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ALCTS FRBR Interest Group 2011 Midwinter Program Announcement

ALCTS FRBR IG Midwinter Program Announcement

DATE:                       Friday, 1/7/2011, 10:30 a.m. – noon

LOCATION:  San Diego Convention Center-Room 25 C 


The ALCTS FRBR Interest Group invites your participation at its Midwinter meeting. There will be two talks:


1)      Speaker:          Manuel Urrizola, Head of Technical & Metadata Services, University of California, Riverside


Topic:              Coping with RDA/FRBR Anxiety


Manuel Urrizola received his B.A. from Amherst College and his Master of Library Science from UC Berkeley. He is the Head of Technical & Metadata Services for the UC Riverside Libraries, editor of Great Moments in the History of Technical Services, coordinator of Brief Lunchtime Talks (UCI), member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), award-winning speaker, geographer, and poet.


Abstract:        If you are like me, then you are anxious about RDA, FRBR, Toolkit, and all that’s coming. My talk will address the issue of RDA anxiety. I will present my elementary explanation of RDA and FRBR. The keyword is “my.” We will see what an RDA record looks like. Sounds like fun to me. We will cheerfully discuss the various issues that need to be addressed—training, workflow, and policy. Join me and we will turn our anxiety about RDA into a lighthearted look at RDA.—Manuel Urrizola



2)      Speakers:         Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba, School of Library & Information Science, Kent State University

Topic:              FRBRizing Existing MARC Records at Expression and Manifestation Levels

Dr. Yin Zhang is a Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Her research areas include user information-seeking behavior, information systems, and information organization. She and Dr. Athena Salaba have been working on the FRBR research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The research project addresses the crucial need for developing effective tools in general and effective library catalogs in particular that support user tasks in the electronic environment. They recently published a book on implementing FRBR in libraries.


Dr. Athena Salaba is an Assistant Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Her research interests include organization of information, knowledge organization systems, and information-seeking behavior. Dr. Salaba has a number of publications and presentations on FRBR, FRSAD, subject access to information, and knowledge organization systems (controlled vocabularies).  She has served as the Co-chair and Secretary of the IFLA Working Group on the Functional Requirements for Subject Authority Records (FRSAR). She and Dr. Yin Zhang have received an IMLS Research Grant for FRBR Research and Development.


Abstract:        In this presentation, Yin Zhang and Athena Salaba will report on their work of FRBRizing MARC records at expression level and manifestation level as part of an IMLS-funded project.  First, they will discuss the FRBRization algorithms and processes for expressions and manifestations respectively. Next, they will report the FRBRization results and related analysis. Finally, they will discuss issues and challenges facing FRBRization of legacy data.  


There will be an election of next Chair of FRBR IG at the end of the program. The winner will serve as Vice-Chair after 2011 Annual Conference and then as Chair in 2012/2013. Please express interest to Dr. Judy Jeng at jeng.judy@gmail.com.


Judy Jeng, Ph. D.




Karen Anderson