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The LITA/ALCTS Marc Formats Transition Interest Group invites proposals for presentations for its session at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting will take place on Saturday, June 28th, from 3pm to 4pm. It will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center Room N111.

Proposals may be between 15 to 30 minutes in length. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* Harvesting bibliographic data from MARC records for use in discovery tools, next-gen catalogs and other applications
* Transforming MARC data to other metadata schemes (BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA, etc…)
* Using data from MARC records with data from linked data sources
* Discussions of recent MARC changes, RDA in MARC or ongoing problems or complexities of the standard.
* Other unconventional projects using MARC data.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Sarah Weeks ([log in to unmask]) or Stacie Traill ([log in to unmask]) by Friday, May 9, 2014. Please include presentation title, summary, amount of time needed for the presentation, and the names, titles and contact information for the presenter(s).

Our interest group is also looking for a vice chair to serve a two-year term (transitioning to chair in their second year) to start immediately following this year's annual meeting. Candidates should have a strong interest in the evolution of data formats for library and archival metadata. It is preferred that the vice-chair be able to attend both ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their term. Please contact Sarah or Stacie if you would like to be considered for this position.


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Sarah Beth Weeks
Head of Technical Services
St Olaf College Libraries
1510 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3453 (office)
717-504-0182 (cell)