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NASIG 2016
Embracing New Horizons
Albuquerque, NM, June 9 to 12

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Wednesday, June 8

9:00am PDT

Workshop: Creating an Institutional Repository: Elements for Success!
Both new and existing institutional repositories need to constantly adapt their mission, goals,

and services to their university community. Constant interaction and promotion builds campus

interest, enthusiasm, and participation. Marsh and Wackerman will offer an interactive

workshop that builds on their own experiences as well as draw from the audience.  Both new IR

managers as well as experienced ones will benefit from this program.


Corrie Marsh

After creating 5 previous repositories, Corrie Marsh formed the Center for Digital Scholarship at SFA in Nov 2014. Dillon Wackerman, a certified digital archivist, has been the director of the Center since its inception. Together they pulled together a dynamic, expert albeit small... Read More →

Dillon Wackerman

Center for Digital Scholarship, Digital ArchivistStephen F. Austin State University

Wednesday June 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Alvorado A

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: A beginner’s guide to MarcEdit
Whether you are just hearing about MarcEdit, or are currently using the tool, but would like to know more – this preconference will provide you with the broad overview that you need to take your MarcEdit wizardry to the next level.  Over the course of this event, the presenters will use common questions and cataloging problems to look at strategies and tools for doing basic editing and “macro” creation within the MarcEditor.  The preconference will also highlight handy tools like MARCJoin, MARCSplit, Characterset Detection and Conversion – as well as demonstrate how to generate MARC records from non-MARC data like XML or Excel files.  Finally, the preconference will look at ways in which MarcEdit is providing integrations with OCLC to simplify working with WorldCat, generating call numbers, or FAST headings to your records.


Terry Reese

Head of Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University

Wednesday June 8, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Alvorado A
Thursday, June 9

8:00am PDT

Workshop: Beyond the Editor: advanced tools and technique for working with library metadata
Are you ready to expand your MARC editing toolbox.  This presentation will look at a variety of advanced MARC editing tools, libraries, and techniques to give you more options when wrangling your institution’s MARC data.  Over the preconference, we will look at advance MarcEdit functions, like working with Regular expressions, automatic record harvesting and XML data conversions, as well as examine the new toolkit, MARCNext, designed to let catalogers explore adding linked data concepts within your MARC data.  We’ll look at OpenRefine, and how uses can make use of OpenRefine and MarcEdit to perform powerful editing tasks that use to be hard to imagine without writing code.  And speaking of coding – yes, there will be code.  From MarcEdit’s Script Maker to tools you can find on Github, the speakers will endeavor to provide attendees with the information that they will need to address even the most difficult MARC editing project.


Terry Reese

Head of Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University

Thursday June 9, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Weaver's Room

9:00am PDT

Workshop: Academic Writing and Publishing
The morning session will focus on beginning librarians and the afternoon session will focus on experienced librarians.

The goal of this preconference is to guide aspiring academic librarians in understanding how to navigate scholarly publication requirements and be successful academic writers. The presenters will provide tips for beginners as well as for those already engaged in a research agenda. A more detailed outline of what will be covered will be added soon - one of the presenters is a published book and journal author and the other is the editor-in-chief of a major peer-reviewed library journal.

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Maria Collins

Department Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, NC State University Libraries
Maria Collins is the head of Acquisitions and Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries.  The Acquisitions & Discovery department was formed through the merger of acquisitions and cataloging in June 2012.  Her other positions held at NCSU since 2005 include serials... Read More →
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Eleanor I. Cook

Assistant Director for Discovery & Technology Services, East Carolina University
Eleanor I. Cook has worked in the library field for over 30 years, and is currently Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services at Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She has had various technical services responsibilities including both monographic and serials/e-resources... Read More →

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Turquoise Room

1:00pm PDT

Workshop: Deep Dive into KBART

Deep Dive Into KBART


Calling all content providers!  Do you want create KBART compliant metadata files, but don’t know where to begin?  Are you looking to upgrade your metadata from the KBART Phase I to the new KBART Phase II requirements? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then this workshop is for you.

Join members of the NISO KBART (Knowledge Bases and Related Tools) Standing Committee as they guide you through the ins and outs of the KBART Phase II Recommended Practice. Through classroom instruction and hands-on experience, the workshop will provide in-depth coverage of all KBART data elements, with special focus on many of the most frequently asked questions about the recommended practice. The session will also outline the steps in the KBART adoption process and highlight the benefits of endorsement. Participants will also gain insight into how the provision of standardized metadata can increase exposure of their electronic content, ensure smoother interoperability with knowledge base and link resolver vendors, and ultimately improve end user access. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge and see what KBART can do for you!

Target Audience: This workshop is targeted primarily at content providers and individuals responsible for supplying data to knowledgebases and link resolver vendors.  They are first step in the data supply chain; the KBART Recommended Practice is geared towards this group specifically.  Participants, please bring your own laptop as there will be hand-on components to the workshop.  Also, if you have a dataset that you would like to convert into KBART data, we ask that they bring that along as well.  We will have some data on hand that you can use, but often people like to work with their own data, so we offer that option.

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Marlene van Ballegooie

Metadata Technologies Manager, University of Toronto
Marlene van Ballegooie is the Metadata Technologies Manager at the University of Toronto Libraries. She received her MISt degree from the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. At the University of Toronto Libraries, Marlene is responsible for managing the Metadata... Read More →

Sheri Meares

Sheri Meares has been with EBSCO Information Services since 2002 and serves as the Sr. Director of the Knowledge Base where she is responsible for building and maintaining EBSCO’s comprehensive, quality Knowledge Based focused on customer’s needs. She has been involved with... Read More →
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Kristen Wilson

Project Manager / Business Analyst, Index Data
I work with libraries to design and build open source software. I'm also VP/president-elect of NASIG.

Thursday June 9, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Weaver's Room