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The MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) seeks speakers to present at ALA Annual in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (scheduled meeting time is to be specified soon). Each presenter/group will be given 15-20 minutes for presentation or facilitated conversations.

The MARC Formats Transition Interest Group's charge is to provide a forum to educate the library community about ongoing efforts to transition from the MARC Standard for bibliographic data. This interest group examines new approaches and strategies for implementing bibliographic data models within the framework of linked open data and semantic web technology.

Presentation topics may include, but are NOT limited to:

  *   Tell your story about crafting linked open data to enhance discovery of your library collections
  *   Discuss your efforts to enhance and/or "sanitize" your library data in preparation for a format transition/transformation
  *   How to define "open access" resource
  *   How to enhance discovery with multilingual access points embedded in library catalog records
  *   Share your learning and research experiences in transitioning MARC to linked open data

Please submit proposal abstracts to: Sherab Chen ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

Rachel Paul and Sherab Chen
Co-chairs, MARC Formats Transitions IG (ALCTS/LITA)



Elizabeth J. Cox
Head, Cataloging-Metadata Department
University of Iowa Libraries
5024 MAIN LIB
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-6204
ORCID: 0000-0002-4251-7775

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