2014 conference


The programme for the conference is now available.

Day 1: 8th September 2014

Welcome 14:15-14:30

Session 1: Impact of Metadata Standards

Paper: The Impact of Bibframe 14:30-15:10
Thomas Meehan – University College London

Lightning Talk: MARC, Voyager and OUDA 15:10-15:30
Chris Biggs and Lara Whitelaw

Refreshments Break 15:30-16:00

Lightning Talk: RDA in many (two) Metadata Formats 16:00-16:20
Duncan Chalmers - Coutts Information Services

Paper: RDA and the Cascading Vortex of Horror 16:20-17:00
Alan Danskin – British Library

Dinner 18:30-19:30 and Quiz 20:00 onwards


Day 2: 9th September 2014

Session 2: Impact on the Organisation

Paper: Metadata: Making an Impact in Television beyond the Archive 9:30-10:10
Laura Williams – BBC

Lightning Talk: Deep Impact: Metadata and Suncat 10:10-10:30
Natasha Aburrow-Jones - EDINA

Refreshments Break 10:30-11:00

Paper: How do you Approach Metadata Creation when there are no Second Chances? 11:00-11:40
Arwen Caddy – Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK

Panel Discussion: Impact of eBook Metadata 11:40-13:00

Lunch 13:00-14:00

Session 3: Impact of Metadata on Users

Lightning Talk: Making an Impact with Metadata on Social Media 14:00-14:20
Claire Sewell – Cambridge University Library

Lightning Talk: Improving Subject-Based Metadata for LGBTQ Related Young Adult Books 14:20-14:40
Ruth Jenkins

Paper: Metadata Output and Its Impact on the Researcher 14:40-15:20
Anne Welsh – University College London

Lightning Talk: It’s not all about the Metadata 15:20-15:40
Lynne Dyer – De Montfort University

Poster introductions 15:40-15:45
“Using Metadata from the Institutional Repository for the REF Submissions”
“Metadata Quality Checking – Integration of Workflows in Relation to Reading List Software”
“The Impact of Reclassification”
“Changing Positions – New Roles Making an Impact”
"The Impact of RDA in Cambridge"

Poster session (with refreshments) 15:45-16:45

CILIP CIG AGM 16:45-17:45

Drinks reception and conference dinner 19:00 onwards

Day 3: 10th September 2014

Session 4: Impact of Metadata Professionals

Paper: RDA as a First Language: Teaching Beginner Cataloguers in RDA 9:30-10:10
Deborah Lee – Courtauld Institute of Art

Lightning Talk: It’s all about the Users: Enhancing our Metadata to Improve Discoverability 10:10-10:30
Lynne Dyer – De Montfort University

Refreshments break 10:30-11:00

Paper: The Metadata Team: Making an Impact at the University of Kent 11:00-11:40
Robin Armstrong Viner – University of Kent

Paper: Holistic Cataloguing, or, The Fundamental Interconnectedness of all Things 11:40-12:10
Celine Carty – Cambridge University Library

Lightning Talk: Metadata Assistants Making an Impact 12:10-12:30
Josie Caplehorne and Clair Waller – University of Kent

Post-conference options approx. 14:30 onwards

Demonstration: Metadata Extraction Tool 14:30-15:15

Visit: Canterbury Cathedral Library 14:30- approx. 15:30

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Rare Books & Special Collections Group Annual Study Conference

Wed 27 August-Fri 29 August

The Sir Duncan Rice Library, The University of Aberdeen

This year’s conference will explore issues relating to how we accommodate our special collections, including building new libraries, with candid case studies from Aberdeen and elsewhere.

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RBSCG Conference 2014 title announced

The Rare Books and Special Collections Group conference for 2014 will deal with building and refurbishing library buildings and housing collections.It is entitled New Space for Old Books: Building for the Future and will take place at the University of Aberdeen, 27th-29th August 2014. 

The draft conference programme will be published on our Events page shortly, as will travel information.