Join CILIP on 4th May at 12:30 for a new module in the Data Driven Librarianship course powered by Nielsen BookData, recognised by CILIP. In the Research Module Update, Nielsen BookData will provide a full year review of the UK book market’s 2021 performance, including a look at their library loans data and further insights from LibScan. Register now for free: https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1623059&group=
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The UK NACO Funnel
The UK NACO funnel is being activated.
Established through the MDG, this is an initiative to allow UK libraries to contribute directly to the Library of Congress Name Authority File, the dominant authority file for the English Speaking World and beyond.
A total of 4 institutions (University of Aberystwyth, University of Liverpool, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Leeds) are in the process of training to contribute (a fifth, University of Cardiff, are already expecting to join in the next round of training), and full activation and utility will proceed subsequent to the full establishment of the funnel and completion of training and registration. Please contact Martin Kelleher (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details and expressions of interest to join.
Search Solutions 2020 24th/25th November – MDG Members Discounts
We are pleased to announce that MDG has partnered with BCS IRSG to secure discounted registration on Search Solutions 2020 for MDG members.
Main event: Weds 25 November, ONLINE
Tutorial: Tues 24 November, ONLINE
Innovations in Search and Information Retrieval
Search Solutions is the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group’s annual forum focused on practitioner issues and latest innovations in the area of Search and Information Retrieval. The programme includes presentations, panels and keynote talks by influential industry leaders on novel and emerging applications in search and information retrieval. Search Solutions offers a tutorial programme the day before the main event.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Search Solutions 2020 will be completely online, making it accessible for a worldwide audience. Further information about Search Solutions 2020 including past events can be found at https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Firsg.bcs.org%2FSearchSolutions%2F2020%2Fsse2020.php&data=04%7C01%7Cjdaniels%40CARDIFFMET.AC.UK%7C2f5b40aa690a4aa789ae08d88754bd42%7C189dc61c769b40488b0f6de074bba26c%7C0%7C0%7C637408145755697049%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=u54M1k4v5en2a7G04QV8pfZH5FKNp%2FVdngEowyjs7Yg%3D&reserved=0. Further information about tutorials can be found at https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Firsg.bcs.org%2FSearchSolutions%2F2020%2Fss2020tutorials.php&data=04%7C01%7Cjdaniels%40CARDIFFMET.AC.UK%7C2f5b40aa690a4aa789ae08d88754bd42%7C189dc61c769b40488b0f6de074bba26c%7C0%7C0%7C637408145755707040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=wdNieEHFIbIMpB36298ZlLUpfcfU3Li%2FpkA6N0qx%2F%2BY%3D&reserved=0.
PROGRAMME (Wed November 25) – UK timezone
10.05-10.35 Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield: Conceptualising Search as a Set of Cognitive Prostheses
10.35-11.05 David Maxwell, University of Delft: Searching, Stopping and User Modelling
11.30-12.00 Paul Cleverley, Infoscience Technologies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Enterprise Search
12.00-12.30 Paul Levay, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Systematic searching in the age of uncertainty: identifying the evidence for NICE guidelines
12.45-13.30 Lunch break
13.35-14.05 Charlie Hull, OpenSource Connections: Building the best ecommerce search with open source software
14.05-14.35 Agnes Molnar, Search Explained: Impact of information quality on successful enterprise search implementation – a case study
14.45-15.15 Marianne Sweeney, Daedelus Information Systems: IR Intelligence: Introduction to Neural IR & Learning To Rank
15.15-15.45 Michael Bendersky, Google: TF-Ranking: Learning-to-Rank in Tensorflow
16.05–16.35 Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs/Goldsmiths University of London: Searching fast & slow
16.35-17.05 Jeremy Pickens, OpenText: Challenges and Opportunities in Ediscovery and Information Governance: Not Everything is Big Data
17.10–17.40 Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Northeastern University at Silicon Valley: Search Biases
17.40–18.00 Q&A and closing remarks
TUTORIAL (Tues November 24)
Alexander Kuhnle, Miguel Aroca-Ouellette, John Reid, Dell Zhang (Blue Prism AI Labs): Reinforcement Learning for Information Retrieval (Full-day Tutorial)
Online: for further details see https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Firsg.bcs.org%2FSearchSolutions%2F2020%2Fsse2020.php&data=04%7C01%7Cjdaniels%40CARDIFFMET.AC.UK%7C2f5b40aa690a4aa789ae08d88754bd42%7C189dc61c769b40488b0f6de074bba26c%7C0%7C0%7C637408145755707040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=AJyguFvpqR%2FjMS4Us17NLjdsTwBH%2FMQfqUEeUAvSKBY%3D&reserved=0
Please register at https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Firsgss2020.eventbrite.co.uk%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cjdaniels%40CARDIFFMET.AC.UK%7C2f5b40aa690a4aa789ae08d88754bd42%7C189dc61c769b40488b0f6de074bba26c%7C0%7C0%7C637408145755707040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=l1JeR1pHYZ9xBQy2TqL27sWtdLlhDlep36qtkqF2FHA%3D&reserved=0.
Registration fees (including VAT) are as follows:
• Search Solutions + Tutorial (BCS/ISKO/CILIP MDG member): £20.00
• Search Solutions + Tutorial (Students): £13.00
• Search Solutions + Tutorial (Non-Member): £25.00
• Search Solutions only (BCS/ISKO/CILIP MDG member): £15.00
• Search Solutions only (Students): £10.00
• Search Solutions only (Non-Member): £20.00
• Tutorial only (BCS/ISKO/CLIP MDG member): £10.00
• Tutorial only (Students): £5.00
• Tutorial only (Non-Member): £15.00
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire
Tony Russell-Rose, UXLabs and Goldsmiths, University of London
Udo Kruschwitz, University of Regensburg
Stefan Rueger, Open University
Dyaa Albakour, Signal AI
Martin White, Intranet Focus Ltd
Haiming Liu, University of Bedfordshire
For further enquiries please contact Ingo Frommholz <email@example.com>.
