MARC-free Cataloging with RDA--Join the RDA Preconeference
Jane-In, The Summer of Linked Data: The Jane-athon comes to San Francisco
Our second-ever Jane-athon will continue the exploration of collaborative cataloging in a Linked Data
world through the creation of Jane Austen-related RDA data outside of the MARC environment. We have
assembled a stellar list of experts to serve as coaches and team leaders, including JSC Chair Gordon
Dunsire, RIMMF developer Deborah Fritz, Robert Maxwell (author of Maxwell's RDA Handbook), Thomas
Brenndorfer (author of the upcoming RDA Essentials), and many more (full list below). We even have Kelley
McGrath of Oregon leading the team on Moving Images. The first Jane-athon, Fun with Dick and Jane (and
RDA)<http://www.rda-jsc.org/Jane-athon.html>, was a great success and a lot of fun, and we expect no
less for the Jane-In.
This is a unique opportunity to pioneer the linked data landscape for libraries and to connect with those
some several of the subject's top thought leaders. All are welcome no matter what background or level of
knowledge (cataloger/developer pairs are particularly encouraged). The only requirement is an active
curiosity about RDA and linked data and a willingness to meet new people, try new things, and have fun.
Coaches--Gordon Dunsire, Deborah fritz, Diane Hillmann (Metadata Management Associates), Thurstan
Young (British Library), Kathy Glennan (University of Maryland; JSC member), Robert Maxwell (BYU),
Jean Pajerek (Cornell University), Ebe Kartus (Australian Catholic University; JSC member), Barbara
Team Leaders--Kelley McGrath (University of Oregon), Chris Todd (New Zealand National Library), Emily
Dust Nimsakont (Nebraska Library Commission), Melanie Polutta (Library of Congress), Adam Schiff
(University of Washington), Thomas Brenndorfer (Guelph Public Library), Greta de Groat (Stanford
University), Lori Robare (University of Oregon), Susan Wynne (Georgia State), and John Hostage
The second Jane-athon, the Jane-in, will take place at ALA Annual 2015 in San Francisco on Friday, June 26,
2015. It will be a day-long event, running from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.