I have an extraordinary number of browser tabs open, which must mean the ALA Annual 2014 Conference is over. I escaped Vegas as quickly as possible and I’ve been traveling the west (the National Park Service? THE BEST). I’ve been jotting down notes on ALA Annual 2014 that I’ll record here.
BIBFRAME. Are you in? WHY AREN’T YOU IN???
I learned bunches more about microdata. The Understanding Schema.org session was great. Dan Scott and Jason Clark have GOT THIS. See the session’s description and links to presentation slides. Highly recommended. I look forward to future discussions with my discovery folks.
In the realm of not-metadata, the LLAMA President’s Program, “Leaders as Followers: You don’t have to be in Charge to be a Leader” presented a management philosophy akin to one I’ve been trying to live for the last year. Carrie Messina pushed staff empowerment to the extreme through institutionalized storytelling. Lots to think about from this meeting. I can’t change the entire culture of the library but I can change the culture of my own cataloging unit…
There are countless sessions I will need to catch up on. I had to miss every big BIBFRAME session due to one service commitment or another.
- The LC BIBFRAME Forum was recorded, so that should be up for viewing within the month. Most of the BIBFRAME sessions at ALA 2014 are listed at LC’s page.
- CaMMS Forum program, “Translating BIBFRAME, or, What is all this #$%!?: Making its potential mutually intelligible to catalogers and coders alike”
- Dorothea Salo’s presentation is already available
- Presentations from the CaMMS Authority Control Interest Group’s program
- ALCTS Metadata Interest Group had two programs at Annual, “Metadata Beyond the Library: Consultation and Collaboration with Faculty, Staff, and Students” and the general meeting of the interest group, which had a presentation on Islandora and TEI; all slides are posted in ALA Connect
I gave two presentations at ALA Annual, one on competencies for catalogers, the other on authority data for a linked data future (co-presented with Indiana’s PCC Coordinator). I have lots of notes, comments, and follow up questions to think through–maybe I’ll post them here at a later date. I’m so grateful to everyone who shared their ideas with me!