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Discussion MARC Formats Interest Group Meeting ALA Midwinter 2011

by Steve Kelley on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

The MARC Formats Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) met Saturday, January 11, 2011.

Topic: Will RDA Mean the Death of MARC?

The MARC Formats Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) met Saturday, January 11, 2011.

Topic: Will RDA Mean the Death of MARC?

The end of the MARC formats has been predicted for years, but no serious alternative format has risen up to challenge MARC.  Will the introduction of the new RDA code precipitate the demise of MARC?  Will RDA require the description of content and functionality that cannot be accommodated by the MARC formats, or that can be more easily accommodated by alternative content formats?  If so, what format(s) will replace MARC?  And if MARC does continue to thrive, how will it have to change to accommodate the new content descriptions in RDA?

Christopher Cronin of the University of Chicago, Jacquie Samples of Duke University, and Kelley McGrath of the University of Oregon spoke on this topic.

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Discussion MARC Formats Interest Group Meeting ALA Annual 2010

by Eugene Dickerson on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 02:30 pm

The MARC Formats Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) will meet as follows:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

4:00-5:30 PM

Hilton Washington Kalorama Room

Topic:  MARC + RDA = ?

How Have the MARC 21 Formats be Adapted to Accommodate RDA and How Is This Being Implemented?

Richard Greene, OCLC, will talk about OCLC's recent implementation of MARC 21 format changes to accommodate RDA and support the RDA testing coordinated by the U.S. National Libraries.

The MARC Formats Interest Group (LITA/ALCTS) will meet as follows:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

4:00-5:30 PM

Hilton Washington Kalorama Room

Topic:  MARC + RDA = ?

How Have the MARC 21 Formats be Adapted to Accommodate RDA and How Is This Being Implemented?

Richard Greene, OCLC, will talk about OCLC's recent implementation of MARC 21 format changes to accommodate RDA and support the RDA testing coordinated by the U.S. National Libraries.

Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, will discuss the MARC 21 format changes to accommodate RDA and how they have been implemented in LC's Voyager Integrated Library System.

[Note: This meeting will be a PPFZ (Power Point Free Zone).]

Topic 2: Is There Still Interest in a MARC 21 Formats Interest Group?

If so, we need someone to volunteer to be Chair.  All you need is the willingness to do it and to be a member of ALCTS or LITA.   If you can't wait until ALA to volunteer, please contact Gene Dickerson (DickersonED@state.gov)

Please join us for this interest group meeting.

Gene Dickerson

Lead Librarian for Cataloging

Ralph J. Bunche Library

U.S. Dept. of State

2201 C Street NW, Rm. 3239

A/GIS/IPS/LIBR

Washington, DC 20520

(202) 647-2191 (voice)

 

 

 

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