[Metadatalibrarians] Jane-athon Preconference in San Francisco

James Hennelly jhennelly at ala.org
Wed May 13 08:52:35 PDT 2015

Jane-In, The Summer of Linked Data: The Jane-athon comes to San Francisco

Our second-ever Jane-athon will continue the exploration of collaborative cataloging in a Linked Data world through the creation of Jane Austen-related RDA data outside of the MARC environment. We have assembled a stellar list of experts to serve as coaches and team leaders, including JSC Chair Gordon Dunsire, RIMMF developer Deborah Fritz, Robert Maxwell (author of Maxwell's RDA Handbook), Thomas Brenndorfer (author of the upcoming RDA Essentials), and many more (full list below). We even have Kelley McGrath of Oregon leading the team on Moving Images. The first Jane-athon, Fun with Dick and Jane (and RDA)<http://www.rda-jsc.org/Jane-athon.html>, was a great success and a lot of fun, and we expect no less for the Jane-In.

This is a unique opportunity to pioneer the linked data landscape for libraries and to connect with those some of the subject's top thought leaders. All are welcome no matter what background or level of knowledge. The only requirement is an active curiosity about RDA and linked data and a willingness to meet new people and have fun. LEARN MORE<http://www.rdatoolkit.org/janein>

Coaches--Gordon Dunsire, Deborah fritz, Diane Hillmann (Metadata Management Associates), Thurstan Young (British Library), Kathy Glennan (University of Maryland; JSC member), Robert Maxwell (BYU), Jean Pajerek (Cornell University), Ebe Kartus (Australian Catholic University; JSC member), Barbara Bushman (NIH/NLM)

Team Leaders--Kelley McGrath (University of Oregon), Chris Todd (New Zealand National Library), Emily Dust Nimsakont (Nebraska Library Commission), Melanie Polluta (Library of Congress), Adam Schiff (University of Washington), Thomas Brenndorfer (Guelph Public Library), Greta de Groat (Stanford University), Lori Robare (University of Oregon), Susan Wynne (Georgia State), and John Hostage (Harvard University).

The second Jane-athon, the Jane-in, will take place at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco on Friday, June 26, 2015. It will be a day-long event, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Tickets are $269 for ALA members and $309 for non-members.


James Hennelly
Managing Editor
ALA Digital Reference
1-800-545-2433, ext 5051, or 312-280-5051
jhennelly at ala.org<mailto:jhennelly at ala.org>

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