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Event CaMMS Forum

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 07:22 pm

CaMMS Forum on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME)

Speakers:

Sally McCallum
Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress

Title of talk: MARC tags to BIBFAME Vocabulary: a new view of metadata

CaMMS Forum on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME)

Speakers:

Sally McCallum
Chief of the Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress

Title of talk: MARC tags to BIBFAME Vocabulary: a new view of metadata

Abstract: McCallum will discuss the BIBFRAME Vocabulary and the model and direction it is going, with reference to the MARC model and familiar MARC tagging, illustrating that while the fundamental purpose is the same (describing resources for retrieval by end users) the BIBFRAME model will pull bibliographic data toward the web.

Michael Colby
Head of Original Cataloging and Music Bibliographer, University of California, Davis

Abstract: The University of California, Davis Libraries have received grant funding from the IMLS for the project: Reinventing Cataloging: Models for the Future of Library Operations. The proposed project defines a research agenda and set of activities to advance our community’s understanding of the resource description landscape and will begin to develop a roadmap that the library community can reference for planning investments and changes over the coming years. The project plans to collect data samples in several different encoding standards (MARC, DC, MODS, etc.), map and convert them into the BIBFRAME model and make them available in a next-generation discovery tool for reaction of the library community. The project will also look at the technical services workflows related to the feasibility and success of adopting the BIBFRAME model in research libraries. This presentation will introduce the goals and timeline of the two-year grant project and provide an opportunity for input at this very early stage.

Eric Miller
President, Zepheira

Abstract: The Web is the most successful communication platform ever conceived and is quickly evolving into the most pervasive knowledge sharing platform imaginable. Linked Data enables this knowledge sharing platform by leveraging the Web as an architecture for connecting data, lowering social and technical barriers for sharing connections and accelerating social computing. This presentation will provide an overview of Linked Data and discuss the evolving technical, social and policy trends that are shaping the application of these technologies (such as BIBFRAME) by the Library community. This talk will further demonstrate practical uses of these technologies and demonstrate how they may be used to lower costs, accelerate collaboration beyond our traditional community walls and provide new ways to support users need to discover, curate and remix relevant information.

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Event SAC GFIS Working Group on LCGFT Literature Terms

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Meeting of the working group

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Discussion CaMMS Forum Powerpoints, 2012 Annual, Anaheim, CA

by Erin Stalberg on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 08:12 am

"Reimagining the library catalog: changing user needs, changing functionality"

"Reimagining the library catalog: changing user needs, changing functionality"

Do we need to change our perspective on what the catalog should be doing based on changes in the education and economic environment? What is needed, what could be changed, and what would be worth retaining, taking economic realities and educational goals into consideration? It has been argued that catalogs are not giving users what they need nor taking into account how they search. There is an objection to cataloging favoring the 1% using the library for research at the expense of the 99%. If cataloging practice is biased toward scholarly research, and we are able to change the bias, will this change the overall quality of education? If the bias is changed in favor of non-scholarly uses, how does the Library of Congress respond? What are the identifiable changes in scholarly discovery in the web environment that could change our perspectives on cataloging support of research?

Speakers:

  • James Weinheimer, Information Consultant, Rome, Italy
  • Kevin Ford, Digital Project Coordinator, Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • John Myers, Catalog Librarian, Schaffer Library,
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Discussion how to submit a presentation?

by Jinfang Niu on Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 07:02 pm

I am new to ALA. Can anybody tell me how to submit a presentation proposal to ALA? Does ALA, each section or Interest Group call for proposals each year before the annual meeting? Where and when can I see those call for proposals? Thanks a lot!

Discussion MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group

by Louise Ratliff on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 05:22 pm

The MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:45 am in D161.

The MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Dallas on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:45 am in D161.

Do you catalog maps, digital images, atlases or other cartographic materials?
 
Do you want to know how other institutions provide metadata for their digital collections of cartographic resources?  Are you confused about how RDA will change your cataloging practices?  Have you cataloged a digital map according to the PCC Provider-Neutral guidelines and wonder if you got it right? Have you implemented cataloging according to the BIBCO Standard Record, and does it save you time?

Then this group is for you!

Bring questions!  Bring puzzles!  You may even bring answers!  Announcements are always welcome.

So far, the topics include RDA and cartographic resources cataloging.  We have time for a few more, so please email me with other issues that you would like the group to address.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Louise Ratliff

Chair, MAGIRT/CaMMS Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group
Social Sciences and Map Catalog Librarian
UCLA Cataloging & Metadata Center
lratliff@library.ucla.edu

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Discussion ANO Liaison Volunteer Postion opening

by Mary Mastraccio on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 03:43 pm

CaMMS is looking for a volunteer to serve as Liaison to the ALCTS Newsletter Online. The
ALCTS Newsletter Liaison is a two-year virtual appointment, with the term starting July 1, 2012 and running through June 30, 2014.

The Liaison will be expected to:

CaMMS is looking for a volunteer to serve as Liaison to the ALCTS Newsletter Online. The
ALCTS Newsletter Liaison is a two-year virtual appointment, with the term starting July 1, 2012 and running through June 30, 2014.

The Liaison will be expected to:

  • Keep abreast of new and newsworthy activities within the
    Section;
  • Deliver to the Editor a minimum of two articles per term
    that are not conference-related, but do relate to the Section's area of
    expertise;
  • Assist the Editor in soliciting and editing
    conference-related reports from Section committees and interest groups.

 If you are interested in this position, please contact Mary Mastraccio marym@marcive.com

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Discussion CaMMS Forum

by Mary Mastraccio on Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:30-3:30 pm join us for a forum on reimaging the library catalog.

It will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 209B; it will also be accesable online https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/642397217

Online Doc CaMMS Interest Group Chair Job Description

by Mary Mastraccio on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 02:32 pm

The CaMMS Interest Group Chairs job descriptions.

Discussion ALCTS CCS RDA Planning and Training Task Force Report

by Mary Mastraccio on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 03:37 pm

The RDA Planning and Training Task Force Revised Report. Submitted to CaMMS Executive Board July 19, 2011 by Kate Harcourt and Mary Woodley.

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Contributes to library service and librarianship through encouragement, promotion of, and responsibility for those activities of ALCTS relating to the cataloging and classification of information resources using both developed and developing metadata structure and content standards, and the use of these standards to provide intellectual access to and organization of information resources in both traditional and non-traditional settings.

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