Topic and Speakers
The Metadata Landscape and Putting Metadata to Work

Sally McCallum, Chief, Network Development/MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress
10 Feb, 2015


We’ve been talking about this for a while. OCLC calls this “collective collections”:

…the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, and “above-the-institution” management strategies.

OCLC Research work analyzing system-wide print library services and collections documented in new report.


A Virtual International Authority File — how about that? Expanding findability to scholarly research outside of the researcher’s community and to the library and research community far and wide.

OCLC Research launches Scholars’ Contributions to VIAF activity.

Will the future of metadata be an evolution, revolution, or both? From serving as a descriptor of items and collections to now including people and places, the progression and repurposing of metadata is an exciting frontier, full of opportunities and challenges. Join us in person on 18 September at Johns Hopkins University (or virtually via live-streaming video) as we explore the powerful potential of metadata from a variety of insightful perspectives

This is a free event!

European Commission Central Library adds 300 millionth bibliographic record to WorldCat

The record describes an article, “Wirtschaftsrecht im Internet” (“Business Law for the Internet”) from the publication Betriebs Berater. The record was created on June 7, 2013, and was contributed by the European Commission Central Library.

Next Space: The OCLC Newsletter
No.20, ISSN: 1559-0011, January 2013

Part 1 of 2: The rise of personal networks
By Andy Havens

“[People] are connecting, forming networked communities that allow them to rapidly share information and self-organize into powerful interest groups. Companies will have to be more responsive to customer needs and demands if they want to survive.”
— From
The Connected Company, by Dave Gray

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