Preconference: Cataloging Cartographic Resources
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 8:00 -11:30 a.m.
This preconference will give a brief introduction to cataloging cartographic (map) resources, focusing on sheet maps and atlases. The session will cover the key elements of description and subject access for cartographic materials and will attempt to demystify the use of MARC fields specific to maps. It is intended for the cataloger who is comfortable cataloging book and/or other formats, but would like to learn more about cataloging maps.
Presenter: Stacie Traill, Cartographic, Electronic Resources, and Project Cataloger, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Introduction to RDA/FRBR
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
If RDA is the answer, what was the question? This session will present an update on Resource Description & Access, the new set of cataloging rules being prepared, and an introduction to FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), a model used in these new rules. It will consider the road ahead for RDA and its users, including such questions as these: How do RDA and FRBR relate to the current environment for libraries? What benefits can we expect from them? What will we need to implement them successfully?
Chew Chiat Naun, Principal Cataloger Technical Services, University of Minnesota Libraries
New Directions for OCLC and MINITEX
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Come and hear about new OCLC products and services (such as WorldCat Local), changes in OCLC governance structure, and new training opportunities for OCLC and MINITEX member libraries. Bring your OCLC questions to this session.
Sara Ring, Coordinator of Bibliographic and Technical Services, MINITEX
Rethinking Tech Services
Thursday, Nov. 20, 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Are you thinking that it may be time to revisit how your technical services area functions at your library? This session will feature a panel of staff from libraries that have recently undergone a technical services workflow analysis. They will discuss the process, point out the pros and cons of the process, the end result, explain how it impacted their current work, and answer questions from the audience.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Presenters: Angi Faiks, Associate Director, Macalester College Libraries; Bobby Bothmann, Electronic Access Catalog Librarian and Leslie McPhail Peterson, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Virginia Dudley, MINITEX (speaking on behalf of Ardell Bengston, Dakota County Library System)
Technical Services Section (TSS) Business Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 20, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Another announcement with details about the TSS Business Meeting will be sent out very soon.
For a list of other TSS sponsored sessions, see page 34 of the MLA Annual Conference Program.