NYTSL Fall Program: The Future of MARC

Fall Program Friday, November 4, 2011

The Future of MARC

Location: The Carroll Classroom in the Uris Center for Education at The
Metropolitan Museum of Art.  1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, New York
City.  Use the 81st Street entrance behind the south fountain.
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Join NYTSL for our annual fall program as we discuss the future of
bibliographic description and MARC with former LOC "digital pioneer"
Rebecca Guenther. Building off our Spring Program on RDA, we'll be looking
at how or if MARC can support the content new standard. Does MARC need to
change? Or do we need to support new structure and encoding standards for
RDA?

Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries,
primarily working on library technology standards related to digital
libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of
Congress developing national and international standards related to
metadata. This includes 22 years on the development and maintenance of the
MARC formats and the development of related XML formats, such as MODS and
MADS. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees,
several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has
given many tutorials, workshops and presentations. She recently began to
explore use of semantic web technology and the potential of Linked Data.
She left the Library of Congress in August 2011 to work as a consultant on
metadata development and planning.

Refreshments served, 6:00-7:00 pm
Meeting and program, 7:00-8:30 pm

Registration is now open for NYTSL's Fall Program on Friday, November 4,
2011. Please see instructions at http://www.nytsl.org/.

Due to limited space, we unfortunately cannot accept walk-in registration.
Please also note the updated contact information for our treasurer.

Article on PCC Training for Copy Catalogers

The new issue of Library Resources & Technical Services, vol. 55. no. 3 (July 2011) includes an article on PCC training for copy catalogers at Columbia University Libraries by Natasha Gelber and Irina Kandarasheva. Congratulations to the authors!

The print issue has been published, but online access is not yet available.

NYTSL Spring Program Registration now open

The registration is now open for the New York Technical
Services Librarians 2011 Spring Program

http://nytsl.org/nytsl/spring-evening-program-may-18-2011/

When:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:

The Auditorium in the Celeste Bartos Education Center at the Stephen A.
Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue &
Forty-Second Street New York, NY

What:

Reception from 5:30-6:30

NYTSL Meeting 6:30-6:40

Program “NYTSL : in an RDA State of Mind” 6:40-8:00

Speakers:

Everett Allgood — Serials Cataloger @ New York University Libraries

Kate Harcourt — Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging @
Columbia University Libraries

Elizabeth O’Keefe — Director of Collection Information Systems @ The
Morgan Library & Museum

Sherman Clarke — Freelance and itinerant art cataloger, Alfred, NY.

**Please help us out to ensure a great program: if you have any questions
you would like to see addressed in the presentations or used as follow-up
questions please forward them to jmaier1@pratt.edu and we will share them
with the speakers to help structure the program.

Judeo-Arabic romanization table

A new ALA/LC romanization table has been approved for Judeo-Arabic (Arabic written in Hebrew script).  For the first time in ALA/LC romanization of languages written in Hebrew or Arabic script, it’s strictly letter-by-letter and does not instruct the cataloger to “supply” unwritten short vowels.  So the results will look very different from what we’re used to seeing in other Hebrew or Arabic records: כוואכב (which would be كوكب in Arabic script) will be romanized kwwʼkb, not kawkab. Note 2 in the table gives the justification for this decision.  It will be interesting to see if this approach is the beginning of a new trend.

NYTSL 2011 Spring Program

New York Technical Services Librarians 2011 Spring Program

When:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:

The Auditorium in the Celeste Bartos Education Center at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue & Forty-Second Street New York, NY

What:

Reception from 5:30-6:30
NYTSL Meeting 6:30-6:40

Program “NYTSL : in an RDA State of Mind” 6:40-8:00

Speakers:

Everett Allgood — Serials Cataloger @ New York University Libraries

Kate Harcourt — Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging @Columbia University Libraries

Elizabeth O’Keefe — Director of Collection Information Systems @ The Morgan Library & Museum

Sherman Clarke — Freelance and itinerant art cataloger, Alfred, NY.

**Please help us out to ensure a great program: if you have any questions you would like to see addressed in the presentations or used as follow-up questions please forward them to jmaier1@pratt.edu and we will share them with the speakers to help structure the program.

Registration details will follow soon.

NYTSL Spring Reception April 1, 2011

NYTSL Spring Reception

New York Technical Services Librarians Annual Reception for Librarians, Information Professionals and Library School Students

When:
Friday, April 1, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where:

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Trustees Room (206)

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman

Why:
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 25, 2011 at kateadler@gmail.com.

Wine & Cheese will be served.

You are welcome to bring announcements of professional opportunities to the reception.

More details will follow soon.
Evalyn Stone, NYTSL President

New OCLC Research report published

The report “Cloud-sourcing research collections: Managing print in the mass-digitized library environment” was just published.

http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2011/2011-01.pdf

From the news announcement:

“The objective of the project was to examine the feasibility of outsourcing management of low-use print books held in academic libraries to shared service providers, including large-scale print and digital repositories. The study assessed the opportunity for library space saving and cost avoidance through the systematic and intentional outsourcing of local management operations for digitized books to shared service providers and progressive downsizing of local print collections in favor of negotiated access to the digitized corpus and regionally consolidated print inventory.”