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Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group: Program at Midwinter 2015

by Jennifer Liss on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 02:34 pm

Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago! 

Friday, January 30th

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

McCormick Place West

W176a

The meeting will be divided into two different parts. 

Part 1: 1:00-2:30:  Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.   

Join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group Meeting in Chicago! 

Friday, January 30th

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

McCormick Place West

W176a

The meeting will be divided into two different parts. 

Part 1: 1:00-2:30:  Educating Catalogers: the State of the Art.   

Three library science educators will present their perspectives on the state of cataloging and metadata education. Panelists will address course content, the balancing of theory and practice, and pedagogical approaches. Discussion will explore the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of the broader, and rapidly evolving, metadata landscape. One of our co-Vice-Chairs, also a teacher of cataloging in library school, will moderate.  

We have asked speakers to focus their remarks on the following questions:

  • What do you teach in your beginning and advanced cataloging courses? 
  • Does your course content focus more on theory or practice?
  • Has your approach to teaching changed over time? If so, how?
  • How do you stay up-to-date on cataloging topics and practices?
  • What are the challenges of teaching cataloging in the context of metadata work expanding to serve users of cultural heritage, special, and archival collections?
  • Has the increased adoption of discovery layers--most of which rely on relevance ranking and don't utilize authority data--impacted how you teach bibliographic and authority work?

Panelists:

Shawne Miksa, Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of North Texas

Gretchen Hoffman, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University

Allyson Carlyle, Associate Professor, iSchool, University of Washington

Moderator:

Karen Snow, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

 

Part 2: 2:30-4:00: Drafting a Cataloging Competencies Document.  

Following a brief break, the group will host an interest session on the drafting a competencies document for cataloging and metadata professionals, where we will identify whether such a document is useful to the community, learn of similar endeavors in the past, and identify potential partners in the drafting of a competencies document that may be shared broadly for community comment.

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Online Doc ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group program at ALA Annual 2014

by Morag Boyd on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 02:15 pm

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group program at ALA Annual 2014

Date:  Friday, June 27, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm

Location: LVCC-N263 Las Vegas Convention Center

 Title: Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

 

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group program at ALA Annual 2014

Date:  Friday, June 27, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm

Location: LVCC-N263 Las Vegas Convention Center

 Title: Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

 

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

 

A new data model for resource description creates the chance to re-imagine cataloging expertise and explore new roles for the catalog librarian.  The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) provides a linked data model and vocabulary for representing library resources based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF).  BIBFRAME will launch the library catalog onto the Semantic Web, creating new opportunities in discovery experience design.   

 

This presentation will cover competencies and education for a career in resource description and access by looking at possibilities presented by the Bibliographic Framework Initiative.  As the library catalog becomes increasingly annotated with external data sources, metadata functions in a Web 3.0 environment will be collaborative and outward-facing.  Practical considerations for the catalog librarian include building crosswalks between metadata schemas, implementation of the entity-relationship model, and development of the object-oriented next generation catalog.  We will discuss participation in the Linked Open Data movement and facilitation of a user desire to mash and re-purpose library catalog data.

 

“Please send Catalogers: Metadata Staffing in the 21st Century”, presented by Jennifer A. Liss, Head, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit, Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries.

 

You’ve heard the phrase before: “traditional cataloging.” The phrase is most often used to identify the MARC-based work that catalogers perform, as opposed to the metadata work associated with digital objects. In truth, both kinds of work require the same intellectual engagement. Whether the task is cataloging printed books, providing access to digitized photographs, encoding literary texts, or describing earth sciences datasets, the underlying principles governing access remain the same.

At Indiana University, the tangible outcomes of embarking on non-MARC metadata are that catalogers learned new tools and standards while providing access to hidden and unique collections. This presentation will focus on the intangible outcomes of the enterprise, addressing ways in which those who perform traditional cataloging are uniquely positioned to make valuable contributions to the linked library data future. It will also offer preliminary musings on competencies for professionals and paraprofessionals performing metadata work.

