ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 7/6/20

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Upcoming NISO events:

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 4: August 3 – September 11
This six-week online course is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices. It covers:
  • principles underlying cataloging practice,
  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,
  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and
  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus


  • Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services at University of Montana, Missoula.
  • Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian and Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  • Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian at University of San Francisco.
  • Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
  • Marcia H. Barrett, Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections at Elon University in North Carolina.


$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete the online form or register by mail.

Upcoming ALCTS e-Forum Discussions
July 21Managing Different Acquisition ModelsSara Duff and Nancy Schuler
August 11Emergency Planning: Lessons from COVID-19Kristi Howe, Valentine Muyumba, and Mary Beth Weber


GN Docket No. 17-208

This Public Notice announces that the Digital Empowerment and Inclusion Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and the Media Bureau will host a virtual workshop to examine the role of U.S. libraries as community hubs to drive digital adoption and literacy on August 3, 2020, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. The workshop will be convened via WebEx in light of travel restrictions and other concerns related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The workshop will be available to the public via live feed from the FCC’s web page at

The workshop will feature frontline experts from libraries, academia, and civil society organizations who will discuss efforts to support underserved rural and urban communities’ acquisition of digital skills. Experts will consider what constitutes digital inclusion today and the role of libraries and public-private partnerships. The workshop will also address the impact of COVID-19 on advancing digital inclusion, as well as the impact of various local, state, and federal interventions in the last few months.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] or by calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed, as well as contact information for the requester if more information is needed to address the request. Please allow at least five days advance notice for accommodation requests; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.

Members of the public may submit comments to the ACDDE using the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System, ECFS, at Comments to the ACDDE should be filed in GN Docket No. 17-208.

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