Connected to the Future: OCLC's Connexion
Coordinator: Michael Maben
OCLC has begun its most dramatic change since it created WorldCat
and its cataloging system in 1971. OCLC discontinued its proprietary
software and converted to a web-based cataloging system called
Connexion on June 30, 2002. An OCLC executive will discuss this
conversion and plans for future changes to WorldCat. He will also
address MARC changes associated with the changes in the definition
of seriality in AACR2 Chapter 12 which OCLC plans to implement
in summer 2003.
Envisioning Tomorrow's Catalog: A View From Outside the Library
Coordinator: Kevin Butterfield
View the Materials: Cindy
Cunningham's Presentation (PDF handout)
The delivery of online bibliographic services
must satisfy new demands for service and access that stretch traditional
definitions. The roles of catalogs, catalogers and cataloging
continue to evolve in reaction to new materials, new demands for
metadata of various types and new consumers and producers of metadata.
Greater experience with e-commerce and web search engines drive
users expectations of what a catalog should contain, deliver and
describe. The speaker will discuss how catalogs, catalogers and
cataloging integrate standards with functionality in an e-commerce
environment, Amazon.com, and ways in which these traditional library
activities adapt to and predict the evolving needs of users.
Open Linking and E-Journal Management: Strategies
for Maximizing Your Investment in Electronic Resources Today
Coordinator: Mary Jane Kelsey
View of Maximizing E-Journal Investment: Once Upon a Time ...
/ Kim Parker
Fees for aggregator services and e-journal subscriptions
will soon consume a significant portion of law library collection
budgets. Electronic databases are already the favored media of
library researchers. Administrators want to make sure the investment
pays off in enhanced services to users. Library users are looking
for the holy grail of electronic research-- full text articles.
Technical services, reference and systems librarians want to keep
track of the constant changes in e-journal aggregators. How will
the needs of these disparate constituencies be met? Kim Parker,
Yale University Library’s Electronic Publishing and Collections
Librarian will describe the process and benefits of Yale’s
implementation of Serials Solutions and SFX. Representatives from
these two vendors will discuss their products in general terms.
Two Stepping With Technology
Coordinator: Janet Hedin
With the many demands put upon today’s libraries and
their staff, it is hard to stay current with all the latest developments
in library technologies especially with new improvements happening
almost every day. Trying to determine which library journals to
read, what listserves you should be on, what websites you should
be watching, or what conferences you should be attending can make
you want to throw your hands up in surrender. Never fear this
program will help you identify and determine what resources you
should be using to stay on top with the latest in library technologies.
MARBI Report (TS-SIS, co-sponsor)
Coordinator: Susan Goldner, MARBI Representative
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||MARBI 2003 Report (PDF