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SkyRiver Client Extends RDA Test Support

SkyRiver (one of the vendors whose products are available to MCLS members) issued the following press release this week regarding compatibility with RDA. Emeryville, CA—SkyRiver today announced the release of new client software that extends SkyRiver’s RDA involvement beyond access to RDA test data. The cataloging client update, available this week, includes a link to …Read more »

Take RDA for a Test Drive in Indy on Oct. 29!

MCLS is offering a hands-on RDA (Resource Description and Access) workshop in Indianapolis on October 29. There is still time to register.  For details and to register online, go to the MCLS Workshop registration page. If you need assistance with online registration, please contact Heather Thomas at MCLS, 800-530-9019 x133.

Oct 28 Deadline for RDA Toolkit Group Purchase

The Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) is extending its consortium discount to MCLS member libraries in Indiana and Michigan.  Member libraries wishing to take advantage of this offer must complete and return the order form to Missouri Library Network Corporation no later than October 28, 2010. RDA will be replacing AACR2 cataloging rules and “is …Read more »

OCLC Changes

As OCLC and the Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) continue to work in partnership on behalf of OCLC member libraries, we would like to inform you about some important changes with regard to how your library will now access support for OCLC products and services. Please be sure to share this news with staff members in …Read more »


At MLC’s annual meeting on October 3, I talked about the changes that our OCLC members will experience with the new service model that OCLC announced a couple weeks ago. If you work in a library that uses any OCLC service, the new service model will have an impact on you, and it will affect …Read more »

RDA Update

It looks like RDA (Resource Description and Access) has been delayed again.  Check out Karen Coyle’s blog post. MLC member librarians heard an earlier update on RDA at our Technical Services Conference in April this year.  We’ll post further update information as available.

NACO Training Scheduled for July 14-18

MLC is offering a five-day Name Authority (NACO) training program on July 14-18, 2008. This program will include a review of the MARC21 Authority Format, as well as in-depth, hands-on exercises involving Chapters 22 – 26. To attend this training, your institution needs to become a participating member of NACO. For information on applying to …Read more »

RDA Meeting Summary Online

The Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA has announced the Outcomes of their October meeting on their web site. RDA – Resource Description and Access – is a new standard that will replace AACR2, scheduled for release in 2009. We at MLC are excited to announce that RDA expert, Chris Oliver of McGill University, …Read more »

New Logo for OCLC

OCLC has a new look and a new tag line. Click here for the full press release from OCLC.

April 15 date set for Tech Services Conference

Mark your calendars for April 15, 2008, for the MLC Technical Services Conference to be held in Lansing! Our keynote speakers will be Karen Calhoun of OCLC and Tim Spalding of Library Thing. Karen Calhoun is the author of the Library of Congress report, The Changing Nature of the Catalog and its Integration with Other …Read more »

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