EURIG Annual Meeting 2017
May 8-10, 2017
Florence and Fiesole, Italy
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Speeches & Presentations

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The proceedings are published on vol. 9, No. 1 (2018) at


Monday, May 8, 2017 

Open Seminar on RDA in Europe: a reality and a challenge
 University of Florence, Aula Magna
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Arrival & Registration
9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
  • Luigi Dei
    Rector of the University of Florence
  • Luca Bellingeri
    Director of the Central National Library of Florence and Director of the Italian National Bibliography
  • Michele Casalini
    Managing Director of Casalini Libri
  • Mauro Guerrini
    Professor of LIS, Library and Information Science
    International guidelines: a forced and advantageous choice
9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
EURIG and RDA Governance
  • Gordon Dunsire
    Chair RSC
    RDA Governance and strategy
  • Alan Danskin
    Chair EURIG
    EURIG Annual Report
  • Renate Behrens
    German National Library
    Report of Europe Region representative
  • Questions and answers
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Implementing RDA - Lightning talks from Europe
  • Giovanni Aldi
    Casalini Libri
    Highlights of four years RDA production
  • Tolga Çakmak
    Hacettepe University
    RDA Transition in Turkey: Perspectives and Experiences of the Libraries
  • Paola Manoni
    Vatican Library
    Report on implementation of RDA
  • Stefano Bargioni
    Pontificia Università della Santa Croce
    Report of RDA implementation in URBE (Pontifical Libraries' network)
  • Margaret D'Ambrosio
    IRIS Consortium
    The IRIS Consortium (Florence, Italy) and RDA: Perspectives and Possibilities from a Loyal (Non!) Opposition
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LRM and RDA Development
  • Gordon Dunsire
    Chair RSC
    Aligning RDA with the LRM
  • James Hennelly
    ALA Digital Publishing
    The RDA toolkit redevelopment
  • Questions and answers
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Translating RDA, Challenges and opportunities
  • Simonetta Buttò
    ICCU Director
    Report on RDA Italian translation
  • Carlo Bianchini, Mauro Guerrini
    University of Pavia, University of Florence
    The main topics on RDA Italian translation
  • Ahava Cohen
    National Library of Israel
    The problem of translating RDA into Hebrew
  • Questions and answers
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wrap up
  • Gabriele Meßmer
    Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 

Conference: RDA towards Linked Data
 Fiesole, Sala del Basolato
9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
  • Tiziana Possemato
    Casalini Libri - @Cult
    How RDA is essential in the reconciliation and conversion processes for quality linked data
9:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Magda El-Sherbini
    Ohio State University
    RDA implementation and the emergence of BIBFRAME
  • Gordon Dunsire
    Chair RSC
    RDA and practical linked open data
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Anita Goldberga, Maira Kreislere, Anita Rašmane, Aiva Stūrmane
    National Library of Latvia
    Identification of entities in the Linked Data collection "Rainis and Aspazija" (RunA)
  • Jackie Shieh
    George Washington University
    Report from the PCC Task Groups on URIs in MARC and BIBFRAME mapping
  • Philip Schreur
    Stanford University
    RDA, Linked Data, and the End of Average
  • Questions and answers
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 Casalini Libri - Cataloguing Department, Fiesole
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
RDA in action
  • Workshops in divided thematic groups
    How RDA and Linked Data preparation is applied in a production cataloguing workflow
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 

EURIG Members' Business Meeting
 Fiesole, Villa la Torrossa
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
EURIG Members' Business Meeting Sessions
Business Meeting restricted to EURIG members and invited observers only

Planning Committee

  • Renate Behrens, German National Library
  • Michele Casalini, Casalini Libri
  • Anders Cato, Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • Alan Danskin, British Library
  • Mauro Guerrini, University of Florence
  • Tiziana Possemato, Casalini Libri - @Cult
  • Verena Schaffner, Austrian Library Network
  • Giulia Scarpelli, Casalini Libri


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