2010 Annual RLG Partnership Meeting Agenda

Links to slides, audio and other meeting outputs are included in the agenda below.

9–11 June 2010
Chicago

Hashtag #rlgpartners

Day 1
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Venue: Allerton Hotel Chicago

701 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2522
(312) 440-1500

Amplified Update Sessions

We realized that budgets were tight and not all RLG Partners were able to attend the 2010 Annual Meeting in person, so the three Update Sessions that received the most interest from RLG Partners in our recent Annual Meeting Survey were webcast live from Chicago via WebEx so they could attend remotely. The sessions were:

WebEx registration details are available below. We encourage you to attend.

Recording of these sessions will be made available on our Web site and in iTunes in the near future.

A list of tweets about the meeting are available at hashtag #rlgpartners .

Please note: Annual Meeting attendees were invited to attend a river cruise from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, led by te Chicago Architecture Foundation. This 90-minute, narrated river cruise spotlighted more than 50 significant sites and provided a whole new perspective on the city.

Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Buffet
Frank Lloyd Wright Room

9:30

Welcome and Framing Library Risk (.mp3: 31.8MB/35 min.)
Jim Michalko, OCLC Research

  • View Jim's slides here. (Links to external site.)
10:00 Break
10:30

Update Sessions, Round 1
Updates on ongoing work being undertaken within the RLG Partnership and OCLC Research.

  • Role of Libraries in Data Curation
    John MacColl

    We're just kicking off some activities related to data curation and want your input! One activity is a joint OCLC Research-LIBER (a European research libraries organization) series of case studies in data curation needs in the humanities and social sciences in a range of university libraries in Europe, Australia and North America. We're also considering a collaboration with scientists, a survey, and a way to see that benefits from the DataNet project extend beyond the sciences.

    Location: Renaissance South
  • Taking Our Pulse: Survey on Special Collections and Archives
    Jackie Dooley and Alice Schreyer (University of Chicago)

    Hear and discuss results from a detailed survey of special collections and archives in academic and research libraries across the United States and Canada. Outcomes from the survey and report will be used to identify norms across the community and define needs for community action and further research.

    Location: Renaissance North
  • The Researcher of the Future
    Lynn Silipigni Connaway

    This session was based on the paper The Digital Information Seeker: Report of Findings from Selected OCLC, RIN and JISC User Behaviour Projects which summarizes, compares and contrasts twelve separate user studies from 2005 to 2009. This session distilled the common findings, highlight the disagreements and propose the actions that individual institutions can take in response.

    Location: Sienna
  • Name Extraction and Disambiguation
    Jean Godby

    This NDIIPP funded-project is exploring state-of-the-art techniques in automating name extraction and identification from unstructured texts. The outputs of these processes can link to efforts in the library community to manage names and identities in the published record. Jean spoke about tools, techniques and potential for further exploration and RLG Partners helped discuss potential application of techniques for libraries.

    Location: Venetian
12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00

Framing Libraries and the Environment
Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC Research

2:00

Update Sessions, Round 2
More updates on ongoing work being undertaken within the RLG Partnership and OCLC Research.

  • "Special Delivery": New Modes of Access to Special Collections
    Dennis Massie, Jennifer Schaffner, Paul Constantine (University of Washington) and Jon Shaw (University of Pennsylvania)

    Increased visibility of archives and special collections has in turn resulted in increased interest and use. Two RLG Partnership working groups are modeling sustainable work flows for delivery of special collections via "digitization-on-demand" and interlibrary sharing.

    Location: Renaissance South
  • Leveraging Names with Linked Data
    Karen Smith-Yoshimura and Ralph LeVan

    New and emerging services are relying on bibliographic and related data to reliably identify authors and researchers to facilitate discovery, evaluation, reputation management, citation analysis, etc. OCLC Research is collaborating with two important international efforts, ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier) and ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). By datamining 20 authority files OCLC Research has created the Virtual International Authority File; WorldCat Identities was similarly created by compiling information for every name in WorldCat into 30 million summary pages. Each name has a unique Universal Resource Identifier, a prerequisite for linking data among different resources. We discussed how you can take advantage of linked data for names in new services and your environments as well as identified what else is needed.

    Location: Renaissance North
  • Supporting Research Dissemination
    John MacColl and James Toon (University of Edinburgh)

    Preliminary results from a new study into researcher dissemination behaviors were reported at this session. This builds on work done in Scotland funded by JISC in which we have participated, and provides evidence of faculty preferences for "disseminating" their research outputs in ways other than via traditional journal or monograph publication. Discussion included the effectiveness of the institutional or subject repository, and other venues, for dissemination purposes, and the differences that emerge across scholarly disciplines.

