CIG Standards Forum and CIG AGM

A CIG Seminar

CILIP HQ, Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE

Wednesday 26 September 2007

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Bookings are now closed for the Standards Forum seminar (afternoon session). If you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations, or if you would be interested in attending a repeat of the RDA part of the seminar, please contact

The CIG AGM following the Standards Forum is open to all. For information only, please notify if you are attending just the AGM.

About the Event

Cataloguing fights back! They may be badged as metadata, ontology and taxonomy but the defining skills of the library profession are once again in demand. The challenge of organising and integrating information across the spectrum of media from incunables to mash-ups is stimulating a profound change in bibliographic standards. "RDA: Resource Description & Access" is a content standard for the semantic web as much as for the library. RDA will replace the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules in 2009. National exchange formats, like UKMARC have had their day. Libraries and bibliographic agencies are adopting international standards, such as MARC 21, for better interoperability with industry standards such as XML and UNICODE.

Changing the record: Moving to MARC 21 - Thinking about whether, when and why to change to MARC 21? This event will cover the benefits and features of MARC 21, and migration and implementation issues. It is intended for those in public libraries and others who are considering making the change.

CIG Standards Forum: This seminar will give you the latest news on the major standards in the library world. There will be updates on recent changes to MARC 21 and Dewey Decimal Classification and reports on how the AACR/RDA work is progressing. Speakers are: Corinne Deliot, Gordon Dunsire, Ann Chapman and Alan Danskin. This will be followed by the CIG AGM.


CIG is charging a fee for these events, apart from the AGM. The fees are one session £35, both sessions plus lunch £70; a discount of £5 is available to CIG members. All members are welcome to attend the AGM, for which no registration is required and no fee will be charged.


Please register your place at this event by completing the Booking Form. The closing date for bookings is Friday 14 September 2007.

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