Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cataloging Sessions @ TLA

Cataloging sessions at the Texas Library Library Association Annual Conferecne look excellent.

PRECONFERENCE – Tuesday – March 31
The Nuts & Bolts of RDA
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Explore a new approach to cataloging rules. Barbara Tillett of the Library of Congress and the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA discusses RDA implementation to prepare you for the future. Preregistration required.
Barbara Tillett, Library of Congress

Thursday – April 2
Cataloging 101 for School and Public Librarians
10:00 - 11:50 AM
What are the most important components of a good MARC record? This session will review basic concepts and present essential and inexpensive cataloging tools.
Joanna Fountain

Looking beyond Shelf Location: The Benefits of the Dewey Decimal Classification System in Libraries
2:00 - 3:50 PM
Take a look beyond Dewey as a shelf location device and expose the power of the underlying DDC data file, the interoperable translations, the associated terminologies, and the exciting research efforts that contribute to the ongoing benefits and relevance of the DDC in libraries. A business meeting follows the program.
Joan S. Mitchell and Renee Patzer

Friday – April 3
MarcEdit as a Cataloging Tool
10:00 - 11:50 AM
The creator of this popular open source MARC record editing tool presents how to fully utilize the program’s capabilities for database maintenance. Learn to streamline your cataloging processes by making global edits to large numbers of MARC records.
Terry Reese

Hope to see you there.

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