The Code4Lib community was specifically mentioned in the Program for
Cooperative Cataloging Strategic Directions document, so I thought a good
start would be to let everyone know about it. A thank you to my colleague
Karen Smith-Yoshimura for forwarding the message.

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*Subject:* [PCCLIST] PCC Participants Meeting at ALA Midwinter: PCC Vision,
Mission, and Strategic Directions (2015-2017)

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Please join us for the PCC Participants Meeting at ALA Midwinter:

Sunday, February 1, 2015
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location:  McCormick Place West, Room: W196a


*Topic:  PCC Strategic Directions* *(January 2015 - December 2017)*

In 2014, the PCC began a planning process that included commissioning three
white papers and holding a facilitated strategic planning session in
conjunction with the PCC Policy Committee’s annual meeting in November.
The resulting plan document, *PCC Vision, Mission, and Strategic Directions
(2015-2017)*, is attached, and will soon be posted on the PCC website.

Please join us for a discussion of the role PCC will play over the next
several years in helping advance the community’s understanding of and
transition to linked data applications.  Beth Picknally Camden (PCC Past
Chair) and Chris Cronin (PCC Chair) will describe the planning process and
provide an overview of the new PCC Strategic Directions & Actions related
to four main areas:

1.      *Training and education:*  Develop a curriculum that will advance
the community’s understanding of linked data;

2.      *Linked data transitions:*  Align the PCC’s activities and
investments with those that will have the highest impact within the global
data environment;

3.      *Identities and entity management:*  Provide leadership for the
shift in authority control from an approach primarily based on creating
text strings to one focused on managing identities and entities;

4.      *Business models:  *Explore branding and funding models that will
support the PCC’s strategic directions and the overall sustainability of
the Program.

The agenda will include time for feedback from and discussion with PCC
participants on these new directions.


Christopher Cronin

Chair, Program for Cooperative Cataloging

Director of Technical Services

University of Chicago Library

1100 E. 57th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: 773-702-8739

Fax: 773-702-3016

Skype: christopher-cronin

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