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Online Doc LITA ALCTS/CaMMS Authority Control Interest Group program at ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta

by Tatyana Chubaryan on Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 05:20 pm

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

  1. “‘Authority Control’ see (also) ‘Identity Management’”

 

Presenters:  members of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO:

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

  1. “‘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.

  1. “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.  

  1.  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.   

  1. 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!

 

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by Tatyana Chubaryan on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 09:50 am

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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Online Doc ACIG Midwinter 2015 - Janice Young, Updates from LC

by Nathan Putnam on Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 07:36 am

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

Janis L. Young (Senior Cataloging Policy Specialist, Policy and Standards Division (PSD)) discussed updates on authorities projects, staffing changes at Library of Congress, and updates to tables and documentation.

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

by Christina Hennessey (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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 (non-member) 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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