Health Sciences OCLC Users Group Annual Meeting
October 22-24, 1999
Norman, OK

Health Sciences OCLC Users Group
Annual Meeting
University of Oklahoma, Norman

October 22-24, 1999

Friday, October 22

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Workshop on MARC Format for Holdings

Mary Ann Van Cura, Associate Director of Technical Services, Thomas M. Cooley Law Library, Lansing, Michigan, and
Frieda Rosenberg, Head of Serials Cataloging at the Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

What is the MARC Format for Holdings, which vendors are supporting the standard, how will this matter to you? This workshop will be an abbreviated version of a course presented at NASIG recently and will be targeted toward catalogers as well as serials and techical services librarians. The workshop will stress the general principles of the format and the importance of moving toward this standard.

7:30-9:00 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting

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HSOCLCUG Executive Board Meeting Minutes
Friday, October 22, 1999
Sooner Hotel, Norman, OK

Saturday, October 23

9:00-10:00 a.m.

New MeSH Strucutre for Catalogers

Speaker: Alice Jacobs, Assistant Head, Cataloging Section, National Library of Medicine

Medical catalogers learned in Spring 1998 of NLM's impending changes to subject heading practices for catalogers. NLM's goal has been to eliminate the differences between MEDLINE indexing and subject headings in bibliographic cataloging. Sinde then NLM has implemented these changes, and we are seeing the results in the records distributed by NLM. This session will address these changes in MeSH and provide us an update on the project.

10:30-1:30 p.m.

Sharing Session on MeSH Changes

Mary Holt, Facilitator

1:30-3:00 p.m. MeSH Authority Control

Janifer Meldrum, MARCIVE,
Mark Roux, CyberTools, Inc.; and
Rebecca Dean, Manager of the Authority Control Section at OCLC

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Automated MeSH Authorities Processing
Janifer Meldrum, MARCIVE, Inc.
CyberTools for Libraries: a MeSH solution
Mark Roux, CyberTools, Inc.
MeSH or MeSS??
OCLC Authority Control Suite,
Rebecca Dean, Manager of the Authority Control Section at OCLC


Sharing Sessions

Catalog Access to Internet Resources - Merging Virtual and Print Resources - Cynthia Fedders, Facilitator

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Business Meeting

7:00-11:30 p.m. Stormin' in Norman: A Whirlwind Extravanganza!

Welcome part buffet sponsored by South Central Chapter/MLA (ticket required)

Sunday, October 24

9:00-11:00 a.m.

"Using Herbal Medicine in Primary Care"

Opening Session for SCC, Speaker: New Mexico physician Tieroana Low Dog

11:00 a.m.


This year the Health Sciences OCLC Users Group will be trying out a new time and a new setting for its annual meeting. Nevertheless you can still expect all the usual good information and contacts we have traditionally associated with the HSOCLCUG meetings.

HSOCLCUG will meet October 22-24, 1999 on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter (SCC) of MLA. Norman is a short shuttle ride from Oklahoma City so airline connections shouldn't be a problem.

We will be staying on campus at the Sooner Hotel conveniently located on the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Complex. The SCC web site lists the very reasonable room rates.

Meetings will be held nearby at the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education.

The Program Committee is busy lining up speakers. Preliminary program plans include NLM's changes in MeSH for catalogers and possibly a related session on MeSH authority.

Ideas and suggestions for programs and sharing sessions will be most appreciated. Please contact any of the Program Committee members:

Mark your calendars and begin making plans to attend! Additional details will be forthcoming.

Mary Hawks
Books and Catalog Librarian
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, Slot 586
Little Rock, AR 72205
Voice: 501-686-6749
Fax: 501-686-6745

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Last updated 23 March 1999