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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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Event Authority Control Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 07:22 pm

Please join us at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia for the following presentations on authority control. We are all wondering what happens to authority control in the new world of BIBFRAME, as well as what is going on in current authority control projects, and our speakers will be addressing 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 Midwinter in Philadelphia for the following presentations on authority control. We are all wondering what happens to authority control in the new world of BIBFRAME, as well as what is going on in current authority control projects, and our speakers will be addressing 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.

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.

Kevin Ford (Library of Congress) will be providing a high-level introduction to BIBFRAME Authorities and how their role and design within the larger BIBFRAME Model will position them as valuable entry points to a library's resources (that is, a library's catalog), particularly so that patrons will better be able to find, identify, and contextualize entities such as people and topics.

Philip Schreur (Stanford): Authorities are as critical in a non-MARC environment as they are in our traditional ILS yet the mechanisms to implement authority control are vastly different. Stanford has been interested in extending authority control to its digital repository for the past few years and is now experimenting with the BIBFRAME light abstraction layer in its own environment. His talk will focus on identifying the primary issues of authority control in our non-MARC environment, what we have done to address them, and what the implications are for the future.

Judy Ahronheim (University of Michigan) will describe how data contributed to authority records is helping HathiTrust identify public domain works and make them available to users worldwide.

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Discussion Agenda for ALA Midwinter 2014 meeting of ACIG

by Christina Hennessey on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 01:15 pm

LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time: 1:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 121C

Scheduler link: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12849

LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time: 1:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, room 121C

Scheduler link: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12849

Please join us at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia for the following presentations on authority control. We are all wondering what happens to authority control in the new world of BIBFRAME, as well as current projects, and our speakers will be addressing these topics. The presentations will go from two to two and a half hours, including a Q&A after the speakers. An open business meeting will follow that all are invited to attend.

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.

Kevin Ford (Library of Congress)will be providing a high-level introduction to BIBFRAME Authorities and how their role and design within the larger BIBFRAME Model will position them as valuable entry points to a library's resources (that is, a library's catalog), particularly so that patrons will better be able to find, identify, and contextualize entities such as people and topics.

Philip Schreur (Stanford):Authorities are as critical in a non-MARC environment as they are in our traditional ILS yet the mechanisms to implement authority control are vastly different.  Stanford has been interested in extending authority control to its digital repository for the past few years and is now experimenting with the BIBFRAME light abstraction layer in its own environment.  His talk will focus on identifying the primary issues of authority control in our non-MARC environment, what we have done to address them, and what the implications are for the future.

Judy Ahronheim (University of Michigan) will describe how data contributed to authority records is helping HathiTrust identify public domain works and make them available to users worldwide.

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Christina Hennessey

LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group Chair, 2013-2014

Cataloging Librarian

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA 90045

chennessey@lmu.edu

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Discussion LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group meeting notes ALA Annual Chicago, Sunday 6/30/13 1pm

by Christina Hennessey on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 03:46 pm

Brief meeting notes from the ALA Annual 2013 meeting in Chicago of the Authority Control Interest Group, held Sunday, June 30, 2013. There were approximately 100 people in attendance at the meeting.

The main topics for the meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago were “Authority Control of relationship designators in RDA”, and “Authority Control in data repositories and digital projects”. We had four presentations with five speakers, with the presentations lasting approximately one hour 45 minutes. The speakers were:

Brief meeting notes from the ALA Annual 2013 meeting in Chicago of the Authority Control Interest Group, held Sunday, June 30, 2013. There were approximately 100 people in attendance at the meeting.

The main topics for the meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago were “Authority Control of relationship designators in RDA”, and “Authority Control in data repositories and digital projects”. We had four presentations with five speakers, with the presentations lasting approximately one hour 45 minutes. The speakers were:

Janis 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 LC, and updates to tables and documentation. Current projects include changes to fictitious/legendary characters, LCSH headings for crimes, and the moving image genre/form terms.

Chew Chiat Naun (Director, Cataloging and Metadata Services, Cornell University) reported on his experience as part of the PCC Relationship Designator Guidelines Task Group. The group was formed in June 2012 and submitted a report of recommendations (http://www.loc.gov/aba/pcc/rda/RDA%20Task%20groups%20and%20charges/PCC-Relat-Desig-TG-report.rtf). The group dealt with such issues as open vs. closed vocabularies, working with specialized communities, codes vs. terms, limitations of the MARC format, and FRBR implementation.

Chelcie Juliet Rowell (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University) reported on a recent research project she was involved in while at UNC-Chapel Hill studying controlled vocabulary use, knowledge and perceptions by different types of users. A survey was sent to DATANET and data repository stakeholders (not necessarily libraries) and conclusions were reported from the survey results so far.

Jeremy Myntti (Head of Cataloging & Metadata, University of Utah) and Nate Cothran (Vice President, Automation Services, Backstage Library Works) reported on the collaboration between Univ. of Utah and Backstage Library Works to automate a solution for bringing authority control to digital library metadata. In addition to standardizing headings, the process adds links from the metadata records to Library of Congress’ Linked Data Service. They walked us through the project, explaining methodology, problems they ran into, and statistics and reports from the project.

A brief Q&A session followed the presentations. Presentations are available on ALA Connect in the Authority Control Interest Group Community.

There was a business meeting after the presentations for committee members and anyone else who wished to attend. The group decided to abolish the specific designations for members-at-large as they were no longer needed, and discussed recruiting liaisons from other organizations in addition to the Music Library Association liaison. Elections were held for the members-at-large and secretary positions. No one ran for vice-chair, but one was appointed after the meeting. The committee discussed possible topics and speakers for the ALA Midwinter program in Philadelphia.

 

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Discussion ACIG roster for 2013-2014

by Christina Hennessey on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This is the current roster for the Authority Control Interest Group, 2013-2014. During the business meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago in June 2013, we did away with the member-at-large designations we had used in previous years.

Christina Hennessey (Chair, 2013-2014) - Cataloging Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University

Nathan B. Putnam (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2013-2014) - Head, Metadata Resource Management & Discovery, University of Maryland

This is the current roster for the Authority Control Interest Group, 2013-2014. During the business meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago in June 2013, we did away with the member-at-large designations we had used in previous years.

Christina Hennessey (Chair, 2013-2014) - Cataloging Librarian, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University

Nathan B. Putnam (Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, 2013-2014) - Head, Metadata Resource Management & Discovery, University of Maryland

Caroline Miller (Past Chair 2013-2014) - Team Leader, Discovery Team - UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center

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

Richard Guinn (Member-at-Large 2012-2014) - Technical Services Librarian, University of Texas, School of Public Health Library

Elaine Winske (Member-at-Large 2012-2014) - Authorities & Database Maintenance Librarian - Florida International University Green Library

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

Suzhen Chen (ACIG Web Coordinator 2012-2014) - Bibliographic/Metadata Services - Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University

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

 

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