For anybody who missed the OCLC session “Dollars and sense” on “redesigning technical services workflows” at ALA Midwinter in Boston, it is now available as a recording here:
The Brooklyn Museum changed its approach to descriptive metadata. Incomplete records are now displayed along with completed ones. A “Record Completeness Meter” has been developed to visualize the difference.
RLG issued a new report on the Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices.
New York Technical Services Librarians Annual Reception for Librarians, Information Professionals and Library School Students
Friday, March 26, 2010
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The New York Public Library
Trustees Room (206)
Fifth Avenue & Forty-Second Street
This is an opportunity for librarians, archivists, and information professionals from the metropolitan area to meet informally. It is also a chance for library school students to learn about the various professional organizations in the metropolitan area and to meet future colleagues and employers.
Please RSVP to Kate Adler, NYTSL Secretary, by Friday, March 19, 2010 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wine & Cheese will be served.
You are welcome to bring announcements of professional opportunities to the reception.
More details will follow soon.
Rodica Tanjala Krauss, NYTSL President
An interesting contribution by Karen Coyle to American Libraries:
A follow up to my ALA report from the NISO meeting: As expected, the International ISBN Agency has issued a new position paper regarding e-books and ISBNs. This position paper reaffirms the agency’s recommendation that the same rules that are applied to print publications should be applied to electronic ones as well, meaning one ISBN per product.