~ Keynote Sessions ~
Opening Keynote: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BIBFRAME - Philip Schreur, Interim Assistant University Librarian for Technical and Access Services, Standford University Libraries
The writing on the wall of the crossroads is clear. Reliance on fixed description and authoritative strings must give way to dynamic metadata and entity linking so that we may embed our work in the web of data. Linked data models such as BIBFRAME will allow us to transform our efforts and transcend the limits of our current discovery environments.
Closing Keynote: The Sky is Not Falling: Questioning Assumptions About the Future of Special Formats Cataloging - Casey Mullin, Head of the Data Control Unit, Standford University Libraries
Much has transpired in the world of library metadata, both expected and unexpected, since MOUG and OLAC last met together in Cleveland in 2008. Mr. Mullin will summarize key developments in this arena since that time (including but certainly not limited to the advent of the RDA era), distill lessons learned along the way, and issue a call to action for all metadata practitioners in our beloved areas of expertise.