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Purpose: Provides a forum to educate the library community about ongoing efforts to transition from the MARC Standard for bibliographic data and examines new approaches and strategies for implementing bibliographic data models within the framework of linked open data and semantic web technology.

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This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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  • 1.  Reminder from the new chair of MARC Formats Transition Interest Group

    Posted Aug 22, 2022 09:53 AM
    Hi MARC Formats Transition IG membres,

    "Good morning" from the US EDT zone! I hope many of you had rejuvenated summer vacations and are getting ready for this new school year under our ever-changing, 3rd pandemic one.   

    I would like to remind that, the IG is still looking forward to hearing from somebody who is interested in working as a co-chair, or possibly a different capacities (see more details below). The original deadline was today, but I didn't send out any reminders. Thus, I will extend the due to the end of the month, Wednesday, August 31st. Please contact me (suzukik@newschool.edu) if you are interested. 

    As I wrote, there are still many things happening in MARC Formats: formats themselves, MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) is active, OCLC has been working to eliminate OCLC-defined encoding levels I, J, K, and M, and also will plan to start removing 655 Electronic books headings from WorldCat records in September 2022.There are probably other MARC format developments related to linked data implementations, etc. And these changes are not only affect us from cataloging and metadata, but also broader implications to our colleagues from system, e-resources, acquisitions and vendors.  

    Again, I would hope this IG can help provide forums for information-sharing, discussions, learning opportunities, and more.  

    Best, 

    - Keiko

    KEIKO SUZUKI
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR METADATA & COLLECTION SERVICES
    DIGITAL LIBRARIES & TECHNICAL SERVICES (DLTS)
    LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS & ACADEMIC SERVICES (LCAS)

    66 WEST 12TH STREET, RM 511, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    suzukik@newschool.edu" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:lowercase" target="_blank">suzukik@newschool.edu
    T 646-909-4406

    https://library.newschool.edu/

    THE NEW SCHOOL



    ---------- Forwarded message ---------
    From: Keiko Suzuki <suzukik@newschool.edu>
    Date: Wed, Aug 3, 2022 at 4:08 PM
    Subject: Greetings from the new chair of MARC Formats Transition Interest Group
    To: <ALA-CoreMARCFormatsTransition@connectedcommunity.org>


    Dear fellow members of MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (henceforth, the "IG"),

    Greetings! My name is Keiko Suzuki, Assistant Director for Metadata & Collection Services at the New School Libraries, Collections & Academic Services. I am a chair of the IG for the 2022-2023 term.

    The IG provides a forum to educate the library community about ongoing efforts to transition from the MARC Standard for bibliographic  data and examines new approaches and strategies for implementing bibliographic  data models within the framework of linked open data and semantic web technology. It's truly exciting to see many linked open data initiatives and projects getting closer to a production level implementation. At the same time, MARC is not dead, nor will it disappear anytime soon. Indeed, it continues to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. As Tom Cruise said, "Not today." I would hope  this IG can help provide forums for information-sharing, discussions, learning opportunities, and more.  

    Although the new term started about a month ago, I would love to have somebody who is willing to work with me as a co-chair. The Co-Chairs are expected to participate in session planning and delivery, including solicitation for speakers and selection of topics to be presented during the ALA Core Interest Group Week, filing reports to ALA, and selecting incoming Co-Vice-Chairs.  Attendance at ALA Annual Conferences and LibLearnX is desirable and highly encouraged. No prior experience is necessary, but one must be a member of ALA Core. More details are available on the IG's website (https://www.ala.org/core/member-center/interest-groups/marc-formats-transition) and at ALA Connect (https://connect.ala.org/core/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=bfdc5746-8b0b-4d09-a1b5-042f7f95abdd).

    Please contact me directly (suzuki@newschool.edu) by Monday, August 22nd, 2022, if you are interested.

    Best,

    - Keiko


    KEIKO SUZUKI
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR METADATA & COLLECTION SERVICES
    DIGITAL LIBRARIES & TECHNICAL SERVICES (DLTS)
    LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS & ACADEMIC SERVICES (LCAS)

    66 WEST 12TH STREET, RM 511, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    suzukik@newschool.edu" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:lowercase" target="_blank">suzukik@newschool.edu
    T 646-909-4406

    https://library.newschool.edu/

    THE NEW SCHOOL



  • 2.  RE: Reminder from the new chair of MARC Formats Transition Interest Group

    Posted Aug 31, 2022 08:07 AM
    Hi again MARC Formats Transition IG membres,

    It's the last day of August 2022. Please contact me (suzukik@newschool.edu) if you are interested in working as a co-chair, or possibly a different capacity (see more details below).

