ALA Midwinter 2012: Best Bets for Metadata Librarians and Call for Bloggers

Below is a list of metadata and digital library-friendly sessions for ALA Midwinter. Planning to attend a session or already reporting on a session? Think about blogging it here! If you would like to blog any of the sessions, please contact Kristin Martin at kmarti@uic.edu with your name, e-mail address, and preferred session. As sessions are linked to the conference scheduler, and links are provided to fuller descriptions, when available. See a section not on here that you think would be of interest? Suggest it! NOTE: Preconferences are listed for informational purposes only and cannot be covered by the blog.

I’ve tried to be inclusive as possible with the sessions as metadata is a cross-disciplinary topic within library and information science. Sessions of interest include metadata, digital projects, digital technology, and cataloging, and are from all different groups within ALA.

Friday Sessions

8:30am – 4:00pm
Libraries, Linked Data and the Semantic Web: Positioning Our Catalogs to Participate in the 21st Century Global Information Marketplace
Description at ALCTS website
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas A
Sponsor: ALCTS
Ticketed Event

9:30-12:30 PM
Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries
Location: Hyatt Regency, Reunion Ballroom E/F
Sponsor: ALCTS

10:30am – 12:30pm
FRBR Interest Group
Scroll down for description in ALCTS Newletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D168
Sponsor: ALCTS

1:00pm – 5:00pm
NISO Bibliographic Future
NISO Description
Location: Fairmont Dallas Hotel, Royal Room
Sponsor: NISO

1:00pm – 5:00pm
OCLC Americas Regional Council Member Meeting and Symposium
Description from OCLC website
Location: Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas EFG
Sponsor: OCLC

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Bibliographic Control: A Meeting Between Educators and Practitioners
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C146
Sponsor: ALCTS
Blogger: Keri Cascio

4:00pm – 5:15pm
Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, A304
Sponsor: ALCTS

Saturday Sessions

8:00am – 10:00am
Copy Cataloging Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D227
Sponsor: ALCTS
Blogger: Donna Frederick

8:00am – 10:00am
Technical Services Managers in Academic Libraries Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D172
Sponsor: ALCTS

8:00am – 10:00am
Cataloging Norms Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D223
Sponsor: ALCTS

9:30am – 11:30am
Internet Resources and Services Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D220 Table 5
Sponsor: LITA

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Catalog Management Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D227
Sponsor: ALCTS

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Digital Conversion Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D171
Sponsor: ALCTS
Blogger: Ivy Glendon

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Catalog Form and Function Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D227
Sponsor: ALCTS

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D161
Sponsor: ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Faceted Subject Access Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D222
Sponsor: ALCTS

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D171
Sponsor: ALCTS

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Discovering and Cataloging Repositories and Unique Collections: An Update on Standards, Preservation, and Usage
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D168
Sponsor: ALCTS
Blogger: Haiyun Cao

4:00pm – 6:00pm
MARC Formats Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C149
Sponsor: LITA

Sunday Sessions

8:00am – 10:00am
Digital Preservation Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D171
Sponsor: ALCTS

8:00am – 10:00am
Metadata Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C155
Sponsor: ALCTS
Blogger: Kristin Martin/Kavita Mundle

10:30am – 12:00pm
Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, A306
Sponsor: ALCTS

10:30am – 12:00pm
Linked Library Data Interest Group
Location: Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Lone Star Ballroom C2
Sponsor: ALCTS

10:30am – 12:00pm
Next Generation Catalog Interest Group
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C156
Sponsor: LITA

10:30am – 12:00pm
The Role of Metadata Standards in Scientific Data Publishing: Part One (ACRL STS)
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D168
Sponsor: ACRL/STS

1:30pm – 3:30pm
RDA Update Forum
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C146
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Sponsor: ALCTS

4:00pm – 5:30pm
Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D220
Sponsor: ALCTS

4:00pm – 5:30pm
PCC Participants’ Meeting and Open Program
Location: Dallas Convention Center, C155
Sponsor: PCC

Monday Sessions

8:00am – 10:00am
Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D171
Sponsor: ALCTS

8:00am – 10:00am
OCLC Creating Cataloging Efficiencies that Make a Difference
Link to Description on OCLC website
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D162/164
Sponsor: OCLC
Blogger: Daphne Kouretas

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Technical Services Workflow Efficiency Interest Group
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D227
Sponsor: ALCTS

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Continuing Resources Cataloging Forum
Scroll down to view description in ALCTS Newsletter Online
Location: Dallas Convention Center, D168
Sponsor: ALCTS

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Kristin Martin is the Metadata Blog Coordinator for the Metadata Interest Group. She is the Acting Electronic Resources Librarian and Metadata Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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