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ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it! Providing Access to 3-D Materials

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central


ALCTS webinar: Just catalog it!  Providing Access to 3-D Materials


Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11 AM Pacific, noon Mountain, 1 PM Central, and 2 PM Eastern time.


Description: If we expect our users to be able to find our collections of games and three-dimensional materials, we must catalog them. We will explain how to catalog these materials using current cataloging standards. We also will discuss how to increase the discoverability of these catalog records by applying facets and genre terms. Facets allow the user to narrow searches by choosing clearly defined subcategories. Genre terms allow the user to search for particular types of resources. We will share our experiences in applying current cataloging standards, facets, and genre terms to meet user needs when cataloging a large collection of tabletop games.


Learning outcomes:


• Understand why games and other three-dimensional materials must be cataloged if they are to be accessible to users


• Understand how discovery layers in the catalog will enhance user access to games and other three-dimensional materials


• Understand how genre terms will enhance discovery of games and other three-dimensional materials


Who should attend?


Staff from academic, public, school libraries with collections of three-dimensional materials




Diane Robson is Media Librarian at the University of North Texas. She manages collection development, cataloging, and outreach related to games and gaming for the UNT Libraries. Diane plans and hosts events that bring students and Denton residents together to play, learn, and create games.


Kevin Yanowski is the Catalog Management Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. He is interested in research on cataloging unique collections, patron-catalog interaction, and accessibility in electronic resources.


Catherine Sassen is Principal Catalog Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries. She has published and presented on cataloging, indexing, assessment, and career development.




Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 


For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:




ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.