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NYTSL Fall Program, Wed. December 4, 2013

“Authority Control in an Out-of-Control World”: A panel presentation featuring:

Ethan Gruber, Web and Database Developer, American Numismatic Society

Building Interlinked Prosopographies: A New Approach.

Ethan Gruber will discuss the development of xEAC (, an open source framework for creating, maintaining, and publishing collections of EAC-CPF records using XForms, a W3C standard for editing XML in next-generation web forms.

Daniel Starr, Associate Chief Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Daniel Starr will discuss authority vendors.

Rebecca Guenther, Senior Networking and Standards Specialist, Library of Congress; Metadata Consultant and Adjunct Professor, NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program

Rebecca Guenther will be speaking on, controlled vocabularies as linked data, and authorities in the BIBFRAME model.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Registration and Refreshments: 5:00-6:00 PM
NYTSL Business Meeting & Program: 6:00-8:00 PM

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street)
New York, NY 10018
United States

Connexion Client upgrade 2.50

Connexion Client will be upgraded by LITO on cataloger terminals in the coming days. This is a required upgrade.

Version 2.50 includes the following enhancements which will be detailed in a forthcoming recording:

  • Armenian, Ethiopic and Syriac scripts are now supported.
  • New RDA authority workforms for Family and Name Title have been implemented.
  • New authority indexes Cataloging Source, Descriptive Conventions, Keyword, and Notes available for searching via the Keyword/Numeric Search drop down lists; these were previously only available via command line searching.
  • GenerateAuthorityRecord macro updated to fully recognize the 264 field.
  • GenerateERecord macro updated to better handle Unicode characters.
  • Help, Useful Web Links list updated to link to OCLC-MARC Records documentation.