Category Archives: Cataloging

[NYLINK] Cataloging Outlook with 2020 Vision

Location: Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY

Date: May 19, 2010

Get the facts about the current status of cataloging and MARC records and how changes coming in this new decade will impact the purpose, structure and content of library cataloging records within the broader context of the institutions and communities that house our libraries at Nylink’s Cataloging Outlook with 2020 Vision Conference.

Includes continental breakfast and catered lunch. Speakers:

  • Karen Coyle: Intro & Wrap-up
  • Jennifer Bowen, Univ. of Rochester: eXtensible Catalog
  • John Myers, Union College: RDA & FRBR
  • Sandy Card, Binghamton University: Cooperative Cataloging

Who should attend: Decision-making heads of cataloging/technical services departments at all larger New York academic libraries, the solo catalogers of the smaller ones, program staff from 3Rs councils, and systems librarians from the public library systems.

Available Classes

  • A 1 day(s) Conference at Le Moyne on: 05/19 (9:30 AM-4:30 PM ET)


May 19: Member $85.00
May 19: Non Member $115.00

Would you like to request this class for your own library or organization? Find out more.

Nylink members view a list of Nylink members (PDF)

Registation Form Online


Two new applications from LibraryThing

[via Thingology (LibraryThing’s idea blog)]

It looks like LibraryThing has announced two new products for the library oriented “LibraryThing for Libraries” service at ALA Midwinter. The first announcement is for Shelf Browse which looks like a good looking virtual shelf for your library’s collection. It looks like it will display your library catalog’s results in a visual browser that mimics a book shelf. The second announcement is for a mobile application called Library Anywhere that sounds like it will convert your catalog to a mobile version. These are all services that are part of ¬†LibraryThing’s OPAC enhancement package, though the Library Anywhere sounds like it my require an extra cost.

Find out more about LibraryThing for Libraries. It seems like a simple way to integrate some social features to your OPAC.