Guest Speaker Series: Todd Carpenter (NISO) and James Hennelly (RDA Toolkit)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Via webinar or in person:
AAP - NY Offices
71 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Event Overview

The PSP Committee for Digital Innovation (CDI) will be hearing from guest speakers, Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and James Hennelly, Managing Editor of RDA Toolkit of the American Library Association on Wednesday, June 10 from 12:30-1:30pm at the AAP New York office.  

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), will be discussing metadata as a critical element in discovery of all forms of content, digital or not.  Sharing metadata is an important function of promotion, distribution, discovery and delivery. Traditional methods of sharing and distributing metadata are brought with problems, including maintenance, updating, sharing and reuse. With the growth of linked data, there is a potential to be more efficient and accurate in the data sharing that provides the foundation of our supply chain of content. This talk will cover the larger implications of linked data as a model for sharing bibliographic information and important trends that will begin to impact scholarly publishers.

James Hennelly of the American Library Association is Managing Editor of RDA Toolkit and will discuss RDA. Resource Description and Access is a data standard developed within the library community which desired a new approach to bibliographic description that was better adapted to the expanding digital universe. The authors of the standard wanted to break free from the tropes of the card catalog record, and turn to a model that embraced a flexible, data-centered approach. This presentation will demonstrate how RDA is optimized for a linked data environment, but is sufficiently flexible to operate within legacy environments such as MARC and ONIX. It will also cover how RDA is well suited to improve search and discovery of resources while also improving efficiency of data creation efforts.

Sounds Interesting?

The guest speaker talks are free of charge but you will need to sign up as space is limited.  You can sign up to hear the talk in-person or via webinar. If you or a colleague wishes to attend, please contact Sara Pinto and state whether you would like to attend in person or via webinar.