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ALCTS webinar: Improve Discoverability of Non-Roman Materials

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

ALCTS webinar: Improve Discoverability of Non-Roman Materials


Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 pm Central, and 2 pm Eastern time.


This is the fifth session of a six-part series.  View the other sessions in this series.


This series of six webinars builds on the introductory series om MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground, which was presented in fall 2016 and is now available free of charge. It describes the continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress as well as within the broader information community.  


Description: In this session, attendees will learn how to provide subject access to non English materials in the language of the script and how to link the non English term to external sources via linked data techniques. This will allow users to search the catalog by subject in their preferred language. The presentation will address the following questions: Can MARC21 records be utilized to display non-English subject terms in the integrated library system (ILS)? Can non-English terms be linked to FAST subject terms? Can users search the library catalog by subject terms in their preferred languages, e.g., Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, or French?


Learning outcome: Upon completion of this session, attendees will have learned how to provide access to non-English materials in the language of the script and link non-English terms to external sources with linked data.


Who should attend? Metadata, cataloging, area studies, and subject librarians



Magda EL-Sherbini is currently the Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at the Ohio State University Library. Prior to this, she was the Head of Cataloging. She is the author of  RDA: Strategies for Implementation (ALA Editions, Chicago, 2013). She is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. She regularly teaches online courses on RDA for ALA.




Registration Fees for single webinar:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129  

Registration fees for webinar series:  ALCTS Member $172 ; Non-member $236 ; Group rate $516  

How to Register: Complete the individual webinar online registration form or the complete series online registration form. You must log in to register.


For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following website:



For more information about this series of webinars, please go to the following website: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/MARCtoBIBFRAME


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.