Collection Description Focus, Workshop 5
Collection-Level Description and the Information Landscape
Users evaluate strategies for resource discovery
Thursday 30th January 2003
Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge
Contributors to the workshop include:
Bridget Robinson joined UKOLN in January 2000 to work on the Agora project. Agora was one of the five elib hybrid Library projects which began in January 1998. It formed part of Phase 3 of the elib programme investigating issues of digital library implementation and integration.
Collection Level Descriptions were used within the Agora interface as a way of matching users to resources. Agora used the collection schema drafted by the national working group and edited by UKOLN.Bridget has worked in both Public and HE libraries and with a range of Commercial Information Providers.
Bridget is now working as part of the Collection Description Focus
Ann Chapman joined UKOLN in October 1989 as Research Officer for Bibliographic Management. Work in this area focuses on the quality, standards and formats of records for bibliographic materials in both current and retrospective cataloguing and on performance measurement of bibliographic databases.
In 1998-1999 she was a member of the team who produced the national strategy for retrospective conversion 'Full Disclosure' which identified the need for collection level descriptions. From 1999 she has been a member of the team working on the Reveal project to improve library and information services to visually impaired people. For this project she has recently been working on the development of the Reveal Collections Register which is based on the collection description schema.
Paul Andrews, Project Manager - Cecilia,
IAML (UK & Irl)
Director of Libraries, Manchester City Council, 1980-1986
Sarah Stark qualified as an archivist in 1992; since then she has
worked in a variety of archival environments - local government,
higher education and business - in London, Oxford, Reading and Winchester.
She joined the Public Record Office to work on A2A in summer 2000;
and is responsible for outreach to A2A website users and programme
participants, training, and publicity, with some editorial input.
Ian Anderson, Lecturer, Humanities Advanced
Technology and Information Institute, University of Glasgow