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Catalog Management Interest Group

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

“Making a Digitized Collection Searchable in Summon” presented by Ruth Elder, Cataloging Librarian, Troy University Library.

Troy University has a digitized postcard collection which has been “cataloged” using CONTENTdm. The problem is this collection is not easily accessible for our patrons. This digitization project was made possible through Alabama Mosaic, a repository of Alabama's historical digital materials. Anyone can access the Alabama Mosaic site and search the postcards as well as many other Alabama digitized collections. Troy University Libraries chose the ProQuest Summon Service in order to allow patrons a “one-stop” searching experience. This presentation will explain the steps taken to make the collection searchable in ProQuest Summon.

“Are We Thinking While We're Linking?: 856 Clean-up and Categorization” presented by Kristen E. Martin, Electronic Resources Management Librarian, The University of Chicago Library.

This summer, the University of Chicago will migrate to the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), using VuFind as the front end of the catalog. With more granular display options within VuFind and new methods for managing URLs within OLE, a major 856 clean-up and review project needed to be undertaken. The current 856 URL clean-up program is designed to seek out and remove unwanted/misleading URLs, fix up over a decades' worth of bad and outdated coding, and make sure that 856s that go to full text are properly coded and consistently displayed. Within OLE, information from 856s that meet certain criteria will be moved to the e-holdings record, which will provide additional management and display options. New URLs being imported on print records are now subject to additional review and processing. This presentation will cover the clean-up process, ongoing work to manage new 856s in the catalog, and considerations for future access of electronic resources within OLE.

“Special Project in the Management of Batch Loading Vendor Records: Options, Strategy and Problem Solving” presented by Sherab Chen, E-Resources & Metadata Librarian, University Librries, Ohio State University.

As a trend occurring in many libraries today, we’re having a noticeable increase of batch loading vendor records in comparison with locally conducted cataloging for all e-resources the library acquires. The presenter will share his experience in meeting the challenges posed by large vendor record loads from a variety of sources including Gale, Project Muse and Alexander Street. He will talk about options in loading vendor records to the catalog, and strategy and solutions in fixing problematic vendor records for batch loading. He will also address the unique problems posed by update loads to existing packages. The presenter hopes to have opportunities to make suggestions to vendors on records improvements as well as receive feedback from colleagues coming to the meeting.

The presentations and related discussion will be followed by a short business meeting.

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