    Location: Sienna
    • Presentation: Supporting Research Dissemination (.ppt: 5.4MB/49 slides)

    • Cloud Sourcing Research Collections
      Constance Malpas

      This session presented findings from a year-long study of the emerging infrastructure for cooperative print management, focusing in particular on large-scale print and digital repositories as shared service providers. In collaboration with the HathiTrust, the ReCAP consortium and NYU Libraries, OCLC Research performed a longitudinal analysis of the intersection between large scale print and digital archives and explored the feasibility of outsourcing preservation and access services for legacy monographic collections. How soon, and under what conditions, will management of academic book collections move into the cloud? The outcomes of this Mellon-funded project provide some preliminary answers.

      Location: Venetian
3:30

Break

4:00

Lightning Rounds (.mp3: 51.5MB/56 min.)

5:00

Cocktails/Reception

Day 2
Thursday, 10 June
Venue: Allerton Hotel Chicago

701 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2522
(312) 440-1500
Time Event
7:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast Buffet
Frank Lloyd Wright Room

9:00

The Future of Library Metadata
Karen Calhoun, OCLC

10:30

Out of the Basement and into the Cloud: Creating a Cloud Service (.mp3: 58MB/63 min.)
Bruce Wasburn, OCLC Research

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:30

Update Sessions, Round 3
More updates on ongoing work being undertaken within the RLG Partnership and OCLC Research.

  • Transitioning from and Beyond MARC
    Karen Smith-Yoshimura

    The RLG Partners working group that gathered and analyzed evidence over the past two years about MARC tag usage to inform library metadata practices completed its work in March with the publication of the 72-page Implications of MARC Tag Usage on Library Metadata Practices report (.pdf: 781K/72 pp.). Among the working group's conclusions: MARC data cannot continue to exist in its own discrete environment. It will need to be leveraged and used in other domains to reach users in their own networked environments. We discussed the next steps to transition to a post-MARC future.

    Location: Renaissance South
    • Presentation: Transitioning from and Beyond MARC (pptx: 4.2MB/42 slides.)
    • Webinar Recording: m4v (63.6MB/1:28min)
      Please note: there is a problem with the audio at the beginning of this webinar recording, so several minutes pass before the speaker is heard.

  • From the Researcher's Point of View: Supporting Research Workflows
    Jennifer Schaffner

    Attendendees at this session heard results from a joint UK-US study conducted by OCLC Research and the UK Research Information Network. This study will identify gaps in service provision for researchers across several disciplines in research-intensive universities.

    Location: Renaissance North
  • Balancing Rights and Access when Digitizing Collections of Unpublished Materials
    Ricky Erway

    A March event, Undue Diligence, culminated in a "well-intentioned practice" document (.pdf: 90K/1 pp.) to streamline rights processes with the goal of improving scholarly access. Gain confidence by joining the emerging community of practice.

    Location: Sienna
  • Collections on Campus
    Günter Waibel, Jackie Bell (University of Calgary) and Nancy Gwinn (Smithsonian Institution)

    How can the rare and unique materials in libraries, archives and museums of a single institution become more accessible to local and remote users? How can units coordinate their infrastructure needs? The LAM workshops surfaced strategies for collaboration as well as areas ripe for action. An upcoming Collaboration Forum, hosted by the Smithsonian, will provide a fresh take on collaborative leadership. A new RLG Partnership working group on LAM Single Search will provide guidance for integrating discovery across collections. The outcomes and tools from the recently concluded Museum Data Exchange Mellon grant support museums in contributing resources to these local aggregations.

    Location: Venetian
3:00

Break

3:30

Collections Futures (.mp3: 68.6MB/75 min.)
David Lewis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

4:30

Closing Remarks (.mp3: 10.4MB/11 min.)
Jim Michalko, OCLC Research

  • View Jim's slides here. (Links to external site.)
6-8 p.m.

From Capone's Complaint to Dillinger's Deadly Date: an Unorthodox True Crime tour of Chicago's Gangster Era
Our own Dennis Massie led a two-hour bus tour of locations associated with Chicago's notorious criminal past, including the St. Valentine's Day Massacre site and the Biograph Theater, where John Dillinger saw his last flick. Accompanied by a narration of unusual facts regarding the former denizens of Chicago's underworld, and a collection of vintage photographs from back in the day.

Registration to attend in person closed Friday, 28 May . Questions about the meeting? Get in touch!

View the agenda and outputs from the Symposium on Friday, 11 June 2010.

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