RLG Partnership Meetings at ALA Annual

10-13 July 2009
Chicago, IL

We met with partners at ALA Annual in Chicago for updates and discussions about the work we're undertaking in the RLG Partnership.

Friday, 10 July

Time Meeting

2:30–4:30 p.m. 

RLG Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group
By invitation only

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Conference Center 11a

Contact: Karen_Smith-Yoshimura@oclc.org

4:00–6:00 p.m.

SHARES Roundtable

Location: McCormick Place South, Room S101b

Contact: Dennis_Massie@oclc.org

5:00–6:30 p.m.

MARC Tag Working Group
By invitation only

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, OCLC Blue Suite

Contact: Karen_Smith-Yoshimura@oclc.org

Saturday, 11 July

Time Meeting
10:30 a.m.–12 noon

RLG Partnership Update
Open to all

Location: Chicago Hilton, Lake Michigan Room

Roy Tennant:

  • OCLC Web Services: What's New
  • Technology webinar series
Karen Smith-Yoshimura:
  • Networking Names Advisory Group
  • Social Metadata Working Group
Merrilee Proffitt:
  • Balance in rights management event
  • Legacy finding aids survey
Jackie Dooley:
  • Survey to document the state of "hidden collections"
  • Data mining to reveal archival descriptive practice
Jennifer Schaffner:
  • Research services for scholars
  • User studies and search logs in archives and special collections
  • "Missing Materials" (stolen books in WorldCat.org)
  • Special Collections Delivery Steering Committee
Dennis Massie:
  • Sharing special collections
  • Deaccessioning print journals
Constance Malpas:
  • Journals Preservation Project
  • Cloud Library (NYU/Hathi/ReCAP)
Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

5:30–7:00 p.m.

RLG Partnership Meet and Greet
Open to all

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, OCLC Red Suite

Contact: Merrilee_Proffitt@oclc.org

Sunday, 12 July

Time Meeting

1:30–3:00 p.m. 

Libraries, Archives and Museums—Converging for Real
Our users ask for access to information unhampered by arbitrary boundaries between libraries, archives and museums. Yale, Princeton, the Smithsonian, the University of Edinburgh, and the Victoria and Albert Museum have been working at breaking down the wall s between their collections. Each of these institutions strives to present a holistic view of all collections regardless of where they are housed or how they are managed. Attendees learned about what has worked and what has not.

Presenters included:
Meg Bellinger, Director of the Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, Yale University
John Scally, Director of University Collections, University of Edinburgh
Cathryn Goodwin, Manager, Collection Information and Access, Princeton University Art Museum

Moderated by: Jennifer Schaffner, OCLC Research

Location: McCormick Place West W-190b

Contact: jennnifer_schaffne@oclc.org

1:30–4:00 p.m. 

ALA Authority Interest Group: "The Future is Now: Global Authority Control"
At this meeting, Thom Hickey spoke on the Virtual International Authority File, and Karen Smith-Yoshimura discussed the work of the Networking Names Advisory Group.

The complete agenda included:
1:30-1:40 Introductory comments
1:40-2:05 LibraryThing—Tim Spalding
2:05-2:20 Global Authorities in the local catalog—Jeanne Spala
2:20-2:35 Spanish LCSH—Michael Kreyche
2:35-3:00 Cooperative Identities Hub—Karen Smith-Yoshimura
3:00-3:25 VIAF—Thomas Hickey
3:25-3:40 SKOS—Library of Congress—Janis Young
3:40-4:00 Registering the RDA Vocabularies—Diane I. Hillmann

Location: McCormick Place West W-179

Contact: Thom Hickey@oclc.org or Karen_Smith-Yoshimura@oclc.org

Monday, 13 July

Time Meeting

9:30–11:30 a.m.

RLG Shared Print Update

Location:Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, OCLC Red Suite

Contact: Constance_Maplas@oclc.org

10:30 a.m–12 noon

RLG Heads of Systems
This meeting covered issues of interest to systems librarians of RLG Partnership institutions, including OCLC services of particular importance to this group.

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, OCLC Blue Suite

Contact: Roy_Tennant@oclc.org