Presentations

Over the past few years, our work with libraries and publishers has allowed us to speak on a number of key topics and provide some interesting metadata and project management trainings. We’re excited to give you a glimpse into this work and share our presentations with a broader audience. We hope you’ll join the conversation here on the site, or via email to the presenter(s).

Modeling, Money, & Metrics: How to NOT Re-Invent the Wheel

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s June 26, 2015 presentation at ALA Annual’s 2015 Preconference, Beyond the Looking Glass. Real World Linked Data: What Does It Take to Make It Work.

Learn more about the full session on the and check out other speakers’ presentations on the ALCTS site.


Conversion Clichés

Download PDF of session slides with notes from Nannette’s Spring 2015 Conversion Clichés presentation, which emphasizes the difference between conversion and transformation and provides tips for how to rethink – reuse – reduce within your workflows…beginning today.


Reimagining Library for Visibility, Viability, and Relevance in an Electronic World!

Download PDF of session slides with notes from Nannette’s November 6, 2014 Charleston Conference presentation. Main topics covered in the presentation include experiences modeling library data and a conceptual framework that enables libraries to achieve true transformation.


Toy Stories: The State of Semantics in a Semiotic World

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s June 29, 2014 presentation at ALA Annual 2014’s CaMMS Forum entitled Translating BIBFRAME, or, What is all this #$%!?. Making Its Potential Mutually Intelligible to Catalogers and Coders Alike.

Learn more about the full session and check out other speaker’s slides on the ALA Connect site.


RDA Future Ahead: Ready Set Go

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s June 23, 2012 presentation at ALA Annual 2012’s Transformation: Revenge of a Fallen Code: Morphing Our Current MARC Reality into a New RDA-Enabled Future.

Learn more about the full session and check out other speakers’ slides on the ALCTS site.


Taxonomy 101: “Soft Launch” Finalizing Our Trip Plan

A walk through the implementation of a team’s first overarching subject taxonomy and tagging program, this session covers the project plan. See also Taxonomy 201, below.

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s and Cathy’s June 2012 training.


Taxonomy 201: Things Get Real: Taming Taxonomy

As guided instruction for a team implementing their first overarching subject taxonomy and tagging program, this session covers taxonomic model basics — what they do do, how they are developed, and best practices. The session also includes training on basic workflow, complete with in use examples of early PraXis interfaces.

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s and Cathy’s June 2012 training.

Want to learn more about the project plan, costs, etc. required to achieve this result?  Just message Nannette or Cathy at the links above and we’ll setup a virtual coffee to do just that!


RDA Lessons Learned: The Air We Breathe . . . Agility . . . Integration . . . Rigor.

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s September 2011 presentation.


Getting Ready for the Rodeo: RDA Workflow Basics

Download PDF of session slides from Nannette’s presentation at ALA Annual 2011’s ALCTS Preconference, RDA 201: RDA Gets Real.

Learn more about the full session and check out other speakers’ slides on the ALCTS site.