Do the letters “RDA” put you in a panic? If so, you might need a little cataloging therapy with our new RDA Interest Group!
Join us for our first meeting on March 26th from 10:00 to 12:00 (refreshments at 9:30!) at the Selden Branch of the Middle Country Public Library, 575 Middle Country Road. We will discuss concerns and questions about the new RDA cataloging standard.
Bring your real-life examples of how RDA is puzzling you, and learn how your colleagues are putting RDA into practice.
Hosted by the Computer and Technical Services (CATS) division of SCLA.
RSVP to Lisa Bitran at email@example.com.
Due to the impending weather conditions being called for on Thursday morning, we are canceling the February TIF Meeting. With some folks potentially traveling long distances, we want you all to remain as safe as possible.
Our next meeting will be hosted by Kelly Harris and is scheduled for March 6, 2014 at the Bridgehampton Library.
Tomorrow’s (Thurs Feb 6) TIF meeting has be RESCHEDULED for the FOLLOWING Thursday… it is now Thursday, February 13th.
Same location (Quogue Library). Same times: 9:30am for coffee/tea, bagels and 10:00am meeting.
It’s time for our February 2014 TIF Meeting. We will be continuing our discussion on staff and patron education from the January Meeting. This will include a presentation from our friends at the Longwood Public Library, Chris DeCristofaro and Melanie Cardone. Chris and Melanie will be discussing the successful evolution of the iphone / ipad classes they host for their patrons. From inception to a full blown series of classes, the success and feedback have been tremendous.
Join us as we learn about the benefits, challenges and best practices of successfully training the public. Handouts will be made available to guide you in building your own course of programs for your patrons.
Details are as follows:
What: February 2014 Technology Information Forum Meeting
When: February 6, 2014
Where: Quogue Library
Time: 9:30am coffee 10am Meeting
Host: Russ Weisenbacher
Special note (Directions and Parking):
The Quogue Library is located at 90 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY. When searching by name, some GPS devices will send you to the Quogue School. Please use the library’s physical address instead. (Thanks Russ!)
Sunrise Hwy (Rte 27) east to Exit 65 South.
Take County Route 104 all the way until it ends in a “T” with County Route 80 (Montauk Hwy).
Make a RIGHT onto County Route 80 (Montauk Hwy).
At the big bend in the road, make a LEFT onto Quogue Street.
Go about 1/2 mile, the library is on the right. You can park on either side of the road.
Enter through front door, and head to the back room (Shinnecock Room).
Hope to see you all there!
Manager of Information and Technology Services
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
120 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733
The Computer and Technical Services division of SCLA/NYLA will present
IT vs Librarians
At the Brentwood Public Library
December 10th 2013
10 am to 12 pm
Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 am
All are welcome
There is a longstanding belief that IT staff and Librarians are two departments separated by a different language. Join us for the CATS annual meeting to help determine where these two departments are heading, and if they can head there together.
Presenters Elled Druda (Internet Service Librarian), Bob Johnson (Manager of Information and Technology Services) and Stephen Ingram (Computer Librarian) will lead a presentation and panel discussion.
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RDA: Changes for Users and Catalogers
Presented to the members of the Computer and Technical Services (CATS) Division,
Suffolk County Library Association, November 13, 2013
Natalia Tomlin, Technical Services Librarian,
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library L.I.U. Post
Executive Board 2014
Members at Large (8)
Cats RDA 2013 FLYER
No registration required
Wednesday, November 13th
627 N. Sunrise Highway, Bellport, NY
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(Coffee and refreshments served at 9:30)
Resource Description and Access (RDA): Changes for Users and Catalogers. A presentation by Natalia Tomlin.
Resource Description and Access (RDA) launched in 2010 as the successor to Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Revised, Second Edition (AACR2). The rules of this new cataloging code, as enumerated in the online utility RDA Toolkit, have led to the current period of transition for the cataloging community. RDA represents a shift in cataloging practice aimed to support the digital environment and to improve the user experience by heightening the discoverability of materials and collections. Join Natalia Tomlin, Technical Services Librarian at B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library at LIU Post, for a morning of learning about RDA principles, vocabulary, new content in bibliographic records and resulting changes in OPAC display. This presentation will be of interest to working catalogers and other Technical Services personnel, as well as Reference Librarians and everyone else who is curious about the changes they see in OPAC records.
No registration required
Housekeeping (approve minutes)
Mobile Millennium Demonstration
Louis DeRobertis will also be demonstrating the new monitoring system and interface through SCLS.
Google Nexus Devices (Round table discussion)
What are you doing with them and how
Patron Computers – The next generation
Gesture control? Leap Motion?
Group Question and Answer
A demonstration of Mobile Millennium, running Millennium from portable devices and
SCLS will be hosting our October TIF Meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
This is a date change.