[Web4lib] Fwd: LITA NGCIG Next Steps in Next Generation Catalogs at ALA Anaheim June 30

Zoe Stewart-Marshall es254 at cornell.edu
Thu Jun 12 14:56:17 EDT 2008

>Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:02:41 -0700
>From: "Shafer, Sharon" <sshafer at library.ucla.edu>
>Subject: LITA NGCIG Next Steps in Next Generation Catalogs at ALA 
>Anaheim June 30
>[Apologies for duplication.]
>LITA NGCIG Meeting at ALA Anaheim: Next Steps in Next Generation Catalogs
>The LITA Next Generation Catalog Interest Group will meet on Monday, 
>June 30, 10:30 a.m. - Noon.
>Anaheim Convention Center, 213 C
>We will have presentations and discussion about two examples of 
>recent next generation catalog endeavors.
>Karen Schneider (Evangelist for Equinox's Evergreen support) will 
>share what she does as an Evangelist by giving some real world, 
>grounded information on how "Running a Free and Open Source Software 
>ILS does Not Equate to a Tightrope Act with No Net".
>Sara Davidson and Amy Kautzman (Members of UC/OCLC Pilot 
>Implementation Team) will present "Launching a Next-Generation 
>Consortial Catalog".
>What can you produce when you bring together 10 University of 
>California campuses, the California Digital Library (CDL), an 
>existing union catalog, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), 
>multiple task groups and the efforts of numerous individuals?  In 
>our case, the result is the Next-Generation Melvyl pilot which draws 
>together content from UC's existing union catalog and provides it on 
>OCLC's WorldCat Local Platform.  We will review the implementation 
>process, the challenges encountered, beneficial features, and next steps.
>A brief IG business meeting will follow the discussion.
>See you in Anaheim.
>Sharon Shafer
><mailto:sshafer at library.ucla.edu>sshafer at library.ucla.edu

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