 

A brief business meeting will follow the presentations. Draft agenda below:

  1. Leadership: incoming chair and vice-chair(s). Contact Bruce if interested in future leadership opportunity.
  2. Discussion of topics of interest for future programs

 

 

Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Co-Chair 2013/14

Morag Boyd, MS(LIS), MA

Head, Special Collections Description and Access | Associate Professor

The Ohio State University Libraries

boyd.402@osu.edu

 

 

Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Co-Chair 2013/14

April Grey

Catalog Librarian

Adelphi University

agrey@adelphi.edu

 

 

Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG Vice-Chair 2013/14

Bruce J. Evans

Music and Fine Arts Catalog Librarian &

Cataloging & Metadata Unit Leader

Baylor University Libraries

Waco, TX

Bruce_Evans@Baylor.edu

 

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Event Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

Competencies for the 21st Century Cataloger

“Cataloger 3.0: Competencies and Education for the BIBFRAME Catalog”, presented by Allison Jai O’Dell, Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Libraries.

A new data model for resource description creates the chance to re-imagine cataloging expertise and explore new roles for the catalog librarian. The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) provides a linked data model and vocabulary for representing library resources based on the Resource Description Framework (RDF). BIBFRAME will launch the library catalog onto the Semantic Web, creating new opportunities in discovery experience design.

This presentation will cover competencies and education for a career in resource description and access by looking at possibilities presented by the Bibliographic Framework Initiative. As the library catalog becomes increasingly annotated with external data sources, metadata functions in a Web 3.0 environment will be collaborative and outward-facing. Practical considerations for the catalog librarian include building crosswalks between metadata schemas, implementation of the entity-relationship model, and development of the object-oriented next generation catalog. We will discuss participation in the Linked Open Data movement and facilitation of a user desire to mash and re-purpose library catalog data.

“Please send Catalogers: Metadata Staffing in the 21st Century”, presented by Jennifer A. Liss, Head, Monographic Cataloging Image Unit, Indiana University, Bloomington Libraries.

You’ve heard the phrase before: “traditional cataloging.” The phrase is most often used to identify the MARC-based work that catalogers perform, as opposed to the metadata work associated with digital objects. In truth, both kinds of work require the same intellectual engagement. Whether the task is cataloging printed books, providing access to digitized photographs, encoding literary texts, or describing earth sciences datasets, the underlying principles governing access remain the same.
At Indiana University, the tangible outcomes of embarking on non-MARC metadata are that catalogers learned new tools and standards while providing access to hidden and unique collections. This presentation will focus on the intangible outcomes of the enterprise, addressing ways in which those who perform traditional cataloging are uniquely positioned to make valuable contributions to the linked library data future. It will also offer preliminary musings on competencies for professionals and paraprofessionals performing metadata work.

A brief business meeting will follow the presentations. Draft agenda below:
1. Leadership: incoming chair and vice-chair(s). Contact Bruce if interested in future leadership opportunity.
2. Discussion of topics of interest for future programs

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Event Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 07:07 pm

“Learning a New Way of Thinking: Lessons Learned from Teaching RDA”
Melanie Polutta, Librarian, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Library of Congress

Ms. Polutta will discuss Library of Congress RDA training, the methodology used to teach the Library’s different constituent groups, and what tools and techniques trainers utilized to make the process successful, considering the limitations under which each group was operating. As a final note, she will discuss what this experience has shown to be necessary for those undertaking RDA training.

“Learning a New Way of Thinking: Lessons Learned from Teaching RDA”
Melanie Polutta, Librarian, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Library of Congress

Ms. Polutta will discuss Library of Congress RDA training, the methodology used to teach the Library’s different constituent groups, and what tools and techniques trainers utilized to make the process successful, considering the limitations under which each group was operating. As a final note, she will discuss what this experience has shown to be necessary for those undertaking RDA training.

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To discuss the current state of education and employment in cataloging and to explore the relationship of cataloging practitioners and employers with library educators.

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