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Cataloging Norms Interest Group

Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:30 am to 11:30 am, US/Eastern

Cataloging Norms Interest Group session has two presentations lined up to discuss practical uses and projects of cataloging and metadata. Bill Schultz, Jr., and his colleague Ellen Corrigan, Cataloging Librarians from Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University, will speak about how their weekly time on the Reference Desk inspires and informs their cataloging and metadata decisions. Their presentation, “Crossing the Line: The Experience of Catalogers on the Reference Desk”, will discuss how their firsthand user interactions, for example, spark ideas for subject headings and search techniques to apply within the catalog.

As the second topic for the session, Carolyn Hansen, Metadata Librarian, and her colleague Sean Crowe, Electronic Resources Librarian at University of Cincinnati Libraries, will describe their experiences of transitioning from cataloging to metadata, which is a common occurrence for catalogers these days. As materials and projects are brought online as well as born digital, traditional cataloging sometimes does not suffice the needs of these types of collections. Their presentation is titled "From Cataloging to Metadata: Difference in Scope, Skills, and Standards" and will focus on UC's conversion of over 9,000 Dublin Core records to the VRA standard, illustrating the differences between traditional cataloging and metadata projects with technical details at the forefront.

Cataloging Norms Interest Group chose these two topics based on their practical merits and theoretical implications, and believes that our attendees will gain many useful insights and take away further questions to discuss among themselves and their library colleagues.

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