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Registration required 2015 NLA/NLSA Preconference Event hosted by Terry Reese, OSU LIbraries Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, Lincoln, Nebraska – October 14, 2015

When: October 14, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
333 South 13th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States
Contact: Emily Dust Nimsakont

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Learn to be a MarcEdit Ninja: Automating Technical Services – preconference event presented by Terry Reese in Lincoln, Nebraska – October 14, 2015


Calling all technical services ninjas and manipulators of library data! Join us for a preconference event at the 2015 Nebraska Library Association/Nebraska School Library Association Annual Conference.

“Learn to be a MarcEdit Ninja: Automating Technical Services” introduces MarcEdit, a freely downloadable metadata software suite. The tool is designed for large-batch record processing, including batch editing of MARC records, character set conversions and record extractions. MarcEdit provides a number of useful functions that can be used to simplify database maintenance activities, as well as provide libraries with an invaluable tool for customizing and correcting vendor records before introducing them to one's database. Additional information about MarcEdit is available at

This preconference is sponsored by grants from the Mountain Plains Library Association and the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Presenter bio: Terry Reese works at The Ohio State University Libraries as the Head of Digital Initiatives.  His primary research interest is the development of services and infrastructure to support large scale data projects and preservation.  Terry has been an active researcher and participant in the library development community since 1999, working on a wide range of development and research projects.  His unwavering interest in issues surrounding the continuing evolution of library metadata remains a common thread throughout his research, and informs his work as the author and creator of MarcEdit — a tool developed primarily for the library cataloging community to lower technical barriers and empower metadata librarians to take more control over their organization’s metadata.

Intended audience:  Catalogers and other library staff with technical services duties, and systems librarians and programmers who manipulate library bibliographic data

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time: 9 AM-5 PM (Lunch is on your own)

Location: Cornhusker Marriott Hotel


$35 for members of either Nebraska Library Association’s Technical Services Round Table or the Mountain Plains Library Association

$50 for others who are not members of these organizations

Registration for the full conference is not required in order to attend the preconference. (Though, of course, NLA would be delighted if you did attend the conference!)

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