This may be a bit too specific or complex for 1 day - but I will throw it out there and would be more than happy to lead the event. This is an idea I kind of formalized today: Develop an authority control mechanism into vufind (www.vufind.org) that would utilize the library of congress authority control data and automatically authorize bibliographic records in vufind. Step 1: Download and index LOC authority author records Step 2: Update all bib records in a vufind instance with authorized forms and alternate forms Step 3: Delete unused authority records in authority index Step 4: Create a script that processes this on a periodic basis (monthly or yearly). Voila - free authority control for the library's catalog (assuming they opt to use vufind) Andrew > -----Original Message----- > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of > John Fink > Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:30 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [CODE4LIB] Conference: Access 2008 in Hamilton, ON -- October > 1-4. > > Also folks, I'm still soliciting Access Hackfest ideas -- let me know > if you > have any. > > --- > > Registration is now open for Access 2008, Canada's premier library > technology conference that focuses on issues relating to technology > planning, development, challenges and solutions. > > > > *When*: Oct. 1 - 4, 2008 > > > > *Where*: Hamilton, Ontario > > > > *How:* Visit the conference website to register: > http://access2008.blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/registration/ > > > > *What:* Check the conference website for the exciting program! Keynotes > this > year will be Karen Schneider and Bob Young! > http://access2008.blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/ > > > > > > This year the conference will be held in Hamilton, Ontario at the > Sheraton > Hamilton Hotel (conference) and Hamilton Public Library (Hackfest) from > October 1-4 and is hosted by: > > McMaster University, Hamilton Public Library, Mohawk College & Brock > University. > > > > **Reserve your room at the Sheraton by Sept. 5th to secure the > conference > rate.** > > > > Spots are filling up fast - please register soon! > > > > *Need conference funding?* > > You may qualify for a grant! There are two grants available, each worth > $1000: > > ProQuest Student Travel Grant (for students only) > > Equinox-Evergreen First-Timer Grant (for first-time Access attendees > only) > > > > For more information about these grants and to apply, see the > conference > website: http://access2008.blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/travel-grants > > > -- > http://libgrunt.blogspot.com -- library culture and technology.