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Diane Hillmann, distinguished guest, to talk about RDA, FRBR, and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative’s support for RDA vocabularies

What: 2010 Open Metadata Class / Cataloging Research Blitz number 3
Who: Diane I. Hillmann, Director of Metadata Initiatives, Information Institute of Syracuse; and Partner, Metadata Management Associates
When: Monday, December 6, 12:30-1:30, with a reception to follow
Where: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Title: RDA (Resource Description and Access): Beyond Cataloging Rules
Abstract: RDA is more than a set of cataloging rules; it is an implementation of a new model of bibliographic data based on the entities and relationships that are defined in the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). This new model is highly compatible with the concepts underlying the Semantic Web and provides libraries with a unique opportunity to be part of the growing web of data. Hillmann will describe the work done by the DCMI/RDA Task Group to build the RDA Vocabularies, related work done by TG co-chair Gordon Dunsire on the IFLA vocabularies: ISBD, FRBR, FRAD and FRSAR, and the implications of that work for libraries.

Biographical Note: Diane Hillmann is currently a partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates and Director of Metadata Initiatives at the Information Institute of Syracuse. From 1977 to 2008 she was associated with Cornell University Library, as a Law cataloger, technical services manager, and manager of authorities and maintenance processes for the Cornell Library’s database. She also participated in the Cornell portion of the National Science Digital Library Core Infrastructure as Director of Library Services and Operations between 2000-2005. Diane was a liaison to and member of MARBI from the late 1980’s to 2000, specializing in the Holdings and Authorities formats, which lead to her early participation in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. She is currently a member of the DCMI Advisory Board, was co-Program Chair for the DC-2010 conference in Pittsburgh, and continues as co-chair of the DCMI/RDA Task Group. She was formerly editor of “Using Dublin Core” and a charter member of the DCMI Usage Board. Diane edited (with Elaine Westbrooks) “Metadata in Practice,” published by ALA Editions (2004) and publishes frequently on digital library and metadata issues in the Metadata Mattersblog.

Supported by the SILS Metadata Research Center and the University of North Carolina Libraries.