NETSL Programs at NELA Annual 2012

NETSL sponsored three exciting programs at the New England Annual Conference on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Hotel Sturbridge in Sturbridge MA.

In the morning we offered AACR2 and RDA: Key Differences presented by Steven Arakawa (Yale University). This was a two-part program with a theory-based session from 8:30-10:00 that was attended by 57 people and a hands-on session from 10:00-11:30 that was attended by 44 people.

Our afternoon program was Using ORCID and Author Identifiers presented by Micah Altman (MIT). This program ran from 2:30-3:30 and was attended by 21 people with an invigorating question and answer period.

Please continue below for the full descriptions and slides & exercises from the programs. Thank you to everyone who attended!

AACR2 and RDA: Key Differences
Steven Arakawa (Yale)

RDA Program at NELA Annual 2012What are the major differences between AACR2 and RDA? Join Steven Arakawa, Yale University’s Librarian for Training and Documentation, Catalog and Metadata Services, to address this question and learn more about RDA. The program is sponsored by the New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL). Follow up with the 10:30 session offering hands-on experience.

RDA Basics Slides from NELA Annual 2012 (PDF, 604 KB)
RDA Basics Slides from NELA Annual 2012 (PPT, 2,947 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 1 for NELA Annual 2012 (PDF, 100 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 1 for NELA Annual 2012 (DOCX, 12 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 2 for NELA Annual 2012 (PDF, 103 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 2 for NELA Annual 2012 (DOCX, 15 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 3 for NELA Annual 2012 (PDF, 191 KB)
RDA Exercise Sheet 3 for NELA Annual 2012 (DOCX, 18 KB)
RDA Basics Answers Slides from NELA Annual 2012 (PDF, 192 KB)
RDA Basics Answers Slides from NELA Annual 2012 (PPT, 834 KB)
Powerpoint (PPT) slides include presentation notes

Using ORCID and Author Identifiers
Micah Altman (MIT)

ORCID Program at NELA Annual 2012Authority control is a critical part of library cataloging. In traditional cataloging indexing of authorship is accomplished in large part through the use of standardized naming records, produced through NACO and other cooperative cataloging programs. In contrast, journal publishing and other new forms of electronic publishing often lack standard author names and identification. In this NETSL program Dr. Micah Altman, Director of Research at MIT Libraries, describes how the Open Researcher and Contributor Identification (ORCID) program aims to solve this problem. ORCID is a central registry of unique identifiers for individual researchers and collaborators. It also links what is in the registry to other author identifier services such as Scopus to enhance the scientific discovery process and improve the efficiency of research funding and collaboration.

Slides have not been provided for this program (yet)

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