NASIG’s October Webinar: From Record-Bound to Boundless: FRBR, Linked Data, and New Possibilities for Serials Cataloging

Registration is now open for: From Record-Bound to Boundless: FRBR, Linked Data, and New Possibilities for Serials Cataloging

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)
Length: 1 hour
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Webinar Rates:
NASIG members: $35
Non-NASIG members: $50
Group registration: $95



The use of linked data within the library community has the potential to significantly impact cataloging and may help improve information discovery and retrieval for the end user. For librarians and users alike, serial publications have been a constant challenge due to their complex publication histories and fluid nature. In this webinar, the presenters will reprise their NASIG 2013 Conference presentation, providing an overview of Linked Data developments within the library and journal publishing communities. By exploring serials in relation to FRBR principles and linked data modeling techniques, the presenters will describe how a search for periodical literature might be improved in a linked data environment. Taking description out of the current record constraints, serials librarians will be able to express the relationships between multiple versions of the same publication, and document how a particular journal has changed over time. The linked data model also opens up many opportunities for the provision of value-added content to bibliographic descriptions.

Speakers: Marlene van Ballegooie, University of Toronto Libraries & Juliya Borie, University of Toronto Libraries

Speaker Bios:

Marlene van Ballegooie is the Metadata Librarian 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 providing access to electronic resources, the maintenance of ILS metadata, and automated metadata generation. Her primary research interests include: e-data quality, electronic resource management systems, Linked Data, and metadata interoperability.

Juliya Borie is a Cataloging Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries, where she is responsible for cataloging serials and monographic materials in a variety of languages and formats. Prior to joining University of Toronto Libraries, Juliya worked as a bilingual reference Librarian at York University. She earned her MISt from the University of Toronto and her BA and BEd in French and English from York University. Her research interests include linked data, digital publishing and the value of cataloging.

This webinar is brought to you by the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG). For further information, contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee at

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