NLM: the Groundwork for an Integrated Authority
Diane Boehr, Head of Cataloging, National Library of Medicine
This presentation will describe NLM's plans for an integrated authority
file that incorporates headings from their various Web-based projects, how
their use of an XML DTD for authority records will assist in achieving the
goals of that project, and how the XML DTD will be used to provide
authority control for their new Entrez-based catalog.
3. "XML Name Access Control Repository at the Hong Kong University of
Science & Technology Library"
Louisa Kwok, Head of Cataloging, HKUST Library
This presentation will provide an introduction to the HKUST NAC Repository,
which uses an XML-based schema to mark up multi-lingual and multi-script
attributes of name information and is fully integrated with cataloging
operations in the library's INNOPAC system. Topics to be addressed include
the concepts of name access control vs. authority control; bibliographic
identity vs. person model; the use of NAC records to generate authority
records in different MARC formats; use of the OAI interface to enable other
agencies to harvest XML metadata, and the ability to pull records from
other OAI-enabled repositories, such as the OCLC Linked Authority File.
4. "Organic Authorities: XOBIS and the Metamorphosis of Library Data"
Kevin S. Clarke, Digital Projects Programmer, Firestone Library, Princeton
XOBIS, the XML Organic Bibliographic Information Schema, endeavors to
integrate bibliographic and authority data in a consistent and unified
structure. By relying on reusable components, the dynamic validation of
data values, and access-oriented markup, XOBIS hopes to foster the use of
traditional library metadata in the digital realm.
5. "Web Service Experiments with Authority Control"
Thomas B. Hickey, Chief Scientist, OCLC
Bibliographic authority files can be thought of as registration services.
This presentation will look at OCLC's research efforts using XML, the Open
Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol for metadata harvesting, and Extensible
Repository Resource Locators (ERRoLs) to develop Web services that make
authority files more accessible and distributed.
6. "Hong Kong Chinese Authority (Name) Project: the HKCAN XML Version"
Joanna Yi-hang Pong, Cataloguing Librarian, Run Run Shaw Library, City
University of Hong Kong
HKCAN, a cooperative project of seven academic libraries in Hong Kong, has
developed an XML version of their shared authority file featuring records
enhanced with Chinese characters. This presentation will highlight some of
the advantages and difficulties they encountered in moving to an XML
platform, the experiences of their trial users, and their initiative to
develop a one-stop search platform that allows users to access the
authority files of HKCAN, the National Library of China, the Taiwan
National Central Library, and the Library of Congress.
Following the program, ACIG will conduct its regular business meeting, to
end no later than 5:30pm. The business meeting is open to all; anyone
interested in becoming involved in the interest group is encouraged to
attend! For more information on ACIG, see our website:
1. Elections will be held for the following positions:
member-at-large for names
member-at-large for subjects
member-at-large for series
Please contact the current chair ([log in to unmask]) if you are
interested in being a candidate for one of these positions; nominations
will also be taken from the floor. The elections are friendly and informal!
Each position carries a two-year term that begins right after the 2005
Annual Conference. The vice-chair/chair-elect will serve as vice-chair
during the first year (2005-2006) and chair during the second year
(2006-2007) and will be responsible for submitting a program proposal for
the 2007 Annual Conference. The secretary records minutes at business
meetings and submits summaries of conference programs/presentations. The
members-at-large keep current on activities relating to their areas of
expertise and assist the chair with program planning and preparation.
2. Status of ALCTS Interest Group Petition
3. LITA Interest Group Renewal in 2006
4. Meeting Times for 2006 Annual and Midwinter Conferences
5. Program Proposal for 2006 Annual Conference
6. Topics/Speakers for 2006 Midwinter Conference
7. ACIG Bibliography Project
Once again, the time and place for these two events:
Sunday, June 26, 2005
"XML and Authority Control" program: 1:30-4:30pm
ACIG Business Meeting: 4:30-5:30pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, S405
Hope to see you there,
Manon Théroux, ACIG chair
Linda Ballinger, ACIG vice-chair/chair-elect
Authority Control Librarian
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
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