LITA ALCTS / CaMMS Authority Control Interest Group Community
We are pleased to announce four presentations at Midwinter 2017 session of the LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group.
Date and time: Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Place: Atlanta, Georgia, Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Room A312
- “‘Authority Control’ see (also) ‘Identity Management’”
Presenters: members of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO:
John J. Riemer, Head, UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center and Violeta Ilik, Head, Digital Systems & Collection Services, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
With increasing frequency, terminology like “Identity Management” is being used where one might previously have seen “Authority Control.” What is driving this trend and what exactly is the difference between those concepts? Come hear about some of the emerging use cases illustrating the difference, where library authority data is being utilized in new ways. Let’s discuss some of the implications these developments have for where authority work is done and who does it.
- “Authority Control and the University of Nebraska--Lincoln’s Institutional Repository”
Presenter: Margaret (Meg) Mering, Authority Control Librarian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
This presentation will discuss the workflow for authority control in the Institutional Repository at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. It will discuss the limitations of implementing authority control in an IR, and why some people question whether it is really necessary in an IR. The future addition of ORCID identifiers to the repository and the potential for partnering with other University of Nebraska campuses will also be covered.
- Updates from OCLC
Presenter: Nathan Putnam, Director of Metadata Quality, OCLC
Nathan Putnam will update attendees on OCLC authority projects, controlled vocabulary work and more.
- Updates from the Library of Congress
Presenter: Janis L. Young, Policy and Standards Division, Library of Congress
Session moderator: Paul Robert Burley, Metadata & Discovery Services Librarian, Northwestern University
We look forward to seeing you at our meeting!
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 (email@example.com ) 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.
LITA/ALCTS Authority Control Interest Group
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2012
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.
ACIG Annual 2015 - Jeremy Myntti, Anna Neatrour, Nate Cothran, Authority Control for Digital Collectionsby 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. 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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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
Chair, ACIG (2014-2015)