Spring 2014 Meeting

February 27, 2014

Customer Meets Collection: the Workflows that make it happen

Friday, April 4, 2014
Cuyahoga County Public Library Parma-Snow Branch Auditorium

Registration and light refreshments: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The deadline to register is Friday, March 28, 2014.

NOTSL proudly presents four distinguished leaders from public and academic libraries who will address how they have used specialized workflows to enhance their library collections. Wendy Bartlett will explain floating collection practices at Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Alene Moroni, LJ contributor and honoree, will conquer digital weeding practices and how they benefit the King County Library System readers. Juleah Swanson will show us how Ohio State does it right by “Focusing on the customer: assessing electronic resources through all stages of collection workflows.”  Tom Klingler will introduce us to the Kent State Selection Manager (SM), the collection development workflow tool to jump start and manage selections and processes before they reach the ILS.


Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting

January 23, 2014

NOTSL will hold it’s Spring Meeting on April 4, 2014 at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  Our topic will be “Customer Meets Collection: The Workflows That Make It Happen.” Please join your colleagues for lively presentations and discussion of the who, what, where, when and how of collection development and management.

The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the new Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, at 2121 Snow Rd., Parma, Ohio 44134.  Registration and program details will be available on the NOTSL website soon.


Fall 2013 Meeting

October 8, 2013

NOTSL will hold its Fall meeting on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Our topic is Linked Data and the Library.

Dr. Marcia Zeng, Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, will be our morning speaker. Dr. Zeng holds  a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Wuhan University in China. Her major research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, etc), Linked Data, metadata and markup languages, database quality control, multilingual and multi-culture information processing, and digital libraries for cultural objects. Dr. Zeng will provide an overview of  Linked Data principles.

In the afternoon session Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Dean, Information Management Services, University of Rochester and co-author of “RDA and the eXtensible Catalog” will address how linked data can be applied in libraries and why it is important. Jennifer Bowen was a principal investigator for the eXtensible Catalog Project at the University of Rochester and has written and spoken extensively on this topic.

The meeting will be held in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center on the Kent State University Main Campus in Kent, Ohio. Complete program information is available online here.


Save the Date: NOTSL Fall Meeting

October 1, 2013

NOTSL will hold its Fall meeting on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Our topic is Linked Data and the Library.

Dr. Marcia Zeng, Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, will be our morning speaker. Dr. Zeng holds  a Ph.D. from the School of Information Sciences at University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Wuhan University in China. Her major research interests include knowledge organization systems (taxonomy, thesaurus, ontology, etc), Linked Data, metadata and markup languages, database quality control, multilingual and multi-culture information processing, and digital libraries for cultural objects. Dr. Zeng will provide an overview of  Linked Data principles.

In the afternoon session Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Dean, Information Management Services, University of Rochester and co-author of “RDA and the eXtensible Catalog” will address how linked data can be applied in libraries and why it is important. Jennifer Bowen was a principal investigator for the eXtensible Catalog Project at the University of Rochester and has written and spoken extensively on this topic.

The meeting will be held in Room 306 of the Kent Student Center on the Kent State University Main Campus in Kent, Ohio.  Further details regarding pricing, lunch, etc. will be available soon.


New NOTSL Board Members Elected

April 8, 2013

Results from the election at the April 5, 2013 NOTSL Meeting:

Vice Chair / Chair Elect – Lori Thorrat, Catalog Department Manager, Cuyahoga County Public Library

Treasurer – Suzette Burlingame, Associate Director for Library Technologies, Stark County District Library

Scholarship Committee – Laura Maidens, Cataloger, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Executive Committee – Kathleen Lamantia, Technical Services Librarian, Stark County District Library

Many thanks to out-going Board Member Roman Panchyshyn for his service to NOTSL.


Spring 2013 Meeting

February 19, 2013

Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians is pleased to present a program on RDA Authorities and Implementation. Our meeting will be in two parts: a morning workshop session on RDA authorities, presented and taught by Paul Frank; and an afternoon presentation on RDA implementation for libraries both large and small, given by Christopher Cronin. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Complete program information is available online here.


Save the Date: NOTSL Spring Meeting

February 8, 2013

April 5th is just days after Day 1 for RDA. It’s time to get practical with the RDA authorities! Come join NOTSL’s program for managing your transition.

Paul Frank from the Library of Congress will talk about name authority records in RDA, the current state of NACO training, major differences between AACR2 and RDA name headings, and will provide guidance for non-NACO catalogers for constructing RDA name headings.

Chris Cronin from the University of Chicago Library will talk about managing the transition to RDA in your library.

The meeting will take place at Cleveland State University.  Watch for more detailed information as it becomes available.


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