9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Refreshments (Auditorium, First Floor)
9:30 - 10:00 Opening Session (Auditorium, First Floor)
10:00-11:30 General Session (Auditorium, First Floor)
Copyright for Digital Media
Presenter: Nancy Sims, University of Minnesota
Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota, will give us an update on copyright lawsuits of interest to libraries (UCLA, Georgia State, Google Books, etc.) and how these and other technology and policy developments may affect copyright issues in libraries. She will also discuss relevant copyright considerations and best practices around streaming video, ebooks, digitization, and format migration. The session will wrap up with plenty of time for other copyright or fair use questions that you might have.
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (on your own; cafeteria on site)
12:30 - 1:20 (Breakout #1)
(De)constructing the Record in RDA: An Approach to Bibliographic Metadata (Auditorium)
Presenter: Mark Ehlert, Minitex
Description: RDA moves away from a record-centric view of bibliographic information by breaking down such metadata into component pieces that are linked together in various combinations.
These same pieces and their relationships may in turn be posted to the Web so other applications (such as library catalogs and other online databases) can make use of the data. This presentation includes a walk-through of RDA's structure and how this reflects the new view of library metadata, not to mention the cataloger's approach to creating and managing it. There will also be a brief introduction to RDF, a possible post-MARC standard employed to make bibliographic data available to catalogs and the wider Web environment.
The Big Switch - Moving from Print to Electronic Journals: three libraries share their experiences (Room 344)
Panelists: Carol Krabbenhoft, Concordia College; Theresa Borchert, Concordia College; Adam Marsnik, Normandale Community College; and Tammy Bobrowsky, Bemidji State University
Description: Three libraries will share their experiences in switching from print to electronic journals. The libraries will discuss 1) decision making, 2) planning, 3) implementation, and 4) dealing with the aftermath. The discussion will include both technical and communication aspects of the processes, including: departmental feedback, usage surveys, cataloging related issues, licensing, and access issues. Panelists will also bring samples of workflow templates and other documentation.
Description: PALS offers discovery and access for digital resource sets by loading them directly into MnPALS Plus, bypassing Aleph. As part of this service, PALS will load complete sets of records for digital resources into MnPALS Plus and provide unique URLs for each library as needed for authentication. These record sets will be kept up-to-date by PALS. This session will cover the digital sets PALS currently loads. Recommendations for other digital record sets to be loaded will be considered.
Genre and Form Headings for Moving Images (Room 346)
Presenter: Lori Pesik, Saint Mary's University
Description: In December 2011, the OLAC Cataloging Policy Committee Moving Image LC Genre/Form Headings Best Practices Task Force released the document "Library of Congress Genre-Form Thesaurus (LCGFT) for Moving Images." This document provides guidelines and examples for usage of genre headings from the LCGFT. This session will provide an overview of the new guidelines with an emphasis on examples. The session will also provide a one-page "cheat sheet" for the guidelines.
PALS Universe is "A Common Systems Approach to Knowledge Management and Scholarly Research for the Learning Communities of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities" (Room 344)
Presenter: Stephen Elfstrand, PALS Executive Director
Description: If approved for funding by MnSCU, the components of PALS Universe will be available to all members of the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries. Stephen Elfstrand, PALS Executive Director, will explain the goals of the PALS Universe concept, describe the features and tools that comprise it, as well as answer any questions that you may have. He will also let you know how you can help us promote this idea to the decision makers on your campus.
Kindles and ebooks in one Academic Library: Cataloging and Workflow Challenges (Auditorium)
Presenter: Randi Madisen and Jane Young, Century College
Description: Randi and Jane will talk about Century College Library’s experience with Kindles.
Preparing for RDA as Individual Catalogers and as a Consortium Description (Auditorium)
Facilitators: Lori Pesik, Saint Mary's University; Adam Marsnik, Normandale Community College
Description: The Library of Congress has announced that it will implement RDA as of March 31, 2013. In this participatory session, the facilitators will guide you through a discussion about how RDA will affect you as an individual cataloger and PALS as a consortium. You will discuss your questions and concerns about RDA, then formulate potential action items for both individuals and the consortium.
PALSconnect ERM (Room 344)
Panelists: John Daniels, Minneapolis Community and Techncial College; Johnna Horton, South Central College; and Randi Madisen, Century College
Description: This session is about PALSConnect ERM (Electronic Resource Manager) implementation and usage. The panel members will share their experiences with this project, answer any questions, and allay any fears you may have.