Speaker Biographies for The Future of Serials Control: Implementation of the MARC21 Holdings Format

SALLY SINN, Overview & Wrap-up of the Preconference (8:30-8:45 AM, 4:30-5:00 PM)
Current chair of the CONSER Task Force on Publication Patterns and Holdings, Ms. Sinn is Associate Director for Technical Services at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD. Prior to joining the NAL staff in 1995, she worked as a cataloger, system librarian and manager in the Technical Services Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). In addition to experience in cataloging and serials acquisitions and management, Ms. Sinn has been active in developing automated processes to improve the creation and distribution of bibliographic data. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology form the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master's in library science from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science.

FRIEDA ROSENBERG, Introduction to the MARC 21 Holdings Format (8:45-9:30 AM)
Ms. Rosenberg is Head of Serials Cataloging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with serials since 1979 and with the MFHD format since 1993. She is a co-author of the CONSER SCCTP Serial Holdings Workshop, inaugurated this year. Her next project is a NASIG Guide to Holdings for the NASIG web site. She wrote chapters on serials cataloging and serial holdings for Marcia Tuttle's MANAGING SERIALS (1996). She has an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.S.L.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

LINDA MILLER, Check-in Prediction & the MARC21 Holdings Format (9:45-11:00 AM)
Ms. Miller (moderator) has been a Senior Automation Planning Specialist at the Library of Congress for the past seventeen years. She has responsibility for analysis of software applications that support the Library’s programs, focusing on those in support of the technical processing areas of acquisitions and serials control. She worked on the requirements, evaluation and implementation of the Library’s ILS procurement. Previous to LC she worked in serials for California State University, San Bernardino Library. Later, she was a project development manager for the Faxon Company in Westwood, MA. She is a past President of LITA, and been active in many LITA organizations. She has an M.L.S. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Riverside.

  • Demonstrators for this session include:
  • KAREN ANSPACH is Product Design Manager for EOS International, Inc. She is responsible for functional and interface design for all products including the Q Series library automation system, a client/server application supporting the MARC 21 Holdings Format. She has been active in standards work for almost a decade and is currently the AVIAC liaison to MARBI and a member of the NISO Standards Development Committee. Prior to her work with library automation systems, Ms. Anspach worked in STM publishing and as a librarian, having received her MS in LS from Columbia University.
  • HELEN GBALA (ExLibris/ALEPH) will also be demonstrating during this segment.

REBECCA GUENTHER, Current Serial Holdings Standards & MARC21 Format Considerations (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Ms. Guenther is Senior MARC Networking and Standards Specialist in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress. She received an M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, Mass. Her current responsibilities include work on national and international library automation standards, including MARC bibliographic, authority, classification, holdings, and community information formats, and MARC code lists for languages, countries, and geographic areas. She is also chair of the ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee for language codes and a member of the NISO Standards Development Committee. Rebecca has been involved in discussions on metadata and accommodating online information resources into MARC 21 since the early 1990s. She participated in all of the seven Dublin Core metadata workshops. In addition, she is on the Dublin Core Advisory Committee, Dublin Core Usage Committee, and chair of the Dublin Core Type Working Group and Library Interest Group. She worked on the mapping between Dublin Core elements and MARC fields, between Dublin Core and GILS, and between GILS and MARC.

ELLEN RAPPAPORT, CONSER Pilot to Exchange Publication Patterns (1:30-2:45 PM)
Ellen Rappaport (moderator) was co-chair of NISO Standards Committee AL which wrote Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items, Z39.71-1999. She is a member of the CONSER Task Force on Publication Patterns and Holdings. She is a member of ALCTS' Committee to Study Serials Standards, served on LITA's Technical Standards for Library Automation (TESLA) Committee, and may be found in the audience at MARBI meetings. Over the past 20 years, she has given presentations about ANSI/NISO holdings standards and the MARC holdings formats as they developed. She is Head of Technical Services at Albany Law School Library.

  • Demonstrators for this session include:
  • DIANE HILLMANN, demonstrating Voyager, is currently Metadata Specialist at the National Science Digital Library Project at Cornell University. She has worked for the Cornell University Library since 1977, as cataloger, and managing authorities and maintenance processes for the library’s database. She has been a liaison to and member of MARBI since the late 1980’s, specializing in the Holdings and Authorities formats. Diane was an early participant in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, and is currently editor of "Using Dublin Core" as well as a member of the Dublin Core Advisory Committee. She received an M.L.S., 1976, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
  • JOHN ESPLEY, demonstrating the VTLS product Virtua, is Director of Product Design & Consulting at VTLS. He has worked with VTLS since the beginning of the system at Virginia Tech where he was a cataloger at Carol M. Newman Library. In 1975, Espley was appointed as the cataloging department's representative to the library's design committee and gradually increased his involvement with the automation project until he was working full time with the system. Espley has worked in many capacities for VTLS including Customer Support Librarian and as Director of Customer Services. Espley, a graduate of Brigham Young University's Library School, is recognized as an expert on MARC formats and has served on the USMARC Advisory Committee. Espley's assignments in the past have included customer services, education and training, and special projects as assigned by the president and vice-president.

SUSAN DAVIS (moderator), Vendor Support of the Format (panel) (3:00-4:30 PM)
Ms. Davis is Head of Periodicals at the State University of New York at Buffalo. A past president of the North American Serials Interest Group, Susan is vice-chair/chair-elect of the Serials Section of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. She has been a column editor for Serials Review for many years and given several presentations on the management of electronic journals. Susan recently attended the SCCTP Train the Trainers workshop on Serials Holdings, hence her keen interest in today's topic. Susan received her MLS from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and previously worked at the Illinois Institute of Technology prior to coming to Buffalo in 1984.

  • Panelists will include:
  • KATHARINE HARNISH (Endeavor/Voyager)
  • KAREN ANSPACH (EOS/Q Series - see biography above)
  • HELEN GBALA (ExLibris/ALEPH)
  • TED FONS (III/Millennium)
  • JOHN ESPLEY (VTLS/Virtua)

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