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LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group

 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012

Time: 1:00-5:30

Location: Washington State Convention Center, Room TCC 304

 

“Best Practices for RDA Authorities”

 

With the implementation of RDA set for March 2013, institutions and organizations have had to work on developing a set of best practices for creating and modifying authority records to comply with the new code.  The RDA Authorities panelists will be speaking about training and best practices within their organizations and institutions.

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Discussion ACIG roster for 2014-2015

by Christina Hennessey on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

This is the current roster for the Authority Control Interest Group, 2014-2015. A new vice-chair was appointed and two new members-at-large were appointed at the business meeting at ALA Annual in Las Vegas.

Nathan B. Putnam (Chair, 2014-2015) - Head, Metadata Services, University of Maryland

Scott Piepenburg (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2014-2015) - Head of Cataloging, Odum Library – Valdosta State University

Christina Hennessey (Past Chair, 2014-2015) - Cataloging Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University

This is the current roster for the Authority Control Interest Group, 2014-2015. A new vice-chair was appointed and two new members-at-large were appointed at the business meeting at ALA Annual in Las Vegas.

Nathan B. Putnam (Chair, 2014-2015) - Head, Metadata Services, University of Maryland

Scott Piepenburg (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2014-2015) - Head of Cataloging, Odum Library – Valdosta State University

Christina Hennessey (Past Chair, 2014-2015) - Cataloging Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University

Mark Scharff (Secretary 2013-2015) - Music Cataloger - Gaylord Music Library - Washington University in St. Louis

Robert Rohrbacher (Member-at-Large 2013-2015) - Social Sciences & Government Documents Cataloger - Stanford University Libraries

Nancy Sack (Member-at-Large 2013-2015) – Cataloging Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Tatyana Chubaryan (Member-at-Large 2013-2015) – Senior Lecturer, University Libraries, Texas A&M

Jennifer Sweda (Member-at-Large 2013-2015) – Social Sciences Cataloging Librarian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Nate Cothran (Member-at-Large 2013-2015) – Vice President, Automation Services, Backstage Library Works

Richard Guinn (Member-at-Large 2014-2016) - Technical Services Librarian, University of Texas, School of Public Health Library

Jodi Spillane (Member-at-Large 2014-2016) – Cataloger, University of South Carolina

Rosemary Groenwald (Member-at-Large 2014-2016) – Head, Tech Services, Mount Prospect Public Library

Raymond Schmidt (Liaison from Music Library Association) - Manager of Cataloging and Metadata - Wellesley College

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Discussion Authority Control Interest Group, ALA Annual 2014 (Las Vegas)

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Program was held at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29 from 1pm-3pm. About 100 folks were in attendance. The ACIG meeting had four presentations with four speakers, with the presentations lasting a little over two hours.

The presentations and descriptions are posted elsewhere in this Connect space:

Janis L. Young: http://connect.ala.org/node/226269

Hermine Vermeij: http://connect.ala.org/node/226270

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) Program was held at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 29 from 1pm-3pm. About 100 folks were in attendance. The ACIG meeting had four presentations with four speakers, with the presentations lasting a little over two hours.

The presentations and descriptions are posted elsewhere in this Connect space:

Janis L. Young: http://connect.ala.org/node/226269

Hermine Vermeij: http://connect.ala.org/node/226270

Christy Crowl: http://connect.ala.org/node/226271

Gary Strawn: http://connect.ala.org/node/226272

A Q&A followed each of the presentations. 

There was a one-hour open business meeting after the presentations from 3pm-4pm for board members and anyone else that wanted to attend. Scott Piepenburg (Head of Cataloging, Odum Library – Valdosta State University) was named as the new incoming vice-chair, and two new members-at-large were named. The Web Chair position was eliminated as those duties are taken care of by other folks in the use of ALA Connect for all our web work. Also discussed at the meeting were possible topics and speakers for the ALA Midwinter program in Chicago in 2015, the upcoming renewal of the group by LITA, reports from the chair on attending the LITA Chairs meeting and Open House, why the group is connected to both ALCTS + LITA, and possible projects that the group can contribute to outside of presenting programs at ALA conferences (e.g. contributing to Gary Strawn’s Phase 3 project).

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Online Doc ACIG Annual 2014 - Gary Strawn, report on RDA Phase 3 for LC/NACO Authority File

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

Presentation by Gary Strawn at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Presentation by Gary Strawn at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Gary Strawn (Authorities Librarian, Northwestern University) is the chair of a PCC task force that will define and prepare an RDA 'Phase 3' for the LC/NACO Authority File. The primary job to be done is the re-coding of most of the remaining AACR2 authority records (numbering in the millions) as RDA. Other tasks to be accomplished as part of the project include: the addition of ISNIs, changes to music medium of performance (subfield $m), changes to relator terms, elimination of pre-RDA 378 fields, and the re-categorization of texts in subfield $c of personal names. All changed records will receive additional fields (046 for personal names, for example) when possible. Examples of each task and the needed solutions and work were shared. Gary had suggestions for additional clean-up projects (e.g. adding death dates to headings) and solicited volunteers to help review preliminary results (e.g. review of the results of auto-generation of 046 field).

