OBS-SIS at AALL Annual Meeting 2005

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Program Descriptions & Committee Meetings

C-5: Sunday, July 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Roy Tennant on the Top Trends in Library Systems
Coordinator: Gerorgia Briscoe

View the Materials: Roy Tennant's slides & speech (PDF handout)

Roy Tennant, author of Managing the Digital Libraryand famous for his provocative columns in Library Journal,will elaborate on his call for the "death of MARC." He will provide systems and technical services librarians with updates on the latest trends in the field.

F-2: Tuesday, July 19, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Nabbing vs. Sharing: Z39.50 and the Ethics of Directly Importing MARC Records
Coordinator: Georgia Briscoe

The Z39.50 protocol allows librarians to search multiple online library catalogs and import MARC records from other libraries. Ethical questions arise when the hard work of one library is appropriated by another, bypassing OCLC or RLIN. Z39.50 will be introduced and the simplicity of the procedure demonstrated. The director of cataloging products from OCLC will explain their concerns. Two prominent library directors will debate the benefits and costs of using Z39.50 in their libraries.

G-4: Tuesday, July 19, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
The ABCs of TOCs: Enhancing Your OPAC with Tables of Contents

Coordinator: Karen Selden

In an effort to increase access, library catalogs are beginning to offer a variety of useful enhancements. One increasingly common enhancement is the addition of table of contents information to bibliographic records. While this information can create a more informative display and tremendously enlarged keyword access, this seemingly simple addition generates many issues to consider. Seasoned cataloging librarians will share their experiences using a variety of sources (both free and via vendors) to obtain table of contents information. In addition, the speakers will explore the display, indexing, authority control and workflow ramifications of adding this information to bibliographic records.

H-4: Tuesday, July 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Federated Searching and OpenURL

Coordinator: Eloise Vondruska

Are you ready to provide the next level of library searching services to your users? Federated searching is the next generation in library services on the Web. The speaker will describe how federated searching provides a single, unified interface to multiple products resulting in the better use of resources. Current federated search services will be discussed, as well as how to implement a federated search service in your library. The speaker will also talk about how the OpenURL standard and other linking initiatives relate to these new services.

OBS Business & Committee Meetings:

What When Where
"Alphabet Soup" Reception Saturday July 16
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Board Meeting 2004-2005 Saturday July 16
4:00 - 6:00p.m.
Board Meeting 2005-2006 Wednesday July 20
7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Business Meeting Monday July 18
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Education Committee Monday July 18
7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Local Systems Committee Tuesday July 19
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
OCLC/WLN Committee
Power point
Sunday July 17
11:45 - 1:15 p.m.
RLIN Committee Sunday July 17
11:45 - 1:15 p.m.
OBS-SIS & TS-SIS Research Roundtable Tuesday July 19
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Web Advisory Committee Wednesday July 20
7:00 - 8:45 a.m.