Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Preamble: Users and Uses Meeting

I'll be attending the meeting of the Bibliographic Control Working Group taking place on March 8, and will blog it here. The impetus for the meeting (and for the two that will follow) can be found in the minutes of the first meeting of the group. In that document, the members discussed:
... the critical importance of ensuring that all voices in the community have a chance to be heard. The Working Group therefore concluded that, rather than planning a single summit meeting on the future of bibliographic control, it would schedule several regional meetings during 2007.
In that first meeting the group was talking about having the regional meetings be "invitation only," but this meeting has been advertised as open to the public. There will be another meeting on May 9 in Chicago on "Structures and Standard for Bibliographic Data," and a final one on July 9 on the East coast on "Economics and Organization of Bibliographic Data."

It's not clear from the agenda (below) how interactive this meeting will be. It appears to be structured as a series of talks, with two 25-minute sessions for discussion. Let's hope that there is good facilitation and a willingness to open up the discussion to all.


Location: Google Headquarters, 1500 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043

9:00-9:10 a.m. Deanna Marcum, Introduction

9:00-9:20 a.m. José-Marie Griffiths, The Issues

9:20-10:00 a.m. Karen Markey, Research in Online Library Catalogs

10:00-10:40 a.m. Timothy Burke, Research Using Library Catalogs

10:55-11:35 a.m. Tony Hammond, Social Networking

11:35-12:00 p.m. Public comment, Questions

1:00-1:40 p.m. Andrew Pace, New Library Services

1:40-2:10 p.m. Anurag Acharya, Google Scholar Perspective

2:10-2:50 p.m. Bernie Hurley, Research University Perspective

3:00-3:40 p.m. Oren Beit-Arie, Library System Support Perspective

3:40-4:15 p.m. Questions; Wrap-up


  • Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress

  • José-Marie Griffiths, Working Group Chair; Dean and Professor, SILS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

  • Karen Markey, Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan

  • Timothy Burke, Associate Professor, Department of History, Swarthmore College

  • Tony Hammond, New Technology, Nature Publishing Group

  • Andrew Pace, Head, Information Technology, North Carolina State University Libraries

  • Anurag Acharya, Principal Engineer, Google Scholar

  • Bernie Hurley, Director for Library Technologies, Director of the Northern Regional Library Facility, The UC Berkeley Library

  • Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, Ex Libris Group

1 comment:

Jodi Schneider said...


This preamble page would provide even better access if you linked presenters' names directly to your summaries.

Chrstine Schwartz has a nice round-up of posts from presenters and attendees of the Users and Uses meeting at

Thanks again for blogging this meeting!