NETSL Spring Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the New England Technical Services Librarians’ 2009 Spring Conference.

Visit for the complete program and a link to the mail-in registration form. Online registration will be available very soon. (We’ll post another announcement to this list as soon as it’s available.) We look forward to seeing you there!

NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2009:

Working the Cataloging Landscape: Fishing, Mining, and Harvesting

Friday, April 17, 2009
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
begins at 8:30 a.m.

Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Registration (registration closes April 3):

Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Student: $25

Register by mail, with a check
Online registration is coming soon

Karen Coyle, Librarian and Consultant in the area of digital libraries
“Metadata is a Plural Noun”

Libraries have operated for over 150 years with a very singular view of bibliographic metadata: the catalog record. In a new world of interactive, networked information, the catalog record can no longer stand apart if it is to serve information users. The focus must move from the record to the data itself, and to the many contexts where bibliographic data elements must be designed to interact with the online information universe.

Breakout sessions

RDA: Boondoggle or Boon? And What About MARC?
Rick Block, Columbia University Libraries

Beyond Federated Search: The Next Generation of Discovery
Tracey L. Thompson-Przylucki, New England Law Library Consortium

Fishing Upstream: Publisher-supplied Cataloging and Libraries
Andreas Biedenbach, Springer Pub.
Leslie Horner Button, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Collecting Free Web Resources: Selecting, Harvesting, Cataloging
Alex Thurman, Columbia University Libraries

Lunch (Hot buffet lunch provided. Includes Chef’s selection of soup, salad & rolls, Chicken Piccata, Tofu Stir Fry (vegan), coffee, decaffeinated coffee, soft drinks, tea and dessert.)

Presentation of the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services

Spotlight on the New England Chapter of the Music Library Association (NEMLA)

Ted Fons, Director, OCLC WorldCat Global Metadata Network

Mining the OPAC: Next Generation Catalogs Panel

  • Primo: Kevin Kidd, Boston College
  • VuFind: Daniel Lovins, Yale University Library
  • WorldCat Local: Remlee Green, MIT