I saw the day and the time for the meeting in your post. Do you have the location yet?

Mary Woodley

Mary S. Woodley, Ph.D.
Collection Development Coordinator
California State University, Northridge
Northridge CA 91330-8328
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>Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:12:59 -0400
>From: Shawne Miksa <[log in to unmask]>  
>Subject: "Informing the Future of MARC: an empirical approach"  
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Did you know that catalogers use only 10-20% of available MARC
>fields/subfields? Given evolving search behaviors and the amazoogle effects
>do our bibliographic records provide information users need?  
>The MARC Content Designation Utilization (MCDU) project team would like to
>invite you to "Informing the Future of MARC: An Empirical Approach", a panel
>presentation at the ALA 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The
>session will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, 8am-10am.   
>This is an ALCTS sponsored event and will feature Dr. William E. Moen,
>Associate Professor and Dr. Shawne D. Miksa, Assistant Professor, from the
>School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas and
>Sally H. McCallum, Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office,
>Library of Congress. 
>This program presents findings from a major IMLS-funded research study on
>catalogers’ use of MARC ( ) and an opportunity to
>discuss future directions for MARC and cataloging practices in the context
>of FRBR, RDA, and XML. The results of this study provide a much needed
>empirical basis to better inform MARC’s future in the bibliographic control
>environment. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an
>independent Federal agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of
>learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities.