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This is a reminder that the PCC Participants Meeting will be held:


Sunday, June 30, 2013

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

McCormick Place Convention Center E351


All are welcome.


Title: "Where the Wild Things Are"

The theme of the PCC Participants Meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago covers innovative projects.  Four panelists will present on the initiatives in which they have heavy involvement.  


Panelists and Topics


Beth Picknally Camden, Patricia and Bernard Goldstein Director of Information Processing of Pennsylvania Libraries University of Pennsylvania


Topic:   Relationship designators and facets


Penn's video catalog (VCAT) will be used as an illustration of how relationship designators can be used in a discovery system to enhance facets.


Thurstan Young, Metadata Standards Analyst, British Library

Author of the presentation is Andrew MacEwan, Head of Content and Metadata Processing at the British Library (BL)


Topic: The International Standard Name Identifier: current status and future plans


ISNI is the new ISO standard number for identifying the millions of contributors to creative works and those active in their distribution.  Library authority data from VIAF, the Virtual International Authority File, are at the heart of ISNI.  Although building on VIAF, the ISNI assignment system is being developed as a globally inclusive linked data project that is much broader in scope than the traditional coverage of library authority files.  This talk gives an overview of the ISNI system and database, an update on progress to date and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


Alex Thurman, Web Resources Collection Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries

Topic: Web archiving as collection development: the Web Resources Collection Program at Columbia University Libraries


Web archiving at Columbia has developed from a Mellon-grant-funded project activity begun in 2008 to an established program featuring three active thematic web archives corresponding to existing CUL subject collecting strengths (Human rights; Historical preservation and urban planning; New York City religions) as well as collections of University domain web content and websites associated with individuals or organizations whose paper archives are held by our Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The presentation will give an overview of the Program's workflow (selection, permissions, harvesting, description, access) with a focus on the latter two aspects.


Hilary Thorsen, Discovery Metadata Librarian for the Humanities, Stanford University

Topic: Linked Jazz: Exposing Social Relationships in the Archives with Linked Open Data

Linked Jazz is an ongoing project investigating the potential of Linked Open Data technology to enhance the discovery and visibility of digital cultural heritage materials, specifically digital archives of jazz history. The project focuses on developing tools to expose relationships between musicians and reveal their community’s network and is a finalist for the 2013 LODLAM Summit Challenge.



Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator

Library of Congress

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