Scheduled to be held at the University of Calgary, this conference hopes to “bring together librarians, architects, planners, designers, technologists and educators across North America to discuss the challenges and achievements in designing libraries and learning centres for the 21st century. This two-day session features presentations by … thinkers and planners, tours of the new Taylor Family Digital Library, and demonstrations of new technology…” Download a PDF of the conference schedule.
“This session provides a brief introduction to and overview of the MARC21 Format for Holdings Data (MFHD) and ANSI/NISO Z39.71. Discussion topics include the importance of standardized holdings for such mission-critical library efforts as Item-Level Inventory Control, InterLibrary Loan (ILL) & Resource Sharing, and OffSite Storage… For additional information, pricing options, and registration information, please click on the following link:
NOTSL will hold its spring meeting on Friday, April 27, 2012. The topic is: “RDA is coming. How ready are you?” The keynote speaker will be Chris Oliver, Coordinator of Cataloguing and Authorities, McGill University, former Chair of the Canadian Committee on Cataloguing, current Copy Editor for RDA… Mr Oliver has also been appointed by ALA Publications and charged with revising RDA wording to make it understandable. He is also the author of “Introducing RDA: a guide to the basics.”
This webinar will last about 1 hour and “will discuss The Athenaeum at Goucher College– the centerpiece of Goucher’s campus and community. This is “a signature building that the college envisions will become a vital point of connection between the academic, cultural, and social pursuits for community members — both on and off campus.” According to the facilitators this webinar will be of interest to “librarians and IT people imagining what the 21st century library/information commons might be becoming” as well as “academics and architects who need to know language to use in describing and defining non-programmable spaces.”