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RLS-athon – final call and programme

RLS-athon – RDA, RIMMF & Robert Louis Stevenson, 9th November, Edinburgh

There are still places available at the world’s first RLS-athon – a hackathon for RDA metadata about Robert Louis Stevenson and his works, organised by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland (CIGS), Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), and The Marc of Quality (TMQ)

RLS-athon details

 Programme

  • 10:30 Introductions, Outline of the Day, and Setup
  • 10.45 Brief review of RIMMF functionality
  • 11.15 RLS-athon
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 Workshop on “national interests”
    • Presentations and participation on specific aspects of RDA and digitization, data quality improvement, and access to cultural heritage. Gordon Dunsire, Chair of the RDA Steering Committee, and colleagues discuss lessons learned during experiments with linked data, RDA, and RIMMF in national libraries.
  • 15:00 Discussion on issues for RDA, RIMMF, and linked data
    • What issues arose during the RLS-athon? What strengths and weaknesses of RDA were revealed? How does this fit with linked data initiatives such as BibFrame and Dublin Core? An opportunity for informal discussion with members of the RDA Steering Committee, developers of RIMMF, and linked data experts.
  • 16:00 End
  • Informal discussion

Registration [http://rballs.info/topics/p/rls/rlsathon1/RLSCIGSReg1.pdf] includes:

  • 2-hour RIMMF training webinar on 27 October 2015 (1-3 pm UK; 9-11 am EDT), and access to RDA Toolkit until the end of the year.
  • The opportunity to be coached by Deborah Fritz, one of the developers of RIMMF, and members of the new RDA Steering Committee
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Special topics for RIMMFing include

  • Pirates! A focus on Treasure Island in print and digital formats.
  • The Scottish book sculptures, and especially Treasure Island.
  • Scots! A focus on Kidnapped, Catriona, and The Master of Ballantrae.
  • National collections. A focus on RDA for RLS as a national figure.
  • Rare materials and RDA.
  • MARC in, MARC out. A focus on RIMMF as a metadata FRBRization and quality improvement tool.

Attendees can expect to learn more about RDA, the global standard for resource discovery, and its application to multiple versions of print and digital resources, and have fun doing it.

Before registering, please refer to preparatory work expected for participation in the event – this is highly recommended to fully benefit from attendance.

More details are available at https://catandindexgroup.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/rls-athon-9th-november-edinburgh-update/ and we look forward to seeing you in November!

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RLS-athon – 9th November, Edinburgh – Update

Places are still available for the RLS jane-athon, taking place in Edinburgh on the 9th of November – workshop update below.

Want to experience RDA: Resource Description and Access without wearing MARC glasses? Want to see how WEMI is supposed to work? Want to put the fun back into cataloguing? Are you ready to RIMMF?

Come to the world’s first RLS-athon – a hackathon for RDA metadata about Robert Louis Stevenson and his works, organised by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland (CIGS), Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA (JSC), and The Marc of Quality (TMQ)

Based on the successful jane-athon formula ( http://rballs.info/topics/p/jane/janeathon.html ) the RLS-athon will bring cataloguers together to use the RDA editor RIMMF to experiment with pure RDA data and to discuss the good and bad points of the RDA instructions. RIMMF (RDA in Many Metadata Formats) is available for free download ( http://www.rdaregistry.info/rimmf/ ). It comes with comprehensive self-guided web-based tutorials.

When: Monday 9 November 2015, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm

(registration 10.00-10.30 am; informal discussion 4.00-5.00 pm)

Where: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation ( http://edinburghcentre.org/Venue.html )

Cost: £60.00 (including VAT)

Registration includes:

  • 2-hour RIMMF training webinar on 27 October 2015, and access to RDA Toolkit until the end of the year.
  • The opportunity to be coached by Deborah Fritz, one of the developers of RIMMF, and members of the new RDA Steering Committee.
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Special topics include

  • Pirates! A focus on Treasure Island in print and digital formats, including translations, e-texts, and audio books. Team members are encouraged to wear pirate gear, for example striped shirts, cut-off jeans, parrots, etc. This topic is recommended for those new to RDA and RIMMF.
  • The Scottish book sculptures, and especially Treasure Island. More pirates, but poetry too, and an unusual cataloguing challenge.
  • Scots! A focus on Kidnapped, Catriona, and The Master of Ballantrae. The Master of Ballantrae base r-ball provides examples of RDA applied to multiple digitized versions of multiple editions of a single Work. It exposes a number of issues relating to mass digitization strategies and the utility of RDA in resolving them. Team members are encouraged to wear tartan, kilts, heather, etc. This topic is suitable for those with some knowledge of RDA or digital formats, including JPEG, PDF, DAISY, Kindle, etc.
  • National collections. A focus on RDA for RLS as a national figure. The National Library of Scotland is experimenting with RIMMF to apply the benefits of RDA in bringing together the metadata for its format-based collections, including manuscripts, sound and film recordings, print, and digital. This raises issues of identity and authority, legacy data, and strategies for the future, as well as exposing areas for RDA and RIMMF development.
  • Rare materials and RDA. This topic is associated with the international seminar on RDA and rare materials on 6 Nov 2015, and uses RIMMF to discuss the issues raised.
  • MARC in, MARC out. A focus on RIMMF as a metadata FRBRization and quality improvement tool. RIMMF can import a MARC 21 record and automatically FRBRize it into RDA Work, Expression, and Manifestation data. RIMMF can also export a MARC 21 record from RDA data. This team will use RIMMF to discuss the opportunities afforded by digitization projects to improve legacy data in legacy systems, while future-proofing it for RDA and linked data systems.