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Online Doc ACIG Annual 2014 - Christy Crowl, report on ProMusicDB project

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:56 am

Presentation and presentation notes by Christy Crowl at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Presentation and presentation notes by Christy Crowl at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Christy Crowl (Founder/Project Director, ProMusicDB), presented recent developments regarding the ProMusicDB.org project, the ProMusicDB ID and its intent to assist librarians in correctly identifying music performers, and have available the first draft of the ProMusicDB.org white paper. An introduction to ProMusicDB was published by Kimmy Szeto  in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of E-Resources Librarianship entitled: "Introducing ProMusicDB: A Professional Music Credits Management System”. Christy showed a demo of the project, why it is needed, showed an example of the credits and metadata of Quincy Jones, and how to create the ProMusicDB ID for a performer and event. Christy would welcome feedback on the ID and the project at christy@promusicdb.org.

More information and a demo of the database is available at www.promusicdb.org.

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Online Doc ACIG Annual 2014 - Hermine Vermeij, LCMPT report

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:55 am

Presentation by Hermine Vermeij at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Presentation by Hermine Vermeij at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

In February 2014 the Library of Congress launched a new vocabulary, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT). Hermine Vermeij (Team Leader, Subject Specialists Catalogers at UCLA and past chair of the Music Library Association Subject Access Subcommittee) discussed the vocabulary and why it was needed, its history, and its potential to change the way we catalog and discover music. She demonstrated how to use it with several examples and explained what areas of the vocabulary and its application are still in flux, and plans for the future.

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Online Doc ACIG Annual 2014 - Janis L. Young, Library of Congress report

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

Presentation by Janis L. Young at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She is LC’s genre/form coordinator, and maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers, and the medium of performance thesaurus.  She is also the editor of both the Subject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual. 

Presentation by Janis L. Young at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Annual, Las Vegas, NV, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 1pm-3pm.

Janis L. Young is a senior cataloging policy specialist in the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division (PSD).  She is LC’s genre/form coordinator, and maintains LC subject headings and classification numbers, and the medium of performance thesaurus.  She is also the editor of both the Subject Headings Manual and the Classification and Shelflisting Manual. 

Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) gave her regular semi-annual report from Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation. She addressed the BIBFRAME Editor project, changes to RDA toolkit documentation, specific upcoming changes (e.g. Cape Verde->Cabo Verde), updates on the treatment of fictitious characters and on genre/form projects, particularly the LCMPT and LCDGT projects.

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Event Authority Control Interest Group

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

Please join us at ALA Annual in Las Vegas for the following presentations on authority control. There is a lot of change going on in music cataloging these days, and your RDA fixes to authority records are still not complete(!), so our speakers will be talking about these topics. The presentations will go until about 3pm, with a Q&A to follow after the speakers. An open business meeting will follow that all are invited to attend.

Please join us at ALA Annual in Las Vegas for the following presentations on authority control. There is a lot of change going on in music cataloging these days, and your RDA fixes to authority records are still not complete(!), so our speakers will be talking about these topics. The presentations will go until about 3pm, with a Q&A to follow after the speakers. An open business meeting will follow that all are invited to attend.

We will be electing a vice-chair for 2014-2015 at the business meeting, and this person will become chair of the group in 2015-2016, so please let us know of your interest before the meeting. Being a chair is a lot of fun and there is a supportive group of members-at-large to help you. We also will have some member-at-large positions available if you are interested in that instead.

Line-up of speakers:

Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) will be giving her regular semi-annual report from Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

In February 2014 the Library of Congress launched a new vocabulary, the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT). Hermine Vermeij (Team Leader, Subject Specialists Catalogers at UCLA and past chair of the Music Library Association Subject Access Subcommittee) will discuss the vocabulary, its history, and its potential to change the way we catalog and discover music.

Christy Crowl (Founder/Project Director, ProMusicDB), will discuss recent developments regarding the ProMusicDB.org project, the ProMusicDB ID and its intent to assist librarians in correctly identifying music performers, and have available the first draft of the ProMusicDB.org white paper. An introduction to ProMusicDB was published by Kimmy Szeto in the March 2014 edition of the Journal of E-Resources Librarianship entitled: "Introducing ProMusicDB: A Professional Music Credits Management System." (If you have questions that you would like Christy to answer in the presentation, please send them to Christina Hennessey at chennessey@lmu.edu by mid-June 2014)

Gary Strawn (Authorities Librarian, Northwestern University) is the chair of a PCC task force that will define and prepare an RDA 'Phase 3' for the LC/NACO Authority File. The primary job to be done is the re-coding of most of the remaining AACR2 authority records (numbering in the millions) as RDA. Other tasks to be accomplished as part of the project include: the addition of ISNIs, changes to music medium of performance (subfield $m), changes to relator terms, elimination of pre-RDA 378 fields, and the re-categorization of texts in subfield $c of personal names. All changed records will receive additional fields (046 for personal names, for example) when possible. Suggestions for additional clean-up projects, and volunteers to help review preliminary results, will be solicited.

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File ACIG-Jan-2014---Kevin-Ford-LC---BIBFRAME-Authorities

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