ALCTS 2000 Preconference on Metadata - July 6-7, 2000

Sally C. Tseng sctseng at
Wed Mar 29 20:38:32 EST 2000

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to let you know that the ALCTS Preconference on Metadata will
be held July 6 to 7, 2000 at the Palmer House in Chicago.   Please
register ASAP to reserve a seat!

"Metadata: Libraries and the Web--Retooling AACR and MARC21 for Cataloging
in the Twenty-first Century" is presented by the ALCTS Serials Section,
Committee to Study Serials Cataloging, the CCS, CC:DA, Task Force on
Metadata, and the ALCTS Networked Resources and Metadata Committee.  This
two-day preconference will be held on Thursday, July 6 from 7:45 a.m. -
5:30 p.m., and Friday, July 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn the most effective and efficient options for
providing users with access to Web resources.  Topics range from library
leaders' viewpoints on Web resources access to the how-to's of creating
records.  The emphasis of this preconference is on presenting the pros and
cons, standards, and the practicalities of dealing with metadata for Web
resources and a vision for the future, including DDI, Dublin Core, EAD,
ISSN, MARC 21, RDF, TEI, XML, W3C and the new thoughts, rules, guidelines
on seriality and AACR2.

The preconference is designed for librarians in public, academic, and
special libraries, who are responsible for providing users with access to
electronic resources available over the Web and through on-going
publications, whether by cataloging, by collecting, by designing
subject-specific Web pages or by other means.


Murtha Baca, Laura Bayard, Matthew Beacom, Vivian Bliss, Stanley Blum,
Diane Boehr, Beth Camden, Brad Eden, William Fietzer, William Garrison,
Michael Gorman, Rebecca Guenther, Diane Hillmann, Jean Hirons, Sheila
Intner, Erik Jul, Kris Kiesling, Mary Larsgaard, Clifford Lynch, Norm
Medeiros, Elizabeth Mangan, Lynn Marko, Constance Mayer, Eric Miller,
Regina Reynolds, Carlos Rodriguez, Carlen Ruschoff, Brian E.C.
Schottlaender, Wendy Treadwell, and Jennifer Younger.

Registration fees for the preconference are $235 for ALCTS members, $285
for ALA members, and $335 for nonmembers. (ALCTS #3 on the ALA
registration form)

To register by mail:  Send completed registration form with payment to:
ALA Advance Registration, Dept. #77-6565, Chicago, Ill., 60678-6565; Fax:
312/944-7841; On-Line:  Complete the on-line registration form located at  For additional
information is available on the ALCTS Web site:

or, contact Charles Wilt, Deputy Executive Director, ALCTS, cwilt at,
phone:  312/280-5030.

See you in Chicago.

Sally Tseng, Co-Chair
ALCTS Preconference on Metadata
Head, Serials Cataloging                 Telephone:  949-824-6832
Science Library #331                     Fax:        949-824-2059
University of California, Irvine
P.O. Box 19557                           email:      sctseng at
Irvine, CA 92623

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