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The ALCTS CCS Subject Analysis Committee will meet twice during the
ALA Midwinter Conference in San Diego, CA.
The committee's first meeting will be on Sunday, January 9, 2011, from
8:00 to 11:00 am at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Santa Rosa
Room. The second meeting will take place on Monday, January 10, 2011,
from 1:30 to 5:30 pm in the San Diego Convention Center, Room 27B. At
the conclusion of the Monday business meeting, there will be a
presentation on Linked Data.
John Mark Ockerbloom, digital planner and researcher at the University
of Pennsylvania, will give a presentation on linked open subject
authority data from the Library of Congress (http://id.loc.gov/) and
how it can be used to improve subject cataloging and browsing. Mr.
Ockerbloom will describe how the LC data is structured (including a
brief overview of RDF and SKOS), and explain how he has used it to
improve The Online Books Page (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/)
and the Penn Libraries' catalog. He will also show how he augmented
and enhanced the authority data from LC, and discuss how widespread
use of linked bibliographic and authority data may change how we build
and use catalogs in the future.
The agenda for the committee's meetings, along with reports submitted
to the committee, can be found in ALA Connect:
On behalf of the Subject Analysis Committee,
Principal Cataloging Librarian
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