    BTW, I have heard from one of my colleagues that "the five new MARC 856 subfields published in the July 2022 update [1] were much appreciated by the digital library folks."
    [1] https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bdapndxg.html

    It seems like many changes are happening to the 856 field including the recent proposal discussed earlier this summer (https://www.loc.gov/marc/mac/an2022_age.html). I'm hoping to find out more of those updates, but if anybody in this list knows more about what's happening, please feel free to post it here.

    Have a good day!

    - Keiko


    KEIKO SUZUKI
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR METADATA & COLLECTION SERVICES
    DIGITAL LIBRARIES & TECHNICAL SERVICES (DLTS)
    LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS & ACADEMIC SERVICES (LCAS)

    66 WEST 12TH STREET, RM 511, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    suzukik@newschool.edu" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:lowercase" target="_blank">suzukik@newschool.edu
    T 646-909-4406

    https://library.newschool.edu/

    THE NEW SCHOOL



    On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 10:53 AM Keiko Suzuki <suzukik@newschool.edu> wrote:
    Hi MARC Formats Transition IG membres,

    "Good morning" from the US EDT zone! I hope many of you had rejuvenated summer vacations and are getting ready for this new school year under our ever-changing, 3rd pandemic one.   

    I would like to remind that, the IG is still looking forward to hearing from somebody who is interested in working as a co-chair, or possibly a different capacities (see more details below). The original deadline was today, but I didn't send out any reminders. Thus, I will extend the due to the end of the month, Wednesday, August 31st. Please contact me (suzukik@newschool.edu) if you are interested. 

    As I wrote, there are still many things happening in MARC Formats: formats themselves, MARC Advisory Committee (MAC) is active, OCLC has been working to eliminate OCLC-defined encoding levels I, J, K, and M, and also will plan to start removing 655 Electronic books headings from WorldCat records in September 2022.There are probably other MARC format developments related to linked data implementations, etc. And these changes are not only affect us from cataloging and metadata, but also broader implications to our colleagues from system, e-resources, acquisitions and vendors.  

    Again, I would hope this IG can help provide forums for information-sharing, discussions, learning opportunities, and more.  

    Best, 

    - Keiko

    KEIKO SUZUKI
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR METADATA & COLLECTION SERVICES
    DIGITAL LIBRARIES & TECHNICAL SERVICES (DLTS)
    LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS & ACADEMIC SERVICES (LCAS)

    66 WEST 12TH STREET, RM 511, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    suzukik@newschool.edu" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:lowercase" target="_blank">suzukik@newschool.edu
    T 646-909-4406

    https://library.newschool.edu/

    THE NEW SCHOOL



    ---------- Forwarded message ---------


    Dear fellow members of MARC Formats Transition Interest Group (henceforth, the "IG"),

    Greetings! My name is Keiko Suzuki, Assistant Director for Metadata & Collection Services at the New School Libraries, Collections & Academic Services. I am a chair of the IG for the 2022-2023 term.

    The IG provides a forum to educate the library community about ongoing efforts to transition from the MARC Standard for bibliographic  data and examines new approaches and strategies for implementing bibliographic  data models within the framework of linked open data and semantic web technology. It's truly exciting to see many linked open data initiatives and projects getting closer to a production level implementation. At the same time, MARC is not dead, nor will it disappear anytime soon. Indeed, it continues to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. As Tom Cruise said, "Not today." I would hope  this IG can help provide forums for information-sharing, discussions, learning opportunities, and more.  

    Although the new term started about a month ago, I would love to have somebody who is willing to work with me as a co-chair. The Co-Chairs are expected to participate in session planning and delivery, including solicitation for speakers and selection of topics to be presented during the ALA Core Interest Group Week, filing reports to ALA, and selecting incoming Co-Vice-Chairs.  Attendance at ALA Annual Conferences and LibLearnX is desirable and highly encouraged. No prior experience is necessary, but one must be a member of ALA Core. More details are available on the IG's website (https://www.ala.org/core/member-center/interest-groups/marc-formats-transition) and at ALA Connect (https://connect.ala.org/core/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=bfdc5746-8b0b-4d09-a1b5-042f7f95abdd).

    Please contact me directly (suzuki@newschool.edu) by Monday, August 22nd, 2022, if you are interested.

    Best,

    - Keiko


    KEIKO SUZUKI
    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR METADATA & COLLECTION SERVICES
    DIGITAL LIBRARIES & TECHNICAL SERVICES (DLTS)
    LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS & ACADEMIC SERVICES (LCAS)

    66 WEST 12TH STREET, RM 511, NEW YORK, NY 10011
    suzukik@newschool.edu" style="color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:lowercase" target="_blank">suzukik@newschool.edu
    T 646-909-4406

    https://library.newschool.edu/

    THE NEW SCHOOL