Re-sending, with an extended deadline.



From: Riemer, John
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2019 10:43 AM
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Subject: URIs in MARC Pilot: Call for Participation


Dear colleagues, 


The PCC is launching a URIs in MARC Pilot to engage metadata practitioners in formally applying techniques to further the PCC’s linked data transition. Several current and former PCC task groups have done excellent conceptual and policy-level work, and now it is time to “road test” that work in practice and learn by doing what issues and questions need additional attention or clarity. The pilot activities will chiefly involve adding identifiers to bibliographic records and/or to NACO authority records.


Participants can choose to experiment in a range of focus areas based on what is of interest to their own institution, sharing their findings without each being required to delve into all the areas that are covered by the pilot. Projects of any size, however small or large, and at any stage of progress are welcome. The PCC invites interested institutions (both PCC and non-PCC) to participate by completing a short form describing their project and the issues of interest to them. Expressions of interest by October 25 will allow the Pilot to get underway with a kick off meeting in late October.


The PCC URIs in MARC Pilot will test and develop PCC best practices for some of the areas the Linked Data Best Practices Group has identified, and some of the topics addressed in the FAQ developed by the PCC URI Task Group on URIs in MARC. The Pilot is estimated to last for 6 months, with reevaluation by the PCC Policy Committee at the 5 month mark to determine if an extension is needed to accomplish the learning outcomes. Additional background on the Pilot is available at to provide greater specificity and example activities.


If you have questions, please write to John Riemer.


Xiaoli Li

PCC Chair


John Riemer

Chair, PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO