National Library of Australia


From 2011 onwards, ACOC seminars will be held every two years. Note that there was also no ACOC seminar held in 2009.

Link by link: data integration and the evolving web - November 2013

This seminar will focus on linked data, which is a timely topic given the work currently underway to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format to better accommodate future needs.

Layers upon layers: delving into discovery - October 2011

This seminar investigated the implementation of discovery layers and considered the importance of data quality in supporting successful discovery experiences. The keynote address was delivered by Jenn Riley, Head of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Describing resources in a web services world - October 2010

This seminar highlighted cataloguing changes and considered whether current metadata and metadata production processes are up to the task. The keynote address was delivered by David Lindahl, Co-Executive Director of the eXtensible Catalog project.

RDA: next generation cataloguing standard - October 2008

This seminar focussed on RDA and its implementation in Australia. The keynote address was delivered by Deirdre Kiorgaard, Chair, Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA.

Promise for the future, or legacy of the past? : cataloguing in a changing world - September 2007

This seminar contemplated the changing environment in which cataloguing operates and considered paths to the future. The keynote address was delivered by Karen Calhoun, Vice President, OCLC WorldCat and Metadata Services.

Beyond the OPAC : future directions for Web-based catalogues - September 2006

This seminar explored the ideas and issues to take the Web-based catalogue into the next stages of its development.. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Martha Yee from the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

What's in a Name? : the role of authorities in the 21st century - January 2005

This seminar provided an overview of a number of Australian and international projects aiming to leverage new value from authority data. The keynote address was delivered by Dr Ed O'Neill, Consulting Research Scientist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

Revolution or Evolution? The impact of FRBR - February 2004

This seminar provided an introduction to FRBR concepts and a description of FRBR implementation and research project. The keynote address was delivered by Barbara Tillett, Chief, Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library of Congress.

Aiming for Access: Australian Committee on Cataloguing Seminar - July 2003

This seminar focused on how the use of thesauri and classification can enhance access to information and increase the value of metadata. The keynote address was delivered by Joan Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief, Dewey Decimal Classification

Australian Committee on Cataloguing Workshop - September 1997

This workshop focused on issues relating to the International Conference on the Principles and Future Development of AACR.