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From: Karen Weaver <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 20:05:15 -0400
Subject: Deanna Marcum featured ALCTS free webinar on metadata infrastructure
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For Immediate Release
July 7, 2011

Contact: Charles Wilt

Deanna Marcum featured in ALCTS free webinar on metadata infrastructure

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
presents a free webinar from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 1.
The webinar, Aiming for a Robust Metadata Infrastructure for the
Future, features Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for library
services, Library of Congress, and Beacher Wiggins, director for
acquisitions & bibliographic control, Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library and the
National Library of Medicine have jointly determined that to achieve a
viable and robust metadata infrastructure for the future, RDAŚResource
Description & Access - should be in that future. This decision was not
made lightly, but based on a substantive test using RDA in which 23
libraries and the three U.S. national libraries participated. This
webinar will share the thoughts of LC's associate librarian for
library services, Deanna Marcum, and its director for acquisitions &
bibliographic access, Beacher Wiggins. Dr. Marcum will give her
reactions to reviewing and accepting the recommendations of the U.S.
RDA Test Coordinating Committee. Mr. Wiggins, a Coordinating Committee
co-chair, will describe the test, findings and analyses that led to
the recommendation to implement RDA not sooner than January 2013.

There is no charge to attend this webinar but advance registration is required.

To register, complete the online registration form for the session you
would like to attend.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior
Registration Coordinator at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4293, or
[log in to unmask] For all other questions or comments related to the
webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1 (800)
545-2433, ext. 5034, or [log in to unmask]

ALCTS offers webinars covering all of collections and technical
services. Visit the ALCTS continuing education website for more
offerings including a new RDA series coming this fall.

Karen Weaver, MLS
Electronic Resources Statistician
Collection Management
Duquesne University, Gumberg Library
Pittsburgh PA email: [log in to unmask] /
Gmail: [log in to unmask]
  Member, ALA COSWL Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship

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