[IUG] NCTPG 2012 Spring Program - Online Registration Now Open
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- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:41:58 -0700
- From: Greg Borman <bormang2 at gmail dot com>
- Subject: [IUG] NCTPG 2012 Spring Program - Online Registration Now Open
The Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) is pleased to
announce that online registration is now open for its 75th annual
2012: A Linked Data Odyssey
Friday, May 18th, 9-12:30pm
UC Berkeley's Alumni House Toll Room
Walter Nelson: The Future of the ILS?
Observations on the declining relevance of the traditional Integrated
Library System and suggestions for how it might evolve to survive in a
changing world. Walter Nelson works for RAND Corporation, where he has
been involved in providing information support to national defense research
(locating, obtaining, organizing and presenting information). He made a
decision early on, when computers were first entering the workplace, to
focus on mastering and implementing Information Technology. He has been
the web master for the RAND library and systems administrator for the ILS
(SIRSI and then EOS) and other systems and has been instrumental in the
introduction of technologies like blogging and RSS to the corporation.
Phil Schreur: Linked Data as Revolution
A revolution is at hand, one that is potentially as world-altering as the
development of the Web. And, as most truly transformative revolutions, it
is driven by a simple concept: linked data. Linked data has the potential
to change every aspect of the universe of information creation and
exchange, but especially in the realm of Technical Services. Why is it
that what we do is so important? What changes need to take place to
prepare us for this new world? Phil Schreur is Head of the Stanford
University Metadata Department, where he aids in the conceptual development
of Stanford University Library's information space, especially in the
relationship of metadata resources, the online catalog, and other disparate
access systems. Phil also coordinates and advocates strategic directions
with the Library's Collections and Services Program, Digital Library
Systems and Services, and other areas of Technical Services. Phil has also
worked as a Knowledge System Developer at Highwire Press, and as the
principle music cataloger at UC Berkeley.
Karen Coyle: Library Linked Data: Are We There Yet?
The future of bibliographic control will be less about "control" and more
about connecting--connecting libraries to the online information universe.
The foundations for this connection are being laid by significant library
organizations like Library of Congress, the British Library, the national
libraries of France, Germany and Japan, and the cultural heritage arm of
the European Union. What does this mean for us and for our users? Karen
will give a short introduction to linked data concepts followed by a peek
into actual uses of linked data by libraries and archives. How far are we,
and how far do we still need to go? Karen Coyle is a librarian with over
thirty years of experience with library technology. She now consults in a
variety of areas relating to digital libraries. Karen has published dozens
of articles and reports, most available on her web site www.kcoyle.net.
She has served on standards committees including the MARC standards group
(MARBI), NISO committee AX for the OpenURL standard, and was an ALA
representative to the e-book standards development that led to the ePub
standard. She follows, writes, and speaks on a wide range policy areas,
including intellectual property, privacy, and public access to information.
As a consultant she works primarily on metadata development and technology
planning. She is currently investigating the possibilities offered by the
semantic web and linked data technology.
Space is limited, and this is sure to be a popular event. Register online
now for the price of $30.00 per person. Registration at the door will be
$35.00. Registration includes your one-year membership in NCTPG. To
register online, please go to http://www.nctpg.org and follow the
Questions? Please contact Dana Jemison (NCTPG Chair):
djemison at library dot berkeley dot edu
Many thanks to the UC Berkeley Libraries for co-sponsoring this event.
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