NYTSL
New York Technical Services Librarians, est. 1923

Past Programs

New York Technical Services Librarians

Past Programs


2016 Nov 15: “Like Nailing Jell-O to a Wall: The Maintenance of LCSH.” Janis L. Young, Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).

2016 May 4: “Linked Data Efforts at Cornell University Library’s Technical Services.”Jason Kovari, Head of Metada Services, Cornell University Library.

2015 Nov 16: “Implementing BIBFRAME: The UC Davis BIBFLOW Project.” Xiaoli Li, Co-head of Content Support Services, University of California Davis.

2015 May 5: “Disaster Recovery for the Digital Library.” Frank Monaco, Frank J. Monaco and Associates LLC, @ProfessorMonaco. Neil H. Rambo, Director, NYU Health Sciences Libraries and Knowledge Informatics.

2014 Oct 28:James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University

2014 May 20: “The Changing Faces of Technical Services.” Martin Kurth, Director, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services, New York University Libraries. Charlene Rue, Acting Director, BookOps (the shared technical services collaboration between Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library). Colleen Major-Pincus, Head, Electronic Resources Management: Operations & Analysis, Continuing and Electronic Resources Management Division, Columbia University Libraries.

2013 December 4: “Authority Control in an Out-of-Control World.” Ethan Gruber, Web and Database Developer, American Numismatic Society. Daniel StarrAssociate Chief Librarian, Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rebecca Guenther, Senior Networking and Standards Specialist, Library of Congress; Metadata Consultant and Adjunct Professor, NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program.

2013 May 23: “Visualizing the Digital Future: A Panel presentation.” Jefferson Bailey, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO); Jeffrey Lancaster, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Science & Engineering Division, Columbia University Libraries; Jennifer Vinopal, Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives, New York University.

2012 November 19: “Linking Library Data: A Panel Presentation.” Cristina Pattuelli Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute; Ingrid Richter Head of Systems & First Ledger Project Coordinator, New York Society Library; Trevor Thornton Senior Applications Developer, Archives, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library.

2012 May 10: “E-Books: New Links in the Chain. A Panel Presentation.” Denise Hibay, Assistant Chief Librarian for Collection Development, New York Public Library; Susan Marcin, Licensed Electronic Resources Librarian in the Continuing and Electronic Resources Management Department at Columbia University; Barbara Rockenbach, Director of the Humanities and History Libraries at Columbia University

2011 Nov. 4: Rebecca Guenther, independent consultant on metadata development and planning, formerly of the Library of Congress. “The Future of MARC”

2011 May 18: “NYTSL: In an RDA State of Mind.” Everett Allgood, Serials Cataloger @ New York University Libraries; Kate Harcourt — Director, Original and Special Materials Cataloging @ Columbia University Libraries; Elizabeth O’Keefe — Director of Collection Information Systems @ The Morgan Library & Museum; Sherman Clarke — Freelance and itinerant art cataloger, Alfred, NY

2010 Nov. 17: James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University. “Who Owns Our Data? Intellectual Property and Information Organization.”

2010 May 14: Kate Wittenberg, Project Director, Client and Partnership Development at Ithaka. “Communities of Interest: A New Model for Institutional Repositories.”

2009 November: Rick Block, Head, Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging, Columbia University Libraries; Adjunct Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University and Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, “The Battle of RDA: Victors or Victims”

2009 May 6: Panel discussion from Joanna DiPasquale, Columbia University Libraries, Web Developer, Josh Greenberg, New York Public Library, Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, and Jason Kucsma, METRO, Emerging Technologies Manager, “DIY Digital: Local Initiatives, Local Support” (Moderated by Angela Sidman, CUNY Graduate Center Library, Catalogue Librarian and NYTSL Secretary)

2008 November 21: Thomas Mann, Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, “The Reference Librarian’s Toolkit

2008 May 9: Robert Wolven, Director of Library Systems and Bibliographic Control at Columbia University, “Library of Congress Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control”.

2007 November 9: Edward Corrado, Systems Librarian, The College of New Jersey, “Libraries and the Free and Open Source Software Movements”

2007 May 11: Frederick C. Fishel, Application Development Manager, Queens Library, “AquaBrowser: The Queens Library Experience” For more information: http://aqua.queenslibrary.org, http://www.medialab.nl/

2006 November 17: Susan Chun, General Manager for Collections Information Planning, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, steve: Social Tagging, Folksonomy, and Access to Museum Collections”

2006 April 28: Brenda Reeb, Director of Management Library and Coordinator of Usability Program, University of Rochester, “Making Your OPAC Work Well for You”

