CMIG at Annual in D.C.
The Catalog Management Interest Group will meet Saturday June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Hilton Washington, Fairchild Room. We have two and a half presentations lined up (see below). Hope you can join us.
-Philip Young, Chair
Integrating Enhance and NACO Work into Pre-Professional Experiences: A Successful Strategy for All
Presenter: Sevim McCutcheon (Kent State University)
In a time when both library budgets and personnel are shrinking, pre-professionals can contribute and improve cataloging in the OCLC WorldCat database, provided they are well trained and supervised. Thus their contributions benefit everyone, not just local catalog users. They may also be fully integrated into the OCLC Regular Enhance program and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) workflows. This presentation focuses on how pre-professionals are managed in technical services at Kent State University Libraries. The presentation includes contributions from the perspective of management, expert cataloger-trainers and a graduate student and aims to provide professional catalogers with tools to successfully establish programs for pre-professionals.
Using Cataloging for Weeding and Retention
Presenter: Krista E. Clumpner (Northern Michigan University)
In 2009 Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library set as a goal to weed 50% of our monographic print collection by 2015. Using reports from our Voyager ILS, student labor, staff labor, and liaison librarian activity we are working towards this goal. This presentation will focus on the use of the ILS cataloging module to modify records to document our decisions on titles. I will also discuss how retrieval of this information will generate reports that can be used in future collection development decisions.
Communication and Collaboration for Batch Records
Presenter: Philip Young (Virginia Tech)
The group's Chair will briefly introduce an initiative to improve communication and collaboration among catalogers whose responsibilities include loading batch records. These efforts are aimed primarily at improved batch record quality, but include examining opportunities for efficiency and sharing. Input and discussion from the cataloging community is encouraged at this forum, and beyond via listserv.