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ALCTS CaMMS Executive Committee (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics--CaMMS Forum

by Bobby Bothmann on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:23 am

Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics
CaMMS Forum, Sunday 25 June 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West S101

Power That Is Moral: Creating a Cataloging Code of Ethics
CaMMS Forum, Sunday 25 June 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm in McCormick Place West S101

The American Library Association (ALA) has in place a code of ethics (1), which codifies and makes known to our profession, and to the general public, the ethical principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees and library staffs. In 1994, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) published a set of guidelines to help assist ALCTS members in the interpretation and application of the ALA Code of Ethics as it applies to issues of concern to ALCTS (2). However, these codes lack clarity when dealing with the specific guidance needed by those doing cataloging work in libraries. Based on the works of Sheila Bair (2005) (3) and Elizabeth Shoemaker (2015) (4), the Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) of ALCTS has started the process to develop a code of ethics for cataloging. Join us for this program where Elizabeth Shoemaker will describe the concept of ethics and examine the need for a code of ethics in professional organizations. This will be followed by a presentation from Dr. Hope Olson on ethics theory and its application on how a code might be applied. The program will wrap up with an open discussion facilitated by Dr. Karen Snow and Bobby Bothmann to gather your input and needs for a code of cataloging ethics.

Speakers:

Elizabeth Shoemaker, MS, Rare Book Cataloger, Rose Library, Emory University
Hope Olson, PhD, Professor Emerita, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Facilitators:

Karen Snow, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Dominican University
Bobby Bothmann, MLIS, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

References:

1. American Library Association. 2008. Code of Ethics of the American Library Association.http://www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics

2. Association for Collections and Technical Services. 1994. Guidelines for ALCTS Members to Supplement the American Library Association Code of Ethics, 1994. http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/alaethics

3. Bair, Sheila A. 2005. Toward a Code of Ethics for Cataloging. University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 11. http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/library_pubs/11

4. Shoemaker, Elizabeth. 2015. No one can whistle a symphony: Seeking a catalogers' code of ethics. Knowledge Organization : 42(5): 353-357.

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The Picture Books for Young Adults Interest Group

Discussion ALA Connect will be unavailable 8/11 - 8/31

by Diane Colson on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 08:14 am

Hello all,

You may have already seen this, but since we use this space, I thought it better to over-share than assume you already know!

Hello all,

You may have already seen this, but since we use this space, I thought it better to over-share than assume you already know!

Effective August 10th, ALA Connect, the online space where official ALA groups work together, will be available in read-only format in order to prepare it to move to a new, more robust platform – Higher Logic.  Work done in Connect up until August 9th will automatically be moved to the new platform.  Between August 11 and August 31st, you will not be able to add any content to your group’s space in ALA Connect.  For alternatives to ALA Connect as a work space during this time, please consult YALSA’s Chair Manual.

 Please communicate with your group members the changes that are coming to ALA Connect effective August 10th and let them know the new platform is scheduled to launch on August 31st.

 Also, please review and share the information below and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.  The URL for the new platform is the same as the current ALA Connect, http://connect.ala.org.  I’ll be back in touch in late August  to let you know more details about the new platform.  Thanks for all that you do for YALSA and have a great rest of your summer!

 Thank you,

Letitia

 

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ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group

Discussion Summary of the Annual Meeting 2017

by Laura Evans on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 07:14 am

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group met on Sunday, June 25, 2017. This year's theme was communication, and featured the following two presentations:

“A Lone Cataloger No More: How Better Communication Can Help Enhance Bibliographic Description for User Discovery,” presented by Xiping Liu, Resource Description Librarian, University of Houston. Liu spoke on the challenges of communication between catalogers and special collections curators, and how that communication could be improved to benefit the description of special collections materials.

The Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group met on Sunday, June 25, 2017. This year's theme was communication, and featured the following two presentations:

“A Lone Cataloger No More: How Better Communication Can Help Enhance Bibliographic Description for User Discovery,” presented by Xiping Liu, Resource Description Librarian, University of Houston. Liu spoke on the challenges of communication between catalogers and special collections curators, and how that communication could be improved to benefit the description of special collections materials.

"Charting Communication: Assessment and Visualization Tools for Mapping the Communication Patterns of Cataloging and Metadata Units," presented by Becky Skeen, Special Collections/Archives Cataloging Librarian, Andrea Payant, Metadata Librarian, and Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Utah State University. This presentation reported the findings of a study on the communication patterns between the cataloging department and other library departments, including the frequency and reasons for the communications.

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