WLIC 2019 is starting next week with several satellite conferences. The IFLA Subject Analysis and Access section will together with the Bibliography Section, the Cataloguing Section and the Information Technology Section arrange the satellite Metadata specialists in the machine age on August 22 in Thessaloniki. There will be two satellites at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Library & Information Centre – on August 21 there will be an RDA conference. You find more information about Thessaloniki at the joint conference page
The satellite was originally planned for WLIC 2018, but we held a program at WLIC 2018 instead, to talk about the need for discussing what happens to cataloguing today and how it affects catalogers. Many catalogers are now metadata specialist – the work of a cataloger is changing! The session was well attended and the audience thought that a satellite to discuss cataloguing and metadata today was a good idea.
I am looking forward to the satellite and hope we will achieve our goal: to write a white book about the situation today.
I do not expect to be able to visist the famous cathedral Hagios Demetrios or other sights in Thessaloniki!