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Task Groups


Under the guidance of the PCC Policy Committee, the Standing Committee on Applications:

  • Identifies and addresses issues related to applications, technologies, and automated processes that support the Program
  • Cooperates with and elicits support from related organizations—the Program participants, national libraries, vendors, standards organizations, and others—with a focus on metadata creation, enhancement, management, use, and reuse
  • Maintains and shares best practices relating to users, applications, technologies, and automated workflows, as they relate to the mission of the Program, in collaboration with the Standing Committees on Standards and Training
  • Supports external initiatives that further the strategic directions of the PCC


Ben Abrahamse

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2022
Cataloging Coordinator
Acquisitions, Metadata and Enterprise Systems, 14E-210B
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Voice: 617-253-7137
Fax: (617) 253-2464
Email: [email protected]

Liz Bodian

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2023
Metadata Technologies Librarian
Goldfarb and Farber Libraries
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS045
Waltham, MA 02453
Tel: (781) 736-4645
Email: [email protected]

Robert Bremer

OCLC Liaison
6565 Kilgour Place
Dublin, OH 43017-3395
Fax: 614.718.7292
Email: [email protected]

TJ Kao

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2022
Head of Metadata Creation
Content Support Services, Shields Library
UC Davis Library
100 NW Quad
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 752 0931
Email: [email protected]

Lucas (Wing Kau) Mak, Chair

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2022
Metadata and Catalog Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Voice:(517) 884-0822
Email: [email protected]

Melanie Polutta

LC/PTCP liaison
Policy, Training, and Cooperative Programs Division
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540-4402
E-mail: [email protected]

Charles Riley

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2023
Catalog Librarian for African Languages
Yale University Library
344 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 6520
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (203) 432-7566

Jodi Williamschen

LC/NDMSO liaison
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: (202) 707-8935


Erin Grant

Term ends: Sept. 30, 2021
Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
Phone: (206) 685-2298
Email: [email protected]


Gary L. Strawn

Authorities Librarian
Northwestern University Library
1935 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208-2300
Voice: 847.491.2788
Fax: 847.491.8306
Email: [email protected]

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