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Discussion LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group in Orlando

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:01 pm

Please, join us in Orlando

HYATT Regency Orlando, Room Florida Ballroom C

 Sunday June 26, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

(Please, find the program attached)

Discussion Service opportunities

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 08:56 am

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group has three Advisory Board positions up for election.
 

The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group has three Advisory Board positions up for election.
 
Terms are two years and begin following ALA Annual 2016. Officers must be able to commit to attending both ALA Midwinter and ALA Annual during their terms.
 
Elections will be held during the Authority Control Interest Group business meeting on Sunday, June 26th starting at 3:00 in the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida Ballroom C.
Anyone interested in standing for election to one of these positions is invited to get in touch with Tatyana Chubaryan (tchubar@library.tamu.edu  ) and/or Jodi L. Spillane (JLS@SC.EDU) prior to ALA if you have any questions or wish to announce your intent to run in advance. Anyone can be added to the ballot at the meeting itself also.
 

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Event Authority Control Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 07:56 am

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.

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.

 

Janis Young will give a general update on authorities from the Library of Congress.

 

Chamya Kincy (UCLA), Co-Chair, Program for Cooperative Cataloging, Standing Committee on Training,  will give an update on the latest RDA Authorities training efforts within the PCC.  She will also discuss training and review as implemented at UCLA.

 

Kevin Randall (Northwestern) will be discussing his experiences as a CONSER cataloger in addition to training and review at Northwestern.

 

Mark Scharff (Washington University, St. Louis), NACO Music Project Funnel Coordinator, will discuss RDA best practices from the standpoint of a NACO Funnel Project.

 

Please join us for our business meeting after the presentation.

 

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Jeremy Myntti, Anna Neatrour, Nate Cothran, Authority Control for Digital Collections

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:16 pm

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) talked about the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work.

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) talked about the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work. They completed processing the metadata for several digital collections with Backstage. After this processing was completed, they started looking at ways to standardize the metadata values that Backstage was unable to match to an existing LC authority by using OpenRefine to add further improved values. This presentation showed the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Nancy Lorimer, LCGFT for Music

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:13 pm

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) discussed the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association.

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) discussed the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. This is part of the larger project to expand the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) to new domains, She reviewed the music vocabulary, its origins, the decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT terms with those of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), and explained areas of the vocabulary that are still being developed or are otherwise in flux. She provided several examples on its use of LCGFT music terms and provide an introduction to Provisional Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources,a document created by the Music Library Association Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force to provide temporary guidelines until official documentation is completed.

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Discussion ACIG Annual 2015 - Janice Young, LC Update of ACIG

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:11 pm

Janis L. Young (Library of Congress) gave her regular semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Discussion Call for Volunteers

by Nathan Putnam on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:06 pm

Looking to participate in discussions on authority control and identity management? Are you interested in running programs or providing Programming input? The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. This board plans ACIG programs at Midwinter and Annual (you are not required to attend either of these meetings to participate).

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

Looking to participate in discussions on authority control and identity management? Are you interested in running programs or providing Programming input? The LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group is looking for several individuals to sit in our governing board. This board plans ACIG programs at Midwinter and Annual (you are not required to attend either of these meetings to participate).

ACIG is also looking for a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Secretary. These two positions along with the Chair and Past-Chair coordinate and oversee the activities for the interest group.

If you are interested in any of these positions, stay for the business meeting following our ALA Annual program in San Francisco. If you are not able to attend Annual or have any questions, please send me an email (nbputnam@umd.edu).

Sunday, June 28
1:00-3:30 (business meeting to follow)
Room 124 (N) in the Moscone Convention Center
ALA Conference Scheduler: http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29319

Thanks!

Nathan Putnam
Chair, ACIG (2014-2015)

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Event Authority Control Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 02:06 pm

The joint LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data. Paul Frank (Library of Congress), Shana McDanold (Georgetown University), and Bob Maxwell (Brigham Young University) will discuss their thoughts on authority control. The hope is to spark ideas and discussions for future ACIG meetings (as we go into the next 30 years!).

The joint LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data. Paul Frank (Library of Congress), Shana McDanold (Georgetown University), and Bob Maxwell (Brigham Young University) will discuss their thoughts on authority control. The hope is to spark ideas and discussions for future ACIG meetings (as we go into the next 30 years!).

Janis L. Young (Library of Congress) will be giving her regular semi-annual and very popular report from the Library of Congress, including updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

Nancy Lorimer (Stanford University and Chair of MLA’s Genre/Form Task Force) will discuss the February 2015 release of 600 genre/form terms for musical works, a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the Music Library Association. This is part of the larger project to expand the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) to new domains, She will review the music vocabulary, its origins, the decision-making processes during its development, the interaction of LCGFT terms with those of the Library of Congress Medium of Performance Thesaurus for Music (LCMPT), and explain areas of the vocabulary that are still being developed or are otherwise in flux. She will also provide several examples on its use of LCGFT music terms and provide an introduction to Provisional Best Practices for Using LCGFT for Music Resources,a document created by the Music Library Association Vocabularies Subcommittee and Genre/Form Task Force to provide temporary guidelines until official documentation is completed.

Jeremy Myntti (University of Utah), Anna Neatrour (University of Utah), and Nate Cothran (Backstage Library Works) will discuss the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library work with Backstage Library Works to develop an automated solution for authority control in fields for digital library metadata to provide consistency and improve access to collections. An early version of this project was originally presented at ALA Annual 2013, and they have continued on to make improvements and refinements based on the initial work. They completed processing the metadata for several digital collections with Backstage. After this processing was completed, they started looking at ways to standardize the metadata values that Backstage was unable to match to an existing LC authority by using OpenRefine to add further improved values. This presentation will show the results from this project, including lessons learned and future directions for the project to prepare this metadata for a linked data environment.

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Online Doc ACIG Midwinter 2015 - Ray Schmidt, Advocating for Authority Work

by Nathan Putnam on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 09:43 am

Presentation by Ray Schmidt at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Midwinter, Chicago, IL, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm.

Presentation by Ray Schmidt at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Midwinter, Chicago, IL, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm.

Ray Schmidt (Assistant Director for Discovery Services, Wellesley College, and chair of the Music Library Association Authorities Subcommittee) discussed ways to advocate for the value of authority work. Using the MLA Statement on Authority control as a starting point, Ray considered real-world situations in which the need for advocacy arises, and how catalogers could prepare to demonstrate what library users “get” from authority control.

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Online Doc ACIG Midwinter 2015 - Diane Hillman, Proposing a System for Vocabularly Versioning

by Nathan Putnam on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 09:43 am

Presentation by Diane Hillman at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Midwinter, Chicago, IL, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm.

Diane Hillmann (partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates LLC and previously Authorities Library at Cornell University Libraries) discussed general issues of and how vocabulary versioning has been handled in the RDA Registry. She also demonstrated how those principles and best practices could be used in other kinds of authority files.

Presentation by Diane Hillman at the Authority Control Interest Group (ACIG) meeting at ALA Midwinter, Chicago, IL, Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm.

Diane Hillmann (partner in the consulting firm Metadata Management Associates LLC and previously Authorities Library at Cornell University Libraries) discussed general issues of and how vocabulary versioning has been handled in the RDA Registry. She also demonstrated how those principles and best practices could be used in other kinds of authority files.

You can find Diane's presentation slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/smartbroad/authority-control-interest-group-chicago-2015

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