Dragging old data forward: finding yourself an RDA Helper

Sunday, I’ll be making an exception to my no ALA rule (well, it’s not a rule, but I’ve yet to find a good reason to get back involved) and will be in Seattle giving a talk as part of the ALCTS CaMMS program.  The focus is around research, and I thought it would give me a chance to talk to folks about the RDA Helper and some of the practical research I’ve been doing with MarcEdit to help librarians support RDA encoding rules in MARC through data mining and automatic data creation.  Not particularly all that sexy when you consider some of the more abstract concepts that others (and myself) have been working on – but with March 2013 approaching, I’m hoping that this practical work with help to make a real difference while we work how to make the more abstract concepts real in our production environments. 

I’ll post the slides tomorrow, but if you are interested in the RDA Helper, you can find out more about it here:


If you are in Seattle and want to say hi, drop me a line or you can find me here: