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The MARC Formats Transition Interest Group is seeking volunteer nominations for a new Chair and Vice-Chair. The Chair will be appointed for one year (2017-1018), and the Vice-Chair will be appointed for two years (2017-2018 as Vice-Chair and 2018-2019 as Chair). This interest group provides a forum to educate the library community on the transition efforts from the MARC format. Specific emphasis is currently placed on education of transition formats such as BIBFRAME, bibliographic and non-bibliographic transition projects and tools that aid in the transition. The past two years have been timely in reporting from a variety of the library and archives space on the burgeoning work of moving from MARC, including the challenges and benefits. For more background on the Interest Group, please visit the ALA connect page: http://connect.ala.org/node/68263.
The Chair will be responsible with assistance from the Vice-Chair to organize MTIG sessions for ALA annual and mid-winter, liaison with ALA leadership, manage the Interest Group membership and other administrative duties as necessary. At the conclusion of the appointment, the Vice-chair will become Chair for 2018-2019.
Interested candidates should send an email to the current Co-chairs, Carolyn Hansen ([log in to unmask]) and Victoria Mueller ([log in to unmask]). Deadline for submission is April 30, 2016. If needed, voting for the positions will occur in May and conclude by June 1. The incoming Chair and Vice-chair will be introduced at ALA annual in Orlando.
We appreciate the opportunities to have served as Co-chairs and look forward to the transition of leadership for this important Interest Group.
Carolyn and Victoria (MARC Formats Co-Chairs)
University of Cincinnati Libraries
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Victoria Mueller, MLIS
Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian, Zepheira
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