Attendees can expect to learn more about RDA, the global standard for resource discovery, and its application to multiple versions of print and digital resources, and have fun doing it.

Registration

Before registering, please refer to preparatory work expected for participation in the event – this is highly recommended to fully benefit from attendance – rballs.info/xathons/getmost/

To book your place on the RLS-athon, please supply the following details to CIG Scotland at cigscot@gmail.com

  • Your name
  • Your institution
  • Invoice address (or state that you will pay on the day)
  • Any special dietary requirements
  • Confirmation that you have read and understand the expectations for participation in the RLS-athon.

Please note that invoices will be issued after the event. Enquiries regarding purchase orders, payment or invoicing should be directed to the CIGS Treasurer at cigscot@gmail.com

Registration closes 30th October. Please note that cancellations after this date will be charged at the full price.

Further information will be posted on the RLS-athon web pages at http://rballs.info/topics/p/rls/rlsathon1/

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Covers of books by Robert Louis Stevenson

Seminar Announcement and Call for Papers: RDA and Rare Materials

A seminar associated with the meeting of the Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA, which takes place 2-6 November 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Organized by the Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland (CIGS), with members of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), the European RDA Interest Group (EURIG), the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group (RBSCG), CIG, IFLA and JSC.

Date and venue

Friday 6 November 2015
10.00– 16.00

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ (http://edinburghcentre.org/Venue.html)

Purpose & Objectives

Prompted by organizational changes within JSC, the revision of ACRL’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Section’s Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials, the international efforts of institutions and organizations to enhance bibliographic data sharing and interoperability, and the recognition that access to rare materials and special collections is vital for research and learning, this seminar brings together experts and practitioners from around the world. Participants will share, through a mix of presentations and discussion, their current practices and methods for the description of, and access to, rare materials. The objectives of this seminar are knowledge sharing to gain the widest possible picture of current practices and international collaboration on cataloging and descriptive standards.

Participation & Deadlines

Possible topics

  • RBMS Policy Statements development and infrastructure
  • RDA treatment of rare books, manuscripts, and other rare information resources
  • IFLA bibliographic standards and rare materials
  • Aligning RDA and local practices
  • Data interoperability
  • Format-, genre-, provenance-specific challenges and solutions
  • Standards not rooted in Anglo-American or DCRM practice
  • Descriptive hubs vs. Catalogs of record

Registration & Attendance

  • Registration will open 21 September 2015
  • Registration fee: 48 GBP (includes VAT)
  • Attendance limited to 75 participants

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 Associated events in Edinburgh 2-9th November

The seminar is associated with several events of potential interest to attendees. These are scheduled at contiguous times, and will be included in the registration process for the seminar, with the exception of the RLS-athon on 9 November.

Thursday 5 November 2015

09.00-12.00

JSC meeting agenda item on RDA and the work of the RBMS RDA-DCRM Task Force. Observers are welcome and should register in advance, details will be available shortly.

14.00-16.30

Visits to the research collections at the University of Edinburgh (2-3pm) and the National Library of Scotland (3.30-4.30pm). Numbers are limited and advance registration is required, details will be available shortly.

17.30-20.00

RBMS RDA-Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials Task Force meeting. Primarily a business meeting to receive external input on a small set of the most pressing/contentious issues facing the DCRM group. Due to space considerations, participation will be limited, registration details will be available shortly.

Monday 9 November 2015

RLS-athon, 10.00-16.00

A jane-athon or hackathon using the RIMMF RDA data editor and focusing on the works of Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS). RLS was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850, and RLS Day is celebrated this week.  For more information on what a jane-athon consists of see http://rda-jsc.org/Jane-athon.html and for details on how to register go to http://wp.me/p40zYT-7j

Organizing committee

  • Francis Lapka (RBMS RDA-DCRM TF Chair)
  • Nina Schneider (RBMS BSC Chair)
  • Anne Welsh (CIG member and Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, UCL (London))
  • Iris O’Brien (RBSCG BSC Chair and The British Library)
  • Claudia Fabian (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and IFLA)
  • Alan Danskin (EURIG Chair, British Library)
  • Graeme Forbes (CIGS Chair and Head of Ingest, National Library of Scotland)
  • Paul Cunnea (CIGS Secretary and Digital Assets Manager, NLS)
  • Gordon Dunsire (CIGS and JSC)