2005 November 4: Rochelle Ballard, Digital Resources Coordinator, Princeton University Library, “It Takes a Village to Manage Electronic Resources”

2005 May 20: Matthew Beacom, Metadata Librarian, Yale University, “These Old Rules: Rebuilding AACR for the 21st Century” For more information: http://www.rda-jsc.org

2004 November 12: Michael J. Giarlo, Network/Systems Administrator, Scholarly Communication Center, Rutgers University Libraries, “Highway Building 101: Paving the Way to a Statewide Digital Repository” For more information: http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/, and http://www.fedora.info/

2004 May 7: Kate Harcourt, Asst. Head, Original & Special Materials Cataloging, Columbia University Libraries – “Knowing a Hawk from a Handsaw: FRBR Basics, AACR and the OPAC”

2003 November 7: Thomas Krichel, Assistant professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, “Towards an Open Library of relational metadata: the experience of RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)” For more information: http://repec.org,  http://www.openarchives.org/ and http://openlib.org/home/krichel/

2003 May 9: Barbara Taranto Director of Digital Information and System Design, The Digital Library, The New York Public Library& Carrie Bickner, Assistant Director of Digital Information and System Design, The Digital Library, The New York Public Library – “LOCKSS – Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe™: Digital Archiving of Electronic Journals ” For more information on the LOCKSS™ project: http://lockss.stanford.edu/

2002 November: Eileen M. Henthorne, Executive Director, The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), Princeton, NJ – “A Cooperative Shelving Facility for Columbia University, Princeton University and The New York Public Library”

  • The speaker was followed by reactions from technical service librarians including Cynthia Clark (NYPL) and then an open question/answer period.
  • For more information, including links to other offsite storage facilities: http://recap1.princeton.edu/about/general.html

2002 May: Grace Agnew, Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems, Rutgers
University Libraries – “Metadata: So Many Schemes, So Little Time: Harnessing the Proliferation of Metadata Schemes”

2001 November: Jean Hirons, CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress – “Reflections on Seriality”

2001 May: Sherry Vellucci, St. John’s University – “Authority Control in the New Millennium: Reflections on the Library of Congress Bicentennial Conference & Thoughts on Future Directions”

2000 November: Flo Wilson, Vanderbilt University Library – “Time X Cost = Enlightenment: Understanding the Nature and Impact of Technical Services Costs”

2000 May: Karen Calhoun, Cornell University Libraries – “The Catalog, Next Generation: Access to Full Text Journals in Aggregator Databases”

1999 November: Beth Davis-Brown, National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress – Digital Libraries: Old Concepts, New Challenges”

1999 May: Eric Childress, OCLC – “Cooperative Cataloging of the Web: OCLC’s CORC Project”

1998 November: Barbara Tillett, Library of Congress – “Implementing an Integrated Library System (ILS) at the Library of Congress”

1998 May: Scott Wicks, Cornell University Libraries – “When Frogs Fly: Appropriate and Real Expectations in the Reorganization of Technical Services”

1997 November: Thomas McIlrath, American Institute of Physics – “Seeking Partners While Trekking Through the Electronic Wilderness” (publishing electronic journals at AIP)

1997 May: Brian Schottlaender, University of California at Los Angeles – “Once and Future Cataloging: History and Opinion” (AACR2 in light of Toronto conference to be held in October 1997)

1996 December: William Gray Potter, University of Georgia – “Wheels Within Wheels: The Values of LibraryCooperation” (Galileo and other virtual library consortiums)

1996 May: Erik Jul, OCLC – “Cataloging Electronic Resources: Practice and Promise”

1995 December: Ann Della Porta, Library of Congress – “The Program for Cooperative Cataloging: Changing Managers’ and Catalogers’ Values”

1995 May: Michael Kaplan, Harvard University Libraries – “The Evolving, Integrated Technical Services Workstation: Two Snapshots in Time”

1994 November: Eric Lease Morgan, North Carolina State University Libraries – “Mr. Serials and the World Wide Web Servers: Opportunities for Technical Services Staff”

1994 May: Michael Gorman, California State University at Fresno – “Library Technology: Fantasies and Realities”

1993 December: Carol Mandel, Columbia University Libraries – “The Expanded Catalog: Horizons and Limits”

1993 May: Margaret Rohdy, University of Pennsylvania – “Integrating Work Flow in an Integrated System”

1992 December: Sarah Thomas, Library of Congress – “The Arrearage That Ate Washington, or, How Catalogers at the Library of Congress Shift Paradigms”

1992 May: Susan Hockey, CETH – “The Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities: Developing Resources for the 21st Century”


Compiled by Sherman Clarke, 17 July 2001

Updated April 21, 2010

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