The Future of Cataloguing: A CILIP CIG (MDG) Day Workshop, Tuesday 19th November, London
In July CIG polled its membership to seek permission to change the Group’s name to the Metadata and Discovery Group. This was overwhelmingly endorsed and has been approved by CILIP.
Now we want to gather your experiences and opinions to inform the next stage of our evolution as your voice in the Information Profession.
Building on the event originally designed and run by CIG Scotland (Edinburgh 7th June) and adapted and re-run by the Mercian Metadata Group (Aston 20th August) we want to offer you the opportunity to meet at CILIP HQ in London to discuss and inform the future of cataloguing (and metadata!)
The feedback from all 3 events will then be used to help us plan how we support you – our Cataloguing and Metadata Community of Practice – now and in the future.
The event will be run using the World Café method “designed to create a safe, welcoming environment in which to intentionally connect multiple ideas and perspectives on a topic by engaging participants in several rounds of small-group conversation”.
We will run four tables each with a broad topic on the future of metadata and cataloguing. Your facilitators are experienced practitioners who can lead and encourage discussion on their chosen topic.
Participants will have a chance to discuss all of the topics over the course of the day.
Table sessions will last around 30 minutes and we envisage that there will be 4-5 participants per table.
There are four broad areas proposed for discussion:
1. The future of authority control, identifiers, linked data, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies (LCSH, FAST, TGN, etc.) – Facilitated by William Peaden
2. The future of content standards (& data models) (RDA, ISBD, DCRM, etc.) & encoding models/formats (Marc, Bibframe, etc.) – Facilitated by Alan Danskin
3. The future of cataloguing practice: what will the cataloguer or metadata manager of the future look like? – Facilitated by Helen Williams (London School of Economics)
4. The future LMS/catalogue: will they exist? What form will they take? And what about the future of data (sources, suppliers)? – Facilitated Fran Abbs (University of Sheffield)
Discussions at the recent CIG Scotland and Mercian events also considered :
• How can we realise the potential of connecting information through linked data when different organisations are implementing it with different standards and approaches?
• Is subject analysis still a worthwhile exercise?
• How important is it for cataloguers to understand the data models underpinning the content standards?
• Is MARC really a dead man walking? Does it really need to die?
• What are the most significant problems you face concerning your catalogue? Are they related to metadata quality, speed of delivery, accuracy of content coverage?
• What are the biggest barriers to efficient, cost-effective metadata production in your institution?
We really hope that you will be able to join us!
To book onto the workshop please click on this link
RDA Orientation Workshop in Edinburgh in November
The Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland, in conjunction with the UK Committee on RDA (UKCoR) is delighted to present an RDA Orientation Workshop in Edinburgh.
This all day event will follow a part seminar, part practical workshop format. Presentations from Alan Danskin from the British Library and Gordon Dunsire from the RDA Steering Committee, will prepare delegates for the practical hands-on sessions.
The practical element will involve delegates using RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) to explore different scenarios using elements and concepts from the RDA beta Toolkit. The aim of the day is to put the RDA theory into practice in a non-MARC environment, and to introduce delegates to the implications of Toolkit restructure and redesign (3R) and LRM.
Due to the practical nature of this workshop, delegates are asked to bring their own laptops with RIMMF version 4 installed. Further information for delegates will be provided following registration, and RDA experts will be available to support delegates in the practical sessions.
Places for delegates are limited to 40, so early booking is recommended.
The event is to be held in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, which is easily accessible from Waverley Station. Directions can be found here:
A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please register here https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/eflJCr2o2twMrNYSzJP7B?domain=eventbrite.co.uk
We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh in November!
FREE Training Place – Library Juice Academy Online Course – Using MarcEdit March 2019
Thinking about CPD for 2019?
Just starting out on your career or looking to update your skills?
Would you like to learn how to create, edit and manipulate library metadata using MarcEdit?
CIG is offering 1 free registration on the Using MarcEdit course 4th- 29th March 2019.
You will learn about & practice:
* Bulk editing records; adding, deleting & changing data; joining & splitting files of records
* Enhancing records including RDA enhancement options; adding FAST subject headings; data normalisation using task lists, batch processing and exporting records
* Extract & build new fields; create records from spreadsheets; save & merge records
* Regular expressions
The course is taught asynchronously so that you can fit your study around your work/life commitments. Tuition is via readings, assignments and an online discussion forum.
You will also receive a certificate on successful completion of the course.
How to apply
* To apply for the free registration you must be a CIG member (although CILIP membership is not required.) * The application (approx. 200 words) should be emailed to Info.firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line: Application for CIG Sponsored MarcEdit Online Training
* Why you would like to enrol
* How you would use this training opportunity to highlight, or promote, CIG’s special areas of interest
* Why you would not be able to enrol without CIG sponsorship
* If you are successful you will be required to write about your experience of the course and its’ content.
Your report, or summary, will be shared with CIG members via the CIG blog and/or our professional journal.
* Please submit your by 18th January 2019.
* Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 1st February 2019.
***Please remember that Employers, as institutional CIG or CILIP members, can also receive a 20% discount on Library Juice Academy courses.
Membership of CILIP Special Interest Groups is managed via the institutional member login on the CILIP webpages.