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CaMMS Cataloging and Classification Research Interest Group Report on the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

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Monday, February 3, 2014
4:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The ALCTS CaMMS Cataloging & Classification Research Interest Group met at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The meeting’s topic was “Cataloging in RDA and Linked Data environments”.

Peter Spyers-Duran, University of Central Florida Libraries, presented "RDA Transcribing TOC". This presentation discussed a workflow that the presenter developed at the University of Central Florida to enrich bibliographic records using RDA rule 1.7.1 by copying and pasting summary statements and/or TOC from publishers’ websites to bibliographic records as part of original cataloging work or when upgrading existing records. The presenter described steps in the workflow and shared practical tips that helped him gain efficiency.

Kimmy Szeto, Baruch College, City University of New York and Christy Crowl, Founder, ProMusicDB, presented "Building Authorities with Crowdsourced and Linked Open Data in ProMusicDB". This presentation described ProMusicDB, a comprehensive metadata aggregation platform that is being developed to collect authority information from WorldCat, VIAF, the IMDD, DBpedia, Discogs, MusicBrainz, and proprietary databases from musician unions and performing rights organizations with a goal of building an authority database that provides access to linked open data for activities of music professionals. The audience had an opportunity to see a short demo of ProMusicDB that is currently under development.

Diane Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates, presented "Mapmakers". This presentation addressed differences between concepts of crosswalking and semantic mapping as they relate to the world beyond MARC21. The presenter provided examples of the Linked Data concept to demonstrate semantic mapping and highlighted the benefits of its usage. The presentation slides could be accessed here: http://www.slideshare.net/smartbroad/mapmakers-30680609  

Following the presentations, there was a period of Q&A. A number of questions from the audience generated a lively discussion.

Please, see attached presentation slides for more details.