FLICC Meeting Announcement MA98-25
Metadata 201: OCLC Institute's Knowledge Access Management for
This five-day institute, based on OCLC's Knowledge Access
Management seminar, is tailored for catalogers in federal
libraries. The first two days Ann Sandberg-Fox will train
participants to apply the latest standards and guidelines in
cataloging government publications accessible on the Web. The
final three days feature the OCLC Institute's Erik Jul, who will
focus on cataloging complements and alternatives that promise
expanded access to Web resources and metadata interoperability.
Upon completing this institute, federal catalogers will be current
on controlled (AACR2/MARC) cataloging standards and prepared to
evaluate and participate in Web innovations that expand access to
government electronic publications, such as Dublin Core, RDF, and
Dates: Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10, 1998
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Friday)
Place: Mumford Room, 6th floor, Madison Building, Library of
Congress, 101 Independence Avenue. SE, Washington, DC
Metro: Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)
Sponsors: FLICC and the OCLC Institute
Registration: $395 (includes refreshments and handouts).
Attendance on the first two days is optional. Fee is fixed
regardless of number of days attended. Or visit the FLICC Web site
at http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to register online.
Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing,
Oral and/or Tactical) will be provided if requested five (5)
business days in advance of the event. For other ADA
Accommodations, please contact the Library's ADA Coordinator at
(202) 707-9948 TTY or (202) 707-7544 VOICE.
Information: For content questions, please call Patti Fields at
FEDLINK (202) 707-4834. For registration information, contact Anna
Bohlin in the FLICC Publications and Education Office (202)
707-4800, TTY (202) 707-4995.
Cancellations: Please call (202) 707-4800 if you cannot attend to
allow those on the waiting list to register.
Metadata 201: Agenda
Days One and Two--Cataloging Government Internet Resources
Ann Sandberg-Fox will offer intensive instruction in cataloging
selected agency publications, including federal Web pages,
electronic conferences, digitized documents, and electronic
full-text serials. Fox will combine her experience in the
standards community (ISBD(ER), AACR2, Chapter 9, PCC Core
Bibliographic Record for Computer Files) with an end-user focus to
guide participant thinking about issues such as "seriality,"
"single v. separate" records, use of ISBD(ER) area 3 (MARC field
256) designations (listed in Nancy Olson's Cataloging Internet
Resources, OCLC 1997), and recent OCLC MARC guidelines for coding
Internet resources. She will also cover pertinent AACR2 Chapter 9
rules and associated OCLC MARC content designation for Internet
resources, with brief coverage of AACR2 Chapter 21 rules and
Library of Congress subject headings.
Day Three--From Cataloging to Knowledge Access Management in
The OCLC Institute's Erik Jul and others will build conceptual
foundations covering metadata and the work of the World Wide Web
Consortium, RDF (Resource Description Framework), XML (eXtensible
Markup Language), the Warwick ramework, and the Dublin Core. He,
Fox, and other invited trainers will also review SGML (Standard
Generalized Markup Language); DTD (Document Type Definition), EAD
(Encoded Archival Description finding aids); GILS (the Government
Information Locator Service), and prospects for interoperability,
Z39.50, and crosswalks.
Day 4--Practicum: Promises and Possibilities
Participants will experiment with applying the list of ISBD(ER)
designations listed in Nancy Olson's manual to the MARC 256 field
and leveraging the MARC record. They will then examine automated
controls, including the DC-Dot generator's automatic assignment of
Dublin Core data elements to an Internet web page, watch Scorpion
instantaneously suggest Dewey Decimal Classifications for
electronic text; learn about improved URL control, URNs, and
Day 5--Future Knowledge Access Management
Small groups will use SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses,
Opportunities, Threats) as they discuss the future of cataloging.
They will also evaluate Internet-accessible government information
from the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders including the
general public, their agencies, other federal library managers,
and federal library technical services.