May 24, 2002

  1. Green Library Extended Hours
  2. Law Library Summer Schedule
  3. Paper Past, Digital Future: Managing Metadata Standards in Transition
  4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

1. Green Library Extended Hours

Green Library will be extending its hours for dead and finals weeks, from Sunday June 2 through Tuesday June 11. The library will be open until 2 AM all nights during that period. After midnight, however, the library will function only as a study hall. No items will be charged out between 12 and 2 AM.

--submitted by Ben Martin

2. Law Library Summer Schedule

Since the law School is on semesters instead of quarters, we've just started our summer schedule. Our summer hours are:

Monday - Thursday 8AM - 10PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday Closed

--submitted by Devon Cattell

3. Paper Past, Digital Future: Managing Metadata Standards in Transition

The final videoconference in the OCLC Institute series is scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, May 29th from 9 - 11:30 am, in Room 183, Meyer Library. Host of this event is Gary Houk, Vice President, OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Services. Key speaker will be Dr. Barbara Tillett, Director, Integrated Library System Program Office, Library of Congress, followed by practitioners Liz Bishoff, Project Director, Colorado Digitization Project, and Sam Dempsey, Director, Data Development, Informata.com (Baker & Taylor). These speakers will address the countless challenges that library staff face as they integrate electronic resources into their collections and deliver those resources to users. Library staff are accustomed to dealing with multiple standards in their catalogs, including AACR2 for descriptions and names, MARC 21 for record structure, and Library of Congress Subject Headings for subjects. Suddenly, many more information standards are emerging and competing for attention -- Dublin Core, ONIX, EAD, TEI, and more. Are the tried and true knowledge-organization tools no longer useful? Can new standards be integrated into existing catalogs? How can authors and publishers help libraries organize all types of materials? Come hear the discussion this coming Wednesday! Please call Angela Wright at 3-2015 to reserve a place if you have not already done so.

--submitted by Nancy Hoebelheinrich

4. SUL/AIR Job Opportunities

SUL/AIR has no new positions this week.

For a complete description of open positions within SUL/AIR, visit the recently redesigned Opportunities for Employment page on the Human Resources Web site.

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