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Implementing BIBFRAME: The UC Davis BIBFLOW Project

Registration is now open for our fall event!

Monday, November 16, 2015
5:00 PM – 7:45 PM

 Registration is closed for this event
Refreshments, 5:00-6:00 PM; Meeting & Program, 6:00-7:45 PM


The Library of Congress' Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), a library linked data model, offers the potential for rich bibliographic description of resources. How can it be adopted in an environment constrained by complex cataloging workflows and interdependencies on a large ecosystem of data, software and service providers? What impact will the implementation of BIBFRAME have on the daily operations of the library? The UC Davis IMLS funded BIBFLOW project was designed to investigate these questions. The area of greatest focus for the project is the impact on library technical services, i.e., cataloging and related workflows. Xiaoli Li, a primary member of the project team, will share her experiences and lessons learned. She will also give a preview of the linked data cataloging tools and workflows developed by the project and solicit feedback for the creation of a linked data implications roadmap. The information presented will help to fill an important gap in libraries’ understanding of the linked data landscape and work towards completing the puzzle of applications of linked data in the library community.

About the Presenter

Xiaoli Li received her MLS from the Southern Connecticut State University. She worked at Yale University Library and University of Washington Libraries before moving to University of California Davis where she is Co-head of Content Support Services Department. Since May 2014, Xiaoli has been part of the BIBFLOW project team which consists of members from the UC Davis University Library and Zepheira. The project, funded by Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, investigates the future of library technical services, i.e., cataloging and related workflows, in light of modern technology infrastructure such as the Web and new data models and formats such as Resource Description and Access (RDA) and BIBFRAME/Linked Open Data.
November 16th, 2015 5:00 PM   through   7:45 PM
476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street)
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Room 227
New York, NY 10018
United States

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Current Members $ 15.00
Event + new or renewed membership $ 30.00
Event + new or renewed student membership $ 20.00
Non-members $ 40.00

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Disaster Recovery Presentations

At our recent event on disaster recovery, Frank Monaco spoke about Pace University’s recovery following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and Neil Rambo spoke about the NYU Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Their slideshows are included below as PDFs.

Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library – Spring Program

NYTSL Spring Program: Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library

Tuesday, May 5th
5PM – 7:30PM

The New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

Register is now open for our Spring Program!

NYTSL 2015 Spring Reception

Save the Date: NYTSL Spring Event, May 5 2015

NYTSL Spring Program: Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library

Please save the date!

Technical Services in the Post-Digital World: NYTSL Fall 2014 Program Registration

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HathiTrust’s Copyright Review Management System Videos

Save the Date: NYTSL Fall Event with Jim Neal, October 28th

Please save the date for the NYTSL Fall Event on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014!

SPEAKER: James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University

About Our Speaker

Jim Neal will be retiring this autumn from the position of Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, where he has provided innovative leadership for university academic computing and a system of twenty-two libraries. His responsibilities include the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, the Copyright Advisory Office, and the Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research. Previously, he served as the Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, and held administrative positions in the libraries at Penn State, Notre Dame, and the City University of New York.


Opens September 1, 2014 for NYTSL members
October 1, 2014 for the public


Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Refreshments, 5:30-6:00 PM
Meeting & Program, 6:00-7:30 PM


New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
South Court Auditorium
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018

SOLD OUT – NYTSL, METRO and ACRL/NY Summer Copyright Event

This event is sold out! We apologize if you missed your chance to attend. We will be recording this event – so watch our homepage to see when it is available to members!

This June, NYTSL along with the Association of College and Research Library in New York and the Metropolitan New York Library Council will be hosting an event on HathiTrust and their Copyright Review Management System. This event is free for NYTSL members.

HathiTrust’s Copyright Review Management System – From Theory to Practice

Thu, Jun. 5, 2014, 4 PM – 6 PM
METRO Training Center (4th floor), 57 East 11th Street
Register here or at http://www.metro.org/events/508/

This event will introduce the HathiTrust Digital Library as well as the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) project, funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services. Work involving the CRMS done at Columbia University will also be discussed. Anyone interested in copyright management, digital libraries, and digitized resource sharing should attend.

Speakers: Bob Wolven, Melissa Levine, & Zack Lane
  • Bob Wolven is Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development at Columbia University
  • Melissa Levine is the Lead Copyright Officer at the University of Michigan
  • Zack Lane is the Research Collections and Preservation facility (or ReCAP) Coordinator and the Acting Head of Delivery Services for the Columbia University Libraries

The event is free for NYTSL members, but you must register at this page.

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