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    December 6th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    DALLAS, TX, December 6 – Amigos Library Services will present a one day online conference RDA @Your Library on February 4. RDA @Your Library will cover a variety of topics to include RDA background/overview (FRBR and FRAD concepts), RDA training, RDA as Data (including a background on the concept of changes needed to library metadata) as well as why RDA might not be the right choice for libraries. Additionally, representatives of various Integrated Library Systems vendors as well as OCLC will present on their intentions towards RDA.

    “Amigos is excited to present an affordable comprehensive conference on RDA.” says Laura Kimberly, Amigos Senior Operations Manager, Support and Education Services. “The RDA @Your Library conference will offer both conceptual and practical details you need to make informed decisions whether and how to implement the new standard.”
    Presented by speakers well known to the cataloging community, three concurrent sessions will run throughout the day. Among the scheduled sessions are:

    Sessions focusing on practical aspects of RDA implementation:
    From AACR2 to RDA: Instructions on Identifying Manifestations and Items presented by Robert Maxwell
    AACR2 to RDA Using the Toolkit presented by Troy Linker
    From AACR2 to RDA: Instructions on Identifying Persons and Corporate Bodies, Works and Expressions presented by John Attig

    Sessions focusing the development of RDA and debating its usefulness:
    RDA Background/Overview presented by Dr. Barbara Tillet
    The Path Not Taken: A Descriptive Cataloging "might have been" presented by Michael Gorman

    To see the full schedule and to sign up for the conference, visit
    Early bird registration runs through January 21, 2011.

    About Amigos Library Services - For more than 35 years, Amigos Library Services has helped its members obtain affordable services and share library resources and knowledge. With over 600 members, Amigos is one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the region’s rich cultural heritage.

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    December 6th, 2010LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Call for Papers (and apologies for cross-posting):

    The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information
    among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the

    The Code4Lib Journal is now accepting proposals for publication in its 13th
    issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.
    To be included in the 13th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid
    April 2011, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to
    by Friday, January 7, 2011. When submitting, please include the title or
    subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

    C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions
    across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.
    Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    * Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
    * Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were
     done and challenges faced
    * Case studies
    * Best practices
    * Reviews
    * Comparisons of third party software or libraries
    * Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
    * Project management and communication within the library environment
    * Assessment and user studies

    C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to
    publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow
    any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog
    posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we
    encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more
    information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the
    first 11 issues published on our website:

    Remember, for consideration for the 13th issue, please send proposals,
    abstracts, or draft articles to no later than
    Friday, January 7, 2011.

    Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

    Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee