Go to:
Online Doc
Meeting Request
Daniel Lovins's picture

ALA 2016 Midwinter program in Boston: Modeling and Management of non-Bibliographic Entities in Library and Archival Databases

Sunday, January 11, 2015
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Please join the Heads of Cataloging Interest Group (Hoc-IG) for two presentations on the modeling and management of non-bibliographic entities in library and archival databases.

1. Nancy Lorimer, Head of Metadata Services at Stanford University, will be discussing “Authorities, Entities, Real World Objects, and ... Cats?: Moving from authority creation to identity management.” As cataloging departments begin to prepare for the move to a linked data environment, such as BIBFRAME, for their daily production, the management of non-work/instance entities, such as people and corporations, soon emerges as a major hurdle to cross. This talk will explore some of the issues: the importance of URIs in authority data; linking URIs with data as it is transformed from MARC to BIBFRAME; and the differences between identity management, based on real world objects (RWOs) and traditional authority data.

2. Katherine Wisser, a professor of library and information science at Simmons College, will be discussing developments in Encoded Archival Context: Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF).

In addition to sharing technical details and theoretical considerations, we will ask our panelists to consider issues around training, workflow, and infrastructure, i.e., conditions that help us ensure effective implementations at the local level. They will also help us understand the difference between traditional authority records and the modeling of real world objects (RWOs).

Program description will be added to ALA Scheduler [1] ASAP.

Daniel Lovins and Jackie Shieh, HoC-IG 2016 Co-Chairs

[1] http://www.eventscribe.com/2016/ala-midwinter/ 

E. Shieh's picture



Nancy Lorimer. Authorities, Entities, Real  World Objects, and... Cats? Moving from authority creation to entity management. Slides: .http://j.mp/ALA2016MW-HoC-Lorimer

Katherine Wisser. Encoded Archival Context –  Corporate Bodies, Persons and  Families (EAC-CPF). Slides: http://j.mp/ALA2016MW-HoC-Wisser